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|| By FITSNEWS || Retired neurosurgeon and top tier 2016 presidential candidate Ben Carson is walking back his recent comments regarding whether a Muslim is fit to lead America.
“I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that,” Carson told NBC host Chuck Todd earlier this week.
During a follow-up interview with Fox News, though, Carson revisited that remark …
“We do not put people at the leadership of our country whose faith might interfere with them carrying out the duties of the Constitution,” Carson told Fox’s Sean Hannity.
And while Carson said that applied to all faiths, he once again singled out Islam – prompting the host to throw him a rope.
“Did you mean to say radical Islamist?” Hannity asked Carson.
“That was implied,” he responded.
Think Fox would show that kind of deference to Donald Trump? LOlz …
We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: There is no Christian, Hindu, Jewish or Muslim way to expand freedom and free markets – just as there is no black or white, gay or straight, or male or female way to limit those things.
You’re either for them or against them …
“Reducing the adverse impact of government on our liberties and our prosperity is a cause that knows no color, creed, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation,” we wrote in response to Carson’s initial comments. “It is by definition an effort that is available to all people – and which seeks to make life better for all people. And yes … part of that effort must involve stemming the tide of illegal immigration, and the government policies which incentivize it.”
Again, though, it’s doubtful Carson’s comment – or his caveat – will hurt his campaign. If anything, we suspect the controversy will help him among GOP primary voters.
Which is why he said what he said in the first place …
And just which of those religions advocates for free will?
Shhh. Sit down and be quiet.
My question is : Is he a American or a African American?
Did he walk it all the way back to that Constitution Law class he took in med school? Do they even have those? If so, let’s see his damned school records.
They don’t even teach Constitutional Law at USC nor Clemson.
That from a flunkie? Do you have a college degree? Not sure you need one to run burlesque shows, do you?
I have a degree from HOOTERFOGGER U.
“….prompting the host to throw him a rope…”
A lot of good it will do the Cockroach
He might as well wrap it around his package and swing himself from the rafters of Hooters
Once Aunt Esther’s twin pulled ahead of him in the polls he became DOA
I would not advocate that we put Carson in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.
We do not put people like him at the leadership of our country whose faith Might interfere With them carrying out the Duties of the Constitution.
He should try for leadership in other established theocracies around the world.
Who cares. I don’t like Muslims at all …. On another note, I would not advocate that sicko Hillary and her sexual predator husband be allowed to live in the White House.
Yeah, Bill and Hillary need to be in jail, not in the White House.
Carson acts like he practices brain surgery on himself.
Hillary had one.She is brain injured.Ask Joe Klein.
Hillary started shit on Obama being a Muslim.Stay tuned.
You probably personally know as many American Muslims as I do – None. On the other hand, I personally know a lot of American “Christians” who I have no use for at all.
I know and worked with quite a few American muslims and they are some of the most vile and hateful people I have ever met. Not friendly, would not listen to the female managers, had no respect for fellow female employees or customers, thought the world owed them a favor. And the women muslims that I knew were always sad and depressed, could not discipline their kids. Not a group of people I would want representing/ruling this country. I prefer to be able to drive, vote, go out in public without my husbands permission and choose not to worship as I please.
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File it under fiction or in file 13 for all I care. I’m a realist not an idealist.
Usually the people who call themselves “realists” are the ones who have prejudices they can’t sort out, which is why the white supremacists call themselves “race realist” nowadays. Doesn’t seem you’re much different.
I’m the prejudice one yet since you can’t make a decent argument you resort to calling me names. Btw, I can sort out all of my prejudices thank you very much. As a realist I know that everyone is naturally prejudice in some way, shape or form. However, people like you idealists think only the people who disagree with you are prejudice.
Oh and btw, now you’ve got that darn song stuck in my head! :)
I agree.Much contact in some of the ‘business’ venues I operate in. Men are angry and very undisciplined around their children, The women appear sad an know their place… however many will at least be respectful and ‘nod’ hi.
Interesting that you put quotes around the “business” when discussing those venues. Just how shady are they?
Hmmmm … what kind of shady “business” venues would you be dealing with that would occupy you for most of the month of April each year, pogo flipster?
The floor is open for suggestions on that.
My attorney will get back with you about those ‘shady’ businesses you say I run.Hold tight.
pogo’s attempts to do either a Facebook or a Disqus account always have a short shelf life. He’s deleting hell out of his comments now. After all the times he ragged on me for doing that with mine. Watch Mr. “Chucker” disappear completely, very soon.
This is hilarious: Keep in mind that he himself said he deals with shady businesses in the venues where he works. My comment on that statement from him got this response, since deleted:
/// Nick Chucker
My attorney will get back with you about those ‘shady’ businesses you say I run.Hold tight. ///
He’s so BAD at what he does it is wildly entertaining to observe it.
