January 12, 2017, - 3:22 pm

Will Ben Carson Bring Nation of Islam, Sharpton to HUD? Questions Nobody’s Asking @ Confirmation Hrg

By Debbie Schlussel

Ben Carson’s confirmation hearings for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development began this morning and are well under way. Sadly, nobody’s asking Dr. Carson about his very troubling ties to the Nation of Islam and whether he will bring his Farrakhan follower friends to HUD. It wouldn’t be the first time the Nation of Islam was involved in running America’s housing projects.

I’ve been following Dr. Carson’s Senate confirmation hearings, and I’m disturbed by the number of stupid questions and the lack of a very important one: “Dr. Carson, will you agree to keep the bigoted, racist Nation of Islam out of your HUD Department?” Instead, Elizabeth Mazola Margarine Fauxcahontas Warren asked Carson if he will agree not to steer any HUD housing to Trump developments (a hilarious question, since the Trump empire got out of subsidized, low-income housing decades ago, and there ain’t gonna be any low-income units in Trump Tower, I promise).

Yes, Ben Carson has ties to Louis Farrakhan a/k/a Louis X a/k/a Louis Eugene Wolcott and his group of Black supremacists known as the Nation of Islam (NOI). Carson’s longtime adviser, Armstrong Williams, is a vehement advocate of NOI and so tight with Farrakhan that he broadcast his radio show live from the 20th anniversary celebration of the Million Man March, waxing poetically about what great memories he had at the first Million Man hate-fest, where Jews and Whites were repeatedly denounced in non-stop hate speech. In October 2015, while advising Carson and his campaign, Williams also wrote op-ed pieces in The Washington Times and The Hill, advocating a return to the days when the Nation of Islams “security force,” the Fruit of Islam “guarded” the housing projects in Chicago and other major cities. Williams even called the anti-Semitic, anti-White Nation of Islam “Chicago’s savior.”

Despite the outcry over Williams’ comments, Carson refused to fire him. He stood by Williams and refused to disavow the NOI. Instead, Barry Bennett, who is Jewish and was running Carson’s campaign at the time, eventually resigned along with other top campaign staffers, saying Williams’ interference in the campaign and Carson’s strong allegiance to Williams got in the way of the campaign. Bennett went on to advise Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign. (Williams’ acceptance of $240,000 under the table from the George W. Bush administration in a pay-to-play scandal, pimping “No Child Left Behind,” apparently wasn’t enough for Carson to question Williams’ judgment and ethics.)

Just so you know, the Fruit of Islam used to have a contract with HUD to provide security and other “services” to the Housing projects. The Nation of Islam got paid millions of federal tax dollars for this. And it wasn’t the Democrats who did this. It was the Republicans. In fact, it was the late Jack Kemp–whom all the RINOs and the Wall Street Journal have been lauding for the past few years as a “model Republican” to win elections–who put the Nation of Islam on the federal dime. An incredulous Tim Russert–then the host of NBC’s “Meet the Press” and still a respectable liberal who asked tough questions even of liberals–nearly fell out of his seat when Kemp, Bush’s HUD Secretary defended and praised the Nation of Islam and refused to ditch the security deal with the group. Ironically, it took the Clinton Administration to cancel the deal in 1995 and fire the Nation of Islam because of its Jew-hatred.

Will Ben Carson bring Farrakkhan and Friends back to HUD and rehire them to provide security for our nation’s housing projects, as Williams advocated just over a year ago? Williams is still advising Carson, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Carson brings him on board at HUD to be his Chief of Staff, there. Also troubling is that Ben Carson is tight with Weird Al Sharpton and spoke at his National Action Network shakedown group confab (as did Sean Hannity, another phony).

That’s what Senators should have asked Ben Carson about, today. But they didn’t. And they won’t. Because in our Black-Lives-Matter world, even with Trump as the President, Black racists aren’t just tolerated. They get millions in federal money. From Republicans.


