It’s been a doleful week around the ranch, so here’s a free laugh–William Kristol, writing in the Weekly Standard about something Ben Carson wrote this week: “Granted, it’s just a Facebook post. But it does suggest qualities of mind and soul that have been sorely missing in recent American public life.”
Never mind that his claims about the so-called “Founding Fathers” are historically incorrect–much like his theories on Holocaust-halting gun-toting Jews and the grain-storage technologies of the ancients. Let us all pause with wonder that one of the self-appointed mandarins from the intellectual wing of the Republican party is 1) paying homage to Ben Carson 2) because of a Facebook post.
Because God and Man at Yale had already been written, I suppose.
(Side note and a warning: do you find that right-wing opinion and “news” sites are the absolute worst for irritating pop-up ads and screen garbage? I do, and I think it’s a sign that these publications have a pretty low opinion of their readership’s average intelligence. Who else puts up with this?)
You almost have to feel sorry for some of the Republicans this year. Almost, if they hadn’t been trolling for the kind of base they’ve got now for half a century, and Bill and his mommy and daddy have been the ones chumming the waters for just about that same period of time. Cue Nelson Muntz here!
You’re still big, Bill–it’s the pictures that got small.
6 thoughts on “Bill Kristol on the brilliance of Ben Carson’s Facebook post”
Qualities of mind like grandiosity are clearly important. If you didn’t see it, http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/gallery/2015/nov/07/ben-carson-house-homage-to-himself-in-pictures
That’s also worth a laugh or two.
Outside of a surgical suite, Carson is a dimwit. The problem for Republicans now is that he’s the most popular dimwit on their roster! And now some of the establishment like Kristol are trying to make peace with/suck up to him!!!
Comedy gold, friends.
Well Bill Kristol is just a patsy. He was the talent scout who found Sarah Palin, another grifter and poster child for GOP anti-Intellectualism. Its hard to believe Ben Carson is an actual Presidential candidate. At this point he must be doing it for tax purposes and a shot at amassing more Wingnut Welfare, like Mike Huckabee.
You all must treat yourself to James Wolcott’s latest column on the Donald Trump phenomenon:
Astounding. A great essay. The analogy with Silvio Berlusconi is particularly apt. It is also frightening. The Trump/Berlusconi/Rickels campaign conjures up an age of post-politics adrift in a sea of institutional dysfunction.
I have it on good authority that the only political figure Nelson will donate to is Elizabeth Warren.