It wasn’t enough that Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson took a huge step away from his remarks about a Muslim running for President of the United States. Like the good Republican that he is, he has managed to waffle, shimmy, sidestep and dance his way backward, while blaming it on the ‘politically correctness’ of our culture. Now he’s taken yet another fancy step, this time blaming it on the media.
Here’s a reminder of what Ben said previously: Ben Carson Needs A Civics Lesson.
Speaking Friday at the Value Voters Summit (a Christian conference), Carson again attempted to clarify his remarks, saying,
Anybody from any faith, from any belief system, who comes to America, becomes an American citizen, embraces our American values and principles and is willing to subjugate their beliefs for our Constitution is somebody I have no problem with.
Carson took reporters to task for not understanding the distinction between what he endorses and what is possible under the law.
I’m not going to be asking, ‘What should I say in order to keep the media off my back?'” Carson told reporters. “But I’m hoping that, at some point, the media matures and recognizes that they are an important part of freedom in America.
What I said is I wouldn’t advocate for them. In no way did I say it was illegal, that they couldn’t do it,” Carson explained. “Anybody can do anything they want.
That’s right, Ben. Anybody CAN do anything they want. And that includes seeing you for who you are and NOT voting for you. Thanks for reminding us of that fact.
Get your popcorn folks — here’s a video of his entire speech.
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