December 3, 2014 9:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]Ben Carson has compared the United States to Nazi Germany, and when CNN’s Wolf Blitzer called him on that, Carson admonished him not to focus on his words.

Earlier this year, Carson had told the conservative news outlet Breitbart that the U.S. was “very much like Nazi Germany” because President Barack Obama was using the government to “intimidate the population.”

“What I heard the comparison of the United States of America — the greatest country in the world, the greatest country ever — to Nazi Germany, I said, what is he talking about?” Blitzer told Carson on Wednesday.

“See, what you were doing is allowing words to affect you more than listening to what was actually being said,” Carson insisted. “Nazi Germany experienced something horrible. The people in Nazi Germany largely did not believe in what Hitler was doing, but did they say anything? Of course not. They kept their mouths shut.”

“The fact that our government is using instruments of government like the IRS to punish its opponents, this is not the kind of thing, as far as I’m concerned, that is a Democrat or Republican issue. This is an American issue. This is an issue that threatens all of our liberty, all or our freedom.”

Blitzer, however, wasn’t satisfied: “But to make the comparison, Dr. Carson, to Nazi Germany, the slaughter of six million Jews by the Nazis, the devastation that erupted in Europe and around the world to the United States of America, I want you to reflect on what that means.”

“Well, again, you are just focusing on the words Nazi Germany and completely missing the point,” Carson replied. “And that’s the problem right now, that’s what PC-ism is all about: You may not say this word regardless of what your point is because if you say that word, you know, I go into a tizzy. We can do better than that.”


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

38 responses to Ben Carson To Wolf Blitzer: Don’t ‘Focus On The Words’ When I Speak

  1. arc99 December 3rd, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    The administration was not using the IRS to target political opponents.

    I wish one of these alleged journalists working for the so-called liberal media would look this guy straight in the eye and call him out for being a bald faced liar.

    • tiredoftea December 3rd, 2014 at 9:24 pm

      If they did, they wouldn’t be able to have them on their show again. Not that I think that’s a problem, or anything.

      • AKRNC December 4th, 2014 at 6:01 am

        I’d have a lot more respect for journalists who actually called them on their lies and provide proof of the same. RWNJ’s have no problem spreading lies, they receive them in their daily talking points from Fox or the Koch brothers. It’s long past time to combat these falsehoods that they swear are the truth.

        • tiredoftea December 4th, 2014 at 11:42 am

          Yes, that would be a refreshing change! When it does happen, rarely, the blowhard uses it to raise campaign funds!

    • rg9rts December 4th, 2014 at 6:13 am

      You still watch FAUX Lite??

  2. ExPFCWintergreen December 3rd, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Cripesamighty, this knucklehead is going to be non-stop entertainment. Of course, the sad thing is the fanatics and reactionaries of the Right actually believe this crap.

    • Bunya December 4th, 2014 at 10:11 am

      I wonder if Ben Carson can see the Luftwaffe from his house.

  3. Guy Lauten December 3rd, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    “I mean… um. Whatever I say, don’t listen to THAT. Listen to what I meant to say… or something.”
    Good grief.

  4. tiredoftea December 3rd, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    “No, Wolf, we are not like Nazi Germany, except when I say we are. I’ll let you know when that is, OK?”

  5. Obewon December 3rd, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Mental hospital escapee birther Ben Carson to butterfly net wielding orderly: don’t ‘focus on my words’ when I peak. That;s just my dealer Limbaugh’s OxyContin cutting in.

  6. Larry Schmitt December 3rd, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    There’s an old saying that goes you can say nothing and be thought a fool, or speak, and remove all doubt. This complete idiot removes all doubt every time he opens his yap.

  7. sqeptiq December 3rd, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Should we focus on his trim beard? His natty neckties?

  8. Bunya December 3rd, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    “Don’t focus on the words when I speak…”
    Now THAT’S the best Sarah Palin impersonation I’ve heard in a long time.

    • allison1050 December 4th, 2014 at 5:54 am

      I had wondered if it was only me that heard that little gem.

  9. tracey marie December 3rd, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    If we were nazi germany he would be dead or in jail for being uppity

    • rg9rts December 4th, 2014 at 6:11 am

      pitty pad …whack TAG

      • tracey marie December 4th, 2014 at 12:15 pm


  10. granpa.usthai December 4th, 2014 at 12:16 am

    ‘don’t listen to what I say….’

    OK by me.

    • AKRNC December 4th, 2014 at 5:46 am

      That’s the only intelligent thing Carson has said! When anyone uses Nazi Germany and compares Hitler to any President, they lose all credibility. The late night comedians will have a field day with this lunatic if he actually runs for President. Of course, God advised him to do so. Why do RWNJ’s always use that excuse yet never bother to explain why God didn’t allow them to win? Maybe HE wanted the entertainment!

      • rg9rts December 4th, 2014 at 6:10 am

        I compared George II to Murder Inc…does that count?

  11. John_St_John December 4th, 2014 at 4:16 am

    Then what should he listen to? The voices running around in your myopic, deluded fantasy world?

    • allison1050 December 4th, 2014 at 5:52 am

      yep ’cause that’s what the baggers do.

  12. Arturo Jacobo Saiz December 4th, 2014 at 4:51 am

    Wolfs a dumb ass for even giving this Cretin a soap box….

