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1/21/2009

Turning a blind eye to the Obama cult

Filed under: General — Karl @ 12:39 pm



[Posted by Karl]

Reihan Salam swears off complaining about the “Cult of Obama,” leaving such to “churlish right-wingers”… just before offering the story of one of his best friends praying to Obama.

Concerns over the creepy cult-worship seen in some Obama supporters have not been limited to “churlish right-wingers.”  Kathleen Geier of TPM, Joe Klein of Time, James Wolcott of Vanity Fair and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, Joel Stein, Margery Eagan, Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick and John Dickerson — even Salam’s “dear friend” Andrew Sullivan have expressed concerns about it when they were not engaging in it.  And it is still aggressively promoted by vapid celebrities.

Cults of personality are not healthy for the body politic, which may be why Salam could not be bothered to offer an argument in favor of ignoring the one in our midst — aside from the fact that continuing to note it might offend one of his worshipping friends.

–Karl

85 Responses to “Turning a blind eye to the Obama cult”

  1. This is aggressively racist. Consider yourself denounced. Denounced and condemned. Good Allah, have you no shame?!

    JD (b79a6a)

  2. Allah? Try Obama, infidel!

    Karl (f07e38)

  3. You know, I was thinking about that the other day. It was only a matter of time until God Jr. took the place of Allah too.

    JD (b79a6a)

  4. Getting creepy. Will they know when they start serving Koolaide?

    tarpon (26027c)

  5. This may be a consequence of the creeping (not creepy) realization that global warming is a hoax. GK Chesterton (I think) said, “When men stop believing in God, they do not believe in nothing; they believe in anything.” What could be more natural for the “secular left” to switch its allegiance from AGW to Obama ?

    Mike K (8df289)

  6. One need not contract ODS to point out the people at the opposite end of that scale. Indeed, Levy’s second “Don’t” is “Don’t make it personal” — which is exactly what Obama cultists are doing.

    Karl (f07e38)

  7. It will take more than a great smile & great oratory skills to protect us from terrorism. I am terrified to think that more Americans will die at the hands of terrorists due to the liberal lunatic lefty policies that will handcuff us in our ability to prevent terrorist attacks..

    Stan Switek (7cfd24)

  8. As a Brother in the Church of Obama the Redeemer, I deeply resent your attack on my religion!

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (ee0495)

  9. The cult of personality is what got him elected. This is why you had Chris Matthews (of all people) asking Dem Senators that supported him during the primaries “What significant legislation has he sponsored?” and they came up bupkis — but it didn’t matter. This is why you had man-on-the-street interviews where professed Obama supporters were asked “What do you think about Obama’s ANTI-abortion stance” and they said “I agree with it”. They voted for HIM, not for his policy positions. They believe that WHATEVER he does will work and make the country better, because HE is the one doing it — no matter what “it” is.

    They are in for a rude awakening.

    Icy Texan (b7d162)

  10. If Obama is political Viagra, the media are at that stage in the ad where the announcer warns that, if leg tingles persist for over six months, see your doctor.

    I couldn’t have said this better myself.

    Joe (cba5df)

  11. Kornbluth captured the mood perfectly in “The Advent on Channel Twelve,” I think. Perhaps I’m churlish if I note that many of my cocountrymen are basically worshipping Poopy Panda, but, if so, that’s okay with me.

    Joel Rosenberg (5ec843)

  12. Here is a book title that captures the phenomenon: A Slobbering Love Affair: The True (And Pathetic): Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media , by Bernard Goldberg.

    Stu707 (7fb2e7)

  13. 1-20-13……the date when we can dispense with this media-made Messiah.

    Send him back to his real job: race activist/race hustler. He’s nothing more. Only a smoother talking version of Jackson and Shaprton.

    BeT (f6cafd)

  14. The local news today showed and claimed that Obama tattoo’s are the hot new ticket.

    Soon I expect to see giant pictures of Teh One in front of every city hall in America kinda like in China or any other country with a proper dictator.

