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  • Watch: Livestream of Iowa Freedom Summit

    01/24/2015 6:50:22 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 225 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/24/2015
    Starting Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, the Iowa Freedom Summit will be livestreamed in its entirety. Speakers include: Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT), former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR), former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Steve King (R-IA), real estate mogul Donald Trump, former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and many others.
  • Ben Carson Claims Anti-Gay Bakery Owners 'Might Put Poison' In Same-Sex Couple's Cakes

    01/26/2015 6:57:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Huffington Post's Gay Voices ^ | January 26, 2015 | Curtis M. Wong
    GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson reportedly slammed lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates at a Jan. 24 press conference following his speech at Congressman Steve King's Iowa Freedom Summit. Carson, a Fox News commentator and former Johns Hopkins University pediatric neurosurgeon, seemed to hint at a series of disputes that have erupted between same-sex couples hoping to tie the knot and bakeries and other wedding-related venues operated by opponents of same-sex marriage. "What I have a problem with is when people try to force people to act against their beliefs because they say, 'Theyíre discriminating against me,í" he...
  • Ben Carson's ďFairly RadicalĒ 1996 Health Care Plan: Argued for gov't-run catastrophic health care

    01/23/2015 11:50:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 01/23/2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Nearly 20 years ago, Carson argued for government-run catastrophic health care and ¬ďnational guidelines¬Ē on how and when the very ill should be treated. Carson himself calls his proposals ‚Äúfairly radical.‚ÄĚ In 1996, Dr. Ben Carson, now a conservative favorite and potential presidential candidate, wrote a paper outlining his vision for U.S. health care. Some of his proposals: nationalized catastrophic care, essentially replacing Medicaid with health care food stamps, and ¬ďnational guidelines¬Ē about when the elderly and terminally ill should receive care. By implementing government-run catastrophic health care, Carson argued, the price of premiums would go down so much...
  • Stacking the Deck (2016 GOP Nominee Hopefuls)

    01/18/2015 9:40:45 AM PST · by parksstp · 14 replies
    Green Papers ^ | 01-18-2015 | parksstp
    If you're not familiar with the following website, you need to. These guys have systematically all of the data concerning the delegates and nomination process for the parties and how delegates are selected, what counts, and what doesn't count. I've reviewed the list and am currently working on an IA projection map of the caucus and potential vote but waiting until the straw poll when I can start filling in candidates. Yet, when I review the total states, I find it difficult to see how the Establishment loses if they are unopposed by other Establishment candidates. Red States for the...
  • Tea Party Leader Joins Prospective Ben Carson Presidential Campaign

    01/16/2015 11:32:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | January 16, 2015 | Paige Lavender
    A tea party leader from Iowa, a key state in the presidential elections, is joining conservative neurosurgeon Ben Carson's prospective 2016 campaign. Carson will launch an exploratory committee in the next few weeks and has hired political operative Ryan Rhodes to oversee campaign operations in Iowa, The Iowa Republican reports. According to The Hill, Rhodes joined Carson's efforts after talking to other potential Republican presidential candidates, including Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. "I'm joining team Carson," Rhodes told The Hill. "I'm going to be working with his American Legacy [PAC] stuff. If he decides to move...
  • Conservatives shrug off Bush and Romney, remain confident in base-friendly hopefuls

    01/15/2015 8:26:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    MSN / The Washington Post ^ | January 15, 2015 | Melina Mara
    Conservative leaders this week shrugged off the sudden moves by Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney toward 2016 presidential campaigns, saying the two establishment-friendly candidates are too far out of touch with grass-roots activists to win the Republican nomination. At the same time, potential candidates with close ties to the partyís conservative base have moved to speed up their own efforts in response. Senior advisers to several of the potential conservative candidates said Wednesday that GOP insurgents will have to do more in 2016 than they did in previous cycles to make a serious run for the Republican nomination. Building a...
  • Ben Carson likens Islamic State to American patriots (MSM BS Alert)

