Acclaimed neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson is an idiot. Yes, he’s an intelligent man, but his willingness to dumb himself down to play in the GOP schoolyard is pathetic. As reported by CNN:
Ben Carson said Wednesday night that he was “irritated” by the comparison between the fight for same-sex marriage rights and the Civil Rights Movement because there’s no overt segregation against gays.
Speaking on Fox News’ “Special Report”, Carson elaborated on his remarks on CNN in March that he believes being gay is a choice because people “go into prison straight — and when they come out, they’re gay.”
The GOP presidential contender told host Brett Baier that he “shouldn’t have allowed my emotions” into the conversation, but was reacting to CNN host Chris Cuomo’s line of questioning on the issue.
“I was a little bit irritated that he was equating the whole [gay marriage] issue with the Civil Rights movement. Because, quite frankly, I didn’t remember any times when there were signs up that says, you know, ‘everybody else here and gay people have to drink at this fountain,'” he said.
I’m guessing Ben Carson doesn’t remember any times like this either:
Or even this
It took the Supreme Court ruling them unconstitutional in 1967 (Loving v. Virginia), to put an end to anti-interracial (anti-miscegenation) marriage laws in this country. And as Gallup reported in 2013:
Continuing to represent one of the largest shifts of public opinion in Gallup history, 87% of Americans now favor marriage between blacks and whites, up from 4% in 1958.
Now, with the exception of (where else?) the South, no one bats an eye at inter-racial couples.
This year Gallup reports, support for gay marriage is 60%, up from 27% in 1996. Will the Supreme Court come through again?
More importantly, will history remember Dr. Ben Carson as the brilliant neurosurgeon, or the willing conservative dupe?
cross-posted @ All Things Democrat
♥ (By the way, there’s an enlightening quiz at Mediaite, where you have to decide whether a quote is regarding inter-racial marriage, or gay marriage.)