If I were a U.S. Senator sitting on the panel questioning Ben Carson today, here’s what I would have asked:

* Dr. Carson, your top adviser, Armstrong Williams, has called for a return to the Fruit of Islam providing services for HUD. The Fruit of Islam is an arm of the racist hate-group, the Nation of Islam. Will you commit to banning the Nation of Islam and all of its affiliates from getting money and/or contracts with HUD?

* Dr. Carson, your top adviser, Armstrong Williams, praised the Million Man March, a hate-fest, where anti-Semitism and anti-White hate dominated the official speeches. Will you agree that Mr. Williams’ endorsement of hate, racism, and bigotry has no place in HUD and will you agree to end your professional association with him?

* Dr. Carson, you are friendly with Al Sharpton–the instigator of the Freddy’s Fashion Mart arson and murders and the inciter of the Yankel Rosenbaum murder. How can you be okay with this kind of murderous hate? Will you agree to cut off ties with him or will Sharpton be a welcome guest at your HUD Department? Willl Tawana Brawley come visit, too?

Again, these are the questions that needed to be asked of Ben Carson. But they weren’t. And they won’t be.

And Ben Carson will probably bring Armstrong Williams and his bow-tied Nation of Islam buddies to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Is this draining the swamp? Or having the swamp drain us?

This Black guy, “Thetruthdamit,” speaks truth to power about Ben Carson’s disturbing ties. I’d rather have him on the Carson confirmation panel than all of the Senators combined.

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26 Responses

That’s very disturbing.

Hillel on January 12, 2017 at 4:18 pm

I was struck by the fact that during the campaign, Farrakhan gave backhanded support to Trump, even during the final days. Perhaps he, Carson, and Armstrong knew something that we didn’t know. Of course, part of it was Farrakhan’s anger over Hillary’s Libya actions.

Most politicians tend to bifurcate terrorist (and communist) groups. If they are involved in some kind of do-gooder program, no matter how limited, a distinction is made between the do-gooder activities and the terrorist ‘wing’. This has been true for the Black Panthers, Hamas, and many other organizations. This of course opens the door for extremists to be involved in Government social services.

On a more positive note, I do not think Carson will last that long in his position. I think he was lukewarm about taking it, and I also think that if extremists get involved in HUD, the first real flare-up or crisis will end Carson’s tenure and force some type of reorganization.

One thing that would be helpful, that is given lip service, but not too much else, is an expansion of conservative pressure on Trump. While he is certainly a vast improvement over Obama and our other recent presidents, it seems that conservative attitudes in general either consist of uncritical adulation or the never-Trump condemnation, and maybe, also, a few politically opportunist sound bytes. An expansion of conservative pressure will be needed to prevent major problems for departments headed by some of Trump’s more dubious picks.

Little Al on January 12, 2017 at 6:08 pm

OT: An article on Moonbattery.com quotes an article that people on the right are more attractive than people on the left. Debbie Schlussel’s picture is one of those shown for the comparison.

Barry Popik on January 12, 2017 at 6:26 pm

I found Carson really weak for this particular role. Surgeon General would have been a better role for him, which would be addressing his strengths

But I doubt that Carson can bring in the likes of NOI w/o Trump noticing and approving, and there may well be vetos in the White House from the likes of Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner

I: I agree that Surgeon General is a perfect fit for him and it’s puzzling that they chose him for HUD instead. However, Trump will not have time to oversee every little detail of every department, so don’t be surprised if he brings in NOI to HUD. If Bannon and Kushner were that scrupulous of this kind of thing, Armstrong Williams would be outta the Ben Carson picture and/or he would not be nominated for HUD, but Williams is still in the picture and Carson will soon run HUD. DS

Infidel on January 12, 2017 at 6:32 pm

Wow, once again Debbie is on top of the important topics. Can you imagine what HUD would be like if it is influenced by Farrakhan? HUD will be building a mansion for him in every state.

Lars on January 12, 2017 at 6:38 pm

Thank you again, Debbie, for . . .

