Ben Carson can't understand what's happened to the civility that used to exist in our society, and he can't really blame the David Daleidens or Ben Carsons or Donald Trumps of the world because hey -- both sides do it!
Unfortunately, there's a lot of extremism coming from all areas. It's one of the biggest problems that I think is threatening to -- to tear our country apart. We -- we get into our separate corners and we hate each other, we want to destroy those with whom we disagree.
It comes from both sides. So, you know, there is -- there is no saint here in this -- in this equation.
There you go! Both sides! This, from the man who lectured the President at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast on political correctness and how terrible it was. Now look at his lament:
But what we really have to start asking ourselves is what can we do as a nation to rectify this situation?
How can we begin to engage in rational discussion?
You know, all you have to do is go to the -- an article on the Internet and go to the comments section, you don't get five comments down before people start calling each other names and acting like idiots, you know.
What happened to us?
What happened to the civility that used to characterize our society?
Boo-hoo, Ben Carson. What happened to the civility? Ask Rush Limbaugh, who had no problem calling women "sluts."
Or your pal Sean Hannity, who routinely demonizes whoever he hates most that day.
Or let's just go straight to Roger Ailes, who wakes up every morning and goes to bed every night looking for ways to demonize and de-civilize our society.
Both sides did not pay David Daleiden to falsely edit videos to paint Planned Parenthood as a "baby parts" dealer.
Both sides did not unleash their social media minions to make sure that claim stuck in the heads of reporters.
Both sides did not equate the United States to Nazi Germany and the Affordable Care Act to slavery in one speech.
Only one side did that.
But look at Ben Carson, boo-hooing over how uncivil we've all become.
It's not both sides. Republicans built that, intentionally and with millions and millions of dollars over the past thirty years.
Just for good measure, I'll close with a quote from Dr. Ben Carson after that 2013 National Prayer Breakfast, where he defended his remarks equating gays to pedophiles.
In fact, I don't believe that expressing your opinion, regardless of who's there, is being rude. And it's a shame that we've reached a level in our country where we think that you don't have the right to put your opinion out there."
Here's a biblical admonition for Dr. Carson. "By their fruit, ye shall know them."
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