Friday, December 11, 2015

Ben Carson Stands Up For Voters Rather Than Party

Yahoo - Business Insider - Ben Carson blows up and threatens to leave GOP over report of potential anti-Trump effort by party leaders. Most headlines just stated that Carson threatened to run as an Third Party candidate; but, that is not the story. Here is a quote from the article, "The retired neurosurgeon even threatened to leave the GOP, referencing front-runner Donald Trump’s own threats to run as an independent. “If this was the beginning of a plan to subvert the will of the voters and replace it with the will of the political elite, I assure you Donald Trump will not be the only one leaving the party,” Carson said."

Ben Carson is a pretty low key person and fairly soft spoken. These are admirable qualities in anyone and probably absolutely necessary in a brain surgeon. So what got Carson so upset? What upset him was the same thing I just wrote about yesterday, the idea that the Republican party wants to cheat the election and ignore the voters. A group of Republican insiders (or political elite) got together to discuss how they would avoid a Trump nomination. It was reported on in the papers as an anti-Trump movement and the party did not deny it until now. Now that Carson has threatened to leave the party, the party spokespeople are saying it was nothing, just a dinner where there was cocktail talk. That is a lie.

This election is not about whether you like Trump or not. This election is about whether your vote counts or not. I liked what Jesse Ventura said, he said that he would be happy to run with Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump because they are both shaking up the parties. I have also said and written that I would support either just to make the parties listen to the people again. If Sanders wins the vote of the Democrats and Hillary Clinton is the nominee anyways, it will be the death of the Democratic party and if Trump wins the elections and someone else is the nominee, it will be the death of the Republican party.


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