Friday, April 24, 2015

The Left-Cheek Ass Clown for April, 2015

Yes, Dear Readers, it's time to announce our second Ass Clown Award for April.

As usual, the supply of over-qualified candidates far exceeds the demand, making it difficult to select the best* of the contenders ... and though it's a tough job, I'm up to the challenge. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you

The Left-Cheek Ass Clown for April, 2015:

Dr. Ben Carson

As a presumptive GOP presidential candidate, Dr Carson was required to make the traditional pilgrimage to National Rifle Association’s Annual Meeting earlier this month to worship at the festooned altar of the Holy Firearm**. But he went far beyond the normally expected hyperbole when he said:

“Just for the record, let me be extremely clear, I am extremely pro–Second Amendment, no question about it ... As a surgeon, I spent many a night operating on people with gunshot wounds to their heads. All of that is horrible. It is not nearly as horrible as having a population that is defenseless against a group of tyrants who have arms. And that is what we have to bear in mind.”

Yes, Dear Readers, not having guns is worse than being shot in the head, because a group of tyrants is running around shooting people in the head. You heard it here first.

For his asinine, hyperbolic characterization of the need for gun ownership that is unworthy of a surgeon dedicated to the preservation of life, Dr Ben Carson is named our Left-Cheek Ass Clown for April.

And that's no random shot.

Have a good day. Come back tomorrow for Cartoon Saturday. More thoughts then.


* Please pardon the expression.

** Lemme hear you say "Hallelujah!"


eViL pOp TaRt said...

What a clown! Surely he won't make the first cut.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

A worthy choice!

Grand Crapaud said...

The NRA is an organization that so many need to bow to.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I think in this post lies your next ass clown - the nra.

KathyA said...

I'm not sure what has happened to him -- he used to be such a smart, compassionate man.

I agree with Margaret! The NRA went ballistic on Tim McGraw when he announced singing on behalf of Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre survivors. The assholes said he was clearly exercising a support of gun control and promised to ruin his career.

Mike said...

Maybe he could show his support of bullets in the head by covering all the costs of his gunshot patients himself.

Deena said...

His line of reasoning is beyond pathetic.

allenwoodhaven said...

" to worship at the festooned altar of the Holy Firearm" is brilliantly eloquent!

Happy weekend Bilbo.

Anemone said...

I can't see him being President.