Bernie Sanders Condemns Ben Carson’s Comment That A Muslim Should Not Be President


Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders condemned Dr. Ben Carson’s comment that a Muslim should not be President Of The United States. Sanders called Carson’s comment disappointing prejudice.

Here is the exchange between Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, and NBC’s Chuck Todd on Meet The Press:

CHUCK TODD: So do you believe that Islam is consistent with the constitution?

DR. BEN CARSON: No, I don’t, I do not.


DR. BEN CARSON: I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.

In a statement, Sen. Sanders condemned Carson’s remarks, “I am very disappointed that Dr. Carson would suggest that a Muslim should not become president of the United States. It took us too long to overcome the prejudice against electing a Catholic or an African-American president. People should be elected to office based on their ideas, not their religion or the color of their skin.”


Dr. Carson displayed a level of prejudice that would be shocking to anyone who hasn’t followed what Republicans have been saying for years. Discrimination against U.S. Muslims has been an accepted position within the Republican Party for a very long time.

Republicans pushed the idea that President Obama is not a Christian because in their view being a Muslim implies that one is a terrorist.

While his statements may have surprised those in the corporate political press, the views expressed by Dr. Carson aren’t out of the mainstream of the Republican Party. Sen. Sanders was right. The level of prejudice expressed by Carson was disappointing, but it is par for the course among some Republicans.

Donald Trump refused to say that President Obama was born in America and is not a Muslim today, and Ben Carson suggested that a Muslim should never be elected president. It is time for the media to stop making excuses for Republican racism and prejudice, because as Sen. Sanders said, people should be elected based on their ideas and nothing else.

63 Replies to “Bernie Sanders Condemns Ben Carson’s Comment That A Muslim Should Not Be President”

  1. I’ll vote for a Muslim quicker than I vote for a republican and that includes that Lunatic Uncle Tom, ben Carson

  2. So much for Article VI, paragraph 3 (the no religious test clause) of our constitution according to Ben “Eyes-wide-shut” Carson.

    The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.

  3. I thought these tea partiers loved the constitution. I think they just use the constitution when it suits them and then chuck the damn thing in the trash when it doesn’t agree with them.

    I think we need to keep the constitution and send any clown home, without even a condolence prize, for not agreeing with and following the constitution.

  4. What could be more detestable or ignominious than a slave who is willing to deceive, bait and capture others?

    Tag! You’re it Ben Carson.

  5. What would be his reasoning for that statement? Sometimes smart people are only book smart, and aren’t able to interact rationally with other people. This guy is nucking futts! Sen Sanders is an honorable man for calling out his crap.

  6. Whaaaat!? Uncle Ben said that he doesn’t believe a Muslim is worthy of being President of the USA? He should have been asked WHY? And what if he hears the overtly racist members of his party (Republicans)say that they don’t want another Negro (Black man) in the White House. Which I think is the secret, hush, hush feeling most of them have. And Ben is living amongst those people. So it is unbelievable for Uncle Ben to take that prejudiced position against Muslims. He qualified his bigoted outlook, by saying he has no problem with them being Senators or Congressme. BTW I think we have two Muslims in Congress. Ben, is mixed up. And yes, he IS an Uncle Tom. There, I said it.

  7. What platform would a Moslem run on? Jerusalem as the indivisible capital of Israel? The separation of church and state? Reimposing sanctions on Iran? Boots on the ground to destroy ISIS? A state for the Kurdish people? Will he call Hamas and Hezbollah terrorist organizations? What will be his position on Moslem apostates? Cartoons ridiculing Mohammad? Will he continue the tradition of a Seder in the White House? What about surveillance of mosques?

  8. Article VI, paragraph 3

    The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.
    You should read your Constitution

  9. See Rep. Keith Ellison (MN).

    And then reflect on how STUPID your painting with a broad brush sounds to any thinking person.

  10. The left loves Islam. I guess it’s the principal of the enemy of my enemy is my friend. The enemy of liberty.

  11. David. And who sold weapons, missiles, anthrax illegally to Sunnis, Shiites and Pashtuns using Drug Money from Central America? Mission Accomplished dumb@ss.

  12. Ron, just like they use only parts of the Bible that benefit them. The rest..they don’t even acknowledge, because if they did, they would not be whining about the Pope stressing the importance and duty of humanity to care for one another.

  13. I remember, since I’m old, Piss Christ. A cross dipped in urine. The New York Times loved it. Then the Virgin Mary with elephant dung on her face at the Brooklyn Museum. Again the paper had am orgasm. Mayor Gulliani not so much. But then, during the Danish cartoon incident which mocked the Prophet, the Times disapproved. Christianity is and always has been a mortal threat to the left. Islam is a friend. Obama talked about people clinging to their guns and Bibles and also discussed the crusades. Marx prattled about religion being the opiate of the masses.

