Black Intellectual Admits Why Liberals Fear Ben Carson

Carson4Prezby Patricia L. Dickson11/10/15
There is not too much excitement in the black community for the 2016 presidential campaign.  This time around, the Democrats have given blacks a choice between an old white woman and an old white man.  Boring.  Or they can choose the intelligent, highly successful black neurosurgeon running as a Republican.  In fact, Dr. Ben Carson’s life story better aligns with black Americans than does President Obama’s.  Dr. Carson and his brother were raised in the ghettos of Detroit by an illiterate single mother.

During his speech at the 61st Annual National Prayer Breakfast, Dr. Carson spoke about how his mother used to pretend to grade his and his brother’s homework.  Although she could not read, she would mark all over their assignments and make them redo them.  Because of his mother’s strong discipline, he and his brother became very successful (a neurosurgeon and an engineer).  You would think that all black Americans would be excited about a poor black kid pulling himself up through hard work and discipline.  What an amazing, inspiring example for black children.

However, instead of being excited about Dr. Carson’s inspiring life story, the Democratic Party, including black Democrat intellectuals, are doing their best to destroy him.  The last thing Democrats want is a black successful Republican who pulled himself up from poverty through hard work to make it to the White House.  A real-life shining example would destroy the liberal message of government dependency, white privilege, institutional racism, and all the other lies and excuses that they have been telling blacks.

Discussing Dr. Carson on CNN, host Poppy Harlow had the following exchange with liberal CNN political commentator Marc Lamont Hill and right-leaning guest Ben Ferguson:

POPPY HARLOW: I want to get some time in here for you both to weigh in on something I read this morning, and our team talked about it was really fascinating. It’s from a column, an opinion column in the Washington Post this morning by Janell Ross. She writes, in part: “Carson and his team have to protect and vigorously defend the once-violent-and-poor, now delivered-and-rich story — hard. “…Carson’s up-from-nothing, saved-by-Jesus-and-personal-effort story works, primarily with white Republican voters. “…for some it affirms the conscious or unconscious connections (stereotypes) they draw between blackness, poverty and violence. “For others, it demonstrates that Jesus saves. And for others still, it is a narrative that says other, potentially costly social solutions to poverty and violence are not necessary.” That struck me. Ben, your thoughts?

HARLOW: Marc, is this key to what she says in this column, “white Republican voter”?

MARC LAMONT HILL, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: Absolutely, absolutely, I mean, Ben Carson — the greatest lie in American history is the myth of the self-made person. Nobody makes themselves.  We’re all shaped by communities, by people who struggled and sacrificed for us, by governments that offer safety nets. And what Ben Carson is able to do essentially is reject all that stuff and say that I was saved-

BEN FERGUSON, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: The government didn’t make me, though, Marc.

HILL: Let me finish my point, Ben. I didn’t interrupt you. Ben Carson is able to say — we’re talking about Ben Carson — Ben Carson is able to say, “I was saved by Jesus and hard work.” That allows him to reject a safety net. That allows him to push back against the expansion of a welfare state. That allows him to resist tax cuts for the middle class and poor and tax hikes for the wealthy. It allows him to create an entire narrative where people say, “Hey, wait a minute, why are you doing this?” Ben Carson can say, “Hey, because I did it myself,” and it makes white voters feel comfortable to say that, “Look, this black guy himself is telling me poor people… –

HARLOW: To be clear here, guys, I got to wrap it up, but to be clear here, there is no disputing that he grew up poor in Detroit-

HILL: Absolutely.

HARLOW: -and struggled and made an incredible accomplishment becoming the neurosurgeon that he is.

The Democratic Party cannot win without the black vote.  They need for blacks to think that whitey is holding them back and that only the government can take care of them.  That is why, in my humble opinion, a black Republican will never make to the White House.


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13 Responses to Black Intellectual Admits Why Liberals Fear Ben Carson

  1. Timothy Lane says:

    Note that Hill (like most liberals) seems to be unable to see the difference between wanting a smaller welfare state than liberals such as him seek, and wanting no safety net (much less a welfare state) at all. Whether this represents stupidity (easily believable in any liberal) or dishonesty (most blacks, whether they’re on welfare or not, tend to vote for a strong welfare state, particularly in urban areas) is impossible to say.

  2. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    The last thing Democrats want is a black successful Republican who pulled himself up from poverty through hard work to make it to the White House.  A real-life shining example would destroy the liberal message of government dependency, white privilege, institutional racism, and all the other lies and excuses that they have been telling blacks.

    Bingo.

    The Democratic Party cannot win without the black vote.  They need for blacks to think that whitey is holding them back and that only the government can take care of them.

    Bingo again. And these evil-doers have the gumption to call themselves “Progressives.”

