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mexicomaria
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 11:47:47 PM

At long last...a man that does not care to be politically correct, he cares to be frank. Dr Ben Carson speaks at Prayer Brkft
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gas_too_high
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teacher_tim: "I wonder if Dr. Carson will run for Mikulski's Senate seat?"

weaselspit: "That might be a wiser choice..."

It seems weasel might have swerved, unintentionally, into the truth. If Dr. Carson wants to run for President, running for and winning a Senate seat would be excellent preparation for him, seeing as how he has no political experience.

GTH
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 1:18:48 PM

"Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has created an exploratory committee to run for president, becoming the first high-profile Republican candidate to formally enter the 2016 presidential contest.

Carson, the only African-American expected to enter the race, rose to national prominence after criticizing President Barack Obama's health care law at the 2013 National Prayer breakfast. He quickly developed a loyal following among the GOP's most conservative voters.

"Obviously, this is a very big step," committee chairman Terry Giles said in an interview with The Associated Press. "Today we begin the formal process of exploring whether or not Ben can win the presidency."

In the eyes of the law, there is little difference between a presidential campaign committee and an exploratory committee, which allows Carson to begin raising money for a White House bid.

Carson, 63, becomes the first in a large group of Republicans expected to enter the 2016 election. Several high-profile Republicans have acted like candidates in recent weeks."
Ben Carson Forms An Exploratory Committee To Run For President

I guess he's decided to run for President.
mexicomaria
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 1:07:22 PM

CPAC Straw Poll

Sen.Paul finished with 26 percent of the vote

Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker 21 percent of the vote

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz finished in third place with 11.5 percent

Dr. Ben Carson in fourth with 11 percent.

[Edited by: mexicomaria at 3/3/2015 1:09:21 PM EST]
Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 10:43:23 AM

"I wonder if Dr. Carson will run for Mikulski's Senate seat?"

That might be a wiser choice...
teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 10:27:13 AM

I wonder if Dr. Carson will run for Mikulski's Senate seat?
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 11:37:36 PM

"You utterly missed his point, IMO. The way I read it, he was actually refuting my assertion that you and reb are wasting your time/money... "

Bingo. Give that GB member a dessert of their choice for hitting the nail on the head.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 11:41:35 PM

"Share with us how you are doing that, Kat....I am interested."

I worked for the candidate of my choice in the 2012 presidential election. I would encourage those who have faith in Dr. Carson to support him now with their time or money. Mere talk is cheap.

"....or how about their blood...."

Personally, I'm quite skeptical that Dr. Carson needs your blood at this time. But if that's all you have to offer him now, maybe he could make use of it.

[Edited by: KatmanDo at 2/24/2015 11:45:07 PM EST]
Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 9:40:13 PM

"I believe if you read Ben Carson's books you will get the gist of his giving and his goal in life...or his reason for giving. This is a gentle man who has worked harder than probably all of us to get where he is....the hardships were many....and he is brilliant and loves the USA."

None of which qualifies somebody for the Oval Office...

"eb...I would never assert that many do not give...but the assertion was made that "people of faith need to put their money where their values are. Demonstrate your faith in a concrete manner."

What does that have to do with Ben Carson? Who has done that. Also, Kat I get has no idea who I am.....or what I do or have done. He just throws out mud and sees if it will stick. Does he really know any folks of faith here that do not do what he suggests?"

You utterly missed his point, IMO. The way I read it, he was actually refuting my assertion that you and reb are wasting your time/money...
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 9:35:15 PM

"Reb...I would never assert that many do not give...but the assertion was made that "people of faith need to put their money where their values are. Demonstrate your faith in a concrete manner.""

I'm sure alot of people think they give... but the level and the motivation are certainly at different levels...



[Edited by: reb4 at 2/24/2015 9:35:30 PM EST]
mexicomaria
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 5:21:21 PM

I believe if you read Ben Carson's books you will get the gist of his giving and his goal in life...or his reason for giving. This is a gentle man who has worked harder than probably all of us to get where he is....the hardships were many....and he is brilliant and loves the USA.

Reb...I would never assert that many do not give...but the assertion was made that "people of faith need to put their money where their values are. Demonstrate your faith in a concrete manner."

