While I’m not promoting any candidate for president, other than hoping for a Republican, I do want to address the comments about Dr. Ben Carson’s alleged lies about his past because we have to guard against letting the left-wing media’s past success in picking our candidates for us.
We should know if Dr. Carson is a liar but the Politico story was grossly exaggerated and contained lies. It really demonstrated clearly what the mainstream media is up to. It should be up to the American people to decide about Dr. Carson, not Politico.
The Wall Street Journal also attempted to debunk his history but they could be doing the work of the Establishment.
When Barack Obama lied in his autobiography, nothing was said about it. He heard one story we knew was a lie. He was bragging about his stepgrandfather having died fighting for his country of Indonesia against the ‘horrible’ Dutch imperialists when it turned out he died falling off a chair while trying to hang some curtains.
Dreams From My Father should be filed under fiction. His book was filled with invented characters and composite people.
There was a disclaimer at the beginning of the book:
For the sake of compression, some of the characters that appear are composites of people I’ve known, and some events appear out of precise chronology. With the exception of my family and a handful of public figures, the names of most characters have been changed for the sake of their privacy.
An autobiography with fictional people and chronological disorder is not a legitimate autobiography. The quotes from the characters were completely made up.
Hillary Clinton claimed her grandparents were immigrants when only one was and she responded by saying she thought of them as immigrants.
She said she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary but he climbed Mt. Everest when she was 6 years old.
“So when I was born, she called me Hillary and she always told me, ‘It’s because of Sir Edmund Hillary,’” Hillary Clinton reported.
Daily Caller reported that Hillary Clinton once claimed that she tried to join the Marines in 1975, shortly before marrying her draft-dodging boyfriend, future president Bill Clinton. Or did Hillary Diane Rodham attempt to join the Army, as Clinton suggested in 2008? Or did she indeed try to sign up for the Marine Corps as part of an experiment to see how receptive the military was to female volunteers, as her friends have suggested?…
But Clinton has a military story of her own that once came under question but has since taken a back seat to numerous other Clintonworld scandals. In June 1994, the then-first lady spoke at a luncheon for female military veterans where she told a story about her attempt to sign up for the Marines in 1975.
“You’re too old, you can’t see and you’re a woman,” Clinton recalled a young military recruiter telling her. “Maybe the dogs would take you,” he added, referring to the Army.
The story was so weird that even Maureen Dowd called her out. By that time, she was an ardent feminist, Alinskyite lawyer.
This is the she told at a luncheon which happened to push her sexist feminist agenda:
She was 27 then, she said, and the Marine recruiter was about 21. She was interested in joining either the active forces or the reserves, she recalled, but was swiftly rebuffed by the recruiter, who took a dim view of her age and her thick glasses. ‘Not Very Encouraging’
“You’re too old, you can’t see and you’re a woman,” Mrs. Clinton said she was told, adding that the recruiter dismissed her by suggesting she try the Army. “Maybe the dogs would take you,” she recalled the recruiter saying.
“It was not a very encouraging conversation,” she said. “I decided maybe I’ll look for another way to serve my country.”
Mrs. Clinton offered the story to illustrate how far women had come. She said that “it was not an isolated situation” for women to be turned away by military recruiters. And she lauded efforts to bring women into more aspects of military service.
Bernie Sanders glosses over his past as a leech on society who lived on unemployment and used it to buy land in Vermont.
Josh Earnest, referring to the vetting of Carson, said, “This process is good for our democracy. It’s not easy to run for president. It shouldn’t be. And people who run for president are going to have their claims scrutinized, particularly about their own biography,” Earnest said.
If that were an honest summary, it would be fine, but the fact is the media called anyone who pointed to Obama’s Marxist background, a conspiracy theorist or a right-wing loon must be recalled.
We just can’t let the media demonize our candidates one-by-one. They’re knocking them off.
Carson is known to be humble and trustworthy. The media has taken care of the trustworthy part – they hope – and now they are after the humble aspect of his character. Photos of his memorabilia in his 48-acre mansion are being publicized whereas Obama’s constant selfies, comparisons of himself to great presidents, and self-praise are not. One would love to see how many photos of himself are laying around the White House these days, but we will never know.
It would be better if we judged the candidates on the issues. Basically, Dr. Carson said almost nothing at the first debate, which might be more of a concern, but his poll numbers rose. It’s hard to know what is going on except to say that people want a moral person in the presidency. That’s what his opponents think too.