    But are people such as Marc Hill evil, extreme party hacks, or indoctrinated in a narrative (Leftism) that has become a religion to them? I’m sure it’s a mix. But Hill does lay out the “Progressive” vision of society. And nowhere in that vision is their room for personal responsibility and achievement:

    Nobody makes themselves.  We’re all shaped by communities, by people who struggled and sacrificed for us, by governments that offer safety nets. And what Ben Carson is able to do essentially is reject all that stuff and say that I was saved-

    Through the Devil (figuratively or literally), dependency, moocherism, and over-stuffed government bureacracy are turned into virtues.

    Right on the money again, Patricia.

  3. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    Carson has shown some spark lately, as Rush noted on his show the other day after he played a clip of Carson defending himself against the ugly, racist smears by Politico (for they are indeed racially motivated).

    I wonder if anyone here thinks Patricia is our token black. Well, we don’t play that game here. She’s here because she’s Patricia. That she also has a unique viewpoint (as all people do if they would only have the guts to use it) is a positive.

    We fought a bloody Civil War, in part, to be able to judge people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. I don’t blame the Democrat Party and their lackeys for being evil in this regard. Evil will never leave this world and we all have to deal with it. I really put the blame on the stupid, lazy, gullible, cowardly white liberals who think they are the cat’s meow in terms of “racial sensitivity” by swallowing down all this racial garbage from the Left and voting to give this miscreants power. Shame on you all. This attitude particularly stinks when it comes from supposed Christians.

    Carson is climbing in the polls and rightfully so. He still seems weak in some issues or has somewhat unformed (or at least unspoken) principles are some large issues of the day. But he’s showing himself to be a fighter. What people like me will be watching is whether he can carry that fight to Hillary and the Left. I could care a fig if the guy is black. It’s not even on the radar. I care that he sticks up for American values and battles against the foreign-invading Leftist ones.

  4. David Ray says:

    Patricia,
    Nice snapshot into the limited paramaters of the liberal mind. God only knows the staggering number of vignettes liberals have blurted over the years that so reveal their wanten bull[blank].

    • Uimothy Lane says:

      Interestingly, a recent article (I believe by Glenn Reynolds) points out that there is no evidence whatsoever that the fecal swastika at Mizzou ever actually happened. Of course, this is always the same bet with such outré incidents.

      • David Ray says:

        I more than suspected as much and gave voice accordingly.
        Mark Levin confirmed while working late a few hours ago.

        (Ben Carson just got worse than a “swastika”, yet it appears that his genuine assault didn’t register with that group of pampered drama-queens. No surprise there, unless you work for CNBC.)

  5. Rosalys says:

    The more I hear Ben Carson speak, the more I like him. I’ve heard all kinds of things about Carson which, when I actually hear him speak, make me believe that that what is being said about him isn’t true. The thing about Carson is that he doesn’t speak in sound bites and use the buzz words. In order to assess Ben Carson, you have to really listen carefully to him. I really like how, when being interviewed, he doesn’t let the interviewer rephrase, for the benefit of the benighted viewer, what he just said to mean what they want him to have said. He keeps after them until they get it right or give up. And, oh! he does it so pleasantly! I wish I knew how to do that!

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      Agreed. The more I hear Carson speak, the more I like him. As we peal the onion and figure out where these guys are and what they are made of, some raise, some lower, and some stay about the same. For me, Trump stays about the same. And like Trump, you don’t see Carson going all wobbly and apologizing at the first hint of criticism.

  6. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    I’m in favor of Trump as a candidate (although Cruz is my preference). But he said some things recently about Carson that seemed gratuitously foolish. Anyone hear about that? What do you think? I think Trump has severely injured himself.

    Still, I’d prefer him over Bush or Rubio.

    And Hillary, Biden, Obama, and Sanders are all socialist/Leftist freaks who are ruining the country.

    [There. I kept to my formula.]

  7. Yeah, I am kind of disappointed in Trump for saying that Carson’s anger problem was pathological and compared him to a pedophile. Hopefully it won’t affect him too much. I don’t think anyone else on the GOP ticket can defeat Hillary except Trump. He just needs to think before he speaks.

    • Timothy Lane says:

      Someone on NRO (I think) suggested a Cruz/Fiorina ticket. That would work pretty well. Not perfect, but maybe as good as we can hope for — and Fiorina could eviscerate Slick Hilly.

      • There is no way that Cruz or Fiorina would be able to defeat the media. It is not about defeating Clinton. It’s about defeating the media and no one can do that except Trump. I say that because there is nothing that they can dig up on Trump because he has been in the spot light for years. There is nothing that they can make the public believe about him. They have already convinced the public that Cruz (although I like him) is a rightwing extremist who caused the government shut down. As for Fiorina, they will destroy her in order to protect Hillary.

        • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

          I agree with you 100%.

          It is important that Trump has been in the spotlight for years. This is one of the things which makes his candidacy unique. He cannot be bought, he cannot be blackmailed and he is the only candidate that the media cannot “interpret” to the public. Trump is extremely well known and is more popular than ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, et. al.

          He is a threat to the whole establishment as he cannot be controlled.

          Swing away Donald!!!

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