Steve Nelson | Huffington Post | November 16, 2015
Dr. Ben Carson is the most dangerous man in politics. I’m not alluding to the facets of Carson’s campaign that seem most alarming.
And there are many such facets.
Carson is a climate change denier. He is an anti-evolution religious zealot. He has absolutely no political experience. He has compared Obamacare and abortion to slavery. He believes the great pyramids were grain silos. He thinks a Muslim should not be allowed to be president. He believes that prison makes people gay.
His campaign is based almost entirely on his apparently embellished rags-to-riches tale. He has the distinctive sociopathic characteristic of lying without a hint of self-consciousness. On last Sunday morning’s Face The Nation news program Carson appeared on a split screen – one side showing a prior interview during which he stated that he was offered a full scholarship to attend West Point. On the live screen he claimed that he never said he was offered a full scholarship to attend West Point. He didn’t even blink.