In case you were wondering what exactly the difference is between Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson: Donald ‘Jacka$$’ Trump says outlandish crap in a really loud voice, whereas Ben Carson says outlandish crap in a really soft and gentle voice. Indeed, not a day goes by without the overly medicated sounding brain surgeon and leading 2016 Clown Car candidate showing his utter ignorance of history and governance.
In a Facebook post late Wednesday, Carson wrote:
Every signer of the Declaration of Independence had no elected office experience…What they had was a deep belief that freedom is a gift from God.
This is why you should you be required to have a strong background in government, as you might actually f*cking know a thing or two about democratic pluralism and American history. The Wall Street Journal, owned by Rupert Murdoch and therefore not exactly a left-wing rag, managed to call attention to Carson’s flagrant disregard for US history (unless it’s a Texas book on history).
That’s just patently false,”said Benjamin L. Carp, an associate professor of history at Brooklyn College and author of books on the American Revolution.
Thomas Jefferson, Sam Adams, John Hancock and many other signers of the Declaration of Independence all held elected seats in colonial assemblies, Benjamin Carp, an associate history professor at Brooklyn College, told the paper.
Of course it wasn’t until after the dumbest brain surgeon ever got caught in his fib, did a spokesman for the Carson campaign rush to say that Dr. Carson since fixed it. We expect his campaign spokesperson to be doing a lot of this from now until January.
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