The President appeared less than impressed / Image: Politix
For those who haven't heard, neurosurgeon Ben Carson caused quite a stir last Thursday at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in DC with a conservative speech that not only deployed the "political correctness" concept, but called for health savings accounts, a policy proposal at odds with the President's Affordable Care Act.
Carson, whose conservative credentials appear solid despite his remark that the American bald eagle needs both a "right wing" and a "left wing" to take flight, surprised folks with a speech supporting a flat tax among other things. But it was his call for a more market-oriented health policy that was likely the biggest thorn in the side of President Obama, who some claim was "upstaged" by Carson:
"For...people indigent who don't have any money, we can make contributions to their HSA each month because we already have this huge pot of money," explained Carson. "Instead of sending it to some bureaucracy, let's put it in their HSAs."
Among those who found Carson's speech disagreeable was Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), who claimed the speech displayed an "empathy gap" between conservatives and the American people:
"I think it's really not really an appropriate place to make this kind of political speech and to invoke God as his support for that kind of view," said Schakowsky, whose sentiments were shared by many of her fellow Democrats. "I think it's reflective of where many of the Republicans and Tea Parties are right now, that we need to have an economy that works for everyone."
Absolutely. yeah they were a little upset because Obama looked like a complete fool . And it was a brilliant speech , and it is no surprise that it did not resonate with the Morons who frequent YouTube.
Ben Carson is a Seventh Day Adventist and one of the best if NOT the best nuerosurgeon....schooled from Loma Linda University....to even disrespect him by trying to tear this man of God and incredible medical and scientific mind because you disagree with him politically is progressive liberal tolerance at its best....
Don't know about President Hussein Obama being upstaged but certainly the progressive liberal agenda was upstaged....and in a polite Godly manner....
The fascinating thing? An intelligent, talented, individual, Godly, CONSERVATIVE African-American....the progressive liberal camp just can't fathom this....everything they were taught to abhor and/or exploit and manipulate....
Did you see Obama's stupid face? LOL . We should have made Dr. Carson our first black president instead of that overrated, stupid. numbskull, Obama. . He made a monkey out of Obama right to his face. It was unforgettable and funny. . Like Benghazi is unforgettable but in a very sad way.
@Medicinebow @RiversideRed Prayer functions in the government is a direct violation of the Constitution concerning separation of Church and state. This doctor used a religious gathers to espouse his political beliefs. That is NOT separation of church and state. Whether I agree with the doctor or not is another issue. But I will not discuss what he said when he says it under cover of mixing religion and govt. That's illegal.
@jessejaymes Sorry but you're wrong....read the amendment....congress shall make no law for or against religion in order to establish one religion over another....a prayer breakfast is NOT congress making a law for or against....events like this have happened since the beginning of this country....
Basically our founders did not want the federal government to establish either a Roman Catholic Church or the Church Of England which ruled/rules their countries.....
Glad there are still some African Americans left that don't believe Osama Obama is a god. Just because he stole the election doesn't give him the right to steal from the hard working tax payers of America to give it to unworthy low life that refuses to get off the government tit and get a job and make their own dreams come true. Stop trying to kill my dreams and my families dreams. This is America where dreams do come true IF you choose to dream them don't sit back and let others do it for you. People like that have no vision or purpose breathing free air
Obama is a moron. He was upstaged by a doctor with a good deal of intelligence and common sense, both of which are lacking in our Idiot in Chief. Of course the Democrats are mad, the good doctor blasphemized their savior, the one chosen to lead the loons from the liberal left out of the darkness....and drive our country right down into that deep dark hole.
Doctor Ben Carson spoke the words and thoughts of Many Americans who's votes against Obama were diluted by the efforts of Acorn and the Chicago machine style, get-out-the-vote style politics, if this hadn't happened, Obama and Biden wouldn't have had to listen to the good doctor deliver his honest- straight-forward message they found so unsettling.
What a fine good moral and intelligent man Mr Carson is. I just hope he isn't found floating face down in the Hudson anytime soon. I think if Obama would have had an AR-15 with a 100 round clip in his hand, they most likely would have been digging 100 rounds out of Mr Carson body that day. The president was fumeing as Mr Carson spoke. It kills Obama and the democrats when a black man who is so much more intelligent than the acting president publicly makes the president look like a fool and do you know the reason why? Because they can't pull that damn racecard out and shove it in everyones face. Iam so glad that the tables are slowly turning and all the glamor and hoopla is wearing thin on this pretender. I really do think that Obamas days are numbered and will eventually be exposed and all his lies and coverups will surface and he wil be heald for treason before all is said and done. Remember folks you heard it here first by the No# 1 racist.
@Thegrif I tryed to vote indicating that I agreed with you about The Doctor giving a good speech but my vote wasn't counted... Its about time someone had the nerve to do speak up, it should have been said a long time ago.
I loved what he said about political correctness. People should never be afraid to voice their opinion in a free society and PC BS needs to be destroyed. BTW, did you see the look on Obama's face? Dear Leader doesn't like anyone who confronts him with the truth. He's used to getting his butt kissed by the liberal media. Loved it!
@OhWiseOne No, a person can tell the truth without using racist slurs. Unless, of course, they are a racist and their whole world view revolves around that racism. Then they have problems with being "PC."
@RiversideRed - Have you? It means that the government cannot infringe upon individual religious beliefs, but it also means that government cannot sponsor any religion. Paying for such an event with taxpayer dollars is unconstitutional. Period.
@Denizen_Kate Then its also not right, and a government infringment on Catholic and protestents beliefs to take their tax dollars and use that money to pay planned Parent Hood to preform abortions which is against their religious teachings. It doesn't say in the constitution that government is to act in a hostile way towards those who hold religious beliefs or to act in a belligerent manner by forcing/ using tax money of those people, for abortions who's religious tenets decree that abortions are wrong.
Most of the conservatives prefer the Old Testament. How Jesus actually led his life working among the poor and the oppressed doesn't appeal to them as much as going all Leviticus on people they don't agree with.
@PNWest Yup. That's how they miss that Jesus was a radical liberal. "Feed the hungry. Shelter the stranger. Visit the prisoner." Most conservatives also don't realize that after Jesus was gone, the early Christians were communists, selling all that they had, living in a group and allowing the apostles to hand out resources as they were needed. But they'd have to read Acts to know that and, as you say, Acts isn't nearly as exciting as the smitings of the Old Testament.