Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Facing Facts

Where was the howling media when Maxine Waters proved her ignorance by grilling bank executives about student loans? She obviously was completely oblivious to the fact that the government had assumed control of the loans ten years ago, under President Obama. Despite the fact that Waters currently chairs the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services and had made a complete fool of herself, the media couldn't move on fast enough from that news.

But Ben Carson, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, thought he heard "Oreo" instead of "REO" and he's the moron? I don't think so.

The blatantly left-wing mainstream media is "often wrong, but never in doubt." Talking points and favored narratives will be battered to death, despite the facts--which, as John Adams noted, are stubborn things. Although House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pronounced Carson "a disturbingly unqualified choice" to lead HUD, the fact is that Ben Carson grew up in poor and humble circumstances--a reality that earns him a rare qualification. Having spent part of his childhood in multi-family dwellings, Carson can understand the challenges that low-income residents face with an insider's perspective. He has walked the talk, an even more unusual qualification in Washington D.C.

Ben Carson has also surmounted his obstacles in life and achieved great success through his own intelligence and commitment to hard work. That fact may be the hardest of all for leftists to face.