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  • Conservatives encouraging presidential bid by surgeon outraise rivals

    04/17/2014 8:13:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 17, 2014 | By Andy Sullivan
    If money is any indication, a prominent Baltimore doctor with no political experience is an early front-runner in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. A group encouraging retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to run for president raised $2.4 million in the first three months of this year, more than the group backing Hillary Clinton or those affiliated with Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and other potential candidates, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission. Carson, 62, has emerged as a prominent African-American conservative commentator. He appears regularly on Fox News and writes a weekly column for the conservative Washington Times newspaper. Carson's...
  • Ben Carson: White House wanted apology for ‘offending’ Obama

    04/17/2014 8:21:44 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/15/14 | Alex Pappas
    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...
  • Ben Carson; Trayvon Martin case should makes us reconsider what weapons (truncated)

    04/16/2014 3:47:37 AM PDT · by mazda77 · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/15/2014 | Jamie Weinstein
    “I can remember times when I would be walking in a white neighborhood and in short order a police car would show up, undoubtedly summoned by a concerned onlooker. Unfortunately, this and worse still happens today, as evidenced by the Trayvon Martin case. ”
  • Carson for president backers report $4 million raised, campaign apparatus into place

    04/13/2014 12:48:55 AM PDT · by kingattax · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 12, 2014
    Conservatives frustrated with the direction of the country think Dr. Ben Carson can change the course by winning the 2016 presidential race. Now they just have to convince him. The group,, a super PAC, has already raised $4 million toward a Carson bid for the Republican nomination and has collected 200,000 signatures for a petition to get him to join the race. John Philip Sousa IV, the group’s national chairman, said Tuesday that members are working Carson on an almost daily basis, sending along petition-drive updates and hundreds of “clamorings” for him to run, received through letters, Facebook postings...
  • Dr. Ben Carson: First, Stop the Train -- Conservatives need to stop squabbling

    04/09/2014 7:14:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 182 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/09/2014 | Dr. Ben Carson
    Imagine a situation in which an earthquake destroys a suspension bridge over a deep canyon. A passenger train is speeding toward the location, and those in charge realize there is a potential problem ahead but choose instead to argue about the ambient temperature in the passenger cars, the food service, and whether they will reach their final destination on time. A few people are quite disturbed when they learn of the tragedy about to unfold if the train isn’t halted, but they are labeled as “alarmists” who really are not sophisticated enough to understand the situation. Obviously, I am referring...
  • CARSON: Blacks must reject purveyors of dependency, victimhood

    04/02/2014 6:35:22 AM PDT · by don-o · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1 , 2014 | Ben Carson
    Divide and conquer is an age-old strategy, effectively used by many in positions of power to ensure that they retain their wealth and authority. During the dark days of slavery in America, there were many geographic areas where the number of slaves significantly surpassed the number of whites and slave owners. This occasioned appropriate anxiety for the owners, who cleverly sowed seeds of discord among the different groups of slaves in an attempt to effectively destroy unity. For example, field slaves were told that the house slaves thought of themselves as superior. This worked in most cases, although there were...
  • CARSON: Expanding our energy resources serves peace

    03/26/2014 9:13:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 25, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    Changing geopolitics cannot be managed by leading from behindWhile the media have been focused on the missing Malaysian aircraft, massive alterations in the world’s geopolitical terrain are underway simultaneously. The annexation of Crimea by Russia should not have been a surprise for anyone who suspects that President Vladimir Putin is trying to re-establish a powerful Soviet-style empire. When he aggressively attacked Georgia in 2008 after both Georgia and Ukraine failed to obtain NATO admission at the Bucharest Summit, we should have realized that his goals were not limited to one territory. I suspect that he is now calculating an excuse...
  • The New York Meeting: Fred Thompson, Ben Carson

    03/22/2014 10:11:22 AM PDT · by iowamark · 2 replies
    "The New York Meeting is a nationally-recognized gathering of elected officials, journalists, business leaders and conservative authors in New York City at The Grand Hyatt, run by Mallory Factor and O’Brien Murray. The New York Meeting identifies leaders and generates ideas for the future of our nation and gets to the core of the most important issues facing the nation. This monthly hour and half meeting consists of five 15 minute segments with America’s leaders—Senators, Governors, Congressman, newsmakers, journalists and celebrated authors, Each speaker addresses the meeting and then, answer questions from a panel of noted journalists and the invited...
  • CARSON: Political correctness and the slavery of Obamacare

