Unbalanced Ben Carson Thinks President Obama May Be Guilty Of Treason

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On Monday, Dr. Ben Carson, renowned neurosurgeon turned conservative presidential aspirant, implied that Barack Obama could be guilty of treason if he fights Congress on a clean bill for funding Homeland Security. On Newsmax TV’s America’s Forum, hosted by J.D. Hayworth, Carson hurled the hyperbolic accusation, stating:

I would say break the funding for Homeland Security up into parcels. Don’t present it as a whole bill. That makes it much more difficult for [Obama] to stand in the way. And, if he does stand in the way, particularly things that are vital to the security of this country, then we can start talking about treason. If things are done to the contrary to the security of this country, whoever does them is guilty of treason.

Treason is a crime that involves betraying the country by waging war upon the United States or by aiding and abetting America’s enemies. It is a capital offense, and a person found guilty of treason, can be sentenced to death and executed. Carson strongly disagrees with President Obama’s decision to fight Congress over their efforts to tie Homeland Security funding to rescinding his immigration executive order. However, nothing the President is doing, comes close to what any reasonable legal scholar would define as treason.

Engaging in hyperbolic rhetoric is nothing new for Dr. Carson. In his efforts to appeal to his Tea Party supporters, Carson is constantly ratcheting up his rhetoric to make the most shocking comments he can muster, in the hopes that it will rally his fanatic followers. In 2013, Carson infamously remarked that Obamacare was “the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery”.

While Carson’s hyperbolic excess may please the extreme right-wing in the Republican Party, his penchant for making inflammatory statements is a non-starter for more sober-minded voters. Grabbing headlines may boost Dr. Carson’s ego, but they also show him to be lacking in the character and temperament needed to run a disciplined presidential campaign. Accusing the President of treason plays well at Newsmax, but it also demonstrates that Ben Carson is not ready for prime time.

65 Replies to “Unbalanced Ben Carson Thinks President Obama May Be Guilty Of Treason”

  1. Couldn’t falsely accusing the president of the United States (yes teabaggers, Obama IS president) be considered a type of treasonous behavior?

  2. I’ve always heard there is a fine line between Brilliance and Insanity. I think Carson has crossed the line.

  3. Has anyone asked him how he feels about John Boehner’s invite of Netanyahu without notifying the White House yet?

    Former brain surgeon probably thinks that treason is when a spruce reaches just the right height for the proper amount of shade.

  4. Okay the title of this article is just so wrong. I have read numerous articles about Carson and based upon them. I find it very hard to believe that you have ant evidence to provide that demonstrates that Ben Carson (THINKS). Please provide scientific evidence to substantiate your claim. Thank You.

  5. I thought he was nutty when he said there is no such thing as a war crime the other day. He sure ain’t no Herman Cain is he.

  6. Ben
    Carson—STFU! You have a snowball’s chance in Hell to win the GOP nomination as their candidate. How foolish of you to think so? You are being played for a fool and you are just the “token” Black GOP for them. Allowing you to put your Black face on their stage just to show a change in their thinking towards the you know who’s. Bashing Obama is counterproductive, it’s the manner and way you do it and the things you say that is annoying to many : Black & White alike. And it is obvious you are pandering to the yahoo base. Stop it!

  7. Benny should be required to take a psychiatric test before he is allowed to run for anything. Because this guy is way out in space. He’s filled up on FOX’s famous Kool-Aid.

  8. cannot believe this nut job is a doctor….He is dumb as a rock. Just a pathetic token..to dumb to know that his is…

  9. The only thing I agree with Carson is that he decided to retire from doing neurosurgery.

    He simply doesn’t have the sane state of mind to do it anymore.

  10. Keep talking, Ben. The more he opens his mouth, the better the nation will be able to see just how woefully unqualified this man is to be dog catcher, much less President

  11. Good ole’ Benny. Still wishing like hell he could make that trip back to the land of cotton. What a basement dweller.

