But it's not just his lack of interior decorating skills we need to be worried about. After Carson embarrassed himself at the last debate by saying that China was fighting in Syria, his main foreign policy advisor, Duane R. Clarridge, went to The New York Times to say that his employer doesn't understand world affairs. Like, at all. In fact, Clarridge's exact quote was, "Nobody has been able to sit down with him and have him get one iota of intelligent information about the Middle East." I can't stress enough that the person who said that is currently working with Ben Carson, and said this on the record. At least we can rest easy knowing that our next president probably won't have to deal with any problems in the Middle East. I'm sure everything will be sorted out by then.
Ted Cruz Finally Says Something Crazy Enough to Get Noticed
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Immigration was already a huge talking point in this election, but the terror attacks in Paris brought it to the forefront in a lot of ways over the past week. One of the more unfortunate such ways is that the "mainstream" (meaning not Carson or Trump) candidates suddenly feel completely comfortable sharing their more fringe-worthy thoughts with potential voters.
Ted Cruz was the first of several Republican candidates who used the attacks to assure voters that in his America, the only Syrian refugees we'd allow in would be the Christians. Muslim refugees, on the other hand, will just have to go wherever Muslims go -- which, apparently, isn't this country anymore.
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"Keep your huddled masses right the fuck away from us."
Never mind that those Muslims are fleeing the same enemy we're supposed to be fighting. Said enemy could just disguise themselves as good guys, you know? Take off their ISIS hoodies before they get to customs or whatever. They have ways. Just like, according to Jeb Bush, there are "ways" to prove you're a Christian.