Just when you think President Obama couldn’t possibly get any more preposterous, he has declared himself Scientist-in-Chief.
The dollar has just been jettisoned as the de facto measure of currency in China and Australia, we find ourselves on the brink of war with yet another mentally-challenged despot with delusions of grandeur, and are drowning in a leftist manufactured financial crisis. What action does the president think will counteract our financial woes and get America’s job situation out of its catastrophic sink-hole? President Obama assumed the title Scientist-in-Chief and launched the BRAIN project that will only cost $100 million!
You’re probably thinking you didn’t get that on the first bounce. The Imperial President shared a phony, self deprecating laugh with the press stating, “I’m glad I’ve been promoted to Scientist-in-Chief.”
This comment reportedly produced lackey chuckling among the press corpse present at the White House. He went on:”Given my grades in physics, I’m not sure it’s deserving. But I hold science in proper esteem, so maybe that gives me a little credit.” No, actually, it doesn’t. Never mind his grades in physics which the nation will never, apparently, get to see. This would be the same “respect” for science, one presumes, that mandated that NASA be prevented from further space exploration and transformed, instead, into a Muslim outreach effort?
This new, presidential initiative would be laugh-out-loud funny at any other time. The situation America is mired in, however, prevents that from being the case. The President actually announced the BRAIN initiative as a remedy for America’s fiscal ills: “Today I’ve invited some of the smartest people in the country, some of the most imaginative and effective researchers in the country — some very smart people to talk about the challenge that I issued in my State of the Union address: to grow our economy, to create new jobs, to reignite a rising, thriving middle class by investing in one of our core strengths, and that’s American innovation.”
He gassed on about the number of neurons present in the human brain (100 billion for those of you who are interested), how no computer is as effective as the human brain, and how critical it is to support human innovation. It’s that last part that bears paying attention to. He’s not talking about how American success and ingenuity have been achieved since before our founding. No, he’s talking about yet another government program.
There is no attempt by the President to work at changing the ruinous direction of the nation. As usual, instead of allowing America’s neurons to function without governmental interference, our Dear Leader is proposing more federal expense to float nebulous ideas. America has been handed another clumsy, parlor trick instead of a legitimate solution.