Stacey Dash - the world’s most wooden, least insightful pundit ever – suggested Dr. Ben Carson deserves a pass for questions about his autobiography because we should be investigating President Obama’s “sealed records” instead. You know, the ones that are not sealed.
In a discussion about the controversy over the numerous questions raised about Carson’s honesty, Dash obviously had her talking points planned in advance (God only knows how much worse she’d sound otherwise). But even this obviously pre-scripted line seemed tough for her to get out:
DASH: We don’t even have the records on Obama. We have no records. His records are sealed. Why isn’t anyone investigating that?
The "sealed records" conspiracy theory is an offshoot of birtherism. Nobody thought to mention that Donald Trump’s birtherism has been completely debunked. Nor that the “sealed records” conspiracy theory is just as bogus. Furthermore, it’s ridiculous to be asking for investigations into Obama’s records this late in his presidency while giving a pass to a candidate who has no political record to scrutinize.
But the show’s #OneLuckyGuy, Judge Andrew Napolitano, leaned over and gave Dash undue credibility by saying, “Donald tried.”
As Charles Blow wrote in The New York Times, “Maybe people might be a bit more willing to excuse some of these biographical blips if Carson hadn’t already been caught being dishonest on so many other subjects during the campaign.” Blow was referring, among other things, to Carson’s claim that he “didn’t have an involvement with” nutritional supplement company Mannatech (rated “false” by PolitiFact) and the four-Pinocchio “whopper” — that nine out of ten nonprofits fail.
Nobody mentioned those inconvenient falsehoods, either. But Dash went on to play the black-conservative race card:
DASH: The same thing happened to Clarence Thomas, another black Republican. So maybe consider that as well.
A look of self-satisfaction came across her face just then, as if she had delivered another line that had been pre-scripted.
Despite the fact that Carson has gotten lots of friendly rehab time on Fox, I stand by my assertion that he is close to losing the network. Exhibit A from this discussion began with conservative Democrat-smearer Andrea Tantaros saying, “The difference is, when you’re a liberal, the media ignores that.” Just like Tantaros has been censured for asking her radio show listeners to “do me a favor” and punch an Obama supporter “in the face.” Oh, right, she hasn’t been.
TANTAROS: Why tinker with a story that’s so fantastic to begin with? It’ll help him with the base now (to attack the media for investigating discrepancies), Harris, but in a general, if he moves forward, it will be a liability.
FAULKNER: it’s a wake up call… for his team then to do that opposition research on him and to vet and to be prepared for whatever might be coming down the pike and that would be for any candidate.
Watch it above, from the November 9 Outnumbered.
Crossposted at News Hounds.
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