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  • Carson Is New Sign Trump Plans to Govern From the Right

    12/05/2016 6:32:14 PM PST · by Innovative · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | Dec. 5, 2016 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    President-elect Donald J. Trump is moving to repudiate vast parts of President Obama’s domestic agenda as he fills his cabinet with conservatives who have long records opposing the current administration on social programs, wages, public lands, veterans and the environment. Mr. Trump’s selections to lead the Education, Commerce, Justice and health departments — and the names under consideration for other federal agencies with broad authority over the lives of Americans — have cheered Republicans in Washington, who have spent eight years battling Mr. Obama’s administration. “It’s a recognition that elections have consequences,” said Thomas M. Davis, a former congressman from...
  • US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Ben Carson is a 'disconcerting and disturbingly...

    12/05/2016 6:58:59 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 71 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/5/16 | Frank Thorp
    Unable to copy and paste from Twitter, for some reason. There's a short statement from Pelosi at the link.
  • Donald Trump names Ben Carson for housing and urban development secretary

    12/05/2016 3:53:06 AM PST · by usafa92 · 202 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/5/2016 | Reena flores
    Dr. Ben Carson will be Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the president-elect’s transition team confirmed Monday morning. “Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities,” Mr. Trump said in a statement released by his team.”We have talked at length about my urban renewal agenda and our message of economic revival, very much including our inner cities. Ben shares my optimism about the future of our country and is part of ensuring that this is a Presidency representing all Americans. He is a...
  • Trump has not offered Carson U.S. housing post: spokesman

    11/23/2016 3:36:25 PM PST · by mandaladon · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 23 Nov 2016
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump has not extended an offer to retired neurosurgeon and former presidential rival Ben Carson to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, a Carson spokesman said on Wednesday, disputing a report by the Wall Street Journal. "Trump did not make an offer," Carson spokesman Armstrong Williams told Reuters. "He asked him to consider HUD. Nothing has been offered and no decision has been made." The Wall Street Journal earlier had cited Williams as saying Carson had been offered the post and had accepted. The Journal later corrected its story to say Carson was...
  • Ben Carson Accepts HUD Secretary Post, Spokesman Says

    11/23/2016 12:55:56 PM PST · by abb · 118 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 23, 2016 | Damian Paletta and Biography @damianpaletta Damian.Paletta@wsj.com Nick Timiraos
    President-elect Donald Trump has selected former GOP presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson as the head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, a spokesman for Mr. Carson said. The spokesman, Armstrong Williams, said Mr. Carson was offered the HUD secretary post and has accepted it.
  • Ben Carson hints he will accept Cabinet position in Trump administration (HUD)

    11/23/2016 10:40:12 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/16 | Jessie Hellmann
    Ben Carson on Wednesday hinted that he would accept a position within President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet. Trump has said he is considering Carson to helm the Department of Housing and Urban Development, citing his former presidential rival's experience growing up in the "inner city." "After serious discussions with the Trump transition team, I feel that I can make a significant contribution particularly to making our inner cities great for everyone," Carson said on Facebook. "We have much work to do in strengthening every aspect of our nation and ensuring that both our physical infrastructure and our spiritual infrastructure is solid,"...
  • Trump asks Ben Carson to consider Housing secretary post

    11/22/2016 6:46:24 PM PST · by Innovative · 36 replies
    LA Times ^ | Nov. 22, 2016 | Chris Megerian
    Donald Trump asked Ben Carson to consider serving as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, an advisor to the former Republican presidential candidate said Tuesday. They discussed the potential job at a meeting in the morning and Carson is "seriously considering" it, said the advisor, Armstrong Williams. "It’s a role that plays to Dr. Carson’s passions," he said. Asked what qualifications the retired neurosurgeon has for overseeing housing policy, Williams said: “Dr. Carson has experience with everything. You’d be shocked at the depth of his experience.”
  • How to Manufacture an Anti-Muslim Hate-Crime 'Epidemic'

    12/23/2015 4:45:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Step one: Find an expert with an impressive-sounding academic title to legitimize shoddy advocacy propaganda. Meet Brian Levin. He's the one-man band behind something called the "Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism" at California State University, San Bernardino. The "center" (that is: Levin) claims to be "nonpartisan" and "objective." But he is a former top staffer of the militant, conservative-smearing Southern Poverty Law Center, which was forced to apologize earlier this year after including famed black neurosurgeon and GOP 2016 candidate Ben Carson on its "extremist watch list" of hate groups. At SPLC, Levin infamously posited that the...
  • Dr. Ben Carson turns down offer to serve in Trump administration

