When it comes to Ben Carson, ‘race baiters gonna bait’

posted at 2:41 pm on December 16, 2015 by Jazz Shaw

This is one of those columns which I almost rushed into writing last night in the midst of the debate madness, but thought better of it. That’s partly because everyone’s focus was rightly on Las Vegas, but mostly because if I hadn’t taken the time to calm down before composing this it would have wound up being a collection of redacted expletives which might have been confused with one of Hillary’s “lost” emails. While waiting for the main stage debate to begin, I noticed a link on Twitter from Washington Post editorial board member Jonathan Capehart. The title was, One word explains the collapse of Ben Carson. As you can well imagine, I had a sinking feeling that I already knew what that “one word” would be, but it dealt with Carson (who was about to take the stage) and Jonathan produces quite a bit of good work – even when I disagree with him – so I decided to roll the dice and click on the link anyway.

That turned out to be a mistake, as I’m sure you’ve already surmised. That “one word” was just what you already guessed if you have any history of reading about politics from liberals. It’s the same word that I’d guessed. And by the time I finished reading the piece (and seething) I’d come to the conclusion that is very likely the most embarrassing column Capehart has ever written. But let’s get the author’s premise out of the way here.

If you want to know the reason behind Ben Carson’s tumble in the polls, you need only look at what propelled him there in the first place: race.

Jonathan starts out by establishing his bona fides on the topic by quoting… himself, from a column earlier this year where he put forth the insulting, blanket generalization that nobody in the Republican Party could really support Carson as a presidential candidate because he’s a brilliant surgeon or because of his profound expressions of faith: they simply wanted to have “their own brilliant black man to support. Their answer to President Obama.”

Capehart notes Carson’s disastrous recent plunge in the polls following his bizarre failures in interviews and debates to demonstrate that he’s been doing any of the legwork required to get up to speed on foreign policy over the course of the campaign. One instance after another has barraged primary voters, calling Carson’s readiness to lead the nation as Commander in Chief into question, and no serious analyst I know has exactly been scratching their heads over his rapid decline. But somehow Capehart finds a way to brush all of that aside.

But if your popularity is largely built on race, if you’re going to be “their black guy” in the GOP, you have no margin for error. You have to be damned near perfect in the eyes of the overwhelmingly white party to hold its support. And Carson hasn’t been since that last poll. Carson goes into Tuesday night’s Las Vegas debate a fallen star. The latest NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll released on Monday shows an 18-point plummet for Carson. His support now sits at 11 percent.

Damned near perfect?” How about just marginally in the ballpark? And remember that Capehart is someone who has been lampooning Carson with great abandon for some time now. He does it on Twitter all the time and he’s written on the subject in the past. He scoffed at Carson’s “rambling responses” when he claimed that China was in Syria. He yucked it up over Carson’s stories about attempting to stab his childhood friend. Capehart broke out the small violin regarding Carson’s “endless whining and finger-pointing.” The list goes on. In short, Jonathan Capehart has spent months and invested barrels of virtual ink in convincing readers that Carson’s performance on the campaign trail has proven him unfit for a seat in the Oval Office.

But if you happen to be a Republican – and most particularly a white Republican – you aren’t allowed to take Capehart at his word and agree with him vis a vis Ben Carson’s credentials. If you do, you’re simply demonstrating your racism. But wouldn’t that make Capehart a racist also? Not in his world. Instead, Jonathan trots back to find some support from Harvard professor Leah Wright Rigueur, author of “The Loneliness of the Black Republican,” who is apparently Jonathan’s go-to expert for all things both Republican and racist.

The lack of loyalty to Carson “is where race plays a central role,” Rigueur said. “People touted their devotion to Carson, but have quickly shifted their loyalty to Trump (or [Ted] Cruz, who has really benefitted the most from Carson’s fall from the limelight).” She also pointed out that Cruz’s highlighting the case of Sabina Loving and Trump’s declaration that his goal is to win “100 percent” of the African American vote and his very public meeting with black ministers “[have] given those candidates the kind of superficial ‘cover’ that Carson had previously enjoyed.”

