Dr. Ben Carson Invokes NAMBLA and Bestiality in Denouncing Marriage Equality
A few years ago, Dave Weigel coined a new meaning for the term “Hannitizing” or “Hannitization.” Usually it means someone who has become conservatve as a result of listening to Sean Hannity or watching his Fox “News” TV show, but in Weigel’s definition, it means a Republican pol or conservative hero who has gotten into some kind of trouble, usually because of something they said, who when goes on Hannity’s TV show to be subjected to the softest of softball interviews so they can talk their way out of trouble, say they’re sorry, and promise never to do it again. More recent cases have been Mitt Romney and his “47%” comments, Sarah Palin and the whole
“blood libel” dust up, and he’s even given nearly 40 minutes of his show to George Zimmerman, and going way back, he once devoted an entire episode of Hannity & Colmes to giving Dog the Bounty Hunter.
But a couple of nights ago on Hannity, new conservative hero (and creationist) Dr. Ben Carson floored it in the fast lane of the wingnut superhighway:
But as Weigel comments further, this is something Carson has alluded to in his own book:
At the end you can see Hannity trying to bail out Carson. He knows, from his experience with Rick Santorum and Todd Akin, that any mention of statutory rape or beastiality is going to backfire. So he pretends that Carson was just freelancing, like Sotomayor was.
But he wasn’t. In America the Beautiful, his surprise-hit political tome, Carson spends a little time explaining why marriage shouldn’t be redefined to include same-sex unions. “I have no problem whatsoever,” he writes, “with allowing gay people to live as they please, as long as they don’t try to impose their lifestyle on everyone else. Marriage is a very sacred institution and should not be degraded by allowing every other type of relationship to be made equivalent to it.”
Anyone care to wager how long it will take for Carson to be back on Hannity to walk back the NAMBLA and sex with animals stuff?