I’m sure many of us were heartbroken when Dr. Ben Carson withdrew from the presidential race last year. President Trump didn’t hold any grudges against his opponents when he was making cabinet appointments. Carson is an impressive success story and the embodiment of the American dream in practically every way. His rise from what any would call a difficult beginning is nothing short of incredible.
Carson was both the most absurd and the most obvious choice for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Absurd because he has a degree (or two) in medicine, and obvious because he grew up “urban.” His take on how the low income in America should be attempting to solve their problems and better themselves is making the left absolutely furious.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said in an interview Wednesday that having “the wrong mindset” contributes to poverty.
I think poverty to a large extent is also a state of mind,” the retired neurosurgeon said during an interview with SiriusXM Radio released on Wednesday evening. “You take somebody that has the right mindset, you can take everything from them and put them on the street, and I guarantee in a little while they’ll be right back up there. And you take somebody with the wrong mindset, you could give them everything in the world, they’ll work their way right back down to the bottom.”
— SiriusXMPolitics (@SXMPolitics) May 24, 2017
Listening to Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions General Mattis and the like is something that’s somewhat surreal for me. The first time I was actually aware that a President was something I should be paying attention to was during the first Clinton’s scandalous last term. I don’t have the pleasure of remembering Reagan as being my President, so this is the first time that it actually feels like there are adults running the country. Of course, there are things that I don’t agree with, but by in large, the whole show is being run by above board, real-world success stories that are actually attempting to be “public servants”
As to the actual content of Carson’s comments; of course, the guy is right. And you can’t even call him racist for saying it because he’s black and he grew up in the hood. He clawed his way to the top when there were easier options, and he probably saw many of his friend who took those other options, the easy way out. America still is the land of opportunity, and who better to decide who wants a hand up and who wants a hand out then the guy who started at the bottom, and now he’s here. Because he started from the bottom and the whole team is not here, and he knows why.