Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), a man previously made famous for his belief that an island could somehow capsize and tip over, and who once lamented that his greatest fear involving budget cuts was to experience a “world without balloons,” claims that retired neurosurgeon and conservative candidate for President, Dr. Ben Carson, is an African-American trying to gain support from the ignorant.
Johnson, appearing on The Michael Smerconish Show, was discussing race relations under Obama, saying that the President has done “as much as is humanly possible.” He added that Obama is probably the greatest President our nation has ever seen.
The problem, Johnson contends, are ignorant black men like Ben Carson and his supporters who act “like a lynch mob” towards the President.
Part of the problem, the congressman said, is that now “we have African Americans trying to tap into that vein of ignorance.” As his prime example, Johnson cited Carson:
[He] is a very smart, well-educated man and knows exactly what he’s doing, when we have blacks like that trying to tap into the ignorance of people who have been whipped into a frenzy, like a lynch mob, and you go to try to garner support from those folks, I think it’s very disappointing that we would have that kind of political discourse going on in this country.
He added that Carson is “appealing to the lowest common denominator.”
Take a listen to Johnson’s comments below …
And lest ye seek to question the intellectual credentials of the good Mr. Johnson, bear in mind that he once alerted this nation to a previously unforeseen crisis – that a Pacific island could actually tip over and capsize if too many Marines were stationed there.
We ask the readers, who is the ignorant one – Hank Johnson or Ben Carson?
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