Politics Good thing none of the other candidates said this

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  1. Shithead

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    shitstorm woulda been brewin'


    Ben Carson claims Obama was ‘raised white,’ doesn’t understand black Americans
    BY Meg Wagner
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 10:18 AM
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    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson claimed President Obama was 'raised white.'
    GOP presidential wannabe Ben Carson said the nation’s first black President doesn’t understand black Americans because he was “raised white.”

    The neurosurgeon-turned-politician questioned Obama’s black “experience,” alluding to the President’s white mother.
    “He was, you know, raised white,” Carson said in a Politico podcast. “I mean, like most Americans, I was proud that we broke the color barrier when he was elected, but … he didn't grow up like I grew up.”

    Carson was responding to a reporter's question about how he felt when Obama was elected in 2008. Amid that pride, Carson said he also recognized that he and Obama has two "very different" upbringings. The doctor said Obama’s childhood — spent partially with his mom in Indonesia — made it difficult for him to identify with African-Americans.
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    “Many of his formative years were spent in Indonesia. So, for him to, you know, claim that, you know, he identifies with the experience of black Americans, I think, is a bit of a stretch."
    Carson reiterated that rhetoric on MSNBC Tuesday.
    “The fact of the matter is, you know, he did not grow up … in black America. He grew up in white America,” he told anchor Thomas Roberts. “Doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with that. It’s just that when a claim is made that he represents the black experience, it’s just not true.”
    Carson — who grew up in Detroit with a single mom who worked three jobs — also downplayed racism during the Politico podcast, saying discrimination in 2016 is far better than what he experienced growing up.
    “Remember now, I’ve been around for 64 years, you know,” he said. “I’ve had a chance to see what real racism is.”
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    Obama, whose mother is white, spent part of his childhood in Indonesia.
    The doctor added that classism — not racism — is the issue on the table.
    “A lot of things that people classify as racism is classism, and, believe me, there's a lot of classism in our society, and if people of a certain race happen to fall into a lower class, then they get the brunt of it.”
    The Republican boasted about his transformation from rage-filled boy to refined neurosurgeon in his 1996 autobiography “Gifted Hands,” writing about how he once tried to hit his mom with a hammer and attempted to stab one of his friends to death.
    But the doctor’s former classmates have questioned those stories, saying that they remember Carson as a shy student — not as a rough kid.
    “I don't know nothing about that,” Gerald Ware, Carson’s classmate at Detroit’s Southwestern High School, said in November of Carson’s claims he was once a dangerous teenager. “It would have been all over the whole school.”
     
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    Trump should say it
     
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    I had Taco Bell last night
     
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    Agree with Ben
     
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    I hope Trump finds a spot for Ben
     
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    What do you order there. I hate the fucking drive though, I feel like Im not ordering properly. I get my 2 crunchy and a steak burrito but there are probably better options.
     
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    Salon is shitting on him for this but of course its ok for the left to play the race, card right ?
     
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    I thought he was raised Muslim, which is it? :dontknow:
     
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    of course he will - he'll be the first person fired from the next season of celebrity apprentice. :)
     
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    lol
     
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    Ben Carson sounds exactly like the end of a political campaign.
     
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    He also said the pyramids were used to store grain.
     
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    Being a POTUS isn't about some frivolous TV show, its serious business!

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    Limo driver?
     
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    Did you try the quesalupa yet?
     
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    and now, you're looking at next season's winner. ^^^^^ lol
     
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    It's ok

    Get the Quesarito instead
     
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    The mixed-race Obungo was raised by wealthy white grandparents in Hawaii. He attended the snooty Punahou school and other private schools and colleges. His insane mother would drag him away for a few periods, but that's the story.

    Carson is correct.
     
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    Figures because Carson was raised autistic
     
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