The real buried lead here (as Jake Tapper might call it) is that there is somebody on the payroll at Harvard packed so full of racial animus and hatred that their logic circuits have essentially shorted out. And oh, by the way… did you notice that you defeated your own argument when you pointed out that some of Carson’s supporters were “shifting their loyalty” to Ted Cruz? I’m not sure if anyone mentioned it to you, but he’s Hispanic. Man, for a bunch of white, racist Republicans, these voters are really bad at that whole racism thing, aren’t they?

Capehart’s column is the worst sort of race baiting in the American political arena, and sadly it is far, far too common among liberals in general and the Social Justice Warriors in particular. It’s dishonest, mean spirited, and chock full of internal contradictions, while lacking any sort of objective evidence to support the premise. The only purpose for publishing such a blatantly dishonest racial screed is to continue to stoke the flames of racial animus which are the Democrats’ stock in trade and the fuel which gets their base out to the polls. I’d really prefer not to even acknowledge it, but if I didn’t slug my way through writing and publishing this response today I probably would have taken to drinking drain cleaner just to wash the memory out of my remaining brain cells. Very disappointing, Mr. Capehart. You are much better than this when you choose to be.

DrBenCarson


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The next president had some entrance to the Mesa gathering.

Arrived on location, literally next to the people, in TrumpForceOne.

Schadenfreude on December 16, 2015 at 2:44 PM

Leftist: The only reason for anything is either greed and/or bigotry. Settled science.

rhombus on December 16, 2015 at 2:46 PM

Leftists are the biggest racists.

Schadenfreude on December 16, 2015 at 2:51 PM

Very disappointing, Mr. Capehart. You are much better than this when you choose to be.

No Jazz, he’s not. He’s just another liberal race-baiting hack.

HumpBot Salvation on December 16, 2015 at 2:55 PM

I wonder how other blacks feel about some white guy essentially dismissing all of Carson’s accomplishments and declaring he’s only special because he’s black and actually loves America and liberty.

What does that say to other blacks? I like you other blacks because you hate America and liberty?

darwin on December 16, 2015 at 2:56 PM

So, according to Capehart, people were supposed to keep supporting Carson because… affirmative action? And judge him by the color of his skin, not the content of his character (or the caliber of his candidacy)?

Capehart embodies prog/leftist thinking. I’m sure this all makes rational sense to him.

Marcola on December 16, 2015 at 2:57 PM

Best line of the night: “Rinse Pubis”

Corporal Tunnel on December 16, 2015 at 2:58 PM

Leftists are the biggest racists.

Schadenfreude on December 16, 2015 at 2:51 PM

Citation needed. Do you have any science based, objective sources to back up your assertion?

Ric on December 16, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Citation needed. Do you have any science based, objective sources to back up your assertion?

Ric on December 16, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Well, you could read the WaPo article for starters.

darwin on December 16, 2015 at 3:02 PM

Look all you have to do is read thru any thread on hot air about any police shooting and you’ll see there are no shortage of racist in the R “tent” as a whole. To steal a line from Santourim (sp?) In the jv debate. Not all Republicans are racist but all racist are Republican. And by racist I mean the clinical definition of the word. Visit stormfront.org if you need any more examples.

Politricks on December 16, 2015 at 3:05 PM

Sane people would have dismissed the article as being just another liberal race card play and not worth the paper or computer screen it was displayed on. I don’t pay this race card crap any attention and don’t get upset about it because it has lost its effect. It’s sell by date has long expired. You wasted far too many words on Capehart’s shit sammich. You are better than that.

they lie on December 16, 2015 at 3:06 PM

Look all you have to do is read thru any thread on hot air about any police shooting and you’ll see there are no shortage of racist in the R “tent” as a whole. To steal a line from Santourim (sp?) In the jv debate. Not all Republicans are racist but all racist are Republican. And by racist I mean the clinical definition of the word. Visit stormfront.org if you need any more examples.

Politricks on December 16, 2015 at 3:05 PM

Stop lying you simple jackass.

darwin on December 16, 2015 at 3:07 PM

Ric on December 16, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Illiberal thuggish leftie, you keep minorities in voting plantations, uneducated and without hope, just as political chaff.

Citation, your history, you fool.

Schadenfreude on December 16, 2015 at 3:09 PM

Jonathan trots back to find some support from Harvard professor Leah Wright Rigueur, author of “The Loneliness of the Black Republican,” who is apparently Jonathan’s go-to expert for all things both Republican and racist.

