Ben Carson joined Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday this morning and was quizzed on a lot of his positions. He finally had to try and answer like a rational human being running for the highest office in the land, but ended up sounding like an uninformed and unintelligent man listening to a bunch of policy hacks, who are equally clueless. His entire appearance was of the head banging, brain cell destroying variety, but I'll focus on one segment now because it was so egregious.
Dr. Carson demonstrated that he has a lot to learn about foreign policy and that he doesn't understand what the term anti-Semitism means. Carson, wrote an article in The Jerusalem Post, in which he said President Obama is anti-Semitic:
Shockingly, his diatribe also was replete with coded innuendos employing standard anti-Semitic themes involving implied disloyalty and nefarious influences related to money and power.
When asked to defend his remarks by Wallace, he obviously couldn't and sounded like a dummy in the process.
Wallace: It’s one thing to argue your policy differs from Israel, but you say in your article– and you’re talking about domestic critics in this country– that there’s anti-Semitic themes there. What specifically is anti-Semitic in what the president is saying?”
Carson: I think anything is anti-Semitic that is against the survival of a state that is surrounded by enemies and by people who want to destroy them. And to sort of ignore that and to act like everything is normal there and that these people are paranoid, I think that’s anti-Semitic.
So, to recap. Ben Carson believes that if you disagree with his policy positions regarding Israel, you're anti-Semitic. OK, sure thing. Many, many analysts and politicians believe the Iran deal is beneficial to Israel in the long term, Ben. I'm just saying.
Wikipedia offers up this definition of anti-Semitism:
DAntisemitism (also spelled anti-Semitism or anti-semitism) is prejudice against, hatred of, or discrimination against Jews as an ethnic, religious, or racial group. A person who holds such positions is called anantisemite. Antisemitism is widely considered to be a form of racism.
I'll try to go to Wiki and edit their definition to accommodate Ben Carson's fringe idea of the term.