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The 1st Black Republican President?
The Root ^ | March 17, 2013

Posted on 03/18/2013 7:52:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Famed surgeon and Obama critic Ben Carson fires up the Republican base gathered at CPAC.

While Sarah Palin and her Big Gulp stunt generated the most laughs at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, the event made clear that she is no longer the GOP's rising star. Only five short years after she burst onto the national scene, Palin was overshadowed by those perceived as representing the GOP's best hope at reclaiming the White House. Among them was Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. But there was another rising star who emerged at this year's gathering. Only he's not a politician -- yet: Dr. Benjamin Carson.

Carson is one of the best-known black doctors ever; so well known, in fact, that his life story was the subject of a film starring Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr., titled Gifted Hands. The title refers to Carson's gifts as a surgeon. He became the youngest division head in the history of Johns Hopkins Hospital when he became director of pediatric neurosurgery at age 33.

He is known for executing some of the most groundbreaking surgeries of the last two decades, among them separating two conjoined twins. His rapid ascension followed his graduation from the University of Michigan Medical School and Yale University as an undergraduate. But what makes his accomplishments particularly impressive and compelling is that he grew up in poverty. Carson is the embodiment of the "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" mantra that so many conservatives espouse.

A devout Christian, he has made no secret of some of his socially conservative positions, among them opposing abortion. Though Carson received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush in 2008, it was not until earlier this year that he first began to be considered a political contender.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016gopprimary; bencarson; blackpresident; carson2016

1 posted on 03/18/2013 7:52:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The Democrat infested media will never allow it.


2 posted on 03/18/2013 7:53:41 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: nickcarraway

um no.

After some of his comments on social issues, he is not conservative enough


3 posted on 03/18/2013 7:54:14 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

I doubt a social or fiscal conservative will ever get the Republican nomination again. It’s been 25 years, and it’s going in the opposite direction.


4 posted on 03/18/2013 7:56:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I am not going to vote for anything but a fiscal AND social conservative ever again. EVER.


5 posted on 03/18/2013 7:57:46 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: nickcarraway

Everyone always seems to feel the need to put down Sarah Palin, before they pump some other candidate.

No experience, no record, and dubiously conservative? I think not.


6 posted on 03/18/2013 7:57:57 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: GeronL

I doubt there will ever be a nominee from either major party that isn’t for same-sex marriage. At least in our lifetimes.


7 posted on 03/18/2013 7:58:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The next runaway who will be “Cained” for leaving the plantation.


8 posted on 03/18/2013 7:58:35 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: nickcarraway

Then they won’t get my vote.


9 posted on 03/18/2013 7:59:13 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Cicero

Palin was great, but every year she gets a little more Obamaized. Standing up there with evidence that she funneled money to leftwing groups was interesting.


10 posted on 03/18/2013 8:00:04 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: GeronL

If it’s any comfort, they probably don’t care, and are probably even happy about it.


11 posted on 03/18/2013 8:04:57 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I was flipping through channels just a few minutes ago and stopped on some gay channel where they were badgering a straight guy and suggesting he was really gay because his twin brother is gay.

Then they badgered him to admit the brother is “born gay” even though we all know thats crap. The gay brother even admitted he was abused as a kid (most gay men were from studies I have seen, its the #1 way to make a boy gay -> why they want the Boy Scouts)


12 posted on 03/18/2013 8:07:59 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: nickcarraway

There won’t be a Republican president for a long time, if ever. The number of parasites, socialists and idiots have significantly surpassed the number of motivated, responsible, patriotic, moral and thinking Americans who care about the nation. Add to that the establishment RINOs undermining conservatives and the addition of tens of millions of illegals to the voter roles and the GOP is doomed.


13 posted on 03/18/2013 8:08:52 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: BenLurkin

” - - - The Democrat infested media will never allow it. - - - “

Then it MUST be the RIGHT thing to do!


14 posted on 03/18/2013 8:10:29 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: nickcarraway

He would last on the presidential contender stage about as long as Cain did.

He would have the MSM, the Dems, the GOPe, and many who don’t think he is conservative enough against him.

Posts in some related threads indicate that he is not pro-2nd Amendment, IIRC. Supporters say he is trainable in that respect. But he is in his early 60s. He is not retrainable on such issues. He may say he is ‘evolving,’ but so have other compassionate conservatives, etc.

His real chances are nil and none.


15 posted on 03/18/2013 8:12:34 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: nickcarraway

Palin was great, but every year she gets a little more Obamaized. Standing up there with evidence that she funneled money to leftwing groups was interesting.


uh huhh...sure....tell me another story from the tinfoil hat brigade before your meds kick in.


16 posted on 03/18/2013 8:14:54 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: Cicero

Did you take a look at the author of this piece she is most likely into identity politics, and yes why does everyone knock Palin, because she lives rent free in their heads.


17 posted on 03/18/2013 8:16:09 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (God Bless Texas)
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To: nickcarraway
Standing up there with evidence that she funneled money to leftwing groups was interesting.

What leftwing groups?

18 posted on 03/18/2013 8:16:20 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: nickcarraway

‘Palin was great, but every year she gets a little more Obamaized. Standing up there with evidence that she funneled money to leftwing groups was interesting.”

Facts, real facts, show me links, articles, Facts.


19 posted on 03/18/2013 8:17:54 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (God Bless Texas)
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To: nickcarraway

you’re posting this liberal rag on FR? and we’re suppose to take it seriously? It lost me after the Palin swipe.


20 posted on 03/18/2013 8:18:23 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: nickcarraway
"Only five short years after she burst onto the national scene, Palin was overshadowed by those perceived as representing the GOP's best hope at reclaiming the White House."

