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Meet Ben Carson: First Republican to Throw His Hat in 2016 Ring

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posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 09:52 AM
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Yawn.

"A breath of fresh air"?

Really? He's a Republican. The air doesn't get staler than the Grand Old Party.

Another Party for President 2016




posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 09:54 AM
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originally posted by: TDawgRex
Well if he admits he is against Gay marriage but will still uphold the law if it is passed, that would go a long way in my opinion.


Ben Carson 2014 CPAC Speech



"Of course gay people should have the same rights as everyone else, but they don't get extra rights," Carson said. "They don't get to redefine marriage."
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"It’s a well-established, fundamental pillar of society, and no group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality -- it doesn’t matter what they are -- they don’t get to change the definition," he said in a Fox News appearance at the time.



posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 09:57 AM
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Do we elect someone based on what they think?

Regardless of what they think, if they follow the law, then what they think is a moot point.

I hate olives. I can't stand the smell of them. They make me gag. But I do not deny others the right to enjoy olives. Even though I think (personally) it is wrong.

We should look at a potential president in terms of how he manages.
How he handles a crisis.
How he has made decisions in the past.
How he approaches budgets and fiscal responsibilities.
How he delagates authority.

We've had a celebrity president who didn't know the first thing about running a country. It is obvious now.

But do we elect a person based on his past work experience, or how many "likes" he has on Facebook?



posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 09:58 AM
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originally posted by: Kali74
I don't think there will be much dirt to find on this guy, that said... he has no chance of winning. He's another Conservative set on throwing us back to the 50's. Entirely unelectable on the national stage.


I don't know, there is a lot of voters who would love nothing better than to see the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer, to have the government cut all aid to those less fortunate, and only those that are smart enough and strong enough to succeed, are worthy of being helped by the government......question?......why would republicans who vehemently oppose raising the minimum wage, be voted into office, while the citizens of that state in which they are from, overwhelmingly vote on a ballot measure for the raise?
edit on 7-11-2014 by jimmyx because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 09:59 AM
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a reply to: beezzer

or SHE



posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 10:00 AM
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originally posted by: zazzafrazz
a reply to: beezzer

or SHE


Or "she".



posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 10:04 AM
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originally posted by: beezzer
Do we elect someone based on what they think?


If what they think is that my private life is the government's business, then yes. I do.



posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 10:04 AM
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a reply to: jimmyx

And there a lot of voters that have a hard time tying their shoes but still vote. And election fraud was closely watched this time that probably made a big difference.

Sending a local guy back to prison for it AGAIN!!




posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 10:05 AM
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originally posted by: beezzer
Do we elect someone based on what they think?


Yes.

Absolutely yes.

Following the law should be a given. If they don't follow the law, then they shouldn't be elected. I want someone in office that is going to sign or veto laws that have value to our country. I want someone in office that shares my values. I'm a thinker, so I guess I want a thinking president.



posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 10:12 AM
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Okay, maybe a Facebook President is what people want.
(share if you agree with this
)

I, for one, would like to see a person capable of doing the job.

I don't care if he (or she) likes puppies or long walks on the beach.

A person with values, ethics, morals trumps a celebrity politician any day.

But then again, this is only my opnion.



posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 10:14 AM
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a reply to: crazyewok

Believe it or not, I used to describe myself exactly the same way: "fiscally conservative-socially liberal."

Then I decided that I could boil all my politics down to one issue: acceptance of consensus scientific understanding.

Then, my choices became clear.

If the Libertarian were old-school rather than the modern Tea Party version, I could probably vote with you! LOL



posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 10:17 AM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

Funny how that government non-interference used to be the definition of "conservative" ... isn't it?

Times change. /sigh



posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 10:18 AM
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a reply to: TDawgRex

Honesty is great and admirable and I can respect him for it if it turns out to be the case but it still won't earn him my favor. I can't accept his views and that's there is to it for me.



posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 10:19 AM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

I agree that I disagree with him on some of these issues, but one of your examples jumped out glaringly to me.



~He thinks charities should provide for the needy, not the government.


Charities should be for the needy and not the Gov't. Gov't takes in to much through taxes and squanders it.

Typo maybe? And if so, can you provide the proof? Because I haven't heard that.



posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 10:21 AM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: TDawgRex

Honesty is great and admirable and I can respect him for it if it turns out to be the case but it still won't earn him my favor. I can't accept his views and that's there is to it for me.


I like Bernie Sanders because he is upfront and honest about his views. Will I vote for him? Not in a million years. But I do admire and respect him for his honesty. We need more of that in DC.



posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 10:24 AM
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My "watershed" moment in my life came when I realised that I may not be right on every issue.

(Yeah, I still have a ways to go, bite me)

But I am not so egotistical that I think everything I believe to be the absolute truth. I may be wrong on a variety of issues. I am not the smartest person in the room, the building, the planet, the universe.

My humility gland may be small, but it is growing.

So if I am not perfect, nor right all the time, should I completely trust a person that agrees with me on all the issues?

I can ask a mirror how I look all day long. The mirror is going to say that I look awesome, all day long.

But if I ask how I look to people with different opinions and views, then I might get a more accurate answer.

It may not be the answer I really want to hear, but it will be more accurate.

So we can all look for "mirrors" to vote for, believing that we are always right all the time, because we are never wrong any of the time. . . . .

Or we can step outside of our comfort zone and admit that we might not be right, all the time.



posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 10:25 AM
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a reply to: NavyDoc

Then you should have no problem voting for Bernie Sanders right? He's honest as well.



posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 10:25 AM
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originally posted by: beezzer

A person with values, ethics, morals.


Is that not a result of thinking?

I must say Beezer you made me laugh out loud at the comment "Do we elect someone based on what they think? " comment.

I'll make you a robo-president. will that please thee?



posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 10:25 AM
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a reply to: jimmyx

Ummm, over the past 6 years the poor have gotten poorer and the rich have gotten richer.

This is NOT a result of Republican policies, lets take a look a life under progressive/liberal/Democrat policies

13.2% in the US lived in poverty in 2008
www.census.gov...

15% in the US are living in poverty in 2014
www.nclej.org...

Poverty (and I'm using the lightest percentages possible: in the US has risen 2.2% in the US between 2008 and 2014

there has been at 58% rise in millionaires between 2008 and 2014time.com...

Are you so sure that the Democrats really want to fix this, or are they just saying it to get votes.

Look at the facts, not the rhetoric.

I think Ben Carson has good ideas to really turn the economy around from the poor getting poorer and rich getting massively richer under Democratic rule.



posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 10:26 AM
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a reply to: TDawgRex

Ha... I swear I posted my last post before I read yours.




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