So why is it that a black women can tell me, a white male, why I do or do not support Ben Carson ?

I sure as hell am not allowed to opine on why she does or does not support Barrack Obama. Right ?

deadrody on December 16, 2015 at 3:12 PM

Politricks on December 16, 2015 at 3:05 PM

I grew up Jewish and conservative in a black neighborhood.
I was in school with one of Calypso Louie’s sons.
Not only are liberals more racist-especially black liberals-they’re also big into Jew-hatred.
*a glare doesn’t even begin to cover it.*

annoyinglittletwerp on December 16, 2015 at 3:17 PM

I know I supported Ben until I found out he was black.

Flange on December 16, 2015 at 3:19 PM

racist, I mean the clinical definition of the word, no need for any more examples.

Politricks on December 16, 2015 at 3:05 PM

Schadenfreude on December 16, 2015 at 3:25 PM

All of the candidates have failings, but Carson’s failings when compared to Trump, Cruz, Bush, Rubio and Kasich are minor, and this would be cured with his many sound advisors as President. I would never worry about this wonderful man, as a man. A white, male Veteran and Tea Party member, and Carly Fiorina supporter.

leader4hru on December 16, 2015 at 3:39 PM


‘For a party in thrall to a natural showman with little known allegiance to Republican ideology, what explains the rise of an otherwise boring doctor who made a name for himself telling off President Obama at the prayer breakfast in 2013?’

– Jonathan Capeheart, What Explains The Rise Of Ben Carson In The Age Of Trump, The Washington Post, 1 September 2015

As I wrote at the time, Lib Asks: What Explains The Rise Of An ‘Otherwise Boring Doctor’ Named Ben Carson?

Ben Carson was making a name for himself when Obama was smoking pot, snorting coke, cruising around as Bogart was driving the Choom Gang’s Magical Mystery Machine.

Carson attended Southwestern High School in Southwest Detroit where he excelled in JROTC, which is a program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces.

Carson graduated from Yale University, where he majored in psychology.

He received his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School.

He completed his residency in neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Carson was a professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics, and he was the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.


Carson specialised in traumatic brain injuries, brain and spinal cord tumors, achondroplasia, neurological and congenital disorders, craniosynostosis, epilepsy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Meanwhile, Barack Obama was repeatedly flunking Remedial Corpsman.

At 33, he became the youngest major division director in the hospital’s history as director of pediatric neurosurgery. He was also a co-director of the Johns Hopkins Craniofacial Center.

In 1987, while Barack Obama was taking some time off from his grueling community organiser schedule and spending time with his Luo Tribe in Kenya, Carson successfully separated conjoined twins, the Binder twins, who had been joined at the back of the head (craniopagus twins). The 70-member surgical team, led by Carson, worked for 22 hours. Both twins survived.

Carson figured in the revival of the hemispherectomy, a drastic surgical procedure in which part or all of one hemisphere of the brain is removed to control severe pediatric epilepsy. He refined the procedure in the 1980s, encouraged by John M. Freeman, and performed it many times.

In 1994, Carson and his wife started the Carson Scholars Fund, which gave scholarships to students in grades 4–11 for “academic excellence and humanitarian qualities”. They founded it after reading that U.S. students ranked second to last in terms of math and science testing among 22 countries. They also noticed that schools awarded athletes with trophies whereas honor students only received “a pin or certificate”.Recipients of the Carson Scholars Fund get a $1,000 scholarship towards their college education. It has awarded 6,700 scholarships. In recognition for his work with the Carson Scholars Fund and other charitable giving throughout his lifetime, Carson was awarded the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership in 2005.

Carson is a member of the American Academy of Achievement, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.

Carson has been awarded 38 honorary doctorate degrees and dozens of national merit citations.

Detroit Public Schools opened the Dr. Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine for students interested in pursuing healthcare careers. The school is partnering with Detroit Receiving Hospital and Michigan State University.

In 2000, he received the Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged, an award given out annually by Jefferson Awards.

In 2001, he was elected by the Library of Congress on the occasion of its 200th anniversary to be one of the 89 who earned the designation Library of Congress Living Legend.

