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A Star Was Born

Last year, as I watched the National Prayer Breakfast, I assumed I was witnessing another routine presidential event, where friends lauded President Obama, opponents at best gently ribbed him, and then Obama made his remarks, punctuated by frequent applause.

The keynote speaker for the breakfast arose and began in gentle terms. And then something happened. Bit by bit, he launched into a sweeping articulation of conservative philosophy and values that within minutes had me transfixed.

The newly reelected president, who appeared that morning to be in some kind of sleeping, nicotine gum chewing stupor, had experienced perhaps one too many coronations in the past few weeks and was not expecting to have conservatism shoved right down this throat.

But that’s what Dr. Benjamin Carson was doing. Unintimidated by the presence of the president, ignoring Washington niceties, Carson was letting him have it.

I watched as the president’s face slowly morphed from careless complacency to peevish concern. Suddenly, he seemed a little more awake. Because nobody forces the president to listen to neolithic political theories.

Especially when the speaker seems to be making so much sense.

I knew something big was happening, and I wrote about it later that day in a piece titled, “Obama treated to a full plate of conservative thought.” Conservatism had an new, eloquent, clear thinking apostle, and Obama had been served a dose of humility.

I thought you might like to revisit Dr. Carson’s speech or perhaps view it for the very first time. You won’t be disappointed.

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28 Responses to A Star Was Born

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    • I was thinking the same–they trot him out on Fox to talk about the h/c situation, though he is no longer practicing. He did have that shining moment, then got bogged, at least in my opinion. Also his voice is sort of a monotone, which grates on me–don’t hate me.

      • Dr. Ben does columns for the Washington Times, gives speeches, is talking about his solution to the mess we have with Obamacare in Washington. The problem is that the lamestream media is not covering him….Keith does, Lucianne.com does, Fox News does, but you won’t find his thoughts on the evening news at ABCCBSNBCPMSNBCCNN or the rest of the alphabets. Nor will you find his thoughts in the “newspapers of note”, unfortunately. He is an amazing person ~ an absolute delight to meet in person. He has had a medical college named for him in Nigeria (at Babcock University), and both he and his wife Candy are humble, down-to-earth people who live a life of service for others. I think he would be a wonderful POTUS, although I think he could do more for this country in the role he has taken on now.

    • I received a mailer the other day. There is a movement to draft Dr. Carson to run for President. They are claiming he can win and beat hillary. Saying he would receive about 40% of the black vote if he ran. http://www.runbenrun.org I believe is the site. Might want to start passing around this video and website.

  1. Thank Keith, I will watch it again in a little while. Right now, I feel I will become teary eyed if I watch again at this moment. Reason: I thought at that time Dr. Carson would have inspired many people to break from their silence and speek on their own as well. People who had supported O, but were just as amazed by this administration, in a negative way.

  2. Thanks Keith. Though he’s been flying low lately I have hope it’s a long term strategy not to burn out too early. And if his tweets are any indication he’s overdoing it. Bland, innocuous comments will keep you from getting attacked by the haters but we need bold leaders grounded in conservative thought. Carson has the thought down, now we just have to get his “boldness” up a notch.

    • I don’t see “bold” forthcoming. Steady as it goes seems to be his style. If he has a role to play it will probably not be front and center.

  3. I liked Ben Carson after I watched the movie of his life. I researched him and liked him even more.

    When he rebuked those that espouse the dastardly ideology held by the bullies in politics today, I rose to my feet with thunderous applause.

  4. BET aired the movie about Dr. Carson last night. Hope someone was inspired.

    He is low key I think by nature. He states his case and his beliefs. If he chooses politics that will be his decision.

  5. As I watched the Prayer Breakfast this year, it has become a regular things for me over the past several year, I thought back to Dr. Carson, and how he had, perhaps briefly, re-energized the conservative movement on that February day.

    This year they chose someone safe to be the main speaker, and while Dr. Shah, the head of USAID, spoke about children dying in poverty, and how we must all do better to be the “Good Samaritan” he could have taken the time to call out the corruption in so many Third World nations that keep their people in poverty. However, his was a safe speech, one that would not raise the hackles of the jackals in DC, and thus there were polite applause all around, and everyone felt safe in knowing they would not be audited this year.

