Not all that long ago, Ben Carson would have legally been 3/5ths of a person. Now, Carson wants that for women.
Well, maybe he doesn’t literally want women to be 3/5ths people, but, in his mind, women should have no control over what happens inside their bodies, so I guess what’s left is less than 3/5ths of a person.
The comment happened during a campaign event in Little Rock, Arkansas.
“They tell you that there’s a war on women,” he said. “There is no war on women. There may be a war on what’s inside of women, but there is no war on women in this country.”
Carson argued that Americans should realize that “we are all in the same boat” instead of focusing on racism and sexism.
Source: Raw Story
He then went on to wax nostalgically about Ellis Island immigrants who had no unions to give them weekends off or minimum wage – which sounds a lot like the jobs of every freelancer I know, but I digress. He even waxed nostalgic about slavery – yes, really.
“they worked not for themselves but so that their sons and daughters and their grandsons and granddaughters might have an opportunity in this land. And hundreds of years before that, other immigrants came here involuntarily in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less.
But they too had a dream that one day their great grandsons and great granddaughters might pursue freedom and prosperity in this land.
Now we just work harder so our CEOs can get richer.
After that, Carson began on a tirade about Obamaphones (they don’t exist), and the idea that Obama is weak and the only divisive people are the pesky folks demanding to be treated with equal respect.
Here’s the video:
Dr. Carson, no matter how hard you try, you aren’t white, and white people will never see you as white.
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