What’s behind Obamas’ attempt to be cool

By Mychal Massie

Sunday evening my son and I enjoyed a quiet dinner together. We talked about biblical prophecy and the ways it is often misinterpreted. We discussed travel and our friends in other countries. But it was when we discussed the deplorable public jealousy directed at Olympic track star Lolo Jones by her black female teammates that our conversation turned to blacks who embrace commonality – which turned the conversation to the Obamas.

I should here mention that my son is a Christian and a conservative, and he neither shrinks from nor apologizes for his positions, which are consistent with both.

Obama, trying to be one of boyz – doing fist bumps and chest bumps and his ghetto swagger – offends my son. And for the sake of decorum, I’ll not mention what was said about Michelle Obama, except to say that having her as first lady is a stain on the office of president.

The simple fact is that the Obamas can no more retreat from what they are than a leopard can change its spots. And I’m not talking about just their Marxist-Leninist political mindset – I’m talking about their public character.

Commenting on my WND column “When will Obama crack in public?” (April 19, 2011), MissDairyGoodnessVT wrote on FreeRepublic.com: “One never sees the O’s publicly socializing with the Washington, D.C., society (even of their own peers or among the black elite of any known city in the U.S.). [T]he ‘bamster plays golf [and] ‘chelle goes on vacay with her own entourage. You never see their pic with any one ‘social set’ even for a night out to the Kennedy Center or events held nationwide unless they are campaigning for their own agenda. Where’s their press pics in the ‘Washingtonian’ or ‘Town and Country’ – lol. I guess the black elite were right when the O’s went to Oak Bluffs and [they] called ‘chelle ‘GHETTO.'”

I referenced this comment as we talked about them, and my son perhaps more astutely than even he realized said, “Obama only wants to go where people think he’s cool.”

Perhaps without knowing it, my son summed up another side of the Obamas. When was the last time we saw the two of them photographed as the president and first lady at a gala society event with the Washington elite? I cannot recall same.

I am now prepared to say that the photos of young Obama, appearing to be stoned out of his mind, the photos of him doing his best pimp look – wide-brimmed pimp hat cocked to the side with a cigarette in his hand – and the photos of him puffing on a cigarette as if it were a marijuana joint – speak to his commonality.

The photos we see of him as a young man and a college student symbolize him as a pothead or trying to be ghetto-cool. The photos of Michelle show her with angry expressions or in the most unflattering clothing, trying to look sultry.

My son and the FreeRepublic commenter bring an important subject matter to the dialogue pursuant to the Obamas. My late grandmother used to say, “Water always seeks its own level.” Such is the case with the Obamas.

I know leftist liberals and the media like to heap praise upon Michelle as being a fashion plate, but dressing up like a “Soul Train” dancer doesn’t make her Jackie Kennedyesque, as they opine her to be.

There is a growing cacophony of complaint that Obama is removed and disinterested in recognizing those who are breaking their backs for him.

The apparent truth is that the Obamas do not know how to behave or comport themselves outside of their insular cabal of like-minded associates. Of all the lavish vacations Michelle has taken, how many of them have been with the real power elites?

If we take a close look, we begin to see that the Obamas are not only committed to waging class warfare and division – they are committed to living it out in their personal lives as well.

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