Thursday, August 20, 2015

Not So Big a Problem That a Few Hellfire Missiles Couldn't Resolve . . .

Esquire's Charlie Pierce highlights how disturbingly and frighteningly insane the minds of some of these conservative GOP candidates truly are:

Another day. Someone else surges near the top of the polls. Another nutball comes to the border and loses his mind. Ladies and gentlemen, may I present your current second-place contestant in the Republican presidential derby.
On Wednesday morning, Carson responded to a question about whether he would be open to the possibility of drone strikes on American soil to secure the border. "The take home point is this. We have excellent military leaders," he said. "We need to employ their expertise because this is a war we are fighting. That's the bottom line."
Look out, El Paso. Sometimes, mistakes are made. Sorry about that junior high that used to be there.
There really isn't anywhere for any of them to go now, short of nuking Juarez. You're up, Governor Jindal.

So simply put, Ben Carson, when asked his view on the idea of the U.S. government deploying drones to missile strike immigrants crossing the border, by completely sidestepping the question, basically believes that it is a viable option to keep under consideration.  The Gadfly states this, because a sane, thoughtful, and humane person would not have spent a nano-second contemplating the thought of it before stating an unequivocal "NO!"

And never mind the fact that 80% of illegal immigrants coming across our southern border resemble this crowd:

Apparently, the willingness to drop bombs on women and children isn't a disqualifying personal character trait for those who are seeking political leadership positions within the conservative movement.  On the contrary - such a position likely heightens their prospects for electoral success and quick advancement in the party ranks.


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