Saturday, November 07, 2015

Dr. Ben Carson - "Liar, liar, pants on fire!"

Yeah, you're "trustworthy" alright Dr. Carson

There is one presidential candidate who truly terrifies me.  

No, it's not Donald Trump.  As a matter of fact, I like Donald.  Of course he is out of his mind if he thinks he is going to deport eleven million immigrants and build a wall along our southern border and make Mexico pay for it.  But Mr. Trump speaks about veterans (non of the other candidates do, neither Republican or Democratic).  He also dismisses any plans to do away with Medicare, unlike all the rest of the Republican candidates.

I'm not terrifying by any of the other Republican candidates except one.  And that one is Dr. Ben Carson.  What terrifies me even farther is the fact that he has so much support, even leading in some polls!

The reason often given for his support is that Dr. Carson is an "outsider" and he speaks the truth.

Well folks, Dr. Carson has just been outed with his first blatant lie.

In his autobiography, which he took a break from his presidential campaigning and was on a book tour the past week, he states that he was "Offered a scholarship to West Point" but he turned it down to go to medical school.

Well folks, West Point doesn't offer "scholarships."  One is appointed to go to West Point.  One is generally recommend to go to West Point by his senator or representative, after going through a rigorous process.

Dr. Carson states that when he was the senior ROTC officer when he was a young man, he attended a dinner with General Westmoreland (the commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam).  He insinuates that "they" were so impressed with the young ROTC officer that was Ben Carson, that they offered him a "scholarship."  

Not true.  

What was the name of the person who offered you the "scholarship" Dr. Carson?  Ben says he doesn't remember.  Then he blames the media for going after him in a "witch hunt."  Then he tries to deflect attention from his embellished account in his autobiography and ask why the media didn't give Barack Obama the same scrutiny.  Uh, well they did Dr. Carson but I digress.  

Dr. Carson had an hissy fit press conference yesterday.  His fabled calmness was absent.  He was pissed.  His feathers were ruffled.  

Apparently Dr. Carson doesn't like scrutiny.  Ever since his beatification by the Christian evangelicals in this country, he hasn't been challenged on his Horatio Alger rise from property to fame and fortune and respectability as a pediatric neurosurgeon. 

I'll repeat a statement that a commenter left on my previous blog:

"Just because someone is a doctor doesn't mean they're smart."  

Indeed.  Doesn't mean they're qualified to be president either.  Maybe a political because Dr. Carson has proved that he can lie with the best of the politicians.  

Who would've thunk that Dr. Carson would turn out to be just another liar?  

You can come down from your holy self-righteousness cloud now Dr. Carson. 

Welcome to reality. 

God did not appoint you to become president.

Go back to your book tour.



8 comments:

  1. Ron, I don't think I've ever been more disgusted with politics and politicians that I am this time around. Just when it seems like it couldn't possibly get worse - - - it inevitably does.

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    1. Jon,
      Some choice we have this year, huh? Process of elimination. No one really gets me fired up but I do like the fact that Trump talks about giving vets the option to see private doctors when the VA system doesn't work for them. Also, he proposes keeping Medicare, which all of the other Republican candidates vow to get rid of plus reduce or privatize Social Security. I could never vote for a Republican again who has those views. It's simply a matter of survival for me.
      Ron

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  2. Ben Carson really seems like he should be shuffling around an institution somewhere while nurses say "yes, Mr. Carson. West Point, I know, Mr. Carson. Time for your pills now."

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    1. Professor Chaos,
      We're on to Dr. Ben Carson now. He can blame the media, and get more money from his base of media hating supporters, but the facts don't lie. This guy is self-delusional and just plain nuts.
      Ron

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  3. Apparently his home is one big 'shrine to himself'. This may be his coup de grace.

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    1. Dr. Spo,
      Not surprised at all that his home is a shrine unto himself. Now that Dr. Carson is under closer scrutiny, this is the first time I've seen him rattled. The unraveling of the Dr. Ben Carson Myth is going to be interesting. This ain't over yet. One thing is for sure, he ain't going to be president. It takes more than Iowa evangelicals to elect a president.
      Ron
      Ron

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  4. Interesting presidential race coming up soon. Rump, Dr Liar, Marco-lemon-face, and the cast of clowns,

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    1. David,
      I'm loving this clown show. I have to admit, for a brief moment there I was concerned that Dr. Carson was taken seriously and could stand a chance of being nominated. But now that his record of embellishments, lies and outright crazy talk is undergoing closer scrutiny, I am no longer worried because he is being exposed for the fraud that he is. He is an accomplished neurosurgeon, I give him that. But he's not the Second Coming.
      Ron

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