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Ben Carson: White House wanted apology for ‘offending’ Obama
Daily Caller ^ | 04/14/2014 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 04/16/2014 12:10:12 AM PDT by kingattax

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year.

Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20.

“He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of the program, I received a call from some of the prayer breakfast organizers saying that the White House was upset and requesting that I call the president and apologize for offending him. I said that I did not think that he was offended and that I didn’t think that such a call was warranted.”

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KEYWORDS: aca; apology; bho44; carson; crybabies; democrats

1 posted on 04/16/2014 12:10:12 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Isn’t that what absolute monarchs and dictators do? Demand apologies and abasement in response to being “offended”?


2 posted on 04/16/2014 12:11:51 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: kingattax

The often discussed ‘thin-skin’ of the President....I have doubts about. There is ‘thin-skin’....but I suspect it’s more from the WH chief of staff....than the President. Whoever called the organizer of the dinner and got him all peppy to call the doctor.....is probably the chief of staff.


4 posted on 04/16/2014 12:16:54 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: F15Eagle

They also wanted to be environmentally conscious and heat the oven with hell fire.


5 posted on 04/16/2014 12:17:22 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

“Isn’t that what absolute monarchs and dictators do?”

Nope, it’s what a$$holes do.


7 posted on 04/16/2014 12:31:37 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: kingattax

Offending, huh? The old race card wasn’t going to work this time, was it?


8 posted on 04/16/2014 12:37:09 AM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: ModelBreaker

I haven’t seen an absolute monarch or dictator deviate from such behavior, so I’ll take it that they are synonymous with what you’re talking about.


9 posted on 04/16/2014 12:38:08 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: kingattax

Obama, F you,, you F’ing, F,,,


10 posted on 04/16/2014 12:40:21 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: ModelBreaker

It manifests the behavior of an arrogant criminal mind.

He thinks himself on par with God Himself and when reality thrusts itself into his failed arrogance, his criminal mind seeks to self-justify his arrogance, and then blames everybody else for thinking in any fashion other than his own.

Whenever somebody is “offended”, and then demands apology, they aren’t seeking apology, they are lusting for approbation of their arrogance.


11 posted on 04/16/2014 12:40:31 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: kingattax

Obama is used to slavish adoration he’s not used to facing his critics and being confident enough to endure challenges.


12 posted on 04/16/2014 1:06:13 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: kingattax

Obama should apologize for offending the American population.


13 posted on 04/16/2014 1:07:15 AM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: Republican1795.
Obama should apologize resign for offending the American population.
14 posted on 04/16/2014 1:10:28 AM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

AAAWWWWWWW POOR BABY! The emperor has no clothes.


15 posted on 04/16/2014 2:28:53 AM PDT by Cheapskate
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To: kingattax

Obama wants an apology for remarks made last year? Where’s that “laser focus” of his now?


16 posted on 04/16/2014 2:51:01 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: kingattax

What did Dr. Carson do? Tease Obama about his mom jeans?


17 posted on 04/16/2014 3:22:55 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Cvengr
Whenever somebody is “offended”, and then demands apology, they aren’t seeking apology, they are lusting for approbation of their arrogance.

Not necessarily. When the remarks are slander and public, and about individuals not in the public eye, we allow those offended parties recourse to the law for remedies that will stop up the offenders' mouths. AFIK.

18 posted on 04/16/2014 3:43:28 AM PDT by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: kingattax

Ben Carson: “Hello? This is Dr. Ben Carson, I’m calling to apologize to the President for the comments I made at the prayer breakfast this morning... Yes, please tell him, “FU and the horse you rode in on”. If that’s not enough of an apology, please follow that up with “F off and die”. Did you get all that? Thank you very much.


19 posted on 04/16/2014 3:54:03 AM PDT by TruthFactor (Tag-free, for now.)
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To: imardmd1

Good thing I wasn’t the one who “offended” thin skinned Mr. Mom Jeans. I would probably be in jail yet.


20 posted on 04/16/2014 3:54:24 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: kingattax

Ben should have told the caller:

‘Eat s%$ and die! Here in the REAL world not everyone thinks like a college sophomore who JUST discovered Marx!’


21 posted on 04/16/2014 4:24:22 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Jimmy Valentine
What did Dr. Carson do? Tease Obama about his mom jeans?

Naw, just his ears.

22 posted on 04/16/2014 4:58:32 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: kingattax

I got your apology right here Obi.


23 posted on 04/16/2014 5:07:48 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: Progov
Good thing I wasn’t the one who “offended” thin skinned Mr. Mom Jeans. I would probably be in jail yet.

Well, as a public personality, BOb can be roundly scolded without fear of legal reprisal.

But on the other hand, people who seriesly inconvenience BOb (or who pillory Bill, or hilariously wound Hillary, for whom now Bill is a useful shill), usually have an accident or wind up on the missing list, eh?

24 posted on 04/16/2014 5:49:40 AM PDT by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: kingattax

And if he was offended well tough tacos.


25 posted on 04/16/2014 8:18:38 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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