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Fri Nov 6, 2015, 03:14 PM

Ben Carson is now officially a laughing stock.

He's painted himself into such a ridiculous position that the only thing left to see is how bad the ridicule and humiliation will be.

All entirely self-inflicted. How strange. Most people explode from revelation of some scandal or such. This guy felled himself with just his own mouth. Vanity is a hell of a thing.

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Reply Ben Carson is now officially a laughing stock. (Original post)
Solomon Nov 2015 OP
Renew Deal Nov 2015 #1
ThoughtCriminal Nov 2015 #10
Hortensis Nov 2015 #14
hifiguy Nov 2015 #18
Hortensis Nov 2015 #20
CJCRANE Nov 2015 #2
Warpy Nov 2015 #3
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2015 #4
LanternWaste Nov 2015 #5
sinkingfeeling Nov 2015 #6
B Calm Nov 2015 #8
sinkingfeeling Nov 2015 #9
HereSince1628 Nov 2015 #15
tabasco Nov 2015 #11
hifiguy Nov 2015 #19
valerief Nov 2015 #7
polly7 Nov 2015 #12
yellowcanine Nov 2015 #13
lebkuchen Nov 2015 #16
mike dub Nov 2015 #17
Johonny Nov 2015 #21

Response to Solomon (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 03:19 PM

1. Does Trump benefit?

Does Carson's vote naturally go to Trump? At least not the fundie vote?

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 11:11 AM

10. Huckabee and Cruz

will pick up most of the debris.

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Response to ThoughtCriminal (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 11:35 AM

14. Glenn Beck just said Cruz has been lifted up to save the nation.

From Right Wing Watch:
"I interrupted the director," Beck said, "and I looked at the audience and I said, 'Maybe this is me, but is anybody feeling what I'm feeling?' That this man was born at this time it was with him and his dad was born at this time and the parallels between Barack Obama and his father, who shaped him and shaped him as a Marxist, and Rafael Cruz, who was a Marxist ... but then he raised this boy up?"

"Is anybody else feeling this?" he continued. "That this guy was truly raised up for this purpose at this time? Everybody in the audience said yes. There is something to Ted Cruz way beyond, and when you get to know his story and his father's story, there is something really unique and special about that story."


So, a new uplifting/uplifted story to replace Carson's? Beck's making a documentary about Cruz. Cruz is very busy at RR gatherings, and another religious leader, a Michael Brown, has just endorsed him.

"...any president who doesn't begin every day on his knees isn't fit to be commander-in-chief of this nation." - The Anointed (aka Ted Cruz)

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 10:21 PM

18. Ted Cruz is so psycho/sociopathic he makes

 

Hannibal Lecter look as sane as you or I.

He is genuinely frightening and potentially very dangerous.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 8, 2015, 07:18 AM

20. I agree completely about his being potentially very dangerous.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 03:24 PM

2. It's a shame in a way but maybe he's the new Herman Cain.

However, the thing I liked about Herman Cain was that he didn't take himself too seriously (which is probably not a good quality in a presidential candidate).

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 03:30 PM

3. Maybe, maybe not. He's got the fundies in a way Cain never did.

Fundies are crazy people so they don't care if Carson is crazy, in fact that's an asset since it gives them permission to be as crazy as everybody around them tells them they are. The fundies vote. Oh, my, they vote. Voting to create a fundy theocratic paradise on earth is one of their reasons for continuing to exist. They're backed up by extensive gerrymandering in populated states, so it's getting harder and harder to outvote them.

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 04:04 PM

4. Cain was batshit crazy but oddly lovable in a rather perverse way.

However, Trump's just a raging asshole egomaniac, and Carson's a kook.

Odd how you suddenly grow nostalgic for the days of "Nine Nine Nine" and "Uz-becki-becki-beckistan", not to mention the wisdom of Pokemon........

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 04:09 PM

5. I'd honestly thought Trump would have hit the Sarah Palin level of absurdity long before...

I'd honestly thought Trump would have hit the Sarah Palin level of absurdity long before anyone else in the clown car; but thinking about it, Trump doesn't take his run seriously, so I don't think anyone else really does either.

Either way, I hope to see a deliciously wicked HBO movie about this the good Doctor before too long.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 04:26 PM

6. I bet his poll numbers will go up.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 04:30 PM

8. Now that is scary. It scares me

 

knowing that there are that many stupid voters willing to vote for this mumbling idiot.

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Response to B Calm (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 04:31 PM

9. Look at Trump; with every insult he made, his numbers improved.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 11:39 AM

15. That's likely because the teaheads promote confrontationists

and love rudeness in the pursuit of authority. If the had meetings in basement beer halls they'd look much like the old SA.

Trump has really 'trumped' the rest of the field on that. He's the least respectful bully in their field, teaheads are loving that.

Carson is doing well because the religious right in enthralled by his "religion empowered me to over-come " narrative. And there is no doubt that intentionally markets that.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 11:12 AM

11. I laughed, but in this bizarro world in which we live,

 

it's entirely possible.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 10:23 PM

19. Probably. His utter derangement is his chief qualification for office

 

in the eyes of his religulously insane supporters.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2015, 04:30 PM

7. The more ridiculous he gets, the more popular he'll get. Why?

America is fuckin' insane, totally batshit crazy, off the rails, out of touch with reality. Nuts!

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 11:14 AM

12. I feel a bit sad for him.

I don't understand why he'd say all those things, but being outed as a compulsive liar is going to affect every part of his life. I hope his family isn't hurt in all of it.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 11:25 AM

13. He thought he was the "annointed one" based on his fame as a pediatric neurosurgeon and his

conversations with GAWD. Arrogance followed. He doesn't need to answer any stinkin' questions about his official autobiography. He has the classic "God complex" of some surgeons. The guy clearly believes his own press releases.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 11:49 AM

16. twitter comments

DavidCornDC A reminder: in his latest email solicitation Carson said candidate's faith, honesty & character more important than his political experience

Mike Brice @MikeBrice
@DavidCornDC @wooddems So what happens when a candidate has neither political experience nor honesty - nor an appointment to West Point?



He gets a job storing grain in Egypt.

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 10:16 PM

17. Agree that (Norovirus on a cruise) Cruz will likely pick up some of Carson's poll numbers

Nt

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Response to Solomon (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2015, 11:19 AM

21. Honestly when hasn't he been since appearing on the political scene

He started his new political career on a "Obamacare is slavery" note. When asked about the program he showed he knew nothing about any provision in the program. He's always been a political fraud. His job was to be that 1 -5 dentists that says F brushing your teeth eat lots of candy.

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