    03/19/2014 9:06:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    Speech taboos are meant to silence patriotic dissentWhen I was in high school in Detroit, there was a great deal of emphasis on clothing. As I became increasingly interested in fitting in with the “in crowd,” fashion supplanted academic achievement in my hierarchy of importance. My grades plummeted and I became a person who was less pleasant and more self-absorbed. My mother was very disappointed, because she thought I had enough insight and intelligence to avoid the flypaper trap of acting like everyone else. Fortunately, after wasting a year pursuing acceptance, I realized that my dreams went far beyond silk...
  • Save our Healthcare

    03/19/2014 7:19:57 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 2 replies
    American Legacy PAC ^ | 19 March 2014 | areukiddingme1
    When I spoke just feet away from President Obama about the dangers of political correctness at last year’s National Prayer Breakfast, many were surprised. After all, my background is medicine, not politics. But it doesn’t take a brain surgeon like me to see that America is facing serious problems. And right now, the number one problem is Obamacare. Dropped coverage, failing websites, skyrocketing premiums - the list goes on and on. I wish I could snap my fingers and make Obamacare disappear tomorrow, but we both know that won’t happen. That’s why we’re launching Save our Healthcare - a national...
  • Exclusive – Dr. Ben Carson: Our Government Is Like 'Nazi Germany'

    Following a standing ovation at his address to the standing-room-only crowd, Dr. Ben Carson said that the current state of our government and institutions are "very much like Nazi Germany." Carson says, “You had the government using its tools to intimidate the population. We now live in a society where people are afraid to say what they actually believe.” Carson warns that our country is in a precarious position, and that political correctness coupled with government intimidation prevents open and honest dialogue.
  • The Profligate Path to Servitude

    03/12/2014 4:52:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | March 12, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    As a teenager, I began a new lifelong routine of starting and ending each day reading from the book of Proverbs, which, of course, was written by Solomon, a very wise man. Interestingly, my parents gave me the middle name of Solomon -- not that I claim even a modicum of his wisdom. After Solomon became the king of Israel, he gained great renown when two women came before him claiming to be the mother of the same infant. Solomon decreed that the baby should be divided and half given to each woman, at which time the real mother immediately...
  • CARSON: Why those in power should act like adults

    02/26/2014 9:13:21 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 25, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    Thwarting excessive government intervention is keyMost of us can remember feeling that someone had done us a great injustice. On those occasions, we want nothing more than to exact revenge. I remember being unfairly treated as a lowly ROTC cadet by one of the sergeants who resented the fact that my brother had been promoted to captain and company commander over him. I was very ambitious and worked extremely hard, resulting in my promotion in record time to the rank of colonel and city executive officer. This individual was now firmly under my command and I could have wreaked havoc...
  • Carson tells Kingsport audience, 'Courage is what we need in America'

    02/26/2014 5:11:46 AM PST · by don-o · 10 replies
    Kingsport TN Times News ^ | February 25, 2014 | J. H. Osborne
    KINGSPORT — It was standing room only Tuesday evening for “America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made this Nation Great,” a presentation by world- renowned neurosurgeon and best-selling author Dr. Benjamin S. Carson. “The bottom line is courage,” Carson said at one point. “Courage is what we need in America today.” Based on his recent book, Carson’s presentation — free and open to the public at Eastman’s Toy F. Reid Employee Center — was sponsored by Eastman Chemical Co. in commemoration of Black History Month. “It is our privilege to host Dr. Carson here in the Tri-Cities region,” Etta Clark, ECC...
  • CARSON: Beyond affirmative action to colorblindness

    02/19/2014 8:54:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 18, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    ‘Compassionate action’ could usher in a genuinely fair societyAs a child growing up in Detroit and Boston, I had many opportunities to experience the ugly face of racism and witnessed the devastating toll exacted by its mean-spirited nature. I was a victim of the racism of low expectations for black children, but in retrospect, I can see that many of those attitudes were based on ignorance. Large numbers of white people actually believed that blacks were intellectually inferior, and there were a host of other inaccurate beliefs that whites held about blacks and that blacks held about whites. It is...
  • Ben Carson: Obama officials 'acting like Gestapo'

