When you hear the term “brain surgeon,” you picture an extremely intelligent person who went through a decade of schooling and residency, made his or her way through the surgical ranks and ended up at the top of his or her profession. Most people would have to believe that a brain surgeon has probably forgotten more than most of us will learn in a lifetime.
Then you are introduced to Dr. Ben Carson.
Carson is an extremely strange man, both in his idiosyncracies and his belief system. His speech, facial expressions and demeanor give the impression of an uninteresting person, with little charisma, who could most likely be diagnosed somewhere on the autism spectrum — which would then be the most interesting and exceptional thing about him.
When it comes to his beliefs, a man who has undoubtedly studied science as heavily as a neurosurgeon who won’t concede that there can’t be true life without brainwaves, is a bit of an enigma. To be that well-educated and deny evolution is asinine.
That’s exactly who Ben Carson is: an asinine little guy running for President whose views make no sense, seeking the nomination of a party of buffoons, with whom he fits right in.
Carson’s latest bout with stupidity came during a radio interview with Marketplace‘s Kai Ryssdal. Ryssdal gave Carson ample opportunity to not look as dumb as he did, but Carson invoked the spirit of Sarah Palin, sounding dumber and dumber every time he opened his mouth:
Ryssdal: As you know, Treasury Secretary Lew has come out in the last couple of days and said, “We’re gonna run out of money, we’re gonna run out of borrowing authority, on the fifth of November.” Should the Congress then and the president not raise the debt limit? Should we default on our debt?
Carson: Let me put it this way: if I were the president, I would not sign an increased budget. Absolutely would not do it. They would have to find a place to cut.
Ryssdal:To be clear, it’s increasing the debt limit, not the budget, but I want to make sure I understand you. You’d let the United States default rather than raise the debt limit.
Carson: No, I would provide the kind of leadership that says, “Get on the stick guys, and stop messing around, and cut where you need to cut, because we’re not raising any spending limits, period.”
Ryssdal:I’m gonna try one more time, sir. This is debt that’s already obligated. Would you not favor increasing the debt limit to pay the debts already incurred?
Carson: What I’m saying is what we have to do is restructure the way that we create debt. I mean if we continue along this, where does it stop? It never stops. You’re always gonna ask the same question every year. And we’re just gonna keep going down that pathway. That’s one of the things I think that the people are tired of.
Ryssdal:I’m really trying not to be circular here, Dr. Carson, but if you’re not gonna raise the debt limit and you’re not gonna give specifics on what you’re gonna cut, then how are we going to know what you are going to do as president of the United States?
What just happened? Ben Carson just muckled his way through an interview that certainly had Katie Couric steeped with envy. Alas, something that ludicrous only comes to a journalist but once in a career. Unless you work for Fox, in which case your entire career is ridiculous.
Listen to Dr. Ben Carson make a fool of himself:
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