Trump’s Stooges Rip Into “Racist Political Hack” Nancy Pelosi Over Objections To Dr. Stabby’s Nomination

Via press release from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi:

“Dr. Ben Carson is a disconcerting and disturbingly unqualified choice to lead a department as complex and consequential as Housing and Urban Development. Our country deserves a HUD Secretary with the relevant experience to protect the rights of homeowners and renters, particularly in low income and minority communities, and to ensure that everyone in our country can have access to safe and affordable housing without facing discrimination or homelessness. There is no evidence that Dr. Carson brings the necessary credentials to hold a position with such immense responsibilities and impact on families and communities across America.”

  • Lazycrockett

    Um idiots, 3 weeks ago Dr. Ben himself said he was unqualified to run any government department.

    • TimCA

      My understanding is that the supposed quote was stated by Armstrong Williams and attributed to Carson. Carson later denied ever making the statement.

      • David Walker

        Maybe not, though. Maybe he was working on his denying skills. I never said that. That’s not what I meant. You’re misquoting me. Someone imitated my voice. I did not have sex with that woman. You know, stuff like that.

        • TimCA

          Yeh, maybe, maybe not. It’s not like Williams is some complete stranger off the street making this statement. I think Williams was actually an official Carson spokesperson for a time during his presidential campaign. Nevertheless “Dr. Ben himself” did not say this.

        • Dazzer

          The current post-truth explanation is ‘my voice was hacked’.

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        • Rt1583

          You forgot denial by context.

      • IamM

        I wouldn’t count on Williams telling the truth or Carson remembering what he said before.

  • dcurlee

    So Huckabee thinks if you lived in public housing you qualified to run the program. God the stupid just keeps on coming

    • pch1013

      I read the Bible once (I had to – it was a course requirement); does that qualify me to be a preacher?

      • dcurlee

        Don’t say that too loud Trump will put you n a post with Perkins

        • David Walker

          Oh, lord. I can see it now. The Bureau of Religious Freedom. Maybe Department of, but Bureau sounds more FBI-like.

          • Bluto

            When this happens I’m blaming you for giving them the idea.

      • Dale Snyder

        Well then I guess you’re more qualified than most preachers.

      • kelven

        Do you also have an uncontrollable urge to fleece your followers and sexually abuse their children? That’s more important than actually reading the bible.

      • j.martindale

        Actually, given the requirements for being a preacher, it may overqualify you.

      • olandp

        I think that makes you over qualified.

      • Rt1583

        Yes, as long as you can get at least one more person to believe what you’re preaching.

        Just in case you see this requirement to be too daunting keep in mind that the one person can be anyone capable of any level of intellect or age.

        The only real restriction is that the individual must be able to communicate with you in an understandable fashion.

    • 2patricius2

      Well, Trump has his name on a lot of buildings and he thinks he is qualified to run the country……

    • clay

      Other than Dr. Carson, ask the GOP how much say they think the residents of public housing ought to have in anything. One was saying no one on any form of public assistance should be allowed to vote. Lots of them say that public housing (and section 8) residents ought to be drug tested without any reasonable suspicion. Despite their calls for “state (government) rights”, they undercut resident boards all the time.

      • wmforr

        Well then, an awful lot of million-/billionaires are going to be disenfranchised, because they are on the dole.

    • RaygunsGoZap

      It’s the inverse of is you tie puppies to a tree and shot them then you’re not a psycho. It’s how his mind “works”.

    • sceptinurse

      I’ve been a circulating nurse for quite a few craniotomies. Do you think Mikey would let me open his head and play with his brain?

    • wmforr

      Nabokov said something like, “They hired me to teach Russian, because I am Russian. That’s like assuming an elephant is qualified to teach biology.”

    • John30013

      Remember that Trump attended a “military-style” school, so that makes him an expert on the military.

      Same “logic”.

  • Moebym, Resistance Pilot

    Memo to Trump supporters re: Ben Carson’s nomination

    We’re not opposing his nomination because he’s black. We oppose it because HE’S UNQUALIFIED, YOU DOLTS. AND NO, “LIFE EXPERIENCE” DOES NOT COUNT. Also, see previous memos about Nikki Haley and David Clarke.

    • Goodboy

      Life experience would be sympathizing and supporting people coming up in similar circumstances. Not the I’ve got mine and you can all go fuck yourselves.

