The Progressive hit media are frantically circling the wagons, probably formulating a potent Alinsky Rule # 5 offense against sage Ben Carson. Just yesterday, Media Matters went into full attack mode. It appears the leftists were blindsided by the transparency and unassuming integrity of this gifted brain surgeon. No doubt they are embarrassed by their previous sycophantic accolades heralding his exceptional accomplishments in his chosen field of pediatric neurosurgery.
Good article, but it must have had a word count limit... The article stops abruptly with what reads like a truncated last paragraph that should have been developed or dropped.
Dr. Ben is a timely, emerging national treasure. However, it´s in a way sad that someone must live such a powerful and also such a squeeky clean life to survive on the Right. We must push back much stronger on the Lefty demonetization merchants because there simply aren´t enough clean, powerful spokesmen like Carson to get the job done. That strong push back must include Messers Letterman, Leno and Stewart, and SNL. They are devilishly effective with their ridicule, passed off as some kind of humor. Watching them from some very hot place, Saul Alinksy is smiling as they destroy good people.
Incidentally, Wayne Newton knows the power of this late night ridicule. For some time, Johnny Carson mercilessly made sport of Wayne Newton in his nightly monologues. Mr. In exasperation, Newton tells of paying an in person visit to Carson in Burbank to put a stop to it. And it stopped. Immediately.
Hell hath no fury like a Leftist scorned. The character assassination of Dr. Carson will soon begin.
How dare he deviate from the party line? Only a wicked, false, corrupt and conniving scoundrel could fail to concur that Leftists have the sublimest of motives, know everything, and are always right, making disagreement with them an abuse of free speech(like shouting fire in a crowded theater) or even, perhaps, a true hate crime.
Leftists are great champions of diversity, tolerance, inclusiveness, fairness, justice, social and economic justice etc. etc. etc. But they do have a limit to the amount of nonsense they are prepared to put up with.
It would, of course, be different if there were any good, honest, sane, moral reason for someone like Dr. Carson to disagree with Leftist politics. That is a matter of free speech, which Leftists revere.
But denying and continuing deny obvious truths such as Leftist ideology is not free speech. It is pernicious, sometimes willful error. Only bad people engage in such behavior.
We need the GOP to start calling out these liberals who hate America, and hate accomplishment.
Reagan wasn´t afraid to use the word liberal and Democrat together, but today´s GOP leaders seem to be couching their words.
They want to include Congress which includes them when they need to point the finger of failure at the 6 long years of liberal Democrat control of the Senate, and the failed 4 years under Nancy Pelosi.
The economy started to turn somewhat only AFTER the GOP took control of the House.
Bill Clinton only had a balanced budget AFTER the GOP took control of the House.
Gee, #1, we might as well give up and not even have a candidate in 2016. /s
We need to step it up and support those brave enough to run for office, and perhaps, save this country! I´ll begin by posting this article on FB, planting the seed with the lo-fos that what they will be hearing about Dr. Carson is not necessarily true.
Typical background would include 4 years of undergraduate work in a specified pre-medical curriculum with stellar GPA and outstanding scores on the MCAT (medical school entrance exam), four years of medical school, three-four years general surgery residency, 3 years fellowship training in neurosurgery, perhaps additional year in pediatric neurosurgery. Then, you start your career. Very tough to paint a pediatric neurosurgeon as an "idiot". Doesn´t mean they will not try, but then, who is the idiot?
I think Dr. Carson is prepared for the attacks from the left. I wonder if he´s not been called an "Uncle Tom" or been accused of "Affirmative Action" attacks throughout his medical career. I think he´ll be able to handle this.
Even more disgusting to me than the rats doing their expected trashing of our best candidates are those on the so-called right falling for it.
There are right wing people, maybe some even on this site, who still trash Sarah. Well if Sarah were POTUS we´d have a chance to climb out of the ever worsening disaster we´re in. If Cain hadn´t been trashed we might actually get a government we taxpayers have a chance to afford without ruining our own bank accounts.
Instead we have the worst government in our history, Mao and Stalin would approve of the takeover process that will just get worse. And meanwhile some on the right have their noses in the air sniveling "she quit her job as governor", "he probably had girlfriends" , "he´s a cultist". I say look for someone perfect in heaven, not here.
I´m no longer afraid for my country - virtually impossible to see us reclaiming what we once were. Now I´m afraid for myself and my family.
lead by example! Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker faced horrific odds and the people of the state backed him up. He had death threats, which would have landed a Rep. in jail, but because it was a teacher she was found innocent. The Capitol had fecal matter spread about and at the doors of the Rep. representatives. Urine, markers, foul and crude language was common in the hallways. Posters, protesters, eggs, nastiness was used. Lies and intimidations were everywhere. But the citizens of the state held fast. It´s time to push back! Good men need our influence. Obama and his staff are great pretenders and inferior when it comes to serving this nation. Roll up your sleves and get involved. I did!