  12. From the sounds of it, the good Doc here is making it sound like we liberals are the enemy of this country.

    To think, this guy was a freaking Neurosurgeon. He could be quite an intelligent man, but these constant gaffes just make me wonder why he would give up such a glamorous job as being a neurosurgeon to be the ‘Token Black Man’ for the Right Wing?

  13. It’s getting easier and easier to believe Carson is being put out there by the RNC in order to make the other folks seem normal during debate season.

  14. Dr. Ben Carson / Col. Allen West will win by a landslide in 2016 by calling a spade a spade and LEADING our country back to the world’s greatest economic / military
    power.

  15. Four score and… wrong crowd. I’ll start again. A whole thousand characters are at stake, I[Snip] spent. Credibility…

    Editor’s note: You haven’t wasted a damned thing but my time.

  16. Carson must understand something very important—as long as he’s saying what the GOP/TPers want him to say, he’s their man, but if he deviates from the script on any hot button issue, the attack on him will be more vicious than any attack a group of piranhas could launch. He should talk to David Stockman who was ostracized because he admitted trickle-down economic theory is a crock of sh*t.

    He is a world-renown surgeon, but as a politician, he sucks, bad. Instead of showing up in public to spread false information, he should be studying the things he doesn’t know. He’s a textbook example of the old saying that “Just because a person is an expert in one area doesn’t mean he’s an expert in every area.”
    The dude is embarrassing himself and doesn’t know it because he’s so starved for attention from those he considers to be his “betters.” Imo, if anyone is on any kind of “plantation,” it’s Ben Carson, and his “plantation” is in his mind in his lack of healthy…

  17. That goes for all the republican right wing wackos. The establishement does this.

    Then comes Jeb, and all fall in line, hold their nose and vote. Such good principaled voters, eh?

  18. Following Carson’s definition the GOP has closed down the government and threatened to do it again. If the shoe fits…

  19. If there is anyone in the government who a treason accusation can be argued, it would be Mr. Boehner. Now I don’t believe he has committed treason, but he’s towing a very fine line with his backdoor invite to Mr. Netanyahu. They have both slapped the President and the American people in the face in an attempt to dictate foreign policy to the US. Mr. Boehner accuses the President of overstepping his powers with executive decisions (legal) while he as a legislator is trying to dictate foreign policy (Executive branch and therefore unconstitutional). That is an extremely good definition of hypocrisy.

  20. Let’s see one of your idols is war criminal who dishonorable discharged army officer and the other fantasized one once about bashing his own mother’s head with a hammer! So the question is who is more mentally unbalanced you or them!?

  21. Is anyone else tired of hearing from the Far Reich Wing nutts of this country that Obama committed treason. How long are they going to beat that dead horse?

  22. yeah.riigghhtt! And in just what world would that be gmont!? Perhaps the comic book Bizzarro World or the alternate universe of conservatism. gmont you and your ilk live in a world that is totally incompatible with the process of life in the material world as well as the spiritual world IF one exists.

  23. It’s difficult to find the truth today, but I urge you to try, it’s worth it. I sympathize with your frustration, however; there are none so blind as those who will not see. One way to spot a site that is not informative but inflammatory and filled with propaganda, is the use of adjectives such as “Hyperbole.” This article is filled with these types of words seeking to sway the weak minded who will not find out the facts for themselves. A more unbiased site might be cspan.

  24. So you think RW voters, who have been fed “hate the black man” for the past 100 years, and who have been told they can’t trust black Obama because he must be a Muslim, will suddenly embrace TWO black men to run this country? Oh my. Is Carson paying you by the post?

  25. Dr. Carson’s point is simple. If a sitting Prez. definitively stands in the way of protecting the US by his actions, he can be brought up on the charge of treason. That is true, end of story.

    You people seem to think by your many negative posts that the doctor is not sane…those are your opinions which you’re entitle to hold and voice, that’s the kind of freedom this country was made upon.

    Dr. Carson is free to hold his own opinions as well. In this case he’s stating an accurate fact and point…no one is above our laws, not even the POTUS! Just because you disagree with it, doesn’t make it necessarily wrong or inaccurate.

    Next time, do some research before you attack someone.