Looks like he’s already deleted the account.
Posting at 2:00 A.M. about a “pogo” and a “Nick Chucker” ? Lord Jesus you need help.
American Muslim men aren’t the only group of men who can be misogynistic and have sad, depressed spouses. Lets not pretend that behavior is only limited to one faith or that faith is the only reason for those attitudes.
I never said they were the only group of men and women that act that way. I only said the ones I’ve met and work with all behave that way. I’ve yet to meet a loving, caring, let’s hold hands and all get along muslim.
And I suppose you support the sexual predator Strom Thurmond? He molested a child and has his name and mug all over the state. Let’s take that flag down, also.
US military accused of telling soldiers to overlook Afghan abuse of boys
CNN? – 1 day ago
… to the Afghan police commander who had been sexually abusing a boy. … military and Martland is now being involuntarily separated from the Army. … “The reason we weren’t able to step in with these local rape cases was .
Barack Obama loves this shit. He might just light the WH up tonight in rainbow colors.
Confederate flag taken down.
Gay marriage fully legal in all 50 states.
Obamacare again declared legal by SCOTUS.
Josh Duggar outed as a molester, sexual predator, pedophile, and cheater.
Pope continues to give a smackdown to conservatives.
Iran deal happens and Republicans don’t stop it.
GOP primary being led by Donald Trump, who will betray the party and hand the election to Hillary.
Flip still isn’t fooling anyone with his newest fake name.
Of course you wouldn’t want Hillary in the White House, you’d rather have Bernie Sanders, huh?
He should have come clean days ago. This will hurt, but not kill his chances in the long run.
If you are going to play in the big leagues, don’t make minor league mistakes, and if you do, get a correction out right away.
Only in your feeble mind.
I don’t see where he made a mistake in what he said, per se. His only mistake was not anticipating the inevitability of his opposition turning what he said into what he didn’t say. He isn’t “walking back” anything he said. He’s merely clarifying. Not that that means anything to those who already don’t like him.
Yes, if what he said is perceived as a mistake , it has to be clarified. And you are right that the press and his opposition did twist it a bit. But we know that anything a Republican Candidate says out there is going to be picked apart and misconstrued. I actually heard his comment when he first made it and I guess I filled in the blanks and interpreted it as a statement that was OK, because I know what he meant. The press will not be that kind.
You are EXACTLY right. And I would not say he was unaware that the people who hate him would attack him with his words. But the American people are who he is appealing to are cheering. The attackers would hate him, regardless.
This is a WIN-WIN for Carson. The media is trying to stifle his boost, because it’s backfiring on them. And losing control scares them to death.
He also doesn’t believe in evolution. Let’s not even get into his govt assisted upbringing that he’s suddenly against for anyone else. This guy stands zero chance.
Yeah, Bo. Hillary’s going all the way. She swears ’bout evolution, that a horse was once a flea, and she was born with lots of money. She ain’t never had to mes with work or po’ folks.
That’s one of problems with him too. Satan was whispering in Darwin’s ear and a bunch of other creationist nonsense.
Less than zero
It was a HOME RUN. It was Trump-esque. And he’s doubling down just like Trump. His money went up, as did his support. He said what he believed….and what a majority of Americans believe.
This is not a Theocracy. Sharia is not what ANY American should ascribe to. And a true Muslim MUST abide by Sharia.
Then Huckabee, Jindal and Santorum need to go. I don’t want to live under any Theocracy.
Exactly what ‘Theocracy’ do the above want you to live under?
That, to flippy dippy pogo Nick Chucker, is the One True Faith.
…..”when you use the clout of your man Tom Leath to have the cops give unwanted “police escorts” to your political enemies and accost and sometimes arrest them over nothing – and when you do all this in such a small town where everybody basically knows everybody – there ARE consequences.”
Damn Buzzman.Is wise to threaten and libel the city manager and PD in Myrtle Beach?
This may come as a complete surprise to you, but people, times, and situation change. All the time. Leath is no longer City Manager. I have friends on the MBPD, as well as on City Council and Horry County Council.
Do try to keep up.
Where’s that fine wife of his?
The FITSNews BIGOTS on patrol.
Liberals are not against Race Hate. You just won’t to HATE on those who will interrupt your greed, and take your corrupt power from you…
Calling her fine is bigoted?
Met her yesterday,Shook her hand and my words were ‘May God Bless you and Ben’. She was so kind.
Liar! The real flip was at a Trump ralley. Trump + Halley 2016!
The REAL original flip (me) is a socialist and supports Bernie Sanders!
