The number of candidates tripping over their own twisted tongues and taking a dirt header keeps mounting. Carly Fiorina denounced Planned Parenthood over graphic abortion video footage she claimed was from the recent dump by Center for Medical Progress. Many news organizations called her out for misrepresenting the footage, which was from an undisclosed source and not part of the Planned Parenthood videos. Medical experts later said the video could have been a miscarriage. Ben Carson gave a speech at a university claiming that the Big Bang theory violates the second law of thermodynamics. Not true, says pretty much every physicist in the world. Donald Trump verbally abuses Mexicans, women, reporters, and anyone else who questions his scorched-earth march to Washington.
Et tu, Jeb Bush?
One might understand the lunkheaded statements by the first three because they have never held political office and therefore treat voters more like quivering employees who must agree or get fired. Bush, however, should have known better when he face-planted into the turf with this statement meant to lure African-American voters to the GOP: “Our message is one of hope and aspiration. It isn’t one of division and get in line and we’ll take care of you with free stuff. Our message is one that is uplifting — that says you can achieve earned success. We are on your side.”