In 2004, he was appointed to serve on The President’s Council on Bioethics.

In 2005, Dr. Carson was awarded the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership.

In 2006, he received the Spingarn Medal from the NAACP, their highest honour for outstanding achievement.

In 2008, the White House awarded Carson the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honour.

In 2008, Ford’s Theatre Society awarded Carson the Ford’s Theatre Lincoln Medal, for exemplifying the qualities embodied by President Abraham Lincoln—including courage, integrity, tolerance, equality, and creative expression—through superior achievements.

In 2008, U.S. News & World Report named Dr. Carson as one of ‘America’s Best Leaders’.

In 2010, he was elected into the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine, considered one of the highest honours in the fields of health and medicine.

In 2012, Carson was the Influential Marylander Award recipient from The Daily Record, Baltimore’s legal and business newspaper.

In 2014, an American poll conducted by Gallup ranked Carson sixth on a list of the most admired men in the world.

Dr Ben Carson was sooooooooo ‘boring’ and ‘unknown’ before ‘telling off President Obama’ in 2009 that one of his six best-selling books was being made into a movie in 2008 starring Cuba Gooding, Jr, Kimberly Elise, Aunjanue Ellis, and others. When it premiered in February 2009, The Orlando Sentinel wrote: ‘[Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story] is the perfect movie for a country challenged by its new president to do better’ and The Hollywood Reporter, in its review, wrote, ‘The film is so good that a little immodesty is not only acceptable but understandable.’

So contrary to Jonathan Capeheart’s whine, Dr Ben Carson was famous before anyone had ever heard of Barack Hussein Obama. If Obama had been one iota as smart as he claims to be, he would have been paying attention to what a world-renown surgeon said on the issues of insurance, best practices, improving outlooks, etc. Instead, HIRH The Imperious King Know-It-All was too irate because some prestigious, scientific barrier breaker, medical rockstar, and genuinely admired around the world African-American doctor had the audacity to explain the problems with Obamacare, as proposed, and how to improve it. Obama would brook no dissension and certainly prohibit anyone pointing out that the Emperor hath no clothes.

What wasn’t to like and support about Dr Ben Carson?

Capeheart’s race-baiting is reminiscent of Obama’s entire presidency. Without white voters, Barack Obama would still be in the United States Senate. Of course, when many of those same white voters began to express disapproval of Obama’s leadership, expertise, character, and agenda, well, they had OBVIOUSLY become rabid racists.

I think Carson is one of the most brilliant and decent men in America. I don’t know, however, that he is prepared to be POTUS. I don’t like him because of his skin colour and do not have concerns because of his skin pigmentation either.

As for Obama, I have never had a problem with the colour of his skin…ONLY THE THINNESS OF IT – which is a problem that I have with a whole lot of white politicians, too.

Bishbop on December 16, 2015 at 3:45 PM

200 comments or HA is racist.

RickB on December 16, 2015 at 3:52 PM

Capeharts piece is pretty awful. But he does get it half right: the Carson boomlet was always fueled by the eternal Republican search for The Great Black Hope or, if you will, the ant-Obama that allows the to say “see, we’re not racists” and talk offensively about the Democratic Plantation because Carson/West/Cain said it.

The end of the boomlet came not because of racism (you heard it here, first) but because the novelty act wasn’t enough to carry an otherwise terrible candidate. See also Carly Fiorina.

urban elitist on December 16, 2015 at 3:55 PM

Democratic Plantation

urban elitist on December 16, 2015 at 3:55 PM

Tell us something new, illiberal mental midget.

Schadenfreude on December 16, 2015 at 3:59 PM

urban elitist on December 16, 2015 at 3:55 PM

^ More projection from another racist piece of shit.

We liked him because he was clean and articulate and only occasionally spoke with a negro dialect. We could picture him fetching us coffee. He was storybook, man. We didn’t have to imagine having to cross the street when we heard his footsteps behind us. But what do we know? We’re just typical white people.

HumpBot Salvation on December 16, 2015 at 4:02 PM

urban elitist on December 16, 2015 at 3:55 PM

^ More projection from another racist piece of shit.