What does that have to do with Ben Carson? Who has done that. Also, Kat I get has no idea who I am.....or what I do or have done. He just throws out mud and sees if it will stick. Does he really know any folks of faith here that do not do what he suggests?
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 5:05:57 PM

""Funny, most people do that..."

Most people do that? How are you going to prove that assertion??"
let me say ... you are right WeasleSpit. I posted incorrectly...



I meant to say "***many*** people do that"...

But I guess that would also be subjective...
"bet it is smaller than any of the deeds done by those of faith that go here."I could "blame" MexicoMaria's post... (just kidding MM) in getting me thinking of faith based folks giving, though I know that there are people that give just to be kind...
Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 2:34:58 PM

"I would like to hear weasel and Kat's definition of "concrete"...bet it is smaller than any of the deeds done by those of faith that go here."

Perhaps you should start a new thread? ;)
Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 2:34:06 PM

"Funny, most people do that..."

Most people do that? How are you going to prove that assertion?
Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 2:33:14 PM

"Like who? You do not know the folks here weasel, even if we know you..."

Which is why I said "I think" - not "I know". Don't confuse me for A1, or some of your fellow die-hard con buddies who think they know all about the other person. Especially those that make false allegations regarding different screen names....

Hit close to the mark yet, or are you still unaware of your own hypocrisy?

"Start a topic, if you like on; "who puts their money where?""

Why? I wasn't the one the brought the point up... You seemed keenly interested and asked the question, so why don't you direct your question back at yourself?
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 12:30:43 PM

"I encourage folks to put their money where their values are. Demonstrate your faith in a concrete manner"

Funny, most people do that... Ben Carson does


of course I believe some of his work as a surgeon was done without fee's...

teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 12:27:14 PM

LOL, I donate blood, but usually only every 56 days or when I cut myself on a project. I also run two blood drives every school year.

While, I appreciate their service and sacrifice for their country, the volunteer armed forces are being paid for their service, albeit meagerly.

We should probably bring THAT up in the Food Stamps thread.

[Edited by: teacher_tim at 2/24/2015 12:28:10 PM EST]
mexicomaria
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 12:24:03 PM

That is a good idea time....or how about their blood....that would be all the soldiers here.

Very small to say.............""I encourage folks to put their money where their values are. Demonstrate your faith in a concrete manner."

I would like to hear weasel and Kat's definition of "concrete"...bet it is smaller than any of the deeds done by those of faith that go here.
teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 12:04:00 PM

Or their time, if they volunteer rather than just write a check.

RNorm and I might be hard to beat that way, lol.
mexicomaria
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 11:47:26 AM

Like who? You do not know the folks here weasel, even if we know you...

This little site is filled with very wonderful, generous folks. You just have a narrow vision field.

Start a topic, if you like on; "who puts their money where?"
Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 11:35:20 AM

"Why would you mention that, do you think there is someone here who does not do that?"

I think there are many here who don't do this... Is that a surprise to you?
mexicomaria
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 11:21:32 AM

"I encourage folks to put their money where their values are. Demonstrate your faith in a concrete manner."

Why would you mention that, do you think there is someone here who does not do that?

Share with us how you are doing that, Kat....I am interested.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 10:33:33 AM

"I encourage folks to put their money where their values are. Demonstrate your faith in a concrete manner."

I can't disagree with that. Good point.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 10:32:41 AM

"Somewhere along the way, I heard Scott Walker criticized for not having a college degree in these threads."

Which is not a legitimate criticism - as are most partisan criticism. Very few legitimate criticism are referenced these days - it is all hyperbole and conjecture.
Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 10:31:28 AM

"LOL, so why are you here WeasleSpit???

... wasting time???LOL"

I didn't realize posting here against Carson was my following Carson? Interesting theory you got working there...
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 11:52:45 PM

"Anybody following Carson or donating already is wasting his/her time and/or money. "

I encourage folks to put their money where their values are. Demonstrate your faith in a concrete manner.
reb4
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 9:25:59 PM

Oh, EZ, you obviously are over simplifying it.



The "problem" with him is he's conservative...


