Carson: Police Protests Help Al Qaeda, ISIS

I’m beginning to think that Ben Carson thinks that his intelligence and educational accomplishments are such a liability in the Republican presidential primary that he has to build up his idiot credentials by saying incredibly stupid things like this:

Carson told Parks that NYPD officers have completely lost faith with New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio because of comments he made that some perceived as sympathetic to people protesting excessive force by police in the death of Eric Garner. Lamenting the recent debates over police tactics in New York and other cities in the U.S., Carson worried that violent groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda will capitalize on the discord.

After Parks said people should move on and focus on “real problems” like national security threats — “We’ve got ISIS, we’ve got Al Qaeda, we’ve got constant terrorist threats around the world” — Carson cheerfully agreed.

“Can you imagine how delighted they are when they see all of this strife, internal strife?” Carson said. “They’re saying, ‘Oh my this is going to make it easy for us. We’ll get in there, we’ll infiltrate, we’ll get things going and they won’t even notice what’s going on.”

Funny how that doesn’t apply when, say, wingnuts are protesting against President Obama continually in Washington, DC. It doesn’t apply to anti-immigration rallies. It only applies when they disagree with the protest. How convenient.

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  • John Pieret

    people should move on and focus on “real problems”

    Well, I, for one, am certainly happy to know that black people being killed by white policemen isn’t a “real problem”!

    By the way, Ben, when was the last time you drove a Mercedes Benz through a white neighborhood?

  • Loqi

    In what way does debating police brutality help terrorists infiltrate some unspecified thing to get some other unspecified things going?

  • wreck

    @ Loqi #2:

    “In what way does debating police brutality help terrorists infiltrate some unspecified thing to get some other unspecified things going?”

    Reminds me of:

    Bluto: What? Over? Did you say “over”? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!

    Otter: Germans?

    Boon: Forget it, he’s rolling.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Carson’s right. We have to be united. Like back when we used to be. In 2001-2008. Back when you people knew to shut your mouths, ceding the field to us Conservatives.

    If you don’t, the terrorists win.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    Here’s the decent and honest position Carson could have taken:

    Lamenting the needlessly brutal and lawless police tactics in New York and other cities in the U.S., Carson worried that violent groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda will capitalize on the resulting discord.

    Does Carson believe in editors? He needs one.

  • http://composer99.blogspot.ca composer99

    Truly, mental compartmentalisation knows no bounds.

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    …focus on “real problems” like national security threats — “We’ve got ISIS, we’ve got Al Qaeda, we’ve got constant terrorist threats around the world”

    Sure, a black man can be killed in his own neighborhood by an agent of the government. Big deal! There are people miles and miles away who are being violent to their own countrymen who want to kill that black man, and they MIGHT…in 5 years! Unless we drop bombs on him and his neighbors!! You know…REAL problems.

  • cptdoom

    50 years ago, conservatives complained the Civil Rights Movement was giving ammunition to the Communists to argue our system wasn’t perfect. They were totally correct, and still wrong to say the Movement should stop protesting. The answer is to correct the internal discrimination, which an African-American should be able to understand.

  • alanb

    Fifty years ago people were saying that talking about civil rights was helping the Commies and we should focus on the real problem which was beating back the Red Menace.

  • theguy

    As far as I can understand Carson’s “logic”

    People protesting against the cops undermines the cop’s view of the mayor and people of NYC (although I don’t think the NYPD thought highly of the people or mayor to begin with)

    This is supposed to lead to chaos where, I dunno, the Border Patrol ceases to function? Allowing ISIS to sneak across the border… into NYC? Not from Mexico?

    This sounds more like a right-wing game of Six Steps of Separation to We’re All Gonna Die!!!

  • http://rationalrant.blogspot.com/ sbh

    ISIS didn’t kill Eric Garner. Al Qaeda didn’t kill Eric Garner. It was an officer of the NYPD that killed Eric Garner. There’s your real problem. No wonder the people of New York City have completely lost faith with the NYPD.

  • D. C. Sessions

    No wonder the people of New York City have completely lost faith with the NYPD.

    Faith isn’t necessary as long as you have fear.

  • 930i7

    “I’m beginning to think that Ben Carson thinks that his intelligence and educational accomplishments are such a liability in the Republican presidential primary that he has to build up his idiot credentials by saying incredibly stupid things like this”

    Might be easier for him to just run as a Democrat, he could save himself some trouble.

  • comfychair

    Since badly mixed metaphors are awesome, why not mix two of the worst ones ever?

    “If you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all, or else the terrorists win.”

  • comfychair

    Nor actually metaphors, but whatever. I think that would make a great campaign slogan, don’t you?

  • StevoR

    @ ^ But if they can only say nice things .. well, there goes ’bout 7 /8ths of their campaign and they are going to be awfully quiet up to and beyond the election no?

  • comfychair

    It doesn’t apply to them, obviously. Because Libruls and their moral relativism and something something.