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.
Got their ‘tokens’ mixed up.
There are only two…well maybe three if Cain is still around.
There could be 30, most republicans wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.
A lot of people still like Allen West. Michael Steele is still working for the party. That’s all that comes to mind at the moment.
TBG gets J C Watts and J J Watt confused…
As given to me, the story goes that around 1915 in the heat of a debate
Congressman Johnson of Indiana called an Illinois representative a
jackass. The expression was unparliamentary, and in retraction Johnson said: “While I withdraw the unfortunate word, Mr. Speaker, I must insist that the gentleman from Illinois is out of order.”
“How am I out of order?” yelled the man from Illinois.
“Probably a veterinary surgeon could tell you,” answered Johnson, and that was parliamentary enough to stay on the record.
Here’s Carson on running as a Republican:
“Carson explained, “I was seeing all these people coming into the clinic and they were all people who were on government assistance and they were perfectly able-bodied people.”
Carson said, “I was a rabid, left-wing Democrat. I’m running as a Republican because you have to run as something.”
Rest in peace, Tiger Woods.
Is it just me or does CPAC sound like either some form of birth control, or a patch you place on a sore in a private place. Well, anyway, it’s another opportunity for our former Senator Numbnuts Creepy Guy to get a few more free dinners on the Heritage Foundation dime. While Boehner and McConnell cave on the EO.
Is this a “race card” spew or what?
I’m Black Irish, don’t get Me started.