    And don’t ever expect Dr. Carson to mince his words with PC, because it isn’t going to happen. As a non-politico, he’ll always tell it like it is, whether you like it or not…just sayin’.

  26. Dumbass the President is protecting American Interest by not ceding our national security to a foreign government. Do you people have any idea on the cost of a war with Iran?
    Putting a price tag on war with Iran
    An all-out U.S. war with Iran, including an invasion by American troops, would cost the global economy close to $2 trillion in the first three months and could go as high as $3 trillion, according to a Washington think tank.
    http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/15/world/iran-war-cost/

    See the problem with you idiots like the mad doctor is you don’t think. I know its blasphemy for you baggers to think but you should try it sometimes

  27. Carson is spouting off extreme right rhetoric, as is his right. It is also OUR right to consider this man to be cuckoo. He makes no intelligent points at all. The fact you think he is all right leads me to believe you also agree with this RWNJ. Tsk!

  28. Who are the political minion? They are both Democrat and Republican they are the mind numbed fanatics found both in the press, or within the minion’s blog response blockade, offering sarcasm and all-knowing clever quips demeaning a political candidate. The latest phase of the minion is calling Dr. Carson “crazy” it’s the new fad sweeping the blogosphere. Mitch, Explaining it simply is too far over most readers mean spirited attitude. Good luck in sharing well thought out positions to the minion. But there is a limit as how many minion you can land in one blog. The game wardens patrol theses minion waters.

  29. LtCol Allen West is an honorably retired officer, since 2004. He did get into trouble in Iraq by making an erroneous decision, which saved the lives of his men. Something you wouldn’t understand. He paid for his mistake with military punishment and chose retirement.

  30. WTF Are you talking about? This house negro who I am quite sure you would love for him to play the banjo for you, makes a statement that is so far out there and we are suppose to say ‘gee Billy bob that makes sense” You are an idiot

  31. I don’t understand you people. You hold up house negroes who say the most insane things but you hate African Americans who make sense. Oh wait I forgot you are a bagger

  32. You are really stupid but I will game this out for you. First we will not drop any nuclear weapons and only dumbasses like yourself would even think of such a thing.

    Now lets be serious. A blockade wont work because China will not go along since they are the main buyers of Iranian oil. If Israel decide to bomb them they don’t have the capability. To get at the facilities you need heavy bombers which Israel does not have.

    Now worst case. Israel decide to use their submarine cruise missiles which wont do shit but piss Iran off. Its this little thing call the strait of Hormuz which a lot oil flows through. Very narrow and whithen range of Iranian missiles and tankers being big fat targets, well hopefully you get the picture.

    We will amped up airstrikes but that wont stop the program only a ground invasion and occupation will do that. Contrary to what you believe war cost money and more importantly how many lives are you willing to sacrifice? We know it wont be your chicken hawk ass so how many?

  33. Allen West couldn’t even hold onto a Republican-leaning Congressional District in Florida. As a national ticket, these two would be train wreck.

  34. Right — those would be those right-wing (Christian) Republicans — Lincoln’s party — that won the Civil War and freed the slaves. And battled the likes of the (Dem) “Conscience of the Senate”, Robert Byrd, who was a proud recruiter for the Klan and all the rest of the Democrats pushing Jim Crow laws for the next 100 years…the same Dems who created the first gun control laws to keep guns out of the hands of freed blacks…the same Republicans who fought the Dems’ filibuster (led by Al Gore’s daddy) to pass the Civil Rights Bill of l964…and the same Republicans who have been fighting liberals for years to get poor black and Hispanic kids the opportunities to go to the same great schools the rich (liberals) kids go to (Did you see “Waiting for Superman”? I didn’t think so.) You guys are the biggest hypocrites on the planet, and poor minority children pay the biggest price. Shame on you.

  35. You’ve got a little chronology problem, there, so rearranged as to support your case, but unable to withstand a fact check. Your closing statement is truth-challenged, as well.

  36. Accusing the President of treason is hyperbole. You can use another word if you prefer, but it doesn’t change the facts.