    02/08/2014 5:39:17 PM PST · by Innovative · 60 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Feb 7, 2014 | Joseph Farah
    Dr. Ben Carson, the brain surgeon turned popular political analyst, told WND Obama administration officials are “acting like the Gestapo” with the Justice Department indictment of Dinesh D’Souza coupled with the Internal Revenue Service’s political targeting of the administration’s critics. “I believe we are dealing with an extremely corrupt administration,” he said. Dr. Carson himself became the subject of an IRS audit after criticizing Barack Obama’s policies at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington last year.
  • Paul, Palin, West and Carson: 32 names crowd GOP presidential straw poll

    02/07/2014 2:33:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 7, 2014 | Jennifer Harper
    The names on this survey suggest the Republican National Committee is ready for some big tent thinking. Can they attract tea party folks, libertarian leaners and conservative Democrats? This roster offers two Pauls - both Ron and Rand. And Sarah Palin, John Bolton, Allen West and Ben Carson. A sleeping giant awakening? The RNC appears to be on war footing as the competitive gleam in chairman Reince Priebus‘ eye grows ever brighter. All the proper political weaponry is appearing: prowess in social media, a feisty presence online and in broadcast, strategic information gathering, image-crafting, brand-burnishing, merchandising. “Innovate or die,” declares...
  • The Obamas show their spiritual side at the National Prayer Breakfast

    02/06/2014 6:18:50 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/6/14 | Leslie Larson
    President Obama and the First Lady joined thousands from the Washington elite early Thursday for the National Prayer Breakfast, an event that hit a decidedly more spiritual tone in 2014 than the highly politicized spirit at the 2013 occasion.  The first couple was joined by Vice President Joe Biden for the annual affair, with USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah slated as the keynote speaker. Conservative pundit Dr. Ben Carson was the keynote speaker at the 2013 affair. He was criticized by some for using his speech to criticize the President's healthcare reform instead of delivering a spiritual message.
  • CARSON: The enduring spirit of the Tea Parties

    02/05/2014 8:58:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 4, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    Time hasn’t dimmed liberty set afire in Boston HarborThe famous Boston Tea Party involved disgruntled colonists who felt unfairly treated by the British Motherland, which was imposing an ever-increasing burden of taxation with little or no input from those being taxed. The British reasoned that they were offering protection to the colonies and, therefore, the taxes were justified. Because the British Empire was almost continuously expanding and engaging in warfare, a great deal of revenue was required. There appeared to be enormous natural resources and the capacity to develop them in the New World, and the monarch thought these could...
  • 5 People and Groups Abused By the Government For Opposing Obama

    02/04/2014 5:26:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | February 4, 2014 | John Hawkins
    It's not happenstance or coincidence that Obama and his administration are illegally using neutral government agencies to go after their political adversaries. If it were, they wouldn't be taking the 5th, stonewalling Congress and putting political hacks in charge of their internal investigations. The most important remaining questions about the Obama Administration's attacks on its foes are how far up the ladder they go and whether any impeachable offenses were committed in the process. Given that the mainstream media is essentially an arm of the Democrat Party and that the House Republicans have been about as aggressive as a baby...
  • CARSON: Obama is wrong that raising minimum wage will fix income inequality

    01/29/2014 9:07:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 28, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    Opportunity, not entitlements, is the path forwardThere has been much discussion about income inequality recently. President Obama seems to think that we can make significant progress in eliminating poverty by raising the minimum wage, as his State of the Union address highlighted. Many hope that through a simple declaration, the poor can be elevated to a higher social status. Such people fail to realize that pay is associated with value — otherwise, we could just pay everybody $1 million a year and let everybody be rich. In a capitalistic society, those individuals who produce the wherewithal to obtain income tend...
  • CARSON: A physician’s view on the sanctity of life (A Must Read)

