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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I'll take the community organizer who didn't say minor taxes for not getting health insurance is worse than the holocaust.
    LOL. You'd take him if he did.
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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

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    Are you suggesting that Dr. Carson is an expert in slavery?
    May I take this as an admittance to being an expert in bull****?

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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    No matter what one thinks of the ACA, and it has shortcomings and potential risks (some of which won't be known until concrete empirical data becomes available), the suggestion that it is the "worst thing" to impact the nation since slavery is historically illiterate. Dr. Carson's rhetoric only demonstrates anew the reality that superior performance in one field does not necessarily equate to superior performance in another field. He is a talented and successful neurosurgeon. One can't say the same with respect to his role in the political arena.
    There may be some hope. A sign saying something similar to what Carson said was put up at a restaurant in Arkansas... and it was taken down in about an hour because people objected.

    Arkansas Restaurant Sign Claims Obamacare Is 'america's Punishment For Slavery Years'

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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Yes because organizing your community is the work of the devil.
    Well, what kind of organizing did Obama do, Stillballin? My recollection is that he was no different than the Sharptons and Jacksons of the world. What did he organize his community for is the question? I also seem to recollect that Obama never held an actual job, never managed people, nor was he responsible for any budget. I'm taking the brain surgeon.


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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I'll take the community organizer who didn't say minor taxes for not getting health insurance is worse than the holocaust.
    I agree that the analogy was a bit over the top, but gee I can't think of any rhetoric Obama has made over the last 5 years as approaching suspect??? LOL


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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    His assessment ignores a number of things that have been far worse: WWI, WWII, the Great Depression, etc. All of those events either led to substantial loss of American lives and/or significant sacrifice/hardship. The ACA does not begin to compare in terms of the economic and social impact of those events. To ignore such consequential historical events and their impact on the U.S. amounts to historical illiteracy, as one is not discussing minor footnotes or ambiguous nuance over which there is a lot of disagreement.
    Will we be talking about the negative and continuing impact of "WWI, WWII, the Great Depression, etc." a hundred years from now? Can we fully judge the impact of the ACA when it hasn't even fully taken effect yet?

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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    No matter what one thinks of the ACA, and it has shortcomings and potential risks (some of which won't be known until concrete empirical data becomes available), the suggestion that it is the "worst thing" to impact the nation since slavery is historically illiterate. Dr. Carson's rhetoric only demonstrates anew the reality that superior performance in one field does not necessarily equate to superior performance in another field. He is a talented and successful neurosurgeon. One can't say the same with respect to his role in the political arena.
    Loss of freedom is the "worse thing" since slavery. Those people you mentioned in the wars (post575) were not fighting so we could have our freedom taken away. People living during the depression still had their freedom. Now Obama has taken it away. It needs changed. And with respect to Dr Carson, his expertise in the political arena is where it needs to be. Restoring freedom.
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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneWanderer View Post
    May I take this as an admittance to being an expert in bull****?
    Ha ha, no. You said

    by what merit or expertise are you able to legitimately call bull**** on Dr. Carson's statements on Obamacare and slavery? Unless you are an expert in both...
    So are you saying that Dr. Carson is an expert in slavery? Because that's certainly what you seemed to be implying.

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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Ha ha, no. You said



    So are you saying that Dr. Carson is an expert in slavery? Because that's certainly what you seemed to be implying.
    How about a trade: Answer my question first, then I'll answer yours. Here's a refresher.

    Using your own system of judgement, by what merit or expertise are you able to legitimately call bull**** on Dr. Carson's statements on Obamacare and slavery?

    Basically, what's your credentials for criticizing Dr. Carson's opnion? If you aren't an expert in the things discussed in his opinion, you are speaking outside your expertise and your opinion is not worth considering.

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    Re: Dr. Carson: Obamacare The Worst Thing That Has Happened Since Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneWanderer View Post
    How about a trade: Answer my question first, then I'll answer yours. Here's a refresher.

    Using your own system of judgement, by what merit or expertise are you able to legitimately call bull**** on Dr. Carson's statements on Obamacare and slavery?
    This is getting boring. Unless you can demonstrate that Dr. Carson has qualifications to speak on history as much as he's qualified to speak on neurosurgery then we're finished here.

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