Neurosurgeon who upstaged Obama to star in Hannity Special tonight.
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Contrast this with Obama on race and what he has spent a lifetime doing:
Black survival in this country had always been premised on a minimum of delusions; it was such an absence of delusions that continued to operate in the daily lives of most black people I met.
This is the bleak Obama world view that led to the building of a political career seamlessly meshing and manipulating resentment — racial, class, and gender resentment — into a “transformed” American way of life.
Ultimately en route to making all of America, as noted in this space before, a society of beggars.
That is an America in which Sonya Carson and her son refused to live. Mrs. Carson, her son notes, was an extremely observant woman. While working two and sometimes three jobs at a time she cared for children and cleaned houses as a domestic. Applying her power of observation to wealthy employers, she would come home at night and tell her son:
“This is what wealthy people do. This is how successful people behave. Here’s how they think.” Then: “Now you boys can do it too, and you can do it better!”
Is it any wonder that the Carson speech — make that Carson’s life — has hit millions of American with the force of a thunder clap?
There is another interesting aspect of Carson’s life that stands in stark contrast with American liberalism. Compare this from Carson’s approach to his medical studies:
I started learning how to study, no longer concentrating on surface material and just what the professors were likely to ask on finals. I aimed to grasp everything in detail. In chemistry, for instance, I didn’t want to know just answers but to understand the reasoning behind the formulas. From there I applied the same principle to all of my classes.
Catch that? He would “grasp everything in detail” and apply to all of his classes and each subject.
Contrast Carson’s approach to then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s approach to passing a health care bill — Obamacare — that would take over the entire American health care system. Think of that famous Pelosi line about passing the massive 2,000 page Obamacare bill:
“But we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it.”
Which is to say, neither Pelosi or her colleagues deigned to read the bill they were passing. Decidedly the opposite of Carson’s approach to “grasp everything in detail.” No wonder there are people wondering why American health care is suddenly being consumed with people and institutions demanding exemptions from this or that regulation or laying off employees or spending hours on end trying to appease an angry Catholic Church because of various mandated rules are blatant violations of the Constitution.
Back in May of last year Carson went to Emory University to make the case for opposing political correctness. Saying:
I think the other thing that threatens the prosperity and the vitality of our nation is political correctness. Many people came to this nation, and they were trying to escape from societies that try to tell them what they could say and what they could think. And here we come, reintroducing it through the back door.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online