UPDATE: Due to false reporting by the New York Times, it was understood that Dr. Carson once lived in public housing. Further investigation, prompted by Governor Huckabee’s Tweet, has revealed that the Times source was factually incorrect, forcing the publication to issue a retraction and corrected headline.
Former Arkansas governor, Mike Huckabee, exposed Nancy Pelosi as a bigoted ideologue after her inane declaration that incoming HUD secretary, Ben Carson, is “disturbingly unqualified” for the position.
Ben Carson is first HUD Sec to have actually lived in gov't housing. Fancy Nancy Pelosi says he's not qualified; is she racist or just dumb?
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) December 5, 2016
Carson formally accepted the position offered by President-Elect Donald Trump yesterday, prompting a predictable backlash from leftists like Pelosi, who reminded us yet again that despite endless virtue signaling for ‘diversity,’ party ideology always comes first.
“Dr. Ben Carson is a disconcerting and disturbingly unqualified choice to lead a department as complex and consequential as Housing and Urban Development,” she said in an official statement. “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.”
Huckabee responded with a delicious blend of ice cold logic and sardonic mockery, “Ben Carson is first HUD Sec to have actually lived in gov’t housing. Fancy Nancy Pelosi says he’s not qualified; is she just racist or dumb?”
Former HUD assistant director Brian Montgomery notes, “Out of the last five or six HUD secretaries, you could really only point to two of them who had direct housing experience.”
Carson’s rags-to-riches life story is well-known, and as a proponent of individual accountability over reliance on the state, he may threaten the as-yet unchecked expansion of the ‘New Democratic Plantation’: the American urban nightmare.
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