Ben Carson, Asshole of the Day for March 8, 2014
CPAC continues for another day today, and as with any Asshole Convention, the hits keep rolling:
- Paul Ryan said the government shouldn’t feed hungry poor children because they’d feel unloved
- Gov. Bobby Jindal compared Eric Holder to infamous segregationist George Wallace (turns out Holder’s sister-in-law was one of the students Wallace blocked)
- Michael Medved claimed it was a “liberal lie” that any state had banned gay marriage (30 have)
And I’m not even counting Michele Bachmann as an asshole for her ridiculous statement that the Tea Party is “at its core is an intellectual movement”. Yes, she really said that.
Which brings us to Dr. Ben Carson, who has in the past said things like "Obamacare is the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery". Today he told the crowd:
“I still believe that marriage is between a man and a woman,” Carson said to applause, and denied that he ever compared homosexuality to bestiality. “Of course they’re not the same thing. Anybody who believes that is a dummy, but anybody who believes somebody who says that somebody said that is a dummy, that’s the problem.”
“Of course gay people should have the same rights as everyone else,” Carson continued. “But they don’t get extra rights, they don’t get to redefine marriage.”
Look, asshole, gays being allowed to marry is not extra rights. It’s the same rights that you and every straight person has— to marry the person you love as long as they are a consenting adult. That’s not extra; that’s the same. But for acting like gays want something more than you already have, you, Doctor, are the Asshole of the Day.
It is Ben Carson's first time as Asshole of the Day.
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