GOP hopeful Ben Carson is usually in competition with Donald Trump to see who can spout the most ludicrous, offensive nonsense in one day—Carson may have thought his lead was slipping, which is why he felt the need to compare Syrian refugees to rabid dogs during a campaign event today in Alabama.
Carson has previously blathered on about refusing refugees because of the lack of a vetting process, which is both blatantly false and an absurd justification, but he took things a step further when he decided to make an appalling analogy:
“If there’s a rabid dog running around in your neighborhood, you’re probably not going to assume something good about that dog. And you’re probably going to put your children out of the way. That doesn’t mean that you hate all dogs.
But you’re going to put your intellect into motion and you’re thinking ‘How do I protect my children at the same time?’ I’m going to call the humane society and hopefully they can come and take this dog away and create a safe environment once again.”
He followed this drivel with his brilliant solution—“We have to have in place screening mechanisms that allow us to determine who the mad dogs are. Quite frankly, who are the people who want to come in and hurt us and destroy us."
Honestly, if anyone is the mad dog, it’s Carson.
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