  13. AKRNC December 4th, 2014 at 5:51 am

    People don’t feel free to express themselves? You obviously haven’t been watching Fox News, they have no problem criticizing anyone and especially the President. Carson obviously doesn’t know how to express himself if he thinks he’s making any sense whatsoever. Lunatic!

  14. AKRNC December 4th, 2014 at 5:54 am

    For a physician to just blatantly lie about healthcare being turned over to the gov’t is indicative of just what a nutjob Carson truly is. His Fox talking points have been debunked. He really has a problem expressing himself yet wants to blame it on those who actually listen to what he’s said and questioned him on it. Let him keep talking and remove all doubt regarding his inability to even attempt to govern. What an ego this guy has, let’s bypass local or state office and ascend to being the “Leader of the Free World”. Worse yet, he actually thinks he’s capable. He’ll never listen to advisors if he gets as far as a campaign. It will be comical to watch him as he buries himself every time he opens his mouth.

  15. rg9rts December 4th, 2014 at 6:08 am

    He will be comic relief in the clown car

  16. mrbigstuff December 4th, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Nothing to see here just another House Negro talking out of his a..s.

  17. R.J. Carter December 4th, 2014 at 10:11 am

    If you’re never allowed to use Nazi Germany as a point of comparison, that pretty much guarantees a repeat somewhere, sometime.

    • Guest December 4th, 2014 at 12:03 pm

      It’s not about never being allowed to use it. It’s just is it founded?

      I mean are we rounding up people, putting stars on them for identification?

      Are we systematically holding rallies in public squares to denounce our enemies?

      Are we performing scientific experiments on children and twins?

      Are preparing to load people into trains to never be seen again?

      Are annexing our neighbors? Are we trying to unite all English Speaking Peoples?

      Is our government totally obsessed with the occult?

      Are we burning and banning books and artwork and films?

      Are we really not free to speak out against those we elected?

      Are there BrownShirts on every Street Corner waiting for dissent to violently root it out?

      Are our political leaders actively planning to root out all opposition?

      Are we a ONE PARTY system?

      Are we forced to say “Heil Obama” at every social encounter?

      America is not Nazi Germany.

      It is its own fucked up place. Worthy of a new title.

      The American War Machine makes Germanys war Machine look like kids matchbox set.

      We’re not Nazi’s far fucking from it.

      • R.J. Carter December 4th, 2014 at 12:15 pm

        No, we’re nowhere near the end of Nazi Germany. But the end, by definition, isn’t where things begin.

      • smovb December 4th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

        This is just absurd. Surely you know very well that Dr. Carson did not mean to imply the U.S. government is like Nazi Germany in every way. He believes our government is like them in one very specific way, which he tried to explain. It is perfectly valid to draw a comparison between two entities that share perhaps ONE thing in common, even if they share nothing else in common, so long as you make clear which ONE aspect you’re speaking of in comparison. That is what Carson tried to do, but Blitzer kept acting like Dr. Carson was comparing each entity in its entirety to one another.

        • Joe_HTH December 6th, 2014 at 2:09 pm

          It’s an idiotic comparison and you know it, just like his “Obamacare is the worst thing since slavery” nonsense. His “gay marriage is a plot to undermine America” is just as insipid.

  18. smovb December 4th, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Carson wanted Blitzer to focus on the MEANING of his words, not just the word “Nazi Germany” and all the associations that come with it. I found it absurd for Blizter to mention the “the slaughter of six million Jews by the Nazis, the devastation that erupted in Europe and around the world” as if THAT is the part of Nazi Germany that Carson was drawing a comparison to. Nazi Germany has many characteristics we can speak of, and Carson was ONLY comparing ONE attribute of Nazi Germany to ONE aspect of U.S. Government: that the government is fostering an atmosphere where people don’t feel free to speak their true mind, for fear of being called out because comments were not “politically correct” or too offensive for today’s soft-skinned person. Productive dialogue is stifled because people are constantly having to censor their opinions so that they don’t offend anyone of a different opinion…. To say that Carson was lumping together all traits of Nazi Germany and saying that the U.S. is like Nazi Germany in every way is just absurd, and I’m sure Blitzer knows exactly what Carson actually meant, but he is doing the “PC” thing by calling Carson out for daring to speak of Nazi Germany and drawing any comparisons to it…

    • Kim Serrahn December 5th, 2014 at 10:46 am

      Then why use Nazi Germany in the first place.

  19. edmeyer_able December 4th, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Don’t worry Ben, no one does!

  20. Chinese Democracy December 5th, 2014 at 1:21 am

    look into my eyes not around my eyes. Dont look around my eyes look into my eyes.

    You are drifting into a place where what Im saying seems to make sense. You are relaxed..

  21. Candide Thirtythree December 5th, 2014 at 5:03 am

    It is such a shame, he was not always cray-cray, he used to be a doctor, not any more but they still call him one the same way they call Palin governor.

    He was my grandson’s doctor when my daughter was in the military at USAMRIID. I never met him but she said he was completely normal back then but that was 17 years ago. I guess a lot can happen to a person’s mind in 17 years and not all of it good.

  22. Kim Serrahn December 5th, 2014 at 10:44 am

    So we aren’t suppose to listen to what he says, we’re just suppose to watch his mouth move. Because when we listen to the words coming out of his mouth we end up hearing the wrong thing. Listen to the comment not the content.