    11/15/2016 8:45:08 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 105 replies
    Circa ^ | 11-15-16 | Raffi Williams
    According to Dr. Ben Carson's business manager Armstrong Williams, Dr. Ben Carson will not serve in President-elect Donald Trump's administration, a separate source confirmed that Carson was being offered a position as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Williams told Circa that Dr. Carson thinks he can, "best serve the President outside the administration."
  • Ben Carson Says He’ll Help Trump Find a Replacement to Obamacare

    11/11/2016 6:20:25 PM PST · by GilGil · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/9/2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Ben Carson said he would help President-elect Donald Trump construct a replacement to Obamacare. “I think the replacement must obviously come first and it must be something that is very appealing and easy to understand,” he told Politico Wednesday. “And then, only then, would you dismantle what’s in place.” Carson declined to say whether he was being considered for a Cabinet position, but Politico reports that his name is being floated as a possible candidate for positions such as secretary of health and human services or secretary of education. Trump campaigned on replacing Obamacare with a simpler, cheaper alternative that...
  • Governor Mike Pence Takes Lead on Transition Organizing, Leadership… (winners all around)

    11/11/2016 12:00:46 PM PST · by GilGil · 66 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 11/11/2016 | Sundance
    Readers, please note: Dissuade any concerns or fears about appointments and key positions. Please ignore the media narratives, as they are spun in the same method and manner as their “media polls” for the same purposes, undermining. Remind yourself who Donald Trump is; and feel confident that for the first time, you really do have that guy heading to the White House. President Elect Donald J Trump doesn’t suffer with fools gracefully.
  • (Vanity) Johnny Carson show 10/31/1980

    10/28/2016 11:22:50 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 11 replies
    10.28.2016
    Just watching Johnny Carson Show that originally aired on 10/31/1980, the Friday before the 1980 election 4 days leater. Near the top of Carson's monologue he mentions the election and says: "How about this election? No one will call it, no papers, television...it's too close to call!" Nice for the oldies network to air this episode it again, particularly at this time!
  • Carson defends Ryan from Trump's attacks

    10/11/2016 10:47:29 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/12/2016 | Jonathan Easley
    Top Donald Trump adviser Ben Carson came to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s defense on Tuesday and criticized the GOP nominee for exacerbating an intra-party feud less than a month before the election. “Paul Ryan is being very pragmatic,” Carson said in an interview with The Hill. “He recognizes that if Donald Trump loses, Hillary Clinton needs a firewall so she can’t do whatever she wants. He wants to make sure to keep the firewall there, so he’s devoting his energy to doing that.” Trump laid into Ryan in a series of tweets on Tuesday morning, calling the Speaker “weak and...
  • Ben Carson: I had fun on the debate stage with Trump (Judge Jeanine-WOW-video)

    09/25/2016 3:53:21 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
    Video LinkI get weak kneed watching Judge Jeanine. Well, ok, at 68 y/o I am weak kneed anyway, but she puts an extra spring in my step.;-)
  • Ben Carson Reminds Hannity Viewers That Trump Stood With Him When He Couldn't Hear His Name

    09/24/2016 8:25:56 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 75 replies
    FOX News Twitter ^ | 09/23/2016 | Tweet
    Ben Carson: During the debate when I couldn't hear my name, everybody else walked by. Donald Trump stood there with me.
  • Dr. Ben Carson: Security Wasn’t Surprised By Hillary’s Collapse – Are They Accustomed To It?

    09/13/2016 12:23:08 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 72 replies
    Dr. Ben Carson was a world-renowned neurosurgeon before he ran for President. If anyone understands the potential neurological issues facing Hillary after her collapse on 9/11, it’s him. Dr. Ben Carson told Buzzfeed he has real concerns about Hillary’s health: “In the case of Hillary Clinton, because she has had a brain injury in the past and there is a question of venous sinus thrombosis, the result of a recent specialized MRI would be very helpful. The stakes are too high for us to blindly elect someone to the presidency of the United States when we have the possibility of...
  • Trump Visits Ben Carson's Detroit Neighborhood (Trump chats with neighbors)

