DR. BEN CARSON




Dr. BEN CARSON 

“ Dr. Useless " 
United States Secretary of BAD Housing and NO Urban Development

DESCRIPTION
Benjamin Solomon Carson Sr. is an American politician, author and former neurosurgeon serving as the 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development since 2017, under the T-RUMP Administration.
Born: September 18, 1951 (age 67 years), Detroit, MI
Spouse: Candy Carson (m. 1975)

Education: University of Michigan Medical School (1973–1977)
Children: Rhoyce Carson, Murray Carson, Ben Carson Jr.

HISTORY

Benjamin Solomon Carson Sr. (born September 18, 1951) is an American politician, author and former neurosurgeon serving as the 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development since 2017, under the T-RUMP Administration. 

Prior to his cabinet position, he was a candidate for President of the United States in the Republican primaries in 2016 and failed miserably.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, and a graduate of Yale University and the University of Michigan Medical School, Carson has authored numerous books on his medical career and political stances. He was portrayed by Cuba Gooding Jr. in a 2009 biographical television drama film. Carson was the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland from 1984 until his retirement in 2013. 

As a pioneer in neurosurgery, Carson’s achievements include performing the only successful separation of conjoined twins joined at the back of the head; performing the first successful neurosurgical procedure on a fetus inside the womb; performing the first completely successful separation of type-2 vertical craniopagus twins; developing new methods to treat brain-stem tumors; and revitalizing hemispherectomy techniques for controlling seizures. 

He became the youngest chief of pediatric neurosurgery in the country at age 33. Carson has received more than 60 honorary doctorate degrees, dozens of national merit citations, and written over 100 neurosurgical publications. In 2001, he was named by CNN and TIME magazine as one of the nation’s 20 foremost physicians and scientists, and was selected by the Library of Congress as one of 89 “Living Legends” on its 200th anniversary   In 2008, he was bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States. 

Carson was the featured speaker at the 1997 National Prayer Breakfast. His widely publicized speech at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast catapulted him to conservative fame for his views on social and political issues.   On May 4, 2015, he announced he was running for the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election at a rally in his hometown of Detroit.

In March 2016, following the Super Tuesday primaries, he suspended his campaign and announced he would be the new national chairman of My Faith Votes, a group that encourages Christians to exercise their civic duty to vote.  He then endorsed the candidacy of Donald Trump.

On March 2, 2017, Carson was confirmed by the United States Senate as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in a 58–41 vote.  And it has been a steady downfall since then.  He suffers from the Donald T-RUMP Crainial-Rectal Dyslexia Syndrome found in many Cabinet members who shake hands with the  devil  err T-RUMP.

May 2019
At a Senate hearing This exchange between Carson, the Housing and Urban Development secretary, and Democratic California Rep. Katie Porter on Tuesday, May 21st, all the more brutal:

Porter: I'd also like you to get back to me if you don't mind to explain the disparity in REO rates. Do you know what an REO is?
Carson: An Oreo?
Porter: No, not an Oreo. An R-E-O. REO.
Carson: Real estate …
Porter: What’s the O stand for?
Carson: Organization.
Porter: Owned, real estate owned. That’s what happens when a property goes to foreclosure, we call it an R-E-O.
He looked very stupid
….

A very tough look for Ben Carson, no?  Carson tried to laugh the whole thing off -- and, to be clear, he was NOT joking with the whole "Oreo" thing in the original exchange -- by tweeting out a picture of himself holding a package of the delicious sandwich cremes with the caption:  "OH, REO! Thanks, @RepKatiePorter. Enjoying a few post-hearing snacks. Sending some your way!



AH HA HA HA...wait, we are talking about the HUD secretary not knowing a common term used in the housing industry. Which is concerning!   Unfortunately, it’s not terribly surprising for Carson who, from the moment he was nominated to head HUD, seemed like a very odd fit for the job.  Carson became famous —in medical circles at least -- as one of the best pediatric neurosurgeons in the country. 

In 2013, he delivered a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast that was deeply critical of President Barack Obama, who was in attendance, on taxes and health care. Suddenly, he was a conservative hero -- and he parlayed that status into a 2016 bid for president.

That candidacy turned out to be a bust as Carson proved to be an awkward -- to be kind -- presence on the campaign trail and the debate stage. But he did one thing very right in that race -- as least as it related to his political future: He endorsed and campaigned for Donald Trump.

"Some people have gotten the impression that Donald Trump is this person who is not malleable, who does not have the ability to listen, and to take information in and make wise decisions. And that's not true," Carson said at the time. "He's much more cerebral than that."  

Anyway, T-RUMP paid back Carson’s loyalty by selecting him to head HUD. “ en Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities," Trump said of his one-time rival in announcing the nomination in late 2016.   Just like Betsy DeVos whose f*cking up education and Mrs. Linda McMahon who screwed up new Small Business Cabinet Post and then quit.

Questions quickly arose about Carson’s credentials for the job, to which longtime Carson aide Armstrong Williams responded that the HUD nominee had grown up in low-income housing, which made him an expert in housing more generally.  That was a lie, never happened.

He was never qualified to be the HUD secretary. He was put into the job because he is friends with the President, and the President rewards his friends.  Loyalty to T-RUMP is the only qualification that matters to the President, and Carson has that, if little else. Other than a brilliant surgeon, had he just stuck with what he knew, instead he shook Trumps hand and is now the National Fool.  Im sure he’ll resign soon, T-RUMP needs him, not too many black faces are around the White House.


06-07-2019 aljacobsladder.com