Political mudslingers looking for dirt to discredit famed neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson after his candid speech criticizing government policies and political correctness at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. just over a week ago, are probably going to need a miracle finding any major ammunition.
Carson who issued a warning shot to his would-be attackers was responding to a question asked by an audience member during a one-hour Sean Hannity special billed Saving America on Fox News last Friday night.
"Doctor, when you say things that people don't want to hear, usually there is an immediate effort to delegitimize the speaker, were you concerned about that before you made that speech, in that forum, with that audience?" asked radio talk show host, Leslie Gold. more >>
In a recent column in The Christian Post, I discussed President Obama's "selective amnesia" in his State of the Union speech. His "Fix-It First" and "protect Americans abroad" proposals were simply rehashes of old campaign speeches (and since he's been campaigning almost non-stop for five years, he has plenty of material to work with.) I also talked of Obama's spending, and the $6 trillion (and counting) added to the national debt so far.
But am I right? Is the spending problem all Obama's fault?
One of those who commented on the original article was apoplectic over my statement that, "His own outlandish spending has added $6 trillion the debt, with deficits of over $1 trillion each year he has been in office thus far." They stated: more >>
Move over Dr. Oz, it looks like Dr. Benjamin Carson is America's favorite new physician and the people are loving his political incorrectness, too.
After throwing political caution to the wind in his candid speech at the National Prayer Breakfast last Thursday, renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson of Johns Hopkins Hospital is riding his popularity with high sales of his books and being flooded with donations to his Carson Scholars Fund celebrating "intellectual superstars" in America's schools.
"The Prayer Breakfast speech has caused a lot of people to go to the Carson Scholars Fund website and many became excited about what we are doing. It is a gratifying response, the gist of which is still being assessed," said Sheila Butler, expansion coordinator at the Carson Scholars Fund, in an interview with The Christian Post on Thursday. more >>
To say that the federal government has a spending problem is "almost a false argument," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on "Fox News Sunday."
Congressional Republicans frequently argue that the federal government does not have a revenue problem, but a spending problem.
In the interview, which was taped on Friday and aired Sunday, Chris Wallace played a clip of Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) saying, "At some point, Washington has to deal with its spending problem. I watched them kick the can down though road for the 22 years I have been here and I have had enough of it. It's time to act." more >>
Dr. Benjamin Carson, Gifted Hands author and director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., brought an audience of dignitaries, including President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle, to their feet last Thursday after dishing a speech packed with parables, wit, biblical scriptures and punch at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. Now, it's resounding with everyday Americans, too.
The doctor's 25-minute speech displayed a "logical" and "common-sense" approach to issues like freedom of speech, education, taxation, the national debt and spirituality, and has already captured more than a million hits on YouTube and elicited headlines and calls like the Wall Street Journal's "Ben Carson for President."
"Smart man! Put him in the White House," agreed Mary Ledet on Monday in her comments posted on the video of Carson's speech, which was uploaded to YouTube on Thursday. more >>
The best way to deal with the automatic spending cuts, known as sequestration, that were put in place to deal with the nation's rising national debt, now at over $16.5 trillion, is to delay them from going into effect, said Pulitzer prize winning economist Paul Krugman. To do that, he advised President Barack Obama to offer future "vague spending cuts" and "real revenue sources." The belief, though, that liberals want to spend more money on government, is "imaginary," he added.
Unlike raising the nation's debt ceiling, Krugman explained Sunday on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS," "the world won't end if we go a month into [sequestration], so, [Obama] can afford to wait. Where, I believe the Republicans will have to cave, eventually.
"... [Obama] he should look for some ... face-saving way for everybody to just kick this can down the road. We shouldn't do anything right now." more >>