Ben Carson has made a lot of Obama supporters angry by saying he would not vote for a Mohamemdan for President. He didn’t say, contra MSDNC, that Mohammedans shouldn’t be allowed to be president, merely that he would not support one.
Among those incensed is DIABLO Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. Apparently, Senator Graham met a handsome young Muslim soldier while visiting Afghanistan and went full Lawrence-of-Arabia.
“What would he say to the young man I met in Kabul who left Afghanistan, became an American citizen, joined the United States army? What would he say to the approximately 3,500 American Muslims who have been to Iraq and Afghanistan fighting for our freedom, risking their lives. What he should say is thank you for serving our great nation. We’re all in this together.”
By the way, more than 1 in 4 Democrats swear they would never vote for a Mormon for president. But I guess that’s the “OK” kind of bigotry.
Frankly, this whole crybaby game of “You said something that offended me or others and you need to apologize for it” is a very childish way of conducting politics. It would be nice if leaders were elected on the basis of qualifications and policy positions, but a voting majority of the electorate is emotion-driven and irrational. And so, instead of policy debates, we get, “How did you feel when Donald Trump said you were ugly?”
I wonder, is the electorate really this dumb, or is it the political leadership (and their media courtesans) who insist on this lowest-common-denominator level of discourse because they, themselves, are too stupid to handle a substantive policy debate?