Ben Carson To Glenn Beck: Obergefell Is The Worst Supreme Court Ruling In 20 Years

Via the Washington Examiner:

Dr. Ben Carson said Wednesday that the Supreme Court’s June ruling making same-sex marriage legal around the country is the worst decision by the high court in the past 20 years. The former neurosurgeon made the remark during an interview with TheBlaze’s Glenn Beck Wednesday morning during a rapid fire Q&A segment, during which he was pressed on issues such as Obamacare, common core and who he thinks was the most underrated president and founding father. “Worst Supreme Court decision in the last 20 years?” Beck asked the 2016 hopeful. “Probably, I would say the gay marriage decision,” Carson responded. Beck also tried pressing Carson on who he would appoint to the Supreme Court, but he declined to offer up any specific names.

At the time of the ruling Carson briefly earned the ire of Teabagistan by conceding that gay marriage is now “the law of the land.”

  • mirele

    I’m sure I can think of worse…Citizens United for starters. But jeez, Ben, we know you probably spend more time thinking about ebil ghey sexxxaytimes than actual GLBT people do.

    • clay

      “ebil ghey” reminds me of gerbils.

      • NowAnAgnostic

        If you say gay and gerbils, you have to add Richard Gere.

      • jmax

        Isn’t that pig Latin?

    • Mark

      Citizens United and Hobby Lobby – far far worse.

      • mirele

        I knew there was another case I was forgetting, but after work, I’m in a brain fog. Thanks (I think ) for the reminder.

    • Joseph Miceli


    • TheManicMechanic

      It’s from being on the DL.

  • clay

    So, Dr., what ruling 20 years ago was “worse”?

    • Stop it! That’s as cruel as asking Sarah Palin what papers she reads.

      • clay

        so considerate, always the gentleman.

      • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

        “All of them.”

      • Snarkaholic

        Palin’s Reading List: “Roadkill Recipes”

        • Octavio

          That’s a “gotcha” book.

    • popebuck1

      Probably the one that decriminalized sodomy, I suspect.

      • clay

        But that was little more than ten years ago.

        Oh, wait, you’re probably right that is what they would say.

  • popebuck1

    Really, Ben? Not Citizens United? Not Bush v. Gore? Extending the civil right of marriage to gay people is THAT much worse, huh.

  • MattM

    And there’s nothing you can do about it, Ben. Marriage equality has been achieved. But if anyone can sympathize with your impotent rage, it’s Glenn Beck.

    • clay

      Maybe they’ll have a good cry–

      can you imagine Boehner and Beck together? the rivers would never run dry.

      • madknits

        They could irrigate all of California and stop the drought as well.

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    an african american man extolling the horrors of gay people gaining the right to equal marriage laws……
    go shove plessy v ferguson up your poop shoot

    • Bluto

      & while he’s at it he can shove Virginia vs.Loving up his bigoted fucking ass too.

      • j.martindale

        Blind to bigotry. Blind to bigotry. Blind to bigotry. What does this man know of life? When did he stop seeing the world?

        • AtticusP

          Better question: when does he start seeing the world?

        • Bj Lincoln

          Every time he has to find the words to explain himself. He closes his eyes all the time. I can’t stand watching him because he closes his eyes half the time like he is trashed or very tired.

          • Michael Rush

            If Ben Carson were to ( magically ) become president we might not be able to call George W Bush the worst president of all time for long .

          • NedFlaherty

            Carson probably isn’t trashed, although he probably is overly tired. But, more than anything else, his constant closing of the eyes is the characteristic of a habitual liar.

          • Joseph Miceli

            Well Darling! Of course he is. Not only is he a politician, he’s a REPUBLICAN politician. He wouldn’t know the truth if it jumped out from behind a door and mugged him!

          • TreGibbs

            I think it’s his complete inability to stay focused. He closes his eyes so his brain won’t distract him.. a sign of a village idiot.

      • Joseph Miceli

        With Ben Carson, you’d probably need a hammer and a chisel.

