Sunday, February 10, 2008

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:

"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."
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:

"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.

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Anonymous ZZTYG said...

I keep hearing all about this Obama "not having substance", which I think has about as much depth as, "If we leave Iraq, The Terrorists Win."

If you haven't found what Obama stands for or his ideas, you clearly aren't to good at finding things on the internet. It would be one thing attacking him as a liberal person who wants to 'ruin the country' with socialized medicine, but criticizing him for being inspiring or 'not having substance' is, quite frankly, just lame.

Sun Feb 10, 11:33:00 PM 2008  
Blogger Tantor said...

I've listened to Obama. I'm telling you he has no substance. I was in Iowa during the caucuses and saw him dozens of times on TV and heard him dozens of times on the radio. He kept grandiosely claiming he was going to change the world but never got down to naming what parts he was going to change and how. That makes him all sizzle and no steak.

Obama has a nearly 100% perfect liberal voting record. In other words, he votes with the liberal herd nearly every single time, which means he has never had an original idea nor deviated from the liberal orthodoxy on anything. He represents the same old tired and failed liberal litany repeated with fierce conviction and lofty oratory. He's lame. So are his supporters, like you, who fiercely defend his ideas but fail to mention any.

And yes, if we leave Iraq, the terrorists win.

Sun Feb 10, 11:57:00 PM 2008  
Blogger Luis Medina said...

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Mon Mar 03, 01:44:00 AM 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.barackobama.com/issues

Dang, my google muscle is tiiired. Took all of one click. There are some bills in there (some he supports, some he wrote), a couple strategy plans, some goals and deadlines, all filled out with some vision.

By the way, that's a great military strategy. Start wars under false pretenses, make the situation worse than it ever was, and then pretend like we're going to do anything extra by sitting around waiting for potshots and IEDs. Shit, let's take it to Iran, North Korea...

Think we went after Saddam because he was a bad man? Then why is China still in the business of torture? Why is the Myanmar government killing monks with impunity? Why is there still genocide in Darfur? Forget that, this has never been about saving people's lives or "bringing democracy." Where was that "bring democracy" slogan when we went around installing or allying with autocratic regimes in Nicaragua, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Iran, IRAQ, YOU NAME IT!

Mon Mar 03, 01:46:00 AM 2008  
Blogger Tantor said...

In fact, Obama's program is thin boilerplate and what there is of it is wrongheaded. Your post is full of wrong assumptions, the foremost of them that the Iraq is worse than under Saddam. Even the lefty media are slowly realizing that we're winning, which is why Obama seems much less eager to talk about it. Your argument that we're not bringing democracy to Iraq because others don't have it is simpleminded and fallacious. Cheers.

Mon Mar 03, 09:24:00 AM 2008  

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