    09/05/2016 7:53:54 PM PDT · by GilGil · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/3/2016 | AP
    Donald Trump joined former GOP rival Ben Carson on a brief visit to the Detroit neighborhood where Carson grew up. The visit was part of the GOP nominee's effort to woo African-Americans two months before the election.
  • Donald Trump visits Ben Carson's childhood home (Trump visits black neighborhoods)

    09/05/2016 7:48:07 PM PDT · by GilGil · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/3/2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump visited Ben Carson's childhood home in Detroit as part of his outreach to African-American voters. Carson talked CNN's Jeremy Diamond about Trump's plan to stimulate the economy.
  • Trump & Carson In Detroit, Michigan Open Thread

    09/03/2016 8:03:57 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 12 replies
    Comments, Opinions, Thoughts, Pro & Con Inpts, etc.
  • Vanity - Trump Heads to Detroit this morning!!!

    09/03/2016 6:25:09 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 60 replies
    This morning Donald J. Trump and Doctor, Ben Carson head to Detroit today in a historic trip and interview relative the terrible living status of African-Americans in inner cities ghettos. No one can predict how Trump & Carson will be received. It certainly is a challenge for both men and the Black American community....which has been so abused both politically & economically for so many years of Democrat Party inner city leadership!!! Actually, whether Trump/Carson get a poor or fair reception means little. It is the Black community that is in highlight today!!! Failure upon the Black communities to welcome...
  • Ben Carson Thinks The Khans Should Apologize To Donald Trump

    08/04/2016 7:06:55 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    Ben Carson, the former neurosurgeon and past GOP presidential hopeful, suggested Wednesday that Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of a fallen Muslim American war hero, slandered Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The Khans, whose son died fighting for the United States in Iraq, have garnered national attention for their appearance at the Democratic National Convention. The searing speech delivered by Khizr Khan condemned Trump and his anti-Muslim attitude. “I recognize that they are grieving, and very often they will say and do things out of that grief; I think we should just give them a pass and move on,”...
  • Carson: Trump children grew up with the 'disadvantage' of wealth

    07/22/2016 12:17:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 21,2016 | By T. BECKET ADAMS
    It says a lot about Donald Trump that his children are such delightful people, even though they were raised with the "disadvantage" of being very wealthy, Ben Carson said Thursday. "All of the Trump children are absolutely delightful people. And I think that speaks volumes about the man," he said, referring to the GOP nominee. "Anybody who can raise children, particularly in the environment they came up in, which I think is a disadvantaged environment. Because I know a lot of people who are very rich and their kids are so spoiled, and I think it's a disadvantage. I really...
  • Why Ben Carson is right about Hillary and Lucifer

    07/20/2016 10:56:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/20/16 | Dan Calabrese
    And why telling the truth about her sounds like hate . . . because there's a lot to hate about the truth We’re hearing today from the political media - and even a few weak-kneed pastors - that it was “hate” for Ben Carson to associate Hillary with Lucifer via Saul Alinsky, as he did last night. This is partly because the political class and their media stenographers have no idea what to do with serious discussions of God, faith and the spiritual world as it really is. But it’s also the result of another phenomenon that’s unique to Hillary....
  • Ben Carson Ties Hillary Clinton to Lucifer as GOP Swaps Campaign for Witch Trial

    07/20/2016 5:54:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | July 20, 2016 | Gideon Resnick
    Republicans in the convention hall Tuesday night cheered as the former neurosurgeon speculated about a Democratic-Satanic alliance. It took Ben Carson just a few short minutes to move away from the teleprompter and toward the devil at the Quickens Loans Arena Tuesday. About half an hour after New Jersey Governor and fellow Trump primary victim Chris Christie staged a mock witch trial for Hillary Clinton, Carson strolled to the podium, beaming from ear to ear. "I'm not politically correct," Carson announced. "And I hate political correctness." From there, he abandoned his prepared remarks to talk about Saul Alinsky, the Democratic...
  • Vanity-Ben Carson schooling everyone on Saul Alinsky. Preach it Brother Carson.

