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Obama Isn't Homeboy – He's President

April 23, 2012

The other Saturday evening Eric Michael Dyson sat down with boxing champion Floyd Mayweather. Let me very quickly say that I like Mayweather as a boxer. I know there are people who condemn him and call him a loudmouth, etc., but those are the people who look at the exterior of the man and fail to see what makes him the man he is. His skills are deft to the point of “watch him now,” because when he is gone we’ll be looking for tapes of his fights to admire his skills. His boxing IQ is the equivalent to having PHD’s in defense, counter-punching/power, and in boxing psychology.

But this isn’t a treatise on why I like Floyd Mayweather; it’s an indictment of Dyson. The interview also presented a window into why blacks view Obama as they do.

The reprehensible Dyson showed contempt for modernity as well as moral opprobriousness when he pushed and probed Floyd with racial questions until he found Floyd’s trigger point–Dyson then exploited it for all he was worth. I could see that at first Floyd balked at Dyson’s manipulative questions. Floyd would probably disagree with me, but Dyson played him in the interview. That said, I don’t think Floyd was totally unaware he was being led down a path that was not altogether in his best interest. I would be willing to share privately with Floyd the specifics of what I’m talking about, but I can say this–I’m not wrong.

Dyson used Mayweather to sound bite his own agenda and espouse his own rabid bigotry. But as I said, this is also a window into the way blacks see Obama. During the interview Floyd said: “People want to know how much power [I] got–I can guarantee you this. I show you how much power I got, if I was to fight Manny Pacquiao, I’d let Barack Obama walk me to the ring holding my belt. Can I make it happen, absolutely.” And there you have it.


Obama isn’t respected as leader of the greatest country in the world nor is he respected with the understanding of what the office of president is and means. Rather, he is “liked” as a “cool dude.” There is a lack of comprehension of what being the president means and the proper function of his office. And Obama does nothing to discourage same; instead he uses it as currency to promote himself and steal their money. Obama preyed upon this lack of understanding when a fundraiser was hosted for him in Florida by pro basketball players.

These people, along with the black entertainment industry, do not understand the nature of the office he holds. And as I said, Obama preys upon their adulation. He and his wife behave as if they were on the hill overlooking the hood when in reality they are on the hill, that is home to the House that overlooks the world. There is a difference, and people (especially blacks) need to understand that. He’s not Mr. Shuck and Jive, he’s the president and it is a lack of clear understanding pursuant to what that means that leads blacks in particular to support him. They are unable to separate his color from the office he holds.

They are unable to understand that condemnation for his policies has nothing to do with the color of his skin–it has everything to do with policies that are fundamentally destructive to our traditions, our free-market capitalist economy, and the Constitution. It is this lack of understanding that Obama feasts on.

Consider it this way. If a player is bad for a team and organization, it doesn’t matter if the person is a nice guy, likable, or fun to be around and hang out with. They can be all of those things, but if they are bad for the team the color of their skin doesn’t matter. A player’s financial advisor may be one of the most likable people in the world, but if the athlete awakens one morning to find that his likable financial advisor has made off with all of their money, or even a significant amount of it, the athlete will most certainly view said advisor in a different light. And that light will have nothing to do with the color of their skin–just ask Tony Dorsett, Terrell Owens, or any of a host of other athletes who were wronged by those they liked and trusted.

I suggest Obama be viewed in the same way. It’s not the color of his skin, it’s his policies. To some he may be likable, but his policies are still bad for us all. And like the likable teammate, if he can’t help the team win or if he is just a bad fit, the color of skin doesn’t matter, because melanin doesn’t win championships.

Mychal Massie

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Mychal Massie

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

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