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Old 11-06-2015, 06:12 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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You know, Hillary has had her life under a microscope for the past 25 years, to the point that we are now reading her personal e-mails. Is it really that bad that we expect the same from the GOP candidates?
They can't take the heat of being in the public eye so they blame everyone else.

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Nothing was dredged up except that he was a good kid according to the people that knew him. That's what was so weird. They are trying to call Carson a liar because he really was a good kid and not the bad kid he said he was in his book. That's like Bizarro World.
Give me a break. Republicans have dissected and distorted every word Obama wrote in his books so why is this any different? Obama they call a thug for smoking pot but Carson claims to have been a violent thug and that is overlooked as just kid's stuff. Why is he not held to the same standard as Obama?

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Yep .... "Gangsta" sells.... even when pretending.
You got that right. a gangsta that got saved by the church makes a good story...if it's true or not they don't care.
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Old 11-06-2015, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Well, this is a switcheroo. The candidate admits a bad temper and violence as a student in his book and the news media (CNN) investigates and can't find any evidence of it and finds all these people who say he was a good obedient well-liked child in a good neighborhood.

Plus, his book was out in 1990, long before he was running for President.

"...nine friends, classmates and neighbors who grew up with Carson told CNN they have no memory of the anger or violence the candidate has described. That person is unrecognizable to those whom CNN interviewed, who knew him during those formative years. All of the people interviewed expressed surprise about the incidents Carson has described. No one challenged the stories directly. Some of those interviewed expressed skepticism, but noted that they could not know what had happened behind closed doors."

A tale of two Ben Carsons - CNNPolitics.com
Looks like he spiced up the story to make money on book sales.
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Old 11-06-2015, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I'm almost 60 and I remember my classmates pretty well actually.... I still have friends that I grew up with that I met in 7th grade (when I moved to that school district).
I remember too, and I remember the fights, and I remember a stabbing like it was yesterday.

The problem with the "I don't remember" argument is the fact that his friends do remember. They remember him as a nice quiet kid, not the violent gang-banger he claims to have been.
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Old 11-06-2015, 06:30 AM
 
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The audacity of this black man. How dare he put himself forward as a candidate against the party of black people. Get back on the Democrat reservation, you ungrateful uppity negro. What is the matter with you?

And until you do, you will be terrorized by these leftist thugs in the media until you realize who your betters are.
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Old 11-06-2015, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Give me a break. Republicans have dissected and distorted every word Obama wrote in his books so why is this any different? Obama they call a thug for smoking pot but Carson claims to have been a violent thug and that is overlooked as just kid's stuff. Why is he not held to the same standard as Obama?
You just don't get it. The weirdness is CNN investigators trying to prove Carson was a good kid in order to force a conclusion on readers that it makes him bad.

If it was anything else but politics, the CNN investigator would be trying to prove Mr Nice Guy surgeon really stabbed somebody and assaulted someone else.

It would be like (I'm just making this up for examples sake) Obama writing a book about himself saying when he was a kid in the ghetto he mugged old ladies and beat up the neighborhood kids for their lunch money and CNN going out and claiming everyone they talked to from his old middle class neighborhood said Obama sang in the church choir, collected food for the poor and helped old ladies cross the street. Therefore, he's a liar and shouldn't be trusted. It would be bizarre.
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Old 11-06-2015, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Florida
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And until you do, you will be terrorized by these leftist thugs in the media until you realize who your betters are.
LOL Where did you find that giant victim-card?
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Old 11-06-2015, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Florida
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You just don't get it. The weirdness is CNN investigators trying to prove Carson was a good kid in order to force a conclusion on readers that it makes him bad.

If it was anything else but politics, the CNN investigator would be trying to prove Mr Nice Guy surgeon really stabbed somebody and assaulted someone else.
They are simply trying to find out if he lied in his book. If you are going to run for president, you better not have too many skeletons in your closet, because they will be brought out. People would be ok with his past as long as it is true.
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Old 11-06-2015, 06:36 AM
 
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LOL Where did you find that giant victim-card?
On the CNN website.
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Old 11-06-2015, 06:37 AM
 
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The audacity of this black man. How dare he put himself forward as a candidate against the party of black people. Get back on the Democrat reservation, you ungrateful uppity negro. What is the matter with you?

And until you do, you will be terrorized by these leftist thugs in the media until you realize who your betters are.
And the right is always claiming it's the left that plays the victim card.

The nerve, vetting him just like every other candidate gets vetted! Doesn't the media understand this self-proclaimed thug is actually a delicate flower who should be handled with kid gloves?

Carson made up a story to give himself some street cred and now he whines about being called on it. I'd say his whiny behavior supports the media's case rather well. Thug, indeed. LOL.
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Old 11-06-2015, 06:38 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Well, this is a switcheroo. The candidate admits a bad temper and violence as a student in his book and the news media (CNN) investigates and can't find any evidence of it and finds all these people who say he was a good obedient well-liked child in a good neighborhood.

Plus, his book was out in 1990, long before he was running for President.

"...nine friends, classmates and neighbors who grew up with Carson told CNN they have no memory of the anger or violence the candidate has described. That person is unrecognizable to those whom CNN interviewed, who knew him during those formative years. All of the people interviewed expressed surprise about the incidents Carson has described. No one challenged the stories directly. Some of those interviewed expressed skepticism, but noted that they could not know what had happened behind closed doors."

A tale of two Ben Carsons - CNNPolitics.com
Who was the guy who claimed he was born in Kenya in his biography?

So the guy is running for president and CNN is investiagting his childhood escapades instead of his campaign policies??????

Wish they were that serious about investigating obama from 2007 until today. But hey, you can keep your doctor, period!

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