RENDITION TO PERDITION
THe Winter of our discontent
Barack Obama's periodic renditions of his presidency, coming close as they do to his re-election had, to put it bluntly, been exercises in delusional self-aggradizing word-play directed at his rapidly decreasing numbers of protagonists. They also had been exercises in confrontational self-serving "turd" play directed at his rapidly increasing numbers of antagonists.
Interested observers uniformly agree that his second presidential term is in for a rough ride. Short of practical/common sensical ideas, he has depended mostly on his ideological bent to steer the country.... on a perilous path of untramelled government expansion, uncontrolled spending, and unconscionable taxation.
The leftist path that he has laid out for the country could only lead to the road of perdition and the winter of our discontent would soon be upon us in its full fury, burying us under an avalanche of governmental indiscretion, social desiccation,, and communal disruption.
It is becoming quite evident that Obama's ideological peroration is not what the country needs at this juncture of its history. Fate be damned but what he wants more than anything else is to be considered a "tranformational president", ( much as Ronald Reagan was in the 1980's), but transforming the country into something i.e. a socialist nanny state is not an act of audacity but of hubristic foolhardiness... because, as concepts go, socialism is alien to the American body politic and will certainly be rejected.
Enter Dr. Benjamin Carson into the political fray. In his speech at the annual Washington Prayer Conference, Dr Carson (With President Obama in attendance) lambasted the idea that pure ideology is a superior governance principle compared to the empiricist model of data and result driven precepts. Dr. Carson rightly points out that governing the country based on one's ideology (as what Pres. Obama is doing) is counterintuitive and therefore counterproductive.
The main stream media, after hearing Dr. Carson's speech quickly came to the aid of their much loved and adored president, saying, how dare Dr. Carson say those words right in front of the president. Not too encouraging for the good doctor, but I'd say let him speak unhindered in the same way that the president speaks unhindered Let the debate begin, for in the scale, lies the future of the country.