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Thu Jan 15, 2015, 10:35 PM

 

Ben Carson Blames the 'Liberal Press' for Making Him Sound Crazy

SAN DIEGO—Speaking to Republican Party leaders for the first time since apologizing for plagiarism in one of his books, neurosurgeon-turned-activist Ben Carson delineated many of his most controversial moments, blaming a liberal media for misquoting him and turning him into a caricature.

“Carson says all these crazy things," Carson said at the Republican National Committee winter meeting, mocking the "craziness narrative" about him in the mainstream media. "Every time a liberal press does something about me they say, 'Oh you know, he’s the one that said Obamacare is worse than slavery.' First of all, I never said that. I said it’s the worst thing since slavery.


http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-01-16/ben-carson-blames-the-liberal-press-for-making-him-sound-crazy

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Reply Ben Carson Blames the 'Liberal Press' for Making Him Sound Crazy (Original post)
YoungDemCA Jan 2015 OP
Faryn Balyncd Jan 2015 #1
daleanime Jan 2015 #27
cntrygrl Jan 2015 #57
daleanime Jan 2015 #58
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2015 #2
Thinkingabout Jan 2015 #4
jaysunb Jan 2015 #3
Agnosticsherbet Jan 2015 #5
blkmusclmachine Jan 2015 #6
niyad Jan 2015 #7
chillfactor Jan 2015 #8
3catwoman3 Jan 2015 #9
elleng Jan 2015 #10
Fred Sanders Jan 2015 #11
nxylas Jan 2015 #46
Historic NY Jan 2015 #12
Hestia Jan 2015 #13
TlalocW Jan 2015 #14
alp227 Jan 2015 #15
MurrayDelph Jan 2015 #18
irisblue Jan 2015 #20
JustAnotherGen Jan 2015 #21
daleanime Jan 2015 #29
beerandjesus Jan 2015 #31
JHB Jan 2015 #44
treestar Jan 2015 #53
NewJeffCT Jan 2015 #24
Gothmog Jan 2015 #16
Mz Pip Jan 2015 #17
MurrayDelph Jan 2015 #19
malaise Jan 2015 #22
Vinca Jan 2015 #23
rtracey Jan 2015 #39
MohRokTah Jan 2015 #25
NewJeffCT Jan 2015 #33
tblue Jan 2015 #26
on point Jan 2015 #28
bayareaboy Jan 2015 #30
beerandjesus Jan 2015 #32
frylock Jan 2015 #34
NewJeffCT Jan 2015 #38
JHB Jan 2015 #45
rocktivity Jan 2015 #35
qazplm Jan 2015 #36
SomethingFishy Jan 2015 #37
tclambert Jan 2015 #40
tanyev Jan 2015 #41
SummerSnow Jan 2015 #42
nxylas Jan 2015 #47
rpannier Jan 2015 #43
DFW Jan 2015 #48
Spitfire of ATJ Jan 2015 #49
JustAnotherGen Jan 2015 #51
NastyRiffraff Jan 2015 #50
catbyte Jan 2015 #52
CanonRay Jan 2015 #54
Bartlet Jan 2015 #55
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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Jan 15, 2015, 10:39 PM

1. If Carson thinks the press is "liberal" he is beyond crazy.













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Response to Faryn Balyncd (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 11:29 AM

27. Amen....

my sister will complain to me about the Libutard Media while shrieking Fausx talking points.

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Response to daleanime (Reply #27)

Mon Jan 19, 2015, 04:43 AM

57. Sounds like my sister who passed in Aug. She and I had different

political opinions and there were times our talks got a bit heavy. LOL

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Response to cntrygrl (Reply #57)

Mon Jan 19, 2015, 11:08 AM

58. That's rough in every way....

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Jan 15, 2015, 10:39 PM

2. He doesn't need any help from anyone to sound crazy.

All they have to do is quote him accurately.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 15, 2015, 10:45 PM

4. Agreed, he makes their job so damn easy, no challenge.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Jan 15, 2015, 10:42 PM

3. And, he's right....

when they quote anything he says, it speaks for itself.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Jan 15, 2015, 10:54 PM

5. He doesn't need the press to make him look crazy.

i wonder who he plagerized that accusation from?

