Dr. Benjamin Carson got quite a bit of attention for making a big speech at the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday morning sticking up for conservative principles, with President Obama in attendance. Sean Hannity invited Carson onto his show tonight, remarking that it was an “amazing speech.” Carson explained why he felt the need to speak out as he did against the policies of a man sitting mere feet from him. (Snip) Hannity told Carson that his speech “moved me deeply.” Carson said he has received overwhelmingly positive reactions since yesterday, mostly because he
Comments: What an incredibly humble, inspirational man! I could have listened to him for hours. His mother was such a proud woman who sure taught him right. What an utter contrast between him and the divisive, hateful man we now have in the White House. Hannity asked him if he would ever run for president. He said: If the Lord grabbed me by the collar and made me do it. Start praying Ldotters! It was so uplifting to hear him rather than hear all the hate and divisiveness being spewed forth all the time.
The way he spoke of doctors being involved in the formation of our country I could see him justifying is entry into politics. What an inspirational man. I read were before he was diagnosed with cancer he operated on over 300 children a year.
What a contrast, one man uses the hands God gave him to save children while the other uses them to kill.
The culture of life and death can not be contrasted more then it is between these two men.
Where does the bible-toting, gun loving, let’s see what the rest of the remarks are: racist, bigoted, white man in the fly over country sign up for this man. I’ll go out on a limb how about the Alan West for VP.
Nice speech, and a courageous one with the prez sitting right there, and Mooch in the next seat over. Only one obvious fact spares the doc from the charges of racism that would otherwise be flying, though. On the other hand, good for the nation to be reminded that there is such a thing as an AA conservative, something the vote-counters in Philly and Cuyohoga County did not want us to know.
You may know more about Dr. Carson than I do, #3, so I´m just asking: how do you know he became a neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins thanks to affirmative action? To me, one of the most pernicious aspects of AA is that when one sees a black doctor or black lawyer, one immediately thinks he or she did not get there on their own merits. What a shame for those who did.
You can tell that the doctor´s remarks were effective because of the resounding silence from the President and the MSM. If they thought there was a chink in the armor, the National Press Corpse (sic) would be in full attack mode now.
#5 I think AA actually stands for African American conservative? Outside of a few political figures we see very few AA conservatives. I know that they are out there but they get little visability as they fly in the face of the story line.
AA candidates do not have brilliant carriers. They either do not get through college or they do and have mediocre carriers. Dr. Carson is a brilliant hard working man who has earned everything the honorable way - he worked for it.
Yeah its hard to beat up on a pediatric surgeon who also is a person of color; but as we speak the MSM is digging for dirt on his wife´s brother´s third cousin to begin the beatings at the outer circle and work in.
i watched the full video of his speech...wow....obamas expressionless face expression was PRICELESS...this man deserves a prize.....he was elegant is what he said and he did it in such a way that it is hard to criticize him because he was so RIGHT...............what a story and what a speech..........we need millions more like him to end this farce of a government.......
He did it with wit, respect and effectiveness. A true class act. No doubt the Kneepad media will report unconfirmed allegations that he is a pedophile and swindled a poor hispanic woman and her staving children out of their lifesavings. The Kneepads will do anything to protect their socialist/fascist masters.
Now there´s a guy with the "Right Stuff"! The Right Stuff was associated with test flyers and the space program back in the 50s and 60s. Now the Right Stuff is needed in a new space program. The space between the ears of half our nation! We need more like Dr Carson to speak out like he does!
Dr. Carson is an amazing individual. He seems to have it all, intelligence, compassion, wit,logic, and courage. He is the real deal. It just shows what a fake and a fraud Obama is. God bless the good doctor.
Boob Beckel on The Five took offense that the doctor would use a prayer breakfast to make a political statement. I disagree. Since Obama rarely takes questions and only does SeeBS style softball interviews, folks will communicate with him when and where they get a chance. With his ´´clever´´ filibustering and by not making himself available, he invites the treatment he is getting, like here from Dr. Carson.
If by AA, #3 means African American conservative,´ or perhaps ´true-blue, double-A conservative,´ then okay. But if the AA means affirmitave action, then in Dr. Carson´s case that is dead wrong. No one, black, Hispanic white or any other color gets to Dr. Carson´s position through affirmative action. Unlike politics where all that seems to be needed to get ahead is the gift of BS, ´faking it´ does not work in medicine in general, and most certainly not in neurosurgery.
Yesterday I watched the video of Dr. Carson’s Prayer Breakfast address during which BHO was on-screen for its entirety. It couldn’t have been more revealing. Obama looked as if he would have preferred being anywhere else in the world than where he was; maybe even undergoing waterboarding. Uncomfortable? You bet! And that’s the enormous understatement of at least the month.
I can only hope some people I know also witnessed what I did. But, I doubt it.
