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The Worst Right Wing Tweet So Far About the Isla Vista Murders

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Todd Kincannon, former executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party, comes through again with our most vile and contemptible right wing tweet of the day.

Dr. Ben Carson, Birther: “From Where Were You (Obama) Applying” To Columbia?

Or, “Ben Carson Goes Birther”
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In this interview with Alan Colmes from earlier this week, Dr. Ben Carson does the birther two step, saying that while he does believe President Obama was born in Hawaii, it is also reasonable for people to be suspicious about his background. To support his argument, he brings up the old canard about his college records:

Colmes: For example, I never heard of a president before questioned about his birth certificate, being treated as if he was a foreign, “not one of us,” “he’s a secret Muslim;” doesn’t that arise out of some sort of soft bigotry?

Carson: Well, I would say that the best way to put that to rest is expose everything, including your academic records. Let us know, you know, where did you apply - when you applied to Columbia, from where were you applying?

Colmes: - at Occidental. But he’s released both versions of a birth certificate, and that wasn’t even enough for those who kept criticizing him for not releasing the information. They said, “that’s not real.” They continue to say it wasn’t real.

Carson: But don’t you think, and try to be totally objective in answering this question -

Colmes: Okay

Carson: Don’t you think it is reasonable for people who are seeking public office, or are in public office, to allow people to see what they’re getting, and to expose their past records?

Colmes: (overlap) No that’s fair. What you said is fair, but you just said a few moments ago, would you have the same reaction were it a white person versus a black person, no white president has ever been asked to produce a birth certificate.

Carson: But has there been anybody else who has had a shroud of secrecy around their records like this?

Colmes: Do you have any question about whether he was born in this country?

Carson: I do have questions about where he applied from, when he applied to Columbia.

Colmes: But do you have any questions about whether he was born in the United States?

Carson: That has not been an issue for me.

Colmes: So you know he was born in Hawaii?

Carson: I accept that that’s the case.

Colmes: So what I’m saying is that the birther movement, questioning whether the president was even born here, saying he’s really a Kenyan, he’s really an African, and he’s not even a Christian, he’s really a Muslim, a white president never had to go through that.

Carson: I don’t think that it is racially motivated. I do think that people want to know, because, you know, be objective, you have somebody whose name is Barack Hussein Obama -

Colmes: Right.

Carson: - there is secrecy about some of his records, there’s something that’s been written in the past which I’m sure you’re familiar with that says he was born somewhere else -

Colmes: Do you believe that?

Carson: I don’t believe that’s true, no, but what I’m saying is that there is reason that some people might be suspicious. I’m not one of them.

He cites Obama’s full name as a reason somebody might be suspicious.

Really?

More to the point, hover, what Carson does not mention (and Colmes really should have mentioned), is that there was never any credible reason to suspect Obama was born anywhere outside the United States in the first place, and that “something that’s been written in the past” he refers to was his literary bio, “exposed” by Breitbart.com during their famous/infamous “The Vetting” series in 2012 that was explained as a fact checking error. This is what makes birtherism so incredibly stupid!

Colmes said that Carson didn’t go birther on him, but he did.

More: More Ben Carson: ‘Some People Might Be Suspicious’ of Barack Obama

The Always Disgusting Jim Hoft: Elliot Rodger Was “Another Far Left Mass Murderer”

Dumbest man on the Internet is also one of the most hateful
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As usual, the first out of the gate with a claim that mass murderer Elliot Rodger was a “far leftist” is the renowned Dumbest Man on the Internet, Jim “Dim” Hoft: Another Leftist Killer➙ Santa Barbara Shooter Elliot Rodger Was Fan “Young Turks” Channel | the Gateway Pundit.

That’s right, folks — the entirety of Hoft’s “evidence” for this dim-witted semi-literate smear is that Rodger subscribed to the “Young Turks” channel on YouTube. That’s it.

Another far left mass murderer.

Last night 22 year-old Elliot Rodger went on a shooting spree in Santa Barbara killing six people.

Elliot Rodger posted a crazy video before his mass killing spree titled, “Elliot Rodger Retribution”.

And, Elliot Rodger was a fan of the far left “Young Turks” YouTube Channel.

The Young Turks was one of his favorited channels.

The Young Turk describes itself as “a young progressive or insurgent member of an institution.”

The host of the channel Cenk Uygur is a far left political activist and former MSNBC host.

Remember: this is the blogger who won the “Accuracy in Media” award at CPAC last year.

I’m not going to claim the opposite, that Rodger was a right winger, because it’s pretty clear he was mainly driven by extreme misogyny and malignant narcissism. But come to think of it, that also describes Jim Hoft and his audience amazingly well.

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