It’s now been about two weeks since Dr. Ben Carson embarrassed President Obama with a lecture at the National Prayer Breakfast. Or, as Chris Wallace put it today on Fox News Sunday, “diagnosed what’s wrong with the country.” Since then, Fox News pundits have been oohing and aahing, and pushing Dr. Carson to run for president and save America. Today, Wallace joined the club.
Carson was Fox News Sunday’s “Power Player of the Week” this week. After playing some excerpts of Carson’s comments and going over Carson’s impressive background, Wallace said:
Carson doesn’t think he’d be a good candidate for president. Too blunt, he says. Nor will he seek the office. But he doesn’t rule it out. And, he isn’t afraid of any challenge.
We next saw Wallace asking Carson if he had “any qualms about the fact that in a sense, you were lecturing the president of the United States while he just had to sit there?”
Carson responded by saying, essentially, that it was God’s will.
Well, you know, I serve God and my purpose is to please him. And, if God be for you, who can be against you?
Naturally, Wallace didn’t question that certitude. He said, “You may want to keep Ben Carson on your political radar. At age 61 he’s retiring from surgery this June. So, he’s going to need something to do.”
And you can best believe that Fox will do everything it can to convince Dr. Carson that it’s God’s will that he be as actively anti-Democratic as possible.
2 My brothers,[a] show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. 2 For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, 3 and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” 4 have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? 5 Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? 6 But you have dishonored the poor man. Are not the rich the ones who oppress you, and the ones who drag you into court? 7 Are they not the ones who blaspheme the honorable name by which you were called?
8 If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. 9 But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. 10 For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it. 11 For he who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” If you do not commit adultery but do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. 12 So speak and so act as those who are to be judged under the law of liberty. 13 For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
Kathy, I’m mainlining ME, not fox. I love how all of you liberals have the same worn out rhetoric and it baffles me how deceived you are: both by our liar in chief and in your spirit. Wake up. Seriously, WAKE UP. I have no more comments to make here. Proverbs 26:4: When arguing with fools, don’t answer their foolish arguments, or you will become as foolish as they are.
If you had read a little further, even God wants us to ignore your protestations.
Proverbs 31:3 “Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.”
Carson could have really been something special, if he hadn’t chosen to show some respect presenting his views, instead of attempting a real-life version of House. It’s funny how his defenders seem to live for glossing over that part… but hardly unexpected, considering that most of his defenders on this thread showed none speaking up.
Carson has no political horse sense- He acts like being religious excuses his behaviour when he mistreats people. There have been a few times when he struck me as someone who thinks the most religious is the most superior.
That’s not gonna fly with the people. Remember when Bush told the public that God was guiding his decisions? He did that without the pious attitude, and people questioned both his grip on reality and who’s interests he was really serving.
You get someone who acts pious playing that line, and their political career is over before it starts.