Obamacare Critic Ben Carson Insults Slaves

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If William F. Buckley Jr.'s definition of a conservative was someone who "stands athwart history yelling, 'Stop'," maybe Dr. Ben Carson's idea of conservatism is standing athwart the present saying "slavery" as many times as he can.

And if so, it's a good way to grab headlines for himself. But it's also a pretty good way to make sure that voters of color continue to shun the GOP.

Because when Carson riffs -- as he did Friday in Washington, D.C., at the Values Voter Summit -- that Obamacare is "the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery," he's not only guilty of the worst kind of political hyperbole; he's also saying to minority voters that it's not quite time yet to reconsider the Republican Party.

Even as the party tries, in theory, to convince those same voters that it wants to earn their votes.

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