      • Moebym, Resistance Pilot

        Damn, I phrased that poorly.

  • Paula

    Nancy just recognizes ASD when she sees it.

  • T-Batwoman

    I lived in a University dorm, doesn’t mean I know anything about building, running or maintaining them. I’m not sure being a surgeon lends itself to urban development either. . . .

    • Cuberly

      Haven’t you heard of the mysterious and unexplained condition called Proximity Osmosis Talent Acquisition? /s

      • j.martindale

        Is that like “I can see Russia from my front yard, so I am qualified to handle American foreign relations?”

        • Cuberly

          Exactamundo!

          I watched Star Wars and now I’m ready to head to the International Space Station!!1!!!!

    • Gigi

      You’d make a great physics professor though, having lived in a uni dorm ‘n all.

    • clay

      anecdotes don’t count as reliable and significant information?

    • canoebum

      The key words being “urban development”. They don’t want any urban development, that’s where the Democrats live. This is a big “fuck you” to the cities.

      • David Walker

        With Mental Ben totally clueless. Sounds right.

      • olandp

        No, you’re wrong about that. It is Don the Con, he wants to tear down ghettos and affordable housing to build luxury condos. It’s what he spent his life doing.

  • Cuberly
  • 2patricius2

    What interesting and silly tweets.

    Ben Carson is like totally qualified. He is going to build some really great pyramids in which to store the grain from the Midwest to tide us over when the climate gets worse, and there are seven years of famine. He’ll be just like he imagines Joseph was in his Bible.

    • David Walker

      Maybe not with a coat of many colors, though. People might get the wrong impression. There’s always that annoying rainbow thing.

    • emjayay

      I don’t think so. Jesus will not let it get too hot, which is why heating and lighting in HUD buildings don’t have to be energy efficient.

  • Kevin Perez

    Rilly? The major qualification to run HUD is to have previously lived in public housing? Mike Huckabee is a moron. Like Palin level moron.

    • Gustav2

      I flown in many planes, I can pilot Air Force One for the next president.

      • RaygunsGoZap

        Just remember AF1 has that technology letting your fly THROUGH mountains. 😉

  • Cuberly

    Brain Surgeon / Head of Federal Housing Agency.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueZ6tvqhk8U

  • Gigi

    If having lived in government housing means Carson would be a good HUD secretary then I guess I’d make a good pilot as I’ve been in lots of airplanes.

    • RaygunsGoZap

      I came out of a vagina but I’ve fucked a lot of ass….I feel I’m better suited to proctology but don’t you dare question my gynocology bona fides.

      • Robincho

        We will of course be needing videos to verify your claims…

  • djcoastermark

    O/T A lawyer from Orlando has filed a lawsuit for a statewide recount in the state of Florida in the presidential election. According to the article, candidates can”t file but citizens can. The lawyer is raising funds from private citizens Here’s the link, http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2016/12/5/florida_attorney_fil.html

  • JDS

    Seriously??

  • Nasty Girl Brianna

    Oh fuck off with that “racist” bullshit, you fucking assholes. Ben Carson is COMPLETELY unqualified to be Secretary of HUD and that has NOTHING to do with his race. You people are so fucking predictable.

    • clay

      By nominating unqualified black men, they seek to make a self-fulfilling prophesy of their claim that affirmative action keeps black people exposed to positions they cannot possibly fulfill.

      But we’re the racists?

  • HZ81

    Bwaaha, Mike I lived in a car for two months. Didn’t make me Mario Andretti.

    • Jerry

      No, not Andretti, but it appears you’re qualified to be Secretary of Transportation.

      • HZ81

        Good point.

        “(Non-existant husband’s name here), grab the orange spray paint. I’m heading to DC.”

        • clay

          Remember to close the bridges behind you.

          • HZ81

            With fire.

  • MikeBx2

    Trump compared Carson to a child molester, but how dare Pelosi question his qualifications.

  • Oikos

    She is going to need to be tougher than that.

    http://i.imgur.com/FJnCmCP.jpg

    • safari

      I feel like I’ve seen this cartoon for about a dozen years now. Yet, the dems keep proving it true.

      • Oikos

        You have. It is from the Dumbya era. They are adept at failing to be an opposition party.

        • KnownDonorDad

          I wonder if they’re going to block a single cabinet appointment. Or SCOTUS nominee.

