Following a campaign event in Exeter, New Hampshire on Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson was peppered with gotcha questions from leftstream media reporters, desperately trying to get the surging candidate to say that Barack Obama is the next Adolf Hitler, so that they can then label him as some kind of radical extremist.
Carson didn’t fall for their tricks, but did say that because of progressive political correctness, which stifles free speech and thought, America is ripe for a Hitler-like character if things don’t change, and if people stop being able to express themselves.
“You said at the event that the PC [political correctness] police doesn’t say that you can, you know, draw these comparisons to Nazi Germany, and people have called you out on that a lot, because you’ve done it a lot,” the reporter begins his line of questioning to Carson. “What exactly do you mean when you say that can happen here?”
“I mean if people don’t speak up for what they believe, then other people will change things without them having a voice. That’s what I mean,” Carson replied.
“What does that have to do with Nazi Germany?” the historically illiterate reporter asked.
“Hitler changed things there and nobody protested. Nobody provided any opposition to him, and that’s what facilitated his rise,” Carson answered, giving the reporter a quick, but much-needed world history lesson.
“Who’s like Hitler here?” the anxious reporter then blurted out, hoping his gotcha question would trap Carson into saying Obama.
“I’m not going to go into that,” Carson answered. “I think that example is pretty clear,” he replied without getting more specific.
“Are you comparing Obama to Hitler?” another reporter asks, setting another trap.
“No. I am saying that in a situation where people do not express themselves, bad things can happen. That’s the main problem I have with political correctness. It keeps people from expressing themselves. And it’s the expression — the conversation — that leads to solutions.
The keeping everybody silent while you change the fabric of the society is not what America is supposed to be about.”
It’s pretty easy to see how the useful idiots and dupes on the left would pretty much fall for any slick-talker offering “hope and change” while demonizing anyone who disagrees with him as a racist and/or extremist.
The video of the exchange can be viewed at CNN.