Republican presidential front-runner Ben Carson loves comparing things to slavery.
He now famously said Obamacare is actually worse than slavery, but now the retired neurosurgeon is claiming that abortion is akin to the heinous act of enslaving people and forcing them to work against their will.
In an interview with Meet the Press, Carson spoke with television deadweight Chuck Todd about how he would love to see Roe v. Wade overturned, paving the way for making abortion illegal in the US.
He said it should be illegal even in the case of rape or incest. He claimed to be a “reasonable” person, saying that he would listen to someone with a “reasonable explanation for why they would like to kill a baby,” adding that women, however, should not look at their fetus as “the enemy.”
“The mother should not believe that the baby is her enemy and should not be looking to terminate the baby. We’ve allowed purveyors of division to think that baby is their enemy and they have a right to kill it. Can you see how perverted that line of thinking is?” said Carson.
But when it comes to this so-called “perverted” thinking, Carson may need to look up the definition of the word irony as in his next breath, he compared a mother seeking an abortion to a slave owner.
Apparently, when attending medical school Carson skipped the classes not only about biology and how a fetus grows but also about bodily autonomy. Carson claims a woman seeking an abortion is like a slave owner while at the same time telling her what she can and cannot do with her own body.
Think about this. During slavery — and I know that one of those words you’re not supposed to say — but I’m saying it. During slavery, a lot of the slave owners thought they had the right to do whatever they wanted to that slave, anything that they chose to do. And what if the abolitionists had said, ‘You know, I don’t believe in slavery, I think it’s wrong. But you guys do whatever you want to do.’ Where would we be?
According to the New York Times, Caron’s own political team is worried about the comments he makes that are “off-the-cuff” and tend to provoke outrage. Yet, among the potential GOP voters, these statements of idiocy seem to be working.
He just won’t gain the needed independent and swing voters needed to win the White House, and according to the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart that is a good thing, “Carson is a crackpot who should get nowhere near the White House, let alone the presidential nomination of a major political party. His incendiary and ignorant comments – not political correctness, not racism – are the cause of the ‘relentless attacks’ on him.”
Not unlike his biggest rival, Donald Trump, it seems the more outrageous and ignorant the comment, the better they do in Republican polls.
Little did any of us know, the cinematic comedy, Idiocracy, was actually going to come true someday.
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