    01/22/2014 8:59:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 22, 2013 | Ben S. Carson
    The thought of abortion for convenience is repugnantSeveral years ago, I was consulted by a young woman who was 33 weeks pregnant and was on her way to Kansas get an abortion. I informed her of the multiple options available to her outside of abortion and she decided to go through with the pregnancy even though the child had hydrocephalus and required neurosurgical intervention after birth a few weeks later. She kept the baby and loves the beautiful child that has resulted. A couple of decades ago, I came into the pediatric Intensive Care Unit on morning rounds and was...
  • CARSON: America is dragged down by Obama regulations

    01/15/2014 9:54:29 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    When government grows too large, dependency replaces achievementWhen I was in high school in Detroit, I had a job as a biology laboratory assistant. I spent a substantial amount of time in the greenhouse, preparing botany experiments. I had acquired some seeds of an interesting plant and was anxious to use them to produce my own crop of these plants. I planted the seeds in a special container and kept enriching the soil and providing plenty of moisture and sunlight to enhance and accelerate the growth. I was very disappointed with the results and eventually abandoned the project, leaving the...
  • CARSON: Are all the president’s critics racists?

    01/08/2014 8:54:23 AM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 7, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    It’s time to ignore the inflammatory rhetoric of the haters and dividersA few years ago, I was participating in a national radio interview when the questioner asked me, “Dr. Carson, I notice that you don’t speak very often about race. Why is that?” I replied, “It’s because I’m a neurosurgeon.” The puzzled look on her face demanded further clarification. I proceeded to explain that when I take a patient to the operating room and open the cranium, exposing the brain, I am operating on the actual thing that makes that person who they are. The hair, scalp and skull bones...
  • CARSON: Thinking for ourselves--The rewards of independence and common sense are many

    01/01/2014 4:36:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    he Washington Times ^ | December 31, 2013 | Ben S. Carson
    Earlier this year, one of the mainstream media networks was planning to do a special on my retirement from neurosurgery. They recorded a lecture that I gave at my medical school, as well as one given at a high school in Detroit. They also accompanied me to my old neighborhoods, where many of the neighbors came out to greet me and talk about old times. I was struck by some of the comments I heard, including the notion that I always had lofty dreams that seemed unrealistic, but that others enjoyed hearing about anyway. Someone else told me that they...
  • CARSON: The feeling behind ‘Merry Christmas’--A wish of good cheer is not meant to offend

    12/25/2013 12:13:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 24, 2013 | Ben S. Carson
    When I was a kid growing up in Detroit and Boston, there were multiple Christmas celebrations in public school. Everyone participated in the celebrations, including the Jews and the many individuals of Middle Eastern descent. Christmas carols were sung, presents were exchanged and food was consumed in a partylike atmosphere. There were very few people stoking the fires of sensitivity or trying to make everyone feel different. There’s nothing wrong with diversity, but there is also nothing wrong with unity and enjoying overarching fun and good will. When someone said “Merry Christmas,” it was regarded as a salutation of good...
  • CARSON: To counter coarseness, choose civility - The many give in to media-promoted indecency

    12/18/2013 11:22:41 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 17, 2013 | Ben S. Carson
    As a youngster, I remember being taught to offer your seat on the bus to any elderly person. It was not unusual to see people offering to help carry a heavy or awkward box when a perfect stranger was obviously struggling with one. In today’s culture, it would not be unusual for the stranger to encounter harsh criticism instead of help, because he failed to appropriately plan the transport of the heavy box. What has produced the coarsening of attitudes in modern society? Are the crude and mean-spirited comments heard on television and read in the print media having an...
  • CARSON: Getting to the top by starting at the bottom

    12/04/2013 8:45:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 3, 2013 | Ben S. Carson
    The lessons learned in youth jobs can pay off laterI vividly remember as a teenager obtaining my first job with a regular paycheck as a high school biology-laboratory assistant. It’s hard to describe how excited I was to be receiving a salary and contributing to the upkeep of my family’s household, but the biggest thrill was doing something important while at the same time acquiring many skills that would prove useful in the future. Through the kindness and interest of my high school science teachers, I gained great familiarity with many scientific techniques that enabled me to acquire a job...
  • CARSON: A health care lemon: Americans have a right to an Obamacare refund

