Ben Carson Admits He Lied About Scholarship

Ben Carson Admits He Lied About Scholarship


>>THIS WEEK, BEN CARSON HAS
FACED NEW AND MORE INTENSE SCRUTINY OVER SOME THINGS HE HAS
SAID AND PRINTED IN THE PAST, SOME PERCEIVED LIES IN HIS
SPEECHES AND BOOKS. WE WILL TALK ABOUT A COUPLE OF THEM,
INCLUDING A FOLLOW-UP TO OUR DISCUSSION YESTERDAY ABOUT HIS
LIES HAVING TO DO WITH WEST POINT, AND THINGS LIKE STABBINGS
WHEN HE WAS YOUNG. BUT FIRST YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT A SECTION
FROM HIS BOOK, GIFTED HANDS, WHERE HE SAYS –>>WHAT DO YOU KNOW? A FULL
SCHOLARSHIP TO WEST POINT. HE GOES ON TO SAY –>>AND HE GOES ON. IT TURNS OUT
THOUGH THAT NONE OF THAT HAPPENED. HE MIGHT WELL HAVE MET
THE GENERAL, BUT HE WASN’T OFFERED ANY SORT OF FULL
SCHOLARSHIP. IS THIS ACTUALLY A LIE? WAS HE LYING?>>YES.>>EARLY TODAY IN POLITICO WHEN
THEY REVEALED SOME OF THIS INFORMATION, THEY TALKED TO WEST
POINT AND FOUND OUT WHAT HAPPENED VIS-¿-VIS BEN CARSON,
THEY SAID HE HAD NOT APPLIED LET ALONE HAD BEEN ACCEPTED. SO THEY
PRINTED THAT HE LIED ABOUT IT. AND THEN HIS CAMPAIGN MANAGER
SAID –>>IT WENT ON FROM THERE,
BASICALLY SAYING YOU CAN’T SAY HE LIED BECAUSE HE NEVER SAID
THAT HE ACTUALLY GOT IN, HE JUST IMPLIED HE GOT A FULL
SCHOLARSHIP. THEN YOU HAVE TO BEAR IN MIND THAT WEST POINT, IF
YOU ARE ACCEPTED, IS TUITION FREE SO YOU WOULD NOT
NEED A SCHOLARSHIP. IT IS A COMPLICATED MATTER.
DID HE LIE?>>YES. NOT EVEN CLOSE TO
COMPLICATED. HE ABSOLUTELY LIED. THAT IS NOT UNCLEAR, IT IS VERY
CLEAR. YOU GET A FULL SCHOLARSHIP WHEN YOU APPLY. HE
IS A BAD LIAR. I SAW THAT, I HAD DINNER WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL
MEDAL WINNERS AND THE GENERAL, LATER I WAS OFFERED A FULL
SCHOLARSHIP TO WEST POINT. IT MAKES IT SOUND LIKE THEY OFFERED
HIM A SCHOLARSHIP OVER DINNER. THAT IS NOT HOW IT WORKS. IF YOU
ARE GOING TO TELL A LIE, DON’T TELL IT THAT WAY, BECAUSE ANYONE
WITH ANY KIND OF ANTENNA FOR THIS GOES, I SMELL BULLSHIT. HE
IS A BAD LIAR IN EVERY WAY. IF YOU PUT IT IN A BOOK, HOW DO YOU
NOT DOUBLE CHECK IF THERE ARE SCHOLARSHIPS TO WEST POINT? IT
TURNS OUT IT IS FREE TUITION. WHY DIDN’T YOU DOUBLE CHECK? YOU
ARE NOT ONLY A LIAR, YOU ARE LAZY.>>ALSO THEY DO SUCH GOOD
RECORD-KEEPING IN THE MILITARY, PEOPLE CHECKED WHERE THAT
GENERAL WAS THAT DAY AND THEY SAID HE WAS NOT ANYWHERE NEAR
BEN CARSON AND THAT IN FACT HE WAS IN DC, HE HAD LUNCH IN DC
