December 3, 2015

THE SOFT BIGOTRY OF LOW EXPECTATIONS:

Ben Carson repeatedly mispronounces 'Hamas' while blasting Obama's understanding of the Middle East (Jeva Lange, 12/03/15, The Week)
 
It's been a bit of a weird day for anyone attending the Republican Jewish Coalition's 2016 forum in Washington, D.C. First, Donald Trump tried to win over the audience by cracking borderline anti-Semitic jokes. And that might not have even been the biggest gaffe of the day: Following Trump's uncomfortable speech, Ben Carson mispronounced the name of the militant Palestinian group Hamas multiple times -- while criticizing President Obama's understanding of the Middle East.

His continuance in the presidential race and defenses of same are the equivalent of a quota hire.
Posted by at December 3, 2015 6:31 PM

  

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