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  • Ben Carson creates committee to explore presidential bid: WSJ

    03/03/2015 6:55:45 AM PST · by mac_truck · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 3 2015 | Staff
    Ben Carson, a retired surgeon popular with Tea Party conservatives, has formally created an exploratory committee to run for president, according to his campaign chief executive, Terry Giles, the Wall Street Journal reported. With the exploratory committee, Carson can raise money that he can transfer to his campaign once it begins, the Journal said. He has made a number of hires lately, including a national finance director and aides in several early voting states, Giles said, adding that the campaign would soon announce more "major players," who will join Carson's team, the newspaper said. Carson, a former neurosurgeon at Maryland-based...
  • Ben Carson Hires National Finance Director

    02/25/2015 5:15:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    National Review's The Corner ^ | February 24, 2015 | Eliana Johnson
    Neurosurgeon Ben Carson has hired former Newt Gingrich fundraiser Amy Pass to be his national finance director. Pass, according to longtime Carson pal Terry Giles, who is running the show for his friend behind the scenes, helped raise over $52 million for Gingrich’s group American Solutions and went on to serve as the national finance director of his 2012 presidential campaign. “While I believe Dr. Carson will be second to none in grassroots fund raising, we are by no means willing to surrender to anyone regarding traditional approaches,” Giles told National Review Online in an email on Tuesday. He said...
  • We Have Met the Enemy, and He Is Not Us

    02/18/2015 6:43:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2015 | Dr Ben Carson
    The graphic pictures of a Jordanian pilot being burned alive by militants from the Islamic State, or ISIS, were chilling and raised doubts about the humanity of the Islamic terrorists capable of such barbarism. This coupled with beheadings and crucifixions gives us a better understanding of the evil we, along with the rest of the world, are facing. These terrorists have stated their intention to annihilate Israel and to destroy the American way of life, which they consider corrupt and evil. Undoubtedly, we in America have our faults like every other country inhabited by human beings, but it requires the...
  • Ben Carson: Obama Must Not Be Allowed to Block Homeland Security Funding [Talk of Treason!]

    02/16/2015 7:55:06 PM PST · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    Newsmax ^ | February 16, 2015 | Wanda Carruthers and Bill Hoffmann
    Ben Carson: Obama Must Not Be Allowed to Block Homeland Security Funding 16 Feb 2015 By Wanda Carruthers and Bill Hoffmann If President Barack Obama vetoes funding the Department of Homeland Security because it doesn’t include support for his immigration initiatives, it might be time to talk about "treason," retired neurosurgeon and potential 2016 presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson told Newsmax TV's "America's Forum." The House and Senate have been wrestling with funding for Homeland Security over Obama's controversial immigration executive order that gave temporary legal status to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants.g) The debate has put Democrats...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center places Dr. Ben Carson on its extremist watch list

    02/09/2015 9:25:52 AM PST · by servo1969 · 38 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 2-9-2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The Southern Poverty Law Center has descended to the level of self-parody (though it has a lot of company on the left) with its posting of Dr. Ben Carson on its “extremist files” list. Dr. Carson, a world-renowned brain surgeon, has served as inspiration for generations of African-Americans, and was portrayed on screen by Cuba Gooding in the movie version of his autobiography Gifted Hands. But to SPLC, desperate to find targets and keep the donations coming in to support the lavish salaries of its executives, apparently no convoluted reasoning is too bizarre. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson rapidly ascended...
  • Dr. Ben Carson: No "Philosophical" Or "Religious" Exemptions For Vaccinations

    02/03/2015 8:15:43 AM PST · by Biggirl · 105 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 3, 2015 | Breitbart News
    Dr. Ben Carson, a likely 2016 GOP presidential contenders, believes there should be no “philosophical” or “religious” exemptions for vaccinations. “Although I strongly believe in individual rights and the rights of parents to raise their children as they see fit, I also recognize that public health and public safety are extremely important in our society,” Carson told The Hill.
  • U.S. workers strike for second day at nine refineries; one to shut

    02/02/2015 6:38:01 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2-2-2015
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - Union workers were on strike for a second day on Monday at nine U.S. refineries and chemical plants as they sought a new national contract with oil companies covering laborers at 63 plants. The walkouts were the first in support of a nationwide pact since 1980 and targeted plants with a combined 10 percent of U.S. refining capacity. One of the plants, Tesoro Corp's (TSO.N) 166,000-barrel-per-day Martinez, California, refinery, was being shut because it was in the midst of planned maintenance work. The other refineries appeared set to continue running normally as operators initiated contingency plans, calling...
  • Ben Carson's “Fairly Radical” 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 “national guidelines” on how and when the very ill should be treated. Carson himself calls his proposals “fairly radical.” 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 “national guidelines” 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...
  • A Guide to 2016 Republican Candidates' Positions on Illegal Immigration