    01/15/2015 4:23:05 PM PST · by PROCON · 81 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 15, 2015 | STEVE PEOPLES
    CORONADO, Calif. (AP) ó Republican presidential prospect Ben Carson on Thursday compared the Islamic State group to American patriots willing to die for freedom.In a speech to the Republican National Committee's winter meeting outside San Diego, the former neurosurgeon and conservative favorite praised American patriots for their willingness to give their lives for their beliefs. Then he mentioned the Islamic State group.
  • Historian [Federer]: Ben Carson Did Not Plagiarize My Book

    01/07/2015 11:55:37 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | January 7, 2015 | By Joel Gehrke
    Bill Federer, the author of a ďquote bookĒ featured repeatedly in Ben Carsonís America the Beautiful, defends the neurosurgeon-turned-presidential aspirant from charges of plagiarism. ďIn my estimation, he has used my material exactly the way I wanted my material to be used,Ē Federer tells National Review Online. ďThe fact that he had cited me 16 times shows that his intention was to be honest and up front in his use of my material and the two times that the BuzzFeed article cited that he had not, in my estimation, is an editorís oversight, errata, and itís not plagiarism.Ē The conservative...
  • Here's where 16 potential presidential candidates stand on (homosexual) marriage

    01/07/2015 11:16:53 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 28 replies
    Time ^ | 1/7/2015 | Tessa Berenson
    For the most part, the gay marriage debate now falls along partisan lines: Democrats support it, But within the crowded field of likely 2016 presidential contenders, thereís a lot of room for nuance. The would-be candidates have made much different arguments and have varying records on the issue. Meantime, the issue continues to change. On Jan. 6, Florida became the second-largest state to recognize gay marriage, bringing the total to 36. And on Friday, the Supreme Court will meet privately to decide whether to consider cases that could lead to a more definitive ruling in favor of same-sex marriage. Hereís...
  • Ben Carsonís History Book Plagiarizes SocialismSucks.Net And Many Other Sources

    01/07/2015 11:48:17 AM PST · by iowamark · 33 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | January 06, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Several sections of potential Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carsonís 2012 book America the Beautiful were plagiarized from various sources, BuzzFeed News has found. In many cases Carson cites the works that he plagiarizes in endnotes, though he makes no effort to indicate that not just the source, but the words themselves, had been taken from different authors. The case is similar to a 2013 report from BuzzFeed News that found Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul plagiarized in his book while citing the works he copied in the footnotes. Paulís book was eventually updated to include attribution. In one instance, Carson...
  • Hotline's GOP Presidential Power Rankings: Bush and Rubio Have Early Lead

    01/04/2015 7:56:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 4, 2015 | Tim Alberta, Scott Bland, Shane Goldmacher, Josh Kraushaar, Alex Roarty and Adam Wollner
    From the first day of 2011, Mitt Romney was the favorite to win the 2012 Republican presidential primary campaign. No one else was even close. The 2016 outlook could not be more different. Offered the choice to bet on one single candidate to win the nomination versus the rest of the field, the choice would have to be "the field." For the first time in years, there is no one next in line. And without a former vice president or powerhouse former candidate looking likely to run, Republicans are shaping up to spend the next year and a half fighting...
  • Cruzís dilemma

    01/04/2015 9:34:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn Blog ^ | January 4, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin, Queen of the NeoCons
    The Hill reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will headline the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention this month, joining a pair of other potential presidential candidate[s] also weighing bids to enter the 2016 field. . . . The roster of speakers also includes former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), who ran for president in 2012, and Ben Carson, the Tea Party favorite and former neurosurgeon whoís debating entering the fray. Itís not uncommon for Cruz to play to this sort of crowd. He is a favorite among the most conservative members of the GOP, where he doles out one-liners (Abolish the...
  • Ted Cruz To Attend SC Tea Party Convention

