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Amazing Conservative Speech Upstages Obama At Prayer Breakfast
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Posted on 02/08/2013 10:32:46 AM PST by caseyn

Dr. Benjamin Carson, a black pediatric neurosurgeon with Johns Hopkins Hospital, gave this amazing speech at Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bencarson; obama
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1 posted on 02/08/2013 10:32:52 AM PST by caseyn
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To: caseyn

I am waiting for the Black Caucus or some jerk on ESPN to label the good doctor not a “real” black in 10-9-8-7.....


2 posted on 02/08/2013 10:35:23 AM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: caseyn

This will be on the CBS 6 PM news, right?


3 posted on 02/08/2013 10:44:58 AM PST by I want the USA back (Only people with their head up their a$$ vote democrat.)
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To: caseyn

Better carry some drone repellant spray.


4 posted on 02/08/2013 10:55:18 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: caseyn

Fox says the video is currently unavailable. Was Zero at the prayer breakfast to hear the Dr.’s speech?


5 posted on 02/08/2013 10:55:58 AM PST by Combat_Liberalism
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To: Combat_Liberalism

You can view it here on You Tube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFb6NU1giRA


6 posted on 02/08/2013 11:07:01 AM PST by Shane (When Injustice Becomes Law, RESISTANCE Becomes DUTY.----T.Jefferson)
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To: caseyn
That was very good. I like this guy already.
I agree we need fewer lawyers and more doctors in government.
[And businessmen, engineers and other skilled people in many crafts, my 2c.]
Education definitely need fixing, the drivel they teach nowadays is clearly inadequate to survive and prosper in this era, both individually and as a country.

0bamas expression and body language though, bored and annoyed. Who the h*** let this guy in?

7 posted on 02/08/2013 11:07:14 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Combat_Liberalism

Yes, he was a couple of seats away, looking petulant, with folded arms, often not applauding when everyone else, even Moochelle, did so.


8 posted on 02/08/2013 11:07:37 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: caseyn

Bflr.


9 posted on 02/08/2013 11:08:56 AM PST by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby. LIFB.)
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To: BitWielder1

He had to pretend to look bored, because a man like Carson shows him up to be the cipher he is. Especially when Carson spoke of the flag.


10 posted on 02/08/2013 11:08:56 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Combat_Liberalism
ON YOUTUBE
11 posted on 02/08/2013 11:10:19 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Combat_Liberalism

Fox says the video is currently unavailable. Was Zero at the prayer breakfast to hear the Dr.’s speech?


I had the pleasure of watching a replay of the speech this am. The good doctor is an excellent speaker and he gave a great speech. I hope we hear more from him.

The idiot Big Eared Purple Lip Nothing was two seats to starboard and appeared to nod off at times during the speech. His fat ass cow of a wife was in the third seat to starboard.

The left and the drive by media are going to descend on the doctor like the storm that is in the NE this afternoon.


12 posted on 02/08/2013 11:11:00 AM PST by LaMudBug
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To: caseyn
I'm wondering how many Freepers have actually listened to the speech. Dr. Carson is not an orator, but he upheld the highest American and Christian ideals in his speech, put forward his and his wife's solution for helping kids raised in horrible circumstances to enjoy education--a solution that is simple but it works.

Someone asked in the Fox Nation comments why he isn't president. There would be an outcry of many Black Americans against him because he wishes to put forth his ideas and not offend, and because he believes that the ideal version of the Stars Spangled Banner includes the words under God.

And because he believes that the best way to help our nation is to solve problems and not simply win the national political debate. (That alone would put him in the doghouse with many Freepers, I think.)
13 posted on 02/08/2013 11:21:23 AM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: caseyn

I had the honor of meeting this wonderful man and his family some years ago. He is a national treasure. God bless him and his wife Candi and their foundation.


14 posted on 02/08/2013 11:27:15 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Gun control is hitting what you aim at. -- Chuck Norris)
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To: caseyn

"Yeah, we've heard that crap all before. Those ideas are old-fashioned and discredited.
Who's your daddy?"