    01/25/2015 12:02:31 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/16/2015 | Ben Shapiro
    With Republicans in Congress split over the best approach to Obama's executive amnesty - and with many establishment Republicans splitting form grassroots Republicans on the issue of illegal immigration more generally - it's clear that immigration will be a hot-button primary issue in 2016. ... So where do the potential candidates stand? Here's a rundown: ...
  • Ben Carson likens Islamic State to American patriots

    01/16/2015 5:49:51 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 60 replies
    yahoo ^ | 1/15/15 | Steve Peoples
    CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — Republican presidential prospect Ben Carson on Thursday compared the Islamic State group to American patriots willing to die for freedom. ... Commonly known as ISIS, the Islamic State group has been responsible for hundreds of deaths across the Middle East in recent months. Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for recent beheadings of Western journalists and aid workers. One of the suspects in the recent Paris terror attacks claimed allegiance to the Islamic State group...
  • Ben Carson likens Islamic State to American patriots (MSM BS Alert)

    01/15/2015 4:23:05 PM PST · by PROCON · 82 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 15, 2015 | STEVE PEOPLES
    CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — 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.
  • Pelosi to Name Muslim Brotherhood-linked Congressman to House Intel Committee

    01/15/2015 4:14:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 15, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Pelosi to Name Muslim Brotherhood-linked Congressman to House Intel CommitteePosted By Robert Spencer On January 15, 2015 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment Politico reported Tuesday that Nancy Pelosi told a “closed-door meeting” that she was planning in the “coming days” to name the nation’s second Muslim Congressman, Rep. André Carson (D-IN), to the House’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.Carson already has entrée to highly sensitive areas. He is currently a member of the Armed Services Committee and, according to Politico, has “worked for the Department of Homeland Security’s Fusion Center — the clearinghouse established by the...
  • Ben Carson's pre-campaign troubles

    01/12/2015 2:04:50 PM PST · by House Atreides · 36 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 12, 2015 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Dr. Ben Carson has become a fan favorite among Tea Partiers. A well-spoken, educated, political-outsider with an inspiring story, Carson has created enough excitement to inspire a national effort to draft him into a 2016 Presidential bid. Being an untried outsider might prove advantageous in some respects… until it comes time to deal with the airing of the past grievances. Those experienced in political combat have well-trained, battle-ready teams to deal with any unflattering press that might surface.
  • 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 “quote book” featured repeatedly in Ben Carson’s America the Beautiful, defends the neurosurgeon-turned-presidential aspirant from charges of plagiarism. “In my estimation, he has used my material exactly the way I wanted my material to be used,” Federer tells National Review Online. “The 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 editor’s oversight, errata, and it’s not plagiarism.” The conservative...
  • Ben Carson’s 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 Carson’s 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. Paul’s book was eventually updated to include attribution. In one instance, Carson...
  • 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 — 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 tank’s idea, but he knows that he excites supporters because he is an unscripted outsider. So he wrote his own Twitter posts, including, “Why was...
  • A Jew Says "Merry Christmas" and "Vote for Dr Carson"

    12/19/2014 4:28:31 AM PST · by Yaacov · 8 replies
    Run Ben Run Blog ^ | 12/18/2014 | Jerome N. Gould
    ...The Individual, Enterprise, Study, Work and Liberty formed the culture of the greatest country the world has yet seen, Benjamin Carson’s life, and especially the story of his remarkable mother and his escape from poverty echo the birth drama of The United States of America. In the end it is all about culture. He was born an outsider, a poor black kid. He became a great man because he was raised by a great mother. Dr. Carson’s single mother worked menial jobs all her life and yet she raised two sons to distinguished lives. One became a U.S. Naval Officer...
  • Ben Carson Thinks God Is Calling On Him To Save America, Stop Putinesque Obama

    12/12/2014 1:06:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | 12/10/14 | Brian Tashman
    Christian Broadcasting Network reporter David Brody has been slowly releasing excerpts from his interview with likely Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, who has told Brody that liberals are responsible for “hate speech” and that he “feels fingers” from God telling him to make a run for the White House. Today, Brody released another segment from his interview where the conservative activist was joined by his wife, Candy, to describe how God is calling him to make a presidential bid. “We recognize that we are being instruments in the hand of God, he is the one who really orchestrates all of...
  • 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
    It’s pretty clear, there is going to be a major push to raise the state’s 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. That’s right, school children are going to die if we don’t raise the gas tax. This outrageous ad makes all those negative ads in the U.S. Senate race look like child’s play. Talk about jumping the shark. The ad begins with the claim that there are currently 5,000 deficient bridges in...
  • Burn the Bitch down? No Thanks.

