Friday, November 6, 2015

Right Wing World: Ben Carson Caught an Unspinnable Lie, Now What?

Ben Carson has told a series of whoppers that had little effect on his sudden rise past longtime, improbable juggernaut Donald Trump. But just as Trump could seemingly say or do nothing to dent his support, Carson shrugged most of them off, in that borderline narcoleptic way he's got. The base didn't care. But this latest one? They care. I checked.

Some choice quotes from, Right Wing World's bell weather.
"This is the end for Carson. Where will his white guilt GOP supporters go?"
"This ones bad for Carson... We have 'rights' to our own opinions, but NOT to 'our own' facts."

"This will be his undoing."
Image from source, Poltico
"You lie, you wither and die. Bye bye Ben."

Before you give them too much credit, realize that it's not the fact that he lied, so much. He's done that before. It's that he lied about a core section of his biography. And there wasn't a nifty way to spin it.

Now, the question is, who will reap the spoils? Back to Trump, or onto the next hot thing?

Ben Carson admits fabricating West Point scholarship
Ben Carson’s campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from POLITICO, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. . .

Read more at: Politico


  1. Of course, the Politico lie, err article has been totally been disproven.
    Advertisements by West Point state they offer full ride scholarships.
    Carson never applied to West Point and never said he did.
    He chose medicine over the military and always wanted to.
    So, you have a liberal rag lying about a conservative Black Man.
    And many people fell for it.
    Another conservative Black man lynched by the media.
    Like Clarence Thomas.
    Like Sheriff David Clarke of Wisconsin.
    Like Herman Caine.
    Like so many other conservative black men.

  2. Dan, at worst the headline of the article was misleading, and Politico corrected it later in the day. But even if the whole article were wrong, I sat and watched video of Ben Carson himself mistating the story. And it's only one of many stories that seem to have skewed "facts." Throw in his nutty beliefs (pyramids are grain silos!), and no, sorry. The evidence is stacking up. He has absolutely zero political experience, no understanding of how government works, a hazy grasp on his own past, even in his autobiographies. This isn't a "lynching." And on no account is it because he's black.


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