      • grindstone

        Don’t forget Heart of Atlanta v the US. And Brown v Board of Education. Mr. Carson has a DREDfully short memory.

        • Buford

          Not sure what your point is…? Brown was decided in 1954, and heart of Atlanta was decided in 1964. Both are FAR outside the ‘in the last 20 yrs’ criteria framed by Beck…?

          • grindstone

            Loving v Virginia was 1967….what’s your point? That 20 year comment was semantic, in my mind. Court case after court case has clawed a modicum of humanity for blacks in America, and he has benefited from all of them. He can kiss my ass on the county square for Obergefell.

          • Buford

            My point? You plainly stated that Carson had a “dreadfully short memory” because, when asked to name events occurring in the last 20 yrs, he didn’t mention two events that happened 61 and 51 years ago, respectively.

            Just admit the goof and/or let it go.

          • John30013

            The thread to which grindstone responded was not constrained by Mr. Beck’s 20-year time frame. It was a more general reference to the irony of Dr. Carson’s position.

    • Ryan Hunter

      Yes she has the same look that my Minette had when she caught a poor defenseless lizard this morning. We fought over it and I won… She was NOT amused.

      • Christopher Smith

        Except I imagine Minette’s sneer is far more appealing.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Remember George Takei remark about Clarence Thomas? Rinse and repeat.

      • Joseph Miceli

        He later apologized…but he really shouldn’t have. George was, as always, spot on.

    • Joseph Miceli

      …and not in a good way.

    • Dom Saunders

      Unfortunately, for many black people, they don’t see, or want to see, how their anti-LGBT bigotry is at least VERY similar to the same shit we dealt with just for being black, and they make it as if you’re the one in the wrong if you even try to argue that point.

  • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

    Okay, he wins. I now officially hate this catatonic asswipe more than any of the other Republican candidates, and that’s not an easy race to win.

    • bkmn

      You really have to wonder how such a stupid person made it through med school, let alone became a neurosurgeon.

      • NowAnAgnostic

        Idiot savant?

        • Christopher Smith

          You stole my line! GRIN. I’ve referred to him as such since the get-go.

      • madknits

        He blew the exam proctors.

        • Capritaur

          You mean his proctologist.

        • Ryan Hunter


      • Chris Baker

        People can be smart and focused in one area, but not in others.

      • Joseph Miceli

        Are there any stats on his patient survival rate?

    • Ron Robertson

      I’m with you on that. The rest are clowns, he’s just blended excrement.

    • barracks9

      He makes me yearn for the carefree bygone days of Herman “9-9-9” Cain.

      Le sigh…

      • Joseph Miceli

        I hear Uz-Becky- Becky -Becky- Stan is just lovely this time of year.

        • Joe in PA

          Lib-ya, Lib-ya…give me a sec, now which country is that again?

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Yeah “Ben-ur-cutting-into-my-surgeon-profits-Carson” I thought obamacare was the worst thing….
      make up your mind, Benny Baby

    • AtticusP

      I don’t know. Neck and neck with Huckabuck for me…

      • Joseph Miceli

        They are all vile. Every last grifting sociopathic lying buffoonish one of them.

  • BlueberriesForMe

    Sorry to be such a downer, Ben. But in Teabagistan, there is a large majority of nice people who think that “freeing the slaves” was the worst decision ever – Supreme Court or otherwise. How does that work for you? You would never have been a doctor – just a field hand, if that. 3/5 of a person. If that. So nice you’re representing some part of America I want nothing to do with.

    • Joe in PA

      I know I shouldn’t be surprised, but I really can’t believe that the Dred Scott decision didn’t immediately come to his mind. Classic case of I got mine, so fuck you.

      Miserable POS.

      EDIT: duh, I didn’t read the 20 year limit…my bad. But still.

  • bkmn

    This is what I imagine it looked like when Beck and Carson were talking.

    • safari2bongaloo

      Gosh I love this picture.

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    • TreGibbs

      Who’s who?

  • itsjoe618

    This guy, ugh. GO.AWAY.NOW.

