Appealing to his conservative Christian base, GOP presidential front runner Ben Carson claims that if Noah built an ark, than he is qualified to be president.
Speaking at Colorado Christian University earlier this week, Carson offered this mind-boggling explanation of why America needs a leader who knows nothing about governing:
This nation, believe me, was designed for We The People, and around We The People, not We the Government … Citizen-statesmen, not career politicians, that’s what it was designed for. And I love it when people come up to me and say, ‘But-bu-bu-bu-but you’ve never been elected to any public office! You can’t possibly know how to do anything!’
So let me tell you something: The Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic was built by professionals! [laughter, applause]
Ouch! That line of incoherent reasoning is a painful demonstration of the perverse and idiotic nature of the conservative Christians currently supporting this most unqualified candidate.
Adding insult to injury, Carson tweeted out the same asinine message Thursday morning:
— Dr. Ben Carson (@RealBenCarson) October 29, 2015
It is important to remember that amateurs built the Ark and it was the professionals that built the Titanic.
If Carson is making an argument at all, his argument seems to be that his obvious ignorance and incompetence makes him more and not less qualified to be president. This sort of argument is absurd and dangerous, yet obviously appealing to the know-nothing conservative Christian base of the Republican party.
Bottom line: what is even more alarming than the fact that Ben Carson and his deluded supporters actually believe that the story of Noah’s Ark is real, is the fact that Carson is one of two GOP front runners, and could theoretically be elected president of the United States.
Weep for America.
(H/T Wonkette. Watch Carson’s speech at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colorado below – relevant remarks occur around 27:00 mark.)