TO THESE LILY WHITE CONSERVATIVES, “YES …”
|| By FITSNEWS || With so few black people in the “Republican” party – to say nothing of the so-called “conservative” movement – you’d think they would be pretty easy to identify.
Apparently not, though …
Take the biography of 2016 “Republican” presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson prepared in anticipation of this weekend’s big 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference. And yes … this is the American Conservative Union (ACU) group that’s had a less-than-stellar record of embracing anything other than straight WASPs.
According to CPAC’s bio for Carson, the renowned neurosurgeon grew up in “a single parent home with dire poverty, poor grades, a horrible temper, and low self-esteem.” But thanks to his mother’s love, he “persevered and today is an emeritus professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.”
Impressive? Indeed … although Carson’s speech at a recent Tea Party gathering in South Carolina was panned by this website.
Anyway … what made the CPAC bio of Carson so interesting?
Take a look …
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Yeah … that’s not Carson. That’s U.S. Senator Tim Scott (a.k.a. the other black Republican).
To its credit, CPAC has since fixed the error … but not before getting mercilessly mocked.
“Wonder who put that program publication together?” one South Carolina GOP operative posted on Facebook. ” (Scott) has never had facial hair since I’ve known him. Nor does he wear glasses.”
Yes … but both are black.