Remember a few years back when the Democrats and their media PAC (that's what it is, folks, a Democratic PAC) went out of their way to trash Michael Steele when he was Chairman of the Republican National Committee? Or how about in the last primary cycle when Herman Cain, a good man with great ideas, was brought down with a hush-hush attack campaign of innuendo? Well, folks, they're at it again and we knew it was coming, we just didn't know when. They're attacking Ben Carson by claiming he lied about his relationship with West Point, fabricating a story out of nothing. And what is common in all of the attacks? The three victims were black Conservatives, not catering to the pandering and shameful Democratic Party.
Politico, a shameless left wing internet site trying to call itself objective, came out with a story which took a little bit of factual information and turned it into an outrageous lie. They stated that Dr. Ben, a good Christian man with a stellar reputation, lied about his relationship with West Point, the United States Military Academy. They claim that it was based upon his recently published book but the real story was quite different.
Here's what Politico says: That Ben Carson claims he applied and was accepted to attend West Point and that he actually attended the esteemed academy. They also said he talks about a scholarship and that West Point doesn't give scholarships.
Here's what Ben Carson says: That at age 17, he was the top high school ROTC cadet in his city and that he had many visits with high ranking officers and others asking if he was interested in attending the military school. He seriously considered it, but in the end decided his goal was to attend medical school after undergraduate schooling and he never requested any support in receiving an appointment to the school. And whether the term scholarship is totally accurate, the academy does offer appointments which cost the cadet nothing and they even earn a spending stipend while in school. I don't know about you, but when I was 17 I would have called that a scholarship as well.
Then I found that in a brochure that the academy offers to prospective candidates, it even uses the term scholarship in the narrative. So take that, Politico.
Now they've made a big deal of it in the mainstream media, led by CNN, even though they don't have anything here. Accordingly, Dr. Carson has made the rounds on TV and radio explaining the truth clearly and honestly. And folks, remember one important thing. The entire West Point story took place nearly fifty years ago so every detail is beyond the memory of a mere mortal, yet Dr. Carson did a good job. He certainly has a high degree of character and honor, traits that I'm sure are in short supply at Politico.
So what will this do? Well, with the media being rated extremely low by most Americans when it comes to truth and reliability, I think Carson will actually get a bounce out of this. I hope he does and I hope in the end the media is shamed by this event. And just think about this: Will the media ever treat any Democrat, even someone with a record of half-truths and outright lies like Hillary in a similar fashion? Of course not, for they are in the tank for her, and since it is not in their thought process to recognize a truly smart and accomplished black person who happens to be conservative, then we should expect nothing different.
Don't you think it's way past time to stop giving them a pass for filling the airwaves with lies? That answer is one that each of us must make for ourselves, but regardless, I hope you will join me in standing with Ben Carson, a good and accomplished man who is God fearing and America loving. Along with Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, he's a candidate I will support.