  • Doug105
  • My Christmahanakwanzika wish for Ben Carson:

  • shellback

    Hey, Squinty, open your damn eyes.

  • safari2bongaloo

    Ben Carson and the Technicolor No Good Rainbow of Faux-Oppression All In His Head.

  • William

    Check again Ben. The worst ruling in decades was Citizens United.

    • DavidAZ

      Not to mention that really old chestnut. Dred Scott. Gee, I wonder what Carson’s opinion is on THAT Supreme Court decision.

    • JCF

      Hobby Lobby a close second.

  • Jim

    Keep telling us what you think, Carson. We can’t get enough of it.

  • Michael Smith


  • Lakeview Bob

    I pray that he gets the GOP nod. After watching Hillary all day it just goes to show once again how she will annihilate him. She will shed him. He is a male caribou Barbie.

    • TampaDink

      A black GOP nominee for POTUS= lowest republican voter turn out in the history of the party.

      • shellback


  • JT

    Ben Carson has a rectal reading light installed so he can read all the Supreme Court cases while he has his head up his ass.

  • Puckfair52

    did’nt that ass promise to shut up about gay marriage!

    • Ginger Snap

      As always from the GOP lies, lies, lies.

  • If you hate queers, Obergefell is the worst thing ever

    If you love Democracy, Citizens United is the worst

    If you love secularism, Hobby Lobby is the worst

    • MattM

      And if you love queers, Democracy or secularism, then the GOP is the worst.

      • Todd20036

        And if you love fucking queers, then repealing of the sodomy laws is the best

        • rabbit_ears

          Fucking doesn’t always require sodomy 😉

        • Joseph Miceli

          I don’t know….it just isn’t as much fun since they made it legal.

    • JCF

      Um, if you love any belief-system that is NOT that of the owners of Hobby Lobby (et al Talibangelical business owners), then Hobby Lobby is pretty fecking horrible!

    • Ore Carmi

      And if you love the world, Bush v. Gore was the worst decision.

  • Paula


  • Sean

    Nope. P.S.

  • Duane Dimitrov

    I wonder how long these dead enders will be pushing back against LGBT people.

    I mean, considering the number one goal of conservatism is dominance and being on top of a hierarchy, it’s understandable that they would be pissed.

    That said, the culture wars are lost, and even their primitive religion is (finally) coming under attack. As an atheist, it’s very gratifying to see these people’s primitive, inferior beliefs finally starting to be called out for the nonsense they are.

    But, how long before this rhetoric sounds so antiquated as to be relegated to the dustbin?

    • BearEyes

      culture wars or not, they will continue to push back till they they die.

      • Duane Dimitrov

        Yes, I do realise that Tea Bag Super Patriot Uncle Thomas and his wife Mrs Thomas will continue to vote the way they do until they die.

        But there comes a point–or will–when conservatism reformulates itself in order to, well, continue to exist.

        What I am wondering is when this will take place (oh, it will). There clearly will be some threshold where the GOP says, “You know, racist old people, and you know, Christianist wingnuts, I know we’ve been super duper friends. And it’s been great. But, you’re no longer useful to us, so we’re throwing you under the bus. Thanks for the good times! Oh, and for letting us use your racism and religious bullshittery to serve our plutocratic masters while you were all distracted! Thanks! Bye! XOXO, GOP.”

        I’m just wondering when this happens.

        • Christopher Smith

          No time soon, alas.

        • BearEyes

          it’ll happen when they can either gain a replacement base or “re-educate” their existing base. I’m not holding my breath for either anytime soon.

          • Duane Dimitrov

            There’s no “re-education,” they’ve spent too much time getting Racist Uncle Thomas invested in the conservative cause. He’s like Pavlov’s dogs.

  • Richard B

    Ben Carson has been whining about the Supreme Court and gay marriage a lot, particularly to religious audiences. I used to brush him off as another unelectable crackpot republican, but recent polling is reporting that he is edging up and is now leading Trump in Iowa. This guy says some really nutty things and I think he could be dangerous if he gets empowered. We need to use our social media machine like a powerful laser beam to illuminate what this dangerous freak really stands for.

