Conservatives have a real taste for the stupid. Look at Donald Trump, for example. The man makes up shit, insults everyone he can, and has no policy ambitions beyond things being “amazing”, “great”, or “the best” were he president. This is all you have to do to be a GOP frontrunner. And Trumpism has had a cascading effect on the campaigns running behind him. They’re all trying to outdo each other in the dumb department.
Now, I am not saying that the candidates would behave any better if he was not in the race. Some other clown prince would man the helm if a Trump-like figure had not emerged. Consider the bone John McCain had to throw conservatives in 2008 by choosing dingaling Sarah Palin to be his running mate. Remember how many dunderheads climbed to the top of the GOP pack in 2012 only to crash and burn, clearing the way for bland Mitt Romney to win the nomination. There is plenty of precedent for right-wing voters choosing the most moronic blithering idiots they can find before settling for less than. I still think the road will be clear enough for Jeb! soon enough even though he can’t seem to get much traction-why this is I can’t tell you, because he’s a polite version of everything that is wrong with modern conservatism. Like McCain, he’s a “RINO” because he’s not as much as a demagogue than the rest of them. So he’ll have to wait until this gaggle of dimwits sloughs off a few members.
The next flavor of the month once Trump flames out (and he will), is going to be the good doctor Ben Carson. He’s this cycle’s Herman Cain-black, successful, with no experience whatsoever in the political arena. And like Cain, he has no idea what he’s talking about 24/7. He’s an idiot savant of the highest order. And I think he’s having an “Uzbeki-beki-stan” moment, showing no grasp on geography or foreign affairs. Let’s take a look:
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Sunday that the United States has to be careful about letting Syrian refugees into the country because some might be like the terrorists behind the Boston Marathon bombing.
“I would recognize that bringing in people from the Middle East right now carries extra danger,” Carson said on ABC’s “This Week.” “I know we have a process, but how effective is it? How does it, you know, let people like the Tsarnaev brothers in here?”
“We cannot put our people at risk because we’re trying to be politically correct,” he said.
I’ll put aside the fact that he’s suggesting that people from the Middle East are the only group that spawns terrorists. That alone makes his statements utterly detestable. But Ben puts a big cherry on this moron sundae; he thinks that the Boston bombers are from the Middle East. Kyrgystan is a former Russian province. They’re well north of the eastern tip of Afghanistan, which itself is not necessarily a Middle Eastern country. If Kryrgystan is Middle Eastern, so is fucking China and India.
Our acceptance of Syrian civil war refugees has nothing whatsoever to do with being “politically correct”, galoot. It has to do with basic human decency and having a deeper connection and commitment to the world around us. Only the lowest garbage fish could say we were doing this because we’re afraid to offend someone when we participate in such affairs.
Since we’re talking about it, let me be PC: Ben Carson is offensive, thoughtless and clueless. In other words, he’s inevitable.