Ben Carson throws pro-lifers under the bus not once, but twice, on national television
I like Ben Carson, but falling for the liberal trick to blame conservatives is unacceptable.
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Ben Carson’s presidential campaign has been notable for the public’s view of him as perhaps the most honest human being in a very large field. How disappointing then that Mr. Carson recently said one of the most intellectually dishonest things any presidential candidate has uttered on the road to the White House.
Mr. Carson appeared on multiple new programs over the weekend and cited “hateful rhetoric” as the cause of tragedies like the recent shooting deaths near a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood “clinic.” Otherwise known as a place where human adults mass slaughter human babies, and then traffic in the dead body parts for profit.
Oops, there I go with the kind of rhetoric Mr. Carson is talking about, I guess. Except that it’s all true, so I don’t give a rip.
While I am on record numerous times saying what a decent and impressive man Mr. Carson is, that is all the more reason to point out how galling and pointless his reaction to the Colorado Springs shooting truly was.
Why does anybody on the right have to claim responsibility for the motives of a still-nebulous murdering madman, particularly after weeks of being lectured about how ISIS has nothing to do with Islam?
Or after watching the Left and its water-carrying media whistle past the graveyard that is Planned Parenthood’s for-profit sale of baby parts?
I no more feel the urge to defensively remind people I’m not in favor of cold-blooded killing than I do defensively reminding people I didn’t beat my wife last night. And every moment we waste as a pro-life movement playing the baby butchers’ game here is a moment we waste that could’ve been used to save a baby instead.
Mr. Carson need not even wade into the specifics of baby murder to point out the ridiculous nature of any premise that aggressively holds the pro-life movement to a standard almost never applied to progressivism’s sacred cows.
If a guy can gun down a crowd full of people while yelling “Allahu Akbar” and not get pegged as an actual Muslim, there is no way Mr. Carson should be giving credence to the notion that a trailer-dwelling loner, with a history of sketchy behavior, is somehow an obvious extension of the pro-life movement.
Yet he did exactly that. And in the process of doing so he provided ammunition for those opposed to life to target pro-lifers with.