Ben Carson, the GOP’s leading contender to become the first “real black president,” is (literally) a brain surgeon—and a damn good one, unless the National Enquirer is to be believed.
And so, it’s not at all surprising that, when confronted with yet another (and another, and another) mass shooting, Dr. Carson knew exactly how to fight this (growing) epidemic.
Whereas liberals always try to politicize and exploit these tragic events—blaming the innocent guns and using the senseless deaths as an excuse to argue for more so-called “gun control” (read: gun grabbing) laws—Carson was rightly focused on the root of the problem: the victim mentality of most shooting victims.
Drawing on his own experiences in the operating room, as well as Marvel’s highly successful “Avengers” films, he prescribed bold action.
Instead of standing around waiting to be shot—like a loser—all would-be victims should “Let’s roll” with the punches, so to speak; or, if a gunman comes for you first, just point him towards the nearest Popeye’s cashier.
What the good doctor’s plan lacks in … well, everything, it more than makes up for with utterly foolish Hitler, Nazi (Germany) and Holocaust analogies.
Meet the Press: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT); Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA); Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA); Roundtable: Eugene Robinson (Washington Post) and Kathleen Parker(Washington Post).
Face the Nation: Raging Narcissist Donald Trump (R); “Brain Surgeon” Dr. Ben Carson (R); Rep. Nick Mulvaney (R-SC); Former National Security Adviser Tom Donilon; David Ignatius (Washington Post); Roundtable: Ruth Marcus (Washington Post), Ron Fournier (National Journal), Ben Domenech (The Federalist) and Robert Costa (Washington Post).
This Week: Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT); Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R); Roundtable:Reihan Salam (National Review Online), LZ Granderson (ESPN), Cokie Roberts (ABC News) and Mark Halperin (Bloomberg Politics).
Fox News Sunday: Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH); Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich(R-GA); Roundtable: George Will (Washington Post), Susan Page (USA Today), Republican Strategist Karl Rove (The Federalist) and Juan Williams (Fox News).
State of the Union: Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D); Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK); Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID); DNC Chair/Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL).
60 Minutes will feature: an interview with President Obama (preview); and, an interview with former Louisiana prosecutor Marty Shroud, who has admitted his role in the wrongful conviction of a man who spent 30 years on death row (preview).
On the late night shows…
Stephen Colbert discussed the popularity of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders with former President Bill Clinton.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert:
Monday: Actress Carey Mulligan; Musician Elvis Costello; Singer Darlene Love.
Tuesday: Actress/Comedian Sarah Silverman; Actor Elijah Woods; Concert Group The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses.
Wednesday: Actor Jack Black; Founder/CEO of GoPro Nick Woodman; Dancer Michelle Dorance.
Thursday: TV Host/Lifestyle Guru Oprah Winfrey; Authors Jospeh Fink & Jeffrey Cranor; Singer/Songwriter Judith Hill.
Friday: TV Host Jimmy Kimmel; Actress Jessica Chastain; Actor Tom Hiddlesworth; Actress Mia Wasikowska; Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro; Pop Duo Beach House.
And Trevor Noah examined the GOP’s pro-life position vis-à-vis gun control.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah:
Monday: Writer Ta-Nehisi Coastes; Tuesday: Evolutionary Biologist Richard Dawkins: Wednesday: Actor Tom Hiddleston; Thursday: Actor Jack Black.
Ohio governor and GOP presidential candidate John Kasich tried (and failed) to connect with some female college students.
On Monday, Kasich held a town hall forum in the Virginia capital, an area described by his campaign’s communications director as “a key part of Virginia, which is an important state during the primaries,” according to Brooke Harty of the school newspaper, The Collegian, and invited a mix of 500 students, faculty and community members. […]
Here is how the The Collegian described Kasich’s exchange with the few students who were able to ask questions:
While calling on sophomore Kayla Solsbak, who was nearly jumping out of her seat to get noticed, Kasich said with a laugh, “I’m sorry, I don’t have any Taylor Swift tickets.”
Kasich also said at one point, “I’m sure you get invited to all of the parties,” to one of the female students sitting in the front row of raised seats.
The head of the Susan B. Anthony List wondered whether Planned Parenthood is a bunch of lesbians … or something.
Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the influential anti-choice group Susan B. Anthony List, appeared Tuesday on a West Virginia conservative radio program to discuss federal funding for the women’s health care organization, reported Right Wing Watch.
“It’s as if men or other people don’t even matter,” said host Tom Roten on his WVHU-AM program. “It just seems like a way to get to people is to talk about ‘women’s health, women’s health, women’s health.’ What about the females who are being aborted? What about those women and their health?”
“Yeah, equal rights for unborn women,” Dannenfelser agreed. “But, look, I’m with you, Tom. I love men! What about men’s health? I mean, do we have anything to say about men’s health and the particular health problems that men have? Do we ever talk about the ‘men’s gap’ when we’re moving into an election?”
“I mean, real women who truly love what womanhood really is have enough confidence to go ahead and also really love men and truly see that, yeah, really — equal rights,” she continued.
A Republican member of the Texas Board of Education argued that the only people who’d be offended by textbooks that refer to slaves as “workers” are people who want to be offended.
After Roni Dean-Burren noticed a passage in her son’s textbook that called slaves “workers” and placed slaves in the section “Patterns of Immigration,” she took to social media to criticize the publisher. After her social media posts received widespread media attention, the textbook publisher, McGraw-Hill, agreed to publish new textbooks that would accurately describe slavery. Parents were still unhappy, however, and complained that the textbooks are still out there with inaccurate and offensive language. […]
Although McGraw-Hill chose to acknowledge the problem in this case, a member of the Texas Board of Education, which has a significant role in the textbook industry, chose to dismiss the mother’s concerns. According to the Texas Tribune, a Republican education board member, David Bradley, said the publisher went “overboard” in rectifying the issue and said the situation was straight out of a Seinfeld episode.
Bradley added that he thought people were too easily offended by the textbook, saying to the Tribune, “I applaud the publisher for trying to make a fix and something should be done, but I don’t advocate replacing all the textbooks in the world. It’s not fatal … Unfortunately, in our culture, everybody is too easily offended … Something else I’ve learned is people are only offended if they choose to be offended.”