Is it Obama arrogance or Obama dishonesty?
Obama sent an email to campaign supporters (that’s an oxymoron), saying he was frustrated with Congress. That’s rich, because we are a hundred times more frustrated with him.
When he ran for office president he had all of the answers. He was going to heal the sick, feed the poor, change water to wine, and walk on water. Once elected the man who made promises that were beyond pollyanna and bordered on outright lies, came face to face with reality – but I get ahead of myself.
What we are seeing is a man coming undone around the edges. The source of his angst is the fervent and increasing public opposition to his policies, and public condemnation of him for treating the people as peons.
Bottom line, even the things he has been able to pass, have done so by fiat and by executive orders. I don’t need to recite what the legislations were, the question that needs to be addressed is why has that been necessary? While he was able to bully his healthcare through, it was a costly Pyrrhic victory.
People are opposed to his underhanded tactics and objectionable policies. Said run antithetical to everything we hold dear. It’s an easy accuse to blame opposition to his policies on the color of his skin – but that argument dissolves quickly under the slightest examination. It is ridiculous to believe that those who invested huge sums of money and who worked ceaselessly to get him elected, would now object to his policies because of skin color. If the growing number of liberal supporters who are turning against him based on their disgust for his color, why did they support him to start with? Why not support Hillary?
I believe Obama is disgusted with Congress because he didn’t just expect whatever he said to be done, he believed that should/would be the case. Remember his campaign debate line, where he was just going to pick up the phone and talk to Ahmadinejad and other terrorists. He wouldn’t have said it if he hadn’t naively or arrogantly (take your pick), believed that’s all he had to do.
He doesn’t expect people to object to his plans, because he views himself as above everyone. He came into office with a puerile sense of entitlement. His life in the White House has been drama in multiple parts, of a man who literally believes himself to be pharaoh-like.
A leader of reasonable ability understands what it takes to get the best out of people and more importantly they understand what it takes to have people follow them. They understand that infantile outbursts, blaming others, verbally accosting those around them and attempts to make public displays of people is not leadership.
If he had true leadership ability he wouldn’t need to play the race-card and blame game at every turn. It is true that he does it in part to have the people war amongst themselves, while he like a pestilence works to implement his destructive policies behind the scenes.
Specific to that point, is this latest dust up over when he can give a campaign speech, that he is masquerading as a policy speech, before Congress. I submit he envisioned one of two outcomes based on the way he handled it. The first had to do with his narcissistic arrogance, that allows him to believe his will be done. He wanted it and that settled it. The other potential reason for his not submitting to proper protocol in scheduling his speech, is an attempt to portray Congress in bad light. That would allow him to demagogue and spin it into an issue he could use as currency. In either case, it shows his willful mendacity and predilection to self and deception.
The more he is opposed, the more he determines to get even, vent his anger and seek revenge on those who reject his policies. Those who blame disapproval of his actions, policies, and leadership (such as it is), on race are either themselves the true racists or ignorant.
People are capable of deciding why they object to a person and the person’s policies. I think those blaming this on color of skin should have to give account of what they say about persons of another color when they are amongst themselves.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here