  14. Last post. And only because it just occurred to me. You see, under Judaism and Christianity individuals have God given rights which supercede man made law. To the left this is not acceptable since government is God and what it says goes. Man is God in other words. There is no higher law. Why do you think so many leftists are athiest? And those that are not are secular. Whatever that is. In Islam, man has no rights. So the whole issue is moot. Islam actually means submission. So how can it be a threat to totalitarianism since it is so itself?

  15. Token should be ashamed of himself making such a statement. But hey, he’s a NAZI like the rest of the Republicans. Republicans have been oppressing Americans for years, they have ran endless con jobs on this country for years. A very hateful group of people that shouldn’t be in the public domain. They have no scruples. Token should no better, color struck dumbass.

  16. I may not be the fan of but even government shutdownocrat Sen. Ted Cruz responded to Carson’s statement, “The Constitution specifies that there shall be no religious test for public office, and I am a constitutionist.”

    Ran into a website for anyone that may be interested in the Constitution of the USA…
    The Interactive-Constitution Study of the American Constitution Society and The Federalist Society.

  17. Not being Danny Trump is an advantage when talking to a racist. One does not have to hold back or pull any punches.

    Let me give you a piece of advice: you are an idiot.

    Your comments deserve no other response.

    I repeat, you are an idiot

  18. You say “last post.” If only.

    Just find something reasonable to say. No one objects to sensible oppositional discourse, but no one wants to hear racist rambling, or paranoid blathering. From an idiot.

  19. Bernie Sanders: Donald Trump Must Apologize to President Obama!

    Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders slammed Donald Trump on the CBS This Morning show for not correcting a man that stood up at his New Hampshire rally and called President Barack Obama a Muslim who is “not even an American.”
    “I think it’s a disgrace to again question whether or not the president of the United States was born in this country, or whether he’s a Christian. I thought we were beyond that. It’s an outrage.” Sanders said he had hoped Trump had “learned” something from his crusade to get Obama’s birth certificate during the 2012 campaign, but apparently that is not the case. “This is not what American politics should be about. Trump must apologize to the president and American people for continuing the lie that the president is not an American and not a Christian,” Sanders tweeted Friday.

    Watch entire CBS This Morning interview on YouTube:

  20. If the choice is between Hillary and a Republican, then we’ll have another corporate boot-licking neo-liberal in the White House.

    Sanders is not going to win the nomination without leverage. Period.

  21. Jane. It has to be right. The left hates as you know both Judaism and Christianity and loves Islam. Makes no sense. On the surface. So what is the reason?

  22. “Fk” YOU Asswipe!!! You are nobodys friend.{I don’t count Teatards like YOU!!!
    Ya wanna be an Islamophobe??? Do it elsewhere; this is OUR site!!!

  23. Shadowwolf, hate has always been part of their party and religion, it is only now that the thugs have allowed it to be seen and said.

  24. Sorry kitalaq, when anything has the Federalist Society attached to it.. I do not go there.. Full rethug BS

  25. No David. We on the left believe in what our country stands for unlike folks like you. You think we are a Christian nation and that is the biggest lie of all. Go to the RWNJ sites. They will totally welcome you there.

  26. You have to be a repub. Why? You really don’t even know who Hillary is and what she stands for. You act like corp money should never be taken. Go back and see how Dems would have been screwed. President Bill Clinton took corp money and his is very loved. And why do repubs want Bernie to be the nominee? Why do repubs fear Hillary? Go away repub.

  27. First thing I’ve agreed with Carson on. I would actually vote for a repuke rather than a muslim. Don’t you people realize that they want to destroy us? They keep telling us this, and you keep licking their behinds. Maher is right, you’re a bunch of pussies, either in the name of political correctness or fear.

  28. “…the left hates as you know both Judaism and Christianity and loves Islam.”

    First, please don’t presume to tell me what I know.

    What I know is that your statement isn’t grounded in reality. Can you really be so clueless that you don’t know that most people on the left ARE Jews and Christians?

    Tell you what. Provide some evidence to back up your claim. Not irrational rants; nor misperceptions, anecdotes, and opinions claiming to be facts. No sweeping generalizations. No dogma or talking points. Give objective, verifiable evidence to support what you say.

    Otherwise you sound remarkably like Sarah Palin — an idiot.

  29. Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

    “We call on our nation’s political leaders – across the political spectrum – to repudiate these unconstitutional and un-American statements and for Mr. Carson to withdraw from the presidential race,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Award, adding that the Constitution states “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office.”

