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I just learned that a lot of people were absolutely incensed that I called Dr. Ben Carson a happy-go-lucky darkie, and boy did they have words for me (funny, since I wrote it a year ago). How dare I criticize such a brilliant, benevolent, kind and compassionate man. Now, we can assume that he is intellectually brilliant, but how anyone would know he is benevolent, kind and compassionate without personally being acquainted with him is beyond me, but that’s another story.
First, Dr. Carson has accomplished much to be proud of. He has earned the right to stick out his chest and declare that he knows....”about neurosurgery”. So let’s be clear, I am in no way minimizing his accomplishment. My critique of old Ben stemmed from his performance at the National Prayer Breakfast where he chose to be critical of President Obama, in his words “to his face”. I might not have been so struck by his disrespect had he not seen fit to gleefully credit himself with “telling the President off”. More importantly, I fail to understand how his remarks focused on prayer and the religious values of the nation. This need to make every scintilla of life in America about Barack Obama is more than a little insane to me.
And yes, it is personal.