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2014-07-26 11:12:48 PM  
ankurmans.com
 
2014-07-26 11:15:29 PM  
He's compelled by God

Welp I guess its decided then.
 
2014-07-26 11:51:17 PM  
Do it.   DOOOOO EEEEEEET!!!
 
2014-07-27 12:05:39 AM  
Aawww crap! Which farking God is this pud talkin' about.

And always remember the correct answer when asked if you are a god.
 
2014-07-27 12:06:56 AM  

Doktor_Zhivago: He's compelled by God

Welp I guess its decided then.


Funny how all these people God tells to run for president end up losing.  God is kind of a prick.
 
2014-07-27 12:48:49 AM  

Ambivalence: Doktor_Zhivago: He's compelled by God

Welp I guess its decided then.

Funny how all these people God tells to run for president end up losing.  God is kind of a prick.


When I hear about politicians who say God told them to run, I always think of those "With You Always" pencil drawings...

i1214.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-27 07:38:22 AM  
He won't win a GOP primary. Hell, he won't win 5th place in a GOP primary.
 
2014-07-27 08:23:45 AM  
Oh good. We totally need more hopelessly disqualified candidates who are just in it for the book tour, and a running guest slot on Faux News.

Seriously, dude...you are a talented and highly-acclaimed surgeon, but you suck at politics. Why stoop to whoring yourself out as 2016's token minority Tea Party guy?
 
2014-07-27 08:25:56 AM  
I've never heard of him.  How old is he?  The teeny picture doesn't make him look that old.  I've never heard of a brain surgeon retiring, unless he's really, really old.  That's the kind of extraordinarily rare talent that keeps you active, even if you don't actually operate any more.

A retired brain surgeon, who says he will only run if he feels that God compels him, and who used the National Prayer Breakfast as a bully pulpit.

Brought to us by the Sun Moon Times.

Sounds legit.
 
2014-07-27 08:26:10 AM  
He doesn't have the experience.  However, he isn't dumb by any stretch of the imagination.  Very much a self made man, and very much a family values supporter.  That's not to say he opposes gay marriage, I don't know his stance on it.  He might, he might not.  I would prefer to see him run for Governor or maybe Senate in 2016 against Babs Mikulski.  He would make an awesome surgeon general, VP candidate, or HHS secretary.
 
2014-07-27 08:31:01 AM  
Bet you he's written a book or will write one soon. Running for President improves sales. Just ask Michele Bachmann.
 
2014-07-27 08:31:03 AM  

bobothemagnificent: He doesn't have the experience.  However, he isn't dumb by any stretch of the imagination.  Very much a self made man, and very much a family values supporter.  That's not to say he opposes gay marriage, I don't know his stance on it.  He might, he might not.  I would prefer to see him run for Governor or maybe Senate in 2016 against Babs Mikulski.  He would make an awesome surgeon general, VP candidate, or HHS secretary.


Carson:  "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." 

So basically another bigoted asshat.
 
2014-07-27 08:35:33 AM  

Kibbler: I've never heard of him.  How old is he?  The teeny picture doesn't make him look that old.  I've never heard of a brain surgeon retiring, unless he's really, really old.  That's the kind of extraordinarily rare talent that keeps you active, even if you don't actually operate any more.


He was forced to choose between remaining a credible doctor and going on TV spouting homophobic crap.  Given that he's a narcissist who believes God has/may personally select him to lead the free world, the choice was clear.
 
2014-07-27 08:36:40 AM  

bobothemagnificent: He doesn't have the experience.  However, he isn't dumb by any stretch of the imagination.  Very much a self made man, and very much a family values supporter.  That's not to say he opposes gay marriage, I don't know his stance on it.  He might, he might not.  I would prefer to see him run for Governor or maybe Senate in 2016 against Babs Mikulski.  He would make an awesome surgeon general, VP candidate, or HHS secretary.


A surgeon general that is against evolution. A VP that has no political experience. A HHS with no administrative experience and thinks a Heritage plan for health care was really a plot by Lenin.

