Ben Carson is going full-steam ahead into jumping the shark the mode, the spiritual equivalent of “bearing false witness” against fellow Christian conservative Ted Cruz .
In an interview on Friday with FOX News Radio’s Todd Starnes, Carson now unbelievably compares the Cruz campaign passing along an accurate CNN news story, that originated, ironically from the Carson campaign, to Hillary Clinton’s lying about the cause of the Benghazi terrorist attacks, and then asking under oath, “What difference does it make?”
In case you missed it, the non-story that has escalated to one dominating the news, CNN reporter Chris Moody tweeted prior to the Iowa Caucus that Ben Carson was leaving the campaign trail to “head home to Florida for some R&R.”
Carson won’t go to NH/SC, but instead will head home to Florida for some R&R. He’ll be in DC Thursday for the National Prayer Breakfast.
— Chris Moody (@moody) February 2, 2016
Many, logically, thought it odd that Carson would abandon the campaign — even temporarily — considering that the New Hampshire primary was only eight days away from the Iowa Caucus, and all other candidates, serious about winning and still in the race, were immediately going to New Hampshire to campaign with so little time left.
It’s totally reasonable that any campaign, as allegedly even the Rubio campaign did (and there’s nothing wrong if they did!) assisted in getting this public information out.
The doctor’s campaign later clarified that Dr. Carson was not dropping out of the race, but merely returning to Florida to get a change of clothes, with also seems a bit strange. Why couldn’t someone from his campaign — or perhaps a family member like his spouse — fly back to get the clothes (or do a “rush” dry cleaning order)? The options are endless that Carson could have taken advantage of in order not to leave the campaign for the highest office in the land over clothes.
Nevertheless, Ted Cruz issued a personal apology to Carson, calling the retired surgeon in a professional and classy attempt to make amends. Even though Carson’s story about clothes in highly suspect, Cruz took the high road. However, the Cruz apology, which wasn’t really necessary, was seen as an admission of error by the haters in the political establishment in both parties who want to damage the constitutional conservative’s sterling reputation — conservatives trust Ted Cruz — and anything that can be launched to change that opinion is red meat to the cronyists, and their media brethren who feed off of big government.
Ironically, bombastic billionaire and reality TV star Donald Trump, who only two months ago was calling Ben Carson a “pedophile” and a “sick puppy”, hypocritically and tw0-faced as hell jumped to Carson’s defense in an attempt to smear Cruz, who had just defeated him in the Iowa Caucus, even though 13 polls prior to the vote had all predicted that Trump would defeat Cruz.
Carson told Starnes that the situation was “not the way that I would have handled it,” and compared it to corrupt lying Democrat Hillary Clinton.
“I would have said if I didn’t agree with what’s being — which he did say that — I would make sure that it didn’t happen again,” Carson told Starnes. “And I would take corrective action. Not to take corrective action is tacitly saying it’s okay, or it’s sort of like, as Hillary Clinton said after Benghazi, ‘what difference does it make.’”
Carson’s campaign flub is somehow equated with the death of four brave Americans?
When the long-running hit sitcom Happy Days was beginning to hit the wall, star Henry Winkler performed a weird episode in which Fonzie went water skiing and “jumped the shark,” a last ditch effort to get attention in order to try to keep the show from extinction.
Carson comparing this non-issue to anything related to anything corrupt liar Hillary Clinton has ever done is outlandish. The good doctor’s overreaction is clearly a bad case of sour grapes, as evidenced by the fact that many in his campaign have left to join the Cruz campaign.