Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Even Ben Carson's own advisers don't think he has what it takes to be President.

"If it was important to know, don't you think I would have learned it already?"
Courtesy of the New York Times:  

Ben Carson’s remarks on foreign policy have repeatedly raised questions about his grasp of the subject, but never more seriously than in the past week, when he wrongly asserted that China had intervened militarily in Syria and then failed, on national television, to name the countries he would call on to form a coalition to fight the Islamic State. 

Faced with increasing scrutiny about whether Mr. Carson, who leads in some Republican presidential polls, was capable of leading American foreign policy, two of his top advisers said in interviews that he had struggled to master the intricacies of the Middle East and national security and that intense tutoring was having little effect. 

“Nobody has been able to sit down with him and have him get one iota of intelligent information about the Middle East,” said Duane R. Clarridge, a top adviser to Mr. Carson on terrorism and national security. He also said Mr. Carson needed weekly conference calls briefing him on foreign policy so “we can make him smart.”

"Mr. Carson needed weekly conference calls briefing him on foreign policy to 'make him smart?'"

Well that obviously did not help much.

In response to this report the Carson campaign release this response:  

"Mr. Clarridge has incomplete knowledge of the daily, not weekly briefings, that Dr. Carson receives on important national security matters from former military and State Department officials," Doug Watts, a Carson campaign spokesman, told Business Insider in an email. 

"He is coming to the end of a long career of serving our country. Mr. Clarridge's input to Dr. Carson is appreciated but he is clearly not one of Dr. Carson's top advisors. For the New York Times to take advantage of an elderly gentleman and use him as their foil in this story is an affront to good journalistic practices."

Oh, so old man Clarridge is intelligent enough to be used by the Carson campaign for information about foreign policy but too senile to answer a reporter's questions truthfully?

Let's see, cannot learn anything of substance even after hours of briefings from expert advisers, and then blames his lack of knowledge on those advisers.

Why does that sound so damn familiar?

Wait, don't tell me I've almost got it.


  1. SallyinMI4:36 PM

    Screechy's latest FB post claims that her book is "the #1 religious book in the country!" Not so much. She's not even on the NYT list or Barnes and Noble. Probably she's #1 at her little conservative publishing house, only because she's their hot commodity at the moment. Such a fraud. And look at the picture from 2008--a zippered double knit something? Even on a $150,000 shopping spree she couldn't find anything classy.

    1. Anonymous4:53 PM

      Sally? For honest-to-god number one booksellers in the country, have you ever seen anyone tout themselves as such?

      This woman and her entourage are SICK, Not about ther "god," from the start, only about them. Strict mention is a no-no in the bible they claim to tout.

  2. Anonymous5:08 PM

    Stephen Colbert, thank you!
    T-Rex hands Carson. LOL

    1. Anonymous7:34 PM

      That was funny! :)

  3. Anonymous5:17 PM

    Someone running for President of the United States had damn well better have a competent campaign staff that actually knows what the country looks like.

    Ben Carson does not.

    National Geographic created National Geography Week to increase awareness of the significant deficits that American students have regarding geography and its impact on our understanding of the world.

    "Ben Carson's presidential campaign inadvertently underscored this point Tuesday night, when it took to social media to share a map of the United States in which five New England states were placed in the wrong location."

    They screwed up a map of the freakin' United States!

    They were also missing Alaska and Hawaii. I suppose they think Hawaii is actually part of Kenya because that Muslim guy who stole the White House was born there. I'm not sure if they can even find Alaska on a map (assuming they use an accurate map that someone else drew).

    1. Now that Murdock owns NG, I'm sure it will get better. Ha.

    2. Anonymous6:18 PM

      Thst is so unreal! One would hope this fact alone would sink Carson's campaign.

    3. Anonymous7:47 PM

      I've known six year olds who can find every state.whats up with this guy?

    4. Anonymous2:31 AM

      Be glad he's just riding in the clown car and not looking for a brain tumor...

    5. He only knows enough to blame the media. Carson and Palin: separated at birth.

  4. Anonymous5:34 PM

    Ben Carson's supporters are making the lamest excuses for him. Shocking that republicans are so gullible,

  5. Imagine if he were to win and really get into this character he's created? Giving speeches and addressing the world with his eyes closed and his arms tied to his sides.
    Still i'll be sad to see him go. Firstly I'd wish him to languish. But more importantly he can't win and that makes him a good guy to keep around.

