In a textbook case of damning with faint praise, the Washington Monthly's Ed Kilgore asserted on Thursday that of all the "dramatically underqualified people" who may run for president in 2016, Ben Carson is the frontrunner.  

Kilgore opines that since Carson is black, his popularity with white conservatives "absolve[s] them of any racist motives when they complain about those people on welfare, and indeed accuse white liberals of being the real bigots." (Italics in original.) He adds that should Carson run, "it seems likely he [would] be even more overtly than [Herman] Cain a pure instrument for conservative resentment and—if you will forgive the unavoidable term—whitewashing."

From Kilgore's post, with no memory of Al Sharpton for President 2004 (emphasis added):

The bar for a “viable” presidential candidate was most dramatically lowered in 2012, when pizza entrepreneur and radio gabber Herman Cain briefly led the polls for the Republican nomination to become Leader of the Free World...

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There’s no telling how many dramatically underqualified people will run for president in 2016 and ascend from the anonymous ranks of cranks and perennial candidates whose campaigns toil in perpetual obscurity. Some, like former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, may even have minimal on-paper credentials and thereby muscle his way onto debate platforms. But the candidate of that nature most likely to make a splash is Dr. Ben Carson, a distinguished neurosurgeon and philanthropist (and also a conservative Christian motivational speaker and writer) who’s become the Latest Big Thing on the conservative defying-the-left circuit...

Now that reliable expositor of the conservative CW, the Weekly Standard’s Fred Barnes, reports that Carson is getting serious about a presidential run, which he describes more or less as a trip down the road to Golgotha:

“It’s a daunting thing,” he told me. “I know how vehemently the left will come after you, try to destroy you, try to destroy your family. But at the same time I recognize that people like Nathan Hale - he said, ‘My only regret is I have but one life to give to my country’ … And if everybody runs for the hills because they’re afraid that somebody is going to attack them or their family, then [the left] will have won.”

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  • DR. ben Carson would work with and for the people unlike liberal sleazebags who are partisans from the bottom of their feet to the top of their empty nest. liberals work for liberals and that's all they work for. UNAMERICAN, DISGRACEFUL TO SAY THE LEAST.  

  • With statements like, "The bar for a “viable” presidential candidate was most dramatically lowered in 2012, . . ." the author has obviously forgotten what was learned about "lowering the bar" for "viable presidential candidate(s)" in 2008 - what in the world made Obama "viable" (we won't even talk about the total lack of proven eligibility)?  

  • White Self Pity ( ROFLMAO). What a JOKE.  To ALL of you poor classified wimps, shame on you. You've fallen into and are eating UP the garbage these Lewfwing fools have fed you, LOL. sad. The ONLY people that havent had self pity or babied over the last 45 years are White people. the ONLY People that have had NO Privilege are White People. So I find this one to really be a joke and IF NOT for the content I would find it funny. However, I am sickened by the Privilege by everyone BUT White People. IF White People would look around, we are the dominate and majoritity race, (which is WHY they call it the Privileged Race) but IF you look around, they have put Blacks in charge of everything by threateneing Riots ( Isay let them riot) and we'lltake care of the scum left. Privileged, Wow. Only under this admin would anything this stupid get out. The most Racist admin in American history.

  • We'll probably get stuck with another Bush.  Gag.  I would much rather see Trey Gowdy as President, with Sarah Palin as V.P.  West as Sec. of Defense. Ted Cruz as Senate Maj. Leader. Ben Carson as head of HHS.  Jeannine Pirro as Atty General.

  • Dr. Ben Carson is the perfect choice to become president wish he would run

  •       Dr . Carson , Alan West , and yes even Herman Cain . Yes it would be good for the country , and yes for a reason of race as much as a great move for the country . The election of powerful talented Conservative Black leaders as President so soon after a rank amateur liberal / Socialist OBama would show once and for all that the Conservative / Republican strategy / message ; for running the country is the path to success for America . The republican / Conservative model will turn this country around , and that scenario would crush the greenies / Liberals for many voting cycles . The real legacy of this brutal shift to the left though is that when your hero / young guns get elected you can't just go back to the couch . Now the real work begins , clean out the Communist / Corruption and stay engaged so they don't get another foothold in our politics ever again .


  • The party of slavery and the Ku Klux Klan are the democrats. The Republicans are the party who freed the slaves and fought against the Ku Klux Klan and championed black's civil rights. The Democrats blocked most of the civil rights bills the Republicans tried to implement until they could get the blacks back on the welfare plantation and under their control. Then they pretty much copied the civil rights bill the Reps had submitted in 1963, which they had blocked and upon getting it passed in 1964 claimed it as their own.

    It drives me crazy how racist the white Democrat elites are and the blacks give them a pass on it. Then they are all hypocritical about it being okay for Dems, black and white to make racist remarks about black conservatives.  The Dem elites actually look down on the blacks, while pandering to them.  I mean his own VP, Biden said "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.".....(crickets chirping). That is what they really think about blacks.

    They are totally insane and it's driving me insane.

    Ben Carson is so far beyond the Dem elites, in intelligence, qualifications and sanity, that they are terrified of him. I can tell by the ridiculous nonsense, they are spouting about him, from frothing mouths.  But, I do fear for his safety. He would be going up against dangerous thugs, who have no morals or limits on what they would do to keep their power.

    I do pray that we can get a real American and a real person, like Ben Carson, in the white house. It would be such a blessing after this imposter, who we don't know who he is or where he came from, is finally out of there.

  • If Ben Carson runs and wins, he will truly be, truly certified, and truly authentic, the First African American President.

  • The Liberals are attacking Dr, Carson even though he has not declared his candidacy yet!  Unbelieveable?  Maybe not, not for liberals!   Dr. Ben Carson is the ONLY ONE who should be elected President of the country in 2016!!

  • Dr. Ben Carson is the perfect choice to become president.  He is the perfect example of the American dream. He come up dirt poor with just his mother to raise him and just look what he made outa his life!!! His mother should be totally  proud of him and mostly herself for raising a man like him. Also Col West is a very good man for the job too. Herman cain   I don't know much bout him but another possibility for sure. Who ever we the people has to be the right choice this time....No more bushes or anyone in the middle...It has to be a person with strong morals and values that truly believes in AMERICA and our constitution. Im thinkin Dr. Carson  as hes free of all the bs the left and middle do everyday.


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