    Yeah, I find Obama supporters beyond creepy.
    But today is a “new era” of hope and change, so all is well apparently.

    ML (14488c)

  15. News Quiz! The very first foreign leader that Obama called this morning was:

    a) Vladimir Putin
    b) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
    c) Gordon Brown
    d) Mahmoud Abbas
    e) Hu Jintao
    f) Rod Blagojevich

    The answer is: d) of course.

    Official Internet Data Office (c048e2)

  16. Photoshop a couple of face changes to this painting and it pretty much sums things up:

    http://brianakira.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/roses_for_stalin_by_vladimirskij.jpg

    MarkJ (42fe5b)

  17. Not to downplay the overly fervent Obama worshippers, but let us not forget that Bush also cultivated his own (albeit rapidly diminishing) cult followers – unfortunately some were actually given positions of power: read it and weep

    And here’s something just for the WTF file (just where in the hell did he think he was? division): Plane Crazy?

    Bob Loblaw (6d485c)

  18. To vote for a man who has no experience at anything is bizarre. To chant his name is scary.
    To believe that this empty suit who hangs out with race hustlers, terrorists and umpteen time convicted bag men is capable of running a one man parade is baffling.

    In totality it is a cult. Cult is as cult does.

    gus (36e9a7)

  19. Bob,

    What exactly did Bush do to “cultivate” followers? Get back to me when you’ve got press accounts of the prople who fainted, or cheered when he blew his nose.

    Karl (f07e38)

  20. Bob Loblaw wrote:

    Not to downplay the overly fervent Obama worshippers, but let us not forget that Bush also cultivated his own (albeit rapidly diminishing) cult followers – unfortunately some were actually given positions of power

    You’re confusing a friendship of at least a decade and a half with cult worship. Lame, Bob Lob, lame.

    L.N. Smithee (2a74e6)

  21. There is a cult because the previous administration and their same party cohorts gave America a system where we now elect a Caesar.

    Ceasar’s come with cults. Welcome to the new era, courtesy of the right wing seizing upon the fear of the masses after 9/11.

    It sucks, but its the way it is. Our Ceasar won.

    Bobby (2e9cbd)

  22. There is a cult because the previous administration and their same party cohorts gave America a system where we now elect a Caesar.

    Ceasar’s come with cults. Welcome to the new era, courtesy of the right wing seizing upon the fear of the masses after 9/11.

    Bobby (2e9cbd)

  23. Bobby go do your homework. Goof.

    gus (36e9a7)

  24. Bobby is apparently drunk on some sort of Kool-aide.
    Where the hell do morons like Bobby come from.
    Answer: Public schools.

    gus (36e9a7)

  25. Ceasar’s come with cults.

    Bobby’s confusing cults with Caesar’s Pizza, at least going by his tortured and inane logic displayed here.

    Dmac (eb0dd0)

  26. Bobby’s position is that if there is an Obama cult, it’s Bush’s fault!

    Official Internet Data Office (c048e2)

  27. Comment by Bob Loblaw — 1/21/2009 @ 2:15 pm
    Love that first link…thinkprogress…
    Now there is an oxymoron!
    What they do could never be called thought;
    What they propose could never be called progress!

    AD (ef385e)

  28. Bobby wrote (twice):

    Welcome to the new era, courtesy of the right wing seizing upon the fear of the masses after 9/11.

    Please, enough of the VW bus bumpersticker slogans. If you can put a coherent thought together, Bobby, I honestly invite you to elaborate on what “seizing upon fear of the masses” means.

    Are you suggesting that Democrats didn’t do the same? Are you suggesting there was nothing to fear?