We liked him because he was clean and articulate and only occasionally spoke with a n3gro dialect. We could picture him fetching us coffee. He was storybook, man. We didn’t have to imagine having to cross the street when we heard his footsteps behind us. But what do we know? We’re just typical white people.

HumpBot Salvation on December 16, 2015 at 4:03 PM

Look all you have to do is read thru any thread on hot air about any police shooting and you’ll see there are no shortage of racist in the R “tent” as a whole. To steal a line from Santourim (sp?) In the jv debate. Not all Republicans are racist but all racist are Republican. And by racist I mean the clinical definition of the word. Visit stormfront.org if you need any more examples.

Politricks on December 16, 2015 at 3:05 PM

Soooo, the New Black Panther Party isn’t racist? Would you like me to post some of their quotes? OK, here’s just one from Khalid Muhammad, a former spokesman for Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam:

We give them 24 hours in South Africa to get out of town by sundown. I say, if they don’t get out of town, we kill the men, we kill the women, we kill the children, we kill the babies, we kill the blind, we kill the cripple, we kill the crazy, we kill the fa**ots, we kill the lesbians, I say god dammit we kill them all.

If they are white kill ‘em all. Why kill the women? Why kill the babies? They are just innocent blue-eyed babies? Because god dammit they are going to grow up one day to rule your babies. Kill them now. Why kill the women in South Africa? I say kill the women because the women are the military manufacturing center. And every nine months they lay down on their backs and reinforcement rolls out from between their legs, so shut down the military manufacturing center by killing the white woman.”

Why kill the older crackers? The old crippled crackers in South Africa. How in the hell you think they got old? They got old oppressing and killing black people [inaudible].

Kill ‘em all. Kill the fa**ot. Kill the lesbian. And after you’ve killed them all […] I say then you go to the god damn grave, and dig ‘em up, and then kill ‘em a-god-damn gain because they didn’t die hard enough.

That may be a little dated, but you can’t teach an old, racist organisation new tolerance tricks by just slapping the word ‘New’ on it:

But the most shocking comments come in a separate piece of audio posted on the site. In it, the host says blacks are “too scared” to drag whites out of their houses, skin them, hang them in trees, drag them behind trucks, and pour acid on them. He talks about that as he announces the desire for a new “military.” The host, which appears to be King Samir Shabazz of “kill cracker babies fame,” repeats the threat that made him famous: mainly that blacks will have to kill white babies “seconds” after they’re born — and he suggests firebombing nurseries to do it (CONTENT WARNING FOR LANGUAGE):

http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=90119&sitesection=theblaze&VID=23776590

If you desire to commit white genocide by killing newborn children and firebombing nurseries just because of the colour of the babies’ skin, doesn’t that, by definition, make you a bloody racist? Or, are you going to excuse hate in blacks that you would never excuse in whites?

David Duke = white = racist

King Samir Shabazz = black = not racist

Is that your formulae?

Do you consider Adolf Hitler a racist? Who said this?

“Hitler was a very great man.”

If you believe that Adolf Hitler was a very great man and hate Jews, would politricks label you a racist?

And, I’ll leave you to mull over this guy…

Mississippi City Elects Leader of Racist Black Supremacist Group ‘Republic of New Afrika’ As Its Mayor…

Bishbop on December 16, 2015 at 4:04 PM

Look all you have to do is read thru any thread on hot air about any police shooting and you’ll see there are no shortage of racist in the R “tent” as a whole. To steal a line from Santourim (sp?) In the jv debate. Not all Republicans are racist but all racist are Republican. And by racist I mean the clinical definition of the word. Visit stormfront.org if you need any more examples.

Politricks on December 16, 2015 at 3:05 PM

Soooo, the New Black Panther Party isn’t racist? Would you like me to post some of their quotes? OK, here’s just one from Khalid Muhammad, a former spokesman for Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam:

We give them 24 hours in South Africa to get out of town by sundown. I say, if they don’t get out of town, we kill the men, we kill the women, we kill the children, we kill the babies, we kill the blind, we kill the cripple, we kill the crazy, we kill the fa**ots, we kill the lesbians, I say god dammit we kill them all.

If they are white kill ‘em all. Why kill the women? Why kill the babies? They are just innocent blue-eyed babies? Because god dammit they are going to grow up one day to rule your babies. Kill them now. Why kill the women in South Africa? I say kill the women because the women are the military manufacturing center. And every nine months they lay down on their backs and reinforcement rolls out from between their legs, so shut down the military manufacturing center by killing the white woman.”

