Obama, The Lefty Messiah
"Is Barack Obama The Messiah?", a blog, captures the religious fervor with which lefty airheads are embracing Obama as the Solution To Everything. The trouble is, I'm not sure if it's a parody or another promotion for Obama. With Obamamania, the line between truth and comedy is getting very blurry.
For example, there is Cynthia Keze who tried to squeeze into the Key Arena in Seattle with thousands of others to see, just to see The Future. When she failed in that, she stood out in the rain, hoping to see Obama, to experience Obama, to just feel His Presence.
"The rest of us, we were in this huge crowd outside in the rain and he came out in the rain and talked to us. I was 10 feet away from him, 10 feet away. The only time I felt like that was when I saw Pope John Paul II."
Over and over, Cynthia repeated that she had only been ten feet, JUST TEN FEET, from Obama. Ten feet!
Seattleite Wendy Malabuyo, a 31-year-old engineer, couldn't name anything Obama had ever accomplished but, then, what did that matter?
"He inspires me. I can't even say. … He gives me so much hope. It makes me feel like something will actually change. So I'm speechless. I love him. I love everything he stands for. I love everything that he can bring to this country. And we just need to get him there."
John Cruce, 64, worked thirty years managing records at the State Department in Washington, D.C.. He couldn't think of anything Obama had accomplished either but that's hardly the point:
Certainly, Obama Love obliterates all the barriers erected by rational thought. Obama need not explain his plans, if he has any, or lay out exactly how he's going to solve the pressing problems of the day. Obama needs only to Be and that's enough. Here's Barack Obama demagoguing away on Super Tuesday:
"Well, I think the biggest thing is he is like a key. He's going to unlock a door that's going to allow us now to pass and finally be able to do some things we would like to do. There are not going to be as many barriers as there have in the past."
"We are the hope of the future; the answer to the cynics who tell us our house must stand divided; that we cannot come together; that we cannot remake this world as it should be. Because we know what we have seen and what we believe - that what began as a whisper has now swelled to a chorus that cannot be ignored; that will not be deterred; that will ring out across this land as a hymn that will heal this nation, repair this world, and make this time different than all the rest - Yes. We. Can."
Yes We Can do what, exactly? Obama is going to remake the world, The Entire World, into What It Should Be! And what exactly is that? Obama will let you know later, but trust Obama, it will be Good. How exactly will Obama do this remaking? With Obama Magic, that special voodoo only he can do!? Obama is awfully grandiose in his rhetoric, but he never quite gets into those picky little details.
I watch this Obamafying with amazement. It's like watching the best pickup artist in the world work a bar where they've just passed out free hits of Ecstasy.
It's gotten kinda creepy even for some Obama supporters, like Joel Stein of the LA Times. In his piece, "I've Got Obamaphilia," Stein writes that his mom gets Obama. She nails Obama as Peter Sellers in "Being There," an empty suit hailed as a visionary genius.