“On Monday, President-elect Donald Trump announced the long-rumored selection of former pediatric neurosurgeon and presidential candidate Ben Carson as secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Curious as it may sound, Carson accepted the offer from his former rival less than a month after his spokesman told reporters that Carson was not qualified for a position in the incoming administration because he ‘has no government experience‘ and has ‘never run a federal agency.’ The same spokesperson made clear that Carson would not want to take a position that could cripple the presidency.”
In this presidential election the electorate made it abundantly clear that they wanted change above everything else.
The socialist revolutionary, Sen. Bernie Sanders, would have defeated the establishment favorite Hillary Clinton, if the DNC hadn’t rigged the game in her favor.
Donald Trump beat 17 heavyweight Republican rivals even though everybody (RNC, media, intelligentsia, Wall Street, donor class) was vehemently against him.
In this season of disenchantment with the establishment, when the electorate eschewed political hacks in favor of change agents, even a renowned brain surgeon, Dr. Ben Carson, with absolutely no political experience was the Republican frontrunner for a short spell in the fall of 2015.
That is until Donald Trump brutally crushed Carson’s nascent bid by comparing him to a child molester. On March 4, 2016, Carson ended his campaign, and shortly thereafter he became one of Trump’s most loyal surrogates.
The primaries, especially the debates, exposed Dr. Carson as an idiot savant, he’s a genius when it comes to medicine, but he’s mentally-retarded when it comes to economics, foreign policy, education, or housing and urban development.
I can understand Trump’s desire to reward Dr. Carson for his loyalty, but his tenure as Secretary of Housing and Urban development is destined to be an unqualified disaster.
Carson’s supporters point to his childhood living in poverty in the mean streets of Detroit as his most impressive qualification. Really? I attended a high school in the poor side of town, but that doesn’t qualify me to be Secretary of Education.
It’s incumbent upon the Senate to give Mr. Carson a thorough examination, and ultimately reject him for being woefully unqualified.