    L.N. Smithee (2a74e6)

  29. Karl,
    Well I’m not exactly sure we can point to anything that Obama does to “cultivate” the kind of obsessive response we see from some of his supporters either. When I listen to Obama, I hear the same types of things I’ve heard from a hundred other politicians. That Obama is able to relay it in a highly effective rhetorical fashion doesn’t seem to truly account for the over-the-top responses he illicits. Even the reverence the right has for Reagan doesn’t come close – the only modern parallel I can think of is JFK, and I’m not old enough to know what the actual contemporary response to him was. Obama just has some “it factor” of natural charisma that crosses over into that celebrity realm that touches on that strange fascination some Americans have for royalty. I’m just not sure Obama even tries to foster this – although strangely his posture of humility (“this is more about you, not me”) only seems to further feed it. That being said, he isn’t elevating those that weep and faint at his every word to positions of power.

    Your second link really made me laugh though; mob mentality is a strange thing, and I bet everyone here has been in a crowd somewhere at some time thinking: “why am I applauding this?” while simultaneously applauding.

    Bob Loblaw (6d485c)

  30. I simply call them Ozombies.

    Stan Switek (7cfd24)

  31. L.N. @2:25pm: Fair enough – particularily given the emotional weight that can come with closure. Still – Attorney General? Really?

    Bob Loblaw (6d485c)

  32. I’d love to see how a libtard goes about picking a competent surgeon.
    He’s black, he reads a teleprompter well and he’s got zero experience at the surgery. CHECK!!

    gus (36e9a7)

  33. There is a cult because the previous administration and their same party cohorts gave America a system where we now elect a Caesar. Ceasar’s come with cults. Welcome to the new era, courtesy of the right wing seizing upon the fear of the masses after 9/11.

    Comment by Bobby — 1/21/2009 @ 2:31 pm

    Bobby, you are the official Patter-EE-koh clown, providing endless blather to easily harpoon.

    Obama, uber alles!!!! (48dd5e)

  34. the only modern parallel I can think of is JFK, and I’m not old enough to know what the actual contemporary response to him was. Obama just has some “it factor” of natural charisma that crosses over into that celebrity realm that touches on that strange fascination some Americans have for royalty.

    I am old enough and I agree. The difference was that Kennedy had a record in the Senate (not that he was a mover and shaker there) and had been very visible in 1956 when Stevenson abruptly threw open the VP nomination to the convention. Estes Kefauver was nominated but Kennedy came close and was then marked as a major player. Obama has no record prior to his appearance in the primaries. I think his nomination was a fluke due to Hillary’s poor planning.

    I do agree that Kennedy stirred similar emotions. Some of it was the contrast with Eisenhower, considered at the time to be old and tired. Later, it was learned that Eisenhower was much more forceful and competent than he had appeared after all his ailments. Also, it was the first TV election and Nixon got bad advice about makeup.

    Obama ran a some similar campaign but with far less substance.

    MIke K (f89cb3)

  35. Bob,

    You wrote, “let us not forget that Bush also cultivated his own (albeit rapidly diminishing) cult followers.”

    I asked what Bush had done to cultivate it.

    You obviously had nothing to back up what you wrote, and so switched to “I’m not exactly sure we can point to anything that Obama does to ‘cultivate’ the kind of obsessive response we see from some of his supporters either.”

    My original post had nothing to do with anyone cultivating this idiotic sort of worship. A cult of personality is unhealthy, regardless of how actively its object promotes it. And Obama certainly did nothing to deter it, with his general approval of the Fairey propaganda approach to campaigning being one example.

    Karl (c6eeaf)

  36. I’ve heard clueless morons like Booby talk about “fear mongering”.
    It reminds me of Al Gore and the end of civilization due to man made global warming.

    Are ALL liberals retarded?

    gus (36e9a7)

  37. I’ve heard clueless morons like Booby talk about “fear mongering”.
    It reminds me of Al Gore and the end of civilization due to man made global warming.