    12/31/2014 5:39:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    FITS News ^ | December 31, 2014
    TEXAN LOOKING TO SHORE UP ďCONSERVATIVEĒ SUPPORT IN PALMETTO STATE. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will attend the 2015 South Carolina Tea Party convention next month, sources close to the event tell FITS. The Texan Ė who along with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is seeking to emerge as a leading alternative to the GOP ďestablishmentĒ Ė is the third presumptive ďRepublicanĒ presidential prospect to commit to the event, which is being held in mid-January in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Also attending? Social conservative Rick Santorum Ė who ran unsuccessfully for the GOP nomination in 2012 Ė and neurosurgeon/ author Ben Carson, who...
  • Donít Take Ben Carson Seriously (Except In Iowa ó Maybe)

    12/24/2014 10:37:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | December 24, 2014 | Harry Enten
    ďWho is Ben Carson? Where did he come from?Ē asked CNNís Jake Tapper after a CNN poll revealed that Carson, a political novice, was running second to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Carson has also placed second in other national polls, second in Iowa surveys and in the high single digits in New Hampshire. So just how seriously should we take Carsonís potential bid for the White House? Seriously enough. He could make some noise, particularly in Iowa. But not seriously enough to believe that he has any real shot of winning...
  • The Ben Carson Super PAC has some money issues (Won't support Ted Cruz if Carson doesn't run)

    12/22/2014 3:53:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 22, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The campaign to draft Dr. Ben Carson into a presidential run is clearly bigger than some flash in the pan and worthy of serious consideration, particularly given his showings in multiple polls. (Of course, Iíve been of the opinion for some time that he really doesnít need that much coaxing and may well be enjoying the idea of needing to be teased into the fight.) One group which is most directly involved in the effort is Run Ben Run, which has already raised more than $12M toward the effort. But where is that money now? For the most part, itís...
  • G.O.P. Hopes for Unity May Be Upset by Ben Carson

    12/22/2014 8:09:24 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 60 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com ^ | DEC. 21, 2014 | By TRIP GABRIEL
    INDIANAPOLIS ó A conservative think tank recently sent Ben Carson, a potential presidential candidate and fierce critic of the federal health care overhaul, a series of messages to post on Twitter during the grilling in the House of Jonathan Gruber, the M.I.T. economist who advised the Obama administration. Mr. Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, has set off a prairie fire of rank-and-file conservatives urging him to run for the Republican nomination. He liked the think tankís idea, but he knows that he excites supporters because he is an unscripted outsider. So he wrote his own Twitter posts, including, ďWhy was...
  • Likely US presidential candidate: Egyptian option should be examined to solve Israeli-Arab conflict

    12/19/2014 7:47:12 AM PST · by Freeport · 32 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12.19.2014 | N/A
    Ben Carson, on his first visit here, tells ĎPostí he is not sure that a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria Ďmakes sense,í and that Israeli settlement construction is Ďblown out of proportion.í Retired neurosurgeon and aspiring US politician Ben Carson could walk down the streets of Jerusalem, shout at the top of his lungs ďI am Ben Carson,Ē and almost no one would know who he is. At least not yet. But that could change very quickly as the 2016 US presidential campaign picks up speed, and Carson gains traction. And if recent polls are any indication, the 63-yearold...
  • Fact-Finding in the Middle East

    12/16/2014 8:50:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2014 | Armstrong Williams
    I donít usually get so personal in these columns, but today I want you to know that I feel particularly blessed. I am in the Holy Land with my friends, Dr. Ben and Candy Carson. Israel is one of my favorite travel destinations in the world. This will be my eighth visit. It is the first trip there for the Carsons and it is truly a privilege to escort them through this remarkable country. Dr. and Mrs. Carson are deeply faithful Christians, who I suspect will soon find themselves enveloped by the deep sense of spirituality that is palpable in...
  • North Carolina poll: Ben Carson leads GOP field with 19%, leads Biden by four head to head

