Another day another hit piece. Who are the Media (D) throwing under the bus today? It’s Dr. Carson’s turn.
Shock! Horror! Outrage!
If you guessed without reading further that a Conservative has opened his mouth… and Leftists got offended? You’d be correct.
Although, offending Democrats isn’t all that difficult. They seem to work themselves up to it for relatively minor reasons.
Like the latest ‘outrage’ by Dr Carson.
What ‘sin’ is he being pilloried for? Carson described the slaves that came over on ships as ‘immigrants’. Here’s the quote:
“There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.” —New York Daily News
That phrase was apparently deserving of an entire column of denunciation. (same link)
How DARE Dr. Carson say that. Attack him!
Let’s get this straight.
You feel STRONGLY that Dr. Carson bestowing the full status of ‘immigrants’ on those who entered the country through no choice of their own is somehow DEMEANING to the (often badly abused) slaves.
How would Carson — an inner-city kid raised by a single mom in Detroit POSSIBLY understand the oft-touted ‘Black Experience’? Clearly, he’s disconnected from the big issues and needs to be set straight. Right?
Hold that thought.
What if someone with a (D) after their name says this. Is he still a social pariah for saying it?
Here are just a FEW examples from a much larger list:
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) March 7, 2017
Quick! Denounce Obama!
In a speech at a naturalization ceremony in 2012, then-President Obama said this about slave ships:
We say it so often, we sometimes forget what it means — we are a nation of immigrants. Unless you are one of the first Americans, a Native American, we are all descended from folks who came from someplace else — whether they arrived on the Mayflower or on a slave ship, whether they came through Ellis Island or crossed the Rio Grande.
(He liked that line enough to use it again the next day.)
Obama basically included Slaves among the DREAMers here:
And so what we wanted to do was adapt to the times, adapt to the 21st century, but also remind ourselves that there are some old-fashioned, timeworn values; that whether your forebears landed at Ellis Island or they came here on a slave ship or they crossed the Rio Grande, or however they got here, they typically had a commitment to hard work and a commitment to community and a commitment to family and a willingness to dream big dreams, and a patriotism that was not rooted in ethnicity but was rooted in a creed and a set of ideals and a belief that in America anything was possible.
What about this one, where he obviously misunderstands the phrase ‘live within our means’. It’s that SAME phrase again.
It’s a vision where we live within our means, but we invest in our future; where everybody makes sacrifices, but nobody has to bear the burden alone, and everybody shares in our success; where we live up to the idea that no matter what you look like, no matter where you come from, no matter what your surname — whether your ancestors landed at Ellis Island, or came over on a slave ship, or crossed the Rio Grande — we are all connected, and we all rise and fall together.
The full list can be read here:
(Bre Payton is a staff writer at The Federalist).
Did Carson actually ‘step in it’? Or is this just another Media Witchhunt?
Let us know in the comments.