Ben Carson is Still Saying Stupid Things.

Even I don't know what crazy-ass thing I'll say next.

Even I don’t know what crazy-ass thing I’ll say next.

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.”

Please Massa! Don’t make me sign up for Obamacare!

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.

Sean Hannity’s Chicken and Biscuit Black Conservative Pity Party

Who ordered the chicken and biscuits?

Who ordered the chicken and biscuits?

They are a little late, but Black conservatives have just figured out there actually was a peculiar institution in America called slavery and to their credit they don’t much like it.

Because all the slave masters were liberal Democrats and their allies on the Congressional Black Caucus want to keep Blacks as slaves.

Did you know that Barack Obama has an agenda against Black Americans?  It’s true!   Thank God for the Black conservative to tell the rest of us what we’re too dumb to see for ourselves!

Sean Hannity invited some of his closest Negro friends over for “a special town hall meeting” where Hannity and a group of Black folks that think just like him (and when they don’t they keep it to themselves) sat around and sniveled  about being the Rodney Dangerfield of politics and why, oh why don’t they get no respect?

Among Hannity’s Pet Negroes were Star Parker, Jesse Lee Peterson, Rev. CL Bryant,  Bishop Council Nedd II, Crystal Wright, David Webb,  Ron Christie, Karl Miller, Deneen Borelli and a bunch of other Special Black Friends I’ve never heard of.

Oh yeah.  Uncle Ben Carson was there.  When isn’t he there with Hannity?   Does  Hannity carry Carson around in his pocket or  on a leash?

I miss that old-time religion of Black conservatism which looked down in disapproval on liberal White guilt.    We have an entirely new pack of victim cards but it’s the Black conservatives shuffling from the bottom of the deck.    With Hannity coaching them on these “Frederick Douglass Republicans” complain, gripe and cry–literally–about the White liberals making their lives hell as they suffer the rhetorical lash with Carson being their Mighty Mandingo warrior refusing to bend the knee or be broken by his Left-wing tormentors.

Pity the poor put-on Black conservative.  They live such a hard  knock life.  I’d cry about it if I could only stop yawning.  They just don’t get it.   It’s not that every other Black person has been brainwashed to reject most conservative dogma.   It’s more that Blacks have looked at the policies, practices and personalities advancing the Right’s agenda and rejected them as pretty scary stuff.

It’s a sad sight to watch  a group of middle-class Blacks  acting like whiny-ass kids and complaining how nobody likes them except Good White Folk like Sean Hannity.     It’s  embarrassing  to see  supposedly articulate, proud and respectable Negroes  pile over each other pandering  for  Hannity’s approval.    Oooh! Oooh!  Call on me, Mr. Hannity.  I think Obama sucks too!

The Sean Hannity whose softball interview “style” (he has no background in journalism) was on full display when Trayvon Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman told the Fox News talking head he had “no regrets” and the shooting of the unarmed teen was “God’s will.”   The Sean Hannity who has all but appointed press spokesman for Zimmerman.   The Sean Hannity who palled around with White supremacist and Neo-Nazi Hal Turner.  The Sean Hannity who now declares “I am not a racist.”  THAT Sean Hannity?

Ben the Magic Negro and best buddy, Sean

Where is the spine of these  Negro conservatives who say Obama is “waging a war’ against Black Americans yet say nothing about the Republicans waging its own war to disenfranchise African-Americans voters.     They can ding liberal Whites for trying to keep them in their place, but they get mighty quiet when anyone points out to them how race still matters, how so many of the Blacks they consider brainwashed by the Left catch most of the hell from the Right.

Even the few sensible views expressed by the Black conservatives is undermined by the presence of reverse-race hustlers like Peterson and Parker whose primary reason to exist is to kiss a lot of conservative White asses and dance a jig for their entertainment.

What ultimately makes Black conservatives such as those that gathered on Hannity’s program so utterly useless is they are so eager to reassure their patrons they will faithfully attack all things liberal even as they ignore prior bad acts of bigotry by conservatives.    They whisper sweet nothings into the ears of White conservatives of tax cuts and opposing Obamacare while  they say nothing about economic inequity, mass incarceration  and the prison industrial complex,  unemployment,  substance abuse,  voter disenfranchisement or any of the other ills peculiar to the Black community.    Those issues don’t interest their patrons so they don’t interest Black conservatives either.   They’ll talk about their faith and belief in God, apple pie and the flag, but they won’t ask the tough  questions because they don’t want to unnerve and discomfort the Sean Hannitys of the world that give them a forum.

The cowardice of the Black conservatives who only gripe, bitch, moan and complain about White liberals while refusing to use their vantage point to call to account White conservatives only reinforces what was already clear.    These are nothing but race hustlers of a different political stripe and they are useless to anyone but insincere idiots like Hannity who uses these content coloreds to claim, “See, I’m not a racist.  I love Black people.  As long as they are Black people who agree with me.”