    Are ALL liberals retarded?

    gus (36e9a7)

  38. Bob, I was around during the JFK phenomena (in fact, I was a GOP precinct captain during an election I wasn’t old enough to vote in), and can (I think) state with some authority that the same media love affair was prevalent then, as it is now.

    The media were tired of Ike, he was old, bald, played golf, had a heart attack, etc, and were enamoured with the fresh, young, dynamic Senator from MA who didn’t wear hats (didn’t want to muss that hair), and who had challenged his party’s power structure at the ’56 Convention.
    And, he had a fashionable wife with a better pedigree –
    after all, he was the son of a bootlegger, Wall Street predator, and Hollywood womanizer.

    I find the news today interesting – I wonder if his staffers knew during the campaign that they would be looking at a period of austerity after assuming power?
    I certainly hope that this is not the harbinger of micro-managing that we saw under Jimmah, when the schedule for the WH tennis-court had to cross his desk?

    AD (ef385e)

  39. Just FYI – On Obama’s first flight on Air Force One, he ordered a cheeseburger with Grey Poupon mustard. It’s in the video.

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/01212009/news/politics/baracks_air_force_one_burger_151232.htm

    Wesson (3ab0b8)

  40. Comment by Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. — 1/21/2009 @ 1:06 pm
    The Church of Obama the Redeemer. What is that? A joke?

    Emperor7 (0c8c2c)

  41. I could go for one of those.
    I’ll bet that if he wanted it blood-rare, there wouldn’t be some scold to remind him of why hamburgers have to be cooked to a medium.

    AD (ef385e)

  42. You obviously had nothing to back up what you wrote

    Not true – he had conjecture and heresay, those are kinds of evidence. (h/t Matt Groenig aka Lionel Hutz)

    Dmac (eb0dd0)

  43. What is that? A joke?

    The fact that you even had to ask this speaks volumes regarding your stupidity and vapidness. Once a Bobo Doll, still a Bobo Doll.

    Dmac (eb0dd0)

  44. When I was cleaning the various life forms out of my refrigerator last night, I discovered a miraculous image of Obama Christ on a moldy tortilla.

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (ee0495)

  45. Dmac – Do you think Lovey even knows what a Bobo doll is?

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  46. Comment by Dmac — 1/21/2009 @ 3:22 pm
    You sound like you are offended over something. I am listening to why the outburst.

    Emperor7 (0c8c2c)

  47. I’ll admit it’s hard to do a parody of Obama worship when the real thing is a parody to begin with:

    Columbus, Ohio: The approximately 200 years of sustained peace and prosperity that a series of Caesars orchestrated for Rome and its Mediterranean empire was called Pax Romana. . . If successful, the next four or maybe eight years could be dubbed Pax Obama, in honor of showing America, working for the common good rather than the private shareholder, still has what it takes to be invest in and build long-lasting, affordable, efficient and effective infrastructure that will wean America away from total dependence on autos.

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (ee0495)

  48. Dmac, still waiting for you to explain the reason for the insult on your comment #44. What did I say to offend or insult you? If not an apology will be approriate.

    Emperor7 (0c8c2c)

  49. Bradley,

    Is The Church of Obama the Redeemer a joke or is it for real?

    DRJ (345e40)

  50. I am listening to why the outburst.

    What’s your first language?

    Jim Treacher (796deb)

  51. Why is it that the trolls have been so angry recently? You would think that they would have listened to Teh One, and not be childish. Now, the fact that this call was preceeded by some childish partisanship may have confused them.

    JD (9235bf)

  52. “There is a cult because the previous administration and their same party cohorts gave America a system where we now elect a Caesar.”

    What does that mean?

    rrpjr (f74c5f)

  53. DRJ,
    Yes, the C.O.R. is a joke.

    Let me clarify that: It’s an intentional joke.

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (ee0495)

  54. I knew you were joking but, reading the comments, it looks like a few of those who joined may be true believers.

    DRJ (345e40)

  55. DRJ and other questioners,
    If you click my name and check out the C.O.R. site, you’ll see it’s classified as “Entertainment & Arts – Humor”

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (ee0495)

  56. “There is a cult because the previous administration and their same party cohorts gave America a system where we now elect a Caesar.”