Why kill the older crackers? The old crippled crackers in South Africa. How in the hell you think they got old? They got old oppressing and killing black people [inaudible].

Kill ‘em all. Kill the fa**ot. Kill the lesbian. And after you’ve killed them all […] I say then you go to the god [email protected] grave, and dig ‘em up, and then kill ‘em [email protected] gain because they didn’t die hard enough.

That may be a little dated, but you can’t teach an old, racist organisation new tolerance tricks by just slapping the word ‘New’ on it:

But the most shocking comments come in a separate piece of audio posted on the site. In it, the host says blacks are “too scared” to drag whites out of their houses, skin them, hang them in trees, drag them behind trucks, and pour acid on them. He talks about that as he announces the desire for a new “military.” The host, which appears to be King Samir Shabazz of “kill [email protected] babies fame,” repeats the threat that made him famous: mainly that blacks will have to kill white babies “seconds” after they’re born — and he suggests firebombing nurseries to do it (CONTENT WARNING FOR LANGUAGE):

http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=90119&sitesection=theblaze&VID=23776590

If you desire to commit white genocide by killing newborn children and firebombing nurseries just because of the colour of the babies’ skin, doesn’t that, by definition, make you a bloody racist? Or, are you going to excuse hate in blacks that you would never excuse in whites?

David Duke = white = racist

King Samir Shabazz = black = not racist

Is that your formulae?

Do you consider Adolf Hitler a racist? Who said this?

“Hitler was a very great man.”

If you believe that Adolf Hitler was a very great man and hate Jews, would politricks label you a racist?

Bishbop on December 16, 2015 at 4:06 PM

Politricks on December 16, 2015 at 3:05 PM

And, I’ll leave you to mull over this guy…

Mississippi City Elects Leader of Racist Black Supremacist Group ‘Republic of New Afrika’ As Its Mayor…

Bishbop on December 16, 2015 at 4:07 PM

Bishbop on December 16, 2015 at 3:45 PM

Three cheers, my friend. Wonderfully put. Thanks!

Athanasius on December 16, 2015 at 4:14 PM

Look all you have to do is read thru any thread on hot air about any police shooting and you’ll see there are no shortage of racist in the R “tent” as a whole. To steal a line from Santourim (sp?) In the jv debate. Not all Republicans are racist but all racist are Republican. And by racist I mean the clinical definition of the word. Visit stormfront.org if you need any more examples.

Politricks on December 16, 2015 at 3:05 PM

You mean like that Republican racist Robert Byrd, the KKK member?

Or that Republican racist Al Gore Sr. who filibustered the Civil Rights bill of 64?

The trouble with you is your too predictable. We’ve shot this full of holes and we’ll continue to do so.

itsspideyman on December 16, 2015 at 4:16 PM

Bishbop on December 16, 2015 at 4:06 PM

Great job

darwin on December 16, 2015 at 4:17 PM

My disgust for carson the fraud has nothing to do with his pigmentation. I was, at the very start, a bit excited about mumbles. As time went on I learned more about him.

He’s a fraud and a liar. He’s a moderate, and a year and a half ago, in his own words, he was a “rabid liberal democrat”. I don’t buy the conversion for a flat second.

He, among many others, will never see my support or vote.

Andy__B on December 16, 2015 at 4:34 PM

Look all you have to do is read thru any thread on hot air about any police shooting and you’ll see there are no shortage of racist in the R “tent” as a whole. To steal a line from Santourim (sp?) In the jv debate. Not all Republicans are racist but all racist are Republican. And by racist I mean the clinical definition of the word. Visit stormfront.org if you need any more examples.

Politricks on December 16, 2015 at 3:05 PM

What a stupid ignorant post…you do know that the dems were the birthplace of the KKK…ever hear of the democrat,Robert Byrd?

Byrd joined the Klan at the ripe young age of 24 — hardly a young’un by today’s standards, much less those of 1944, when Byrd refused to join the military because he might have to serve alongside “race mongrels…

Or how about this from your “loving” president, LBJ:

his plan was “to have them n*****s voting Democratic for the next two hundred years.” Johnson’s plan worked masterfully.

right2bright on December 16, 2015 at 4:40 PM

There were a number of Trump supporters who were proposing that Carson was only in this because of the color of his skin…they were a little more blunt than that.