Black conservatives will never receive the respect they feel they don’t get as long as they are content to serve as beards to the White Right desperate to hide their own troubled racial past  while they try to create Carson into the Anti-Obama.     Good luck with that.  Real “Frederick Douglass Republicans” aren’t afraid to speak the truth to power even when its the powerful who looked upon them with favor.

These aren’t speakers of truth.   These are just well-dressed parrots repeating what they have already  heard.

“The Help” Black Conservatives Provide to the Right

Allen West: Rising high on the "I Hate Barack Obama" Hit List.

If I wanted to waste the time, I could fill up my blog with posts of nothing but updates of the Stupid Stuff Black Conservatives Say.

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla): You have this 21st-century plantation that has been out there, where the Democrat Party has forever taken the black vote for granted. And you have established certain black leaders, who are nothing more than the overseers of that plantation. And now the people on that plantation are upset, because they have been disregarded, disrespected, and their concerns are not cared about.”

“So I’m here as the modern-day Harriet Tubman, to kind of lead people on the Underground Railroad, away from that plantation into a sense of sensibility.”

Star Parker:  Our black president is a traitor to his race. Our struggles put him in power and now he’s not taking care of his folks.

Herman Cain:  “I am an American Black Conservative, an ABC and proud of it!  I won’t stay on the Democratic plantation like I’m supposed to.”


Jesse Lee Peterson:
  The NAACP is no different than the KKK in that the KKK harmed black Americans by their physical bodies, but the NAACP steals their hearts and minds and souls. And they kill black Americans by making black Americans or causing black Americans to hate their country, to hate what’s right, to depend on the government rather than depending on themselves.

I would be amused by a sellout like Allen West comparing himself to Harriet Tubman if I wasn’t so sickened by his fawning smooching of any White conservative ass in reach.   West is the kind of happy house Negro whom if Harriet Tubman tried to show him the way to freedom he would go running in the other direction back to Massa’s loving arms and stinging whip.

But this is what ABC’s as Cain described his pathetic little clique of Negroes Behaving Foolishly specialize in.  They make White conservatives feel good about themselves.  They blame Black people for their sorry lot in lives and they love to talk about plantations and slavery.  If any of them had been slaves they would have been up in the Big House hoping for Mister Charlie or Miss Ann to brush off some table scraps they could fight the dogs for.

Star Parker gets all the hot dudes

Have you ever heard of “a beard” used as a slang term? It’s typically used by someone concealing their same-sex orientation by dating or even marrying someone of the opposite gender. Rock Hudson, Elton John and other gay men who were pretending they weren’t used women as their “beard.”

There are Black sellouts like Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain who proclaims, “To all of those people who say that the Tea Party is a racist organization, eat your words” who serve as “beards” to the White Far Right.  The predominantly White and conservative types who make up the Tea Party eagerly seize upon the presence of the paltry few Blacks who agree with them to proclaim, “See, we can’t be racists. Herman Cain says we aren’t!”

This is essentially defending yourself from accusations of race-based bigotry by grasping for the thinnest of straws. You’re okay because a member of the minority your offending says you are. Opportunistic hustlers like Cain are happy to be bussed in, given a prominent speaking spot and paraded about as conspicuously as possible. Black folks at Tea Party protests are like the lone brother hangin’ out with his three or four White buddies in beer commercials.

American Black Conservatives love to thump their chests and boast how they are freed from “the Democratic planation.”  Seems to me though all they’ve done is trade one Massa for another.  They never question or challenge conservative orthodoxy.   They simply parrot the same rhetoric as any other right-winger.  Issues of race, poverty, unemployment or any other issue of concern to many African-Americans, never concerns them.  So when someome like Star Parker calls President Obama a “traitor to his race” how can anyone take her seriously.  All she does is sell-out and betray Black people as she panders to White conservatives.

Cain, West,  Parker, Peterson and the rest of the Negro right-wingers rushing to give cover to the contemporary conservatives of the Tea Party are as important to them as the Black maids were to the White women of the segregated South. They are modern versions of “The Help.”

West felt strangely relaxed and at home.

A Liberal In the Right-Wing Lion’s Den

Jesse Lee Peterson: on a mission to out-right wing the Whitest right-winger.

When I went on The Jesse Lee Peterson radio show, the last thing I was expecting was anything remotely resembling an intelligent and reasoned debate.   I knew I would try to  hold up my end, but I had no illusions Peterson, an ardent right-winger and frequent guest on Sean Hannity “let’s bash Obama” television show would do his part.   Conservative talk radio thrives on conflict instead of consensus and ranting at each other instead of reasoning together.

Peterson, an Atlanta-based preacher and right-wing radio host made his dubious claim to fame by saying crazy crap like, “Barack Obama hates White people, especially White men” and “A majority of Whites supported Obama to prove that they’re not racists.   And ninety-six percent of Blacks voted for him because of his race.   More and more Americans, both Black and White are beginning to realize the truth about Obama’s massive welfare plan and his desire to punish the producers in this country.  People are feeling let down by the “Messiah’ and regret voting for this supremely corrupt individual.”

