Friday, October 9, 2015

Piers Morgan: "Ben Carson is the most brainless brain surgeon in America"

Piers Morgan writing in the Daily Mail (UK) pulls together all of Carson's incredible and often "casually vicious" remarks. I can't cover them all here so I will give you snippets of the most recent, and possibly worst, piece of Carson ugliness.

... victim-blaming wasn’t even Dr Carson’s most hideous statement on guns in the last 48 hours.

In a Facebook posting on Monday night, he said this: ‘As a Doctor, I spent many a night pulling bullets out of bodies. There is no doubt that this senseless violence is breathtaking – but I never saw a body with bullet holes that was more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away.’

One of America’s leading surgeons believes no bullet-ridden body of a fellow American can ever be worse than gun control measures designed to stop the shooting happening in the first place?

I’d love to take Dr Carson to Sandy Hook today and show him the photographs of those 20 slaughtered children. Each of their small bodies punctured by 3 to 11 bullets leaving holes the size of golf balls (I repeat this detail a lot, because I want people to know it and visualize it).

Then I want to hear him tell the parents of those kids that their annihilation wasn’t as devastating as him having to give up guns.

He wouldn’t have the courage to say it to their faces, of course.

In fact, Dr Carson seems a particularly gutless individual generally for one with such an eminent resumé.

A man who loves to bill himself as a charming, respectable, humble, smart brain surgeon. But who in reality is an unpleasant, arrogant, sneering piece of work pandering to the very worst elements of the far-right GOP membership, and prepared to chop and change his views on a whim to secure their support.

My neurologist cousin is a man of great kindness, sensitivity and genuine humility.

The staggering thing about Dr Carson is that he can, by all accounts, show all these qualities in a surgery room.

But when running for president he prefers to be casually vicious, prejudiced and callous.

The most dangerous people in politics are often the most intelligent.

They know best how to manipulate the masses, and to get what they want.

An America run by Dr Carson would be a shameful place.

One where intolerance is king and death is inconsequential.

I hope he gets bounced out of this race very soon, before it’s too late.

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