Sunday, April 7, 2013

New Conservative Hero Dr. Ben Carson (Who?) Fits Right In

Ugly Slurs Are Now the New Entry Fee to Conservative Hero Worship

A gifted Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, Dr. Ben Carson made the news some time ago when he used his appearance at the National Prayer Breakfast to berate President Obama and to support a flat tax because it was based on the Bible.  For both of these reasons Dr. Carson became a hero to the right wing, and got a nice speaking gig at the CPAC meetings.

But because he is not a career politician, Dr. Carson needed to compete in the “slur” competition, which he has done in an admirable fashion.

The John Hopkins doctor came under scrutiny when he appeared to liken homosexuality to pedophilia and bestiality, sparking the outrage of the LGBT community.

And like all Conservatives who utter the offensive things they really think, he had to rely on the old “my comments were taken out of context” approach.  That approach has the dual purpose of posing as a retraction while still letting his supporters know that what he said is what he meant.

“I think in terms of what was said on Sean Hannity’s show, that was taken completely out of context and completely misunderstood in terms of what I was trying to say,” Carson told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. “As a Christian, I have a duty to love all people and that includes people who have other sexual orientations, and I certainly do, and never had any intention of offending anyone… If anyone was offended, I apologize to you.”

Gosh Dr. Carson, why would anybody be offended by your bigoted and ignorant comments? Quite frankly, once you were identified as a Conservative who thinks Biblical lore is the basis for fiscal policy and social policy (stoning adulterers anyone?) what you said is what we expected.  Welcome to the Conservative Club, you are now a full bona fide member in good standing.

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