As anybody with a brain knows, Ben Carson is not a credible presidential candidate, but it will be fun to see him in the GOP primaries. And since he's a black conservative, he gets plenty of airtime from the networks to spew his fahrbot theories. Carson has compared Obamacare to slavery and back in March, he equated American society to that of Nazis Germany, I kid you not.
"I mean, [our society is] very much like Nazi Germany," Carson told Breitbart News, after declaring that we were living in a "Gestapo age." "And I know you're not supposed to say 'Nazi Germany,' but I don't care about political correctness. You know, you had a government using its tools to intimidate the population. We now live in a society where people are afraid to say what they actually believe."
Ben Carson joined Wolf Blitzer today on CNN and defended his harebrained remarks by blaming one of his bogeymen, the PC police.
"Nazi Germany experienced something horrible," Carson told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday. "The people in Nazi Germany largely didn't believe in what Hitler was doing. But they didn't say anything? Of course not, they kept their mouth shut. The fact that our government is using instruments of government like the IRS to punish its opponents, this is not the kind of thing that is a Democrat or a Republican issue. This is an American issue ... A lot of people do not feel free to express themselves."
Asked on Wednesday whether he would retract or amend the Nazi Germany comparison, Carson said, "absolutely not."
"You are just focusing on the words Nazi Germany and completely missing the point of what I said," Carson told Blitzer. "And that's the problem right now. That's what 'PCism' is all about. You may not say this word regardless of what your point is because if you say that word, I go into a tizzy."
Carson also refused to walk back comments he made in October last year in which he described Obamacare as the "worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery."↓ Story continues below ↓
"Slavery was a horrible thing and affected many people in horrible ways, some of those effects still present today. So, no, it is not the same as slavery," he said of Obamacare on Wednesday. "However, what needs to be understood here is that the way this country was set up, the people -- we the people were set up at the pinnacle of power in this nation.
"The government is supposed to conform to our will," he added. "By taking the most important thing you have, your health and your health care, and turning that over to the government, you fundamentally shift the power, a huge chunk of it, from the people to the government. This is not the direction that we want the government to go in this nation."
When have conservatives ever been silent on anything? This is the garbage that revs up the conservative base and it makes no sense at all. Americans having access to healthcare seems to be a lot better than forcing African Americans to pick cotton for their southern overlords.
This is the man that came in second to Mitt Romney in the latest GOP presidential poll. Herman Cain 2.0, here we come!