    07/19/2016 7:50:15 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 48 replies
    Dr. Carson - Surgeon General in Trump Administration
  • RNC 2016 Speakers

    07/17/2016 5:49:17 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 96 replies
    RNC 2016 Cleveland ^ | July 17, 2016
    Monday Speakers Monday: Make America Safe Again From attacks on our own soil and overseas to the tragedy in Benghazi, the policies of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have left us vulnerable. Our immigration system is broken, leaving our country open to security threats and the negative consequences of illegal immigration. A Donald Trump administration will listen to and learn from our nation’s heroes who have put themselves in harm’s way and pursue a national security strategy and foreign policy that will strengthen our military and make America safe again.to get America’s economy up and running … and get Americans working again....
  • DR BEN CARSON FULL ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW WITH WOLF BLITZER (7/6/2016)

    07/06/2016 2:41:32 PM PDT · by GilGil · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/6/2016 | Make America Great Again
    DR BEN CARSON FULL ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW WITH WOLF BLITZER (7/6/2016)
  • Donald Trump Meets With 1,000 "Enthusiastic" Faith Leaders In New York City

    06/21/2016 9:29:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is meeting with a group of more than 1,000 faith leaders in New York City. The evangelical leaders gathered during the United in Purpose and My Faith Votes summit, titled: “A Conversation About America’s Future with Donald Trump and Ben Carson.”
  • Amish for Trump

    05/29/2016 10:58:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 29, 2016 | Katie Glueck
    The Amish don’t read Donald Trump’s tweets and can’t watch his television appearances, and voting is practically against their religion. But that’s not stopping a group of Trump allies with ties to Ben Carson and Newt Gingrich from mounting a campaign to turn them out anyway. Amish PAC was started by an alum of a pro-Carson super PAC, an ex-Amish donor to that super PAC and an employee of Gingrich Productions. The group is planning to mount an old-fashioned, billboards-and-newspaper-ads effort this summer, designed to encourage Amish people in Pennsylvania and Ohio to turn out for Trump in November....
  • Carson: Trump starting to believe in "greater power"

    05/27/2016 3:30:05 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 27, 2016 | Joanathan Swan
    Ben Carson said he thinks Donald Trump is starting to believe in "a greater power" and is praying more often. Trump's former presidential rival, a key surrogate and possible vice presidential pick, told The Hill on Friday that he believes Trump is becoming more spiritual.“I know that he has prayed. I have eyewitness,” Carson said in a Facebook Live interview.
  • Donald Trump to Ben Carson: You’re Fired… From My VP Team

    05/21/2016 12:19:06 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 102 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 20, 2016 | Gideon Resnick
    Ben Carson has the ability to say everything he shouldn’t at exactly the wrong time. Since the former neurosurgeon has taken up the role of working on Donald Trump’s vice presidential team, he has suggested that the candidate may pick a Democratic running mate, dropped she-who-must-not-be-named Sarah Palin as a potential pick and earlier generally questioned a number of the presumptive nominee’s habits from his Twitter use to lack of pragmatism. So he was off the VP team in a hurry.
  • Ben Carson Reveals Who Is NOT On Donald Trump VP List…

    05/15/2016 3:56:39 PM PDT · by GilGil · 90 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5/14/2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump climbed to the top of the real estate world in the most ruthless, cut-throat, predatory and brutally competitive venues in the world, New York City. Trump did not become the multi-billion-dollar successful deal-maker through naive decisions or suffering with fools – that’s not how success in that business venue works... Understand this and you understand why Donald Trump’s inner circle is life-long or multi-decades deep. Understand this – and you also understand that everything outside of that nucleus is disposable. Everything outside that circle is a tool.
  • Wy Trump should pick Ben Carson for VP

    05/12/2016 7:29:01 PM PDT · by MagillaX · 95 replies
    After review of the candidates I am back to my original thought that Dr Ben Carson would be best for VP. My initial thought the best selection would be Rubio but after his latest tantrum when he was excluded from the VP selection confirms he is not ready for the big show. I still love the Trump and Christie stage presence but I am not yet convinced it will help gain votes. I know some people still want a women but introducing a new face brings in the unknown and pushes Melania off the stage. And there is Trump and...
  • Despite reports to the contrary, Ben Carson still advising Trump on possible VPs

    05/10/2016 7:33:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | May 10, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond,
    Ben Carson is still advising Donald Trump as his campaign ramps up its search and vetting process for a running mate, a Trump campaign source said Tuesday, despite a top aide to the retired neurosurgeon claiming Carson had stepped away from the process. Williams said while Carson "doesn't want a position" or a "title," he would continue to advise Trump on vice presidential picks as needed. "He's an adviser. I just think he's in a better position where he's not pigeonholed," Williams said, though Carson had never been given a formal title to account for his role in the Trump...
  • Corey Lewandowski to Head Up Trump VP Search

