He Said Whaaaaaat?

You remember Ben Carson:  the narcoleptic-seeming brain surgeon who ran briefly for the Republican presidential nomination and appeared utterly clueless about the kinds of issues that presidential candidates need to be at least somewhat knowledgeable about.

(Not that being clueless about the issues prevented Donald Trump from being elected president. Thanks, America.)

Anyhow, for playing nice during the campaign and also for being African-American, Dr. Carson received a lovely parting gift:  he was appointed Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He knows nothing about public housing (except for growing up in it), nothing about economic development, and has never run a large organization, but his credentials at least rivaled those of Betsy DeVos’s for education secretary and the job was his.

Except for the purchase of $31,000 worth of dining room furniture to fill his office’s conference room – a purchase for which Carson was pretty quick to blame his wife – Ben has generally kept a pretty low profile.

Until last week.

That’s when Carson decided to weigh in on, of all things, the new obstacles to the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (fun fact:  a law school classmate of Mrs. Curmudgeon).

CNBC takes up the story:

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson told an audience of conservative activists on Friday that the sexual assault allegations facing President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court are part of a plot by socialists to take over America that dates back more than a century.

Take a moment to let that sink in.

Okay, now we can continue.

This guy doesn’t look so dangerous, does he?

“If you really understand the big picture of what’s going on, then what’s going on with Kavanaugh will make perfectly good sense to you,” Carson said at the annual Values Voter Summit in Washington. “There’ve been people in this country for a very long time, going all the way back to the Fabians, people who’ve wanted to fundamentally change this country.”

And there’s more.

Now, Carson continued, these forces “are like wet hornets, just completely lost control off the deep end, and the further they get away from being able to control the courts the more desperate they become,” he said. “They don’t see themselves as being able to control the courts for another generation, so what is left? Chaos and destruction.”

Ladies and gentlemen, Dr. Ben Carson: member of the cabinet of the president of the United States.



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  • barbelaine421@mail.com  On September 28, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Ben Carson makes me sad. He was once a highly respected surgeon; a big field trip was to hear him speak. Who the hell is he???? Or has he suffered a complete breakdown??? Shaking my head…. (Tell us, did Mrs. Curmudgeon ever party with Kavanaugh? LOL)

    • foureyedcurmudgeon  On September 28, 2018 at 9:19 pm

      As smart as Carson no doubt is, his vanity led him to accept a position for which he was incredibly unqualified.

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