|Mychal Massie is a black conservative from the
National Leadership Network. The following article is his perspective.Nero in the White
August 8, 2011
By Mychal Massie
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
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 America and
her people. They were also 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 Chicago’s
The people of America own that home Obama and his wife continue
to debase with their pan-ghetto 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
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 Sahara that
every 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.
Many in America wanted to 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 America her entire life,
failed policies, intimidation and a commonality hitherto not witnessed in
political leaders. He and his wife view their life at our expense as an
entitlement – while America ‘s 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
Washington, D.C. He was recognized as the 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.