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Send in the Clowns; Ben Carson & Donald Trump.

September 29, 2015 by  
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( “Isn’t it rich? Are we a pair?
Me here at last on the ground, you in mid-air…
Where are the clowns?”

I have a new appreciation for “Send in the Clowns” – as sung by Bernadette Peters, Barbra Streisand, and Frank Sinatra among many others. Ben Carson is a clown. Is he a brilliant, successful, highly regarded neurosurgeon? Yes, he is. Is he a viable candidate for the highest office in the land? No, he isn’t. The very concept of Carson as the President of the United States is as legitimate as me being named the head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs football team. It’s not going to happen. I’m not the least bit influenced by the fact that Carson is gaining on frontrunner Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican field of candidates.

Ben Carson is a clown among clowns in that none of them are serious. It’s ironic that Carson is a doctor because politically, I am of the not-so-humble opinion that he’s thoroughly toxic. If I had to assign a term to Carson, it would be carcinogen (carson-ogen). A carcinogen is a substance, radionuclide, or radiation directly involved in causing cancer after prolonged exposure. That’s what Carson is – a cancerous agent upon the body politic of America.

Perhaps you heard the nonsensical babble he espoused last week about the prospect of a muslim American president. Last Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Carson dropped this headscratcher, “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.” He went on to tell host Chuck Todd that he (Ben Carson) didn’t believe Islam is consistent with the Constitution. Clearly, the good doctor hasn’t spent much time getting benanddonald2015familiar with what the US Constitution actually says about faith as it relates to presidential candidates. Strike one. Carson said during the first 2016 Republican presidential debate that racism isn’t a problem in postmodern America. How interesting that right after that comment, Carson appeared on the nationally syndicated “Tom Joyner Morning Show” and waxed poetic about how black lives actually do matter.

Ben Carson told a radio audience of millions that he’s deeply concerned about unarmed black men being killed by police officers, and how he wants to lead in that dialogue. Dr. Carson, I thought you said racism wasn’t an issue in this country. Strike two. Immediately following this year’s State of the Union address, Carson called President Obama a psychopath. Here was his bootleg, ricochet logic: “Like most psychopaths… that’s why they’re successful. That’s the way they look. They all look great. He’s trying to sell what he thinks is not true! He’s sitting there saying, ‘These Americans are so stupid I can tell them anything.’” The last time I checked, Carson is a neurosurgeon – not a psychiatrist or a psychoanalyst. Strike three. The doctor is out. Send in the next clown, por favor.

Perfect segue. That would be Donald Trump. The Donald is clown emeritus. Is he a world-famous, successful, billionaire real estate magnate? Yes, he is. Is he a reasonable candidate to be the leader of the free world? Absolutely not. Spoiler alert. Donald Trump – the man who has managed to alienate the Hispanic voting bloc on this planet – really doesn’t want to be president. Isn’t that patently obvious to you by now? As money-obsessed as he is, do you really think he’s willing to take on a job which would demand his attention 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a salary of $400,000 a year? Come on, man. Would you trust our nuclear launch codes to Donald Trump? I certainly wouldn’t. If you knew with certainty that you’ll be never be elected president, you would be free to say anything you wanted without fear of consequences, too. That’s precisely why Trump has returned to his birther roots lately. Trump has dusted off his well-documented position from the president’s first term in office that

[1] Obama never actually attended Harvard University, and

[2] that Obama isn’t really an American citizen – which would mean

[3] Obama is an illegitimate American president. There’s his 3 strikes right there. If Trump actually believes that he will win a majority of votes from black Americans next year using that argument, he’s no longer on the fringe – he is the fringe. Bedtime for Bozo the clown.

“Don’t you love farce? My fault, I fear.

I thought that you’d want what I want, sorry, my dear.
But where are the clowns, send in the clowns.
Don’t bother, they’re here.”

Coulrophobia is an irrational fear of clowns. Coulrophobia symptoms include sweating, nausea, feelings of dread, accelerated heartbeat, crying or screaming, and anger at being in the presence of a clown. Are you sweating yet?

The 2016 GOP field is a hot mess. It’s a circus. Pass the peanuts, please. Thanks.

Ben Carson and Donald Trump aren’t serious candidates. They’re agent provocateurs. They’re wealthy politicians pretending to care about all Americans. But like all clowns, their masks will come off sooner or later. Just ask Scott Walker.

Staff Writer; Arthur L. Jones, III

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7 Responses to “Send in the Clowns; Ben Carson & Donald Trump.”
  1. Mr. Boyd says:

    It’s quite sad and disgraceful to attack one of our own brothers just because he doesn’t vote Democratic anymore and to forget all of the accomplishments he did, not just for the black community, but for the human race is despicable. You and no other living black person in our community has contributed more to the human race than Dr. Ben Carson. That is a fact!

  2. Marque Anthony says:

    To Matt Harper,

    I am a conservative, not a democrat nor republic. And I can give you a dozen reasons Carson is the token negro clown. Last time it was Herman Cain. Carson makes statements without any tact or diplomacy. Carson makes statements that go against the Constitution. There is no religious requirement imposed by the Constitution on the President. So for Carson to such a different standard shows he would go against thee Constitution. There is much more as well.

  3. Marque Anthony says:

    Good article. It is similar to the one I wrote on this site.
    You should post excerpts from your article on the Facebook pages of Hannity, Herman Cain, Bill OReilly and Carson himself.

  4. Victor Soni says:

    The writer is very disgusting leftist or Islamist or both who is mentally sick. There is no logic in his judgment about the republican front runners and rather look into and write about limited Democratic candidates full of liars, communists or socialists and want to destroy the culture of US by flooding with illegals and terrorists.

  5. Matt Harper says:

    So now that we got that out of the way, how is it that Carson is a clown?

    This is a fraud of a website and the writer is just one more leftist talking head. Pathetic.

  6. jamie says:

    so who do you think is saying all the above. a perry or a walker?! or maybe a Clinton or two?!

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