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A Message to Obama, Served Cold

C. R.4 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 12:06 PM
So far I haven't heard anything like your claptrap from the people I know and that is a multitude of thinking persons. Dr. Carson obviously hit your sore spots and you don't like it or him because he was cogent, reasonable, truthful, and on point. Wow! what concepts which makes it difficult for Demos and liberals to like him but, hey, he is now more popular than Kate Middleton! He is good looking, super intelligent, knows how to speak with a great voice, knows how to reason and after June he is available for bigger things. I bet he also got a lot of kudos from abroad as well, since he is well reputed there.
atuckman Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 1:28 AM
All that you say may well be true, but the bigger truth asks the question of whether there is a single white man in America today who would ever get away with this. Only a black man could get off so easily. We all know the reasons why. When ANY man can speak this freely, then I 'll believe we have freedom of speech. Until then its only guilt.

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....