/ Obama gets schooled by Dr B Carson. Amazing speech!
If you haven't then take the time to view it. We need more people like this in the World.
I wonder what Mr Obama was thinking towards the end of this speech. Unreal!
Must have been such a shock for him, I don't think anyone's ever disagreed with Obama about anything before, let alone said so publicly! Astonishing!
You mean aside the GOP, NRA, Tea Party, Fox News, Murdoch Press, Boehner, Palin, Gingrich, Hannity, O'Reilly, etc etc etc etc
Good speech, not sure it disagreed with Obama's stance too much..
In fact echos much of what he has said recently, especially the left and right wings together..
Sounds like a rich man arguing for a 10% tax rate to me. Must have missed the rousing bit.
Thats either quite funny or you are new here.
thats quite a funny post, taken into consideration who you are writing it to..
Perhaps you should enlighten Toby on American politics, I'm sure there's lots you could teach him........
Glad it wasn't just me then! I didn't see anything particularly "anti-Obama" in it, well, nothing like I was expecting from the OP.
The video has obviously 'gone viral' with millions of viewers, but that's interesting as it's not that special. He isn't really rude to the president and his points didn't strike me as very different to many other mainstream Republicans either. I guess the only thing seems to be that traditionally this national prayer breakfast or whatever the event was, isn't political. The GOP is always looking for articulate black advocates though, which is why they end up with oddballs like Allen West and Herman Cain. Anyway, I think Marco Rubio is a far better speaker than this Dr Carson, and doesn't have much to worry about come the next round of GOP primaries!
Is it just me or did anyone else also give up on this "amazing speech" after about 5 minutes because it was just incredibly dull?
Indeed, and he says he does dozens of speeches which makes you wonder why he used such cliched anecdotes?
Me too but I persisted, largely based on the OP's 'amazing speech' hard sell. I shouldn't have bothered.
Yeah, I'm genuinely interested to know what Mr. Sircumfrins finds so amazing about it. Of course different people find different things inspirational or interesting, and clearly in the US rightwing media circles - Fox News etc. - this speech has been heavily promoted: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Carson#National_Prayer_Breakfast_speech but in the past Sircumfrins has been very active in threads where he has shown an interest in "alternative" politics shall we say: who was responsible for 9/11 or do we really know how many people died in the holocaust, which isn't at all Limbaugh or Hannity style stuff. Glenn Beck was much closer to linking those mainstream (although, really still rather extreme) American right views on economics and social issues with a conspiratorial world view. But Beck got fired by Fox for getting TOO weird, which of course is quite an achievement in itself!
I work for an American multinational company and at work here we actually got Fox News. I switch it on every now and then to see what the 'other' people are thinking. Its a strange feeling watching Fox. It's a mixture of dread, fascination and smugness. The um 'chutzpah' and cognitive dissonance on display is particularly interesting.
> Is it just me or did anyone else also give up on this "amazing speech" after about 5 minutes because it was just incredibly dull?
Thanks for confirming that I was right not to give it another couple of minutes. To think I might have missed a tele-sales call for that.
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