AND THEN HE PLAYED TENNIS LATER THAT AFTERNOON. THIS IS A 1969,
THEY KNOW WHAT THE FUCK HE DID. HE PLAYED TENNIS THAT DAY. THAT
IS ANOTHER LEVEL TO IT. HE HAS ADMITTED TO THIS LIE, THEY
ADMITTED THE WEST POINT THING, BUT HE STANDS BEHIND ALL THE
OTHER CRAZY BULLSHIT HE SAID.>>TO THE POINT OF HIM BEING A
BAD LIAR, REMEMBER HOW HE SAID A GUY TRIED TO STAB HIM, OR HE
TRIED TO STAB A GUY? HE MADE UP THEIR NAMES, AND THEY ARE LIKE,
LET’S LOOK FOR A GUY NAMED BOB THAT YOU SAID YOU DID THIS TO —
HE IS LIKE, YEAH, THOSE WERE NOT THEIR REAL NAMES. THEY SAID
OKAY, YOU SAID IT WAS A KID FROM SCHOOL. SO THEY INTERVIEWED THE
KIDS IN THE SCHOOL WHO ARE NOW GROWN UPS, AND THEY ARE LIKE, WE
WOULD HAVE REMEMBERED THAT. THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A BIG DEAL, A
STABBING AT THE SCHOOL. THEN HE CHANGED IT TO, IT WAS A CLOSE
RELATIVE. OKAY, WHO IS IT? I DON’T WANT TO PUT THEM ON THE
SPOT. WHAT IS PUTTING THEM ON THE SPOT? BUT I KNEW FROM DAY
ONE, BECAUSE HE SAID HE TRIED TO STAB HIM AND THE KNIFE LUCKILY
HIT HIS BIG BELT BUCKLE AND DIDN’T GO IN. WHAT BULLSHIT,
OBVIOUS LIE. I GOT LUCKY, LOOK, IT’S BENT AND I COULDN’T — IT
MAKES IT SEEM LIKE I HAD A VIOLENT PAST AND THIS IS A STORY
OF REDEMPTION WHEN I FOUND JESUS. BUT DON’T WORRY, I DIDN’T
HURT ANYONE BECAUSE I GOT LUCKY WITH THE BELT BUCKLE. WHERE WERE
YOU, TEXAS?>>DID YOU TRY TO STAB A RODEO
RIDER?>>HE SEEMS SO NICE, BUT
APPARENTLY WHEN HE STABS YOU HE AIMS FOR THE CROTCH.>>HE LIES WITH GREAT
SPECIFICITY, WHICH IS USUALLY A GREAT THING TO DO WHEN YOU ARE
LYING. PRO TIP, IF YOU ARE LYING, LAY OUT A BUNCH OF
DETAILS. THE PROBLEM IS WHEN YOU ARE LYING IN A BOOK, AT SOME
POINT PEOPLE MIGHT DOUBLE CHECK THE DETAILS. AND THESE LIES ARE
SO RICH WITH DETAILS THAT THIS GUY DOES NOT HAVE A CHANCE.
THERE IS NO HIGH GROUND FOR HIM. HE’S BEING FLOODED BY HIS LIES.
THEY ARE ALL OVER THE PLACE.>>THE LIES ABOUT THE VIOLENCE,
YOU TALKED ABOUT YESTERDAY. NOW WE HAVE BEN CARSON BEING
INTERVIEWED, IT GETS A LITTLE BIT HEATED. HE DOES NOT LIKE
BEING CALLED A LIAR, BUT HE SHOULD GET USED TO IT BECAUSE IT
WILL BE COMMON FROM NOW ON. WE WANT TO SHOW YOU HIS BACK AND
FORTH ON CNN ABOUT HIS VIOLENT PAST.>>ONE OF THE TACTICS THAT IS
USED BY YOU GUYS IN THE MEDIA, PARTICULARLY WHEN SOMEBODY IS
DOING WELL, IS, LET’S FIND A WAY TO GET THEM DISTRACTED AND GET
ALL THE PEOPLE DISTRACTED SO THAT WE CAN GET AWAY FROM
