Dr. Ben Carson’s Rhetoric Resonates Once Again

Dr. Benjamin Carson

He said quietly without raising the decibel level that “common sense shouldn’t just be for conservatives” in his remarks before the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) then went on to note that Congress has but a 9% approval rating yet the people return them to office 90% of the time.

Dr. Benjamin Carson, the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, knows how to cut to the chase and reach the sensitivity of the human political core as well with words as he does with a scalpel.

His not so veiled victim for the second time now was President Barack Hussein Obama, leaving no doubt where Dr. Carson appears to be headed when he retires from surgery in three months.

On his first outing Dr. Carson, 62, spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast where he had President Obama’s undivided attention, launching an assault on the president’s agenda from progressive taxation to Obamacare.  His critics attacked his political incorrectness of an attack on the president at a prayer breakfast; yet the Wall Street Journal praised his comments and encouraged him to launch a presidential bid in 2016.

And today at CPAC, he again in his rather quiet, unassuming, unemotional style said, “Let’s say somebody were (in the White House) and they wanted to destroy this nation.”

Dr. Carson postulated in his remarks that if it might be him: “I would create division among the people, encourage a culture of ridicule for basic morality and the principles that made and sustained the country, undermine the financial stability of the nation, and weaken and destroy the military. ”  He then went on to say, “It appears coincidentally that those are the very things that are happening right now.”

He said the blame for the nation’s current state of affairs does not lie with “any one particular person.”  However, it was clear that once again Dr. Carson’s comments were aimed at President Obama.

Dr. Carson said righting the nation’s course requires governance “of and by the people.”  “That’s why we have these complex brains,” noting jokingly that’s why “the number of interconnections you have between neurons rivals the national debt.”

I think if the foot fits the shoe, and it obviously does, than the president should wear it and the people should do something about it if they don’t like the direction its walking.

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