LOL


[Edited by: reb4 at 2/23/2015 9:26:25 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 8:12:12 PM

Somewhere along the way, I heard Scott Walker criticized for not having a college degree in these threads. If that is the criteria for a presidential candidate, Ben Carson should be receiving most votes as he is easily the most educated of any of the prospective candidates, red or blue.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 7:22:30 PM

"Anybody following Carson or donating already is wasting his/her time and/or money."



LOL, so why are you here WeasleSpit???

... wasting time???


LOL



[Edited by: reb4 at 2/23/2015 7:23:04 PM EST]
Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 4:25:21 PM

"I was thinking the exact same thing about Hillary, weaselspit."

Good, then at least we agree on that point! ;)

I'm kinda interested to hear some more from Jeb Bush, actually...

[Edited by: Weaslespit at 2/23/2015 4:25:57 PM EST]
teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 4:09:20 PM

If he runs, I'll be working for him.

I was thinking the exact same thing about Hillary, weaselspit.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 8:16:43 AM

Like I said before, there are a lot of people that would have far better experience than our current President..."

But not the subject of this thread.... So if Obama is as bad as some here like to think (and he has certainly made his share of mistakes) - yikes.

Anybody following Carson or donating already is wasting his/her time and/or money.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 7:57:54 AM

btc1 "he" I presume is BO?There was likely a reason it was excluded from the link I provided btc1.


The Anneburg project was a total failure.... or do you have some different facts?


Some people are not aware of all the dealings Obama had ... past dealings with ACORN (lead leadership training), and Ayers...


Like I said before, there are a lot of people that would have far better experience than our current President...

Thanks for prooving my point btc1...
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 7:04:23 AM

He was an educator and Chairman of the Board of the Annenberg Project.

I realize that is not something you all would think much of. Education and all....
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 10:08:33 PM

WeasleSpit partially quoted reb4: "more qualified than the current POTUS..."

WeasleSpit posted: "I believe that you believe that..."

Well, let's look at his experience...Obama did have political experience, but only some rudimentary experience as an executive (lets honor his 2 semester as president of Harvard Law review .... snicker)"Illinois State senate 1997-2004"
(he ran un-opposed his 1st term due to all the other candidates coming up as .. disqualified)..

"U.S. Senator Illinois from January 3, 2005, to November 16, 2008."
(he ran against a very weak and late entrant when the Republican candidat resigned due to scandal).

Obama's Biography - His senate years were actually misleading since he announced his campaign to run for President on February 10, 2007...Interestingly enough this is a question Dr. Ben Carson has already been asked...Ben Carson has a Barack Obama problem. It’s not the one you think.


"But Carson has something of a Barack Obama problem, which has nothing to do with the fact that he would be vying to become the nation's second black president.

That problem became clear as Carson ran into a buzzsaw in the form of Chris Wallace during an interview on "Fox News Sunday." Wallace asked Carson why his party or the country would bet on sending a neurosurgeon with no political experience to the White House to deal with domestic and foreign affairs -- especially after President Obama's rocky tenure."""Wouldn't putting Ben Carson in the Oval Office be akin to putting a politician in the operating room and performing one of your brain surgeries?" Wallace said.

Carson's response (emphasis ours):

I don't think so. What is required for leadership is wisdom and the ability to assemble a appropriate team, an ability to listen and an ability to make wise decisions. And we also have to recognize what I said a little bit earlier: Our system was designed by our founders, with the people in mind and with the will of the people in mind, not with the will of government. If you want the will of the government, yes, you need people who spend their whole lives in politics, and they are people who are much more likely to be able to impose the will of the government. But I don't think that's what we need and Jefferson said that when things got so bad, the people would actually make a correction. I think it's time to make that correction."






[Edited by: reb4 at 2/22/2015 10:16:11 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 9:26:08 PM

Weaslespit said: "Which would restore a bit more faith in the GOP that they are serious about providing a qualified candidate."

