02-05-2009, 07:42 AM
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Cult of Obama
The American Spectator : Sacred Secularism
| Sacred Secularism |
Many folks have pointed out that Barack Obama has been treated by his supporters in and out of the media like a new messiah, the savior, the chosen one. Many other folks, including me, thought that this was not only sacrilegious but a case of downright overblown rhetorical politics. Now I'm not so sure.
After witnessing some of the inaugural high-jinks -- including the shabby treatment of George W. Bush -- I tried to be magnanimous, remembering the relief I felt when the reign of Bill Clinton ended and the GOP had regained the White House. Then I recalled how those of us who supported our 43rd president were scorned as "Bush-bots" and worse.
Well, it's one thing to be a supporter, or even a sycophant, it's quite another to view our Commander-in-Chief as an object of sacred adoration, even for liberals. But convinced as I now am that liberals regard government as their primary religion, the pronouncements of Obama as a God-like figure are right on the money.
But this teenybopper infatuation soon morphed into something more sinister, assuming cult-like qualities. Eerie videos featuring angelic children singing psalms (note the hands crossed over the breast, a traditional prayer posture) to their leader and even more creepy, youths clad in paramilitary gear giving praise to the Big O; chanting inspirational lines like, "Obama's health care plan will simplify paperwork for providers."
After the iconic inauguration festivities, the worship segued into the bizarre, with scads of so-called celebrities making saccharine "pledges" to their Dear One. This truly noxious video features promises "to smile more" and "to never give anyone the finger when I'm driving again." At one point, former NFLer Michael Strahan curiously vows "to consider myself an American, not an African-American." The paean ends with a pledge "to be a servant to our president and to all mankind." One can only take these devout folks at their word and trust that these vows will continue to be fulfilled should a mere mortal assume the throne.
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Robbins Mitchell| 2.4.09 @ 6:31AM
For a faux 'messiah' personality cult,the Obama bunch is straight out of "Amos & Andy"......we have the consummate huckster and grifter 'Kingfish',his shrewish wife 'Sapphire' and even her momma 'Ruby Begonia' herself....Eric Holder at DoJ is dutifully playing 'Algonquin J. Calhoun',the slickest shyster in Harlem, Robert Gibbs as the hapless but well meaning 'Andy',who believes everything that 'Kingfish' tells him....the slow witted janitor at the lodge hall,'Lightin',played by the equally slow witted Joe Biden who will gladly sweep up behind the 'Kingfish' just so he can be part of things...and finally an oily financial scheme that 'Kingfish' is trying to put over and hoping that nobody catches on before the cash changes hands.... Abe Lincoln became known as 'The Great Emancipator' and Ronaldus Magnus was tabbed 'The Great Communicator'.....Obama may be remembered by posterity as 'The Great Okeydoke'
Admittedly, all of the above is a product of my deep-seated and virulent racism. /sarcasm
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