(i) The proper scrutiny;
(ii) The unvarnished truth;
(iii) All the RIGHT questions, . . .

not like the dog and pony show going on, and that is likely to continue. As for Sharpton, hasn’t he had enough visits to the White House during this administration? The guy must have his own wing by now, maybe even his own robe, pipe and slippers.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on January 12, 2017 at 9:18 pm

There is an unwritten rule in Washington: In looking for a HUD secretary, wherever possible a president looks for the “best black.” That goes for either party. Not every secretary is black, of course. But it’s still a default preference.

The very first secretary of HUD, when that agency launched at the start of 1966, for example, was Robert Weaver, a black. Jimmy Carter? He put Patricia Harris, a black, in the top HUD slot. Ronald Reagan’s man of the hour was “Sleeping Sam” Pierce, a black. Bush the Elder? Jack Kemp was white, but he might as well have been black, given his shameless pandering. Bush the Younger put Alphonso Jackson, a black, as his second-term HUD head.

As a variation, there is the “best Hispanic.” First-term Clinton HUD chief was Henry Cisneros. Bush’s the Younger’s first term: Mel Martinez. The current secretary: Julian Castro.

Ben Carson has zero background in federal housing programs. I doubt he even knows how FHA basic single-family mortgage insurance works. But that hardly matters — he’s black. Count on a scandal or two. That he’s tight with Armstrong Williams is especially troubling.

Primetime on January 13, 2017 at 12:27 am

More disturbing to me is Mattis as Sec Defense, a real dhimmi, an Israel hater. Plus Mattis said at his confirmation hearing that he will do nothing to change the women in combat nonsense. Nothing will change under Trump, the twitter president. More of the same.

Lawrence on January 13, 2017 at 2:21 am

    You are correct. Mattis is a plagiarizing Paper Patton who sold an image of himself that had no touch points with reality, who only cares ultimately about what is best for Mattis, who is absolutely clueless as to the changes necessary for the us military to maintain dominance in the war fighting spectrums, who dared never offer any resistance to ANY of the social engineering agendas that have turned the US Military into a social club vice an organization of warfighting Warriors, and who has left a wake of destroyed careers and failed retirements of the Apex Warriors who dared to challenge his paper thin veneer. Semper Fi

    SSgt Preston, USMC on January 13, 2017 at 9:38 am

Debbie I must ask you do you own a gun because you’re clearly a straight shooter. In my imitation Darth Vader/James Earl Jones voice I find these facts and lack of questions about them disturbing. I knew that Armstrong Williams was shady because of the No Child Left Behind payment of 240,000 but not his love and ties with that anti-Semitic racist Ferret-con. Like a nasty egg stealing ferret this racist has been a detriment to the Black community for decades. Just like the other phony Al Sharpton. He who still has not paid what he owes the IRS(if you or I owed anything and didn’t pay we’d be in jail). We certainly wouldn’t be on TV in Brooks Brother suits talking like a bumbling idiot. It is strange that a man as smart as Ben Carson has been seen being chummy with these two racists and anti-Semites. I like you Debbie would love to be on the panel for his HUD confirmation because I would love to ask him the questions you posted. I do think that his choice for HUD and not Surgeon General was a out of left(or is it right) field from the Trump team. Why pick a guy who has experience in a totally different area to run another department. What’s worse is that department could have influence from two of the most disgusting Black racists in the country. Hopefully this won’t be the case but thanks to Debbie’s getting to the heart of the matter once again it’s not looking too good.

Ken B on January 13, 2017 at 8:37 am

Hi dear Debbie thank you so much for sharing it is really unbeliveable…… again thanks for sharing sincerlly yours TG.

TIRDAD GHARIB on January 13, 2017 at 8:42 am

Mattis is a true neo-consrevative in his belief that the Muslim will become peaceful if they have “democracy”.

