Ben Carson, M.D.: potential GOP presidential candidate

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    Uh so did the nearly four decades of national political experience ... apples and oranges
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    Carson's a good man. I like him. But how do those who roundly criticized the Democrats for nominating a inexperienced "community organizer" justify supporting the possible candidacy of a man who has even less experience in the arena of politics?
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    One big difference is BC is very accomplished and kept a job for more than two years.
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    Who better to address the healthcare catastrophe?
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    I'd argue physicians and politicians are the worst to address health COVERAGE issues.
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    certainly glad the conservatives never criticize anyone who disagrees with them.
    I mean, seriously, that's your complaint?
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    Well if he's given to using such extreme rhetoric, I don't think it would beneath him to exaggerate the hostility and extremity of his audit. But look the guy's obviously smart and extremely accomplished and I respect what he's done in his career, but let's call the rhetoric for what it is, vile, which should be beneath him.
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    Funny that two have agree'd with you, they must have missed the point. It wasn't Obama's lack of experience in politics that had people worried, it was his lack of experience in just about everything in general, or more specifically, he had little to no experience working in the private sector. He didn't know how the world really works for most working folks. It wasn't about his lack of political savvy, it was about his lack of business experience. It's just two different things. Carson comes from the world of reality, not the world of politics. Obama comes from the world of politics, not the world of reality. Let's be honest - a good percentage of our politicians have no idea what it's like to work careers that aren't in some way related to working in politics, or if they do, they're so far removed it's hard to really associate them with it.
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    Yes, let's elect one of the neocon architects of the invasion of Iraq. That would be a real commendable move, and so deserving. Plus it would take this nice lady off the NCAA football playoff selection committee, which we all know is more important than the thousands upon thousands of lives lost in our Iraq exercise in "spreading freedom" (or getting Saddam's WMDs, or getting Saddam, or what exactly was the intent, since for some reason the intent kept changing?). Oh, I'm such a big admirer of Condoleeza Rice.
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    Geez, you would give the impression that the guy worked in a walk-in clinic or something.
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    Too,late... The media is already on it...
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    Exactly... Oh, and the two who agreed with her are two of the new "S-Troop" who high five almost everything our resident liberals post in here...


    Someone used the term "circle jerk" in here a while back.. It seems pretty apropos now with the new rating system we are using... The content of which they rate is meaningless so long as it's their team posting it.

    Get a room...
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    No, I just don't believe a doctor is the right person to understand health COVERAGE, which is 90% of our problem
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    Have you ever listened to his solutions? Seems to be that you're making a broad sweeping opinion. Not all doctors are created equal, just like any other profession.
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    Isn't that the same poster that pretends to be above it all?
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    Generally you may be right, but that doesn't mean that all Doctors will be that way. Personally I like the guy, his story is not that of a typical Doctor. How many neurosurgeons come from the home of a single black mother? His perspective on things would have to be pretty different, just from how he grew up. I'm not sure we should say, "Most Doctors aren't the right people to understand health coverage, therefore I simply won't even entertain the idea of any Doctor's views when it comes to that." I realize you didn't say that, but it seems like you're implying it.
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    Right. Because the media shouldn't report what he says. It's so totally unfair.
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    Bizarre. I asked a question to which 2 people make immediate replies. A 3rd goes on to better answer my question but not before he notes who has checked "agree" and we're now involved in a "circle jerk." Get real.
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    Not sure who all you're referring to, Lacuna, but in my own post I only mentioned the two agrees because I was surprised so many would feel that same way - didn't mean anything derogatory by bringing them up per se, just was an attempt to explain how I thought people could criticize Obama's lack of experience, but be more accepting of Ben Carson's.
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    I would imagine the 2 people who "agree'd" with my post did so because they agreed it was a legitimate question to ask. It was asked because for the last 6 years there has been a litany from some conservatives rightfully deriding Obama's lack of experience as nothing but a community organizer. You best answered the question but DaveFla and Gatorman thought it more fun to toss dirt around after your mention of the 2 who "agree'd" with me.

    Should also mention that Dave, in short sighted ignorance, incorrectly slapped an "S Troop" label on one of the two as that person sits on his side of the political spectrum.

    Wrong again, Dave.
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