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A Message to Obama, Served Cold

Andy544 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 10:24 AM
Nearly TWELVE TRILLION dollars has been added to the National Debt since 2001, in the 12 years of the combined inept administrations of GW Bush and Barack Obama. We are facing imminent fiscal catastrophe because of irresponsible government over-spending. And yet all the politicians in D.C. and the media pundits can do is endlessly 're-arrange' the deck chairs on the Titanic! Majoring in the 'minors' and 'minoring' in the 'majors' .

In an earlier era, Dr. Benjamin Carson's speech before the National Prayer Breakfast last week would have been a really big deal rather than mere fodder for a brief squall on Twitter and cable news.

Born in crushing poverty to an illiterate single mother dedicated to seeing her children succeed, Carson became the head of the department of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins medical institutions when he was 33. He's been a black celebrity role model ever since.

Even if you didn't like the substance of what Carson had to say at the breakfast, his speech made for great political theater....