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Ben Carson Trots Out Tired Canard That Obama Won't Say 'Islamic Terrorism'

These people are in desperate need of some new material.

These people are in desperate need of some new material.

Former Republican presidential candidate turned Trump supporter, Dr. Ben Carson, or as we like to call him around here, Old Stabby Ben, took to the airways on Fox & Friends this Sunday to weigh in on the horrific mass shooting in Orlando Florida, and of course trotted out the tired canard that President Obama supposedly won't say the words "Islamic terrorism" because he's more worried about being politically correct and not offending anyone than actually fighting terrorism.

From Fox's blog:

Dr. Ben Carson believes that the deadly attack at an Orlando nightclub reinforces the need for our leaders to get more serious about cracking down on potential terrorist activity.

During an appearance on "Fox and Friends Weekend" this morning, Carson said politicians are too politically correct and are reluctant to even utter the words "radical Islamic terror," which hurts the objective of keeping Americans safe.

"This is not to say that all people of Islamic background are bad people, no more than it would be any other group who had radical elements," Carson said. "But we've got to be smart enough to separate the two things out."

He added that the lack of security at our southern border is another example of political correctness encroaching on common sense.

"We have got to serious about this or we're going to destroy ourselves with our silliness," Carson said. "To just just be so ideologically driven that you can't see that is problematic."

Heaven forbid we ever take a look at our policies that might have something to do with the actual root causes of terrorism, or the fact that this guy may very well have been motivated more by bigotry and homophobia than anything else -- which Carson's party and Fox do their best to whip up and take advantage of at every opportunity. No, the real problem is whether or not the President of the United States uses measured language whenever we have an event like this one and is mindful about how people around the world will react to his words. The horror!

I just want to know when this clown's fifteen minutes of fame are going to be up?

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