THE REAL ISSUES. AND I AM SIMPLY NOT GOING TO
ALLOW THAT TO OCCUR.>>DR. CARSON, I KNOW YOU CALL
THIS TACTICS — IT IS CALLED VETTING IN POLITICS.
YOU KNOW IT WELL.>>IS THAT WHAT WAS DONE WITH
THE CURRENT PRESIDENT? IS THAT WHAT YOU DID WITH HIM?>>YES, AS A MATTER OF FACT.>>NO YOU DID NOT.>>PRESIDENT OBAMA’S
AUTOBIOGRAPHY, DREAMS OF MY FATHER, WAS ALSO VETTED.>>GIMME A BREAK.>>AS SOON AS YOU DROP OUT YOU
WILL GET A BREAK. A GREAT FOLLOW-UP TO THAT WOULD HAVE
BEEN, YOU ARE LAYING OUT THAT YOU HAVE A GRIEVANCE WITH THE
MEDIA THAT THEY DID NOT VET OBAMA WELL ENOUGH. BUT NOW YOU
DON’T LIKE THAT WE ARE APPARENTLY DOING WHAT WE SHOULD
HAVE DONE WITH YOU. SHOULDN’T YOU BE HAPPY WE ARE VETTING YOU?>>ARE YOU SAYING HE’S
INCONSISTENT?>>THEY PICKED DREAMS OF MY
FATHER APART WITH A FINE TOOTH COMB. DO YOU THINK FOX NEWS WAS
LIKE, LET’S NOT LOOK INTO OBAMA’S BOOK? THEY LOOKED INTO
IT, BUT IT WASN’T JUST FOX NEWS. THE NEW YORK TIMES, STORY AFTER
STORY ABOUT THAT BOOK. THEN FOX NEWS WROTE AN INTERNAL MEMO
WHICH WAS LATER REVEALED IN A WAY THEY WERE NOT HAPPY WITH,
THAT SAID, MAKE SURE YOU TAKE DREAMS OF MY FATHER AND THEN,
BASED ON A IT, CALL OBAMA A MARXIST AND SOCIALIST. SO YOU
JUST DON’T LIKE IT BECAUSE YOU OBVIOUSLY LIED IN IT. IF
SOMEBODY SAYS CENK, I WILL PICK APART YOUR STORY ON X OR Y, I
GO, HAVE AT IT, HOSS. IF I PUT THAT STORY IN A BOOK, GO AHEAD.
IF I TRY TO STAB A GUY, AND BY THE WAY, WEIRD THING TO BE PROUD
OF, I WOULD KNOW WHO I TRIED TO STAB. IF I AM RUNNING FOR
PRESIDENT AND THERE IS A CONTROVERSY OVER WHETHER I DID
IT OR NOT, I MIGHT MILK IT FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS, YOU GUYS ARE SO
UNFAIR TO ME, AND THEN I WOULD BRING THE GUY OUT.>>THE GUY WHO YOU CREDIT AS
BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LIFE-CHANGING EVENT WHERE YOU
FOUND JESUS AND FOUND YOUR CALLING, WHY WOULDN’T THAT BE
AN AMAZING MOMENT BETWEEN RELATIVES? YOU WOULD BRING HIM OUT.>>THAT IS THE OTHER THING HE IS
DOING, HE IS QUITE CLEVER. THAT IS, LET ME SHOW YOU THIS
HARDSCRABBLE LIFE I HAD, UP FROM THE STREETS, AND HOW I FOUND THE
LIGHT WITH JESUS AND THIS NEW WAY. OF COURSE MANY PEOPLE
SIGNED ON TO THAT. IT WAS EFFECTIVE. BUT IT WAS HONESTLY A
NARRATIVE BASED ON –>>OBVIOUSLY THEY DID NOT VET
BARACK OBAMA. THAT IS WHY I KNOW WHAT A LONGFORM BIRTH
CERTIFICATE IS. HE IS THE FIRST GUY WHO EVER HAD TO PRODUCE
THAT. THEY WERE ASKING FOR HIS COLLEGE RECORDS. GEORGE BUSH