    What does that mean?

    This passes as deep thought over at manbearpig and Kos.

    JD (9235bf)

  57. I want to be Deacon JD. Please?!

    JD (9235bf)

  58. DRJ,
    If anyone joined C.O.R. thinking it was serious, overlooking its plain categorization as a humor site, it just gives further evidence of the credulity of the Obamalotors.

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (ee0495)

  59. JD,
    I’m sure Pope Adam, or Brian, Bishop of Texas, would be glad to welcome you to the fold.
    You do have to be on Facebook to accept the sacrament.

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (ee0495)

  60. For new members of the Church of Obama the Redeemer, I suggest daily meditation with Holy Scripture from “The Audacity of Hope”.

    Open TAOH to a random page. Without looking, place your finger on a ObamaScriptural passage. Meditate upon the passage. Obama’s deep wisdom will infallibly relate to a pressing issue in your life, even if you don’t know it at the time.

    When placed in strategic spots in the home, TAOH repels ants and termites. Carry a copy in your car to increase gas mileage. Put a copy in the fridge to keep milk from spoiling.

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (ee0495)

  61. BHo is a poser narcisstic charlatan. And as the Old Negro who said the “white doing what’s right” lines at the Innoculation ceremony, might remind us about blackfolk who forget themselves- “He gonna be driven home soon enough”

    The fall from this pedestal will be steep. People believe what they want to believe. And the economic pain on the horizon has pushed them into the wishful thinking of the New Deal and a New Deal hero (irony is— FDR was really a war hero President; might BHo inherit a world war?)

    BHo is a sham. Nice bedtime story. But it will end up leading many to slaughter— like socialism usually does.

    Bear1909

    PS: How come no one is talking about BHo’s establishment of a civilian security force that is just as well funded,just as large, and just as strong as the US military?

    Bear1909 (fb378d)

  62. And as the Old Negro who said the “white doing what’s right” lines at the Innoculation ceremony, might remind us about blackfolk who forget themselves- “He gonna be driven home soon enough”

    I don’t know what in the hell that is supposed to mean, but it seems outright creepy, if not a veiled threat. Any front page poster wanna deal with this guy?

    Tom (04f1d9)

  63. As someone with relatives who have been victimized by actual cults, I really don’t appreciate the attempt to water-down the definition of cult worship for the sake of diminishing one’s political enemies. That “mainstream” people do it too shouldn’t make it okay, much less accurate.

    Tom (04f1d9)

  64. Brother Bradley: I heartily endorse the elevation of Brother JD to Deacon, with the proviso that he has to wear an outfit similar to the Rev. Wright.

    AD (ef385e)

  65. “…the Old Negro…” would be the Rev. Joseph Lowery, who seemed to have sipped heartily from the sacramental wine.

    AD (ef385e)

  66. What did I say to offend or insult you? If not an apology will be approriate.

    Which was immediately followed by Bradley’s response:

    Let me clarify that: It’s an intentional joke.

    He was clarifying an obvious point to the one cluebat here – and that’s you, sweetheart.

    To be immediately followed by DRJ:

    I knew you were joking but, reading the comments, it looks like a few of those who joined may be true believers.

    Once again, helpful advice for the weak – minded.

    And you want me to apologize for insinuating that you have the intelligence of a gnat? OK, on behalf of all the gnats in the world, I apologize profusely.

    And you are a ginormous Bobo.

    Dmac (eb0dd0)

  67. Karl,
    Sorry, you’re right – “cultivate” was an ill-chosen word (perhaps “developed” would have been a better term?). However, I wasn’t avoiding discussion of Bush’s courting of the right wing media for lack of sycophantic examples (Bush is Batman!), but saw it as non-productive and preferred to broaden the discussion beyond the current ‘phen-
    Obama-non’.

