So…Dr. Ben Carson, our new HUD Secretary, was making a speech recently, when he brought up the notion of the American Dream. While doing so, he further exemplified the fact that you should never confuse education with intelligence.
Carson’s statement caused such a stir, that he even got a response from Gene Wilder on the subject. Okay, maybe I am just making this part up.
There’s the expression “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all…” – but I don’t always agree with that. People like Carson need to be called out for the bullshit they constantly spew. Take your pick from basically any issue facing America, and you can bet Dr. Carson has said something completely idiotic about it.
From his tactless Monday-morning quarterbacking of the victims of the Umpqua Community College shooting, to people going into prison straight and coming out gay, to denying evolution, to saying that Obamacare is the worst thing to happen to this nation since slavery, and his belief that Jews might very well have averted the Holocaust if they had been armed. Carson is a seemingly nonstop supply of stupid.
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