I don't think Palin is consumed by self promotion as much as she wants to see conservative values put back into the place they achieved under Reagan. In my opinion, if Ted Cruz, or Marco Rubio were to become the next nominee it would be just fine with her.

21 posted on 03/18/2013 8:20:46 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: nickcarraway; GeronL; BenLurkin; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ..

Thanks nickcarraway.
22 posted on 03/18/2013 8:23:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: nickcarraway

Not so fast:

Dr. Ben Carson: Your right to own a semiautomatic should depend on where you live
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2993428/posts

Dr. Ben Carson: I don’t think Chris Christie and GOProud should be excluded from CPAC
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2992770/posts


23 posted on 03/18/2013 8:27:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: nickcarraway

While this could change, at this point, he’d have my vote. Not the least reason being, he isn’t a lawyer.


24 posted on 03/18/2013 8:28:34 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: nickcarraway

The first decent and honest President.


25 posted on 03/18/2013 8:33:37 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you live inside a prison, you should not own a semiautomatic weapon.


26 posted on 03/18/2013 8:33:43 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

This article is nothing but cheap sex for the PDS perverts.


27 posted on 03/18/2013 8:35:36 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t think that’s what he meant.


28 posted on 03/18/2013 8:40:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: nickcarraway

“The Root” is telling us that Sarah is no longer relevant? OK ...


29 posted on 03/18/2013 8:42:39 PM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: nickcarraway

Ben cannot make it off a couple of speech’s. Who does he think he is Barrack Obama?

You got a long ways to go Ben.

Allan West is waaaaay ahead of you.


30 posted on 03/18/2013 8:43:29 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: BenLurkin

Indeed. It might give a huge part of the Democratic party base too much encouragement to not blindly support everyone with a (D) behind their name on the ballot.


31 posted on 03/18/2013 8:48:11 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Theo

Guess I’d better abandon my tagline then... LOL


32 posted on 03/18/2013 8:49:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: GeronL

What has he said about social issues that concerns you (don’t know and too lazy to look up)?


33 posted on 03/18/2013 8:52:31 PM PDT by GreatOne (You will bow down before me, Son of Jor-el!)
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To: nickcarraway; GeronL
I doubt a social or fiscal conservative will ever get the Republican nomination again. It’s been 25 years, and it’s going in the opposite direction.

Then don't expect another Republican President.

Either the GOP-E stands down, or they're dead in the water.

No more tolerance for the "Our guy is less evil than their guy" approach.

Let's see how the GOP-e fares without social conservatives.
34 posted on 03/18/2013 8:57:34 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: GeronL
I am not going to vote for anything but a fiscal AND social conservative ever again. EVER.

You assume there will be another election?

35 posted on 03/18/2013 8:59:38 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Are all journalists ignorant or are they trained to be so?)
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To: ASA Vet

good point


36 posted on 03/18/2013 9:03:25 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GreatOne

That the second amendment doesn’t apply to cities or that we need a social issues truce of some kind and that CPAC should have let the gays in


37 posted on 03/18/2013 9:04:36 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SoConPubbie
Then don't expect another Republican President.

I don't.

38 posted on 03/18/2013 9:23:03 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I would love to vote *for* a true conservative some day (I’m a self-described “rabid conservative”), but these days I’m more about voting *against* the commie-de-jour.


39 posted on 03/18/2013 9:38:10 PM PDT by The Duke (We don't rent pigs, but apparently we *do* ELECT them.)
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To: nickcarraway

Something tells me this is a Herman Cain redux. We don’t know anything about this man other than he’s a talented physician, a devout Christian, and a good speaker. We don’t know his foreign policy preferences, we don’t know his 2A position, we don’t even know what he wants to do to replace ObamaCare.


40 posted on 03/18/2013 10:40:56 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: Carry_Okie

I didn’t eve know he was black. But I thought it was interesting the media would even bring this up. Usually they would hide someone like this at all costs.


41 posted on 03/18/2013 10:52:49 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Usually they would hide someone like this at all costs.

Yup. That's what has me so suspicious.

At the National Prayer Breakfast, he gave Obama a licking on C-SPAN; so there was no way they could ignore it then, and then it was followed up by Hannity and BOR. Bad sign.

42 posted on 03/18/2013 11:15:45 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t think there will be another Republic President, black or otherwise...

I wouldn’t mind it if the next Tea Party or whatever the conservative party’s name ends up being is black man.

A black man with the fiscal common sense of Herman Cain, the Constitutionality of Rand Paul, and the Faith of Sarah Palin!


43 posted on 03/18/2013 11:29:52 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: nickcarraway; Cicero; Kolath; 2ndDivisionVet

The author

Sarah Palin is NEVER over shadowed

She made no claims nor even hinted at a run for the presidency. She was very complimentary of other young, rising stars whom she helped get elected and Senator Cruz, who introduced her made sure to say that he owed his election to her!


Thank you, Kolath for this picture!


44 posted on 03/18/2013 11:29:53 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: nickcarraway
Black Male Presidents are so yesterday. The GOP needs to find a Black Lesbian Transvestite Vegetarian
with an Environmental PHD. Yea, that's the ticket.
45 posted on 03/18/2013 11:39:23 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: GeronL
So once again the 4 million NON VOTING conservatives from the last election show us again what they will NOT do.... like vote for what is conservative. Yep they certainly are showing their little tantrum ways.

We saw lots of that here on FR and they certainly are about to show us again.... just like when they would not vote for the republican and instead ELECTED obama. Again thank you children.
46 posted on 03/18/2013 11:46:19 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS... We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? The Dems care!)
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To: onyx

...Good Lord, but Sarah Palin looks sweet in that picture...


47 posted on 03/19/2013 1:27:18 PM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: MaxMax

LOLOL


48 posted on 03/24/2013 5:46:22 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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