    05/10/2016 10:09:06 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 70 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 10, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski, who was falsely accused of assault and battery by attention-seeking hoaxer Michelle Fields in March, will head up Donald Trump’s VP search. The Hill reported: "Donald Trump’s controversial campaign manager will helm the presumptive GOP nominee’s running mate search, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Corey Lewandowski will lead the campaign’s vetting of prospective vice presidential candidates, a process the Post says will “ramp up” shortly. Ben Carson, who ended his own presidential bid earlier this year, has confirmed previously that he will be on the search committee as well. Carson has so far muddied...
  • Ben Carson Drops Out of Running for VP, Suggests a Democrat Could Be Selected

    05/05/2016 5:35:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    Complex ^ | May 5, 2016 | Amanda Wicks
    Now that he has very likely secured the GOP presidential nomination, Donald Trump has turned his attention to a running mate. Trump brought Ben Carson on board to help him decide on a VP nominee, but don't count on it being Carson. The former Republican presidential candidate announced Thursday he was taking himself out of the running. When asked who Trump was considering, Carson reportedly mentioned a wide candidate pool that could include Democrats. Carson told The Wall Street Journal, "We would consider people who are Americans and who put America first." If that includes a Democratic name, the chances...
  • Trump announces MAJOR role for Ben Carson

    05/04/2016 9:10:16 PM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 40 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | May 4, 2016 | Michele Hickford
    With Ted Cruz out of the race and John Kasich set to announce he’s suspending his campaign later today, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump is wasting no time in moving forward on building out his campaign team, amassing a team of advisers and beginning to review potential vice presidential running mates. To help him with the latter, Trump told the New York Times that Ben Carson will serve on a selection committee to find his running mate.
  • Carson Floats Cruz As Attorney General To Go After Clinton

    05/04/2016 4:29:15 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 143 replies
    Politico ^ | May 4, 2016 | By Brianna Gurciullo
    Ben Carson has a plan for Ted Cruz now that the Texas senator has dropped out of the GOP presidential race: attorney general, then Supreme Court justice under a Trump administration. When Fox News Radio’s John Gibson asked Carson on Wednesday whether it would be “smart” for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump to offer Cruz a position on the Supreme Court, he said yes. “I think he would be terrific on the Supreme Court, or I think he would be a terrific attorney general. Or he could be both,” Carson said. “He could be attorney general first, you know, go...
  • Ben Carson's missed cue sets off awkward start to Republican debate (Do you want to know what Donald

    04/21/2016 8:00:41 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 125 replies
    me, and The Guardian ^ | 7 February 2016 | me, and Adam Gabbatt
    Do you want to know what Donald Trump is really like? Back in Febuary of 2016 there was a Repuplican debate. The moderator was calling out the candidates' names at the start of the debate. When Ben Carson's name was called, he didn't hear it. So he just stood there in the wings. Cruz, Christie, and Bush, they all just walked passed Carson. But Trump understood what had happened, and he stood there right by Carson. That is the mark of a man!
  • Ben Carson got thousands of votes in NY and even beat Ted Cruz in one district

    04/20/2016 10:17:19 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 17 replies
    Syracuse ^ | 04/20/16 | Chris Baker
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A vote for Ben Carson in Tuesday's primary really didn't matter. Not only did Carson drop out of the race last month, he actively rejected his own votes. But that didn't stop thousands of people from checking the "Ben Carson" box on the ballot yesterday. In fact, Carson even beat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in one district.
  • Ben Carson: Gid Rid of Electoral College

    04/17/2016 4:07:45 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 130 replies
    newsmax ^ | 4/16/16 | t beamon
    Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Saturday that "we need to make some changes" to the nation's political system — possibly even abolishing the Electoral College — because it's a process "that's disregarding the will of the people." "One of the reasons that this is the year of the outsiders because people were so tired of the status quo and the rules that were arbitrary, created to advantage one group or another group," Carson, the retired pediatric neurosurgeon, told Uma Pemmaraju on Fox News. "Whatever happened to 'We are the people, the American people?' "The power has been served,"...
  • Ben Carson could be Trump spoiler in New York primary

