There have been numerous comparisons between the emperor Nero and Barack Obama. We will never really know how concerned the Emperor was when Rome burned. He will always be remembered for playing a lyre while almost 75% of the city was destroyed. What is known is that Nero eventually came in and did his best to address the needs of the people as food and shelter were opened up to them. But the rumors persisted in spite of his actions. Today our President is shown is the same light, but I think this time the actions of Barack Obama can be liked better to the reputation of Nero rather than the real Nero.
Take for example the hard times facing America. The US has been in the midst of the worst economic recession since the Great Recession and what does the President do. And what does Barack Obama do, he throws parties for himself and his wife, they go on so many vacation, he campaigns relentlessly, and yet the lowly mobs on the street can hardly fend for themselves. I guess he can’t be concerned for the lowly mobs on the street, just as long as he can still enjoy the perks of being president.
Obama has acted more like an emperor than any president in the history of the United States. When a recalcitrant Congress fails to pass his agenda, he uses Executive Actions to achieve the same goal. He appoints advisers without Congressional approval by calling them ‘Czars.’ He appoints judges, commissioners, and other Congressionally advised appointment using recess appointments even when Congress is not in recess. And lastly, he talks down to the American people. We are too stupid to know what is best for us and so he lectures us. The President openly criticizes the democratic process by stymieing the growth of the TEA Party, Conservative groups, and Republicans. Are these not the actions of an emperor?
This article by a California conservative MYCHAL MASSIE is one of the best I have seen comparing Nero and Obama. It is a must read. Here is just a snippet.
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.
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.
Wow! I could not have said it better.