At this week’s Values Voters Summit, Dr. Ben Carson, a renowned surgeon who has become a rising star in conservative circles, had to work hard to compete with some of the hyperbolic, alarmist and crazy rhetoric coming out of the gathering, but he found a way:
Speaking at the Values Voter Summit this morning, Ben Carson told the audience that Obamacare is “the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery.”
In fact, Carson said, “it is slavery in a way because it is making all of us subservient to the government.” Claiming that the passage of health care reform was all about control, Carson said the entire push for the legislation originated with Vladimir Lenin, who knew that “socialized medicine is the keystone to the establishment of a socialist state.”
I remember when Ben Carson was a brilliant surgeon, an American success story and a role model. Whatever happened to THAT guy? Did his scalpel slip and he gave himself a lobotomy? Carson used to keep his beliefs to himself, but since rudely showing up President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast, he has parlayed that classless act into a new gig as a Fox News contributor and is toying with the idea of running for president (but only if he’s asked to).
Some on the right seem to delight in casually comparing Obamacare to slavery as if there was no difference between the two. Rachel Maddow pointed out this phenomenon on her blog.
…what’s up with Republicans’ preoccupation with slavery and health care?
This week, George Will drew a parallel between the Affordable Care Act the Fugitive Slave Act. Last month, a New Hampshire Republican drew the same comparison.
Fox’s Hugh Hewitt compared defunding the Affordable Care Act to repealing slavery on the air earlier this week. Two weeks ago, Rush Limbaugh also equated “Obamacare” and slavery.
I don’t imagine the right will appreciate this, but let’s make this plain: don’t compare slavery to anything but slavery.
I remember when Ben Carson was a brilliant surgeon, an American success story and a role model. Whatever happened to THAT guy? Carson used to keep his beliefs to himself, but since showing up President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast, he has parlayed that classless act into a new gig as a Fox News contributor and is toying with the idea of running for president (but only if he’s asked to).
There is something VERY MUCH WRONG comparing healthcare reform with slavery and if anybody needs an explanation about why it is, please don’t ask me because I have no patience or time for your stupidity. Google “slavery” or go to Wikipedia if you need a history lesson.
If Dr. Carson wants to be taken seriously, stop pandering to White conservatives and try to help make the ACA work better and more efficiently. Any asshole can complain and most do. That’s not fixing a damn thing. Comparisons of policies you don’t like to slavery or the Holocaust goes beyond being indelicate and headlong into straight-up ignorant and Carson’s overheated language is straight up ignorant.
Doc Carson is a narcissistic egotist who has made the unwise career move from a respected surgeon to just another Colored Conservative carrying the water of the White Right and proving them political cover so they can feel good about their racially motivated hatred for All Things Obama.
Carson joins his fellow stooges Allen West, Herman Cain, Jesse Lee Peterson and the other Good Negroes Fox News keeps on standby when they need a Black face to repeat White Right talking points. In return, they pat Benny on the butt, scratch him behind the ears, and offer him a Milk-Bone that if he keeps being a good Toby they might even let him run for president one day. Won’t that be nice!
Let’s make it plain: Carson is a fame whore of Miley Cyrus dimensions and his nauseating sucking up to White conservatives and the lack of pride, dignity and common sense displayed by the Black right makes me physically ill.
Benny C. has become a useful idiot for the Right and useless for anything else.
- Dr. Ben Carson says Obama is ‘worst thing since ‘slavery’ (thegrio.com)
- Ben Carson compares Obamacare to slavery – Katie Glueck – POLITICO.com (conservativehammers.blogspot.com)
- Dr. Ben Carson: Obamacare Worst Thing Since Slavery (theroot.com)