Monday, March 14, 2016

Has Ben Carson in One of His Bizarre Comments Given Us the Answer to Why Normally Lucid People Support Trump?

Ben Carson today:
"Even if Donald Trump turns out not to be such a great president, which I don't think is the case, I think he's going to surround himself with really good people, but even if he didn't, we're only looking at four years as opposed to multiple generations and perhaps the loss of the American dream forever." (emphasis added)
This fits with Jerry Falwell, Jr.'s comment:
I think this time evangelicals are looking at different issues than they have in the past because they are trying to save the country. I think the security of the country, the economy, maybe next time they will be looking at social issues more like they did in the past. But I think this time, I heard a very prominent pastor . . . tell me just this week that if we don’t save the country then abortion, traditional marriage, all those social issues are going to be a moot point. We’ve got to save the country first. And I believe and many evangelicals, a majority of evangelicals, believe that Donald Trump is best equipped to save the country in those areas. (emphasis added)
Trump is their Hail Mary pass. They feel they're going to lose the game anyway, so why not do something really crazy just in case it works.

The rest of us feel that the game can be won. We want to choose someone who will try to fix things in a reasonable, constitutional way. We don't understand continual throwing of Hail Mary passes from what seems to us the middle of the third quarter. Yes, we may be down 21-0, but there's time to play a smart game and win.

At any rate, it seems slightly more plausible than Jonah Goldberg's body snatcher theory.


MAX Redline said...

I've heard the "how much harm can one man do in four years" many times.

Jimmy Carter, anyone?

MAX Redline said...

DR. BEN CARSON: I do believe, and certainly in my discussions with Donald Trump, he does love America and he does want to be successful. And, he will surround himself with very good people.

NEWSMAX’S STEVE MALZBERG: And will one of them be Dr. Ben Carson?

Carson: I will be doing things as well, yeah.

Malzberg: In the administration.

Carson: Certainly in an advisory capacity.

Malzberg: That’s been determined? You’ve, when you sat down with him that was discussed?

Carson: Yes.

I'm beginning to wonder if Trump isn't a Democrat plant. And I don't believe that Carson's getting a seat at the table if Trump were to be elected.

T. D. said...

As for damage done in 4 years? Besides Carter, Lyndon Johnson (1965-1968) war on poverty which has decimated the black family, setting up the loss of the Viet Nam war and deaths of 36,500 Americans ( and a good chunk of 2 million plus Vietnamese who were killed.

It has been pointed out that if Carson was promised a role for his endorsement, that's against the law. ( Carson is a train wreck.

As for Trump being a Dem plant, Cruz keeps saying that Trump is perhaps the only person in America who Hillary beats. Actual plant or not, he's as good as one.

MAX Redline said...

Oh yeah, LBJ managed a lot of damage - and in under four years. Remarkable.

As for Carson, he made the claim that he would have a role in the Trump administration; Trump was smart enough not to address it. Carson's the guy with the shovel, digging the hole.

T. D. said...

Trump appears much smarter than Carson. Who would have thought? Apparently politics IS harder than brain surgery. Heh.