To my shock and amazement, friends who had been very close to me for many years voted for Obama in 2008. As if that wasn’t enough of a disillusioning letdown for me, they voted for him again in 2012. I thought I knew them. Obviously I didn’t. I look forward to the day he’s exposed to planet Earth for the bogus, fraudulent, incompetent, controlled-substance-amenable charlatan he is. It will be enlightening to observe my friends’ reactions which I plan to fully enjoy. Small of me? Certainly! Petty? Absolutely! But, I still intend to savor every delicious moment of it. There is just something exhilarating about being eminently entitled to utter the words, “See? I told you so!”
What a gifted man, who uses his God given talents to the fullest. I chuckled when the Dr. said...give the baby a birth certificate and MSA....ha... May I humbly add that the majestic Bald Eagle does fly with a left wing and a right wing...but also because it is FREE to fly..The dr. was FREE to accomplish all he has because of this great nation. Now we have someone who wants to stop us from being FREE to being dependant on the government. How sad. I would rather be president of a country with people like Dr.Carson, then a country like Cuba...where a person is not allowed to use their God given talents. guess there are some who thing it should be government given talents. God Bless Dr.Carson...He has used all the talents God has given him..thats what this country use to be about.
O was thinking, "Off with his head!" during that speech. He conspicuously did not applaud certain line in the speech, even when Chelle did. Whoever invited Dr. Carson to speech should be prepared for a tax audit!
It is likely the president did not listen to anything Dr. Carson said. Obama knew who Benjamin Carson is before he spoke. The legacy media ignored what Carson said, and the Dems are mostly there for show. So the caring Democrats most likely either failed to listen, or they were trying to figure out how to make sure noting Carson said would be put into practice.
He was perfect. And as a bonus he really exacerbated 0bama´s hangover! Like he told Hannity, my new prayer is that "God drags him by the collar" to run for President in 2016. Better God than his wife or kids.
I posted this in another forum and a UVA student countered with #17´s BB complaint. So I said, "it´s the same mentality whereby Obama controls/forces reproductive rights on Catholics. Birth control is not healthcare.
Look at how Obama claps up until around before 130. Once the Dr brings up attorneys, by hook or by crook at 12:5+, Obama does not clap anymore. Michelle and Gates do clap. Then the slow to catch on Michelle and Gates stop clapping altogether for a while and they are all the happy three stooges in unity. This is a great example of bo´s ego as in immense.
Watch Obama´s darty eye movement down and then back up as the Dr navigates sore points to the socialist: dumbing down; the ignorant /unedcuated are taken advantage of; the smart people are mocked and hide, the eagle flys on two wings but flounders(like a WWII fighter with a wing shot off) with only one party/wing. Ooh la la. ha ha. That flies in the face of Obama´s modus like a whip-crack. Boom! Take that Obama.
His mother worked three jobs as a domestic because she didn´t want to go on WELFARE.
My mother did as well. She was ashamed to go on WELFARE. The first six months WE were in America she took ADC (Aid to Dependent Children) -- but -- got off because she didn´t want charity. She scrubbed floors and cleaned doctor´s instruments at night to pay our bills....
She eventually got a job at National Tea Company a food store company -- a lot like Jewel here in Chicago -- and became the paymaster because of her math skills. She always said -- "one day at a time -- one step at a time"......
So -- my friends -- WE will overcome this block/head in the White House -- working one day at a time and taking one step at a time......
Huge contrast between the doctor´s philosophy of "no excuses, no victims, you can do it" with the power monger superiority complex of Obama, et al who believe most people are too stupid to run their own lives.
I just finished watching this beautiful speech by Dr Carson. God continues to send His faithful servants to speak truth to power/evil. I watched both Obama and Micelle during this speech because of comments made by previous posters. Obama was his usual ungracious self. He can´t stand for anyone else to be the focus of attention. At one point I thought I saw him five the middle finger salute. On the other hand I thought Micelle came across a gracious even though the words hopefully hit home and wounded. She seemed to clap when everyone else did, when appropriate. Who knows maybe she wanted to annoy The Won for some misdeed, but I thought her behavior was better than I have ever noted before, especially when compared to the evil one.
Haven´t heard a more inspirational speech on America since Reagan´s Shining City upon a Hill. Simple answers to complex problems and get government out of the way of the individual. Remember, No excuses and it takes two wings for the eagle to fly!
Hitler sacrificed over 6,000,000 souls to help power the occult nature of his Quest.
The American Left has sacrificed well past 50,000,000 of the most innocent on their altar of ideas.
As Hitler did, the life force sacrificed on that altar is offered to a god you and I do not know. But they do. Think hard on this, because ritual evil is very very real and is always something so mundane and everyday it is difficult for most to comprehend.
@#16: Libs don`t need a reason to be outraged or offended. Even `they` know the truth when they hear it. We all know every speech Barack makes is a political statement.