  37. Anybody’s “insane” who doesn’t agree with you. If one of the most honored and admired men in the world (not only in healthcare but in education, leadership (the Harvard Leadership Council and U.S. News & World Reports named him one of America’s top leaders), race relations (as opposed to the incessant mantra of the loser-give up-drop out-loot&destroy ’cause you’re a victim of this racist society) For an example of a different point of view:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxXGSbam7JE

  38. Such gutter chatter … How would you talk with each other if seated at a round bar with a favorite beverage at hand? With the language I find here, it wouldn’t take long for one of those dreaded “wars” (as in ground troops) to break out. Can you be civil? [WINK]

  39. Fred,
    We never get a good debate going by name calling. Haven’t we had enough of that for a while. We may not agree, but we should be able to discuss without tearing one another down.

    Calling the first doctor to perform successful surgery to separate conjoined twins a nut job does not represent his actual mental capacities.

    Check out his resume. You may not agree with his conservative viewpoint but it may be hard to deny that Ben Carson is a highly intelligent and accomplished individual.

    We need to focus on character and qualifications.

  40. Look no one is questioning his abilities as a doctor but when this house negro start questioning the patriotism of a two time elected President who BTW dumbass receive the most votes since IKE then he is telling your racist ass what you want to hear

  41. It is losers like you that give the GOP such a bad (worse) name. Did you read the book? Or is reading above your pay grade? Your vitriolic, profanity-filled post adds nothing to the discussion, but that Farrow guy has a purty lil’ mouth now, doesn’t he? #joyreid

  42. I apologise for not having carefully placed several WTF in my response and a few more dumb**s words before I posted. Perhaps you would of not snipped me out of this very vitriol that you propagate. Please snip me again if you like. At least I held a mirror up to your face. I don’t expect “this latest addition” to even make one character, because it does not meet your low standard.[WINK]

  43. Calling Ben Carson, and other free-thinking blacks, house negroes… And then calling their supporters racist? You are obviously the racist here. Dems can’t stand it we minorities start thinking our themselves and realize they can never have true equality and real wealth as long as we stay on the government plantation. Blacks and hispanics vote Dem because that’s what they are taught and they don’t take it upon themselves to get educated about who’s really on their side. Once we look past the lip service and pandering we realize the only ones who want to treat us like equals are “conservatives” (not necessarily Reps).

  44. Why would I vote for a bunch of idiots? Name one thing conservatives have done to help the average American in the last 40 years? And yes the only plantation is the one you are one HOUSE NEGRO
    Malcolm describes the difference between the “house Negro” and the “field Negro.”
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. 23 January 1963.

    So you have two types of Negro. The old type and the new type. Most of you know the old type. When you read about him in history during slavery he was called “Uncle Tom.” He was the house Negro. And during slavery you had two Negroes. You had the house Negro and the field Negro.

    The house Negro usually lived close to his master. He dressed like his master. He wore his master’s second-hand clothes. He ate food that his master left on the table. And he lived in his master’s house–probably in the basement or the attic–but he still lived in the master’s house.

    So whenever that house Negro identified himself, he always identified himself in the same sense that his master identified himself. When his master said, “We have good food,” the house Negro would say, “Yes, we have plenty of good food.” “We” have plenty of good food. When the master said that “we have a fine home here,” the house Negro said, “Yes, we have a fine home here.” When the master would be sick, the house Negro identified himself so much with his master he’d say, “What’s the matter boss, we sick?” His master’s pain was his pain. And it hurt him more for his master to be sick than for him to be sick himself. When the house started burning down, that type of Negro would fight harder to put the master’s house out than the master himself would.

    But then you had another Negro out in the field. The house Negro was in the minority. The masses–the field Negroes were the masses. They were in the majority. When the master got sick, they prayed that he’d die. [Laughter] If his house caught on fire, they’d pray for a wind to come along and fan the breeze.
    Read More
    http://ccnmtl.columbia.edu/projects/mmt/mxp/speeches/mxa17.html

    And that’s your black history lesson for the day

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