Awesome.
 
2014-07-27 08:43:34 AM  

bobothemagnificent: He doesn't have the experience.  However, he isn't dumb by any stretch of the imagination.  Very much a self made man, and very much a family values supporter.  That's not to say he opposes gay marriage, I don't know his stance on it.  He might, he might not.  I would prefer to see him run for Governor or maybe Senate in 2016 against Babs Mikulski.  He would make an awesome surgeon general, VP candidate, or HHS secretary.


If he doesn't have the experience needed to be President, then how can he be qualified as a VP candidate?  Remember, the VP is "a heartbeat away" from the presidency.
 
2014-07-27 08:45:43 AM  
With all these conservatives who say "God told me to run for President", have they ever answered what it means when other candidates say that too? A quick google indicates four people (Perry, Santorum, Bachmann, Cain) said god told them to run in 2012. Why was that never brought up in debates? How can you say something like that - that the omnipotent creator of the universe has told YOU personally to lead the United States - and then not call other people out when they say the same thing?

Bizarre.
 
2014-07-27 08:46:15 AM  

snocone: Aawww crap! Which farking God is this pud talkin' about.

And always remember the correct answer when asked if you are a god.


The god of comedy, changed focus for the 2010s from sitcoms and movies to the republican presidential debates.
 
2014-07-27 09:00:01 AM  

Amnestic: With all these conservatives who say "God told me to run for President", have they ever answered what it means when other candidates say that too? A quick google indicates four people (Perry, Santorum, Bachmann, Cain) said god told them to run in 2012. Why was that never brought up in debates? How can you say something like that - that the omnipotent creator of the universe has told YOU personally to lead the United States - and then not call other people out when they say the same thing?

Bizarre.


They don't say God told them to be president, they say he told them to run for president.

At least, that's the answer you'd get from them.
 
2014-07-27 09:00:06 AM  

Halli: bobothemagnificent: He doesn't have the experience.  However, he isn't dumb by any stretch of the imagination.  Very much a self made man, and very much a family values supporter.  That's not to say he opposes gay marriage, I don't know his stance on it.  He might, he might not.  I would prefer to see him run for Governor or maybe Senate in 2016 against Babs Mikulski.  He would make an awesome surgeon general, VP candidate, or HHS secretary.

A surgeon general that is against evolution. A VP that has no political experience. A HHS with no administrative experience and thinks a Heritage plan for health care was really a plot by Lenin.

Awesome.


Considering that evolution is a fundamental pillar of modern biology, I really wouldn't want him operating on me. That's like a geocentric astrophysicist plotting a NASA flight to the moon.
 
2014-07-27 09:01:12 AM  
I'm not sure the United States is ready for an African-American president.
 
2014-07-27 09:05:21 AM  

Amnestic: With all these conservatives who say "God told me to run for President", have they ever answered what it means when other candidates say that too? A quick google indicates four people (Perry, Santorum, Bachmann, Cain) said god told them to run in 2012. Why was that never brought up in debates? How can you say something like that - that the omnipotent creator of the universe has told YOU personally to lead the United States - and then not call other people out when they say the same thing?

Bizarre.


So Jesus wants to see them go at it in the ring. And by ring I mean an all nude oil wrestling brawl, with the last one standing getting the honor of losing to Obama in 2012. See, it makes total sense. They didn't engage in an all nude oil wrestling brawl, so none of them won the primary. And just to piss them off further, God let that alien worshipping Mormon take on the filthy, uppity Moor. Because Moor and Mormon kind of sound alike.
 
2014-07-27 09:06:50 AM  

Amnestic: With all these conservatives who say "God told me to run for President", have they ever answered what it means when other candidates say that too? A quick google indicates four people (Perry, Santorum, Bachmann, Cain) said god told them to run in 2012. Why was that never brought up in debates? How can you say something like that - that the omnipotent creator of the universe has told YOU personally to lead the United States - and then not call other people out when they say the same thing?

Bizarre.


God told Perry et al to run because He needed a giggle.
 
