On Thursday, July 20, 2009, President Obama held what has been referred to as the “Beer Summit” in the in the Rose Garden of the White House. The President hosted Officer James Crowley of the Cambridge Police Dept. and Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. of Harvard University at the White House for a beer and a bit of conversation.
Since some idiots seem to care, Pres. Obama drank Bud Light, Officer Crowley drank Blue Moon, and Prof. Gates drank red Stripe – none of which are brewed by wholly American-own breweries.
Whatever value the tête-à-tête had in the context of race relations and racial reconciliation remains to be seen, as does whatever value it may have in smoothing over Pres. Obama’s earlier “racial charged” stupidity.
All that aside, the “Beer Summit” was a Public Relations and Propaganda – yes; irrespective of who’s in office, almost anything officially released to the media by the White House is propaganda – failure that affects an unrelated and far greater issue – the healthcare debate and the Liberals’ America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 (AAHCA).
A Metaphor for ObamaCare
The young, healthy Black man walks ahead proudly, never looking back, as the middle-class White Man helps the Aged and Infirm Black Man down the steps. That is not a pretty picture, but is a picture that sums up one of the opposition’s views in the healthcare debate.
This photo is literally a snapshot in time. Nobody, other than the people that were there, knows the context of the photo or what happened and was discussed and agreed upon beforehand, nor do we know what happened later – even by a few seconds. Irrespective of that, this photo should never have been released and would never have been released by a wise politician who possessed a wealth of experience.
Yes; I consider Pres. Obama, his coterie, and his followers to be enemies of America, but do they have to be stupid enemies? Stupidity can cause more harm than malice.
Yes, this picture has already been chosen as a metaphor for ObamaCare – i.e. America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 – and the meme is expanding across the internet and making forays into radio and television.
I don’t – solely for the sake of this discussion – care about your views or beliefs regarding healthcare in America; I care about your views on intelligent leadership that understands the battlefield they find themselves upon. Can you truly countenance such stupidity? Can you truly place your faith – and your literal and figurative wellbeing – in someone either arrogant or stupid enough to release this image during these times?
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