My goodness but the libs are terrified of a black man who wanders off the plantation. I dare say this man had improved more lives in a year than the dems could ever hope to help. I certainly hope he speaks out again and again. I just wish the black community would sit up and listen to his logic.
Dr. Carson is intelligent and articulate. The problem is like Romney if he expounds on any topic, you name it, he opens himself to the grandson of the second worst president in history. While people of low quality, or aged, like Schumer, Warren, Feinstein, Boxer, Franken, Biden, etc, are free to engage mouth with no thought with a James Carter cheering on selective/continuous nonsense.
First, I think Herman was brought down by somebody in the republicrat establishment, probably at the urging of Willard. At the AFP convention, Cain got a standing ovation while Willard got tepid leftovers. And nobody believed a word he said anyway. Second, Ben Carson will probably get hung up exactly where he said ANYBODY will get hung up; in an IRS audit. It´s probably already started. They´ll overcharge him like they did with Schwartz in an effort to silence him. He´s undoubtedly self controlled enough not to kill himself, but the distraction will be mind numbing. How does one defend oneself against spurious charges brought by an organization with unlimited resources?? Third, Dr. Carson better hire some really good security, like Seals or Spetsnaz level dudes. If the left can´t ruin him somehow, I have no doubt they´ll kill him, and we will have lost possibly our last hope.
Dr. Carson is a gift from God. But, how many other Dr. Carsons have been aborted or destroyed by a corrupt and disgraceful education and welfare system that is the Democrat hallmark of the so-called War on Poverty over these last 40 years? The waste in human capital is sickening. Moreover, the few that survive this Democrat holocaust and go on to be successful are often conservative are then destroyed by the Alinsky media and political machines. And we Conservatives and Republicans stand by and let it happen.
When will we go to war over this? The Tea Party began the battle, only to be out gunned and has now fizzled because of internal strife. We outnumber the corrupt Alinskyites, so why can´t we organize? Perhaps Dr. Carson will be the catalyst. And as others have noted, we cannot allow this man to be destroyed by these degenerates.
Dr Carson is a brilliant neurosurgeon who would be better suited as secretary of HHS , because unlike Sebelius , he´s actually familiar with health care and medical issues. The right has begun to treat running for office , especially that of president , as if it´s a popularity contest. " I like this person, let´s make them president " is not a winning formula for nominating candidates. For both parties. Unfortunately ,the Democrats can get away with violating that standard because they control the media . It´s unfair to put the esteemed Dr Carson or the honorable Justice Thomas in the same category as Herman Cain or Sarah Palin. Cain and Palin are responsible for their own troubles. The media did not make Cain have a 13 yr relationship with Ginger White or force Palin to do silly reality shows or make both of them repeatedly fumble legitimate questions.
The ethically-challenged statist politicos who still continue to attack & destroy effective conservative voices in the political arena, including that of the insprirational character of this good and accomplished man, just may not get away with their vile & now routine tactic this time as too many know about Dr. Carson´s personal integrity and selfless life´s work of helping people. Dr. Carson is a good man who merits the American voters´ attention & consideration.
Who would attack such an exemplary, brilliant & compassionate American citizen personally, but Boomtown´s dem statist pol, (& their media), who continue their refusal to intelligently debate the major issues currently challenging the USA? The dem pols refuse the debate because they cannot justify their socialism when it has been proved over & over again in other countries that tyranny fails every time is is tried!!!
The dems have used their routine character assination schtick SO MANY times before, voters SHOULD BE aware of their ruthless lies & scams, but any who still aren´t aware should be so informed by every media venue available to the more ethical & accomplished voices such as Dr. Carson´s than is ever the norm in lefty/lib/statist-corrupted lsm/alphabets-npr/pbs/hollyweird.
Voters want the facts, not any more of the usual spin & lies from the unethical dems´ media!
Republicans have become masters of the circular firing-squad. It´s time to change the dance step.
Whether or not Dr. Carson were to become a candidate is not important at this point. What is important is that Conservatives, Patriots, who stand on the front lines know that we have the proverbial "intestinal fortitude" to stand with them, and not fall by the wayside and creep into the corners when the going gets rough.
We know all about Alinsky. We must disseminate information, truth.
All totalitarian despots are the same: they can not tolerate opposition, word or action, because the truth exposes their fraudulence.
