Hat Tip to American Thinker.
One picture=thousand words.
From Thomas Lifton at American Thinker:
……Sergeant Crowley, the sole class act in this trio, helps the handicapped Professor Gates down the stairs, while Barack Obama, heedless of the infirmities of his friend and fellow victim of self-defined racial profiling, strides ahead on his own. So who is compassionate? And who is so self-involved and arrogant that he is oblivious?
……I think this photo constitutes another major Obama blunder.
As some AT commentators point out, this picture becomes a metaphor for ObamaCare. The elderly are left in the back, with only the kindness of the Crowleys of the world, the stand up guys, to depend on. The government has other priorities.
One of the major subtexts of the debate involves the public’s fear of indifferent, powerful bureaucrats ruling their lives. It is one thing to wait in line at the DMV to find out which other line you should wait in, in order to begin the process of waiting for multiple bureaucrats to go through the motions of processing your request. I have spent entire afternoons going through this process.
But when we get to health care, waiting often means enduring pain and dysfunction longer than necessary, sometimes a worsening of the condition, and sometimes death.
That’s why I think this image will have genuine resonance. It captures something that older Americans in particular can relate to. The President presses ahead with a program that will tell them to take painkillers instead of getting that artificial hip.
That’s a “racist” white cop helping out a disabled black man while his pal, a fellow black man, is too oblivious to notice Gate’s need for assistance. That’s the same cop Obama accused of “acting stupidly” without getting all the facts. When left to his own devices instead of guidance from his staff, he trips over his own arrogance.
That photo is indicative of an elected official who is so self-absorbed that he even ignores his own friend.
Here’s your ‘teachable moment’: It’s all about THE ONE.