    12/16/2014 6:32:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/16/2014 | AllahPundit
    Sounds impressive until you realize that Biden’s currently rocking two percent of the vote nationally in a Democratic primary involving Hillary and Elizabeth Warren. Speaking of which, Ben Carson against Hillary in North Carolina: Dead even at 44, which is two points better than Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee do against her.The Romney/Carson last-men-standing primary debate before Super Tuesday will be epic, my friends. Ben Carson leads the way for the Republicans with 19% to 15% for Jeb Bush, 14% each for Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee, 11% for Paul Ryan, 7% for Rick Perry, 5% each for Ted...
  • Hank Johnson: Blacks like Ben Carson Ďtrying to tap into the ignorance of peopleí

    12/09/2014 6:43:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Rep. Hank Johnson, Georgia Democrat, said black people like retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson are trying to tap into the ignorance of people who have been whipped ďinto a frenzy, like a lynch mob.Ē Mr. Johnson was speaking on Michael Smerconishís radio show about President Obama and opposition that heís faced since winning election. ďI support the president, I believe heís done as much as is humanly possible to advance the cause of justice and prosperity and freedom for all people, not just blacks, and not just here in America, but across the world. I think he has changed the paradigm...
  • America needs a Patriotic President

    12/09/2014 9:06:32 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/09/14 | Judi McLeod
    Does America need Mrs. Sonya Carsonís little boy, Benjamin Carson, as president? If not him, then someone just like him! What America needs most is a Patriotic President, a president who puts love of country well above love of self. America needs a president who, even before coming forward, has already shoved his ego into his back pocket; one wise enough to ignore the pandering of the moment and one whose head is never turned by Mae West type publicity. America needs a president who wonít try to hog the limelight with ďI-sang-to-ChelseaĒ folklore when needing to steal attention from...
  • Palin, Cruz, Huckabee and Santorum to travel to Iowa Freedom Summit

    12/08/2014 1:13:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WQAD-TV / CNN ^ | December 8, 2014 | Shellie Nelson
    <p>Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and vice presidential pick, is headed to Iowa in January 2015 for a conservative gathering that will showcase no fewer than nine potential 2016 presidential contenders.</p> <p>Sheís one of the confirmed speakers at the inaugural Iowa Freedom Summit, an event organized by Iowa Rep. Steve King and conservative group Citizens United to ďbring grassroots activists from across Iowa to hear directly from national conservative leaders,Ē per its website. The event is scheduled for Jan. 24.</p>
  • Gas Tax Campaign Gets Ugly Fast (also Ben Carson and guns)

    12/06/2014 12:35:02 AM PST · by iowamark · 16 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 12/6/2014 | Craig Robinson
    Itís pretty clear, there is going to be a major push to raise the stateís gas tax during the upcoming legislative session. While that should surprise no one, I was shocked to see the over-the-top TV ad that the pro-gas tax crowd is currently using to advance the issue. Thatís right, school children are going to die if we donít raise the gas tax. This outrageous ad makes all those negative ads in the U.S. Senate race look like childís play. Talk about jumping the shark. The ad begins with the claim that there are currently 5,000 deficient bridges in...
  • Ben Carson stands by comparison of U.S. to Nazi Germany

    12/04/2014 6:11:50 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/4 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Neurosurgeon Ben Carson stood by his controversial comparison of the United States to Nazi Germany in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday. Asked by Blitzer whether he would amend or take back his comments, Carson said "Absolutely not." Carson made the comments during a March interview with conservative news outlet Breitbart.com. He noted that the Third Reich was "using its tools to intimidate the population," and said that "we now live in a society where people are afraid to say what they actually believe." "The point of what I'm saying...is a major fundamental shift of power has occurred,"...
  • Carson: Cops Could Be Trained to Shoot For The Legs

