Ben Carson is setting up a run at the Republican nomination for president and he is pandering to the far right base as fast as he possibly can. He’s even playing the communist card, though in an obviously hypocritical manner by blaming Obama for the growth of executive power.
In an interview yesterday with Iowa-based broadcaster Steve Deace, Carson said the powers of the executive branch are growing “because if somebody refuses to cooperate, you just pull the noose on them. That’s basically the way a lot of communist countries work, that’s been happening to us over the last several years and most of us are completely unaware of it.”
And I’m sure that Carson was speaking out against the Bush administration, which is the one that truly expanded executive power (Obama has done almost nothing to turn that back, but the policies Carson is referring to were all Bush policies), right? Of course not. Because he is being a partisan hack and need not be taken seriously. And, just as obviously, he has no idea what communism is. And then there’s this:
In a Wednesday interview with Andy Parks of the Washington Times, Carson said that ISIS could be easily defeated in no time but President Obama refuses to do it.
“I’ve had the privilege of meeting so many of our top military people, these are smart people and they are terrific when it comes to strategy. They’ve offered these strategies to the administration, they just have not been accepted. We could get rid of those people in no time at all,” Carson said. “It’s having the will to do it. It’s just like with the border, we could seal the border if we have the will to do it. We have the ability to do it, we just don’t have the will.”
Please name the “top military people” who told you this because they will have broken the law. I bet the only “top military people” he’s talked to are retired wingnuts like Paul Vallely.