15 posted on 02/08/2013 11:30:47 AM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: caseyn

This guy was great. It’s a shame the won wasn’t listening. He didn’t look too pleased at all.


16 posted on 02/08/2013 11:31:53 AM PST by deweyfrank
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To: BitWielder1

He and most of the other leftist/marxists that were there know that Carson’s proposals would work,
but it’s not about whether the programs work,
it’s who’s got the power.

What he was most annoyed about, though, was probably that he couldn’t say Carson was racist and shouldn’t be listened to.


17 posted on 02/08/2013 11:32:13 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: caseyn

I watched a movie about him not long ago. He was the 1st to sucessfully seperate twins joined in the head.


18 posted on 02/08/2013 11:32:20 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: blackdog

Hope he never flies Ron Brown airline.


19 posted on 02/08/2013 11:35:12 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: caseyn
Someone's head is gonna roll for picking him to give a speech.
20 posted on 02/08/2013 11:39:06 AM PST by matthew fuller (Fast and Furious fizzled- Enter Sandy Hook.)
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To: caseyn
Someone's head is gonna roll for picking him to give a speech.
21 posted on 02/08/2013 11:39:06 AM PST by matthew fuller (Fast and Furious fizzled- Enter Sandy Hook.)
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To: TurboZamboni
I'm going to design and sell drone countermeasure kits on the web. Essentially a potato cannon that fires strips of aluminum foil confetti and flares every 60 seconds to allow you to make it from bunker to bunker safely.

@ $600 a copy and rights to the projectile cannisters I'll be a gazillionare, and that'll be a good thing because then I won't have to worry about money anymore.

22 posted on 02/08/2013 11:41:05 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Now THAT is what an insperational speech sounds like!


23 posted on 02/08/2013 11:41:59 AM PST by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: righttackle44

I thought he was very Reagan-esque, too. Wonderful speech. Obama looked at the table half the time, then raised his Mussolini chin the other half. I bet that was a really long 20 minutes for The O. The Good Doctor skewered him at every turn - no, not him, just every stupid thing O believes in.


24 posted on 02/08/2013 11:43:37 AM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Rusty0604
"He was the 1st to sucessfully seperate twins joined in the head."

Is he any good at trimming down ears big enough for three sets of twins?

25 posted on 02/08/2013 11:43:37 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: caseyn

Bump for later


26 posted on 02/08/2013 11:45:53 AM PST by Rebelbase ( .223, .224, whatever it takes....)
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To: blackdog

ATF is on their way.

Enjoy your stay in Club GITMO.


27 posted on 02/08/2013 11:49:46 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: righttackle44; LaMudBug; mrsmel; BitWielder1; Combat_Liberalism; Shane; llevrok; caseyn; ...

I listened to the speech, and then listened again and made an audio copy to email to my adult children, and excerpeted the part about reading being the key to the kingdom, his escape from poverty.

Too many of our childrens’ children spend too much time on Wii and Xbox. I am making this message known, hope it does some good.

I said to myself as I listened, THIS is the guy that should be President on that dais.

Our government was meant to be led by business men, farmers, shopkeepers and professionals from the real world, who would do a few years of public service, then return home to live under the laws they enacted.

Our system of government being captured by lawyers is a huge mistake.

Our system paying well-enough that being an elected representatives can be a LUCRATIVE CAREER is an even greater mistake!

Senators becoming a super-house by direct election of the people, instead of the Senate being the legislative body representing the interests of the State Governments, was a Huge Mistake!

Carson for President!

AND I do not care if he is a Seventh-Day Adventist.

He is a good and honest man, a hard worker, truthful and honorable, intelligent and inspiring by his example.

He would be a great President.

He could make Romney head of the Dept of Commerce AND of the EPA - a dual portfolio - because I think he WOULD do a great job in getting us headed back toward creating business and job opportunities instead of killing them. And during his first term, maybe they even close the EPA and make its “legitimate” function just a part of Commerce, but not its own cabinet-level position.

