Project 21's Mychal Massie issued a quasi-defense of Barack Obama over remarks by al Qaeda deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri: "While no fan of Barack Obama, I am a proud American. I find this terrorist's remarks directed at our nation's incoming leader to be highly offensive."
Did Massie really mean that? Apparently not; by the end of the press release Massie quickly reverted to his old Obama-bashing ways:
Projcet 21's Massie notes: "Liberals fail to grasp the reality that Muslim extremists such as al-Zawahiri hate them just as much as they hate the rest of America. At the very least, his crazed diatribe should prove this very point. I hope it jolts the incoming administration into reality. Being President isn't like playing senator or being a community organizer - it is about protecting the American people. That cannot be done without a strong military and the backbone to make decisions that might be unpopular among his friends."
Massie's little conciliatory statement means little, given that he contradicts it almost immediately. It also contradicts his outbursts of Obama Derangement Syndrome throughout the campaign.Indeed, Massie was eager to use Obama's purported associations with so-called "terrorists" against him, as he did in an Oct. 7 column, so it's a little disingenuous for Massie to rush to Obama's defense now, however tepidly.
Massie's Obama derangement has continued since Obama's victory; Massie wrote in his Nov. 11 WorldNetDaily column: "I personally couldn't care less that Barack Obama is black. I wasn't moved with waves of emotion that a black man had been elected president or that same was proof that America had somehow, overnight, purged itself of its remaining vestiges of racial inequality in the weeks leading up to the election."
Which tells us that Massie doesn't mean a word of his tepid defense of Obama and apparently made it only to get Project 21 some press coverage. It worked -- CNSNews.com picked it up without noting Massie's history of virulent Obama-bashing.