• Ben Carson Kicks Off CPAC 2015 By Tackling Race And Poverty

    Dr. Ben Carson kicked off the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday in National Harbor, Maryland, which invoked more rumors about a 2016 run for president.

    Walking out on stage to a standing ovation and “Life is a Highway” blaring in the speakers, Carson said, “I started to talk about all of the failures of the current administration but I figured that was too depressing.” The audience responded with laughter.

    The retired neurosurgeon and conservative icon spoke on the issue of race.

    “If you’re white and you oppose a progressive black person, you’re a racist,” he said, “but if you’re black and you oppose the progressive agenda, then you’re crazy,” he said mocking leftists.

    He continued by tackling the core conservative issues of political correctness, Obamacare, and welfare programs.

    “I’m not interested in getting rid of a safety net, I’m interested in getting rid of dependency.” He continued, “I’m ready for leadership on the world stage and not just sitting around and waiting to see what other people do.”

    Watch his full remarks above.

    Matt Schuck

    Staff Writer

    Matt Schuck is a staff writer for Daily Surge. He's a DC native who got his start in broadcasting doing stints at the legendary radio station DC101 and Hot 99.5, before being recruited by the Heritage Foundation to launch their first ever radio program. Matt has worked with SiriusXM, Phil Hendrie (Team America, Futurama), and as an executive producer for the John Fredericks Show.

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