Friday, August 14, 2015

Ben Carson for President

Guess I'm becoming too politically correct. Heh.

I'm now giving to a black presidential candidate (Ben Carson) as well as a Hispanic presidential candidate (Ted Cruz).

And, of course, I continue to support Sarah Palin.

The Republicans have an embarrassment of riches in their presidential candidates. The Democrats not so much. Where are their black and Hispanic candidates? Apparently Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have sucked all the air out of the room for their "rising" identity group stars.

What's the world coming to when a conservative is supporting political people from all the best identity groups?


MAX Redline said...

Ted has a real shot, I think. Carson, not so much - especially after it emerged that he used fetal tissues in his research.

T. D. said...

For the record, I think Carly Fiorina would also be a good candidate.

Carson's view of using fetal tissue vs. harvesting fetal tissue for profit reminds me of the distinction between scientists' positive view of using animals in research (89%) and the general public's negative view (47%).

Interesting that though he says he has only used these two specimens since 1992 (more than two decades ago), he can't bring himself to say fetal tissue shouldn't be used. But, then would anyone say that cadaver tissue shouldn't be used? They were fully human too. If someone is dead, they are dead. People shouldn't be able to make a profit on hurrying death along or causing death.

MAX Redline said...

It strikes me as disingenuous to come out in opposition to the use of fetal tissue, only to have to go back and admit "I did it, but only twice". Much as I like Carson, the Left will tear him apart. He may have been a great pediatric neurosurgeon, but so is Monica Wehby - and look what they did to her.

I agree that no matter how it's sliced and diced, dead is dead - but the Left will never differentiate between cadaver research and what Planned Parenthood does.

T. D. said...

Undoubtedly right, Max. The mainstream press would beat the drum nonstop even though they're for killing babies. I'm not sure that the press on the right has the intellectual chops to make the needed distinction. At least I find them lame on a myriad of lesser issues. At this point because I can make a distinction, I'm still supporting Carson. But, certainly this makes his road to the White House even more difficult than it already was. Life ain't fair.

MAX Redline said...

I like Carson a lot, but he's not going to make the cut - the Left's already calling him an Uncle Tom, and it's only going to get worse until he drops out. The fetal tissue thing just adds fodder. He's toast.

Cruz has been gaining, and he has a good ground game going. The question there is whether he can trump Trump, but nobody else is even close.

The MSM loves to note that there are 17 candidates in the GOP field, while ignoring the fact that only two have traction. Worse yet, neither are establishment Republican'ts.

T. D. said...

At this point, I like our odds of a winning candidate and president better than the MSM's. Heh.

I'm also intrigued by the "God" factor in all this. What are the odds that someone like Hillary Clinton could do such stupid things? And continue stepping in it? Also, interesting is that the Republican establishment doesn't have an "owed" candidate this time around. None of their guys ran in 2012.

The rise of Trump, Carson, and Fiorina without political experience is also interesting. Trump especially since he continues stepping in it and doesn't suffer.

What continues to be ho-hum is the dumb comments by the media and their "experts" both MSM and conservative. Just last night Fox "experts" were saying there was no way the US could deport all illegals since there were an estimated 13 million and they all have a legal process they need to go through. Apparently there are less than 200,000 cases currently processed each year. But, they never note that there are about 8.5 million thefts a year and maybe a bazillion traffic tickets issued (California alone issued about 14 million in 2007--and that didn't include all the tickets localities issued) and somehow those get entered into the system. No one recommends that we just let these go because they are such a big number and hard to handle. Funny how resources can always be found for problems we want to handle. Like TSA at airports? 638 million passengers screened in 2013. Remember before 2001 when there was no TSA?

OregonGuy said...

I'm kind of disappointed in CNN and their War Against Women.

Why won't they let Carly in?

T. D. said...

Two can play the same game. Heh. Though I don't think CNN gets the point.