Mychal Massie's April 2011 article bears rereading. He is chairman of the National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives-Project 21.
Since Massie wrote this article, Obama has new pressures and worries that should give him ulcers, so will Massie's prediction come true?
Stupidly, President Obama has claimed executive privilege over documents related to Fast & Furious, a DOJ scandal that resulted in the death of an American border agent and nearly 300 Mexican citizens. Furthermore, Obama's having so much trouble raising money that he has resorted to embarrassingly silly gimmicks, including suggesting people give to his campaign rather than buying wedding, birthday and anniversary presents. He's also sold raffle tickets to the peasants for a chance to have dinner with The One.
Let's keep the pressure on.
By Mychal Massie
April 19, 2011
At a time when many Americans can barely afford Burger King and a movie, Obama boasts of spending a billion dollars on his re-election campaign. Questioned at a recent appearance about the spiraling fuel costs, Obama said, “Get used to it” – and with an insouciant grin and chortle, he told another person at the event, who complained about the effect high fuel prices were having on his family, to “get a more fuel-efficient car.”
The Obamas behave as if they were sharecroppers living in a trailer and hit the Powerball, but instead of getting new tires for their trailer and a new pickup truck, they moved to Washington. And instead of making possum pie, with goats and chickens in the front yard, they’re spending and living large at taxpayer expense – opulent vacations, gala balls, resplendent dinners and exclusive command performances at the White House, grand date nights, golf, basketball, more golf, exclusive resorts and still more golf.
Expensive, ill-fitting and ill-chosen wigs and fashions hardly befit the first lady of the United States. The Obamas have behaved in every way but presidential – which is why it’s so offensive when we hear Obama say, in order “to restore fiscal responsibility, we all need to share in the sacrifice – but we don’t have to sacrifice the America we believe in.”
The American people have been sacrificing; it is he and his family who are behaving as if they’ve never had two nickels to rub together – and now, having hit the mother lode, they’re going to spend away their feelings of inadequacy at the taxpayers’ expense.