Please, everybody, take time out from having the vapors over all the "haters" at the conservative end of the political spectrum to read GQ's delightful editorial headlined "F— Ben Carson."
The article, by Drew Magary, begins this way:
You know, the only thing more alarming than Donald Trump leading the Republican presidential field is the fact that Ben Carson is the guy right behind him. While establishment puds like Jeb! Bush and Marco Rubio can’t decide if they want to beat Trump or emulate him, the Good Doctor made it clear this week that he is not only willing to replicate Trump’s signature brand of hot-garbage-spewing, but he’ll say even DUMBER shit. Here is Carson from earlier in the week on the Oregon shooter:
"Not only would I probably not cooperate with him, I would not just stand there and let him shoot me. I would say, ‘Hey, guys, everybody attack him. He may shoot me, but he can’t get us all.’ ”
Oh, but he wasn’t done yet. Carson knows a goldmine of asinine cannon fire when he sees it, so he went in again:
“I never saw a body with bullet holes that was more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away.”
Dr. Carson was not being critical of the people who were killed or wounded by the Oregon shooter but offering his own ideas on how to behave if, God forbid, one were ever in such a situation. And there are indications that rushing a gunman as a group might be overall the best approach. At any rate, it does bear putting out there in our world where passivity is generally counseled.
Here is another literary gem from the article:
You are now bearing witness to an arms race of stupid, because stupid is in such high demand from the GOP base at the present moment.
The author of the article is filled with contempt:
I don’t want a president who regards his constituents with the same kind of contempt I have for GQ’s Facebook commenters (sorry, but you are all terrible people). Donald Trump, for all of his bluster, is at least authentically stupid. Read this story if you don’t believe me. All these other guys are clown posers. Trump is the genuine article.
And, God help me, I think I’d rather have him sitting in the Oval Office, getting stupidly out-maneuvered by the politicians under him, than bringing in a guy like Carson who is willing to shred every last bit of his intellectual credibility in order to lord over a citizenry he doesn’t seem to have much respect for. F— him.
And now let's go back to talking about how mean talk radio is.
PS. The GQ column also takes a potshot at Governor Bobby Jindal for his blog on Ian Mercer, the bad dad of the Oregon shooter, who has now become an advocate of gun control. I'm taking this opportunity to plug my Townhall column on Mercer, in which I share Mr. Jindal's views on the matter.