How can a lunatic become president?

I don’t think it matters at all how obviously mentally ill Ben Carson is or how absurd his defensive behavior becomes. He’s just an extreme version of what any wingnut is, so I’m sure it’s all fine by them. Rather I get the sense that this psychological tailspin of his is rather endearing. It may be obvious to most Americans now that his storybook life – outside his occupation – is a garish lie, but I’m sure many of the pro-war/death penalty/Rocky VII nuts feel like they’ve been in his shoes before. I’m sure there are millions of red state ‘muricans who read these mal-agnoses of Dr. Sincere and shed a few hot tears. They’ll love him all the more for standing his low ground and fighting back:

“Wait a minute, don’t lie! I never said that I received a full scholarship. Nowhere did I say that. Politico, as you know, told a bold-faced lie.”

Nowhere he says? Oops well maybe he’s got us. A book can’t be said to be a place, can it? Gifted Hands, page 67:

“Afterward, Sgt. Hunt introduced me to General Westmoreland, and I had dinner with him and the Congressional Medal winners. Later I was offered a full scholarship to West Point.”

In You Have a Brain:

“I also represented the Junior ROTC at a dinner for Congressional Medal of Honor winners, marched at the front of Detroit’s Memorial Day parade as head of an ROTC contingent, and was offered a full scholarship to West Point.”

But here he’s busted. Charlie Rose tapes his interviews in New York, which is definitely somewhere. We even know when Ben said this – October 9th, less than a month ago:

“Long story short, it worked, I did it. I was offered a full scholarship to West Point, got to meet General Westmoreland, go to congressional medal of honor dinners, but decided really my pathway would be medicine.”

And General Westmoreland wasn’t affiliated with West Point. And they don’t offer scholarships. And he was nowhere near Detroit back in 1969 on Memorial Day. And have you seen the decor in Ben’s house?

poverbs 22.4

Ben’s so awesome he doesn’t even bother to spell. He just shorthands his life lessons and expects you to keep up. The poverbial genis. Ben with his little buddy:

ben and his little buddy

And his One True God:

Dr. Ben


3 thoughts How can a lunatic become president?

  1. avatar Grung_e_Gene says:

    Butt Obama har har… the rejoinder by every conservative everywhere.

  2. avatar SAm says:

    Hey! I want my picture taken with Bathhouse Jesus.

    But seriously .. that is some disturbing feng shui there.

  3. avatar toma says:

    .. that is some disturbing feng shui there.

    I think his designer is the Jesus General.

    jesus general

    There’s a resemblance.

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