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A Message to Obama, Served Cold

Francis W. Porretto Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 6:54 AM
Dr. Carson's remarks were enormously heartening -- all the more so because he hurled them (figuratively) into Obama's teeth. But the core of the problem is that far too large a fraction of the populace is now addicted to redistribution and government handouts, believes it has a right to whatever it wants, and will never, ever relinquish its subsidies or its "free" goodies voluntarily. That fraction is all the explanation we need for two-term President Obama.

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....