2014-07-27 09:21:11 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Ambivalence: Doktor_Zhivago: He's compelled by God

Welp I guess its decided then.

Funny how all these people God tells to run for president end up losing.  God is kind of a prick.

When I hear about politicians who say God told them to run, I always think of those "With You Always" pencil drawings...


Lol, nice :)
 
2014-07-27 09:28:08 AM  

cc_rider: Oh good. We totally need more hopelessly disqualified candidates who are just in it for the book tour, and a running guest slot on Faux News.

Seriously, dude...you are a talented and highly-acclaimed surgeon, but you suck at politics. Why stoop to whoring yourself out as 2016's token minority Tea Party guy?


"Ego"
 
2014-07-27 09:30:25 AM  

AirForceVet: Bet you he's written a book or will write one soon. Running for President improves sales. Just ask Michele Bachmann.


No, it is a phoney way to bootstrap MONEY.
Write worthless book, GOP buys all copies. PROFIT.

I think they learned it from World of Warcraft.
 
2014-07-27 09:41:06 AM  
i45.photobucket.com
"...He said, 'The Next President is Near'!"
 
2014-07-27 09:42:13 AM  

snocone: AirForceVet: Bet you he's written a book or will write one soon. Running for President improves sales. Just ask Michele Bachmann.

No, it is a phoney way to bootstrap MONEY.
Write worthless book, GOP buys all copies. PROFIT.

I think they learned it from World of Warcraft.


I was with you until the last line.. huh?
 
2014-07-27 09:45:00 AM  
If this guy runs, I think he'll be looking up at Jon Huntsman's 2012 results with envy.
 
2014-07-27 09:46:40 AM  
He's got the crazy, but let's be real: his base consists of the most virulent racists the US is able to produce.
 
2014-07-27 09:47:53 AM  

AtlanticCoast63: [i45.photobucket.com image 320x240]
"...He said, 'The Next President is Near'!"


I was wondering when we'd get around to the headline.

/Taggert for VP?
 
2014-07-27 09:52:16 AM  
The problem I see with a minority GOP presidential candidate is that minorities aren't a core thread in the weave of the conservative cloth. Any minority candidate they present will necessarily be a caricature or a clown because the GOP can only see minority candidates as a mascot rather than a true participant. I'd be very interested in seeing what Ben Carson has to offer, though, and whether he can resist that pull of the party to ham up his conservative bona fides.
 
2014-07-27 09:55:41 AM  
IIRC this guy has some serious skeletons that would prevent him from ever running. Damned if I can remember what they are, however. Sexual harassment maybe?

Maybe if he runs, they'll stop airing those dumb "paging Dr Ben Carson, you're needed in the White House" ads.

Epic Fap Session: He's got the crazy, but let's be real: his base consists of the most virulent racists the US is able to produce.


That's where you're wrong. He's a black conservative, in both the fiscal and social sense. He's tangible proof that conservatism really does reach across racial lines. The "base" farking loves him.
 
2014-07-27 10:02:37 AM  

ILostMyPassword: snocone: Aawww crap! Which farking God is this pud talkin' about.

And always remember the correct answer when asked if you are a god.

The god of comedy, changed focus for the 2010s from sitcoms and movies to the republican presidential debates.


It's true. He's answering Jon Stewart's and Stephen Colbert's prayers.
 
2014-07-27 10:04:05 AM  
Yo Ben, I'm really happy for you and I'mma let you finish but Herman Cain was the Best Republican party token black friend of all time.

OF ALL TIME!
 
2014-07-27 10:07:40 AM  
God does have a sick sense of humor.
 
2014-07-27 10:24:58 AM  

wxboy: They don't say God told them to be president, they say he told them to run for president.

At least, that's the answer you'd get from them.


But that raises the question of why would he tell them to run if he didn't want them to be President, and if he doesn't want <i>them</i> to be president, how can you be sure he wants <i>you</i> to be?