    11/30/2014 11:37:57 PM PST · by shibumi · 203 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 25 November 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Dr. Ben Carson, author of "One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future," argued that while Officer Darren Wilson did nothing wrong in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, police should be better trained in non-lethal force such as shooting aggressors in the legs on Tuesday's "Hugh Hewitt Show." >snip< He specified "for instance, in a lot of places, police officers arenít even allowed to go into the more dangerous areas by themselves. Theyíre always paired. Or you know, people use tasers, people learn how to shoot people in the legs to stop them from charging, things...
  • ICYMI: Quinnipiac poll of 2016: Jeb Bush 14%, Chris Christie 11% and Ben Carson 9% (Baloney)

    11/29/2014 7:12:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    SaintPetersBlog ^ | November 29, 2014 | Phil Ammann
    Republican voters nationwide look towards 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney to get back in the game for 2016, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released Wednesday. Voters give the former Massachusetts governor the top rank at 19 percent in an early glimpse of the 2016 presidential race. Romney continues to insist he will not seek the White House for a third time. With Romney out of the race, however, former Gov. Jeb Bush leads with 14 percent, followed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 11 percent. Neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a conservative Tea Party favorite, gets 9 percent, while...
  • Dr. Carson Movement Gains Momentum Across State

    11/23/2014 5:45:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | November 22, 2014 | Jodi Whitworth
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)DES MOINES, Iowa Ė His name is growing in popularity across the country and across the state and on Saturday Dr. Ben Carson was back in Des Moines for the second time since August. He spoke tonight at the ďCelebrate the FamilyĒ dinner event hosted by The Family Leader. The retired neuro surgeon confirms heís thinking about running for president in 2016 but didnít go into detail during his speech. Carson spoke for 45 minutes on several issues; faith and government, health and education. He says, ďReally the thing that is going to save America, is going to be the...
  • Ben Carson: Obama ĎVery Much Like Putiní With Executive Amnesty

    11/23/2014 2:22:07 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Al Weaver
    One day after President Barack Obama announced his plan for executive action on immigration, potential GOP candidate Ben Carson compared the presidentís actions to those of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Carson made the comments Friday to the Christian Broadcasting Network. ďYou work for the people, they donít work for you,Ē said Carson when asked what he would tell the president if he had the chance. ďConstitutional authority, you think he has overstepped that in many instances?Ē asked the CBN host to Carson. ďWithout question. Hopefully the legislators in Congress will understand what they need to doÖThey need to have a...
  • Bush Strategist Matthew Dowd & Katrina vanden Heuvel Agree: Ben Carson Should Run (vid)

    11/23/2014 12:49:38 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 59 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Real Clear Politics
    On Sunday's broadcast of ABC's This Week, there was a consensus moment between former President Bush's chief re-election strategist Matthew Dowd and Katrina vanden Heuvel, publisher of the liberal magazine The Nation: Dr. Ben Carson should run for president.
  • Itís OFFICIAL: Dr. Ben Carson has switched parties

    11/22/2014 2:58:24 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 43 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 11/22/2014 | Jon E Dougherty
    When he challenged President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast, Dr. Ben Carson, neurosurgeon extraordinaire, became an overnight sensation in conservative circles. Here was a super-accomplished African American man who dared to serve as a culturally conservative counterbalance to the most Left-wing president in the modern era.
  • Ben Carson's Fans Await Him in Iowa [link only]

    11/22/2014 1:04:13 PM PST · by grundle · 7 replies
    bloomberg.com [link only] | November 22, 2014
    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2014-11-22/ben-carsons-fans-await-him-in-iowa
  • Ben Carson tries to get right on gun rights

    11/21/2014 4:28:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 21, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    If we had any doubts that Ben Carson was running for president, Iím pretty sure they can be laid to rest now. A person who planned on either continuing their work as a neurosurgeon, going into the ministry or just retiring wouldnít be hosting a conference call ahead of a trip to Iowa to assure everyone that heís on board with Second Amendment rights. The confusion and accusations arose from a 2013 interview that Carson did with Glenn Beck where he was asked about who should be able to own a semi-automatic rifle. ďIt depends on where you live,Ē Carson...
  • Ben Carson: ďFounding Fathers Would Turn Over in Their GravesĒ if They Saw Pro-Abortion...