It was only the Trump supporters who stated that…but just a few of them, and when called out by me they defended their positions, and others jumped in.

But they quickly realized the hole they were digging, and the more they argued the more obvious the problem was…not Carson but there racism.

They quickly dropped the subject and never dared raise it again after be exposed for what they really were…

right2bright on December 16, 2015 at 4:44 PM

So, according to Capehart, people were supposed to keep supporting Carson because… affirmative action? And judge him by the color of his skin, not the content of his character (or the caliber of his candidacy)?

Capehart embodies prog/leftist thinking. I’m sure this all makes rational sense to him.

Marcola on December 16, 2015 at 2:57 PM

It worked so well for them in 2008.

unclesmrgol on December 16, 2015 at 4:55 PM

What a stupid ignorant post…you do know that the dems were the birthplace of the KKK…ever hear of the democrat,Robert Byrd

Byrd joined the Klan at the ripe young age of 24 — hardly a young’un by today’s standards, much less those of 1944, when Byrd refused to join the military because he might have to serve alongside “race mongrels…

Byrd repented and became a strong civil rights and even gay rights supporter over the years. He is also dead, so less relevant to a discussion of current attitudes.

Or how about this from your “loving” president, LBJ:
his plan was “to have them n*****s voting Democratic for the next two hundred years.” Johnson’s plan worked masterfully.

right2bright on December 16, 2015 at 4:40 PM

That quote is apocryphal and — even if true — does not diminish the fact that he put his reputation and his presidency on to line to win passage of some of the most important legislation in the country’s history.

This stuff is all 50 years old? Btw. We’re talking about a different century.

urban elitist on December 16, 2015 at 4:56 PM

Politricks on December 16, 2015 at 3:05 PM

ZZZZZzzzzzz….

Neitherleftorright on December 16, 2015 at 4:59 PM

urban elitist on December 16, 2015 at 4:56 PM

ZZZZZzzzzzz….

Neitherleftorright on December 16, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Byrd repented …

This stuff is all 50 years old? Btw. We’re talking about a different century.

urban elitist on December 16, 2015 at 4:56 PM

Blah, blah, blah.

Here’s Byrd in the 21st century on national television using the n-word – the one that end with ‘er’, not ‘ga’ (evidently, African-Americans only have a problem with the ‘er’ version):


‘There are white n1ggers. I’ve seen a lot of wh1te niggers in my time.’

Robert Byrd, 4 March 2001

Strom Thurmond also ‘repented’ and was the first United States Senator to hire a black staffer. Some Democrats have said good things about him and how he changed, but I bet you have never forgiven him. I know for a fact that the same courtesy the Left showed Byrd was not extended to Thurmond.

By the way, of all of the Southern Democrats that filibustered the Civil Rights Act, Thurmond was the only one that became a Republican. The others died with their Democratic boots on; thus, disproving the claim that the parties ‘switched sides’.

Bishbop on December 16, 2015 at 5:13 PM

Byrd repented …

This stuff is all 50 years old? Btw. We’re talking about a different century.

urban elitist on December 16, 2015 at 4:56 PM

Blah, blah, blah.

Here’s Byrd in the 21st century on national television using the n-word – the one that end with ‘er’, not ‘ga’ (evidently, African-Americans only have a problem with the ‘er’ version):


‘There are white n1ggers. I’ve seen a lot of white n1ggers in my time.’

Robert Byrd, 4 March 2001

Strom Thurmond also ‘repented’ and was the first United States Senator to hire a black staffer. Some Democrats have said good things about him and how he changed, but I bet you have never forgiven him. I know for a fact that the same courtesy the Left showed Byrd was not extended to Thurmond.

By the way, of all of the Southern Democrats that filibustered the Civil Rights Act, Thurmond was the only one that became a Republican. The others died with their Democratic boots on; thus, disproving the claim that the parties ‘switched sides’.