SKIPPED OUT ON THE NATIONAL GUARD FOR A YEAR, TALK ABOUT NOT
VETTING A MOTHERFUCKER. ALL OF A SUDDEN WE GET THE GUY WHO WAS
CLEAN AS A WHISTLE, OBAMA, AND THEY WANT TO SEE HIS LONGFORM
BIRTH CERTIFICATE? BUT THAT IS BEN CARSON, HE BELIEVES THAT
BECAUSE HE LIVES INSIDE THE RIGHT-WING BUBBLE. HE HAS NEVER
HEARD ANYONE SAY WE VETTED BARACK OBAMA, HE IS ONLY HEARD
THE OPPOSITE. HE IS FLUMMOXED WHEN SHE SAYS THAT.>>THE LYING IS NOT WHAT BOTHERS
ME MOST ABOUT BEN CARSON, IT IS THE STORY HE CREATED WITH THAT
LIE. THE STORY OF, I WAS A VIOLENT BLACK KID, JUST LIKE
REPUBLICAN VOTERS WOULD EXPECT. AND I WAS TAMED BY THE LORD
JESUS CHRIST. AND I DID IT ALL BY MYSELF. THERE IS THIS MOMENT
OF SALVATION WHEN HE GOES INTO A BATHROOM, LOCKS HIMSELF IN, TALKS
TO JESUS, COMES OUT AND HE IS CHANGED. HE DID NOT NEED ANY
ASSISTANCE, DID NOT NEED MEDICAID, FOOD STAMPS,
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, ANY OF THAT. ALL HE NEEDED WAS JESUS CHRIST
TO TAME THE SAVAGE THAT HE WAS. IT IS NOT JUST THE KNIFE STORY,
HE TALKS ABOUT PUNCHING A GUY IN THE FACE WITH A LOCK, AGAIN A
GUY NOBODY CAN FIND, AGAIN A STORY PEOPLE MIGHT REMEMBER IN
SCHOOL, THIS GIANT FIGHT — HE THREW A ROCK AT SOMEBODY’S FACE
AND BROKE HIS GLASSES, WHAT A SAVAGE HE WAS. THANK GOD YOU
TAMED HIM. IF THAT IS A LIE YOU CONCOCTED TO MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY,
YOU ARE A VILE, DISGUSTING GUY. YOU ARE THROWING EVERYONE ELSE
UNDER THE BUS. YOU ARE SAYING, YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT THEM. THEY
ARE VIOLENT SAVAGES, SO IF YOU DON’T TAME THEM YOU KNOW HOW
THEY WILL TURN OUT.>>AND IF YOU DON’T TAME THEM
WITH CHRISTIANITY, IF YOU TAME THEM WITH ISLAM, THAT IS THE
WORST.>>I WAS GOING TO SAY, YOU ARE
DAMNED IF YOU DO AND DAMNED IF YOU DON’T. APPARENTLY IT HAS
BECOME THE IN THING TO BURN BLACK CHURCHES DOWN THE PAST
YEAR. BUT ALSO WE DO KNOW FROM THEM TALKING TO KIDS AT HIS
SCHOOL THAT HE DIDN’T HAVE A TRANSFORMATION FROM AN ANGRY,
ILL TEMPERED KID TO SOME PLACID — HE WAS APPARENTLY ALWAYS A
LAZY, SLEEPY CHILD FROM THE TIME HE WAS YOUNG. I AM NOT
RELIGIOUS, BUT IF YOU ARE, I IMAGINE IT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU,
BUT THE STORY OF HOW YOU FOUND JESUS, IF YOU HAVE BEEN LYING
ABOUT THAT, I WOULD QUESTION PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING HAVING TO
DO WITH RELIGION AT THAT POINT.