    What stuck me most, and is still leaving me in a quandary was Obama’s speech. As he spoke of the right to freedom of religion, and how that is one of the bedrocks of US foreign policy, I could not help but wonder how much this administration is really doing to foster that freedom. Then came his words on blaspheme. He started this word snippet with how we must stop the blaspheme of other religions, and their beliefs. I thought hard on who is constantly claiming that their religion is being blasphemed. Was it Christians? No, can’t think of any Christian organization that is out there crying in the wilderness about how their Lord and Savior is being blasphemed. These groups seem to quietly go along spreading the Gospel of Jesus. Was it those pesky Jews? They do gripe about antisemitism a lot, but that’s based on a hatred of them just being Jews. They don’t seem to kvetch about people talking smack about the Tanakh, or the Torah.

    Hmm, I thought. Who the heck is he talking about? Hindus? Nah. Buddhist? Again, I haven’t heard the Dalai Lama talk about the Buddha being blasphemed. So who else is there? Oh, yeah! The Muslims. They are the most vocal group in the world who constantly complain that Mohammed and the Koran are being blasphemed.

    So did Obama throw in some subtle reference to the Prophet of Islam, and how we need to stop saying things against him and his cult of death? Yeah, I think so.

    The National Prayer Breakfast was NOT the place to stick such a biased and partisan comment. While we as a nation are the most tolerant of all faiths, those that live under the yoke of Islam are not treated with the same dignity. When the “moderates” within Islam start to stand up to the Imams that preach hate and death, then will I stop calling Islam and its prophet what they are, dealers in death. If that is blaspheme, then so be it!

    • Great post, Shofar!

      This Prayer Breakfast was unlike anything in my memory. Where was the clergy? The various representives of religious sects?

      And what the heck was the thuggish Ray LaHood doing on the dais turning the Eighth Beatitude of Jesus into a poiitical statement?

      He recited the single verse of the first Seven Beatitudes of Jesus perfunctorily until he got to the last one:

      Matthew 5:10: “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of rightousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

      He continued with great EMPHASIS:

      Matthew 5:11: “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.”

      Matthew 5:12: “Rejoice and be glad because great is your reward in heaven. For, in the same way they persecuted the prophets before you, you are the salt of the earth.”

      Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth, But if the salt loses it’s ‘saltlessness’, ….”(I believe the word is ‘saltiness’, lol) …, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything.”

      “Let us pray for all world leaders that their leadership will be inspired and carried out by the grace of God and motivated by Jesus’s words to help the poor, help the infirmed, help the less fortunate. We pray that all world leaders are motivated to what is right.”

      Ths message was delivered directly from the Vatican West Wing at the WhiteHouse. Obama is pilfering the Pope’s message.
      Income inequality will be the only thing we hear from now until 2016. And if anyone dares to criticize His Holiness, the Messiah, he will not receive his heavenly reward.

        • I disagree because I know moderate Muslims. I live in their country occasionally. The people of whom I speak are peace loving, kind, tolerant and generous. They desire the same things we do – financial security, close family relationships, loving friendships, employment and health. I am Christian, saved by the grace of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and my Muslim friends know this about me. These people of whom I speak are most respectful toward my beliefs as I am to theirs.

    • No, Obama isn’t subtle about his support of Islam. It is more than obvious. It also is obvious he doesn’t support Christians either here or in the Muslim countries where they are either slaughtered or forced to flee.

      Also, listen to David Horowitz’s freedom center television programs which give extensive background information on the Muslim Brotherhood and its influence in our government as well as how all of our intelligence agencies are towing the line that Islam is a religion of peace (thanks GWB) and jihad doesn’t mean terrorisim.

      http://www.horowitzfreedomcenter.tv

    • It was Obama who said at the UN after Benghazi “there is no future for those who slander the prophet of Islam”.

      I am sure Islamists around the world cheered as they heard those shocking words from the President of the United States.

  6. Aside from the down and dirty IRS audit, I wonder if Dr. Carson is encountering any trouble from the Obama goon squad. Have only seen him a couple of times in the past few months on FOX, and he did seem somewhat subdued.. Then again, I find myself watching fewer shows on FOX since the new line-up. Does he still have a contract?
    If the R’s are planning to announce an ‘alternative’ to Obamacare, they would be smart to hire Dr. Carson as their chief advisor. Would love to see a match-up between him and the skeletal Dr. Death, aka Zeke Emanuel.

  7. nsightful thoughts here. Are you certain this is the best way to look at it though? My experience is that we should pretty much live and let live because what one person thinks just another person simply doesnt. People are going to do what they want to do. In the end, they always do. The most we can yearn for is to highlight a few things here and there that hopefully, allows them to make just a little better informed decision. Otherwise, great post. Youre definitely making me think! Barry
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