Greeting to all and welcome new friends to the EastWing.
No matter what is said, somebody reading from the EastWing somewhere in the world will take exception to the written words. Then sometimes some of these folks feel compelled to express their antipathy for what I’ve said. It’s not only what I’ve said, but also, as a general rule, make a personal attack on the messenger. (I think the personal attack part are from the liberals.) You know, Lying Hillary and that bunch.
And so it was last week I received one such letter(e-mail) lambasting not only my words on George Will, but also dumping on me as a humane being. I believe the quote was “You think you’re so damn smart. You set there at that EastWing of yours acting like a smart ass. Mr. KNOW-IT-ALL !”.
It was the Mr. Know-it-all part that got me to thinking. I’m 72 years old and there’s still many, many unanswered questions in my life. Questions that I’ve spent an untold number of years pondering, all the while searching for some of the most elusive answers to many of life’s unending mysteries.
I’ve never found out which came first the chicken or the egg?…..where’s the beef?….who left the barn door open?…how to get to Sesame Street?…. why eggs are packaged in those little flimsy star foam cartons but batteries are packed in hard as nails plastic?….. why abbreviated is such a long word?…. do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?…..why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor but dish-washing liquid is made with real lemons?…..why do you have to put your two cents in but it’s only a penny for your thoughts?….where’s that extra penny going to?…..what is Victoria’s secret?…….why is the Alphabet Song and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star the same tune?……why do people sing those two little song when they’re compared?….why wieners are 10 to a pack and hot dog buns come in a package of 8?…..
Not knowing any of these things, I don’t deserve the prestigious title MR. KNOW-IT-ALL until such time I can answer, at the very least, 70% of these everlasting mysteries of life. So in the mean time, I’ll just continue to spill out my (as the e-mail lady said) “venom” from the EastWing.
In the last 7+ years how many times have your heard the President along with his people exclaim “It’s George Bush’s fault”. You’ve heard that a lot. The statement became the standard defense for all the short comings of the Obama Administration. Lying and passing the buck has become the mantra of Obama and his failed administration.
Now before anyone jumps on me for picking on the Obama Administration, are you aware that just yesterday, July 23, 2016, the Secretary of State , John Kerry, said that air conditioning and refrigeration was a larger threat than ISIS. Just think about that a little bit, then tell me they’re not a bunch of wacko’s.
That was not always the case of one Democrat President who came into office under much, much worse circumstances than President Obama could even imagine. Harry Truman, a Vice President who had been pretty much kept in the dark about everything government from the time he tool office, became President upon the final heart beat of President Roosevelt. Harry Truman never looked for an excuse to justify failure. Harry Truman never looked back.
It was on July 17, 1945, when the final “Big Three” World War II conference between the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union opened in Potsdam, Germany. There, Harry S. Truman, who had become president only three months earlier when Franklin D. Roosevelt died, met Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin for the first time.
President Truman entered this meeting knowing there were enormous issues to be resolved The political future of Eastern Europe, the destiny of recently defeated Germany, the still ongoing conflict with Japan were all on the table. And then there was the top secret and the question he alone must decide – whether to use the atomic bomb. A question for which President Truman never sought consensus of the group or political input for those wanting to cover their tracks.
While at Potsdam, President Truman received a secret telegram informing him that scientists had set off the world’s first nuclear explosion in the New Mexico desert. “Operated on this morning,” the telegram said. “Diagnosis not yet complete but results seem satisfactory and already exceed expectation.”
President Truman alone walked the night halls of the White House pondering the fate of the world. President Truman never appointed an Atomic Czar to handle such things. President Truman never sought a consensus of political input. He never asked for an opinion poll. President Truman made the most difficult decision ever to face an American President. He met the challenge of being President.
When he became president, many political observers had very low expectations for Truman, the very ordinary son of a Missouri livestock dealer. He quickly proved he was willing to make hard choices and stick by them, a trait summed up by a small sign he kept on his desk that read, “The Buck Stops Here”.
The saying comes from the slang expression “pass the buck,” which means passing responsibility to someone else. “Pass the buck” is thought to have come from the game of poker. In frontier days, a knife with a buckhorn handle (made from the antler of a male deer) was often placed on the table to designate the dealer. Players could pass the buck, as the marker was called, to the next player if they did not want to deal the cards.
President Truman once said “The President, whoever he is, has to decide, he should never pass the buck to anybody. No one else should ever do the deciding for him. That’s his job, that’s why he got the job, that’s why the buck must stop here”.
If memory serves me right, it was the first hour of the second day on the job, Obama passed the buck. To this day the White House Buck is still being passed.
From the EastWing, Mr. Know It All, The Big Mysteries, Two Democrats, One Passed The Buck One Did Not.
I Wish You Well,