    12/04/2014 9:19:40 PM PST · by Yaacov · 34 replies
    Breath of the Beast ^ | 12/4 | Yaacov ben Moshe
    What is really going on in Ferguson? Here is what it is really about: The progressive alliance of Mass Media elitists, Wall Street manipulators, entitlement boosters, racial “equality” careerists, community organizers and socialist agitators that constitute the political hard-core of the Democratic party that brought Barak Obama to power is falling to pieces. All the baldfaced lies, prevarications, demagoguery, failures (both foreign and domestic) of the past six years have finally become unsupportable and a great disappointment has settled in amongst the believers. The American people have finally noticed and voted to reverse all of it.
  • 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 aren’t even allowed to go into the more dangerous areas by themselves. They’re always paired. Or you know, people use tasers, people learn how to shoot people in the legs to stop them from charging, things...
  • Cosby's Last Act

    11/24/2014 6:24:56 AM PST · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11-24-2014 | Bill Kassel
    While certainly no Tea Party icon, Bill Cosby has been a highly vocal, highly visible exponent of parental responsibility, youthful rectitude, and all-around self control. What we’re hearing about him lately rather weakens his message, to say the least. And that’s very much to the point. Eliminating Bill Cosby as a dissident voice in the lefty atmosphere of Hollywood -- where it’s an article of Received Truth that the solutions to all social problems, and especially to the woes of black people, lie in government -- no doubt brings satisfaction to those who consider Cosby a right-wing pawn. But let’s...
  • 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 – 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 “Celebrate the Family” dinner event hosted by The Family Leader. The retired neuro surgeon confirms he’s thinking about running for president in 2016 but didn’t go into detail during his speech. Carson spoke for 45 minutes on several issues; faith and government, health and education. He says, “Really the thing that is going to save America, is going to be the...
  • ‘Conservative Hero’ 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‘s 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’t 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 “inappropriate” given the apolitical nature of the event, but many conservatives lauded Carson for his “bold” and “sensible” suggestions for policy...
  • 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 – who just became a Republican after spending years as an Independent – 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 “A Breath of Fresh Air: A New Prescription for America” 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 Officially Switches Political Parties

    11/06/2014 9:58:17 AM PST · by forbushalltheway · 89 replies
    wnd.com ^ | November 5, 2014 | Joe Kovacs
    It’s 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. “It’s truly a pragmatic move because I have to...
  • 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".
  • Ben Carson:Potential For Widespread Anarchy In America Within A Couple Years

    09/29/2014 7:04:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 70 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    On "Fox News Sunday," Dr. Ben Carson said there is "certainly the potential" for widespread anarchy in the United States within the next couple of years.
  • Ben Carson: ‘Likelihood is strong’ I am running for president

    09/23/2014 9:05:02 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 82 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 09/23/2014 | Cheryl Chumley
    Ben Carson, former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon and noted conservative activists, said there is a strong possibility he will run for the presidency in 2016. In fact, he put the chances as near-likely. “Unless the American people indicate in November that they like Big Government intervention in every part of their lives, I think the likelihood is strong,” he said, on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” on Monday. Mr. Carson said he will wait a few more months before deciding, but by May, he’ll know for sure. “I think the chances are reasonably good of that happening,” Mr. Carson said, Politico reported....
  • Ben Carson Battles Jesse Jackson: Ferguson ‘Has Nothing to Do with Race’

    08/24/2014 8:15:21 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    Mediaite via Fox News ^ | 8/24/2014 | Evan McMurry
    Neurosurgeon and rising GOP star Ben Carson phoned in to Fox News Sunday (due to technical difficulties) this morning and debated Reverend Jesse Jackson over whether race was the predominant factor in the shooting death of Michael Brown and subsequent unrest in Ferguson, MO. Jackson had called Brown’s death a “state execution” and linked it to a pattern of law enforcement violence against African Americans, violence that almost always goes unpunished. Carson responded that the incarceration and violence in black communities was largely a matter of personal responsibility, not racial disparities. “If you take race out of the issue altogether...
  • [Watch] Dr Ben Carson – A Mistake To Bring Ebola Patients, Virus to US

