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Conservative Doc Reveals Why He Spoke Out Against Obama’s Policies
The Blaze ^ | 2/8/2013 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 02/09/2013 2:55:52 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather

With President Barack Obama sitting just feet away, Dr. Benjamin Carson stood up for conservative principles in his speech at Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast, discussing the national debt, political correctness and even healthcare. Readers loved his speech so much that TheBlaze’s story on it went viral.

On Friday, Carson appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” to explain why he felt compelled to speak out against the big government policies endorsed by Obama, in front of Obama.

Carson, a renown neurosurgeon, said the response to his speech has been “overwhelmingly” positive. However, he argued he didn’t make a conservative argument, but rather a “logical” and “common-sense” one.

“I don’t know where we left our brains,” he told host Sean Hannity.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bencarson; conservative; doc; obama; policies
Watch the video at the link. This man is very eloquent and courageous.
1 posted on 02/09/2013 2:56:09 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather
However, he argued he didn’t make a conservative argument, but rather a “logical” and “common-sense” one.

...as opposed to one of pure power masked by visions of Utopia

2 posted on 02/09/2013 3:00:33 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

I loved how he said that people who do not read and learn about history are easily influenced by the media due to their ignorance.


3 posted on 02/09/2013 3:04:23 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

It was a fantastic speech. However, it was sad to watch, particularly when he talked about health care reform. Everything he said about health care revolved around reforming health care and making it more affordable and accessible. That is NOT the goal for Obama and his ilk. Therefore, we’ll never see these solutions implemented.

Same as his bit on the tax system. Dr. Carson calls it “common sense” but he leaves out (or doesn’t realize) that the system is purposely set up this way to control people. THAT is the common sense of the left. None of what Dr. Carson said will accomplish controlling people, so it’s an invalid argument.


4 posted on 02/09/2013 3:04:49 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Doogle

I would agree, this is more of a logical statement.

Most regular small business men have flowed from Democratic and Republican parties over the years. What the Doc speaks at....are things that both ought to find common ground on and just grasp that regular Americans aren’t buying into the TV media stuff. They’ve actually gotten smarter over the last year or two.

For the President, I’m guessing that he will start to limit his appearances...only to places where he or a trusted Democrat Senator will speak. He was probably boiling after this speech and wanting to know who scheduled him for this.


5 posted on 02/09/2013 3:05:55 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice

....eyeah, the little boy king must have had his knickers twisted. Sit there knowing people are staring at you looking for a reaction


6 posted on 02/09/2013 3:11:08 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Apparently, this man has put his life and talents where his mouth is. His life is worthwhile reading about, and he actually does something constructive about what he’s talking about.


7 posted on 02/09/2013 3:19:36 AM PST by Twinkie (JOHN 3:16)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

After you watch the video, check out Dr. Carson’s website - look under “Alumni” and you’ll find Rafee al Mansour who now has a grant to research the perception of Muslims in the USA. After the 40 second video finishes, YouTube helpfully pops up with all kinds of Muslim links. The other Alumnus’ video doesn’t exist. WTF?

Note the skin color of most all the scholarship recipients. Of all the people who should be listening to Dr. Carson, it should be black kids and their [single] parent. Guess we can’t be havin’ dems be actin’ white. Sad.


8 posted on 02/09/2013 3:22:48 AM PST by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

A neurosurgeon vs a leftwing idiot.


9 posted on 02/09/2013 3:26:38 AM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Bump for bookmark


10 posted on 02/09/2013 4:02:39 AM PST by The SISU kid (I think they taste like Barbie dolls smell.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I saw the coverage of this speech on all the alphabet networks. They were also praising his courageous speech and his common sense logic. BWAHAHAHAHA! s/s/s/s/


11 posted on 02/09/2013 4:07:09 AM PST by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
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To: QBFimi

Very strange.


12 posted on 02/09/2013 4:13:18 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: ImNotLying

Bob Beckel had his panties in a twist yesterday about it.

Highly enjoyable.


13 posted on 02/09/2013 4:34:59 AM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Milwaukee weekday 8:30 to noon local talk show host WTMJ’s (am 620 50,000 watts)Charlie Sykes played excerpts during his 1st 2 hours 2/8/12., Terrifffic


14 posted on 02/09/2013 4:35:34 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I’ve seen Dr Carson on TV before but it was in a strickly medical
context. Maybe somebody else recalls the details

On The Five Beckel threw a hissy fit because Dr Carson went political
at what was thought to be a religious function which, of course, is
something only liberals are allowed to do.


15 posted on 02/09/2013 4:41:11 AM PST by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

a great speech....too bad we don’t have this black man as President...


16 posted on 02/09/2013 4:54:47 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“...but rather a “logical” and “common-sense” one.”

He can deny or not; but, IMHO, that’s a huge part of conservatism.


17 posted on 02/09/2013 5:08:05 AM PST by izzatzo
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To: Doogle

Obama slept and yawned through the speech. Went right over his head!


18 posted on 02/09/2013 5:45:15 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: The Wizard

Lifetime movie about Dr. Carson’s life is great!


19 posted on 02/09/2013 5:47:41 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: The Wizard
Did anyone watch “the one’s” body language during the address? He is an absolute automaton! He can't even emote without a TelePrompTer!
20 posted on 02/09/2013 5:49:40 AM PST by blaveda (blaveda)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Your reply here is SOOOOOO on the money!!!

EVERYTHING coming from the democrats (and a LOT of Republicans) now is entirely about control over we little tax payers. Their goal is COMPLETE control.

This last election told them it’s time to step on the gas as there are enough ‘sheeple’ who will unwittingly vote for them without realizing their true motive.


21 posted on 02/09/2013 6:45:53 AM PST by joethedrummer
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To: blaveda

He twice smiled that smile he says he has for when he hates what they’re saying


22 posted on 02/09/2013 7:18:43 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Doogle

Dr. Carson’s speech was above Obama’s paygrade.


23 posted on 02/09/2013 8:11:36 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I highly recommend the 2009 bio-pic about this great man. It’s called Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story. It’s available on Netflix. Watched it with the family last year — a very inspiring film.


24 posted on 02/09/2013 9:38:24 AM PST by JHL
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