    11/21/2014 12:13:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    life news ^ | 11/21/14 | Martha Schieber
    FULL TITLE: Ben Carson: ďFounding Fathers Would Turn Over in Their GravesĒ if They Saw Pro-Abortion America Today One week ago news outlets were reporting Dr. Ben Carson had put his hat in the ring for the U.S. presidency. Turns out they were wrong, if not premature. The world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon told a Vitae Foundation audience Sunday night that the focus of his life has been medicine and saving lives. ďIím always delighted to be doing things with Vitae because it is saving lives. I want to thank everyone for participating in that effort,Ē Dr. Carson told the sold out...
  • Iowa Caucuses: 2016 opening odds

    11/18/2014 9:12:15 PM PST · by iowamark · 51 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/18/2014 | Steve Deace
    The main event is finally here. The race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is now underway. This is shaping up to be the strongest field of Republican challengers in recent memory. After the GOPís strong showing in the 2014 midterms, the list of those who sense an opportunity, and want to seize it to run in 2016, is both long and distinguished. While the Democrat presidential primary is essentially Hillary Clinton (their 2008 also-ran) or bust, the Republicans have a deep bench of potential standard-bearers... Though it may seem early to some to already be posting odds on the...
  • ĎConservative Heroí Ben Carson To Beck: You Have No Right To Semi-Automatic Weapons In Large Cities

    11/12/2014 8:29:24 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 117 replies
    Mediate ^ | March 3rd, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    Appearing on Glenn Beck‚Äės radio show this past week, Dr. Benjamin Carson took a vastly different stance from most conservatives on the issue of gun control, claiming you shouldn‚Äôt be able to own semi-automatic weapons in large cities.Carson became a newfound conservative hero last month when he spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast and laid out a series of criticisms of ObamaCare, political correctness, and tax policy right in front of the president himself. Many called the speech ‚Äúinappropriate‚ÄĚ given the apolitical nature of the event, but many conservatives lauded Carson for his ‚Äúbold‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúsensible‚ÄĚ suggestions for policy...
  • Dr. Ben Carson: My Prescription for Immigration Reform

    11/12/2014 8:11:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/12/2014 | Ben Carson
    We have all heard it said many times that America is a land of immigrants ó some voluntary and some involuntary, but immigrants nevertheless. We have plenty of space in our country, but insufficient resources to support everyone who wants to come here. When we see innocent children used as political pawns, it still tugs at our heartstrings, which is the desired intent. The real question is: What are we going to do about it? Immigration reform has been a very tough issue, as well as a political football, and it has produced governmental stalemates and no useful solutions for...
  • Conservatives Should Stop Searching for a Hero

    11/10/2014 12:35:47 PM PST · by Kevin C · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/7/20104 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    ĎThe 2016 race for the White House has already gotten started,Ē ABCís Shushannah Walshe suggested today, ďand it looks like Dr. Ben Carson is first in the ring.Ē ďCarson,Ē Walshe records, ďfirst became a conservative star when last year he created a buzz at the National Prayer Breakfast when in front of an audience that included President Obama and Vice President Biden he spoke out about political correctness, health care and taxes.Ē My colleague Jay Nordlinger likes to gripe that ďyou should run for presidentĒ is uttered far too swiftly on the right nowadays, the injunction tending to follow almost...
  • Fox News cuts ties with Ben Carson

    11/09/2014 2:50:39 AM PST · by MikeinMotley · 152 replies
    Wapo ^ | Nov 7, 2014 | Erik Wemple
    Following an ABC News report that Fox News contributor Ben Carson is set to air an hourlong ad/documentary* ďintroducing himself to the American peopleĒ as part of a 2016 Republican presidential bid, Fox News has cut ties with him, according to aFox spokeswoman. The video is titled ďA Breath of Fresh Air: A New Prescription for AmericaĒ and, according to ABC News, will be heavily biographical, addressing Carsonís ďrise from being born to a single mother with a poor childhood in Detroit to director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins for almost 40 years, known for his work separating conjoined...
  • Dr. Carson's announcement flushes out the racist Uncle Toms on the left

