WHAT DOES THE PRESIDENT KNOW?
by Andy Weddington
Sunday, 08 December 2013
"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act." George Orwell
Friday past comment - themed 'Adults in Washington, D. C.' - ended with,
'Charles Krauthammer for President.'
Some readers offered in post and email that Krauthammer and Dr. Ben Carson (also a man qualified for and worthy of high office) would make for a powerhouse ticket. No argument.
But is there enough room on a ticket for men of their character and ability? Of their "giant" statures?
Neither a narcissist and with service to country priority, their duty, yes.
Imagine two morally, principally, and ethically grounded intellectuals - men who've proven themselves capable - leading our country.
'Krauthammer / Carson - 2016' has a mighty intriguing ring about it. At first blush maybe even absurd. But not so fast.
Think about them in context to who now occupies the presidency and vice presidency (and to those who aspire to same).
It's like comparing the illumination power of giant megawatt spotlights and 10 watt flame-shaped flicker bulbs.
During a recent analysis and opinion segment on FOX News Bret Baier's 'Special Report' Dr. Krauthammer said Obama claiming he was not aware of the scope of his namesake's healthcare program - Obamacare, the pride and joy of his presidency - woes was, in so many words, nonsense.
With an almost straight face (there was hint of snarky), Krauthammer said with Obama claiming he does not know anything about anything (e.g., Fast & Furious; Solyndra; Benghazi; IRS targeting; AP reporters being monitored; CIA communications data collection; Obamacare fielding disaster; etc.) it's as if he was on a White House tour and suddenly found himself in the Oval Office sitting as president. Bewildering.
Mark Twain comes to mind, "It's no wonder truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense."
Timing is everything.
Last evening an email, with attached photograph, arrived.
Here it is...
Funny! But not so funny.
America's been under attack for five years and considering what's going on with Iran's aggressive pursuit of nuclear weapons (and means to deliver them - anywhere), vow to use them (to wipe Israel off the map), and weak U. S. policy to do nothing about it, an unprovoked devastating attack is not inconceivable. It's probable. Including against us.
The world worries.
Best to err on the side of caution.
Maintaining equipment, it's called preventative maintenance.
In medicine, it's called preventative care.
And with self-preservation?
It's called survival.
In all likelihood the mere threat of the technique (who knows, maybe it's buried in Obamacare fine print as a treatment option) will elicit truth.
Let's find out what the president knows.
And the vice president, too.