By J. D. Heyes
(NationalSentinel) Politics: The knee-jerk Left, which certainly has its share of plain, ol’ jerks, were once again outraged – outraged! – over remarks made by Dr. Ben Carson, brilliant neurosurgeon, one-time GOP presidential contender and now head of Housing and Urban Development for the Trump administration.
In speaking to HUD employees recently about his vision for the government agency, Carson said:
That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.
And do you know of all the nations in the world, this one, the United States of America, is the only one big enough and great enough to allow all those people to realize their dream. And this is our opportunity to enhance that dream.
Leslie Jones, one of the “stars” of the remake Ghostbusters flop, tweeted:
And then there was actor Samuel L. Jackson, certainly another black American recipient of the very kind of opportunities Dr. Carson spoke of:
Sigh. Liberals – they can’t just be annoying; they have to be annoyingly wrong and hypocritical.
Like, when their hero, Barack Obama, said the same thing as Carson said, multiple times, as catalogued here at The Federalist.
We say it so often, we sometimes forget what it means — we are a nation of immigrants. Unless you are one of the first Americans, a Native American, we are all descended from folks who came from someplace else — whether they arrived on the Mayflower or on a slave ship, whether they came through Ellis Island or crossed the Rio Grande.
Certainly, it wasn’t easy for those of African heritage who had not come here voluntarily and yet in their own way were immigrants themselves.
And here in America, we are united by more than the color of our skin or the language that we speak. We are joined together by a shared creed, a shared set of values. We’re connected by the future we want for ourselves and our children. And we determine our own destiny here. Whether your ancestors came from a — came over on a slave ship, or crossed the Rio Grande, or were here long before the country was founded, we’re in this together. And we have the opportunity right now to determine our own destiny.
“Next time progressives decide to skewer a Republican for saying something, it would behoove them see if President Obama has said the exact same thing. Or, at least, stop pretending not to know what Ben Carson is talking about,” writes Bre Payton at The Federalist.
Amen. But that would mean liberals would have to unlearn their instinctive, self-taught aversion to oppose, criticize or mock anything a conservative says, about any subject or issue. And frankly, that’s a bridge to far for them.