  30. Ever heard of Citizens United? Without Wall St money and PACS and Super PACS, no one is going to be competitive in the general election. That’s Bernie Sanders’ problem. His “punish the rich” agenda and his 90% tax rate for government controlled income redistribution assures us he’s not going to be competitive.

  31. Actually, Bush Cheney wanted to destroy Arabs and Muslims. They started this mess with their nonsensical war against Iraq. Most stupid foreign policy mistake in our history. Bin Laden told us the reason he attacked on September 11: our support for Israel’s brutal occupation and oppression of the Palestinians and our military bases in the Middle East. Once Bush Cheney took on the slaughter of civilians in the rampaging wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who could be surprised that they don’t much like us and seek retribution.

  32. Are you forgetting the attack on the World Trade Center that killed over 3,000 people? What about Norway and Sweden now having astronomical rape rates because of the wonderful muslims they brought in who can’t keep their peckers out of white women? Call me a racist if you want, but the facts are on my side. I agree that going into Iran was a monstrous stupidity, after all Saddam kept the animals under control, but to put all the blame on us is simply wrong.

  33. So you are willing to blame an entire group for what a few extremists do? I’m not sure what facts you claim to be on your side, but making blanket statements concerning hot-button issues does not further any conversation.

  34. You are a bigot, spouting the same dehumanizing crap euro-Christians have been using as cover for conquest since the 1100s. Enough.

    Euro-Christianity does not have the right to rule the universe. It and its brothers of the Book – Islam and Judaism – can no longer be tolerated by a civilized world.

    ‘Revealed’ religion’s Reign of terror is in collapse. Not a second too soon. Take your Zionists, your KKK and your Taliban and go kill each other without involving the rest of us.

    We have a Humane civilization to build.

  35. Achtung, Baby. I know a fascist when I smell one. Take your frothy mixture of ignorance and rage and move it down the road.

    and take a good look in the mirror.

  36. Now that’s funny. Ted Cruz, a “Constitutionist”? While he attempt to defend the woman who refuses to do her government, tax payer paid job because of her faux religious beliefs. Constitutionalist my a**!

  37. “The left hates as you know both Judaism and Christianity and loves Islam.” That’s as YOU say, not as anyone here knows. Leading with that bogus statement shows your ignorance immediately.

  38. When I said last post it meant last post for the day. Ben Carson was my favourite. Still is. But what he said was really a bad move. I showed that the left has issues with Jews and Christians. So why do I have to document more? But ok. They throw gays out of windows in Iran and stone women to death after burying them in the sand until only the head shows. So that is the target. Do you ever see tens of thousands demonstrate about that? No. Never. Of course not. But when Israel reacted to the rockets finally everybody was out in the streets. You ever see anybody demonstrate against what is going on in Syria? Or what Saddam Hussein was doing to the Kurds? Nope. The UN, the Holy Temple of the left, the fount of so much anti semitic vomit, three days ago the Security Council condemned Israel for letting Jews pray at the Temple Mount. What about ‘the separation of church and state’ when there is no such thing? Going after bakers as long as they are not Moslem. Etc.

  39. David.. Face/Palm!!..Liberte’=LIBERTY=LIBERAL=FREEDOMS! David YOU are your OWN enemy! “My enemy of my enemy is my friend…Ipso Facto where does that leave you? When will you ever learn that you cannot come onto a site where FACTS are posted and try to destroy them with LIES and blatant stupidity? Seek professional psychiatric help.

  40. “What about ‘the separation of church and state’ when there is no such thing? ” It’s called The First Amendment. Read it sometime.

  41. Well, I don’t think that calling someone an ‘asswipe’ because they don’t like muslims shows much left wing tolerance and respect.

  42. I corrected it to Iraq, which was what I meant in the first place. Of course, we did go into Iran in a way by support the ayatollah rather than the shah, and didn’t that work out just spiffy? How many thousands died at the hands of the muslim extremists there after the shah was kicked out?

  43. This is your attempt at reasonable discourse, your argument for why a Muslim can’t be POTUS?

    More racist generalizations. More baseless assumptions that the radical beliefs and behaviors held in some countries apply to all Muslims of all countries.

    More sweeping calumnies against an entire religion based on anecdotes.

    Your “reasoning” is the equivalent of saying that the KKK is how all Christians express their faith the world over. Or that all the white people on Earth embrace the beliefs and practices of the KKK.

    You seem to have no idea how far and wide Islam is spread, nor how diverse are the practices and cultures of its adherents. No clue about the contributions that Muslims have made to the world, throughout much of recorded history. Do yourself a favor: go find out.

    I weep for your obstinate ignorance, and have nothing more to say to you on this subject.

  44. Was Ben Carson willing to elect Mitt Romney whose belief system claims that God will return to Earth and rule from Jackson County, Missouri?

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