    • octobercountry

      I agree that he needs to be called out on the crap he says, but realistically—there’s NO CHANCE the Republicans would nominate a black person as a presidential candidate, so there’s really nothing to worry about.

      • Reality.Bites

        They might if they think he can win.

    • Robincho

      Sit down, take some deep breaths, and repeat after me: “Crazy Eyes, Crazy Eyes, Crazy Eyes…”

      There. Better now? What happens in Iowa doesn’t mean diddly fucking shit…

  • Octavio

    We’ve got how many more months of having this asshole pop up in the news as if he’s some how important? I’m beginning to suspect I may not live through this election cycle. The pain! Make it stop!

    • rabbit_ears

      It doesn’t matter, US elections are the world’s only functional perpetual motion machine.

    • Dan Robinson

      I can’t decide which is worse, the insanity of elections lasting well over a year or the fact that I heard Christmas music in a store yesterday. They both make me want to gag.

      • Ginger Snap

        I’ll take the long election season over xmas anything. I hate that holiday of greed.

        • Christopher Smith

          A kindred spirit, Ginger Snap. We could talk about this for hours.

          • Ginger Snap

            I work in retail and my livelihood depends on it. Being in the industry really opens your eyes to the falsehood of xmas and religion.

        • Dan Robinson

          Me too now that you mention it.

      • Christopher Smith

        Yep, now in October. Why don’t they just play the garbage YEAR-ROUND and be done with it?

      • Octavio

        Something I’m totally unprepared for is the xmas shit that drags on until February. More and more I keep thinking how good life was in BsAs. I didn’t hear a single xmas song of any kind the entire year.

        • Dan Robinson

          What’s BsAs? Should I feel silly not knowing that? 🙂

          • Octavio

            Buenos Aires

    • Justin

      Here’s a horrible thought: he might have a Palinesque shelf-life. *shudder*

      • Octavio

        I just died a little inside.

  • anne marie in philly

    no, the worst decisions were “citizens united” and “ruling in favor of w as president”.
    fuck you, carson!

  • Larry Ft Pierce

    I bet he LOVED Dred-Scott!

  • Chris Baker

    The follow-up question is: Should gays have been given civil unions instead? Then there would be lots of mumbling about how CUs would have led to marriage too, eventually, blah, blah. The truth is they are opposed to the icky gays.

  • fuzzybits
  • Sam_Handwich

    it’s probably the SCOTUS only case he can name in the last 20 years…and he can’t really even name it

    • M Jackson

      Just like his inability to name a judge other than Judy.

  • Robert Conner

    Because it redefined marriage. Kind of like Loving vs. Virginia.

    • safari2bongaloo

      Only at the federal level… oh wait…

  • Joseph Miceli

    So “Citizen’s United” gutted our campaign finance laws, undermined our democracy and directly contradicted over 80 years of precedent is just fine, but “Obergefell” which was based solidly on the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (not to mention the Full Faith and Credit Clause (oops! I just did!))….that was a bad decision?
    Why does anyone listen to this clown? How stupid and hate filled do you have to be? Only as much as the average Republitard, I guess.

  • Ryan Hunter

    This wanna be is the stupidest one of the bunch and that is saying something. I don’t care how he is running in the polls he will never be president.

    • M Jackson

      But I “pray” to “god” that he is the GOP nominee so we can watch him mumble through an attempt to debate Hillary Clinton.

  • Ninja0980

    Oh do fuck off Dr. Carson.

  • Ginger Snap

    Wouldn’t it suck if black Americans didn’t have rights? Ben the only reason you can run for president now is because of a Supreme Court Ruling. This man should be ashamed at the hate he is spreading.

  • TexPlant

    Hold on I have to go flush a Ben Carson

  • Rich Farias

    But Bush v. Gore, Citizens United v. FEC, and McCutcheon v. FEC were fine?

    This guy is an imbecile.

    • Justin

      You’re being far too generous.

