Ben Carson is the least qualified, least suited candidate to ever run for the Presidency. That includes Obama. I would think we have had enough of affirmative action politics.
Ben Carson’s call for transgender bathrooms has LGBT advocates up in arms, with some comparing the proposal to the segregated bathrooms African Americans were forced to use before the civil rights movement.
The Republican presidential candidate suggested Thursday that transgender people make ‘everybody else uncomfortable” when they use public restrooms, during an interview with Fusion. His solution was to create a third bathroom in public buildings for transgender people.
“How about we have a transgender bathroom?” Carson said.
“It’s not fair for them to make everybody else uncomfortable,” he added. “It’s one of the things that I don’t particularly like about the [LGBT] movement. I think everybody has equal rights, but I’m not sure that anybody should have extra rights-extra rights when it comes to redefining everything for everybody else and imposing your view on everybody else.”
The Human Rights Campaign blasted Carson for what it sees as his “transphobic views,” pointing to comments Carson made earlier this year that being gay is a choice.
“Ben Carson’s hateful comments are out of touch and all candidates should immediately make clear that they disavow his dangerously transphobic views,” HRC President Chad Griffin said in a statement. “Ben Carson can’t go a week without invoking reckless and irresponsible stereotypes about the LGBT community, and his suggestion that transgender people be required to use segregated bathrooms echoes an ugly past our country should never revisit.”
Carson is not my guy, but the MORE government experience someone has, the less I’d like to see them become President.
“Ben Carson is the least qualified, least suited candidate to ever run for the Presidency. That includes Obama. “
That might be the silliest thing I have ever read on FR.
You're close, but no cigar. He is a pediatric neuro-surgeon (as in rocket scientist) with a fair handle on domestic and world issues. I have no info about him being "affirmative action". His intelligence and positions indicates he may be more qualified than half the Republican field standing on stage.
However, I agree that he is the "least suited" because of his mild-manner oratory and appears too layed back for a man who would be the leader of Western Civilization and all the totalitarian leaders he'd have to deal with. We're done with a bowing, weak-kneed, kumbaya president that has forsaken our Allies and encourage our enemies.
Carson seems to be a honest intelligent man with integrity (self-honesty) and could be a great addition to the Cruz Administration Cabinet. Name the post...I'm still not sold on which one. You can start by eliminating, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security (which should be abolished), Secretary of State (he's too affable). Tell me where he would fit.
It reminds me of when republicans were all school girl giddy over the thought of Colin Powell running for president.
I don’t think he is the least qualified, least suited. Hillary, Bill, Barak, Algore, John Kerry, St Kennedy, LBJ, Carter, Bush, Bush, Dukakis, Ford..... I think he is not a good choice, but better than those above.
So true. Carson is a racial token. Nothing more. If he were white, he'd be polling under one percent.
Let's see: He has never run an organization larger than a carpool, he supports amnesty, and he mumbles nonsense like this pyramid stuff - oh but he's black, so let's give him a shot.
The GOP is no better than the Dems when it comes to jumping at a chance to vote for a token minority.
But he seems like a “nice, smart man.”
The road to the Whitehouse is laced with land mines. Having to defend statements on evolution and the purpose of the pyramids simply make him look foolish.
At this stage of the game we have to deal with someone who cannot navigate these waters? Wait until the tough questions start.
You’re pretty snitty today aren’t you. What happened, haven’t got over your Walker bruise?
Pick just about any black person out of the phone book and you would get a better president than Obama, who was groomed and socialized for years to be the progressive figurehead he now is.