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BEN CARSON ASKS 'CAN A DOCTOR BE PRESIDENT?'
Breitbart TV ^ | 26 May 2014

Posted on 05/26/2014 10:46:54 AM PDT by kingattax

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On Monday, fueling the 2016 presidential speculation, conservative commentator Dr. Ben Carson released a video titled "Can a doctor be president?" Dr. Carson pointed out doctors are trained to be rational and make evidence based decisions in the video...

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IMO being a good doctor and being a good president require entirely different skills.
1 posted on 05/26/2014 10:46:54 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

By all means, let’s choose our candidate based upon the color of his skin as the number one priority.


2 posted on 05/26/2014 10:49:43 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: kingattax

Don’t you have to be a lawyer?

LOL


3 posted on 05/26/2014 10:50:10 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: kingattax

Well, if a union organizer can be POTUS I don’t see why a right-thinking doctor can’t.


4 posted on 05/26/2014 10:50:29 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: kingattax

I agree.


5 posted on 05/26/2014 10:51:05 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: kingattax

I’d really like to see him run for mayor of Detroit. He’s a hometown hero and might actually inspire some of the people to stand and do something for themselves.

If he can hang in there till he decides to leave without being forcibly removed, he will have bonafides.


6 posted on 05/26/2014 10:51:29 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: kingattax

If an unaccomplished, ignorant, community agitator can become pResident, anyone can.


7 posted on 05/26/2014 10:52:20 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: kingattax

Why doesn’t Dr. Carson try at the mayoral level, then the governor level, before he tries at the presidential level?

Even if we have a collection of nitwits currently at those levels, it doesn’t negate the need to show competence first in large-scale organizational management.

About the only people that I would consider prepped to slide into the White House as a first governmental job would be, for example, whomever is running Ford.


8 posted on 05/26/2014 10:54:13 AM PDT by Yossarian
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To: Common Sense 101

isn’t it important to make a distinction between just getting elected to an office and being able to effectively function in it ?


9 posted on 05/26/2014 10:55:19 AM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: PapaNew

If an actor can be president so can a doctor!


10 posted on 05/26/2014 10:58:12 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: kingattax

As a doctor, Carson takes the Hippocratic oath to perform his service without doing harm to his patient (ie, patient being the USA). This in itself would qualify him to be a $Trillion times better POTUS than the current ‘resident, who apparently is following the exact opposite of that oath.


11 posted on 05/26/2014 10:58:51 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: kingattax

Only for conservatives, otherwise why would the majority of those voting chose the ignorant POS? Twice.


12 posted on 05/26/2014 11:00:00 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: kingattax

Well, if a jackass community agitator from Kenya can be President, why not an accomplished doctor from the United States.


13 posted on 05/26/2014 11:03:00 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Common Sense 101

with numerous cases of obvious vote fraud in all the key swing states in 2012, if anyone believes that obozo was legitimately elected, then they also would likely be looking at purchasing some prime swampland.


14 posted on 05/26/2014 11:04:11 AM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

I would like to hear how he would deal with anti second amendment traitors.


15 posted on 05/26/2014 11:04:24 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Common Sense 101

I see you have already made the comparison. Sorry for the double post. (not really)


16 posted on 05/26/2014 11:05:34 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: kingattax

Considering that we now have a college lecturer who after 12 years couldn’t earn a promotion to ‘associate professor’, I believe a doctor may be over-qualified for the job.


17 posted on 05/26/2014 11:06:02 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: kingattax

If a homosexual Muslim doper can be president, why not?


18 posted on 05/26/2014 11:09:22 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: kingattax

You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to be President, but it helps!


19 posted on 05/26/2014 11:12:25 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: kingattax
IMO being a good doctor and being a good president require entirely different skills.

If the President were to recognize the actual purpose of the office as based in the Constitution, s/he could be any well-educated person. The last non-lawyer President was Reagan; before him it was Eisenhower, and Truman before him. All three acquitted themselves well in the office, and so would Dr. Carson, should he choose to run and be elected.