    04/14/2016 1:04:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    USA Today | April 14, 2016 | Jon Campbell, Gannett New York
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/04/14/ben-carson-could-trump-spoiler-new-york-primary/83036318/
  • Trump Surrogate Ben Carson Says He'd Be 'Never Trump' Too If Stakes Weren't So High

    04/12/2016 7:31:16 AM PDT · by Fhios · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4/12/2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    [...Now, however, he [Carson] has said that he’d probably be in the 'Never Trump' camp too if the stakes in this election weren’t so high...]
  • re: Poor innocent victim Ted Cruz

    This past week, Mark Levin lashed out at conservative “a-holes” like Breitbart for its coverage of the Cruz eligibility controversy. (SNIP) Last month, Conway defended the RNC’s plans to use a brokered convention to strip Trump of the nomination, if necessary: “It’s not cheating…” (SNIP) Roe took an innocuous exchange between Carson and Sally Quinn out of context, and disseminated it to Cruz’s evangelical network. (SNIP) It’s criticism of critics of Cruz’s critics– and their cartoonish attempts to paint him as an innocent-to-a-fault, 11th Commandment devotee.
  • Ben Carson: Donald Trump worried about his Twitter 'problem'

    04/08/2016 6:21:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    KOTA-TV ^ | April 8, 2016 | Gregory Krieg CNN
    Candidate is an aggressive user of social media Donald Trump believes his aggressive use of social media, most notably his prolific Twitter presence, is a "problem" for the campaign, according to Ben Carson. Conservative host Joyce Kaufman, a Trump supporter, suggested to Carson on Thursday that the bombastic GOP front-runner should shut down the account. "We talk about it and a number of people talked about it, including his family," Carson said. "And he knows that it's a problem. So, you know, the first part of solving the problem is recognizing that it exists." The Trump campaign did not immediately...
  • Ben Carson Makes Another Bizarre Appearance on Behalf of Donald Trump

    04/08/2016 2:47:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/8/16 | David Rutz
    Dr. Ben Carson made yet another odd appearance on behalf of Donald Trump Thursday on CNN, fumbling answers about whether he thought there were better candidates and at one point accusing one of the interviewers of once being charged with a crime.Since endorsing Trump last month, the former GOP presidential contender has not been particularly helpful to Trump’s cause in numerous media appearances, acknowledging Trump’s deceits, saying he honestly would prefer another candidate and suggesting if Trump was a bad president, it would only last four years anyway.At one point Thursday, when CNN host John Berman asked Carson about the...
  • Trump plans a series of policy speeches

    04/05/2016 10:46:29 PM PDT · by blueplum · 33 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05 April 2016 | Karen Tumulty and Robert Costa
    GOP front-runner Donald Trump, facing a likely setback in Tuesday's Wisconsin primary, plans to shift gears in the coming weeks, and give a series of policy speeches in settings more formal than the freewheeling rallies that have become his political signature. Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said in an interview Tuesday that a memo published by The Washington Post detailing how Trump plans to get Mexico to pay for his proposed border wall is a prelude to a series of moves that flesh out the policies that Trump has been speaking about in general terms in his rallies and in...
  • Ben Carson: Establishment "Would Prefer" Hillary Over Trump

    04/04/2016 5:52:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 4,2016 | Trent Baker
    Former GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson appeared Sunday on AM 970 New York radio show “The Cats Roundtable” and discussed the 2016 election with host John Catsimatidis.
  • Carson: Republican leaders want Clinton

    04/03/2016 2:02:21 PM PDT · by kevcol · 32 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 3, 2016 | Dan Friedman
    Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Sunday that Republican party leaders prefer Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump for president. "The establishment Republicans would prefer to see someone like Hillary Clinton than they would Donald Trump," Carson said Sunday on "The Cats Roundtable," a radio show hosted by supermarket mogul John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York on Sunday. After dropping out of the race for the Republican nomination Carson, a former neurosurgeon and promotional speaker, endorsed Trump, calling him a fellow outsider. "The establishment in the Republican Party is scared out of their wits about the possibility of...
  • Something is Afoot: Cruz Camp Whistleblower Exposes Evil Campaign Tactics

    04/02/2016 7:47:13 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 68 replies
    Cruz camp insider washes his hands from the dirtiest campaign in his entire political career. The underhanded tactics are out of control. Listen to Bill Still’s report on the Cruz ‘cult like’ campaign and those who are involved from an insider who is now coming clean.