in the White House
Nero in the White House
by Mychal Massie
Posted: August 08, 2011 5:20 pm Eastern © 2011
Three significant historical events have been eclipsed by Obama: 1) Jimmy
Carter will no longer be looked upon as the worst president in American
history; 2) Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton will no longer be recognized as the
greatest liars in presidential history; 3) Clinton’s stain on Monica’s dress,
and what that did to the White House in general and the office of the president
specifically, will forever pale in comparison to the stain and stench of Obama.
I need not spend much time on the failure of Obama as president. His tenure
has been a failure on every measurable level. So much so, in fact, that some of
the staunchest, most respected liberal Democrats and Democratic supporters have
not only openly criticized him some even more harshly than this essayist
but they have called for him to step down.
Richard Nixon’s words “I am not a crook,” punctuated with his
involvement in Watergate, and Bill Clinton’s finger-wagging as he told one of
the most pathetic lies in presidential history, in the aftermath of Obama, will
be viewed as mere prevarications.
Mr. Nixon and Clinton lied to save their backsides. Although, I would argue
there are no plausible explanations for doing what they did, I could entertain
arguments pursuant to understanding their rationales for lying. But in the case
of Obama, he lies because he is a liar. He doesn’t only lie to cover his
misdeeds he lies to get his way. He lies to belittle others and to make
himself look presentable at their expense. He lies about his faith, his
associations, his mother, his father and his wife. He lies and bullies to keep
his background secret. His lying is congenital and compounded by
socio-psychological factors of his life.
Never in my life, inside or outside of politics, have I witnessed such
dishonesty in a political leader. He is the most mendacious political figure I
have ever witnessed. Even by the low standards of his presidential
predecessors, his narcissistic, contumacious arrogance is unequalled. Using
Obama as the bar, Nero would have to be elevated to sainthood.
As the stock markets were crashing, taking with them the remaining life
saving of untold tens of thousands, Obama was hosting his own birthday
celebration, which was an event of epicurean splendidness. The shamelessness of
the event was that it was not a state dinner to welcome foreign dignitaries,
nor was it to honor an American accomplishment it was to honor the Pharaoh,
Barack Hussein Obama. The event’s sole purpose was for the Pharaoh to have his
loyal subjects swill wine, indulge in gluttony and behavior unfit to take place
on the property of taxpayers, as they suffer. It was of a magnitude comparable
to that of Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski’s $2 million birthday extravaganza for its
pure lack of respect for the people.
Permit me to digress momentarily. The U.S. Capitol and the White House were
built with the intent of bringing awe and respect to
built with the intent of being the greatest of equalizers. I can tell you,
having personally been to both, there is a moment of awe and humility
associated with being in the presence of the history of those buildings. They
are to be honored and inscribed into our national psyche, not treated as a
Saturday night house party at
The people of
behavior. It is clear that Obama and family view themselves as royalty, but
they’re not. They are employees of “we the people,” who are suffering
because of his failed policies. What message does this behavior send to those
who today are suffering as never before?
What message does it send to all Americans who are struggling? Has anyone
stopped to think what the stock market downturn forebodes for those 80 million
baby boomers who will be retiring in the next period of years? Is there a
snowball’s chance in the
news program on the air would applaud this behavior if it were George W. Bush?
To that point, do you remember the media thrashing Bush took for having a
barbecue at the White House?
Like Nero who was only slightly less debaucherous than Caligula with wine
on his lips Obama treated “we the people” the way Caligula treated
those over whom he lorded.
be proud when the first person of color was elected president, but instead,
they have been witness to a congenital liar, a woman who has been ashamed of
witnessed in political leaders. He and his wife view their life at our expense
as an entitlement while
people go homeless, hungry and unemployed. Mychal Massie is chairman of the
National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives-Project 21 a conservative
black think tank located in
2008 Conservative Man of the Year by the Conservative Party of Suffolk County,
N.Y. He is a nationally recognized political activist, pundit and columnist. He
has appeared on Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN, NBC, Comcast Cable and
talk radio programming nationwide. A former self-employed business owner of
more than 30 years, Massie can be followed at mychal-massie.com.
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