          • Oikos

            They can’t block cabinet appts because of a rules change but they can still filibuster a SCOTUS nominee unless McConnell nukes the rules.

  • Piet

    Oh, Huckleberry, it’s great that Dr Ben lived in gov’t housing. I mean, that’s just so great! That makes him qualified? Okay. I’ve sailed on a cargo steamer. Does that make me qualified to be Secretary of the Navy?

  • j.martindale

    I have a bank account. I guess that qualifies me to be Secretary of the Treasury.

    • I take prescription medications. So I guess I can go be a pharmacist, right?

      • Exatron

        Sounds more like you’re surgeon general material.

      • Rt1583

        Generic scrips qualify you to be a pharmacist because you must be poor or have bad insurance.

        Brand name scrips qualify you to be a doctor because you’re able to demonstrate that you’ve got money or good insurance.

    • Jerry

      You probably wouldn’t do nearly as much damage as the person nominated…welcome to Mnuchin Land.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KSiyaqnZYs

    • Mark

      When i was a kid, I had scrape mark – with a scab! – on my head. I, too, can now be a neurosurgeon.

    • zhera

      I have a brain, so I can be a neurosurgeon? Or is it more: I have a knife so I can be a neurosurgeon?

      • David Walker

        Second part, I think.

        • zhera

          I wonder how many of these GOPhers would allow the current Secretary of HUD tinker with their brains. Because the two jobs are like, completely the same, right?

      • j.martindale

        Not a neurosurgeon; just a very clever scarecrow–like Carson.

      • clay

        You’ve got a knife? Well, I’ve got a belt-buckle.

      • Rt1583

        Considering Carson is a neurosurgeon I think having a brain is ruled out.

    • wmforr

      At least as much as Trump is qualified for… anything.

    • John30013

      I just love how all the conservaturds are pulling out the “race card”, as though one must be racist to question Dr. Carson’s qualifications to lead HUD. When people on the Left play the “race card”, conservatives cry foul, and admonish us that race shouldn’t matter. But when they do it, it’s OK.

  • we’re still here

    The man they supported for President questioned President Obama’s birth place and said a judge could not do his job because of his heritage : Racist.

    Pelosi questioned Carson’s qualifications : Not racist.

    Fuckabee is the dumb one.

    • Jamie_Johnson

      Yeah, but you know Britefart has been itching to hurl the racist card.

      • David Walker

        I wish he would hurl elsewhere.

  • Joe in PA

    Classic “I know you are, but what am I?” crap. I’m so tired of this shit.

  • ByronK

    I visited Europe a couple of times. Secretary of State bitches!!!

    • clay

      Thank you, Mittens, for your post.

  • Cuberly

    Earlier today Huckster appeared to have had a stroke or something something pancake related.

    https://twitter.com/GovMikeHuckabee/status/805778376585871361

    • Lumpy Gaga

      End syrup socialism.

      • Cuberly

        I don’t believe for a second he goes to IHOP, there’s no buffet.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Not if you’re using it as a beverage, Huck.

    • Joe in PA

      favorite reply: beshitted scrotum.

      lol

      • Cuberly

        That one was pretty awesome…lol…

      • Lumpy Gaga

        NO! Not the brown word!

        Too late. Here comes Petraeus looking for a snack.

  • RaygunsGoZap

    I had surgery once. I should be Surgeon General.

    I was once arrested. I should be Attorney General.

    I just bought something, therefore I am qualified to serve as Trade Secretary.

    I have a job so….Labor Secretary?

    I’ve both done and been in recovery from drugs. Make me the head of the DEA.

    I used to drink, I used to smoke, I have fired a handgun and a shotgun and a rifle and I have blown shit up…although I am obviously over-qualified I will take on the burden of the ATF.

    • Joe in PA

      I’ve driven a car, road a bus/train/plane…hey even a bicycle! I should be Secy Transportation…at the very least.

      • Yes! I’d agree with you being in charge of transportation. Shoot, with those sorts of qualifications you should be in charge of Transportation AND NASA!

        • Marc

          I download lots of porn to my phone. I should run Apple.

          • Now, lets not go nuts here, you are only qualified for governmental jobs. Hmm, downloading of porn onto phone…. how about being in charge of the FCC?

    • Moebym, Resistance Pilot

      I went to public schools, so I should be Sec. Ed. I’m more qualified than Betsy DeVos, anyway.

