WND Weekly: Obama makes Anthony Weiner look truthful
Obama began his recent press conference spending the first two full minutes berating Congress and blaming Republicans for not being as disciplined as his children, whose ages he was unable to get right. I would wonder if his daughters are more disciplined with other peoples’ money than he is, but I digress.
His press conference was the act of a desperate man, standing, as my late grandmother used to say, “knee-deep in manure trying to keep his feet clean.” Blaming Republicans just calcified the contempt people have for his policies and, in my case, the contempt I have for both him and his policies.
Obama’s gift, from the moment the national spotlight shone on him, was his ability to give speeches. People didn’t pay attention to the content of his speeches – they just marveled at the way he gave them. But the problem with opening one’s mouth is that, sooner or later, people start paying attention to what’s being said, not just how it’s delivered.
As I pointed out in my column “Is Obama unraveling?” (Feb. 2, 2010), “Reasonable people may find defeat and/or things not going their way a bitter pill, but they don’t verbally accost and make a public display … and you certainly do not do it with erroneous facts. It is an especially vulgar display when it comes from a sitting president.”
Yet, that is exactly what he continues to do each time he gives a national speech or press conference. He spent the entire presser lashing out, laying blame and engaging in class/economic warfare. He offered no plan, he offered no leadership – he offered only fallacious verbiage through rebuking glares and clenched teeth.
Marco Rubio, R-Fla., told National Review Online: “Quite frankly, I am both disappointed for our country and shocked at some of [Obama’s] rhetoric. It was rhetoric, I thought, that was more appropriate for some left-wing strongman than for the president of the United States.” (June 30, 2011)
Rubio continued: “Talking about corporate jets and oil companies missed the point. Everybody here agrees that our tax code is broken – but don’t go around telling people that the reason you are not doing well is because some rich guy is in a corporate jet or some oil company is making too much money.”
Specific to that point, as my Facebook friend John pointed out: “Had Obama paid his fair share of taxes we could have covered the cost of 17.5 seniors’ Social Security for the year or paid 185 seniors’ Medicare premiums for the year. We could have given aid and assistance to 2,227 seniors by paying one month of their Medicare premium.”
John continued: “Mr. Obama slammed millionaires, and he made $1.7 million last year and did not pay his full 36.9 percent of taxes. Is he a tax cheat, an uncaring rich person, or just a slick black guy [getting over on the man]? He spoke of too many deductions, itemizations and exemptions. Why does [he, a multi-millionaire,] need an exemption for two dependent daughters? The $6,400 exemption he got for them is more than some people make on Social Security for the year. Perhaps he should pay all of his taxes before he demagogues the rest of American society.”
Democratic pollster Pat Caddell was less than gracious when he said: Obama is not “a true Democrat.” Caddell is right; he isn’t a true Democrat, he is a true Marxist – and that’s what Caddell was dancing around, but actually saying. He is transpicuously dishonest and untruthful to the point of needing professional help. I am of the opinion that all politicians are liars, but even using that low standard, he makes Anthony Weiner look like less of a liar. He is an increasingly unstable, despotic narcissist, and that is becoming more apparent with every national speech he gives. It’s important to again note that after each national speech the criticism from liberals becomes more pronounced.
Caddell and another liberal Democratic pollster, Douglas Schoen, wrote: “This is a critical moment for the country. … [T]o that end, we believe Obama should announce immediately that he will not be a candidate for re-election in 2012.” (Washington Post, Nov. 14, 2010)
Obama doesn’t have the emotional ability to wear the weight of the presidency. Nixon, Carter, Clinton and George W. Bush suffered tremendous criticism, but they didn’t behave as we now witness Obama’s increasing emotional deterioration. We must be concerned pursuant to what it portends.
We must be concerned if his staff is unable to deter him from his base, unpresidential behavior and emotional meltdowns. What can we expect when he comes face to face with the full wrath of a populace that realizes the diorama he painted in 2008 is a tsunami that will make the one Japan experienced look like a windblown backyard on a fall day?
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