  • Clive Johnson

    It’s so bad it’s just like the Holocaust or Nazi Germany or something! Say it, Ben!

  • Jack

    When I need legal advice, I always seek out a neurosurgeon. If I’ve already made my deductible, Medicare pays 80% of the allowed charge and my supplemental insurance pays the other 20%. If I went to an actual lawyer, I’d have to pay the entire fee out of pocket.

  • ExGayTherapyKills

    Ben Dover Carson

  • JCF

    “Worst Supreme Court decision in the last 20 years?” Beck asked the
    2016 hopeful. “Probably, I would say the gay marriage decision,” Carson

    Good thing Carson’s not talking about gay rights anymore, eh?

  • fandancy

    I don’t know if he’s actually this stupid or if he’s just trying to out-clown the other clowns. In either case, he should NEVER be POTUS.

  • Abe

    he must love lawrence v texas then!

  • Ore Carmi

    Really? What about Bush v. Gore? That one led to a failure to prevent the worst terrorist attack in history on U.S. soil, two wars, thousands of Americans dead, thousands upon thousands more psychologically injured and physically maimed, the current mess we have now in the Middle East, a failure to address global warming, a failed response to hurricane Katrina, dismantling of national forest protections… I’d say that few Supreme Court decisions in history match the horror that Bush v. Gore turned out to be.

  • Blake Jordan

    Too bad fag-bashing still seems to earn significant votes since Carson is pulling ahead, and it is the only “unique” part of his campaign compared to Trump.

    • Christopher Smith

      No, you’re forgetting that he’s actually STUPIDER than Trump. That’s a big seller….

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  • Max_1

    Worst decision?

    Those with the most money are freer than those with less or none.
    In fact, those with none become that silent majority now. Literally.

    Give to the candidate that refuses to accept donations that CITIZENS UNITED made possible and reclaim your voice, or submit to the Oligarchy’s demands.

    • Belthazar

      That along with gutting the VRA.

  • I wonder how Carson feels about Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage in 1967. I’m going to guess that he approves of it, and sees absolutely no connection between it and the legalization of marriages between gay people. And had he been white instead of African American, I’m guessing that he would have been opposed to interracial marriage in 1967. Because he is clearly a highly conservative man who favors the old norms over loving couples, and has no problem rejecting couples who don’t fit his view of life.

  • Porkie

    Is that Dr Carson’s own opinion or is he just repeating what the voice in his head told him?

    • billbear1961

      It is his opinion today, maybe not tomorrow.

      It will change back and forth with the polls, and the wind.

      Whatever these thugs say, it doesn’t mean they’ll be saying it tomorrow.

      “How can we best GROVEL to the SCUM that we’ve LET take over our party?”

      That’s the only real matter of concern to them as they seek POWER for its own sake, for what it can do for them, for them ALONE.

      They are UTTERLY without scruple, and could control the entire federal government after next year’s election.

      I’ve never felt more radicalized in my entire LIFE.

      Given half a chance, these cynical, greedy SELLOUTS will DESTROY this republic!!

      Like HELL they will!

      God ROT them, every single one of them!!

  • Michael Rush

    The republican party is going to be labelled a hate group soon .

    • billbear1961

      It IS a hate group.

  • Hot button topic of the week. Republicans don’t want to talk about real issues, because they have nothing to say.

  • Michael Rush

    That was a stupid leading question , i doubt he can even name another Supreme Court decision of the last 20 years .

  • Cosmo Tupper

    Actually a tie for best as I can recall.
    1. Opening up civil rights to most of the oppressed in society.
    2. Opening up civil rights to ALL of the oppressed in society.
    Of course, the christians are whining about being oppressed because their desire to IMPOSE their beliefs on all of society is being suppressed…….by FAIRNESS!

  • Time to run a new poll. I wonder how much Trump will be beating this fool now.

  • Brian in Valdosta

    Question: Do republican voters feel as disappointed and disheartened by their choices of presidential candidates, or are they actually happy with the truly paltry selection of morons that parades in front of them?

  • TheSeer

    Christianist retard.