    11/07/2014 1:34:24 PM PST · by Maceman · 48 replies
    For those who haven't heard, today Ben Carson announced that he's officially running for president. I was over at DU, and happened to see their thread on the subject. I was so appalled, I just had to post a link to it here. So here's what Carson will be up against from the left if he should happen to win the primary (personally, though, I'm a Ted Cruz guy). Ben Carson, the latest Republican black toy I find it really interesting that the left is actually questioning Carson's obvious intelligence. As far as I can tell, virtually all conservative black...
  • It's Official (He's Running) Dr. Ben Carson Just Made a Major Announcement

    11/07/2014 11:52:08 AM PST · by Din Maker · 183 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | November 7, 2014
    Dr. Ben Carson, the famous neurosurgeon and conservative super star, has made a major announcement: HE IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT! Officially, Carson Ė who just became a Republican after spending years as an Independent Ė is ready to challenge the policies of President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. And it all begins with a 40-minute long television special he is sponsoring to introduce himself: The documentary titled ďA Breath of Fresh Air: A New Prescription for AmericaĒ will air in 22 states and Washington, DC. The paid video will detail some of his biography and family life, including his rise...
  • Ben Carson May be First Pro-Life Republican Candidate to Run for President in 2016

    11/07/2014 7:44:17 AM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 11/6/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Go to any conservative or Republican event and youíre bound to find conservative activists who have a petition, a table, or a book touting pro-life doctor Ben Carson as a potential GOP presidential candidate. The calls for Carson to run have been resounding for years and now it appears the pro-life physician has heard them and may be seriously considering putting together a presidential campaign. ABC News reports today that Carson plans to air a 40-minute video this weekend introducing himself to Americans. The documentary titled ďA Breath of Fresh Air: A New Prescription for AmericaĒ will air in 22...
  • Ben Carson Officially Switches Political Parties

    11/06/2014 9:58:17 AM PST · by forbushalltheway · 89 replies
    wnd.com ^ | November 5, 2014 | Joe Kovacs
    Itís not just the United States Senate that switched political parties on Election Day. Ben Carson, the neurosurgeon and conservative phenomenon who rocketed to fame when he challenged Barack Obama at a prayer breakfast last year, also officially changed his political affiliation, moving from independent to Republican. The step is another indication Carson may run for president in 2016. Carson, whose career was spent as a doctor at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Maryland, filed the paperwork in his new home county of Palm Beach, Florida, a traditional Democratic Party stronghold. ďItís truly a pragmatic move because I have to...
  • Meet Ben Carson: First Republican to Throw His Hat in 2016 Ring

    11/06/2014 8:00:12 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 90 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/6/14 | SHUSHANNAH WALSHE
    Yes, the 2016 race for the White House has already gotten started -- and it looks like Dr. Ben Carson is first in the ring. Carson, a famous pediatric neurosurgeon and conservative political star, will air a nearly 40 minute-long ad introducing himself to the American people this weekend, an aide to Carson confirms to ABC News.
  • Romney Leads Scattered 2016 GOP Field

    10/19/2014 12:40:55 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 91 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 19, 2014 | Ryan Struyk
    That would be Mitt Romney, supported for the GOP nomination by 21 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. Thatís double the support of his closest potential rival, but it also leaves 79 percent who prefer one of 13 other possible candidates tested, or none of them. When Romney is excluded from the race, his supporters scatter, adding no clarity to the GOP free-for-all. In that scenario former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul have 12 or 13 percent support from leaned Republicans who are registered to vote. All others have support in...
  • A Conversation With Dr. Ben Carson About Ebola