I am jealous.Carson is a great man.
How can you be jealous of yourself Flip? Or do the voices in your head each have a separate personality?
They aren’t voices, they are real people.
Ben Carson on Not Supporting Muslim for President: ‘I Meant Exactly What I Said’…..
FITSNews is a FUCKING liar.
You thought you could take out Dr. Carson after you lead him into the comment….
But it blew SHIT all over your corrupt ass…
Now you’re lying, trying to strip the man of the point he earned for slapping the FUCK out of you..
You disgusting liberal VERMIN.
You are correct.I saw Dr.Carson yesterday and he walked NOTHING back.
Fake “flip!” I will be contacting my lawyers.
Stop stealing my name! I’m calling my lawyer right now!
My lawyer is wearing a lab jacket and carrying syringes. He won’t let me out of my padded room so we can have a proper meeting. He keeps poking me with that needle and telling me it will take the buzz off and then locks the door again.
My lawyer wears a red rubber nose and face paint. Oh wait, that’s just me looking in a mirror! LMAO!!!!!!!!!
You can catch me tomorrow on CNN at 7 a.m. A great news organization. Hugely awesome.
I can’t stand it! He’s beating me at my own game!
Now you’re saying Will lead Carson into the comment? Damn, I’m disappointed that the bogus newsreal you view in your head does not implicate me in that.
Ben’s a nice guy. Backing down? Mistake. Needs to stand for America.
Nice day in Charleston. Cute city. Pretty horses.
Going on Anderson Cooper. Nice guy, for a gay. Knew his Mom – nice lady.
Ok, mexicans, Muslims, gays, liberals, educated people like Liberal professors and teachers, Hollywood, FOX, the main stream drive by media, the supreme court minus 2, CNN, MSNBC, refugees, the Pope, all Rinos, environmentalists, hippies, independents, anchor babies…. ( whom did I forget ?) -all abord!
The trains for the borders are leaving soon -da Donald and Ben will get you to pay for your own ticket – it’s gonna be tremendous when we’ve cleansed ‘God’s own country’ from all these aberrations and ‘un-American people’.
Those that stay need to wear a little yellow star with a date on it that Chris Christie will check daily with a huge scanner. They are not allowed to go into public Spaces without it so we know when we can ‘put them on the trains’.
We will take this country back – a few hundred years.
There is nothing in Islam, the Koran or Sharia law that is compatible with our Constitution. There is no place for any of them in the USA. GET OUT !
America itself is a sick and stupid nation and our time of reckoning is close at hand!
Agreed. It happens to the best of us…says the Egyptians, Inca, Greeks, Romans and British.
If only we could ship the sick and stupid people out of the country to save America.
Don’t worry, you, erneba, flip, GrandTango, and squishy can probably find internet access somewhere from Mexico.
Give us a noob with no government or political experience you say????
Threw a dart at the board today. Squarely hit Rubio. HIs turn today, stay tuned to Twitter.
First, a Muslim has zero chance of being elected president in this climate. I recognize the Constitution says that there shall be no religious requirement for the office but that’s just the political reality at present. So this kerfuffle over Ben’s comment is just that. Second, hasn’t Ben walked back nearly every comment he’s made? Seemed to me that’s what he kept getting called on in the last debate. Which suggests that he speaks first and thinks later. Not a good quality for President.
Too late, we’ve already had one in the WH for the last 6+ years.
“I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that…” Not too many years ago people in this nation would have said the same about a black man. Is Carson that dense?
This is utter bullshit. I guess the millions of Muslim Republicans out there are now not going to vote for Ben Carson. BTW, I agree with him 100%.- and am fed up with Muslims and their weird whiny bullshit, just as I am fed up with the so called Christian bullshit. Especially this nut ball redneck fat ass whore from Kentucky who has been married four times and popped out two bastard kids and now has given her “laf” to Jesus and is a fucking celebrity for refusing to do her do nothing government job. Can it get any worse?
Like X 10,000,000,000,000!!!!!!
Dr, Carson KNOWS, like Trump, defeating the media is as important as toppling the already ailing Democrat Party. You must take out ALL enemies. The GOP could beat Obama (because Obama’s record was SO bad) but it could not beat the media liars that spun for him, to the tune of a Billion-Dollars-A-Day.
Round One: Dr. Carson WON Big…
FITSNews looks like a total Dumbass trying to attack Carson- and re-write reality. FITSNews is a nice guinea pig. If Carson made FITS look like a fucking idiot, the rest of the media will look just as bad.
I think he is a secret Muslim. What better way for a Muslim to hide than to pretend to be anti-Muslim. He does not look like a Christian to me. Once he is in he will suddenly realize how great Sharia Law is.