Mychal Massey celebrates the politician-esque ways of The One, noting the qualities that make a “leader” in modern America:
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.
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[After spending tens of millions of taxpayer dollars on parties and vacations, i]t 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?
This is the man that a majority of the country voted in, hoping that he could change it for the better. This is the savior that 30% of the country still gives its allegiance unfaltering. But I want to take note not of the man’s moral repugnance, Massey did a fine job at that. Instead, what does it say about American voters? Are we this deluded, that a sociopathic and narcissistic liar who will use any means necessary to pushing his agenda still commands our attention and for some, respect? The level of mental insulation this man feels from the plights of the people is almost disgusting. Is he incompetent? Bored? That narcissistic? One of the best arguments against democracy is staring us in the face, and his policies, if continued for another 4 years, will usher this country into a new era of destruction of wealth, and other countries into new frontiers of death and carnage. Of course it is true that nearly none of the Republican candidates will likely put us on a substantially different path, but there is a little hope. Our hope is not in The One. That hope has passed (ah, and even I had great hope for this man who said he would end war and destructive economic policy), and the man has proved he is no different from any other greedy and power-hungry man of the earth…
On the subject of democracy, Lew Rockwell posted this video of Frank Zappa’s criticisms of the system yesterday, which was decent enough to deserve note:
[Edit: A tweet today from AmericanPapist: “Change you can believe in! 15.1% of US live in poverty, highest since ’93 Rich richer, poor poorer. 46.2 mn in need. Nearly 1 in 10 jobless.”]