    • Megrim Twist

      I wake up and fart in the morning, so obviously I am qualified to be President!

      • RaygunsGoZap

        Do you tweet about these farts? If you really want to be POTUS, it’s required!

      • BudClark

        ROFLMQAO!!! Good one!!!

  • Joe in PA

    That’s rich…Clarke calling Pelosi a “political hack”. Good grief.

  • EweTaw

    I’m surprised that David Clarke the Junior also didn’t call Pelosi a “wop” in his tweet. He seems so nice.

  • safari

    Did he stay at a Holiday Inn Express, too?

  • lymis

    I’ve flown in an airplane. That does not qualify me to run the FAA.

  • RJ Bone

    I love it. “Dr. Stabby is a neurosurgeon.”

    Yes, so OBVIOUSLY he’s MORE than qualified to do ANYTHING, like run HUD.

    “OMG, all the astronauts have food poisoning and we need to fix the ISS. What are we going to DO?!”

    Dr. Stabby dramatically enters.

    “Son. I’m a neurosurgeon.”

    “OMG, WE’RE SAVED!!” as the room erupts in cheering and crying fits.

    • clay

      so . . . neurosurgery IS rocket-science?

      • Joe in PA

        Pocket-science. Or am I confusing that with pocket-pool? Never mind.

  • Paula

    I have my certificate of ordination from the Church Of The Flying Spaghetti Monster.
    i am every it as qualified as you to be a preacher….Tubby.

  • Joe in PA

    Nope, nothing racist about that picture of a burning cross. Nope, not at all.

  • lymis

    So far I haven’t seen any one actually connect the dots.

    As far as the Trump world is concerned. “Urban” is exactly equal to “black.” Therefore, urban housing is black housing, and Carson’s the only black guy they know. Perfect fit.

    The racism involved in this is staggering, even for the Republicans. Even for Trumpland.

    • ResistanceFighterCaptainHowdy

      It is the compulsion to affront, like appointing Clarence Thomas to replace Thurgood Marshall. It is also about how they parade their pet black conservatives, all of whom are disgusting psychopaths, and then brand anyone who criticizes them as “racist”. It is a very, very vile, extreme, degenerate form of cynicism.

    • John30013

      “… and Carson’s the only black guy they know.”
      Well, there’s also that wacko sheriff from Wisconsin (the one who wears the ridiculous cowboy hat), and that Black guy at the Trump rally (“my African American”). And, of course, there’s Clarence Thomas….

  • ETownCanuck

    “Dr. Ben Carson is a Neurosurgeon, who doesn’t believe in science” there, fixed it for you.

  • gaymex1

    …and I once took a long voyage on a Cunard liner, but I’m not sure that qualifies me to navigate the Queen Victoria up the Nile.

    • Jerry

      I nominate you for Secretary of the Navy.

      • gaymex1

        I accept…love the outfits.

        • Oikos

          In the navy

          Yes, you can sail the seven seas

          In the navy

          Yes, you can put your mind at ease

          In the navy

          Come on now, people, make a stand

          In the navy, in the navy

          Can’t you see we need a hand

          In the navy

          Come on, protect the mother land

          In the navy

          Come on and join your fellow man

          In the navy

          Come on people, and make a stand

          In the navy, in the navy, in the navy (in the navy)

          • gaymex1

            Oikos and justme…brings back great memories of the 3 or 4 times I’ve been in the navy, but I was young and patriotic then and I just wanted to do my duty by supporting those lonely sailors.

        • justme
    • djcoastermark

      Queen of de Nile ?

      • gaymex1

        lol. Queen of de Nile…me during my university days.

    • Dazzer

      If you’re navigating a ship called the Quen Victoria, you’ll need a stiff uper-class British accent. Don’t worry, though, I can provide coaching in how to be pompous.

      • gaymex1

        I’m sure I could use the help with the accent. Pomposity probably comes naturally, unfortunately. I do try to watch it though.

  • Phaius

    This is what happens when people with brain damage try to understand the nuances of something like racism versus valid critique.

  • Thought I’d read somewhere that Carson was raised middle class, not in the ‘hood?

  • justme

    Sounds like Trek..

    I’m a Doctor not a ….%^$

  • Sam_Handwich

    trying to think of something witty about housing grain and bourbon development

    • Pyramid grain silos? The Corn Palace? The three little pigs and their house of straw? Sorry, thats the best i could do……

    • djcoastermark

      Let me grab some bourbon, then I’ll see what develops.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      “You’ve had the power all along.”

