Secretary of Housing and Misinformation

A comedy that continues to play out

Like a lot of my material, this is inspired by a Facebook posting:

Professor Carol M. Swain, Ph.D.

December 7 at 7:05pm ·

This is shameful. @CNN



VIDEO : CNN Laughs at Dr. Ben Carson, a Successful Black Man From the Inner City, Claiming He’s “Unqualified” to Run HUD


Yes, that’s right. A panel of CNN commentators made fun of a black man who is preparing to serve in the United States government. Is it possible that CNN is not as liberal as a bunch of others claim? Possibly not. However,  to put this into perspective, I will reprint a partial collection of comments this post received:

Don Freeman Dr. Carson must be a great man. My opinion of him just went up.

Like · Reply · 154 · December 7 at 7:05pm


Bill Wilson People laughed at Jesus too. He had the last word if you remember.

Like · Reply · 69 · December 7 at 7:25pm

Deb Harris They are disgusting. Dr. Carson has more qualifications for WHATEVER he wants to do than all those turds put together. Shameful.

Like · Reply · 110 · December 7 at 7:08pm

Cindy Hammontree Ok so are they being racist? Disrespectful and immature for sure. Oh, but they know what we all need even though we don’t agree.

Like · Reply · 13 · December 7 at 8:15pm


Glee Ward Trowbridge Wonder how long these guys will have a place to go to work ? They are scared – so they mock . Very unprofessional, but that is how our POTUS acted for the last 8 years

Like · Reply · 24 · December 7 at 7:55pm


Scot Cherokee Rose Marc Lamont Hill is laughing right along with the “White” folks. What exactly has he ever accomplished in his life? Other than being a race hustler. Now he is someone who should be labeled an “Uncle Tom”. How is it that those who collaborate with the ones that do want to enslave the Americans of African descent are never the ones shellacked with that label?

Like · Reply · 1 · 18 hrs

Ginger Maule Penn I think Dr. Carson is a great choice. For those of you that don’t know Johns Hopkins Hospital is close to some of the worse areas in the city of Baltimore. He has seen the most terrible things in that neighborhood. He has also had a rough childhood. He has always had a desire to help in any way he can to rebuild inner city neighborhoods. He’s a great choice. It’s his passion. Let him lead the effort.

Like · Reply · 77 · December 7 at 7:13pm


Gina Rose Musachia If CNN is laughing. Carson is winning!! Making fun of an accomplished brain surgeon hahaha. They would be calling anyone laughing / mocking a black man racist. So I guess they are racist!! Idiots

Like · Reply · 60 · December 7 at 7:23pm

Gene Riffey And the “mainstream media” are confused as to why the general population mis-trusts, and disdain their opinions!

Like · Reply · 49 · December 7 at 7:12pm

Jeanette Kohler They remind me of school children who are making fun of one of the other kids they don’t like. No wonder people don’t watch the mainstream media anymore.

Like · Reply · 40 · December 7 at 7:25pm

I was able to collect a few pages of these comments, and I produced a PDF for your reading pleasure and entertainment.

Wow! So many highly intelligent people weighing in on this critical issue in American politics. A highly capable candidate for Secretary of HUD is being dismissed by pretend liberals, and real American heroes are coming to his rescue. This calls for some Skeptical Analysis.

Why would a gaggle of supposedly liberal media wonks poke fun at a successful black man? Could it be because this particular black man is not an earnest representative of human intellect? Could be. Examples:


Yes, the supposed HUD secretary actually made statements such as those in the above meme. He would drag a 17th century mentality into the upper reaches of government. What else? How about this?

Pressing the search for the fountainhead of all this prevarication, sign posts are manifest:

On Wednesday, a 17-year-old video surfaced of Ben Carson claiming that the Old Testament figure Joseph built the Egyptian pyramids to store food.

“My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain,” Carson said in a 1998 commencement speech at Andrews University, unearthed by BuzzFeed. “Now all the archaeologists think that they were made for the pharaohs’ graves. But, you know, it would have to be something awfully big — when you stop and think about it, and I don’t think it’d just disappear over the course of time — to store that much grain.”

Social media quickly overflowed with scorn. Critics — and not just archaeologists — pointed to well-documented evidence that the structures were built as tombs, not granaries. Photos of pyramid burial vaults circulated on Twitter. Soon, Carson’s comments had become a meme with references to the food pyramid and “Stargate.”

And there is this:

Two months before he declared his candidacy, Carson sat down on CNN’s “New Day” and in the course of the interview remarked that being gay is a choice, citing the example of people who go to prison straight and come out gay.

“A lot of people who go into prison straight and when they come out, they’re gay, so did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question,” he told Chris Cuomo.

Carson apologized later in the day. “I do not pretend to know how every individual came to their sexual orientation. I regret that my words to express that concept were hurtful and divisive. For that, I apologize unreservedly to all that were offended,” he said.

And this:

At the Values Voter Summit in October 2013, Carson remarked that “Obamacare is really I think the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery.”

“And it is in a way, it is slavery in a way, because it is making all of us subservient to the government, and it was never about health care. It was about control,” he said.

On a separate occasion, Carson suggested that Obamacare was worse than 9/11, though he walked back the comments back the next day.

And more:

At a March 2014 event in New York, a reporter for Breitbart News asked: “I’ve been told that he [Carson] said we’re living in a ‘Gestapo age’. What do you mean by that?”

“I mean very much like Nazi Germany — and I know you’re not supposed to talk about Nazi Germany, but I don’t care about political correctness — you know, you had a government using its tools to intimidate a population,” Carson said. “We now live in a society where people are afraid to say what they actually believe, and it’s because of the PC police, it’s because of politicians, because of news — all of these things are combining to stifle people’s conversation.”

Yes, this liberal blogger has issues with Dr. Ben Carson’s ability to sort through matters of reality versus fantasy. I, for one, look forward to years of hilarity at viewing such a person in a high position of responsibility.

Keep reading. And may Jesus have mercy on your soul.


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