Don’t Vote For Ben – He’s a Buffoon

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by: the Common Constitutionalist

According to the New York Times, the paper of record don’t cha know, Dr. Ben Carson is utterly clueless, because he said the Chinese were in Syria. What a maroon! (hat tip Bugs Bunny)

Now the first thing I noticed about the New York Times piece is their outright refusal to call Ben Carson doctor. His name was evoked several times in the rather lengthy piece and each time they used Mr., not Dr.

I thought that odd. Could it be that the Times is so threatened by Dr. Carson, a black neurosurgeon, that they felt the need to delegitimize him by demoting him to simply a Mister? Again, I thought this purposeful omission rather curious.

Now, I don’t know if the Chinese are physically in Syria, and frankly neither does anyone else, to be certain. We can assume they are not because no one else has mentioned them, but that doesn’t prove Dr. Carson is ill-informed or lying or both.

The Times begins by writing that, “Ben Carson’s remarks on foreign policy have repeatedly raised questions about his grasp of the subject, but never more seriously than in the past week, when he wrongly asserted that China had intervened militarily in Syria and then failed, on national television, to name the countries he would call on to form a coalition to fight the Islamic State.” Actually, that’s not what he said. And as to the “coalition” question, his answer was simply to lead from the front. Begin an offensive campaign – others will see you’re serious and follow your lead – and voila – you have a coalition.

Now I’m not a Carson guy, but who is to say the Chinese aren’t there in some form or another. Are we to take only the word of the “experts” in the Obama administration – you know – the same ones who insist there is no threat of ISIS within the mass “refugee” infiltration into the United States? You mean those guys.

But the Times has evidently found someone who can shed light on Carson’s buffoonery and they make him out to be one of Carson’s own and an impeccably reliable source. It’s 83 year old ex-CIA agent Duane R. Clarridge and according to the Times, a top Carson adviser, which, according to the Carson campaign, is not.

“Nobody has been able to sit down with him [Carson] and have him get one iota of intelligent information about the Middle East,” said a top adviser

Chinese Military Adviser

Chinese Military Adviser

Duane R. Clarridge to Mr. Carson on terrorism and national security. He also said Mr. Carson needed weekly conference calls briefing him on foreign policy so “we can make him smart.” Notice the Mr. Carson?

The Times writes that knowledge of foreign policy has been thrust to the fore due to the recent terror attacks in Paris, but “both the White House and China denied that China had intervened militarily in Syria,” and neither of them have ever been known to lie. One thing I’ve learned is that if you can’t trust Obama and China, who can you trust.

Apparently Carson and an aide spoke to an intelligence operative who said that Chinese military advisers were in the region working with the Russians. Although I have no way of knowing, I personally find that completely plausible, considering Russia’s and China’s collective hatred of the U.S.

Yet the New York Times takes those comments by Carson and equates them directly to what Mr. Clarridge says. Clarridge tells the Times that the operative in Iraq had “overleaped” in suggesting that Chinese troops are in Syria, adding of the operative, “You know how it goes when people are desperate for some headline.”

I don’t mean to split hairs, but this is worth splitting. Chinese military advisers are a lot different that “Chinese troops.” Don’t we have “military advisers” in the region? Yet Obama has said repeated that we don’t have “troops” in Syria nor have we “intervened militarily.” A few bombing runs isn’t a military intervention. So I wonder who really is telling tall tales.

I also find it very interesting that the Times trots out Clarridge as being some rock of trust, when back in 2011 the very same New York Times ran a smear piece on Clarridge calling his intelligence dispatches “an amalgam of fact, rumor, analysis and uncorroborated reports…” They also claim he has fed information “to conservative commentators, including Oliver L. North, a compatriot from the Iran-contra days and now a Fox News analyst, and Brad Thor, an author of military thrillers and a frequent guest of Glenn Beck.” Not Fox News and Glenn Beck? How could we ever trust him?

So four years ago ex-CIA agent Clarridge was an unhinged wacko and now he is a reliable source. Huh.

About the Common Constitutionalist

Brent, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a Constitutional Conservative, and advocates for first principles, founders original intent and enemy of progressives. He is former Navy, Martial Arts expert. As well as publisher of the Common Constitutionalist blog, he also is a contributing writer for Political Outcast, Godfather Politics, Minute Men News (Liberty Alliance), Freedom Outpost, the Daily Caller, Vision To America and Free Republic. He also writes an exclusive weekly column for World Net Daily (WND).

3 comments on “Don’t Vote For Ben – He’s a Buffoon

  1. Well now, it is always easy to see who the left fears! Any one of the
    republican candidates is better than Bernie or Hillary. Dr Carson is
    a brilliant Dr, no wonder they fear him. Were he to be elected he would
    know to surround himself with people to advise & inform him with all
    that he would need to know about world events ect.

    The left has also said terrible things about Ted Cruz & Marco Rubio, just
    as we would expect. So far their blathering has not mattered! We need
    a real President or we are TOAST!

  2. Why should ben carson be called doctor? Would those who do so continue to call him doctor rather than president, if he were to steal the white house by fraud and selection (as obama did)? . If you can’t call the other candidates either Senator, Representative or Mr., to hell with doctor! In fact, to hell with carson – period.

    • I hope you are joking. It’s usually protocol to call someone doctor when they have completed medical school, graduated and started practicing.

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