The paleo-conservative. allows use neo-con to attacks Jew but neo-conservative forced the mess called Bosnia and Kosovo. Bush administration tought they can civilize the muslim world with democracy. The Idiot Colin Powell said we should fix Iraq because we broke it. Wrong the Muslim world is broken and the only solution is massive retaliation (no ground troops) against attack, kicking all Muslim out of the country and complete cordon sanitaire around the Muslim world.

In addition criminalize the UN and all it sick organization and force our allies to be completely Muslim free. This would include all Arabist and Muslim lovers. Islam is treason and their supporters are traitors.

By the way Cuban who are facing real suppression not allowed in but ever piece of crap from third world has an open invitation. I understand that the % of ex-Cuban vote went up for Obama. This just like the asshole liberal “Jews”.

madman on January 13, 2017 at 9:56 am

    I like those basic principles, madman. How about running for president?

    Alfredo from Puerto Rico on January 13, 2017 at 7:01 pm

I think you and your like minded family member should boycott Tony Kornheiser. His kissing of Obama ass even after the UN vote is disgusting.

madman on January 13, 2017 at 9:59 am

Let’s give Ben Carson a chance and see how he does, i have confidence in him and he did go against his own which are prob 90% Liberal Democrats… i think he will do what is best for all and he has to get those neighborhoods under control, but in my opinion it would be best done with Christian churches instead of Muslim terrorist Farrakhan.

Rosavera on January 13, 2017 at 11:55 am

NOI is “Chicago’s savior”. BS. The city eventually tore down Cabrini Green and other public housing projects because they were being destroyed from within by the people who got to live in them practically rent free. another progressive well intentioned project that had disastrous unintended consequences. Perhaps we will be seeing more of these well intentioned projects, this time in the suburbs.

Panhandle on January 13, 2017 at 12:12 pm

Anyone who hangs out with Farrakhan should not have a big job like this. Very disturbing.

Jean on January 13, 2017 at 12:38 pm

What no one is asking is why Al Sharpton is not being prosecuted and behind bars. Sharpton owes millions of dollars to the federal government in back taxes, and there has been no move to collect the money. Then there are questions about how a tax scofflaw of such magnitude could get unlimited repeat access to the White House. How about some news stories on that?

King David on January 14, 2017 at 12:44 pm

King David, judging from Sharpton’s sickly appearance over the past few years, there’s always hope that he will be stopped in another way. Because NO ONE in NYC or on the national scene in the Democrat Party will ever hold him accountable. And in NYC, whenever there’s a news report where Sharpton says that “payments are being made, and have been made for years,” your friend will turn to you and say, see, he’s making payments, they just need to be patient.

It’s no wonder that the Democrat Party is in love with Islam and Muslims, and I’m not going to mention the hypocrisy of most Republicans in that respect.

Gangs NEVER hold their own accountable, except of course in cases of disloyalty to the gang. Since the media is the Democrat Party, academia is the Democrat Party, at least half the population is the Democrat Party, Sharpton will coast until his train reaches the end of the line.

But the brakes will never be put on him by anyone among the
living. His own party is his gang, and the other party are a bunch of pansies. Those who aren’t get no traction in America. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, guys like that, Sessions, will never garner more than a certain amount of influence to try and uplift the nation from where it’s fallen.

I’m going to give you a recent quote from someone very high up in local government in the big city where I am right now. I may have mentioned this before. It’s so ridiculous, it’s nothing you don’t know, or can’t figure out for yourself. But just to show you how much of a gang mentality exists among the ‘Democrat good, Republican bad’ crowd, here goes. And I am very close to this person, a wonderful friend. You cannot have a better friend, or know a more genuinely decent person.

So, because I’ve stayed in this person’s house a lot, especially during the run up to and now after the election, I’ve heard a lot of “broadcasting.” This person appreciates the fact I don’t believe in human self-governance, and consider political discussions to be a waste of time. So, I don’t get beaten over the head with the broadcasting, although it’s always something.

