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Barack Obama and Ben Carson

Posted on | October 12, 2015 | 18 Comments

One of them is a brain surgeon. The other one is a Nobel Peace Prize winner. One of them spent years in the pews listening to radical Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Anyway . . .

On Monday, President Obama asked Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson about her faith:

“How do you reconcile the idea of faith being really important to you and you caring a lot about taking faith seriously with the fact that, at least in our democracy and our civic discourse, it seems as if folks who take religion the most seriously sometimes are also those who are suspicious of those not like them?”
Robinson replied that those “turning in on themselves — and God knows, arming themselves” against an “imagined other,” are not “taking their Christianity seriously.”

As Shoshana Weissmann points out, being “suspicious of those not like them” is a pretty universal phenomenon. Where would the Democrat Party be without its two main policies, Fear and Hate? Meanwhile . . .

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Sunday that the world could be getting closer to its end.
Carson made the comment in an interview with Sharyl Attkisson, when Attkisson asked for his “view on what’s happening around the globe and in the U.S., in terms of what’s in the Bible.”
“Do you think we’re at the End of Days?” Attkisson asked.
“You could guess that we are getting closer to that,” the retired neurosurgeon answered. “You do have people who have a belief system that sees this apocalyptic phenomenon occurring, and that they’re a part of it, and who would not hesitate to use nuclear weapons if they gain, possessing [sic] them.”
Attkisson followed up by asking if there is “a chance to change the course,” in light of the fact that the End of Days “is something that’s prophesied.”
“I think we have a chance to certainly do everything that we can to ameliorate the situation,” Carson said.

Notice how Obama doesn’t get questions like this? No, reporters never play “gotcha” with Democrats, but it’s important to ask the Republican to expound his views about Bible prophecies.

“Chickens comin’ home to roost . . .”



18 Responses to “Barack Obama and Ben Carson”

  1. Mike G.
    October 12th, 2015 @ 8:15 pm

    What I like about Dr. Carson is that he doesn’t take the stinky bait tossed out willy-nilly by the liberals and establishment repukicans. He just stays on an even keel and promotes the Christian values of forgiveness that most moral people were raised with.

    Take for example the GQ cover: When asked about it, Carson said we should pray for them and hope that someday they will wake up and realize young, stupid and liberal is no way to go through life. ( I was paraphrasing a bit there.)

  2. Roy Lofquist
    October 12th, 2015 @ 8:32 pm

    By Holy Entropy’s Arrow of Time (HEAT) the world is always getting closer to its end. On the other hand the Union of Concerned Scientists has been telling us it’s three minutes to midnight for about 50 years. I guess they ain’t got none of them physicalumist sciency guys in the outfit.

  3. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    October 12th, 2015 @ 9:13 pm

    Ben Carson’s mom helped him rise out of poverty. Barack Obama’s mom, when she was around, taught him class theory and then dumped him off with her parents.

  4. Prime Director
    October 13th, 2015 @ 12:21 am

    I like Urkel Carson. He could bomb shit and be all Did I do that?

  5. DeadMessenger
    October 13th, 2015 @ 12:35 am

    Sort of like a different phrasing of the Phil Robertson comments.

  6. DeadMessenger
    October 13th, 2015 @ 12:36 am

    Not sure how you can equate a brain surgeon with Urkel.

  7. DeadMessenger
    October 13th, 2015 @ 12:43 am

    Just goes to show the difference between good, caring parenting and bad. Or, perhaps, a model of gubmint “parents” versus real parents, and the end result of progressive policies, which would be the contrast between serfs and free men, in the picture of a brain surgeon versus a sock puppet.

  8. DeadMessenger
    October 13th, 2015 @ 12:56 am

    Notice how Obama doesn’t get questions like this?

    It’s because Dems never have anything profound or thought provoking to say. It’s just blah blah blah talking points. I’d hate to spend my life as a ventriloquist’s dummy like those guys. It’s like a hive mind powered by Slingblade.

  9. Prime Director
    October 13th, 2015 @ 1:03 am

    Urkel was a smart kid, a nerd.

    Nerds mature into productive citizens.

  10. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    October 13th, 2015 @ 1:03 am

    Obama is Urkel, minus some testosterone and moral backbone

  11. Prime Director
    October 13th, 2015 @ 1:05 am

    Also, Urkel had a good heart.

  12. Prime Director
    October 13th, 2015 @ 1:06 am

    Why U hatin on Urkel?

    He plays by the rules and usually wins.

  13. Prime Director
    October 13th, 2015 @ 1:13 am

    Obama has to cheat to win, and still loses A LOT

  14. Prime Director
    October 13th, 2015 @ 1:37 am

    This is me asking for a reality check, real quick-like:

    Urkel is a pejorative?

    Wasn’t Urkel aspirational? I thought he was more hero than clown. Hmmm…

  15. Mike G.
    October 13th, 2015 @ 6:46 am

    It could go either way.

  16. CrustyB
    October 13th, 2015 @ 7:26 am

    “folks who take religion the most seriously sometimes are also those who are suspicious of those not like them?”

    Unlike those enlightened, open, atheist cultures like North Korea Obama loves so much.

  17. Bob Belvedere
    October 13th, 2015 @ 7:26 am

    Did you say Hive Mind?

  18. Wasabi Ginger
    October 13th, 2015 @ 8:10 am

    FWIW, I listened to that interview, Sharyll Artkisson with Dr Carson, and my snark meter did not move. Thought it was a good job on her part, and did not see the question as a gotcha. If there is an apocalyptic religion running around with its hair on fire, setting the world on fire, it is islam. I believe it was islam that Dr Carson was referring to in the interview. Watch it yourself and see if you agree (or not, no sweat to me).