Conservatives, those who love liberty, are the truly tolerant ones; but this intellectual equanimity contributes to a sort of weakness, namely a reluctance to fight for and defend their own convictions.
We can learn from these Dem/Left petty tyrants without becoming like them.
American Thinker´s Philip Cowan is a semantic lying, protecting coward.
Look at his first sentence, "The Progressive hit media are frantically circling the wagons, probably formulating a potent Alinsky Rule # 5 offense". Referring to Alinsky, a communist by every definition, and calling the retrogressive media, the "progressive hit media". Isn´t ANYbody in the New Media going to wake up and call these destroyers what they really are? They are all socialists, collectivists, totalitarians, commies, pinkos, fellow travelers, authoritarians, statists, and influential writers like Cowan call them the cover-up words, "progressive" or "liberal", which they are not. One of the main reasons we are losing the war for freedom is our allowing these despicable droids to disguise themselves with the lovely names of liberal and progressive. Cowan is not stupid. But he is definitely afraid to call them what they are. He´s not alone. Most talk radio, all of Fox TV, even Breitbart, and too many New Media fighting blogs, all call these monsters by these wrong names. Simple reasons, (1.) they are either too scared to break the politically correct patterns set for them to follow, (2.) they are too dumb to figure it out, or, like Cowan, (3.) they are afraid to take charge and call them the despicable destructive titles and labels that they actually ARE. Cowan is a semantic word choosing coward. And he´s recklessly helping the other side, the dictator side of despotism.
#36, Palin didn´t do any silly reality shows. She did a show about Alaska and that was LONG after she was demonized and destroyed by the left and establishment GOP.
#12, But they are NOT "liberal Democrats". They are LEFTIST Democrats. Liberal is still not really a pejorative term. Because of its classical meaning. The leftist Dems should NEVER be called liberal, especially by us. It only helps them continue to mislead people into believing their motives are good. When in truth, most of today´s conservatives are truly the "liberals" in the classic sense of the word. We are the true champions of freedom, liberty, and equality under the law.
Let´s please stop using the word "liberal"!!
We should not be helping the left further their propaganda.
Is there a mother out there, black, white, hispanic, asian, who would NOT believe this good Doctor is an excellent role model? Compare him to the grifter in the WH now. Dr. Carson gives a positive message and real HOPE to the masses by his example.
How about this..Whomever attacks our good Dr Ben Carson, WE start a fund to hire a private investigator/s to attack the attackers. Dig up anything and everything in their fetid lives. Play hardball to destroy these punks. No holds barred. I´d contribute in a heartbeat.
And Alto, agree...We need to have our own raw files ...and a talking points site for conservatives...
Any who attack the good doctor are racist thugs...like all Communists...communist thugs...anti constitutional thugs....slave traders who want to keep people on the government plantation....freedom haters...the language had better get tough..or we loose the House..and then the country...Stop the Communists..stop the America haters
Before he runs, we had better have conservative control of NYT and CBS or at least ABC- if not, forget it- the propaganda machines will be in full swing by 2016- USA faces oblivion. And, do not count on the Republican National to be on Carson´s side- they are now committed to remaining left of center for the foreseeable future-
He is NOT toast, no matter what anyone says about him. I believe him immune to any criticism and he will be the "toast of the town" should he decide to run for any political office. It will drive the Democrats crazy to have a member of a minority race that is untouchable run for office. Mr Cain should have never given up, in my opinion.
I claim no special insider knowledge of the Democratic Party´s inner workings, but still I am rather certain that discontent with President Obama is bubbling beneath the veneer of public unity behind the Nation´s First Black President. (snip) They´re two of the most powerful African-American politicians in the land. And by most accounts, President Obama and Rep. Charles Rangel hate each other. The most recently revealed salvo in their war of words - Obama´s assertion that Rangel is a "hack," according to the political tome "Double Down" - is just one element of a long-dysfunctional relationship.
Well, well, well. It´s always a glorious day in a socialist paradise when the lefties show their tyrannical hand and try to suppress speech. They want Americans to have accessibility to healthcare, but not to any information about the insurance they are forcing millions to purchase. In order to arm Californians with accurate information about the California Healthcare Exchange, the California Republican Assembly launched a website this past August called CoveringHealthcareCA.com -- clearly setting forth what you have to do, the date by which you have to do it and the consequences if you don´t.
