OBSERVATION: Sometimes it best to leave well enough alone, especially if you can't can't keep it simple or the facts aren't on your side. In this case its about the alleged (to this date there is still no video or audio proof) that during their walk through a crowd of teaparty protesters on the Hill at which time the n-word was not yelled once or even twice but fifteen times -with no audio or video recording. Several accounts (here, here and here) have continued to report on the Congressman Carson's assessment of Tea Party protesters.
Now far be it for any of us to call Congressman Carson a liar (after all we represent both parties in our little group) however we are finding it a bit of a stretch that all three congressmen heard what could only be classified as a chant and arrived at the magical number of "fifteen" times as opposed to claiming say "numerous" times.
Secondly, in the modern world of camera phones, pocket video cams and youtube there isn't one, not one single piece of recorded evidence to support their claim. Again, we're not saying that someone's lying however the truth appears to be stretched like a pair of spandex on sumo wrestler's ass.
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