Dr. Ben Carson has a very specific message for congressional Republicans.
And it only took him three words to make his point.
Carson made the remarks during an interview Friday on Newsmax TV’s “America’s Forum” regarding the “Cromnibus” bill passed by the House the previous day.
The retired neurosurgeon argued that Republicans are not heeding the message they were sent by American voters in November.
“They said please stop the craziness,” Carson said of the voters’ message. “They didn’t say continue to go along to get along.”
While he expressed gratitude that the debate about funding President Barack Obama’s program to protect 4.7 million illegal immigrants from deportation would occur in February after Republicans took control of the Senate, he said the entire government should have been funded for only three months, to prevent Obama’s policies from taking root.
Politicians need to stop thinking about being re-elected and “start thinking about what’s good for our country,” the likely 2016 presidential contender told Newsmax.
“Stop being afraid that somebody is going to blame you,” Carson implored Republican politicians. “That may have been the case in the past, but enough Americans have awakened to the fact that if we continue down this program, we’re going to destroy the future for those who are coming behind us.”
Carson said that apparently the message sent by voters in November wasn’t enough.
“Obviously, we’re going to have to send that message even stronger,” he said. “We the people are at the pinnacle of power here and we need to make it very clear.”
He suggested some ways that Americans could send their elected representatives an important three-word message.
“People need to start writing letters, they need to get on the Internet, they need to do what they need to do and tell their representatives: Grow a spine,” Carson said.
Dr. Carson thus diagnosed Republicans in Congress with a backbone deficiency.
It remains to be seen whether they will follow the good doctor’s orders or suffer the same fate as Eric Cantor in 2016.
Courtesy of Conservative Daily