It really is a struggle some days to sit down at the computer, read through the news feeds and the blog postings and ultimately try to decide which boatload of right wing assholery to opine about on a given day. But The Gadfly soldiers through it and does it because somebody has to shine a light on the right's idiocy and bugshit insane machinations.
Speaking of bugshit ... ....
Make sure that if you are a Republican candidate for president that you mention "God" as often as possible. It works especially well at prayer breakfast.
As Carson explained it, his goal of becoming a doctor was nearly derailed in his first semester at Yale University when he was failing his chemistry class to such an extent that he would not have been able to pass even if managed to get an A on the final exam. Fortunately for him, this particular professor had a policy that anyone who was failing the class could receive double credit on the final and so Carson asked God for a miracle before committing himself to study for the exam the night before.
But instead of studying, Carson fell asleep and had a dream in which he was alone in an auditorium as some "nebulous figure" wrote out chemistry problems on the blackboard.
"When I went to take the test the next morning, it was like ‘The Twilight Zone,'" Carson said. "I opened that book and I recognized the first problem as one of the ones I dreamed about. And the next, and the next, and the next, and I aced the exam and got a good mark in chemistry. It worked out okay and I promised the Lord he would never have to do that for me again."http://crooksandliars.com/2015/05/ben-carson-god-told-him-answers-his
Here's the straight deal kids -- if you believe that this buffoonish man should be President because God personally spent the night before the man's chemistry exam writing out all the answers to Carson's test on a blackboard in his dreams (Gadfly wonders -- is God annoyed by that irritating scraping noise of chalk on a blackboard too?) ....... well then The Gadfly respectfully requests that you turn yourself in to the nearest mental health clinic stat. Don't stop at 7-11 for a slurpee, don't worry whether you are properly attired, just turn yourself in and get the mental health assistance which you so direly are in need of.
Nonetheless, while the good Dr. Carson may have more than his fair share of bats flitting around inside his belfry, he is not politically stupid. With tales like this one he is giving the Tea Party base one of the red meat cravings which incite hot flashes in their loins more than anything .... blessedness from on high. Oh yeah, God, Guns and unfettered capitalism -- aka --Freeeeeeeeeeeeeddddddddommmm!
With an emphasis on God and and their unbending belief that God is on their side right down to the intricacies of their medieval and life-crushing political platforms and economic policies. Keep in mind -- The Tea Party is THE BASE of the GOP these days. And they most definitely are going to have a say in who the GOP's nominee is (ala Sarah Palin as McCain's VP in 2008).
One of the reasons there have been a dearth of Gadfly postings lately is that The Gadfly is sandbagging his energy. The 2016 election is only 18 months away and the drop-dead stupidity and assholery from the Republican right is only just beginning to get warmed up. They've stuffed their nominee clown car full of vituperative clowns and now the real three-ring circus is about to begin.
Simply put, the Gadfly is going to need every ounce of energy just to keep up with the blitzkrieg of inanity from these assholes once the main attraction of their Big Top show begins.