Thanks To Dr. Carson, Obama Finally Being Vetted *Open Thread*


In essence, that is what is happening after the media began its hatchet job against the Good Doctor. The fact-challenged article in Politico began the push back against the attempts of the media to distort Carson’s record, but it has also begun an avalanche of information the media attempted to conceal about Obama.

For instance, take this fantastic response from actor James Woods via Twitter as reported by BizPacReview:

Honestly, I could leave it at that. The media failed so completely an utterly, and intentionally so, it seems, to protect Obama from the most basic of vetting. What they are doing to Carson is worse, though, since they are just making crap up about him and publishing it as if it is so. That is what Politico did, and what it had to admit it did.

So, how about some REAL differences between Dr. Carson and President Obama? Fortunately, Louder With Crowder has some comparisons (h/t Facebook friend). Here are a couple of them:

[…] Early Years and Academics

Ben Carson has admitted to being a punk in school. Born in Detroit and raised by a single mother, Carson lived through what many would call the “black experience.” But his mother wouldn’t let Ben become a statistic. She forced him to read and not watch TV. When Ben was 14, he made a turnaround which he has credited to his faith and good decisions. He cleaned up his act, got great grades and “had the highest S.A.T. in 20 years Detroit had seen.” His stellar academic record is what prompted the West Point’s informal “offer” which he didn’t accept. Yeah, that’s the “controversy.” No, really. That’s the entire controversy. Ben Carson applied to and was accepted at Yale. The only school to which he applied, by the way.

Barack Obama was raised by his white mother in Hawaii. He moved around, including some time spent in Indonesia. He was accepted to Occidental College after high school. His grades are unknown, his SAT score is unknown but from all relevant accounts, was likely below average. So for most information, we just have to take Obama’s word for it. Lucky for us, Obama admits to being a “loafer” who “abused drugs” which isn’t exactly how premier students at either Columbia and Harvard describe themselves…

In other words, James Woods had it right – much of what we SHOULD be able to know about President Obama is sealed, even when he was just a candidate. That alone is telling is all get out.

Well, then, how about some of their achievements? Crowder continues:

[…] Awards

Ben Carson (this is a partial list. Full list on his Facebook Page)

Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008
Named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by US News & World Reports in 2008
Received the Jefferson Award in 2000 for “Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged”
Awarded the Healthcare Humanitarian Award in 2004 because he has “enhanced the quality of human lives and has influenced the course of history through ongoing contributions to healthcare and medicine.”
Named by CNN and TIME Magazine as one of the nation’s 20 foremost physicians and scientists in 2001
Recipient of the 2006 Spingarn Medal which is the highest honor bestowed by the NAACP.
Awarded 60 honorary doctorate degrees and dozens of national merit citations.
Authored over 100 neurosurgical publications
Author of 6 books
ToyStory ooooooh

Barack Obama (For the full list see Wikipedia)

Freedom of the City of Cape Town (jointly with Michelle Obama)
2009 Nobel Peace Prize
Best Spoken Word Album Grammy Awards for abridged audiobook versions of Dreams from My Father in February 2006 and for The Audacity of Hope in February 2008
2011 Transparency Award jointly offered by OMB Watch, the National Security Archive, the Project on Government Oversight, the Reporters’ Committee for Freedom of the Press and[9][10] […] (Click here to read the rest.)

The last one for Obama is just laughable for a host of reasons, not the least of which is the Obama White House is the LEAST transparent of administrations according to this article in the WSJ. And get this – the award was presented BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. I reckon all those reporters and organizations missed the irony in that…

And that is just the tip of the iceberg of what the media tried to keep hidden about Barack Obama.

But the push back hasn’t just been on how the media failed miserably to expose Obama’s REAL issues, but against Clinton, too. Branco from Legal Insurrection nails it:

How perfect is that? Branco sums up the incredible hypocrisy well.

Still, Dr. Carson is getting the last laugh. After the ad hominem attacks on Carson and false stories, Carson is laughing all the way to the bank, as this Daily Caller article highlights:

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson pulled in $3.5 million in campaign donations this week after furiously fighting off media reports Friday that he lied about his childhood and admission into West Point.

The $3.5 million was accompanied by 100,000 new followers on Facebook.

“What I have always said about the media is being proven for everyone to see,” Carson said in a Facebook post. “But I have news for them. This week alone we raised $3,500,000.00 from almost 70,000 donations. Just here on Facebook we have gained over 100,000 new followers this week.” […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Whether Dr. Carson is right for the Presidency or not, you gotta love that he is coming out ahead after the attempted character assassination by the media. And you gotta love that the media’s continues hypocrisy and bias is being exposed at every turn. Serves them right, doesn’t it?

That’s what I think. How about you? This is an Open Thread.


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36 Responses to “Thanks To Dr. Carson, Obama Finally Being Vetted *Open Thread*”

  1. foxyladi14 Says:

    Things would sure be different, If they had vetted Obama like this. 🙄

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      What’s worse Foxy is that they don’t even care that he isn’t vetted. It’s like the libs that says they know Hillary is dishonest and trustworthy but they’ll vote for her anyway. WTH?

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        It sure would have been good had they reported on a national level some of the things that were coming out, but I fear you are right, Marge – it wouldn’t have mattered. Hillary is proving that every day…

  2. kenoshamarge Says:

    I am not a fan of Ben Carson for President. I am a fan of his as a human being.

    The hit job by Politico is backfiring, as well it should. Add that to the CNBC debacle of a debate and you would think the media would have walked a little more carefully. Not being as smart as they think they are they didn’t and the lefty media got another black eye.