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Jan 15, 2015, 10:54 PM

6. Crazy talk

 

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Jan 15, 2015, 10:55 PM

7. ben, sweetie, nobody is "making you SOUND crazy". you ARE crazy.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Jan 15, 2015, 10:58 PM

8. another Republican who lives...

inside his own fantasy bubble..what a nutcase this guy is...........

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Jan 15, 2015, 11:13 PM

9. No, Ben. You are...

...doing just fine in this regard all by yourself.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Jan 15, 2015, 11:16 PM

10. Oh, that's MUCH better,

'it’s the worst thing since slavery'

ijit. How'd he ever graduate from medical school? I guess necessary skills for that are

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Response to elleng (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 15, 2015, 11:21 PM

11. Medical school has some courses in patient skills, not people skills.

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Response to elleng (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 05:57 AM

46. Maybe it was Evil Medical School

He didn't spend seven years there just to be plain Mr Carson.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Thu Jan 15, 2015, 11:58 PM

12. Its comes naturally to Ben.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 12:45 AM

13. "Bob, roll the tape"

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 12:53 AM

14. More and more repulicans are finding that they're riding the tiger

In order to keep from being eaten. Carson and others can say these stupidly outrageous things to please the teabaggers at their current level of crazy, and then they can walk it back a little bit and still the teabaggers still agree and laugh at their cleverness, but there's going to come a level of crazy that they can't match (and so will be replaced by those who can, and the cycle repeats), and if any liberal pranksters want to take advantage of it, they should.

For instance, when he said Obamacare was worse than slavery or worst thing since slavery, a liberal posing as a conservative could pretend to be aghast, stand up, and start calling him out on how he didn't consider abortion to be worse.

TlalocW

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 12:57 AM

15. I thought conservatism was about personal responsibility.

but for doofuses like ben carson, playing the victim is more politically advantageous.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 02:37 AM

18. Just another myth

Conservatism is about complaining the other guy doesn't take personal responsibility.

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Response to MurrayDelph (Reply #18)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 05:27 AM

20. ^^ I'm going to steal this^^

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Response to MurrayDelph (Reply #18)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 06:28 AM

21. +1000000 n/t

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Response to MurrayDelph (Reply #18)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 11:31 AM

29. Oh, nicely done.

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Response to MurrayDelph (Reply #18)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 12:23 PM

31. Quote of the day!!

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Response to MurrayDelph (Reply #18)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 12:21 AM

44. Well, that comment earns a "bookmark thread"

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Response to MurrayDelph (Reply #18)

Sun Jan 18, 2015, 02:36 PM

53. +1

It is about blaming people for what happens to them that is out of their control, making that OK.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 11:13 AM

24. Personal Responsibility

is only for the poor and working class.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 02:02 AM

16. Ben Carson is truly crazy

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 02:10 AM

17. He thinks the song Happy is a communist plot

He really doesn't need the help of the liberal media. If there were a liberal media. Which there isn't.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 02:38 AM

19. Calling Doctor Carson, Doctor Fine, Doctor Carson

News flash, Benny.

It ain't the "Liberal Press" that makes you sound crazy;


It's your words.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 06:57 AM

22. He is bat shit crazy

and that is really sad given his stature as a doctor back in the day.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 08:52 AM

23. Ah ha! The key word is "since." Now who doesn't think that's batshit crazy?

(You'd have to be crazy not to think Carson is crazy.)

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Response to Vinca (Reply #23)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 03:50 PM

39. you are correct...since

 

so basically giving affordable healthcare too poor and people who can't afford the bend over and take it approach from insurance companies is worse then.....ohh hmmmm Pearl Harbor, World Wars I,II, Korean war, Viet Nam, 911, Columbine, New Town murders, Iraq War, etc, etc, etc.....Carson is total tool

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 11:20 AM

25. Oh, so Obamacare ISN'T worse than slavery. It's worse than Jim Crow.

 

It's worse than the genocide of the Native Americans.

It's worse than the Great Depression, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, etc. etc. etc.

We getcha, Ben.

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #25)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 12:26 PM

33. Didn't he also say that America has not had a race problem

in 150 years? So, everything was fine & dandy as soon as the Civil War ended... right.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 11:28 AM

26. Quick! Call a whambulance.


Po thang.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 11:31 AM

28. Complaint is about revealing inane ideas in context

That is, republican ideas and comments cannot stand up to scrutiny

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 11:43 AM

30. Last night I heard a story from David Pakman who says ...


That Mr. ah Dr, Carson just got done last year shilling for a company that he claimed had all sorts of cures for cancer, AIDs and so on.