Bishbop on December 16, 2015 at 5:14 PM

By the way, of all of the Southern Democrats that filibustered the Civil Rights Act, Thurmond was the only one that became a Republican. The others died with their Democratic boots on; thus, disproving the claim that the parties ‘switched sides’.

Bishbop on December 16, 2015 at 5:13 PM

Interesting that once all those old racist democrats died (or, like Byrd and Fritz Hollings, got with the program), the racist conservatives who had elected the racist Democrats went en masse over to the Republican side, where people like Jeff Sessions play racial resentment like Clapton plays his Strat.

urban elitist on December 16, 2015 at 5:27 PM

True the racist south became immediately Republican after the Civil Rights Act give or take 50 years. Who ordered troops in for desegregation? Eisenhower (R) and yet he won white voters in the South and like Republicans since Hoover lost black voters but facts aren’t problems for Ingsoc

LeeBelieu on December 16, 2015 at 5:48 PM

I’ll just be glad when we don’t have to ever talk about Ben Carson again. It would be best for all involved – including Carson himself, if we just forget that he ever ran for president – he has done nothing but embarrass himself from day one. Regardless of what role Carson’s race may have played in pushing him to the forefront – we know for a fact that it has had nothing to do with his collapse.

Pork-Chop on December 16, 2015 at 6:20 PM

Interesting that once all those old racist democrats died (or, like Byrd and Fritz Hollings, got with the program), the racist conservatives who had elected the racist Democrats went en masse over to the Republican side, where people like Jeff Sessions play racial resentment like Clapton plays his Strat.

urban elitist on December 16, 2015 at 5:27 PM

Yeah, it would have been interesting if that actually happened but you’ve been schooled on that before. Thanks for confirming you’re an ignorant piece of trash.

HumpBot Salvation on December 16, 2015 at 6:48 PM

urban elitist on December 16, 2015 at 3:55 PM

You’re the only racist I see.

Rusty Nail on December 16, 2015 at 11:07 PM

In short, Jonathan Capehart has spent months and invested barrels of virtual ink in convincing readers that Carson’s performance on the campaign trail has proven him unfit for a seat in the Oval Office.

But if you happen to be a Republican – and most particularly a white Republican – you aren’t allowed to take Capehart at his word and agree with him vis a vis Ben Carson’s credentials. If you do, you’re simply demonstrating your racism. But wouldn’t that make Capehart a racist also? Not in his world.

Leftists always play “heads I win, tales you lose” and DeMedia aids and abets them (it’s past just letting them get away with it).

AesopFan on December 18, 2015 at 1:12 AM

Capeharts piece is pretty awful. But he does get it half right: the Carson boomlet was always fueled by the eternal Republican search for The Great Black Hope or, if you will, the ant-Obama that allows the to say “see, we’re not racists” and talk offensively about the Democratic Plantation because Carson/West/Cain said it.

The end of the boomlet came not because of racism (you heard it here, first) but because the novelty act wasn’t enough to carry an otherwise terrible candidate. See also Carly Fiorina.

urban elitist on December 16, 2015 at 3:55 PM

urban elitist on December 16, 2015 at 3:55 PM

^ More projection from another racist piece of shit.

We liked him because he was clean and articulate and only occasionally spoke with a negro dialect. We could picture him fetching us coffee. He was storybook, man. We didn’t have to imagine having to cross the street when we heard his footsteps behind us. But what do we know? We’re just typical white people.

HumpBot Salvation on December 16, 2015 at 4:02 PM

The pastiche is witty, but urb actually makes a couple of good points here.
People initially (rather than always) supported Carson because he dissed Obama to his face at a public meeting and then didn’t back down; Carson “got away with it” because he is black, accomplished, and a nice person who was very famous; his initial supporters thereafter attracted more because he did look like a viable anti-Obama (which, in fact, no white person can be in America today), but the support solidified because of his character and resume.
However, he doesn’t have the qualifications to support winning the nomination (“novelty act” is a bit of small-minded spin from urb: he can’t help it) and that has become increasingly clear.

Just a note from the debate that didn’t get much play: on Carson’s having the toughness to wage full-out war against ISIS even if civilians are killed, he tried to explain the principle of hurting the patient to help them, but the mods didn’t get it.
No one is more ruthless than a surgeon getting the job done.

AesopFan on December 18, 2015 at 1:20 AM