President Ben Carson? - hmm, interesting...


28 posted on 02/08/2013 11:51:42 AM PST by muffaletaman (IMNSHO - I MIGHT be wrong, but I doubt it.)
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To: caseyn

Excellent, thanks


29 posted on 02/08/2013 11:51:53 AM PST by MtnMan101
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To: Combat_Liberalism

Yea, he didn’t look too happy to be shown up by a very intelligent black man that came from poverty to produce something in this world talking about fair tax and healthcare solutions.


30 posted on 02/08/2013 11:51:53 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Combat_Liberalism

He was sitting one person away from the DR. and did not applaud or crack a smile. He did not appreciate the good DR’s comments at all.


31 posted on 02/08/2013 11:53:03 AM PST by Josephat
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To: bboop

I don’t see him as skewing Obama so much as...

The Cliche.

Speaking Truth To Power.

THAT is what he did!


32 posted on 02/08/2013 11:54:20 AM PST by muffaletaman (IMNSHO - I MIGHT be wrong, but I doubt it.)
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To: LaMudBug
I loved his bit about fair tax. Says in the Bible God asked for a tithe from everyone; didn't punish someone for having a good crop nor subsidize someone who didn't.
33 posted on 02/08/2013 11:54:41 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: blackdog

LOL, I bet Obama was wishing those big ears didn’t have to hear what the good Doc had to say.


34 posted on 02/08/2013 11:56:49 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: JaguarXKE

My favorite segment:


“We did live in dire poverty, and one of the things that I hated was poverty. You know, some people hate spiders, some people hate snakes, I hated poverty. I couldn’t stand it...

But you know, my mother couldn’t stand the fact that we’d been doing poorly in school. And she prayed and she asked God to give her wisdom, what could she do to get her young sons to understand the importance of developing their minds, so that they could control their own lives. And you know what - God gave her the wisdom, at least in her opinion. My brother and I didn’t think it was that wise. (laughter)

‘Cause, it was to turn off the TV, let us watch only 2 or 3 TV programs during the week, and with all that spare time read two books apiece from the Detroit public library and submit to her written book reports, which she couldn’t read but we didn’t know that. (laughter) She put check marks and highlights and stuff...

But, you know, I just hated this (reading), and my friends were out having a good time. Her friends would criticize her, they would say “You can’t make boys stay in the house reading books, they’ll grow up, they’ll hate you.” And I would overhear them and I’d say “Mother, you know, they’re right.”

But she didn’t care, you know. And...

But after while I actually began to enjoy reading those books. Because we were very poor, but between the covers of those books I could go anywhere, I could be anybody, I could do anything. I began to read about people of great accomplishment. And as I read those stories, I began to see a connecting thread. I began to see that the person who has the most to do with you and what happens to you in life is you. You make decisions. You decide how much energy you want to put behind that decision. And I came to understand that I had control of my own destiny.

And at that point, I didn’t hate poverty anymore. Because I knew it was only temporary. I knew I could change that. It was incredibly liberating for me. It made all the difference.”


This man is needed by our country in these times.


35 posted on 02/08/2013 11:59:54 AM PST by muffaletaman (IMNSHO - I MIGHT be wrong, but I doubt it.)
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I agree completely with you sentiments. we need more like him, Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams.
36 posted on 02/08/2013 12:02:19 PM PST by Shane (When Injustice Becomes Law, RESISTANCE Becomes DUTY.----T.Jefferson)
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To: Albion Wilde

A few years ago, I coached a young black kid on my basketball team. He wasn’t the best player on the team, but he was certainly the most impressive from a character standpoint. He knew my son from advanced math classes at school; the kid was one of the brightest kids in the school and everyone knew it. His goal (which I have no doubt he will succeed at) is to study at John’s Hopkins under Dr. Carson. He picked the right role model.

