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.