100 thoughts on “Ben Carson Admits He Lied About Scholarship

  1. The stupidity on the left is immense. I honestly don't think these men COMPREHEND how bad they look. They cannot grasp the facts with their feeble minds.

  2. ….He lied about the Scholarship…., he is a perfect Homophobe ……, he had a very Troubled and a Violent Childhood….., and he is Unable to deal with real Foreign Policy issues, real Economic issues, and real Political issues…….. seems that the Bible and the Scalpel are his most wonderful assets though…!
    I don't think that only the Bible and the Scalpel would necessarily lead to the White House….

  3. I guess I am confused by the attack on Dr. Carson. When I was a senior in high school, Senator Frank Church offered me at a dinner with him and my parents an "appointment" to any of the military schools of my choice. I do not know where the vetting of my eligibility or recommendation came from. I am 74 and did not consider it the same as a scholarship offer to play (football and I had many). It seems to me that you are playing the semantic games which is common in the liberal left. I too rejected the offer to participate in professional sport.

  4. He didn't say "free tuition" because he probably thought the anti-Affirmative Action whites in his party would view it as a racial preference entitlement.

  5. AS USUAL THESE PIECES OF CRAPOLA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOULD LIE !!! ABOUT THE ONE MAN, WHO HAS PROBABLY….. NEVER TOLD A LIE !! – AS AN ADULT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CAN YOU !!…. MATCH THAT….. PUNKS??????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. I do not know how people could stoop so low for lies, it is also difficult for me to understand how gullible people have become. I should have known anyway, they are all products of mind control and are liars themselves wearing suits. I am waiting to hear and read the next article " CARSON LIED ABOUT HIS CERTIFICATE, HE WAS NEVER A DOCTOR" hahaha!!! Would somebody tell them pls to grow up!!!

  7. Carson is a pathological liar (about Popeyes, his Violent Youth, West Point, Bob, Yale Honesty Exam, etc.)
    Regardless, Carson has served his purpose. Like Cain, Steele, West, Clarence Thomas, and even Colin Powell, Carson is the token 'uncle Tom' that can make White Republicans say 'hey, we aren't racist we have….".
    Mission Accomplished- now go back to the fields and collect cotton for the RepubliKKKan party!

  8. i used to like tyt,what happened?fat Cenk sitting and Sayin everytin CNN says,yet callin someone else lazy hahaha,cenk is turk,he actually doesnt believe any of the thinz he is saying.

  9. LIAR !!!! LIAR !!!!! PANTS…. ON FIRE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT ALL YOU'VE GOT……… LIES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. CENK UYGUR — COMPLETE BUTTHOLE FROM HELL…. YOU BRAG THAT UN-godly people raise there kids with ???Values??!!! better than the rest of us!!…. LYING is Not Socially Acceptable!…. and even Westpoint can not confirm that he filled out papers! (TO GO TO THE SCHOOL!) – BECAUSE HE DID NOT !!!!! : HE WENT TO MEDICAL SCHOOL ! AND ALL THE BABIES SAVED! ARE DEEPLY GRATEFUL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PUNK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Can you imagine the absolutely outrage if this was Hilary? She deleted some emails and gets 100x the flak and media coverage (because she's a woman).

  12. Who's the liar? One of the idiots says that Ben Carson said he got a full scholarship. NO he didn't. He said he was " offered a full scholarship". You dont have to attend a school or anything else to be offered anything MORONS.

  13. We should hear more about how the 'Liberal media' is trying to tear Carson down – as if Liberals would want to tear down a lying,Β obviously unqualified candidate who spouts views, such as creationism that most voters in the country disagree with. Sure they'd want to tear that candidate down so that they can face a more formidable candidate such as Rubio or Bush. That makes a lot of sense.

  14. This video is a foolish attack on Ben Carson's character. Did he formally receive the scholarship? No, but he didn't claim this. He claimed that he was offered a scholarship by this General, which we have no reason to believe he wasn't. This offer wasn't official or formal, but Carson never claimed it was. People are really running out of things to attack this man's character with.

  15. Obama has put more sanctions on Russia trying to invoke a war with them. When he attacked Syria it was for the purpose of trying to start a war with Russia. This crack head is not thinking logically and the congress and Senate is a bunch of castrated wimps to follow this idiot. If we go to war with Russia they're gonna kick our ass. Putin is trying to restrain himself because he knows how deceived the American people are. I wouldn't be surprised if Obama doesn't blow up new York or Chicago to stay in office for a third term. The u.s. has been using false flags to justify attacking innocent countries and it's people all over the world since world war one. I can't believe Americans can't see that the trade towers were bombed. Planes can't go through a building like cutting butter. It baffles my mind how they kept showing pictures of the Pentagon saying it was struck by a plane as well. I'm Bjorn no genius but looking at the hole I kept asking myself and others, where's the plane or parts of a plane and how can a plane make that little hole? It's so monstrous that americans can't believe our government would kill that many of its own people they choose to believe someone else did it. How is it that the fbi, cia and all the government intelligence couldn't find Ben lauden when two reporters from Fox news found him and did an interview with him. He used to be a cia agent for our government. America is going to be destroyed because we have so many idiots that refuse to use their brain and believe what they see and hear on tv and trust that our government has our best interest at heart.

  16. TURKS GO TO YOUR COUNTRY YOU ARE THE LIARS NOT BEN ALL OF YOU INCLUDING WEST POINT I BELIEVE HE IS UNDER ATTACK, AFRAID FOR HIS FAMILY.