I wish our media did a better job of promoting Dr. Carson as a role model than the gangsta thugs they routinely portray. Of course, if they did, the whole race game is over, so I guess there’s no incentive for that.


37 posted on 02/08/2013 12:02:19 PM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: LaMudBug
I hope we hear more from him.

The Baltimore Sun does not have one word about his appearance at the National Prayer Breakfast - and Dr Carson is Very Popular with Baltimore residents. One of the major philanthropists in the city. Still lives in the city and pays city taxes which are double what one would pay in the surrounding county.

Gifted Hands 20th Anniversary Edition: The Ben Carson Story by Ben Carson M.D. and Cecil Murphey (Mar 8, 2011)

38 posted on 02/08/2013 12:03:03 PM PST by maica (Welcome to post-rational America.)
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To: caseyn

I have found a new Hero. Dr. Carson is truly amazing and a Godsend. His intelligence and wisdom are phenomenal. How have I missed knowing about him until now?


39 posted on 02/08/2013 12:08:54 PM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: caseyn
Dr Carson and his wife have a new book out. America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great

I wonder if the White House Prayer Breakfast planning committee knew about his motivational and American-people loving speeches. I have been privileged to hear him several times and he really connects with his audiences.

I'm sure that having to be at a Prayer Breakfast must have felt like waterboarding to our Prez. He likes to sleep in and he does not like prayer.

40 posted on 02/08/2013 12:10:46 PM PST by maica (Welcome to post-rational America.)
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To: matthew fuller

Let’s all buy a copy of Dr. Carson’s book today. READ it and pass it on..This is the kind of man we are looking for to educate and inspire us. He already has proven his intelligence and wisdom through his life experience and the rare skill he has developed as a physician. Few people can compare to him. I am so excited because I have felt that someone would rise above the fray and I feel that Dr. Carson has done just that. Most other public figures look small in comparison to him. I did not find even one of his ideas that I could not wholeheartedly embrace.


41 posted on 02/08/2013 12:18:29 PM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: caseyn

Thanks for posting. A very impressive talk.


42 posted on 02/08/2013 12:21:10 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: jazzlite

Buy his book “GIFTED HANDS” and read about this man and what a gifted genius he is. You will appreciate him even more.


43 posted on 02/08/2013 12:29:35 PM PST by codder too
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To: caseyn
I happened to catch this on TV....and I am amazed. What a gem of a human being. He towers mightily above Obama in word, deed, and belief. Somehow, I had not known about him before.

I felt do much better after hearing his speech. The dark and depressing Obama years can be behind us someday because there really are examples of what America is about in these types of brilliant and patriotic heroes such as Dr. Carson.

I am going to buy his book and promote him to everyone I know.

44 posted on 02/08/2013 12:40:43 PM PST by Swede Girl
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To: caseyn
Powerful speech!

Funny that Obama didn't stand at the end or shake the hand of Dr. Carson.

45 posted on 02/08/2013 12:43:40 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: muffaletaman

The good men don’t run for president. They couldn’t stomach it.


46 posted on 02/08/2013 12:45:34 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: mrsmel

MAYBE we have to do like his mother did.

Tell him we aren’t taking any excuses, he HAS to be President!

Then we draft him.

:-)

We can dream?


47 posted on 02/08/2013 12:52:53 PM PST by muffaletaman (IMNSHO - I MIGHT be wrong, but I doubt it.)
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To: caseyn
Zero must have had a rough night at the “19th Hole.” He barely could keep his eyes open. Lots of down-low "bottom" activity for Bathhouse Barry.
48 posted on 02/08/2013 12:54:11 PM PST by twister881
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To: jazzlite

I agree, he is an excellent role model, and such a contrast with Buckwheat, that I think he would make an excellent President. I wonder what his political leanings are. He sounds more like an independent than either of the main parties.


49 posted on 02/08/2013 1:12:43 PM PST by matthew fuller (Fast and Furious fizzled- Enter Sandy Hook.)
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To: caseyn

later


50 posted on 02/08/2013 1:20:13 PM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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