    11/27/2013 8:50:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 26, 2013 | Ben S. Carson
    When I was a teenager, my mother broke her own rule of never buying someone else’s trouble and purchased a used car. We were quite excited because it was beautiful and sleek, and it was a convertible. The salesman said the car was practically new and was the deal of the century. Before long, it was discovered that the engine was completely shot, and the car was essentially a beautiful piece of junk. The salesman did not know my mother, and in the end, gladly refunded her money and took the car back. This kind of story is, of course,...
  • CARSON: Forget party loyalties, let’s save America

    11/20/2013 7:13:42 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11-20-13 | Ben S. Carson
    When I was a teenager, we loved to play baseball, and in my neighborhood there were two teams. Both of them were quite good, but they were bitter rivals. It was not uncommon for fights to break out when they played each other. On one very memorable day, a very boastful team from another neighborhood challenged our neighborhood to a game. Their team was quite formidable by reputation, and neither of our teams would likely have been able to beat them. We decided to put aside our differences and use our strongest players to form one neighborhood team to take...
  • CARSON: Heeding the warning signs of America’s dramatic decline

    11/13/2013 8:53:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 12, 2013 | Ben S. Carson
    What do the following five things have in common? The highest corporate-tax rate in the world; high personal and small-business taxes; the Affordable Care Act; an oppressive regulatory atmosphere with intimidation rather than help from the government; and overly aggressive environmental-protection policies. These five things — along with the devaluing of the U.S. dollar by the constant printing of money backed up by nothing but reputation — are largely responsible for an extremely sluggish economy that has little hope of improvement without a drastic change in economic philosophy. I was recently talking to a couple of very well-known entrepreneurs who...
  • Ted Cruz and Ben Carson, a 2016 dream team

    11/04/2013 4:49:31 PM PST · by rhema · 73 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11/4/13 | Star Parker
    The presidential election of 2016 will be a defining moment for the nation and for the Republican Party. Not so for the Democratic Party. There's no controversy among Democrats about what America should be and what their party is about: big government, welfare state socialism and secular humanism. The only question about the Democratic presidential ticket is which welfare state socialist, secular humanist the party will nominate. The picture for Republicans is more complex, and this makes Democrats happy. They see Republican Party dissension as division and weakness, which, in their view, can only help Democrats. Key issues divide Republicans...
  • CARSON: Your government is morbidly obese

    10/30/2013 9:35:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 29, 2013 | Ben S. Carson
    We have all heard the news stories about people so morbidly obese that they could not exit their house or apartment. I remember one story of a person who had to be lifted out with a crane after a wall was removed. These people are addicted to eating, and in some cases, ate incessantly even though they knew that they were jeopardizing their health and eventually, their lives. They grew so large that they were barely able to move and rendered themselves largely useless except as a food-disposal unit. This reminds me of our federal government, which was once agile...
  • National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee (Vanity)

    10/28/2013 12:14:10 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 23 replies
    self | 10/28/2013 | self
    I rec'd a petition and request for funds from a Committee to draft Ben Carson for president. Has anyone else rec'd one?
  • Dr. Ben Carson on ObamaCare's impact on America

    10/18/2013 7:43:35 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-18-2013 | Fox & Friends
    Are Americans feeling the pain?
  • CARSON: Did you really hear what I said?: America’s so tired of intimidation, distraction games

    10/16/2013 9:18:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 15, 2013 | Ben S. Carson
    Many can remember as youngsters doing something wrong, for which they knew punishment was deserved. In order to avoid the punishment, they would try to create a diversion of some type in order to distract the attention of parents or teachers who, hopefully, would not notice or would forget about the original infraction. The PC world of the secular progressives still uses this tactic quite effectively when they try to refocus attention on an individual or organization that opposes their agenda. This was certainly the case last week, when at the Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C., I stated that...
  • Ben Carson Warns: ‘Socialized Medicine Is Keystone to Establishment of a Socialist State’

