The last guy who made a big thing out of talking to God was the guy who gave us eight years of mishandled natural disasters, unnecessary wars in the Mideast (do you know what the new embassy in Baghdad cost the taxpayers?), tax breaks for the super rich, insider trading with select corporations that did not have to bid contracts, well golly gosh Jesus I just can't go on and on about that Turd, George W. Bush. He only called his brain "Turd Blossom" because both Cheney and Rove privately referred to the chief executive as "Turd." God got George off drinking, and George never forgave himself. He hadn't the brains to be president, which is why the Cheney ran pretty much the whole show; Cheney, whose bonuses and CEO millions from Halliburton got put in a trust (we're told), yet who should get a lion's share of the privitization contracts to work in both Iraq and Afghanistan? Note, too, the lack of church-state separation in giving one of the contracts, for security, to an evangelical "Christian" that employed mercenaries and wound up killing innocent civilians because, you know, to quote Stubb from "Moby Dick," when the blood starts flowing, we can't stop." Leading to major suicide of American G.I.'s coming home, wondering, no doubt, what did the Wars accomplish other than more debt to China. This potential candidate proves that Rove cannot now stop the rising tide of turds that is the cesspool of anti-Democracy know as the God's Own Party.
My favorite comment was from Barbara Bush who was reported to have said when hearing George W was running for president, "Oh my God!"
he'll join some good company in Michelle Bachman, Herman Cain, and Ricks Santorum and Perry from last time. God has a bad track record, at least recently.
If there was a god, he/she/it would not support any of these turkeys.
Carson is a Seventh Day Adventist who does not believe in evolution—and apparently does not even understand it from his remarks in a debate with Dawkins, Dennett, and Collins. His solution to the problems of our healthcare system is healthcare savings accounts. Under that system people would pay for their health care from untaxed savings accounts they have accumulated over the years. In view of the difficulties people now have with retirement savings in the wake of the recession, it is not likely this would work well.
Carson has no political experience, but is a renowned surgeon and has captured the fancy of conservatives looking for someone to save the movement.
i think it's hilarious. these conservatives hate Obama so much that the mere act of disrespect while being a mere few feet from the President is grounds for a presidential run.
The entire discontent of the conservative movement has been focused on hating Obama. It is the one idea that unites them, but it makes the politics of compromise exceedingly difficult, if not impossible, and that is bad for the country. Carson's speech was an in your face tactic that conservatives love, but it hardly qualifies him for the Presidency. However, at this point conservative standards have fallen low and it may be enough to make him their candidate.
there's also the vacuum of leadership that has them desperate for a "savior". hopefully they'll be waiting as long as Christians have been.
here's audio of the Carson, Dawkins, Dennet debate:
around the 20 minute mark Carson tries to speak about evolution.
Carson sets up a simple-minded straw man in place of evolutionary theory—the notion that it is merely based on observed similarities in species—leaving aside the entire extensive trove of geological and geographical observations that fix the historical development. The fact that the ancestors of present day species occur earlier in the geological record is not of any significance to him, probably because he believes it was all created over six days.
Oh no - just what we need The God Party!