When the boy wonder was in the White House, he wrapped himself tightly in Roosevelt’s robes: “President Roosevelt believed deeply in the American idea. He understood that the freedom to pursue our own individual dreams is made possible by the promise that, if fate causes us to stumble or fall, our larger American family will be there to lift us up.”
I resent political platitudes, and this one is a doozy. When I stumble or fall, I have to pick myself up. If I need some help, I turn first to my family and friends and then, if necessary, to some charitable organization or government agency. “Our larger American family” is a metaphor. I enjoy metaphors, but, I don’t rely on them especially when they’re manhandled by narcissistic, criminal, and/or communistic ideologues.