It's such a weird thing to say, because the moment someone else says it too it starts causing problems. The implication of them all losing is that God told them to run...so that Obama could get re-elected? Meaning God supports the Democratic party? I just don't know.
 
2014-07-27 10:25:03 AM  

Halli: bobothemagnificent: He doesn't have the experience.  However, he isn't dumb by any stretch of the imagination.  Very much a self made man, and very much a family values supporter.  That's not to say he opposes gay marriage, I don't know his stance on it.  He might, he might not.  I would prefer to see him run for Governor or maybe Senate in 2016 against Babs Mikulski.  He would make an awesome surgeon general, VP candidate, or HHS secretary.

A surgeon general that is against evolution. A VP that has no political experience. A HHS with no administrative experience and thinks a Heritage plan for health care was really a plot by Lenin.

Awesome.


It would be FREEDOMBOOTSTRAPSELEVENTY!!!  Or something.  In any case, it would stick it to some lib somewhere, so they'll go for it, qualifications be damned.
 
2014-07-27 10:28:56 AM  
FTA: I certainly didn't give it much thought early on," he [Carson] told Fox News. "[But] there're just hundreds of people [who are] so enthusiastic" about the idea.

TRANSLATION:  The one-hundred "people" in his head, each "person" battling for ultimate control, reached common ground, formed a coalition and advised Carson to seriously think about joining the 2016 GOP Presidential Primary Clown Car.

/First time clicking on a Moonie Times link in a long, long time.
//Time for a mind shower.
 
2014-07-27 10:32:13 AM  
It's the Moonie Times, so I don't want to give them a click...

Is this who everyone is talking about?
 
2014-07-27 10:34:58 AM  

Alphax: snocone: AirForceVet: Bet you he's written a book or will write one soon. Running for President improves sales. Just ask Michele Bachmann.

No, it is a phoney way to bootstrap MONEY.
Write worthless book, GOP buys all copies. PROFIT.

I think they learned it from World of Warcraft.

I was with you until the last line.. huh?


Players can buy "gold", the in game currency, from sellers, mostly China, to speed up their play. The game requires you to "do work" to earn the gold you need for in game purchases. There is a miniature "economy" built into the game.
This gold buying is "illegal" in the game.
You send your real money to China by internet and the "farmers" will transfer in game gold to your in game avatar in the game.
One favored method is for the player to put some junk on the "Auction House" at ridiculous prices.
The "farmer" buys the cheap junk and you have bypassed most of the in game monitoring.

GOP is stupid, but their basement kids know how to do it.
 
2014-07-27 10:35:29 AM  

Ambivalence: Doktor_Zhivago: He's compelled by God

Welp I guess its decided then.

Funny how all these people God tells to run for president end up losing.  God is kind of a prick.


Reminds me of a lyric from the song "Industrial Disease" by Dire Straits:  "Two men say they're Jesus.  One of them must be wrong!"
 
2014-07-27 10:38:31 AM  

snocone: Alphax: snocone: AirForceVet: Bet you he's written a book or will write one soon. Running for President improves sales. Just ask Michele Bachmann.

No, it is a phoney way to bootstrap MONEY.
Write worthless book, GOP buys all copies. PROFIT.

I think they learned it from World of Warcraft.

I was with you until the last line.. huh?

Players can buy "gold", the in game currency, from sellers, mostly China, to speed up their play. The game requires you to "do work" to earn the gold you need for in game purchases. There is a miniature "economy" built into the game.
This gold buying is "illegal" in the game.
You send your real money to China by internet and the "farmers" will transfer in game gold to your in game avatar in the game.
One favored method is for the player to put some junk on the "Auction House" at ridiculous prices.
The "farmer" buys the cheap junk and you have bypassed most of the in game monitoring.

GOP is stupid, but their basement kids know how to do it.


Ah.. I've been playing 8 years without doing any gold buying myself.
 
