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But his supporters won't care that he's a self-righteous liar
« on: November 06, 2015, 11:30:37 am »
http://www.politico.com/story/2015/11/ben-carson-west-point-215598

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Ben Carson’s campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from POLITICO, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

The academy has occupied a central place in Carson’s tale for years. According to a story told in Carson’s book, “Gifted Hands,” the then-17 year old was introduced in 1969 to Gen. William Westmoreland, who had just ended his command of U.S. forces in Vietnam, and the two dined together. That meeting, according to Carson’s telling, was followed by a “full scholarship” to the military academy.

West Point, however, has no record of Carson applying, much less being extended admission.


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Re: But his supporters won't care that he's a self-righteous liar
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2015, 11:32:30 am »
I was trying to pay close attention to Carson because he's one of the candidates that people know the least about.  As he climbed in the polls, he was worth paying attention to.  But now he's just as bat shit crazy as the rest of them.

WHERE ARE THE GOOD CANDIDATES???!?!?!?!
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Re: But his supporters won't care that he's a self-righteous liar
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2015, 11:45:55 am »
West Point (as well as AFA and USNA) doesn't have scholarships, because there is no tuition charged for attending.  Only an agreement of 5 years active duty service after graduation.
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2015, 11:48:24 am »
West Point (as well as AFA and USNA) doesn't have scholarships, because there is no tuition charged for attending.  Only an agreement of 5 years active duty service after graduation.

So are you supporting his claim that he was offered a full scholarship and acceptance into West Point?

Are you saying this is just an issue of semantics?
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Re: But his supporters won't care that he's a self-righteous liar
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2015, 11:52:26 am »
Ben Carson served in Panama and stabbed a man when he was 14.

He's like the consummate NUTTER.  J-Tudo
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Re: But his supporters won't care that he's a self-righteous liar
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2015, 11:57:57 am »
So are you supporting his claim that he was offered a full scholarship and acceptance into West Point?

Are you saying this is just an issue of semantics?

No.  I am calling BS on it.  At least the campaign admitted it.
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Re: But his supporters won't care that he's a self-righteous liar
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2015, 12:05:05 pm »
You must be appointed by a US Congressman, a US Senator, or the President of the United States.  Westmorland could not have offered anything.
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Re: But his supporters won't care that he's a self-righteous liar
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2015, 12:11:57 pm »
Except I would assume that a top General could pull the strings to get an appointment.  Don't take that as a defense.

Just saying that Westmoreland undoubtedly could get someone in he wanted to do so. 

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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2015, 12:21:19 pm »
He's a pathological liar  :lol
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Re: But his supporters won't care that he's a self-righteous liar
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2015, 12:26:08 pm »
There is also no record of him apparently stabbing a kid when he was 13 or 14 or him hitting his mom in the head with a hammer.

Pretty sure he is not in this to actually be president but to have his 15 minutes of fame and a nice book deal to boot.
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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2015, 12:28:18 pm »
Black Lies Matter.
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Re: But his supporters won't care that he's a self-righteous liar
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2015, 01:21:45 pm »
You must be appointed by a US Congressman, a US Senator, or the President of the United States.  Westmorland could not have offered anything.


That's not the only way to get into West Point.  But go ahead and keep on talking about shit you don't know much about, there aren't enough guys doing that already on this site.

Oh, and a US Senator is a US Congressman.  Idiot.
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Re: But his supporters won't care that he's a self-righteous liar
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2015, 01:38:28 pm »
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