    I mean this is clearly not limited to one side of the left-right divide (see: Palin, Sarah and Lowry’s reaction in above link), although I would agree that Obama does seem to encompass the most extreme example of it to date. What I find interesting is that from Reagan to Clinton to George W. (but not H.W.?) there does seem to be this sort of strain running through modern politics. Is this simply what we can expect of politics in the modern media era? Reagan is the only one of those three who seems to have retained his patina over the long haul, so at least accomplishment has some coorelating factor when we’re looking back (Clinton remains popular for his fiscal success, but I think it’s safe to say he dashed a lot of the hopes “the left” had invested in him). And maybe this is a timeless phenomenon – Caesar was pretty popular – maybe we’re always on the lookout for someone to invest all our hopes and dreams in?

    And there was no call for dragging art criticism into this! The use of Agitprop is clearly postmodern. And you’ll forgive me if I fail to understand what approach to campaigning can’t be characterized as propaganda? Nor which politician shuns popularity?

    Bob Loblaw (6d485c)

  68. Comment by Dmac — 1/21/2009 @ 6:21 pm
    For a moment I thought you had changed. Guess not. You are still that insufferable, lying, aggresively inept and stupid idiot you have always been. Now go wipe off that drool from your ass-stinking mouth, Doofus. That a boy…..

    Emperor7 (0c8c2c)

  69. The poor Bobo has a limited grasp of language skills, leading the outbursts of profanity coupled with inanity. For example:

    I am listening to why the outburst.

    And you are also edumacated!

    Dmac (eb0dd0)

  70. edumacated!

    Comment by Dmac — 1/21/2009 @ 7:22 pm
    The right word is “educated”, moron. But I guess that’s asking for too much of you.

    Emperor7 (0c8c2c)

  71. boys, girls, where is the love? it’s the new era of hope and change!

    carlitos (05e522)

  72. BTW, maybe I missed it, but what is the significance of “Emperor7″??? Penguins, Samurai, what? Please tell me it’s not this role-playing-game identity that looks like an evil tree?

    If it is, I must say kudos – it must take a lot to get Gestalt Druid15/Ranger10/Warshaper5

    carlitos (05e522)

  73. It really is weird. Not more than three hours ago, an internationally-recognized physician and medical researcher, classified by the Department of Health and Human Services and two Attorneys General, Reno and Ashcroft, in the national interest of the United States, started babbling to me about Michelle Obama’s education. And she is not even a vegetarian.

    nk (bbe952)

  74. I know I’m going to hate my self for this, but yes, Bob, she has charisma, and projects well; she was a sportscaster for a while. Part of it is appearance, but a good deal of it, is her devotion to her family and the positions she’s taken in public life. An aspect totally left out of the Tina Fey caricature, because that’s what it was. Actually that last minute sketch that she did herself, before the election,captured more of her personality although it painted her as a villain; but it reflected the qualities that have dubbed her abroad the Okhanitsa, the Huntress in Russian. After the Clinton ’92-98′ coverage and the downright idolatry of this last campaign, that horse left the barn.

    The media focus, was to perversely obscure any sign of her appeal; Couric’s unresearched and subsequently edited interview; a long angle shot
    in Newsweek, an upclose retouched portrait of her warts and all, Fey’s Ella Mae Clampettperformance,
    even the whole wardrobe issue was turned into a negative; despite the fact that it was exaggerated
    and she had nothing to do with it. When the Russians notice that the propaganda campaign against her, reminds them of the bad old days, you know you’ve gone too far. The AP award to Tina Fey may have been the last straw in that respect. So gradually, there was a recognition of at least part of the lies, the end of the Year Yahoo and Time polls, despite all the troll blogging, the odds for her winning the nomination in 2012.

    narciso (57971e)

  75. 75 Carlitos

    I think Emperor7 is based on the practice by Buddhist Thai pre-op transsexuals of servicing rich, old American tourists. I reckon the poster with that moniker may see himself as peripatetic purveyor of illicit love with said ladies of the night (actually men who bind their privates). I’ve seen some of the “ladies” who really are drop dead gorgeous.

    aoibhneas (0c6cfc)

  76. moniker may see himself

    She is a woman.