    1. Anonymous7:44 PM

      Good for laughs,anyway. I'll donate a box of toothpicks to prop up his eyelids. Has he been campaigning in colorado? He acts like he's been frequenting the weed shops. Looks like he's taking a nap when he's on stage.

  6. Anonymous5:52 PM

    How on earth can this silly son of a bitch not know and run for POTUS? Hey asshole, god isn't going to do your homework for you!

  7. Anonymous6:20 PM

    his adviser needs to call Nicole Wallace for a few tips

  8. Anonymous7:15 PM

    Uncle Ben needs a bottle in front of me, not a frontal lobotomy
    This dude is aces. Son of Sonny Liston.

  9. Anonymous8:48 PM

    Token Sarah makes Carson look normal.

  10. Anonymous9:14 PM

    Sarah loves those pricey bracelets in the above picture. They look weird and fugly. It is hard to believe the prices. What is Sarah's cut?

    What no Statue of Liberty for the "combat warrior body" ?????

    Sarah wearing "Death To Tryanny" cuff

    What no Statue of Liberty for the "combat warrior body" ?????

    SARAH PALIN black and silver Cross bracelet 1791 with skull and cross bones $950

  11. Anonymous10:03 PM

    Ben has been giving these religious-political speeches for the last 25 years, with people telling him that he should run for president. It takes more than a speech and a couple of books as Ben and his clueless staff are discovering. He suspended his campaign for two weeks in order to sell his latest book, so you can tell what's important. This is a lark for him, instant gratification. I have one big question. What was it that made Carson stop practicing medicine and turn to giving speeches and writing books? His strange way of talking and his lack of basic information makes me think that he suffered some kind of brain damage, maybe a stroke or a bad fall and he hit his head. What is really scary is that people actually think that he is qualified to be president. Eventually, people saw that Sarah Palin was hopelessly stupid and unable to learn anything. How long will it take for them to figure out the same thing about Ben? His screwed up map of the United States. Grain in the pyramids. No scientific belief, only creationism.

    1. A. J. Billings2:56 AM

      I agree, when Ben speaks, it's almost like he's disconnected from reality, on Lithium, or maybe he's just a dullard.

      The guy is clearly NO WHERE near Presidential material.

      His crackpot claims of stabbing people, being a thug, and his fanatical religious lunacy is scary, considering that his "god" could tell him to invade a country, and away we go.

  12. Anonymous10:14 PM

    I got the comparison right away. When will Carson reach is Sarah Palin monent?

  13. Anonymous11:39 PM

    TOTALLY O/T, but of this is the picture of someone being eight months pregnant, then I have a bridge to nowhere to sell you!

  14. Anonymous12:42 AM

    What kind of advisor goes to a national publication with international reach to advise the world and electorate that the person he is advising is stupid. It doesn't make sense - rather, there has to be more to the story of the story for it to make sense..

  15. Anonymous4:25 AM

    Sarah Palin's above photo is horrible of her...fat face with double chins! She tain't what she use to be!

  16. Anonymous4:41 AM

    If Carson drops out then Sarah Palin is a shoo-in for Republican Party Presidential Candidate

  17. Anonymous7:21 AM

    I'm making a few assumptions, and then can't fill in the missing information.,
    1. Carson didn't make his map from scratch.
    2. For some reason, whoever made the map (I assume it wasn't Carson) selected the continguous group of 5 states to do something. Presumably it wasn't to correct an inaccurate map.
    3. They then put the 5 states back in the wrong place.
    a. they took the five states out to color them? why?
    b. they are part of an internal conspiracy, along wtih his security advisor, to make Carson look stupid
    c. he doesn't hire very bright people.
    d. performance art

    "a" seems most plausible if I could figure out a reason for selecting the 5 states.
    "b" and "d" seem to fit the known dots

  18. 66gardeners9:37 AM

    "If you read the front page of The New York Times today, they said about Ben Carson that he's unable to understand foreign policy," Trump said at a Worcester, Massachusetts, rally. "It was a devastating story. It's all over the place."

    Gotta love the GOP. Their #1 know-nothing presidential candidate, espouses on the know-nothingness of the #2 know nothing presidential candidate.

  19. Anonymous3:33 PM

    There's something "not all there" with the former brain surgeon. Just my impression, but throwing an adviser you picked under the bus because of your own ineptness doesn't fare well with one's ability to be President.
    Perhaps he'd fare better wearing eye caps to keep his lids in place when he speaks?

    There's some cool stuff to help Sarah on that site, also,too!!!!

  20. And they didn't realize this *before* they started to work for him?


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