Do you get the feeling Dr. Ben Carson is now the most hated man in America? If you watch nothing but a steady diet of the liberal media, how could you think anything else? Concurrent with his rise in the polls, Carson has become Public Enemy #1 on the left, replacing the unsinkable Donald Trump. But while the media has been harsh on Trump, there has always been an element of fun to it. Partly because he’s been so good for their bottom line. Even if you despise your golden goose, how angry can you really get? The eggs are still coming.
When it comes to Carson, though, the tone is much different. There’s none of that tongue-in-cheek flavor to his coverage. Even the comedy shows like Saturday Night Live can’t help but let viewers know that Carson is dangerous. As Weekend Update host Michael Che put it last weekend: “Please America, pick anybody but the black guy!”
There are several reasons that Carson makes his critics so nervous. One, he’s “the black guy.” Liberals can’t stand a black conservative because it makes no sense to their worldview. African-Americans are supposed to be Democrats, and that’s just the end of it. They look at Carson and see a traitor to the cause – an Uncle Tom who doesn’t understand the struggle. They fear that a prominent voice like his could undo everything they’ve worked so hard to achieve in the black community, i.e., unquestioned loyalty to the DNC.
The other big reason is that Carson is outspoken about his Christian faith. Strike two.
“The pledge of allegiance to our flag says we are one nation under God. Many courtrooms in the land, on the wall it says ‘In God We Trust.’ Every coin in our pocket, every bill in our wallet says ‘In God We Trust,'” Carson said Sunday at Free Chapel in Gainesville, Georgia. He said that it was a sign of “schizophrenia” that this environment exists alongside an America that won’t talk about religion.
This kind of talk makes teeth chatter on the left. That’s why, incidentally, so many atheist groups see “In God We Trust” and the pledge of allegiance as their ultimate targets. They know it makes no sense to have these systemic proclamations of faith in a country that isn’t a Christian nation. Once those are gone – once they’ve wiped the record clean of the truth – they can get back to the business of building their secular utopia. The last thing they need is a presidential candidate up there rubbing it in their faces.
Finally, there’s his background. The mockers and the laughers can call Mike Huckabee an idiot for his Christian beliefs. They can point and snicker at Kim Davis from high atop their elite mountain. But how do you sit there and call one of the nation’s most respected neurosurgeons a moron? It doesn’t play. Carson’s educational pedigree doesn’t necessarily make him right, but it does make him much harder to dismiss out of hand.
Individualism runs counter to everything liberals believe. And there isn’t anyone in the Republican primaries who is more of an individual than Dr. Ben Carson. A black conservative neurosurgeon who believes in Jesus Christ? Who believes there really is a difference between right and wrong? Who believes that government dependence is killing the black community? Oh, that’s dangerous stuff. They have to snuff this movement before it gets out of control.