Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Felony Stupidity

Here follows a quote from The Corner on National Review gathered by Kathryn Jean Lopez regarding the New York City “flyover” by a mock-up of Air Force One and an accompanying fighter jet.

Fran Townsend, former White House homeland-security adviser, on CNN earlier: “I would call this felony stupidity. This is probably not the right job for Mr. Caldera to be in if he didn't understand the likely reaction of the New Yorkers and the mayor. And while the White House have said they are furious, I think they have to look at whether or not this is the right job for Mr. Caldera.”

“I think this office is too important to have somebody who doesn't have the judgment to understand the impact of this. This was not necessary.”

I certainly agree with Fran Townsend but I find it goes much further. The entire culture of the White House is dedicated to projecting the false idea that they care for the American people while in fact they selfishly don’t give a “rat's patootey” about how you and I feel. Under the direction of the new chief executive, it becomes clearer by the day (this would be the 99th) that all is predicated on their personal agenda. They don’t know you; they don’t respect how you feel; they think you are stupid and frankly; they wish you would just get out of the way and continue to graze.

Harping constantly on near daily “apologies” falling short of anything close to a heart-felt expression, I saw Ms. Napolitano (DHS) once again “apologize” without any acknowledgement of the damage that this event caused. If you do not understand the hurt inflicted upon the offended, any attempt at reconciliation is impossible. Her ingenuous blather has become extremely tiresome, and in this case—dangerous!

In the long run this will eventually cripple this administration. The fears shown by those in New York and nearby New Jersey were genuine and based on a prior experience which no observer will ever forget. To not understand the tragedy of 9/11 is to dismiss the most serious civilian casualty event of our country’s history. How can we depend on a president who can’t understand established fact to anticipate and deal with future events?

Harry Truman famously said; “the buck stops here.” Those who speak to the people from Washington are those who have supposedly been vetted and are prepared to do their jobs. Their failures therefore are not just their own but also those of the man who appointed them. Perhaps now “the one” should take time out from grading the press corps and evaluate those he has appointed to high public office—let the D’s and F’s fall.

I am certain that those folks in the Big Apple who ran down stairs and flooded the streets in absolute and unnecessary terror would agree.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

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