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Obama and the Weather

Filed under: 2008 Election — DRJ @ 11:02 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Barack Obama appeared Monday at an outdoor rally at the Pueblo, Colorado fairgrounds where he made this apparently off-the-cuff statement:

“When he took the stage, Obama noted how good the weather is when he’s in Colorado. (Today in Pueblo: cloudless, slight breeze, 78 degrees.)

“I wonder whether it’s me?”, flirting with furthering the deification narrative.

“Divine intervention!” a woman screamed from the audience.

“Oh, it’s like this all the time?” Obama asked in mock disappointment.”

Talking about the weather is a great way to make a connection but Barack Obama seems prone to say or do things that perpetuate his image as the chosen one.

I doubt there’s a politician at the federal level that doesn’t have a healthy ego and I don’t want to pick on casual statements, but given the persistent Obamessiah issues, was this really a good idea?

UPDATE 9/16/2008: Follow up post here.


6 Responses to “Obama and the Weather”

  1. DRJ – Yes, but…
    Hitler, Stalin, Mao and Mussolini were very egocentric and narcissistic.

    But they were all leaders of countries!
    Ha! Gotcha! Totally destroys your argument that egocentrism disqualifies a person from being in charge.

    That will teach you to question Obama’s ability to lead!

    Apogee (366e8b)

  2. Tomorrow’s forecast: Hazy, as the Obamessiah continues to blow smoke up the ass of every follower.

    Icy Truth (31efee)

  3. flirting with furthering the deification narrative.

    Or just poking gentle fun. Lighten up people.

    Nuff said.

    Peter (e70d1c)

  4. It sounds like an attempt to mock his Obamessiah image.

    Trouble is, this would only work if he showed some humility. My verdict: the attempt failed.

    TimesDisliker (1a4d0e)

  5. He already stopped the oceans from rising. Why not control the weather?

    JD (41e64f)

  6. Barack Obama is a radical extremist even READERS DIGEST hasnt mentioned anything about his real past

    Krazy Kagu (2f8f10)

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