    Ed from PA (5550d5)

  77. I wouldn’t mind the cult of Obama — or I could understand it a bit more — if the guy at least had an impressive background and resume. If he seemed truly aboveboard when it came to his demonstrating at least more than a sliver of good sense—-in which, for example, he would never tolerate (or at least never embrace) the rantings of a wacko like Jeremiah Wright.

    Plus, I’ve heard some of Obama’s speeches (or off-the-cuff comments) over the months and on occasion he has (or likes to mouth) the vocal patterns (ie, a subtle yet noticeable dialect) of a “in da hood” black guy. That may be AOK for a rapper or a flaky Hollywood celeb, but I prefer something a bit more polished in a politician who is supposedly iconic.

    Beyond all this, the most important reason why BO can have, if you will, cult followers is because he and they are of the same ideological ilk. Incidentally, that illustrates a crucial difference between the left and right. For if a conservative with a lot of charisma had some of the baggage and flaky qualities of Obama, a lot more people of the right not only wouldn’t fawn and go goo-goo eyed over such a person, they’d back away and say, “uh, I’ll have to take a raincheck. Maybe some other time.”

    Mark (411533)

  78. 80 no, I think the sex is undetermined psychologically and tends more to androgony like the dipwad character Pat in SNL. This one f is an Obot that has fantasizes about B. Hussein after partaking of the kool-aid.

    I run into oodles of otherwise normal appearing here in Wexler’s district who suffer from BDS and see Obama as a God. The hear what they wish to hear when listening to the rhetoric. When things go wrong, Mr. Obama will get a pass from the worshipping media and his other sychophants with his Brown29 on their noses.

    aoibhneas (0c6cfc)

  79. Yeah, this stuff’s pullin’ about a 58 on my Creep-O-Meter…

    mojo (ef84f4)

  80. This little ditty is gonna come in handy a year or two out. It could be the soundtrack for a new generation!

    Oh, life is bigger
    It’s bigger than you
    And you are not me
    The lengths that I will go to
    The distance in your eyes
    Oh no, I’ve said too much
    I set it up

    That’s me in the corner
    That’s me in the spotlight, I’m
    Losing my religion
    Trying to keep up with you
    And I don’t know if I can do it
    Oh no, I’ve said too much
    I haven’t said enough
    I thought that I heard you laughing
    I thought that I heard you sing
    I think I thought I saw you try

    Every whisper
    Of every waking hour I’m
    Choosing my confessions
    Trying to keep an eye on you
    Like a hurt lost and blinded fool, fool
    Oh no, I’ve said too much
    I set it up
    Consider this
    Consider this
    The hint of the century
    Consider this
    The slip that brought me
    To my knees failed
    What if all these fantasies
    Come flailing around
    Now I’ve said too much
    I thought that I heard you laughing
    I thought that I heard you sing
    I think I thought I saw you try

    Pablo (99243e)

  81. Mark,
    I wouldn’t mind the cult of Obama — or I could understand it a bit more — if the guy at least had an impressive background and resume.

    If Obama Christ had an impressive background and resume, what would be the virtue of faith in trusting Him?

    Let us turn to Holy Scripture:

    When he was twelve years old, they found him in the temple in the City of Chicago, arguing the finer points of community organisation with the Prophet Jeremiah and the Elders. And the Elders were astonished at what they heard and said among themselves: “Verily, who is this Child that he opens our hearts and minds to the audacity of hope?”

    Our faith in The One is not sustained in spite of its being ridiculous, but because it is ridiculous.

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (0ea407)


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