The President was on the roster with politically incorrect Dr. Ben Carson who gave Obama a respectable prayer breakfast spanking. Carson, a world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, was unafraid in Obama’s presence. That’s probably because Dr. Carson has worked on brains just a tiny bit smaller than Barack’s.
For those on the left there’s nothing worse than a black man refusing to play the victim, insisting that his success was achieved through individual freedom and personal responsibility. That’s why the President probably came real close to losing a waffle while listening to Ben share how, against all odds and without government assistance, he overcame poverty, racism, and a violent temper to become a world-renowned neurosurgeon.
Benjamin Carson is a 61-year-old black man raised in Detroit by a single mother who refused to let her sons fail. As a peeved Obama stoically glared at him, Dr. Carson talked of his mother Sonya’s demand that, although unable to read herself, he and his brother Curtis, rather than watch television, read and write book reports.
Once nicknamed the “dumbest kid in the world,” Ben described how books taught him about the individual self-determination “people of great accomplishment” exercise. Those lessons led to an epiphany for Carson: “At that point I didn’t hate poverty anymore, because I knew it was only temporary: I could change that.”
Clearly, Dr. Carson’s idea of ‘change’ is radically different from that of the president. Change for Ben Carson came with the revelation that the best one can be requires hard work and personal responsibility.
Carson dared to touch on America’s “moral decay and fiscal irresponsibility” with Barack Obama, the main contributor to both problems, sitting just a few feet away.
For mathematically-challenged Obama voters who find it hard to grasp the enormity of the nation’s 16.5-trillion-dollar liability, Carson broke it down by explaining that if one were to count “one number per second…it would take “507,000 years … to count to one trillion.” The doctor even brought up tax-free health savings accounts – now that takes a hearty dose of intestinal fortitude!
Ben Carson was not shy about laying out a flat-tax proposal, either. He suggested that if “You make 10 billion dollars, you put in a billion. You make 10 dollars, you put in one.” Then, he cleverly used the flat-tax argument as a springboard to expose the president’s class warfare tactics when he pointed out that “some people” (ahem) say, “That’s not fair! It doesn’t hurt the guy who made 10 billion dollars.”
Dr. Carson then asked, “Where does it say you have to hurt that guy? He just put a billion dollars into the pot!” The 2008 Presidential Medal of Freedom winner should have just turned and spoken directly to the presidential ‘winner’ sitting nearby, who was trying desperately to keep his composure.
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