Dr. Ben Carson – Democrats may fear him; does the GOP respect him?

The Republican that has consistently polled better than Hillary Clinton is Dr. Ben Carson.


SAN JOSE, January 28, 2016 — Today is another GOP debate, and although the attention is upon the Donald Trump and Megyn Kelly matchup, one has to wonder whether this is truly the most important focus of the debate. Sadly, many of the debate “performances” have tended to focus on Trump, or the “infighting” between the various candidates because he is the focus of the “combat.” Yet, it is not just the Republicans or Conservatives that are watching the debates. Various Americans watch, and a central concern of the Democrat leadership must be focused upon who would be the easiest GOP candidate to defeat in November. Amazingly, very little attention is given to the fact that only one of the GOP candidates has consistently polled better than Hillary Clinton.

Surprisingly, the Republican that has consistently polled better than Hillary Clinton is Dr. Ben Carson. It is likely that the Democrats fear him the most of any of the candidates, yet the GOP has continued to see the traditional or “Establishment” Republican candidates as the ones “who can win” in November. While there seems to exist denial of the truth that outsider candidates like Trump or Carson have fared much better in the polls than the Establishment candidates like Bush or Christie, there is little recognition of Carson’s potential within the ranks of the GOP leadership. This may be quite amusing to the Democrats.

The Democrats are definitely awaiting the outcome of the Republican contenders’ free for all, but there are already indicators of where they see serious weak points in some GOP candidates. Consider a recent article published in the Huffington Post on Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Peter Doyle of HuffPo, directed the age-old accusations of “racism” at many of the leading candidates. His perception was the GOP debates were awash with some “dog-whistling” mentality, and challenged his readers to be “more direct in facing the ugly facts as glaringly reflected in the Republican lexicon.”

Peter Doyle indicated that such “dog-whistling” as referring to black peoples’ “athleticism,” has been revised due to Obama’s “intimidating cerebralism.” But, he also noted that several of the GOP candidates made “repeated reference to President Obama as a “’child.’” Doyle contends that the “new whistle not only tarnishes Mr. Obama but even MLK and the causes and people he championed…” Mr. Doyle is essentially claiming that there are racists in the GOP and makes a direct assertion against Donald Trump: “That white-supremacist groups were amongst the first to flock to Trump is a loud warning about this.”

As a good Progressive, Doyle claims that such racist attitudes do not belong, as “the ‘US is post-racial post-2008’ narrative; [and] it is up to those directly targeted, such as Black Lives Matter, to protest the issue…” Targeted? Who has done the targeting here? The writer has made a real leap in logic, but most Democrats would never notice there is a serious gap. Indeed, there may be a need for readers to question when America entered into a “post-racial – post 2008” wonderland? It certainly did not happen via the election of Barack Obama because people like Doyle and other apologists for the Democrat Party cry “racism” anytime criticism arises against policies or obstacles confront their political agenda.

Today, members of the Democratic Party purposefully fan the flames of divisiveness and disunity in the United States. A more infamous moment came in October of 2013, during the year of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Congressman Alan Grayson of Florida, got the not-so-bright idea to use imagery and poorly crafted logic to link the cross burning of the Ku Klux Klan to bigotry in the TEA Party. In mid-January, two years ago, President Obama was interviewed by the New Yorker magazine, and stated among other things, that some people in the country do not like him simply because he is black.

Such statements regarding “racist” opposition to President Obama or the Democrat Party, use the cry of racism as a shield or a spear to protect the president or the Party. The irony of logic   is that because the mainstream media is currently in lock-step support of a black man who is president, opposition to this politician’s policies is interpreted by the media as “racism” and not political rivalry. The sum of such efforts has left the country even more racially embattled during Obama’s presidency.

Another obvious irony is that when intelligent and successful members of the black community like Herman Cain, or Col. Allen West, or Dr. Benjamin Carson, stand up and speak out against Democrat’s politics, the message spread to members of the black community is that these blacks are not the right kind of blacks to represent the blacks. Or, they are told that only the Democrat Party represents the best interests of the black community. When members of the black clergy stand up to protest President Obama’s stand on abortion, agnostic or atheistic  members of the Democrat Party stress how the black religious leaders are out of touch with “reality.” However, the cries of “racism” do not work when racial differences do not exist.

Even more revealing is that in this election year, the only Republican that has consistently done better in the polls than Hillary Clinton is Dr. Benjamin Carson. There is a reason the Democrats fear him, but a serious question is whether the GOP has truly embraced the good doctor as an “acceptable” candidate. Democrats understand that Dr. Carson’s foundation within the black community commands incredible respect. Ben Carson is the candidate many Americans hoped Barack Obama would be as they cast their ballots in 2008.

While “Establishment” Republican leadership is threatened by several “maverick” contenders for the GOP nomination, Dr. Carson is the true underdog amongst all of the candidates that will stand on the stage. Even more amazing is that as a novice and an outsider, he is still standing on that stage with respectable support!

Carson is a highly intelligent black professional and scholar whom Leftists and ‘Progressives’ hate because he defies the narrative of dependency upon the Democrat Party that has been perpetrated since the days of Lyndon Johnson and the joke of the “War on Poverty.” Carson fought his way out of poverty to become a renowned and deeply respected neurosurgeon, as well as a best-selling author of books praising the values of the Constitution and the virtues of America. He has lived his life as a challenge to such dependency.

Benjamin Solomon Carson is a serious threat to a key component of the Democrat power base. And, since the beginning of 2016, it is quite obvious that the mainstream media has shifted strategy from attacking him, to ignoring him. In essence, there seem to be two major forces in the political arena that would want Ben Carson to go away: the Democrat Party and their lap-dog media drones. Shouldn’t the GOP seriously wonder why?

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Dennis Jamison reinvented his life after working for a multi-billion dollar division of Johnson & Johnson for several years. Now semi-retired, he is an adjunct faculty member at West Valley College in California. He currently writes a column on US history and one on American freedom for the Communities Digital News, as well as writing for other online publications. During the 2016 presidential primaries, he worked as the leader of a network of writers, bloggers, and editors who promoted the candidacy of Dr. Ben Carson. He founded the “We the People” Network of writers and the Citizen Sentinels Project to pro-actively promote the values and principles established at the founding of the United States, and to discover and support more morally centered citizen-candidates who sincerely seek election as public servants, not politicians.