Nero In The White House – An Essay

Filed Under (The HELL You Say!) by Mychal Massie on 06-10-2011

Mychal MassieThree 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 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  Cabrini-Green.

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  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 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.


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