[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.