Lets see where that goes.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 12:25 PM

32. Too funny!!



"Every time a liberal press does something about me they say, 'Oh you know, he’s the one that said Obamacare is worse than slavery.' First of all, I never said that. I said it’s the worst thing since slavery.”

Here, let me add my own: "I never said Obama is worse than Hitler! What I said is, he's just as BAD as Hitler!!"

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 12:48 PM

34. ah. even worse than 9/11, hunh?

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Response to frylock (Reply #34)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 02:52 PM

38. and Pearl Harbor

and the assassinations of JFK, RFK and MLK... not to mention Columbine, Newtown, Virginia Tech, etc, etc.

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Response to frylock (Reply #34)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 12:29 AM

45. Worse than lynchings?

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 01:33 PM

35. Rocktivity Blames Ben Carson

for Making Ben Carson Sound Crazy

And speaking of crazy-sounding media, the Twelfth Annual "You Call This NEWS?" Awards have been posted.


rocktivity

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 01:55 PM

36. I didn't say THAT crazy thing

I said this incrementally less crazy thing.

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Response to qazplm (Reply #36)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 01:57 PM

37. My thoughts exactly...

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 04:05 PM

40. Well, they do make him sound crazy--by quoting what he says.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 06:04 PM

41. No false modesty, Ben. You're not giving yourself nearly enough credit.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 06:20 PM

42. So did the liberal media lie when you said this....

“Anyone caught involved in voter fraud should be immediately deported and have his citizenship revoked.”
~Ben Carson, advocating for stripping non-citizens of their no-existant American citizenship if they are caught voting, November 2014. NOTE: quote was later removed from Carson’s WND column.

just shows you are crazy and don't know what the hell you're talking about.


“I think most people when they finish that course, they’d be ready to go sign up for ISIS.”
~Ben Carson, claiming the AP History curriculum will cause students who learn about civil disobedience in this country to join a violent terrorist group, September 2014.

I think what’s happening with the veterans is a gift from God to show us what happens when you take layers and layers of bureaucracy and place them between the patients and the health care provider. And if we can’t get it right, with the relatively small number of veterans, how in the world are you going to do it with the entire population?”
~Ben Carson, thanking God for dead soldiers in an attack on ObamaCare amid the Veteran’s Affairs military healthcare scandal in which veterans died waiting for medical care, Memorial Day Weekend 2014.

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/11/15/top-10-quotes-that-prove-neurosurgeon-ben-carson-doesnt-have-the-brain-to-be-president/

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #42)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 06:00 AM

47. Does that first one include Ann Coulter?

I'm guessing not (IOKIYAR).

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 10:46 PM

43. “Carson says all these crazy things,"

If he had stopped there he'd have been 100% correct

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 06:06 AM

48. Just follow these simple instructions

Open mouth.

Insert foot (preferably your own).

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Sat Jan 17, 2015, 01:57 PM

49. Here's his new campaign song...

 

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #49)

Sun Jan 18, 2015, 12:00 PM

51. Yep - that

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Sun Jan 18, 2015, 11:31 AM

50. Oh, bless his heart

the "craziness narrative" lives on because it's true.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Sun Jan 18, 2015, 12:30 PM

52. I'll just bet he's like Herman Cain and denies the Civil Rights movement & Affirmative

Action had anything to do with his success. Despicable.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Sun Jan 18, 2015, 02:36 PM

54. How DARE they quote him

the lefty scum.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Sun Jan 18, 2015, 03:42 PM

55. Wonder why it is

That Ben can't seem to show any actual examples of the media misquoting him. He doesn't seem to understand that everything the media prints or says is permanent public record and easily accessible. Why would anyone vote for someone who is not aware of that very elementary fact?

He seems to spend in inordinate amount of time whining about his "mistreatment" by the press and defending himself against his own really stupid comments.

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Response to YoungDemCA (Original post)

Mon Jan 19, 2015, 01:42 AM

56. Carson needs no help from liberals to sound crazy

He's very adept at doing it on his own with no assistance. There's no need to misquote what he says. Verbatim tells the full story on this guy.

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