    10/11/2013 6:03:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 11, 2013 - 3:29 PM | James Beattie and Michael W. Chapman
    Dr. Ben Carson, the former director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University and Hospital, drew a parallel between Obamacare and “socialized medicine” and cited Communist leader Vladimir Lenin’s support for government-run health care as the “keystone to the establishment of a socialist state.” Speaking at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Dr. Carson said that Obamacare “was never about healthcare. It was about control,” and making all Americans “subservient to the government.” He then commented on why the Democrat-dominant Congress in 2010 moved swiftly to pass the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. “And why did they...
  • Ben Carson Values Voter Summit 2013 FULL SPEECH. Carson Compares Obamacare To Slavery

    10/11/2013 1:17:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/1/13 | HD NEWS
    Ben Carson Values Voter Summit 2013 FULL SPEECH. obamacare slavery. Dr. Ben Carson, a conservative commentator and neurosurgeon,Ben Carson, fresh off signing a new contributor contract with Fox News, told the crowd that Obamacare is "the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery." In fact, Carson said, "in a way, it is slavery, because it is making all of us subservient to the government." He went to explain that the Affordable Care Act "was never about health care, it was about control." For Carson it all comes down to a quote from Vladimir Lenin, who said, "Socialized...
  • Ben Carson: Obamacare is ‘Slavery’

    10/11/2013 3:12:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 11, 2013 | Abby D. Phillip
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Ben Carson is probably best known for his work as a neurosurgeon, but in recent months he has become a conservative firebrand and today he offered some controversial red meat to the audience at the Values Voter Summit in Washington. Carson, who is a contributor to Fox News, assailed president Obama’s health care law, saying it is akin to slavery. “I have to tell you, you know Obamacare is really, I think, the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery,” Carson said. “And it is slavery in a way because it is making all of us subservient...
  • CARSON: Dr. Ben’s prescription for shutdown pain

    10/09/2013 8:59:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2013 | Ben S. Carson
    A few weeks ago, I arrived from Europe at one of the Washington area’s international airports. The wait in the customs line approached an hour, because there was only one customs agent working as more than 20 of the booths stood empty. I was told by a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent that this was a result of sequestration and it was designed to inflict maximum inconvenience on travelers so they would realize no part of the federal budget can be cut without horrible consequences. In similar fashion, the current government shutdown over disagreements about Obamacare has caused many “nonessential”...
  • Obamacare's Implementation Threatens A Golden Age For The Healing Arts

    10/06/2013 7:47:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 6, 2013 | By Dr. Ben Carson & Rep. Michael Burgess
    Medical practice and healthcare policy are on a collision course. From an intellectual perspective, we are entering a golden age of the healing arts. The full promise of genomic medicine informing diagnosis and treatment beckons from just over the horizon. Younger physicians, just entering practice, have the ability to alleviate human suffering that no generation of doctors has ever previously known. But not so fast. The administration of health care policy, and ultimately dollars, are also undergoing a generational shift. But this shift is founded on some of the most irrational politics this country has ever seen. Future generations observing...
  • Ben Carson's IRS Audit Can't Possibly Be Coincidence

    10/04/2013 4:44:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies ^ | October 4, 2013 | IBD Editorial
    IRS Abuse: It doesn't take a brain surgeon to know that the IRS audit of Dr. Ben Carson can't be a mere coincidence. In any powerful syndicate, the capos know who to whack without the godfather ordering it. The only way the FBI could put Gambino crime family boss John Gotti in prison was to bug an old lady's apartment in New York's Little Italy and record him giving orders to kill. But until the FBI bugs the West Wing of the White House, or the Treasury building next door, or the Internal Revenue Service's headquarters a few blocks to...
  • IRS targeted Dr. Ben Carson after Prayer Breakfast speech

    10/03/2013 10:23:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 3, 2013 | John Solomon
    Just months after he gave a speech earlier this year that challenged America’s leadership in President Obama’s presence, Dr. Ben Carson was targeted by IRS agents who requested to review his real estate holdings and then conducted a full audit without finding any wrongdoing. “I guess it could be a coincidence, but I never had been audited before and never really had any encounters with the IRS,” Dr. Carson said in an interview Thursday with The Washington Times. “But it certainly would make one suspicious because we know now the IRS has been used for political purposes and therefore actions...
  • Ben Carson: 'I had my first encounter with the IRS' after challenging Obama

