As NBA legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar said it best, why would any Black person vote for a Republican?
He took a 3-pointer at Ben Carson.
In a Time Magazine article, the famed basketball player said that Republicans will never listen to the concerns of Black America.
He summed it up like this: "[Carson's] repressive, muddled and pious policies and opinions often run against our Constitution—but his questionable proposals will likely, thankfully, be doomed by his lack of political expertise. His presidency would be marked by even worse gridlock while he wastes his time trying to impose his narrow and sometimes ill-informed morality on the other 319 million people in the nation. And it would definitely not be good for African Americans to have a president who flounders helplessly in office because it would perpetuate the stereotype that blacks can’t be effective CEOs, quarterbacks and leaders."
Abdul Jabbar added, "Although Carson is a celebrated physician, he has expressed several opinions that are contrary to scientific evidence and therefore call into question his logic—a quality crucial in a president. His claim that sexual orientation is a choice is remarkably unscientific. He has argued that “a lot of people” in prison change their sexual orientation. As many people have pointed out, sexual behavior is not the same as orientation. Plus, studies indicate the most significant causes of sexual orientation are genetics and in utero hormonal exposure. According to the American Psychological Association, “most people experience little or no sense of choice about their sexual orientation.” For a physician to ignore the preponderance of scientific proof in favor of his own religious beliefs is dangerous because is it justifies enacting laws that restrict human and civil rights. Carson has since apologized, but we should never forget that pseudo-science was used to prove blacks were physically and mentally inferior to whites and to justify slavery."
|I won't endorse Ben Carson for president.|
And what makes Carson so pitiful is his lame attempt to win the Black vote. So in select areas, the Carson campaign released a hip-hop themed political ad.
Carson himself doesn't rap in the 60-second radio spot, which will play for two weeks in Miami, Atlanta, Houston, Detroit, Birmingham, Alabama, Jackson, Mississippi, Memphis, Tennessee, and Little Rock, Arkansas. A rapper named Aspiring Mogul raps, "Vote and support Ben Carson for our next president and be awesome," over clips of Carson remarks about freedom and personal responsibility.
Carson isn't a fan of hip-hop music.
But he's willing to put a handful of $$$$$$$ to win the Black vote.
Carson has at 20% of the Black vote. That's a first for a Republican. It hasn't been achieved since the days of George H.W. Bush.