  17. Carson was probably told he'd most likely get a full scholarship to West Point. Its really not hard to believe that someone who went to Yale could achieve this.

  18. white racist are loving him know cause he hates blacks, once he will go down they will say he is a liar like any black …. love it

  19. This infuriates me…it is 100% lies and propaganda and they are purposefully manipulating the matter to further their agenda…or maybe it's out of ignorance and stupidity. I can't tell the difference anymore.

  20. 🌞VOTE BERNIE SANDERS 2016 ⭐⭐⭐ BLACKS: πŸŒ• SLAVERY MONETARY REPARATION IN AMERICA β˜€ BERNIE 2016.

  21. This lie of you guys completely did not check out and Carson provided the letter to disprove this! Young Turks lol more like the Young Turds Channel.

  22. It is baffling enough that you are a black rethug, you live in a world of mendacity. There are no words to say how despicable this guy truly is. Didn't he realized that once you are a public figure, your life is more than an open book.

  23. buckle belt thing reminds me of that movie/tv trope.

    "omg lead character has been shot!!! wait a minute! look! that object that we established earlier was in his possession stopped the bullet!!!"

    sometimes it's a bible. sometimes a watch or flask. we've all seen it, but most of us don't try to falsely include that trope in our life story.

  24. Funny … I heard he did indeed have dinner with the general but he was kicked out after he started to play footsie with him ….

  25. For a MEN that came from poverty in Detroit to a legendary surgeon, he could really help the country. We need to compete with other countries and use all the people we have. You really think that others politics haven't lied? Rather Ben Carson lied or not about his book from 20 years ago is true, I think we need a president that we could look up as a Role Model for our people and there is nothing that Ben Carson done wrong other then past mistakes. Why aren't you talking about his accomplishments right now?

  26. You guys are usually on, but you're just hypothosizing about the "lies" but there you pointed to no evidence other than the school thing. Please don't do like common media stay on point

  27. Mr. Carson said he was "offered" and it was verbally. He didn't lie and never admitted anything as you MORONs are implying., You guys are MORON's.

  28. these guys make me sick….. they make such a big deal about things that don't mean anything and pretend that they are completely honest and unbiased….

  29. Why would he lie about that if he was the first to separate siamese twins both surviving? Didnt he has enough to brag about? Corrupt evolutionists are after him, they know he is a threat to their lie.

  30. The homosexuals and homosexuals sympathizers controlled liberal media loves to spew their lies against some who they are afraid of . We all know now that the Politico story is a fabrication and you don't have any inch to maneuver against Carson except to paint your BS all over the media. Well, whether you like it or not he will be the front runner for the national election and when he wins you will cry like a baby.

  31. Dr. Ben Carson never lied, he never said he got a scholarship from West Point, he said he was offered but respectfully declined. You people are fkin delusional

  32. guys, you better have some respect for Dr. Carson bcoz you or the world likes it or not, he's your next US President and king of the free world.

  33. He's been caught in lies and he admitted he lied about Westpoint. Plus he's so weird, he talks like he's slurring his speech like he's sedated and in slow motion, and there is something odd about him I can't figure out what it is but I'm sure the people investigating him will find it. lol

  34. Can a General of any kind offer position to West Point on his own power in the first place? Normally being accepted gets you a form of a scholarship anyways, but to get admitted you also need to be recommended by a senator or congressman.

  35. Sickos!!! I have heard a lot of people talk about getting a scholarship to Westpoint. They talk about just like Carson did.. You guys are working overtime to be critical and make up stupid stories. If you don't like somebody's ideologies, attack that, quit attacking his life story. T u r k i e s are h o r r i b l e e x c u s e s f o r h u m a n b e i n g s.

  36. You poor chaps! With all the duplicity in the world, it seems to me that you would just LOVE to have someone represent you in 2016 who is as HONEST as Dr. Ben. This has to be one of the pettiest posts about a VIRTUOUS MAN that I have ever seen…seriously. Perhaps the reason you don't know about truth is that you don't know WHO is TRUTH!

