Nero in the White House

Nero in the White   House

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 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.