Republican presidential contender Ben Carson has been in the news quite a bit this week and for all the wrong reasons. Now that he has vaulted to the top of some polls, the good doctor has discovered that he suddenly has a big target on his back and isn’t happy about it. Carson has spent days blasting the pathetic excuse for a media that exists in this country for raising questions about his heroic narrative as expressed in his bestselling books but it’s really just a part of the price you pay when you want to run for president.
If you can’t take getting a few dings here and there then you should probably reconsider whether being a NASCAR driver is a wise career choice and the same can be said for presidential politics. While Carson cries foul and wails about persecution he should take a better look around to see that he is far from the only one being scrutinized. The hated outsider Donald Trump has faced several serious and coordinated efforts to take him down that would have destroyed any lesser candidate. Now with the next debate looming and the knives already out for Carson he has provided even more fodder for the lynch mobs.
As reported by CNN in the story “Carson Backs Puerto Rico Statehood”:
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson endorsed statehood for Puerto Rico at a Sunday campaign event on the island.
“In a Carson administration, I will leave no stone unturned in my efforts to secure this important step in Puerto Rico’s history — establishing Estado 51,” said the retired neurosurgeon, highlighting the strategic benefits of the Caribbean island’s location relative to the United States mainland.
Amid mounting scrutiny recently over his past, Carson traveled to the island territory to address a statehood advocacy group convention. The campaign estimated that 3,500 people were attended the New Progressive Party rally, at the Waldorf Astoria hotel.
“Mis hermanos Americanos, my campaign is built around the premise of ‘We the People,’ and through such lens, I view the statehood question in Puerto Rico as settled,” Carson said, referring to a 2012 referendum in which a majority of island voters backed making Puerto Rico the 51st state.
Carson’s statehood advocacy is generally inline with Republican presidential candidates from Florida, the state closest to Puerto Rico. Former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio have said they would back Puerto Rico statehood if that’s what island residents want.
You can probably just chalk this one up to pandering for the Hispanic vote considering that Carson was actually in Puerto Rico when he made his statement but who really knows anymore. His shocking (or maybe not so) support of the job-murdering, sovereignty-destroying globalist screw job Obamatrade shows that perhaps he isn’t as much as an outsider as he claims to be. Conservatives probably need to take a better look at this guy who has been oversold by the same establishment media that he is now blasting as a mild-mannered alternative to the brash and caustic Trumpzilla.
Some have already suspected that he is only being built up until such a time that Trump can be torn down and then will quickly be dispatched by the Wall Street-RNC-Chamber of Commerce axis of avarice that has their rings looped through the noses of the majority of the field. By supporting Obamatrade and joining with RINOs Jeb! and Marco the plastic Cuban in pushing to absorb Puerto Rico and all of the additional low-wage, government service draining sucklers into the USA proper he already seems to be a part of the Borg collective.