Ah, let us count Ben Carson's plethora of lies.
I would like to deal with one question tonight in some detail. The issue is experience. Several people ask what they should tell their friends when people say “I like Carson but he has no political experience”.
You are absolutely right — I have no political experience. The current Members of Congress have a combined 8,700 years of political experience. Are we sure political experience is what we need.
Was that a question, Dr. Carson? How about if we settle for someone who at least knows the Constitution and how it works in this country. Carson has edited his original post in this next section to include the word "federal" after the Wall Street Journal called him out for claiming they had no "elected office experience."
Every signer of the Declaration of Independence had no elected office experience. What they had was a deep belief that freedom is a gift from God. They had a determination to rise up against a tyrannical King. They were willing to risk all they had, even their lives, to be free. Today we find ourselves with an entire class of politicians. No one in Philadelphia, during that summer our nation was born, dreamed that service was a career with a pension. America was the land of the Citizen Statesmen. They were merchants, lawyers, farmers — and yes, even doctors. They were willing to stand for freedom. Today, the political class stands in the way, not for the people. They demand pensions and perks. This is not what our Founders envisioned for America.
Yeah, that omission of the word "federal" is a pretty major one.
The Journal pointed out the historical inaccuracy Thursday. Thomas Jefferson, Sam Adams, John Hancock and many other signer of the Declaration of Independence all held elected seats in colonial assemblies, Benjamin Carp, an associate history professor at Brooklyn College, told the paper.
A spokesman for the Carson campaign, when asked about the error, told the paper that the retired neurosurgeon had since edited his post to clarify the signers has no experience in "federal" office.
And it's all for the children, don't ya know?
I spent my life treating very ill children. Over 15,000 times I gave my all to prolong their lives. I was blessed to do it. But when it came time for me to retire, I simply could not sit back any longer. These children became my family. What our government is doing to them is outrageous. I am prepared to risk all that I have to try and make a difference in their future. I built one of the nation’s best medical centers. I served for two decades on the boards of Costco and Kellogg. I built a national scholarship program.
What, exactly, is the government doing to the children, Dr. Carson? I think you're projecting your own plans for taking care of the children by arming all the adults, killing their grandparents and their parents, and then forcing them to work for substandard wages.
This is the guy who is in first (or second, depending) place in the Republican polls. Someone who doesn't know United States history, doesn't understand the Constitution, has no knowledge or experience with foreign policy and thinks the pyramids in Egypt were grain storage facilities.
He concludes with this:
I do not have political experience, I have a life journey. A journey that not only made it possible for me to relate to so many different people, but also one where time and time again I was told I would fail, only to succeed. My candidacy is different, that I grant you. I have neither Donald Trump’s money or Jeb Bush’s political network. However, I wouldn't trade a single child I treated for all of Trump’s money. While I admire the Bush family’s dedication to service, I too served — nights, weekends, holidays, birthdays and anniversaries with severely injured patients were my public service.
I didn’t go to embassy cocktail parties or beg lobbyists for money. I spent night after night in a quiet, sterile room trying to save the life of a small child. That was my life’s service. This is my life’s experience. What I have is a lifetime of caring, integrity and honesty. I have experienced the American Dream. No where in the world, other than America, could a man whose ancestors were slaves, rise to become a leading brain surgeon and one day seek the Office of President.
So, everyone, here's the deal. We're all supposed to forget that Ben Carson has no clue about how to actually govern, because that doesn't matter anyway. Republicans don't govern. They destroy government.
I no longer laugh at people like Ben Carson. Not after Matt Bevin got elected. Now I'm just going to remind you all over and over and over again that THIS is what we're going to get if we don't remain vigilant, stay united, and show up.