    10/19/2014 8:36:40 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 22 replies
    liveleak.com ^ | 10/19/14 | Hugh Hewitt
    A Conversation With Dr. Ben Carson About Ebola Hugh Hewitt A Conversation With Dr. Ben Carson About Ebola Dr. Ben Carson joined me on Fridayís show to discuss the Ebola cases. HH: I am joined by Dr. Ben Carson. Dr. Carson, welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt Show. BC: Thank you. Always good to be with you. HH: Dr. youíre such a well-established and well-regarded national figure, the professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, the head of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University. Youíve won the Presidential Medal of Freedom. You did the National Prayer Breakfast. You wrote One Nation....
  • Ben Carson group outraises Ready for Hillary by 60%

    10/18/2014 3:58:08 AM PDT · by grundle · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 16, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Update: The top Democratic draft committee, Ready for Hillary, didn't come close to raising the $3.3 million announced by the Draft Ben Carson for President Committee, according to the pro-Clinton group. Ready for Hillary declared late Wednesday that it added $2 million to their war chest in the past quarter, $1.3 million less than the Carson take. The Draft Ben Carson for President Committee, which has been urging the celebrated doctor and Obamacare critic to run, on Tuesday said it has surpassed $10 million in donations. And at least one news outlet reports that he is on the ďvergeĒ of...
  • Listen to Dr. Ben Carsonís Response When Asked If He Would Accept Surgeon General Under Obama

    10/17/2014 6:36:07 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 29 replies
    www.TheBlaze.com ^ | 17 October, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    When radio host Hugh Hewitt asked Dr. Ben Carson if he would accept the U.S. surgeon general nomination from President Barack Obama, the famous neurosurgeon was definitive in his response. ďNo, no,Ē Carson replied immediately. ďBecause if I would, if I were going to serve in that position, I would have to serve under someone that I trusted.Ē Hewitt pressed further: ďIf he said I will not interfere with the guidance you give, we need someone to rally the country around being calm and appropriately prepared, youíd really, youíd say no to the president of the United States?Ē ďYes, absolutely,Ē...
  • From the Detroit Ghetto to Respected Neurosurgeon, Story of Dr. Ben Carson

    10/17/2014 5:09:33 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 2 replies
    The New American ^ | 19 March 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    A remarkable book titled Gifted Hands tells the personal story of Benjamin Carson, a black kid from the Detroit ghetto who went on to become a renowned neurosurgeon. At one time young Ben Carson had the lowest grades in his middle school class, and was the butt of teasing by his white classmates. Worse yet, he himself believed that he was just not smart enough to do the work. Fortunately for him, his mother, whose own education went no further than the third grade, insisted that he was smart. She cut off the television set and made him and...
  • A Cruz/Carson Ticket.Would This Be The GOP's Best Chance To Win In 2016?

    10/03/2014 4:20:25 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 131 replies
    Whether it's Cruz/Carson or Carson/Cruz, the Democrat ticket will have reason to worry. An Hispanic&Black ticket is the GOP's best hope to beat Hillary, or who ever is the nominee. This ticket will have the left leaning media in a state of panic. They can't bash a minority ticket. And what will Debbie Wasserman do? Accuse Ted and Ben of wife beating? If Hillary is the nominee and she is up against Cruz/Carson, will be interesting to see how she tries to tear down the first "Black/Hispanic Ticket".
  • Carson: Anarchy could threaten 2016 vote

    09/28/2014 6:10:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | September 28, 2014 | Timothy Cama
    Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson said Sunday that the 2016 presidential election might not happen due to anarchy. His remarks on ďFox News SundayĒ followed an interview two days earlier on Fox News Radio, during which he speculated that there may be no election because ďthere may be so much anarchy going on.Ē ďI hope that thatís not going to be the case, but certainly, there is the potential,Ē Carson said Sunday, prompted by host Chris Wallace. ďBecause you have to recognize that we have a rapidly increasing national debt, a very unstable financial foundation and you have all these...