    That Branco cartoon is sheer genius! I don’t know how he keeps coming up with perfect cartoons but he sure does.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I am with you on that in terms of President. I think he is a good and decent human being, but I am not convinced that he would be a good President.

      But I absolutely LOVE that Carson is banking so much money as a result of the unbelievable media hit job and bias. It makes me practically giddy with glee to see the liberal media finally getting some comeuppance. Bwahahahahaha…

      And Branco is a genus indeed. I might add, I love that he allows his work to be used for FREE as long as people link back to the publication that has it. That is just cool.

  3. kenoshamarge Says:

    For those of us who remember this man and recognize his face right away and the reference to his program.

  4. kenoshamarge Says:

    For debate, Fox Business aims to be the anti-CNBC

    In interviews, moderators Neil Cavuto and Maria Bartiromo vow to stay out of the action.

    They have their plan – now let’s see if they stick with it. I’m hoping that they do so that we can better understand where the candidates are coming from and not the damn moderators.

    They must also be aware that Cruz, Rubio, Carson and Christie, and maybe some of the others, are just waiting for another chance to take a swing at the media.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Well, it wouldn’t be hard to be the anti-CNBC. All they have to do is act like adults, ask decent questions, and allow the candidates to answer.

      I am assuming it will be quite a bit better with the two FBN hosts.

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        I “like” both Cavuto and Bartiromo. They can be serious people. At least she can.

        My problem with Cavuto, and why I quit watching his show was his constant promotion of Trump. That was before Trump got into the race. I don’t know if he continued down that path since I no longer watch. That bothers me about him being “fair” to the other candidates.

        I hope he rises to the occasion since as I said I like him. I used to call him my Chubby Little Stud Muffin before he turned into a Trumpkin. Now I don’t call him at all. 😉

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          I agree. And Cavuto interrupts his guests a LOT, at least what I have seen in the limited times I have seen him. Maria does seem to be a serious person, and I think she will be good.

          But yeah – it can’t possibly be anywhere NEAR as bad as CNBC…

  5. kenoshamarge Says:

    Dems search for fountain of youth

    Democrats lean heavily on young voters to win elections, but their leading candidates for the White House are 68-year-old Hillary Clinton and 74-year-old Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

    The two other Democrats who were often implored to enter the race are Vice President Biden, 72, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), 66.

    Given that many millennials supposedly “hate” the Republican Party it doesn’t seem likely that they would desert the Dems. What does seem more likely is that they won’t be excited enough about some old farts to bother to show up and vote. And that’s all that’s needed. If the right wants their voters to stay home all they have to do is nominate Jeb Bush. Doesn’t seem likely at this time but he’s got some very big money backing him. I don’t know if they’ve given up yet.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      It really is weird, isn’t it? Now all these young people are swinging from the “young” Obama to the Senior Citizen Socialist Sanders. Okey dokey.

      But the GOP is the Party of old white people, right? 🙂

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        The right is old white people says the MSM. Which shows you what they know. I was surprised that Warren is 66. I thought she was in her fifties. :O

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          You ain’t only kidding abt what they know!

          Yeah, I hadn’t really thought abt Warren’s age, just abt how unbelievably hypocritical and what a liar she is.


  6. foxyladi14 Says:

    Tru Dat!!! 😯

  7. helenk3 Says:

    Had a weird thought, how many advisers to presidents are vetted? maybe aside from the candidate we the voters should take a look at the advisors..
    think about it , even the obots did not vote for valjar.

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      The media certainly went to great lengths to investigate Karl Rove. Now I don’t “like” Rove, never did, never will, but if he needed to be investigated so does Jarrett!

  8. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    On a related note to the Candidates, I really, REALLY hope a Rep wins so we can get out from under OBAMACARE. Suzy brought in the plans from which we can choose through her company. Now, each one of our premiums is based on our ages instead of just being a family. If we did one of the lowest plans available, the cost for us will potentially be in the tens of thousands between just the premiums and deductibles. I am not kidding

    Thank heavens Suzy’s company contributes a good bit, but still – between what we will have to pay, the deductibles, the “out of pocket” expenses, and all of that, it is still going to be VERY costly.

  9. helenk3 Says:

  10. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    This is incredibly disturbing, and the silence of so many to this annihilation even more so:

  11. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Well, it was bound to happen. And educators have NO ONE to blame but themselves:

  12. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    To go along with my latest complaint abt Obamacare, yet another Co-Op has closed, the 12th one to do so. It also got a TON of money. THe Daily Signal has the story (, but this graph says it all:

  13. kenoshamarge Says:

  14. kenoshamarge Says:

    The Ben Carson Flaps

    By Thomas Sowell

    A media tempest in a teapot has developed because of the mild-mannered Dr. Carson’s recollections about some childhood incidents in which he depicted himself as violent toward another child. Some people who knew the young Ben Carson have said that such behavior would have been out of character for him. But has no one ever acted out of character, especially in childhood?

    Albert Einstein, as a child, once threw a heavy object at his little sister that could have injured her or even killed her. Yet Einstein grew up to be a mild-mannered pacifist, and no one ever brought up that incident to try to discredit Einstein’s scientific work.

    Dr. Sowell’s information about Albert Einstein is a great way to make light of the media’s and Trump’s nonsense about Carson’s psychotic behavior. I am hoping that Trump jumping on Carson along with the MSM may give some of his supporters pause to think about who and what they are supporting. Hope springs eternal.

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