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Ben Carson: White House wanted apology for ‘offending’ Obama
Daily Caller ^ | 4/15/14 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 04/17/2014 8:21:44 AM PDT by Impala64ssa

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.”

Conservatives rallied around Carson last year after his remarks, made from a podium as Obama sat just feet away. In his speech, he railed against “political correctness” and offered specific ideas for health care reform.

“Many have commented that the president appeared to be uncomfortable during my speech, but I was not paying particular attention to him or his reactions, as my comments were really directed more at the American people than the people on the dais,” Carson recalls. “At the conclusion of the program, the president approached me to shake my hand and thank me for my participation.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 0; bencarson; manchild; natlprayerbrkfst; obama
Video of Dr. Carson's speech at link. What I find pathetic is that I can't help but respect Putin more than the thin-skinned POS occupying the WH.
1 posted on 04/17/2014 8:21:44 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

0bama is a useless, stupid, America-hating, communist, failure.

Gosh, I hope I’m offensive enough to get special treatment.


2 posted on 04/17/2014 8:23:12 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a Child Rapist and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Impala64ssa

In the Roman empire, it was the sacrifice to the emperor.


3 posted on 04/17/2014 8:23:51 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Impala64ssa

Wow, I bet all the mom-jeans jokes really get his panties in a wad, too.

Wuss.


4 posted on 04/17/2014 8:28:56 AM PDT by caligatrux (...some animals are more equal than others.)
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To: Impala64ssa

What a sniveling, whiny, thin-skinned tool is BO—


5 posted on 04/17/2014 8:29:40 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Impala64ssa

They wanted the apology to be the next day’s headline.


6 posted on 04/17/2014 8:32:04 AM PDT by aimhigh (John 14:21)
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To: Impala64ssa

What I find pathetic is that I think Obama is a bigger threat to us than Putin.


7 posted on 04/17/2014 8:33:16 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Impala64ssa
I said that I did not think that he was offended and that I didn’t think that such a call was warranted.

You've gotta give Dr Carson credit for exceptional class and restraint.In the same situation I might have said something that would have landed me at the Colorado Super Max for 20 years.

8 posted on 04/17/2014 8:34:58 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Impala64ssa

Wasn’t Dr Carson then audited by the IRS?


9 posted on 04/17/2014 8:41:56 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: aimhigh

To paraphrase a shrieking Hillary Clinton, we have the right to debate and disagree with ANY administration.

Or do we just have the right to debate and disagree if a Republican sits in the Oval Office?


10 posted on 04/17/2014 8:44:39 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (Im)
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To: Impala64ssa

0bama should apologize to Carson.


11 posted on 04/17/2014 8:46:03 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: onedoug

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/10/03/dr-ben-carson-says-irs-targeted-him-for-his-anti-obama-comments/


12 posted on 04/17/2014 8:46:34 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: I want the USA back
0bama should apologize to CarsonAmerica.

there fixed it....

13 posted on 04/17/2014 8:49:13 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: aimhigh

“They wanted the apology to be the next day’s headline.”

Could be. Also possible that the one ‘offended’ was Jarrett.


14 posted on 04/17/2014 8:49:51 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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15 posted on 04/17/2014 8:52:22 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Impala64ssa

Obama is the one who needs to apologize for leading this nation on a path to destruction.


16 posted on 04/17/2014 8:54:18 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Impala64ssa

Poor Barry...


17 posted on 04/17/2014 8:54:21 AM PDT by WayneS (Help Control Politician Overpopulation - Spay or Neuter Your Senator or Congressman Today!)
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To: Impala64ssa
A possible scenario:

1) Thin-skinned Prince Barry gets all huffy and puffy and offended; He calls his fixer mommy VJ;

2) VJ calls organizer of event and screams and threatens about how dare they invite guests that insult his Highness, Baron Bathhouse. VJ tells them to make Dr. Carson apologize, or else;

3) Organizers freak out after being threatened by dragon lady VJ, run to Dr. Carson and suggest, ever so politely, that the Baron of Bathhouse was very very offended, and how it would be so good of him to call the Petite Prince and tell him how sorry he, Dr. Carson, is for ruffling little Lord Fauntleroy’s feathers;

4) Dr. Carson looks over these pathetic and shameless toadies and tells them “No.”

18 posted on 04/17/2014 9:16:18 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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Maybe Barry should apologize for siccing the IRS on Dr Carson.


19 posted on 04/17/2014 9:22:17 AM PDT by gogeo (If you are Tea Party, the Republican Party does not want you.)
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To: gogeo

In Barry’s world, Dr. Carson just got what’s coming to him.

It’s the Chicago way.


20 posted on 04/17/2014 9:26:55 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Good for Dr. Carson. BO is scum.


21 posted on 04/17/2014 9:29:40 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Obama is apparently too thin-skinned to be left in charge of a little league fundraiser, let alone the most powerful office on Earth.


22 posted on 04/17/2014 9:30:19 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: caligatrux

For the Current Occupant now squatting in the White Hut, it comes down to a problem with skin.

His is much too thin.


23 posted on 04/17/2014 9:46:42 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: Impala64ssa

No doubt about it, 0bama is a manchild.


24 posted on 04/17/2014 11:55:42 AM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Impala64ssa
Petulant man-child bump for later.....
25 posted on 04/17/2014 12:59:51 PM PDT by indthkr
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