Conan: Ben Carson Wants to Return America to Pre-Civil War Era

May 5th, 2015 11:56 AM

On Monday, neurosurgeon and Tea Party favorite Ben Carson officially threw his hat into the 2016 presidential race and after his announcement, Conan O’Brien mercilessly attacked his conservative ideology on his late night TBS program. 

Conan smeared Carson as “an African American and also a member of the Tea Party. Yeah. Making him the only African American who wants to go back to the way things were 200 years ago.”  

The liberal comedian continued to mock Carson’s association with Tea Party because “as a neurosurgeon, who's also a member of the Tea Party, Carson's specialty is removing that part of the brain that believes in climate change.” 

Given that Carson is a conservative, the media will likely give Conan a pass for implying that the Republican candidate wants to return America to a pre-Civil War era.