They made mention one night of something that caused me to bring up the 2000 election as a meek, feebly spoken counter to what they were saying. Sorry, but I forget the exact context. Now, if someone KNEW the FACTS about that election, as we do, and believed in the result as it stood, if someone exercised critical thought processes, the response to me should have been something on the order of ‘oh, right, well, that was an exception,’ or ‘good point, but I still harbor suspicions because’ and then proceed to give me facts about that.

But listen to this, a wonderful person, high up in this city’s govt., attorney, . . .

“So it went to the Supreme Court and Antonin Scalia decided that Bush was gonna be president.”

This person is NOT stupid, King David. But just check that out. It’s ALL about the gang, and that’s the way it is with Sharpton. The Democrats cover for each other as though there were bodies strewn behind certain of their political careers.

OH, WAIT!!! . . .

there IS a certain Democrat Party power couple whose list of such bodies now numbers in the low 60’s. Yeah, and I’m just a dirty day laborer who believes in the Bible, has an NRA membership card in my wallet, and hangs out on this “extreme right wing” web site here talking to likeminded nut cases like myself.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on January 14, 2017 at 1:40 pm

A person who I think is gets entirely too much respect is this John Lewis character. He is constantly proclaimed a civil rights icon because why? He marched with King? So what. Jesse was King’s right hand man and look what a slug be turned into.

Now the man is causing more trouble about the inauguration and exacerbating racial strife and tension once again. He’s a trouble maker no icon. Let me tell you about this ridiculous Black Caucus.

They are nothing but hypocrites and separatists. Here you have this John Lewis so called icon begging Whites in the 60s to be integrated into society and when he does he becomes a separatist in Congress with the Black Caucus crap. Which they let Clinton run all over them and endorsed those racist laws of the 90s.

The B.C won’t allow a White congress person join. There are White congress people in the South who are over Black districts and if they want to serve their constituents better and learn how, they can’t join. So how does this benefit Blacks. The Black Caucus is garbage.

What’s worse is that Trump can’t go in hard on this damn trouble maker because they would deem him racist if he did. He would lose Blacks because the media would twist and tangle him up in nonsense. I think its John Lewis’s goal. Claiming Trump is an illegitimate president, these so called Black leaders get on my last nerve with their bullsh.. and the respect they get is underserved and pisses me.

John Lewis needs to focus on that Aids infested Black gay shthole called Atlanta!.

MrBigBrain on January 15, 2017 at 3:13 am

Yeah, but Lewis took a nightstick to the head, cracking his skull, or something like that. Automatically makes you a left wing civil rights hero.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on January 15, 2017 at 7:44 pm

My mothers 1st cousin is 90 yrs old. Sat next to King in one of his college courses. Does that make him an icon? Btw my mother has not ever heard if John Lewis just as i suspected.

MrBigBrain on January 16, 2017 at 8:17 pm

Good point, by a man with good sense. But then again, MBB’s no lefty.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on January 16, 2017 at 10:37 pm

OK back to the topic, yes every one was enamoured with Dr.Ben early on but I only needed to hear him speak 1 time and new and stated he wasn’t ready to be president. Then the guy admits it by saying be doesn’t have the experience to head a cabinet position. wth? How in the dis youvmuster the effrontery to run for president? Geezuz.

That’s why he isn’t sirgeob general. He ran and hid when Donald basically said “any position you want” Ben being overly coy and too damn humble wanted to make it seem as if he wasn’t looking for a favor. You guys won and to the victor goes the spoils. So when he finally comes out from his stupor of humility Donald threw him a bone. I mean the man said he isn’t fit the run anything so that’s why Donald gave him. HUD. Dummy should have kept his mouth shut and said make me Sir General. The man is so smart he’s dumb. That’s my thought.

MrBigBrain on January 18, 2017 at 1:49 am

I replied but nada.

MrBigBrain on January 18, 2017 at 2:39 pm

lol forget it. On to the next one

MrBigBrain on January 20, 2017 at 2:48 pm

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