Remember my “I can’t even” post from a few weeks ago? This should have been on it (H/T Sophia Tesfaye at Salon). Apparently you win a Republican primary by being the most cruel to undocumented immigrants. Oh, you want to develop a new police state to knock down the doors of undocumented immigrants’ homes and send their entire families back where they came from? Well Ben Carson sees your horrific plan, Donald Trump, and raises you a drone festival.
I have no idea how to insert Tweets in this thing (hey, I only have a Bachelor’s in Technology Systems, okay?), so I’m just going to post the quotes from Dennis Welch’s (of KTVK-TV Phoenix) Twitter account quoting Carson from his rally earlier today in Phoenix, AZ.:
“Ben Carson when asked about drone to secure the border: “I’m suggesting we do what we need to do to secure the border whatever that is.”
Carson, thanks to the first GOP debate, has recently had his profile elevated. This presumably is because he’s “not a politician” and “not a member of the establishment” and “anti-PC culture” blah, blah, blah, etc. As I stated yesterday in my post, the polls appear to show a significant rise for Ben Carson. According to the Fox News Frank Luntz focus group after the debate, Carson impressed a lot of people. But then again, that same focus group said Trump did terribly, and it appears Trump fever is still going on with no immediate end in sight.
Now comes the next step. Who is going to be the guy who follows Carson’s footsteps and advocates for drone strikes on the border? Cruz? Walker? Maybe Fiorina or Huckabee? I’ll post more if any endorse this truly insane idea.