The online dictionary defines audacity as:
—noun, plural au·dac·i·ties.
boldness or daring, especially with confident or arrogant disregard for personal safety, conventional thought, or other restrictions.
effrontery or insolence; shameless boldness: (Boldface is my emphasis)
Usually, audacities. audacious or particularly bold or daring acts or statements.
Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English audacite < Latin audac-, stem of audaxdaring (adj.) + -ite -ity
Lo, these past seven years, the American people – much less the world – have been treated to a spectacle of governance not seen for almost one hundred years (the administration of FDR). By executive fiat derived from dangers both created and imagined, this person and his savants have orchestrated a masterful con on the body politic. (Geez I’ve got a big mouth)
But, I’m allowed! He said so himself, back in 2004 at the DNC convention. He said a lot of things in those days. If you look back at his speech’s content, you might compare The Donald’s stumping as scientifically empirical.
Both have a chicken choking stranglehold on this audacity thing. The difference is in the execution of it. One lays it right out there, to be excepted or derided as his audience sees fit. The other goes to great lengths to say he’s a humble servant of the people, while he squanders the tax payer’s dime.
And that’s the crux of it. If all roads lead to Rome, then Rome must have a buttload of money. My money, your money, just not theirs. For all of us proles, we just want value for our money. We haven’t in a very long while. That’s audacity right there. #atozchallenge