    10/01/2013 8:01:05 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 1, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    At an event in Birmingham, Ala. Monday night, former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson revealed that he had received a visit from the Internal Revenue Service following his much-noted remarks at a National Prayer Breakfast earlier this year. “I had my first encounter with the IRS this year, unsurprisingly after the prayer breakfast,” Carson told an audience that at the annual Business Council of Alabama Chairman’s Dinner, according to a report from Cliff Sims of the Montgomery, Ala.-based Yellowhammer News Carson’s February speech February made him a conservative darling for criticizing President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care reform law, while...
  • Dr. Ben Carson: ObamaCare not for and by the people

    09/21/2013 6:37:53 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Fox News -- On the Record with Greta ^ | Sept 20, 2013 | Dr. Ben Carson & Greta Van Susteren
    CARSON:...the founders of the Soviet Union ran into opposition, as well. And they felt that they knew better than the people did, and if they could force upon the people their way of thinking, that the people would eventually come to accept it. And this is basically what's going on with ObamaCare. ...I thought that America was supposed to be for, of and by the people. I thought it was supposed to be people-centric and not government-centric. And I think there are a lot of other Americans who agree with me on that. And you know, if we sit by...
  • Allen West, Ben Carson and Bill Whittle are Obstructionists (?)

    08/12/2013 11:34:09 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 6 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 12, 2013 | danmillerinpanama
    This is another “guest post” by The Very Honorable Ima Librul, Senator from the State of Confusion Utopia. He was the first person of consequence to announce changes to the Bill of Rights enacted by President Obama and we are honored to have a post of this caliber by a quintessential Librul such as the Senator. He is a charter member of President Obama’s Go For It Team, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the Meretricious Relations Subcommittee. He is also justly proud of his expertise in the care and breeding of unicorns, for which his...
  • With friends like these… Another viewpoint on Martin Luther King

    08/29/2013 9:14:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/29/13 | Michael D. Shaw
    Dr. Ben Carson, professor emeritus of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University, is the latest would-be superstar for establishment conservatives. The good doctor gained immediate fame by coming out against gay marriage, in defiance of Obama. Black, accomplished, outspoken, and conservative–what’s not to like? Quite a bit actually, but for starters, take a look at his recent column entitled “I have a dream, 50 years later.” Regrettably, it will probably be another 100 years before we are able to discuss the real Martin Luther King, Jr. in polite society. Still, Carson is either astonishingly ignorant, or more likely gelded to come...
  • CARSON: MLK would be alarmed by black-on-black violence, lack of family values

    08/28/2013 6:17:08 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/28/2013 | Ben Carson
    It is hard to believe that 50 years have elapsed since the famous “I have a dream speech” of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the Mall in Washington. I was an 11-year-old child in Detroit languishing in the midst of poverty, but very interested in the strides that were being made in the civil rights movement. I was the only black kid in my seventh-grade class and over the previous two years had risen from the bottom of the class to the top. My mother had forced us to read, which had a profound positive effect on both my...
  • CARSON: When servants behave as rulers

    08/21/2013 9:54:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 21, 2013 | Ben S. Carson
    With its Obamacare exemption, Congress has traded service for privilegeThe Founders of our nation toiled long and hard to establish a government that was representative of the people. They actually designed a reasonably effective system, but over the years, significant metamorphosis has occurred, producing something that is quite dissimilar from their original intent. There were not a lot of perks for early congressional representatives, and the pay was quite meager. People willing to take on such responsibilities were unlikely to be desirous of perpetual re-election. In many ways, this was a good thing — frequent replacement of representatives increased the...
  • CARSON: Can you trust anybody anymore?

    08/14/2013 9:50:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 14, 2013 | Ben S. Carson
    When babies are born, they have little choice but to trust their caregivers, who are usually the parents. As they mature and are able to distinguish one person from another, they tend to show great preference for the parents with whom they have bonded. A trusting relationship develops that should remain intact throughout life, barring violation of that trust. Unfortunately, in some cases, the baby or young child suffers abandonment, abuse or some other form of emotional injury, and the trust is violated. Often the relational rupture cannot be repaired or requires extensive explanations and alteration of behavior to heal....