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Anti-Gay Tea Party Hero Dr. Ben Carson Forms Committee To Explore Presidential Run

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Tea Party hero Dr. Ben Carson, who has equated gay people with NAMBLA pedophiles, just announced he has formed a committee to explore a 2016 presidential run.

Ben Carson is a smart man. Having recently retired from on of the world’s most prestigious medical schools, he is literally a brain surgeon. Dr. Carson came to national attention through his many books, but it wasn’t until last year, when he stood on the same stage as President Barack Obama and attacked Obamacare that he became a beloved Tea Party hero.

Outspoken and highly-religious, Carson later went after LGBT people, equating them to pedophiles from NAMBLA (the North American Man/Boy Love Association) and people who have sex with animals.

“No group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality, it doesn’t matter what they are, they don’t get to change the definition” of marriage, Carson said on Fox News in March of 2013, just one month after his Obamacare bashing. “So it’s not something that’s against gays, it’s against anybody who wants to come along and change the fundamental definitions of pillars of society.”

Carson is also, perhaps ironically, anti-science.

“I don’t believe in evolution,” Carson said in 2006. “I simply don’t have enough faith to believe that something as complex as our ability to rationalize, think, and plan, and have a moral sense of what’s right and wrong, just appeared.”

So it’s not surprising that Carson has sent the past 18 months touring conservative talk shows and laying the groundwork for a presidential run in 2016.

Today, Carson took one giant leap forward toward that goal.

Dr. Carson is “forming a political action committee and selecting the man who would run his campaign,” the right-wing news outlet, The Washington Times, reports.

Emerging from two-days of meetings with supporters in Palm Beach, Fla., Dr. Carson told the Times on Friday morning he has selected Houston businessman Terry Giles to be his 2016 campaign chairman should he run and approved the formation of a PAC called One Nation.

One Nation happens to be the name of Carson’s latest book.

“Now is the time to start all of the appropriate exploration and investigation, and put down the structure that is necessary,” Dr. Carson said in a phone interview.

Asked about the likelihood he will run for president in 2016, Dr. Carson said: “I would say we are definitely a step or two closer than we were a year ago.”

Carson’s anti-gay and anti-science positions are not the only ones that endear him to the far right.

Last summer he called abortion “human sacrifice,” last fall he labeled Obamacare “slavery,” and said that white liberals are “the most racist people there are.” 

An anti-science, anti-gay, anti-women, anti-choice, anti-liberal brain surgeon and Tea Party hero.

2016 will be an interesting year.

 

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Trump Releases Statement on Passing of ‘Titan’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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President Donald Trump has issued a formal statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

He called her a “titan of the law,” and praised her for her “brilliant mind” and for her “powerful dissents.” Trump also said her Supreme Court decisions “have inspired all Americans.”

Earlier, before boarding Air Force One, Trump claimed he had not known she had passed away, and said, “She just died? I didn’t know that.”

“She led an amazing life, what else can you say? Whether you agree or not … she led an amazing life.”

Here’s the President’s statement:

 

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Trump Responds to Passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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President Donald Trump responded to the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Friday night.

“She just died? I didn’t know that,” Trump claimed to reporters before he boarded Air Force One at 8:15 PM, well after news broke that the beloved progressive jurist had died.

“She led an amazing life, what else can you say? Whether you agree or not … she led an amazing life.”

Trump was holding a campaign rally when news of her passing broke. He happened to be speaking about putting yet another justice on the nation’s top court:

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‘Mitch McConnell Set the Precedent. No Supreme Court Vacancies Filled in an Election Year’ Says Dem US Senator

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U.S. Senator Ed Markey, a progressive who has served in Congress for 44 years, is warning Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to not bring a Trump Supreme Court nominee to the floor for a vote in the wake of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing.

“Mitch McConnell set the precedent,” Sen. Markey said. “No Supreme Court vacancies filled in an election year. If he violates it, when Democrats control the Senate in the next Congress, we must abolish the filibuster and expand the Supreme Court.”

McConnell minutes ago announced he will bring a Trump nominee to the Senate floor for a vote.

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