  37. He just cann' t tell the truth so what kind of a president would he make??? Well we don't need that kind any way!!!! Ben also DID NOT meet the general it is on record the general was in another place at the time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. Public school is 100% free, too. Do you run around telling people you a got scholarship from your high school? West Point is free. It's got a very selective admission criteria but it's still free. uhhh…

  39. Amazes me how the likes of Carson who claims to be so religious can tell untruths so easily. I don't claim to be any moral exemplar but wouldn't make up that I was headed to West Point. Stupid thing to say.

  40. Pathetic boast? Yes. A lie? Not really. (And it pains me greatly to find myself in the embarrassing situation of feeling inclined to "clarify" on Carson's behalf—if not quite stand up for him.)

    I'm no fan of Carson but I have to be honest and side with Carson on the West Point offer, even though it is a rather shallow boast. (However, for a kid from a poor family, it would have been a source of well deserved pride at the time.) LOTS of us were told by our Congressman when in high school, "I can get you a full-ride scholarship to West Point!" It is part of the "pitch" of encouraging students to apply to West Point. And every high school guidance counselor gets letters from the military academies asking them to make that pitch to the top students every year. (Because the academies are not all that popular, a guidance counselor typically mentions it to dozens of students in hopes of one of them possibly showing an interest. But because a Congressman can only make one recommendation per year, there is heavy competition among those who do apply. Unfortunately, MANY of them drop out of West Point even after admission.)

    The military academies want to reflect not just all STATES of the nation, they want to reach out to American citizens who otherwise wouldn't have the money for college. Thus, Ben Carson probably remembered exactly what I remember from my younger days: "I can help you get a full-ride college degree at West Point if you are interested in a military career." It is how the academies recruit—and Congressional letters of recommendation are part of the process. (And the fact that Carson was interested in becoming a doctor is a BIG deal for the military academies. Indeed, in his day, an African-American student qualified to graduate from medical school is a much desired PRIZE for the academies. They love to recruit future M.D.'s who treat the nation's soldiers—and they love to recruit qualified minorities which helps the military better reflect a diverse nation.)

    Also, when listing scholarships in your background on some types of applications later in life, admission to the military academies DOES count as a legitimate "full ride scholarship". Obviously. Why? (1) Because that is the huge investment which taxpayers are making in the student. It is an honor. (2) The military academies are SO selective that ONLY full-ride scholarship types of students are accepted. Thus, the fact that EVERYBODY attending West Point is on a full-ride doesn't make it LESS prestigious. It makes it more so.

    That said, Carson's error is his pattern of bragging about himself. Being "offered" a full scholarship to West Point has been a VERY common pitch for many generations now. LIterally. And the recruitment tends to work that way—stating the "obvious" about the full-ride—-because not every high school student and his/her parents is aware of the special no-tuition nature of the military academies. Carson's blunder is bragging about something which happened (and still happens) to THOUSANDS of high school students every year. Indeed, every Congressman while campaigning probably says hundreds of times, "I understand you are an honor student. You know, as your Congressman, I can get you into West Point on a full-ride scholarship." An 18 year old bragging about that is one thing. The fact that a retired surgeon is still bragging about it years later is sad and pathetic. (But Carson is never reluctant to brag.)

    Of course, Cenk's career and Think Tank in general tries to be bold and dogmatic. They can turn anything into something outrageous. Sure they overdo it. With Carson, there is no shortage of fodder, so it is a bit lame that they chose to pick on this boast rather than some of this others. Carsons a boastful loon much of the time. But this time he was just being boastful.

  41. Take another look, please. "Afterward, Sgt. Hunt introduced me to General Westmoreland, and I had dinner with him and the Congressional Medal winners. Later I was OFFERED a full scholarship to West Point." Not I was "GIVEN" a full scholarship to West Point. See the DIFFERENCE???? Ben Carson was NOT INTERESTED IN THE MILITARY AND SO DID NOT EVEN APPLY!!!!! GOT IT??????? He DID NOT EVEN APPLY TO WEST POINT β€” HE WAS NOT INTERESTED β€” NOT INTERESTED β€” DID NOT APPLY!!!!!! GOT IT????? Please read accurately before you jump.

  42. Shouldn't you Turks be back in Turkey with the coup? The Armenian genocide (also known as the Armenian Holocaust) refers to the mass relocation and related deaths of 1.3 million Armenians during the Young Turks government of the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1917.

  43. He said he was offered to West Point. He did not claim he applied to West Point.

    Just because you cannot verify his statements does not mean he lied

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