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    Re: Dr. Ben Carson Apologizes For Saying Being Gay Is a Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    As many problems our nation faces, the three areas you listed should be way down on the list of a presidental candidate. Just do the job keeping this country running and safe.
    Agreed. That's always been my problem with any of these issues, or the candidate's opinion on them, being discussed, by the candidate or his/her opponents or critics or supporters or whatever. And I know someone will say "But but but the courts and the judges!". Yes, I know that. But even that doesn't always work out the way the candidate envisions. Anyone who voted for George HW Bush assuming he was going to put a conservative on the Court was probably pretty upset when David Souter turned out to be anything but a conservative.
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    Re: Dr. Ben Carson Apologizes For Saying Being Gay Is a Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    He's not stupid. Are you a doctor of some sort? Scratch that, are you a well respected doctor? No? I'm not either. However, I won't pretend that his success in his field isn't there. The problem with Ben Carson is that he's been played off as too educated to not realize what he was saying. His supporters have two choices, they can either say it was a gaffe and should be forgiven - they won't because that would show he's not as brilliant as they pretend he is. Or they can stand behind his words which basically sets them back 10 years.
    Nah, they won't because mostly only bigots vote in the repub primary

    Religion has this curious effect of making people who are otherwise brilliant and dedicated adherents of scientific method into mideast goat herders from 2000 years ago, when it comes to certain subjects - and this is one of those

    In other words, he's dumber than a lobotomized monkey

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    Re: Dr. Ben Carson Apologizes For Saying Being Gay Is a Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    If you don't mind, but I'm both reiterating your OP and adding a bit that you didn't, probably because they aren't from the same source.



    In my opinion, Carson has pissed in his peanut butter. It's hard to say something like he did and then come back with..."Gosh, I'm sorry, didn't mean it.", without getting some negative consequences (which at this point isn't quantifiable). Regardless, it's forever written in the history books, he can't take it back.

    Thanks, CCK...
    What is more astounding is that this did not come from the average ignorant politician, but from a physician turning politician.

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    Re: Dr. Ben Carson Apologizes For Saying Being Gay Is a Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I like Dr. Carson, I think he's a smart man and from all appearances is an exceptional neurosurgeon. He's not a politician, should not want to be a politician, and would not make a very good politician. Like all Americans, he's entitled to his opinion, no matter how misguided it may be. He's also entitled to voice it. But with that he has to take the heat.

    I wish marriage, religion and abortion were banned as topics from any future Presidential discussion, ever.
    You would wish away what 90% - 95% of the people in America vote on then. Both sides use, and have used religion, abortion and marriage as wedge issues for years/decades now.

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    Re: Dr. Ben Carson Apologizes For Saying Being Gay Is a Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by smb View Post
    You would wish away what 90% - 95% of the people in America vote on then. Both sides use, and have used religion, abortion and marriage as wedge issues for years/decades now.
    90-95% of the people vote for POTUS based on his opinion on abortion, religion and marriage.

    Please back that up with a source. A reputable one.
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    Re: Dr. Ben Carson Apologizes For Saying Being Gay Is a Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Sounds like typical political jargon to me - being as loudmouthed as possible while saying nothing of value

    Why the hell is he even commenting on this? The supreme court will decide SSM in june, *18 months* before the next prez will even take office.
    Why would a Supreme Court ruling mean anything. We still debate abortion and that was decided over 40 years ago. What fail to understand that with certain segments of the conservative movement the Supreme Court ruling means nothing. Their interpretation of the Constitution is the only thing that matters.

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    Re: Dr. Ben Carson Apologizes For Saying Being Gay Is a Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    90-95% of the people vote for POTUS based on his opinion on abortion, religion and marriage.

    Please back that up with a source. A reputable one.
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    Re: Dr. Ben Carson Apologizes For Saying Being Gay Is a Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    He's not stupid. Are you a doctor of some sort? Scratch that, are you a well respected doctor? No? I'm not either. However, I won't pretend that his success in his field isn't there. The problem with Ben Carson is that he's been played off as too educated to not realize what he was saying. His supporters have two choices, they can either say it was a gaffe and should be forgiven - they won't because that would show he's not as brilliant as they pretend he is. Or they can stand behind his words which basically sets them back 10 years.
    Good points. Far too often, people equate brilliance in one field with overall intellect and it just simply isn't so.. Quite the contrary, because it takes so much effort and time to to excel in one field, that takes away from the opportunity to broaden ones knowledge in other fields.
    In this particular instance, such a statement from a physician, no less, betrays a much more serious flaw, one of character, for which no amount of knowledge can compensate.

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    Re: Dr. Ben Carson Apologizes For Saying Being Gay Is a Choice

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    He's not stupid. Are you a doctor of some sort? Scratch that, are you a well respected doctor? No? I'm not either. However, I won't pretend that his success in his field isn't there. The problem with Ben Carson is that he's been played off as too educated to not realize what he was saying. His supporters have two choices, they can either say it was a gaffe and should be forgiven - they won't because that would show he's not as brilliant as they pretend he is. Or they can stand behind his words which basically sets them back 10 years.
    success doesn't mean intelligent and certainly not wise.

    He's like an idiot savant. He has one area he seems to know well while being an idiot and a fool in every other way.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Dr. Ben Carson Apologizes For Saying Being Gay Is a Choice

    No, I asked you to show me something that proves that 90-95% of the people who cast a vote for POTUS are doing so based on that candidate's opinion on abortion, religion and marriage.
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