2014-07-27 10:51:21 AM  

Amnestic: With all these conservatives who say "God told me to run for President", have they ever answered what it means when other candidates say that too? A quick google indicates four people (Perry, Santorum, Bachmann, Cain) said god told them to run in 2012. Why was that never brought up in debates? How can you say something like that - that the omnipotent creator of the universe has told YOU personally to lead the United States - and then not call other people out when they say the same thing?

Bizarre.


Maybe God was trolling them.
 
2014-07-27 10:53:13 AM  

Alphax: snocone: Alphax: snocone: AirForceVet: Bet you he's written a book or will write one soon. Running for President improves sales. Just ask Michele Bachmann.

No, it is a phoney way to bootstrap MONEY.
Write worthless book, GOP buys all copies. PROFIT.

I think they learned it from World of Warcraft.

I was with you until the last line.. huh?

Players can buy "gold", the in game currency, from sellers, mostly China, to speed up their play. The game requires you to "do work" to earn the gold you need for in game purchases. There is a miniature "economy" built into the game.
This gold buying is "illegal" in the game.
You send your real money to China by internet and the "farmers" will transfer in game gold to your in game avatar in the game.
One favored method is for the player to put some junk on the "Auction House" at ridiculous prices.
The "farmer" buys the cheap junk and you have bypassed most of the in game monitoring.

GOP is stupid, but their basement kids know how to do it.

Ah.. I've been playing 8 years without doing any gold buying myself.


My oldest daughter and her husband got me into it when they moved to the Coast.
He is from Australia, they had a cadre of 25-30 classmates from two continents all playing on regular schedule.
There is a surprising amount of socialization(if limited) possible in game with the common objectives requiring a group effort.
I get into it little as they all "have jobs" now.
But, I see my 5yo grandson from another daughter often. 5 year old scary smart, fast kid. We have a point system for his behavior. Earn points, get play time on "The Game".
He has raised a scratch avatar to level 35. I only read the things he cannot for him. He has mastered all the skills at 5. Whenever I get "THE NO!" from him, I hit the points.
Careful, some consider it addictive.
I'd say it is more addictive that pot.
 
2014-07-27 11:01:29 AM  

SmackLT: I'm not sure the United States is ready for an African-American president.


At least this guy is the real deal and not bi-racial. Plus he's a conservative, so that's a plus, too.
 
2014-07-27 11:15:35 AM  
Brain physician, heal thyself.
 
2014-07-27 11:26:46 AM  

Amnestic: wxboy: They don't say God told them to be president, they say he told them to run for president.

At least, that's the answer you'd get from them.

But that raises the question of why would he tell them to run if he didn't want them to be President, and if he doesn't want <i>them</i> to be president, how can you be sure he wants <i>you</i> to be?

It's such a weird thing to say, because the moment someone else says it too it starts causing problems. The implication of them all losing is that God told them to run...so that Obama could get re-elected? Meaning God supports the Democratic party? I just don't know.


When your plan is ineffable you can pretty much eff with everyone.
 
2014-07-27 11:32:46 AM  
He won the straw poll at the same wacky convention where Palin gave her drunk/stoned/pilled speech. Gives you an indication as to the type of people that might support him.
 
2014-07-27 11:56:21 AM  
I wondre how often we'll see some variation on this from the derposphere in coming months: "Ben Carson is the libs' worst nightmare because it'll show they're the real racists when they criticize him!"

Uh, no.  It's not racism to say a black man who is a whackadoodle not suited in any way for higher office when said black man is, in fact, a whackadoodle who is not suited in any way for public office.
 
2014-07-27 11:58:41 AM  

Elegy: That's where you're wrong. He's a black conservative, in both the fiscal and social sense. He's tangible proof that conservatism really does reach across racial lines. The "base" farking loves him.


It's the same "black friend" scenario they tried to pull with Herman Cain. "We can't be the party of racists because we have a black candidate!" This isn't some product of conservative outreach, it's the "base" listening to what they want to be told because it eases their conscience and briefly saves them from the thought that they might be hateful bigots. Meanwhile, the actual conservative "outreach" is still rolling out the disenfranchisement of minorities wherever they can gain a foothold.
 
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