As Emily informs us, Dr. Ben Carson is one step closer to seeking the 2016 GOP nomination.
With that being case let me take this moment to offer the good doctor some advice, a prescription if you will.
Don’t compare America to Nazi Germany.
For his part, Carson dismisses the criticism by arguing, “I know you’re not supposed to say ‘Nazi Germany’, but I don’t care about political correctness.”
This has nothing to do with political correctness. Comparing America to Nazi Germany in any way is just plain wrong and utterly stupid.
Now if Carson wants to argue that the federal government is more authoritarian today than it was when Barack Obama took office, he has no argument from me. Whether it’s the IRS, EPA or the Department of Education’s SWAT Teams the federal government has far too much power. Why does the Department of Education need a SWAT team? Better still, why do we have a Department of Education? But I digress.
There’s a long, long road between being a Banana Republic to being the second coming of the Third Reich. Let me put it another way. If America was Nazi Germany, there would be no conservative talk radio, the Tea Party would be driven underground and we sure as hell would not have elected Republicans to take over the Senate next year.
So about Tuesday night. One of the big reasons Republicans triumphed was because the GOP was able to refrain from incendiary rhetoric. Even Maine Governor Paul LePage, who is as rough around the edges as you can get, was on his best behavior and managed to resist the temptation to compare the IRS to the Gestapo as he did a couple of years back. After six years of an Obama Administration drunken with power, Americans want sobriety and we won’t get it in 2016 if Carson or any other Republican presidential aspirant likens America to the Nazis.
Dr. Carson might possess gifted hands, but he doesn’t possess a gifted voice. It doesn’t mean Carson can’t be a productive candidate if he wants to be. Given his medical background, he might be in a position to put forth a viable alternative to Obamacare. But it remains to be seen if Dr. Carson will take his medicine.
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