    08/04/2014 6:16:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    gopthedailydose.com ^ | 8/4/14 | Rick Wells
    Dr. Ben Carson describes Ebola as a “terrifying disease.” He says that if it is left untreated the fatality rate is 90%; with treatment we can get that down to 50% or better. He says he is “a little concerned that we are bringing it back here.” We have the ability to treat it in other places. It is transmitted through bodily fluids and can survive for at least several days outside of the host. Why risk an accident that leads to spreading when we can send experts elsewhere? He said we could send a plane or equip a part...
  • Dr Carson:Costco’s executives are smart businessmen—they didn’t pull D’Souza’s book intentionally

    07/23/2014 6:01:13 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 28 replies
    nat review ^ | 7/23/14 | dr ben carson
    When I was a small child, one of the most dramatic and effective business boycotts in the history of America occurred. This, of course, was the Montgomery bus boycott. By refusing to ride the bus, blacks who were being discriminated against were able to terminate many discriminatory practices not only in Alabama but also throughout the South. The white-owned businesses were clearly being unfair, and the public transportation system was no better. The actions taken were appropriate and in many cases heroic. The power of the purse, particularly in a capitalistic society, is mighty, and business boycotts are a potent...
  • Ben Carson Wins Western Conservative Straw Poll (Cruz, Palin, #2 and #3)

    07/22/2014 6:52:39 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/21/2014 | Melissa Clyne
    Ben Carson was the top vote-getter in a 2016 presidential straw poll at the weekend’s Western Conservative Summit in Denver, The Denver Post reported. Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Carson-2016-straw-poll/2014/07/21/id/583821#ixzz38CmSgI00 Urgent: Should Obamacare Be Repealed? Vote Here Now!
  • Dr. Ben Carson Has a Proposal for Elections That Would Force People to Know Whom They’re Voting For

    07/13/2014 4:41:07 PM PDT · by kingattax · 24 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 7-12-14 | By Justen Charters
    Since his breakthrough speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, Dr. Ben Carson has been in the political spotlight. In this video, Carson answers the question: Are you a Republican? What might surprise you is that Carson is not a Republican, he is an Independent.
  • Ben Carson's email >>> FWD

    06/28/2014 10:17:22 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    NRCC
    How's it going, Friend? Hope you're having a good Saturday. Just FYI: the lawsuit House Republicans are bringing against President Obama for ignoring the Constitution is a real threat to the White House. They're scared, Friend. We're coming after them and they know it. Dr. Carson is on our side at the end of this huge 2nd Quarter. Can you pitch in as well? Please click here to donate before midnight Monday. Thank you very much, Liesl —Begin Forwarded Message— From: Dr. Ben Carson (SNIP) Dear Liesl- Recent developments surrounding the IRS scandal and other national issues make it quite...
  • From bad to worse: Dr. Ben Carson cannot be trusted on gun rights

    05/29/2014 9:53:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 5/29/14 | Kurt Hofmann
    Dr. Ben Carson, potential contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, has been enjoying near "rock star" status in ostensibly conservative circles. If that continues, "conservatives" had might as well give up trying to cast themselves as representing the "pro-gun" position, because Carson's stance on guns is one that would probably not displease the Brady Campaign. Carson first raised gun owners' hackles in March, 2013, when he blithely told Glenn Beck that the right to own semi-automatic firearms is contingent on where one lives. From Mediate: But when asked whether people should be allowed to own “semi-automatic weapons,” the...
  • Ben Carson, doctor of division (Panties in a wad alert)

    05/29/2014 7:01:25 AM PDT · by don-o · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 28, 2014 | Dana Milbank
    Neurosurgeon-turned-conservative icon Ben Carson said in a visit to the capital Wednesday that God’s plan for him is to teach Americans that “our strength is in our unity and we need to stop fighting each other.” What a noble sentiment! And how much nobler it would be if Carson’s time on the national stage hadn’t been devoted to exactly the opposite. In the 16 months since his speech to the National Prayer Breakfast made him an instant conservative celebrity, he has drawn a parallel between same-sex marriage, and pedophilia and bestiality; he has declared the United States “very much like...
  • Ben Carson Stands by America as Nazi Germany Analogy on Crossfire

