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Late Night Roundup: Vetting Ben Carson

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Late Night Roundup: Vetting Ben Carson

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The media investigation of Ben Carson’s autobiographical claims was the big talk of the late night shows — with the amazing development of a candidate for president insisting that he really did try to stab someone.

Trevor Noah challenged Carson’s assertion that the media never vetted President Obama back in 2008 — by showing a whole montage of media questioning just about everything about Obama’s background: “Yeah, so they vetted Obama to the point where they questioned that he was a legitimate natural-born American citizen — but at least no one ever accused Obama of not stabbing a guy.”

Seth Meyers took a somewhat serious tack, by focusing on all the ludicrous things Carson actually says: “Implying that gun control helped lead to the Holocaust, or comparing Obamacare to slavery, are much worse than if a few self-aggrandizing fibs. And those are the kinds of irresponsible statements we should be focusing on — that, or we could focus on this real painting of Ben Carson and Jesus, that according to The Guardian newspaper actually hangs in Ben Carson’s home.”

Jimmy Kimmel talked about that painting (and others) in Carson’s home/shrine to himself: “If Donald Trump had a painting like this, we’d set him on fire.”

Stephen Colbert chimed in on these supposed childhood friends of Carson who didn’t think he would’ve stabbed someone: “Some childhood friends — I can’t believe they would stab him in the back about whether he tried to stab them in the front.”

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  1. Leftout November 10, 2015

    Wow, you are making this into more than what it is. Carson obviously did not want to name anyone in order to protect the person, relative or not. Telling a story as this may engender himself to other wayward thinking youth, essentially stating that we can overcome these deviations of life and still get it together , realize the consequences and move on . It could be a religious awakening or just a realization of the worthlessness of continuing in this way. Many street people get themselves out of the gutter as it were. Other Democratic Blacks have made it , Susan Rice , Eric Holder, Colin Powell, Evil Valery Jarett, Van Jones and Prince George’s County , Maryland, …..and of course Barak Obama who neede much remedial work , sub rosa to surface later as a re made almost non mendacious person. Even my self I just focused and leaned toward academics to get out , aspire and be a nice person.

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    1. Cloudherder November 10, 2015

      You are hilarious.

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      1. Leftout November 10, 2015

        You are mocking me. I am not sensitive though. Obama is the best case for a Republican win. He tried but he blew it.

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        1. Daniel Jones November 10, 2015

          What the HELL are you on about? He’s undone the most heinous Republican’s damage in American history–and W’s as well!

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          1. Leftout November 10, 2015

            Name one or two, aside from Iraqi war which should not have occurred . Obama increased hostility between races, worse since 1969, he did not act a s a role model even to his own half race . He sympathized with Moslems in Egypt and created a 6 nation Middle East war because of his pandering to idiotic head hunters , US income levels have decreased $ 5000 for all families . On and on, aside from that O is ok!

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          2. Bob Eddy November 10, 2015

            No. It was not Obama that increased hostility between races. It was right wing racists and the right wing propaganda machine that supports and nurtures them that did that. Are you saying it was Obama’s fault that he was subjected to the most vile, racist spiteful hate from right wing? Are you saying it was Obama’s fault the Republican party met on inauguration day and vowed to do nothing to help him. No, it was low life’s like you that propagate the nonsensical notion that it was Obama and not the racist right that caused this.

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          3. Leftout November 11, 2015

            Yes I am saying that Obama fomented racial divisiveness . His ideas were known and sealed before his first election, where his associations with the most radical elements colored , re affirmed his method for destroying the foundations that made America great . It was stated by some let us stop this man and make him fail, since his ideas are completely anti American in the values that drive most. His ideas are bad not his race. The republicans have a nice assortment of candidate , s true Black, 2 Spanish heritage, one Savy woman , a few WASPS, no Pollocks , one Italian. The Democrats have Bernie , who is honest , while the woman is a lying nag who destroyed the Middle East, more than it was .

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          4. Bob Eddy November 11, 2015

            And yet America elected him and then reelected him. It is time for slow learners like you to face the fact that you are the ones out of step with American values and we are not going to be easily persuaded to return to the America (that really never existed) that right wingers cherish or the right wing agenda that failed us so spectacularly in 2008. I might add that anyone who would put their ideologies and predudices ahead of the interests and the future of the nation as you and the Republicans have done do not deserve to call yourselves Americans

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          5. Leftout November 11, 2015

            Yes he was elected twice, but I disagree and believe that his ideologies are placed before the good of the country. The policies are completely to muff out any ability to be self Reliant and create a plantation mentality where everything is provided by a master. His background is that he seems vengeful and used white privilege get to his position. Fortunately even the courts over ruled his immigration directive a few days ago. This policy took away jobs for struggling upstarts that needed to get a foothold in this poor economy , this imposed slavery on Blacks is due largely to Democratic policies as well.

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    2. CrankyToo November 10, 2015

      It’s too bad you never learned to formulate and explicate a coherent thought back when you were “leaning toward academics”.

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      1. Leftout November 10, 2015

        I try and write simple allegories so that some of you do not have to read between the lines . A little humor here for religious types.

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        1. CrankyToo November 10, 2015

          Not for nothing, Squire, but your humorous musings are as incoherent as your serious rants. My advice: lean back toward academics and go get your GED.

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          1. Leftout November 10, 2015

            Way past that, at this point. Yes I leaned , went in and got out and found a job. Sorry you can not appreciate my stuff.
            I will try harder for you.

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          2. CrankyToo November 10, 2015

            You handle criticism well. Cheers for that.

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          3. Leftout November 10, 2015

            Thanks Cranky, you are a great help and teacher . ??

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          4. CrankyToo November 10, 2015

            I can’t tell if you’re being cleverly facetious or genuinely gracious. Either way, cheers Mate.

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          5. Leftout November 10, 2015

            You have my respect Sir. I enjoy conversations we all learn something new I just relate my experiences nothing made up.

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          6. CrankyToo November 10, 2015

            Okay. So now I know – genuinely gracious. All the best to you.

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