20 posted on 05/26/2014 11:13:13 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: kingattax; All

Although being POTUS definitely has its challenges, Dr. Carson’s question about a doctor being president leads me to question if he aware of the federal government’s constitutionally limited powers.

As a side note about Obama, given the federal government’s limited powers, in peacetime the Founding States had arguably intended for presidents to spend most of their time on a golf course.


21 posted on 05/26/2014 11:15:35 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: hoosiermama
There you go.

Of course that actor had years of negotiating experience as president of the actor's guild and spent ten years for G.E. going around the country listening and speaking about the issues of the day leading up to the great "A Time for Choosing" speech ("we have a date with destiny") in 1964. And it helped that he put his beliefs successfully into practice for eighth years as Governor of California. More that just "actor" on his resume.

These days, apparently all you have to be is President of the Harvard student body for a little while, fully indoctrinated in Communism and ready to fool the gullible with slick (and meaningless in Obama's case) slogans like "hope and change". Sadness.

22 posted on 05/26/2014 11:18:14 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
By all means, let’s choose our candidate based upon the color of his skin as the number one priority.

No, let us not do that, but neither should we disqualify anyone otherwise qualified because he happens to share a degree of melanin with the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

23 posted on 05/26/2014 11:22:52 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: kingattax

One thing for sure, having career politicians who have never woked in the private sector or made a payroll sure hasn’t worked out very well for the Country.


24 posted on 05/26/2014 11:22:58 AM PDT by digger48
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To: kingattax
Second Amendment disqualifies him from my vote. After Obama and Bush, I'm hesitant to vote for those who haven't run an executive branch.

I'm also highly suspicious of these emails from "PAC's" using the Ben Carson name asking me for money when there hasn't been indication from him running. It goes right along all those "Gingrich Productions" emails and the talk about him running every four years.

A lot of the lesser knowns make money off running for office by pocketing the money in "consulting" without running an actual campaign.

25 posted on 05/26/2014 11:23:04 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Darren McCarty

And yes, I know Bush was a governor, but he still was in over his head.


26 posted on 05/26/2014 11:23:48 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: hoosiermama
That actor was also an eight year governor with a track record.
27 posted on 05/26/2014 11:29:52 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: PapaNew

Personally I’d like to see a team run
One as president with his VP
And naming his team of cabinet members who fully support and have ideas how to clean up each branch. The VP should be well know to congress and serve as liaison there
Names of other members are sort of self evident
Each would have experience in their field and have ideas on what each needs to streamline the department making it efficient or turning its responsibilities back to state controll

I dream


28 posted on 05/26/2014 11:30:27 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: All

It has been proven that any-freakin-body can be president.


29 posted on 05/26/2014 11:45:32 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: Darren McCarty

Personally I’d like to see a former conservative radio talk show host run


30 posted on 05/26/2014 11:50:12 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Who is choosing Carson based on the color of his skin? I recently sat 10 feet from him and heard him speak and he has more sense than most of those already in office, no matter what their skin pigment is.


31 posted on 05/26/2014 12:06:46 PM PDT by Reddy (bo stinks)
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To: kingattax

We need more citizen statesmen. And the fact that he is NOT a lawyer is a good sign, imo.


32 posted on 05/26/2014 12:07:44 PM PDT by Reddy (bo stinks)
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To: Yossarian

George Washington didn’t serve as mayor or governor. Granted, he was a military leader.


33 posted on 05/26/2014 12:08:34 PM PDT by Reddy (bo stinks)
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To: DoughtyOne

bj clinton was a disbarred lawyer, does that count?


34 posted on 05/26/2014 12:10:50 PM PDT by Reddy (bo stinks)
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To: kingattax
Forget it. I got excoriated by FReepers for going after Herman Cain because he had no elective office experience. I don't care how good a businessman he is, or how articulate he is on policy matters, but if you don't have the track record to back it up, then no, you have no business running for the highest office in the land.