    05/28/2014 6:13:14 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 53 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 28 may 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    It’s been more than two months since Dr. Ben Carson first said that America is “very much like Nazi Germany,” and he’s still having trouble clarifying exactly what it is he meant. During an appearance on CNN’s Crossfire Wednesday, host Stephanie Cutter brought up the remark and asked Carson to explain it for her. “To me, it doesn’t sound like a complex statement at all,” Carson said, before reiterating his original comments. “People in Nazi Germany, most of them did not believe in what Hitler was doing. But, instead of protesting, instead of registering their displeasure, they simply decided to...
  • Carson on ‘Sluggish’ U.S. Economy: ‘We Have Asinine Economic Policies’

    05/28/2014 5:55:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Penny Starr ^ | 5/28/14
    (CNSNews.com) – Author and retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson said at a National Press Club luncheon that the reason for the “sluggish growth” of the U.S. economy is because of bad policy. “And why do we have such sluggish growth?” Carson said on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. “Because we have asinine economic policies.” Carson, who gained a following after remarks he made about the “moral decline” of the nation in a speech at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast, told an appreciative audience that they should think about that fact concerning the economy.
  • RACHEL LOUISE CARSON: Google lets fly a Doodle true to ‘Silent Spring’ writer’s nature

    05/27/2014 6:19:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2014 | Michael Cavna
    HERE IN MARYLAND, it is impossible to travel too far in any direction without seeing something that celebrates the legacy of author and environmentalist Rachel Carson. There is a greenway trail and a conservation park named for her here, an alma mater university and a Rachel Carson grade school there — and, of course, the Silver Spring home where she would write “Silent Spring,” the hot-button ’60s work that is often cited as the spark that ignited the modern environmental movement.
  • Ben Carson Weighs 'Calling' for Presidential Run

    05/15/2014 1:25:31 PM PDT · by kingattax · 72 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 15 May 2014 | By Melanie Batley
    Ben Carson may be shifting toward a 2016 run for president. Carson has said that while he doesn't have a plan to make a run, and would only do so if he felt "called by God." Now, he is "starting to feel it." According to The Weekly Standard, the retired director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital said his thoughts about running for president have been affected recently by the enthusiastic audience he has received from across the country. "Over the years, there have been many attempts to get me to throw my hat in the political arena," Carson...
  • Carson: Leaders Who Fail To Own Up To Mistakes Are Unfit for Office

    05/14/2014 8:24:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    The recent escalating arguments over whether there should be further congressional hearings on Benghazi are troubling. The fact that there are substantial numbers of people who feel that there is nothing more to investigate when four American lives were lost and no one has answered for this crime provides an indication of how far our sense of justice has slipped. This should not be a partisan issue, because the implications of ignoring or prevaricating about the underlying mistakes will have far-reaching consequences. The United States has diplomatic establishments throughout the world, and if they can be attacked without consequences, it...
  • Carson: Rethinking America's Decline

    05/07/2014 8:46:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    We recently learned that China is poised to replace the United States as the No. 1 economic power in the world sometime later this year. Our anemic quarterly growth rate of 0.1 percent certainly lends credence to this speculation. We must seriously question those who say our nation is not in decline. They are adopting the ostrich strategy and sticking their heads in the sand. There is no question that America is the pinnacle nation of the world and is likely to remain in that position for several years, given our military strength and the depth and stability of our...
  • CARSON: Cleaning skeletons out of the political closet

    04/30/2014 5:45:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Washington Times.com ^ | April 29, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    With Europeans intrigued by America’s unexpected success, Alexis de Tocqueville carried out an in-depth study of the new nation in the 1830s. He was quite impressed by our divided government, which featured the separation of powers. This structure made it difficult for any one branch — executive, judicial or legislative — to acquire too much power and run roughshod over the other branches and the will of the American people. Unfortunately, today we are witnessing a largely unchecked executive branch issuing decrees that circumvent Congress while facing only tepid resistance. In civilian life, when a contract is entered into by...
  • Ben Carson: Americans 'Being Played' by Those Who Seek Division

    04/18/2014 8:17:32 AM PDT · by kindred · 22 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 04/17/14 | Todd Beamon
    Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson said Thursday that Americans are "being played by those people who want to divide, conquer and control." "The trend you can see in our society is if you are pro-life, then you're anti-woman," Carson said at a town hall meeting entitled "Religion in America," sponsored by local news station CBS12 in West Palm Beach, Fla. "If you're pro-traditional marriage, then you're homophobic. If you're a white person — and you say something against a progressive black person, you’re a racist. "We have gotten to this point to where we just like to label people...
  • 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

    04/16/2014 12:10:12 AM PDT · by kingattax · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/14/2014 | 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: White House wanted apology for ‘offending’ Obama

    04/15/2014 5:18:58 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 79 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | April 14, 2014
    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...
  • 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...