It`s ironic how Bush 41 was castigated for looking at his watch during a live presidential debate against Clinton in 1992, yet Obama can readily check his Blackberry with CrapMedia impunity. However, Barack`s minor transgression during such an important event is justified since, as president, he has the weight of the world on his skinny shoulders, that is except when American ambassador`s lives are at stake overseas.
Dr. Carson is like a lot of us. We were Christians when ´Christian´ wasn´t cool. It would be nice if our ELECTED officials started doing the ´heavy lifting´...otherwise, there WILL be a third party w/out Bohner, McCain and company!
I didn´t see the speech nor Hannity, but if this is the man I think it is, I saw a movie about his life a couple of years ago-- all the way from growing up (if not for his Mom, he might have gone the wrong way) to the man he is today. If so, he truly is a great and inspirational man. And now I am sure the poster had to mean "African American conservative". Dr. Carson worked extremely hard to become the man he did and to save the lives of so many children. I´d vote for him any day!!!
Accomplished, brilliant, self -made, saver of children´s lives, he is everything Obama is not. You cannot fake neurosurgery, you cannot blame others when things go wrong. You give of yourself and your talents in the most stressfilled moments imaginable with families depending on you to save lives. No hiding your credentials. No pretending to be something you are not. The necessity of strength to make instant decisions to save a life or improve it. There is no telling an underling to handle it and disappearing. Obama´s light was never dimmer than when compared to this man, Dr. Benjamin Carson.
Maybe Dr. Carson is our hoped-for Moses to lead us out of Pharaoh Obama´s form of captivity. The Moses analogy, however, doesn´t exactly fit. Dr. Carson doesn´t have a speech problem as Moses did. He speaks quite well by himself, and he doesn´t need a brother Aaron to speak for him.
Instead of a Moses, perhaps Dr. Carson is our Joshua, and will lead us into the promised land as our Founding Fathers invisioned. America is currently in the "wilderness" (the last four years seem like forty years). In Obama´s America I see a similarity to the story of Moses and the Israelites in the wilderness.
In the Moses story, God commanded that his people not worship idols; yet when Moses was gone for 40 days(receiving the Ten Commandments) the people got worried. They feared that Moses was dead, and so they convinced Aaron (Moses´ brother and 2nd in command) that they needed an idol.
Moses´ brother Aaron helped them create a golden calf made from the gold that they melted down to form an idol. We have become like those people - we have turned away from the One True God and we worship false gods - sports stars, movie stars, and politicians who tell us lies.
Instead of holding the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, documents inspired by God, as profound (I´d love to say sacred but that would be misinterpreted) to be our guiding principles we are replacing them with Executive Orders, mega pages of laws that are impossible and convoluted, and edicts.
IMHO the Supreme Court and the Congress have become an Aaron. I could go on but the word limit won´t let me. Just think about it.
I got my Irish up reading some of the comments after the article. The Leftists in this country are truly vile. Anyone that challenges the Obama must be reviled and ridiculed no matter how good the man or woman. I wish I were more of a Christian and could muster something other than contempt for the Left.
Rush Limbaugh turned me on to this great speech by Doctor Ben the morning after the so called "prayer breakfast" and what an inspiration it was! O got his sausage handed to him and it was clearly evident who was the smarter man, the more gifted man, the more intelligent man, the more down-to-earth man....See what we are missing in the White House? Can we make a TRADE today? I´m sure anyone with a smidge of brainpower would agree. The problem is, still, we are SURROUNDED BY IDIOTS in the media, academia, the press, and on the tv, so many frauds, posing, posturing, and portraying...Damn the Devils!
Dr. Carson is a good man, a patriot and a leader. Being in the company of zippy did not deter him because he is grounded in Godly principles. Think David against the Goliath of big government. He verbally slew him! I did think of Beck´s idea of another George Washington, too. People like Rush, Sean and Mark must continue to hold up this man. Share his video with your friends.
I saw Beckel´s rant on The Five and thought these "progressives" are always telling us that God doesn´t matter, or there is not God, or some such nonsense. So, why was he all upset about Dr. Carson´s speech at a prayer breakfast? Don´t these prayer breakfasts cater to people that don´t believe in science, gun totin´, bible thumpin´ hicks? So Bobby boy, why would you care? No, they are going to have to destroy Dr. Carson because as Rush always says, they always let us know who they are afraid of by their actions.
Also, Dr. Carson is not an affirmative action doctor. Look at the difference between him and Zero, who is an affirmative action president. Carson has real experience and successes in his life. Zero? Not even a published term paper from high school, college or as Harvard Law Review president. Nada.
BTW, just looked up Senator Ted Cruz´s bio on the ´net. You read what that man has accomplished, his academic awards, the cases he has been involved in, his background and you realize what an absolute fraud Zero is.
Us Old Timer´s will remember BB Bob Beckel as an Old Lefty who´s Daddy Freed the Black Man from Slavery, and carries the Freedom Torch today, he is also one Mean Lefty, who thinks his new found Religion give him all sorts of exemptions from past Sin.
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