Dittos for Carson. Let Carson run for the Senate or Govenor first, then we'll talk.

35 posted on 05/26/2014 12:10:59 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: digger48
One thing for sure, having career politicians who have never woked in the private sector or made a payroll sure hasn’t worked out very well for the Country.

Yes, but the opposite holds true as well. I don't want to see people run for President after years in the private sector. It's rare for even businessmen to win the Senate.

36 posted on 05/26/2014 12:12:41 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Let Carson run for the Senate or Govenor first, then we'll talk.


37 posted on 05/26/2014 12:13:05 PM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: Reddy

I would like to see Carson as the head of HHS, I would actually like
to see NO HHS but if we do NOT rid ourselves of this entire Dept Dr.
Carson would be perfect to head it!!!


38 posted on 05/26/2014 12:14:48 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: cripplecreek

After all these decades, wouldn’t he be something of a carpet-bagger if he returned to Detroit just to run for office?

But I agree, he should run and serve at an appropriate level first.

He actually shows his lack of understanding of the political system to ask that question in the first place.

I also feel that way about Herman Cain—I know he did run for US Senate previously, but losing doesn’t give one a ticket for promotion—and Allen West—one term as a Congressman with a mixed voting record and failure to win reelection doesn’t qualify one for a double promotion either.

Or Alan Keyes.

I’m glad to have blacks in the party and taking leadership roles, but their skin color doesn’t immediately qualify them for the presidency.

Same with Condi and Colin by the way.

Partly I want campaign, governing, and executive experience in my presidential candidate, and partly I simply want an extensive voting record to judge them on.

I don’t go by rhetoric alone.


39 posted on 05/26/2014 12:14:49 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Because zero as senator,or bj clinton/carter as governors really made them well prepared for the position of potus .... not.


40 posted on 05/26/2014 12:15:36 PM PDT by Reddy (bo stinks)
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To: chajin

Bush 43, Bush 41 and Carter were not lawyers, either, nor was Johnson or Kennedy. The post-WWII lawyers are Obama, Clinton, Ford and Nixon.


41 posted on 05/26/2014 12:16:14 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: kingattax

Not if he doesn’t understand the true meaning of the 2nd amendment.


42 posted on 05/26/2014 12:43:46 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: kingattax

“Can a doctor be president?” Why not,we have a “Jack Ass”as POTUS!


43 posted on 05/26/2014 12:48:31 PM PDT by ohiobushman ( If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?)
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To: Reddy

You know, just maybe at this juncture it WILL take a brain surgeon! Maybe the old - “it doesn’t take a brain surgeon” WAS wrong!


44 posted on 05/26/2014 1:13:19 PM PDT by BillM (.)
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To: kingattax
Dr Carson explains some of his opinions here.
45 posted on 05/26/2014 1:14:31 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: JimRed
So you're calling me a racist?
46 posted on 05/26/2014 1:42:25 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: kingattax

Ya, doctors for the most part are not shysters. Politicians on the other hand..


47 posted on 05/26/2014 2:29:12 PM PDT by crz
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To: kingattax

Ben has the fever. I see him as a good VP choice (because he has 0 experience) paired with a governor. But I do respect the man and think he would be a good president. Being a Surgeon and department head is better experience that being a community organizer and professor.


48 posted on 05/26/2014 4:56:42 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: PapaNew

if a lazy, POS, non-american, muslim, jew-hating, socialist traitor bastard can be, with a complete idiot as a POS VP, why not?


49 posted on 05/26/2014 4:57:51 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: Yossarian
Why doesn’t Dr. Carson try at the mayoral level, then the governor level, before he tries at the presidential level?

At his age and level of lifetime achievement you go for it all.

50 posted on 05/26/2014 5:03:55 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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