Jesse Lee also says if White folks ever leave the United States and leave it to Blacks to run the country, “they would turn America into a ghetto within ten years.”    He also has thanked Whites for slavery and compared conditions on slave ships to “being on a crowded airplane.”   Peterson is regurgitating the  same old right-wing revisionist bullshit, but this time  in Blackface, but he’s got the microphone, not me.   Smooching White conservative ass has its benefits.

I was invited to appear on the morning radio show following my Sarah Palin article on The Root.   I didn’t expect to be challenged by the host or his callers and I wasn’t.   It was more like a series of jabbing and feinting as we circled around the issues throwing out  talking points.   I’ve done radio and television shows many times over the years and been attacked from the Left as a sell-out “Sambo,” so being ripped from the Right is nothing new.

Jesse Lee and I rapped for a while about the article with him blowing big sloppy kisses to the favorite MILF’s of the middle-aged conservative male, Palin and fellow nutcase, Michelle Bachmann.   What is it about these guys?   Do they need to update their porn collections or what?   I was expecting to spend no more than 15 minutes or so, but I ended up doing the entire hour.  He opened up the phones to the listeners and I sparred with three callers.   The first was more interested in yapping about how the media is trying to silence conservatives (zzzzzzz) and calling me a “piranha” who how I was “feeding on the blood and flesh of conservatives.”

I prefer a ham-and-cheese omelet from IHOP in the morning  to  chunks of bloody conservative flesh, but I wasn’t taking this seriously anyway, so I shrugged it off.   You have to respect someone to be offended by them and this goof was only interested in the sound of his own voice.   He certainly wasn’t interested in anything I had to say.

Brown shoes don't make it.

The next caller was at least polite enough to make his point and allow me to respond.   It was the last caller who almost pissed me off.   He hadn’t read the article.  All he needed to know was I was an eeeeeeevil liberal who was out to destroy America.    I don’t mind a radio show’s callers disagreeing with me.   I know I’m a visitor to his house and I’ve got to deal with his rules.

What I don’t like is some punk calling up and because there are thousands of miles between you and them, grows a pair and talks shit.    “Paul” said I was a “coward” who “ought to be ashamed for trying to lead Black people back into slavery.”  He went off about how Democrats have never done anything good for this country and were the party of racists.    Like every Black conservative who goes on that “racist Democrat” tirade, Paul fell back on listing a few Southern crackers (George Wallace, Bull Connor, Lester Maddox) who each and every one of them were long dead, buried, worm droppings.   Can’t these guys update the list to include a Democrat who hasn’t been dead for 20 years?

A battle of wits with a guy shooting blanks is boring,  so Jesse Lee asked me if I agreed with Evil Dick Cheney’s prediction that Obama would be a one-term president.    I replied how I agreed with Colin Powell when he said about Obama, “we elected a man, not a superman” and how Evil Dick  had been America’s worst vice-president who should have been indicted as a war criminal.

Two can play that “throw ’em some red meat and watch ’em come running ” game.   Jesse Lee went off on how Powell was a traitor to the Republican Party by supporting Obama over John McCain and how he had only voted for Obama because he was Black.   That argument never made sense because the flip side to it is even if Blacks did vote for Obama out of misguided race loyalty, the same  holds true for Whites voting for McCain, but you hear it all the time.

Before we could dialogue further,  the show ended abruptly without so much as a “thanks for coming on”  Jesse Lee had probably run too long or too close to the top of the hour break.  I wasn’t sweating it.  He had treated me fine, pronounced my last name right and allowed me to plug my website (though there has been a disappointing lack of hate mail).   Maybe Paul hasn’t learned how to write?   I hadn’t done anything to embarrass myself.  At least anything more embarrassing than having done the show in the first place.

I did tell Jesse Lee one bald-faced lie.   I said I’d be glad to do his show .   He immediately asked me to come back the next morning to discuss “the Messiah’s” State of the Union address.   Turning down the invitation wasn’t hard.  Whatever minimal entertainment value I had hoped to get from the experience fell far short of my meager expectations.    The show’s  producer sent me an e-mail and blew up my cell with a message  gushing  how Jesse Lee had appreciated me standing up for my tin foil hat, far out,  America hating, Obama loving socialist principles.   How would I like to be on the show again?

Um….No.   I wasn’t expecting Meet the Press, but I had rolled out of bed, done the show in my bathrobe and defended myself from a few grumpy conservatives.   It wasn’t much fun and it certainly wasn’t any sort of intellectual challenge.   .

Talking to Jesse Lee Peterson and the three stooges that make up his audience was like getting a bad blow job:  an experience worth remembering, but not worth repeating.