The GOP establishment is loath to admit it, but the government shutdown is turning out to be a brilliant political chess move on the part of Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. The Obamacare disaster, fully predictable by anyone who understands the effect of incentives and the fundamental incompetence of academic theorists and left wing ideologues, has made the go-for-broke attempt to stop it an obvious profile in courage. (snip) The budget and debt limit fights lie ahead. Cruz and Lee have laid out the path for us. The GOP can now say that that because the Democrats have shown
Something is up! The "young invincibles" who were largely responsible for catapulting Barack Obama into the seat of power appear to be spurning ObamaCare and its joke of a website. (Snip) In hopes of driving home his point, rather than sports, split lips, and stitches, the president, well-acquainted with the subject, chose to discuss substance abuse dangers. Let's remember, Barack Obama, Sr. was an alcoholic who lost his legs and later his life in two separate drunk-driving accidents; the president's illegal Uncle Omar manages a liquor store and, before getting a green card, was arrested for drunken driving.
Among the many blessings granted us by ObamaCare (PPAHCA), a new one will be coming soon, starting in January 2014. We will acquire "standing." Legally, the word standing refers to the "ability to initiate a lawsuit." (snip) Those treatments deemed "Not Cost Effective" will become unavailable, even when that care is what you need to stay alive. Thus, insured or uninsured, as a direct result of government action, you are less able or unable to get the care you need in 2014 after ObamaCare implementation. You now have legal standing.
The poor, pathetic Democrats trying to defend Obamacare have adopted the talking point that there is "pent-up demand" for "affordable" (i.e., subsidized by other people) health care insurance. The citrizens of the Garden State have just flipped the bird on this argument. (snip) fifty thousand people signed up online for New Jersey´s gambling sites in the first week. That compares with 741 who signed up for Obamacare during all of October. Yes, the Obamacare website has been plagued with problems, but the disparity between the two programs is still eye-popping
Barry promised a zillion times on camera that Americans under ObamaCare would be able to keep their health care insurance if they liked it, that they would be able to keep the same doctors, and so on. Were these lies? (snip)Next November, Republican political ads from coast to coast should say something like this: "The leaders of the Democratic Party are doing the very best they can. That is the problem our nation faces today: that Democrat leaders are doing the best that they can. We cannot expect them to fix the problems they have created or the other problems
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An entry titled "Forget About the Price Tag" has won the HHS video contest for promoting Obamacare. (snip)McDonald received the $2,000 grand prize and a $3,000 prize for having the top song. McDonald, a resident of Chicago, signed up for Cook County´s Medicaid program. She has type 1 diabetes. Did someone tell the state of IL that the $5,000 she won in the contest might make her inelgible for Medicaid? The huge irony is that she won by posting a video urging her fellow youth not to worry about the price tag, when she herself is getting her insurance paid for by
In his first term, Obama managed to get his paws on health care, banking, energy, student loans, the auto business, and more. Now he has his sights set on your 401(k). The left has had its eye on retirement savings for years, but so far takeover attempts have been rebuffed. (snip)Once it is established that mutual funds pose a risk to financial stability, government will likely proceed on its merry way, with thousands of pages of regulations bringing those funds, and the savings they manage, under the thumb of government. It is only a short step from regulation to appropriation,
In Michael Agar´s book entitled Language Shock: Understanding the Culture of Conversation, he asks "[h]ow do you speak and act a lie at the same time?" Agar maintains that there are three characteristics of an act that tell ... whether a lie occurred or not: I. The sentence is false; 2. The person knows it´s false; 3. The person intends to deceive. A lie isn´t just what´s in the discourse; it´s also what´s in the circumstances of the act of speaking, like the knowledge and intentions of the speaker. Furthermore, "the thing that most people would say makes a lie
Organizing for Action (OFA), which lives at the web address barackobama.com because it is an outgrowth of the Obama presidential campaigns, is shamelessly seeking to exploit the deaths of school children at the hands of a maniac in Newtown, CT. I am beyond words. How low can you go?
The question all week long was this: Who are you going to believe, an illegal alien or the president of the United States of America? Obviously, if it’s a president who once went by an alias, Barry Soetoro, you go with Uncle Omar, 100 percent, no questions asked. And so it was that the White House finally admitted to another, uh, misstatement — despite previous denials, Barack/Barry did sleep on his beloved Uncle Omar’s couch in Cambridge when he first moved here to attend Harvard Law School (speaking of which, we’re still waiting to see the president’s grades and his LSAT scores). But the
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How do you get your arms around the catastrophe known as Obamacare? Is it even possible? At this point, I’m not sure it is. The list of individual disasters which threaten to ruin one-sixth of the U.S. economy and what has been, up until now, the best healthcare system in the world is exhaustive, and exhausting. The examples I will identify here barely scratch the surface. First but by no means foremost, we have the supposedly new and improved HealthCare.gov. Except it’s not, even the visible part. Stories still abound of people still failing to get in or to get through the enrollment
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