I am absolutely stunned. Yesterday I wrote that the Democrats were tone-deaf in their pitch for money. Here’s the appeal for donations I got today from the Democratic National Committee:
DONALD TRUMP HAS JUST APPOINTED
“poverty is really more of a choice than anything else”
AND FAIR HOUSING IS A
“social engineering scheme”
As he fills his Cabinet with
THE LEAST EXPERIENCED
LEAST QUALIFIED PEOPLE
for some of the
MOST CONSEQUENTIOAL JOBS
IN THE COUNTRY
we need to do everything we can to
And of course, they didn’t use the picture of him I used above. It is illustrated with the following charming picture of the good Doctor, designed to show him in his best light … yes, he’s a Doctor, although of course they neglected to say that.
The Democrats are attacking Dr. Ben Carson? And with that nasty picture and those ugly claims? They’ve lost the plot entirely. I am beyond astonishment. Let me see if I can explain why.
Dr. Carson is a world renowned neurosurgeon who is one of the most respected black public figures in the US. He was born into poverty in inner-city Detroit and he rose out of it through will, perseverance, and faith. His mother married at 13. When he was 8 and his brother was 10, his mother discovered that his father was a bigamist with a secret family, so she kicked him to the curb and raised her two sons by herself. Is Dr. Carson unqualified to understand all of the nuances and problems of inner-city life?
At 33 he was the youngest Chief of Neurosurgery in the country. He has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Spingarn Medal, and The Ford’s Theatre Lincoln Medal. He has sixty honorary doctoral degrees. Sixty! He has written several books and hundreds of papers on neurosurgery. He pioneered the first surgery on a fetus in a womb and developed methods for operating on brain-stem tumors.
Deeply religious, genteel, and soft-spoken, Dr. Carson is respected by virtually everyone in the black community, regardless of political affiliation, regardless of age, regardless of religion, and rightly so. His life is a triumph of faith and intention over adversity. He is a man that not only every black kid in America, but every kid in America, can look up to and admire.
Not only that, but he knows the problems of the inner city the way very, very few people at his social level do. That’s why Trump fought so hard to get him to run HUD. Yes, it’s not his field, and yes, he has no experience running that kind of organization. But I am quite sure that he will succeed at it. It’s what Dr. Carson does, as his resume eloquently illustrates.
And out of all the people surrounding the Donald, which is assuredly a “target-rich environment” in more than one sense of the term, out of the varied cast of inlaws and outlaws Trump is appointing, the Democrats choose to attack … DR. BEN CARSON??!?!
Dr. Carson? They are tearing down Dr. Ben Carson? Every black person, no, every sane person in this country regardless of race, is hoping and praying that his wisdom and strength and faith can find a way to improve the lives of inner-city minorities … and the Democrats are rubbishing his name, hoping he fails, and trying to drag him back down to their smarmy level?
I am a reasonably good wordsmith, but to my surprise I find I simply have no words for that combination of political imbecility and personal viciousness. I truly don’t. I’m shocked beyond belief.
The stupid … it burns …
My regards to everyone, rain on the horizon in this drought-parched land, and as near as I can tell anyways, the universe is unfolding exactly as it should …