Surely you don't expect us to NOT laugh at that analysis while you defend our current, totally incompetent POTUS, do you?
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 9:22:46 PM

Weaslespit said: "I haven't seen much mention of him 'anywhere'"

At this point in time, is it really necessary to be in the news every x number of days in order to be considered a viable candidate? I was totally unaware of that rule!
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 6:44:43 PM

btc1, >>I doubt if there will be many headlines from either side here. Nothing new.<<
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Maybe but we'll just have to wait and see.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 6:14:15 PM

Tell us what you really think, MahapocJack! LOL!

I doubt if there will be many headlines from either side here. Nothing new.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 6:01:32 PM

btc: "Dr. Carson will be at Al Sharpton's Convention."
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If he kowtows to Sharkton in any way, he may as well stop campaigning.

Most likely, he'll expose Sharkton as the unethical (from the second definition of 'bastard") scoundrel, villain, rogue, rascal, weasel, snake, snake in the grass, miscreant, good-for-nothing, reprobate; informal lowlife, creep, nogoodnik, scamp, scalawag, jerk, beast, rat, ratfink, louse, swine, dog, skunk, heel; slimeball, son of a bitch, SOB, scumbag, scumbucket, scuzzball, scuzzbag, dirtbag, sleazeball, sleazebag; dated hound, cad; archaic blackguard, knave, varlet, whoreson, that he is.

He may wind up ending Sharky's career as lead agitator and picking up huge support?

No matter what, this should be interesting. Who said politics is boring?
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 3:01:51 PM

btc: "Dr. Carson will be at Al Sharpton's Convention."


It should be very interesting indeed to see how he is treated there. I sense a teachable moment in the making.



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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 2:54:47 PM

"more qualified than the current POTUS..."

I believe that you believe that...

"But don't worry, I doubt the deciders of the republican party will choose him..."

Which would restore a bit more faith in the GOP that they are serious about providing a qualified candidate.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 1:28:54 PM

"Not to mention he is utterly unqualified..."

WeasleSpit, I assure you, Dr. Ben Carson is Likely far more qualified than the current POTUS...But don't worry, I doubt the deciders of the republican party will choose him...
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 11:33:23 AM

Dr. Carson will be at Al Sharpton's Convention.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 10:35:20 AM

"WeasleSpit, I'm sure he would NOT have your vote since you are FAR left of his views..."

Not to mention he is utterly unqualified...
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 12:04:49 AM

Presidential hopeful Ben Carson makes his case in O.C.


"Ben Carson’s outsider approach to politics has made him a conservative champion for many – and he said during an Orange County visit Thursday that his eagerness to buck the status quo will hardly hurt if he decides to run for president.

“People with great political expertise have gotten us into this mess,” said Carson, whose political ascent dates to his ballyhooed speech at the February 2013 National Prayer Breakfast. “I think as time goes on and people have the opportunity to hear what I have to say – compared to the political experts – they’ll actually be able to think for themselves and recognize when they see solutions.”"



WeasleSpit, I'm sure he would NOT have your vote since you are FAR left of his views...

LOL



[Edited by: reb4 at 2/22/2015 12:05:51 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2015 11:37:41 PM

"Grassroots drive for Dr. Ben Carson, to be President in 2016"

Perhaps Carson might be successful in Reagan, but not at all likely in the current United States.
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2015 1:10:39 PM

"Oh dear. He better declare himself out of the race if GasBuddies aren't posting about him!"

Just gas buddies? I haven't seen much mention of him 'anywhere'... Although some of our local fanbois were doing a good job keep tabs on anything mentioned about him in cyberspace. I guess you can post what isn't available?
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2015 3:27:41 AM

At this time Carson is my number one favorite for the next POTUS. What you see is what you get, and he's not afraid to tell the truth. REFRESHING!!!

I left the light on, and this is about the 10 bulb, but I'm patient.

That's an inside piece of information.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 6:16:59 PM

"...the Secret Service has performed lately, this might become relevant to ..."

Thank goodness they have prevented any harm to potus and his family.., that is the true measurement of success.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 5:57:15 PM

Weaslespit said: "Is this guy falling off of the radar or what? The last two posts in this thread weren't even about Ben..."

Oh dear. He better declare himself out of the race if GasBuddies aren't posting about him!

I guess anyone else should consider their candidacy kaput if no one on GasBuddy mentions their names at least two days in a row, say maybe up until a year before the election actually takes place?
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