  • Stubenville

    So this is The Donald’s idea of “diversity?” Like the taco salad version of Mexican culture.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Cuberly

      Pretty much.

  • Mark

    “…racist or dumb?” WTF? Is it open season and everybody took off the gloves of any shred of fucking decency?

    • Sam_Handwich

      yes

    • agcons

      It’s Huckabee, so “yes”.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      We’re hoping that’s all he takes off.

  • Well, Clarke’s tweet is really stupid. And as for Huckabee — well, if anyone should know a racist when he sees one, it’s Pastor/Governor Huckabee.

    • IamM

      Gastor?

      • He doesn’t seem to know the difference.

  • RemusL

    If you’ve ever had surgery, you’re eminently qualified to be Surgeon General. That’s how it works, right? According to Governor Huckabee.

  • djcoastermark

    I had a three way once in Montreal. Does that make me Secretary of Foreign Affairs ?

    • djcoastermark

      And I must say, moans and groans are a universal language.

  • Tiger Quinn

    Well, that’s why she has the position she has, and you two idiots are barking at her ankles on Twitter.

  • Texndoc

    Carson is the one who flat out said he was “promised a role” by the candidate for his endorsement until someone pointed out if true that was a felony. Although it is obvious it’s ALL that has been done.

  • NO MORE GOP!

    Ah, raising the level of political discourse again.

  • Gerry Fisher

    More and more, I’m liking the strategy of ignoring these types of tweets and focusing on the issues and the evidence we have for taking the stands we do. If we marshal our evidence as to why Dr. Carson is unqualified–including his own admission–then people will understand that we’re not racist. (Besides, racism doesn’t exist in this country, right? /s)

    • Gerry Fisher

      One of Obama’s strengths has been his willingness to connect the dots for people verbally–for example, what makes one qualified to run HUD and why–so as to 1) Convince reasonable people that he’s doing the right thing, and 2) Counteract the wild distractions tossed at him from his haters. We all need to do this, instead of accepting their invitation to do something crazy, such as to debate whether or not we’re being racist toward Ben Carson or whether we’re saying that a neurosurgeon is “dumb” or globally “unqualified.”

  • MonochromeMouse

    I’ve lived in a house, that doesn’t make me fucking qualified to run a federal department on houses.

  • Gianni

    Both commenters – total non-sequiturs.

  • andrew

    Pelosi is 100% correct. Carson himself has previously stated that he does not have the kind of expertise needed to run a government department.

  • boobert

    hucklebery,what an idiot ! lol. I own a car , so I should be able to run Ford and GM !

  • IamM

    To RWNJs, You don’t know what qualifications or racism are.

  • Tom

    Can someone tell me why this asshat sheriff still has his job?

  • Tom Ato

    I’ve driven a car. Can I be Secretary of Transportation?

  • marshlc

    “fancy” used as a derogatory term.

    I’m being taken right back to my childhood, and I don’t wanna go.

  • NancyP

    Having lived in government housing does not make you an expert in the housing of poor people. BTW, some poor people live in the country and qualify for section 8 housing, if they can find it.

  • Cuberly

    Ha! Hey Huckster, who’s the racist here?

    https://twitter.com/SopanDeb/status/805919800191053824

  • Ninja0980

    I drive a car to get around.
    Doesn’t make me qualified to run the Transportation Department.

  • MBear

    When the teabaggers posted pictures of the Obamas as monkeys, they were called racist. But they kept saying they weren’t racist…it wasn’t racist!

    Because they don’t understand racism.

    So obvs if you think someone who is trained for one thing isn’t qualified to do something completely different, you’re only saying it because of their race…because they *still* don’t understand how racist they are!

  • Todd

    Is she racist or just dumb ?
    No, she’s correct.

  • Rt1583

    His qualification is that he lived in government housing?
    Can this be extrapolated to mean that any person who visits any government office is therefore qualified to hold that office simply because they’ve been there?

  • pgarayt

    How do you destroy an organization? You put incompetents in charge.

  • Bill

    It’s horrifying to think that people actually let this man cut into their brains.

  • wmforr

    She’d probably object to the appointment of Dr. Mengele too, despite his reputation as a surgeon.