Posted on: 2008-06-17 12:14:25
Over-the-top Obama glorification
He is Come!
By Jonah Goldberg
Is Barack Obama the Messiah?
Lots of people have pondered the possibility that Barack is our Divine Redeemer. Google the question "Is Barack Obama the Messiah?" and you'll get more than 35,000 hits. Enter just the words "Messiah" and "Obama" and you'll get nearly 10 times that.
But there's more concrete evidence. Since Obama declared his candidacy, there have been remarkably few biblical plagues. And lions and lambs seem open to bilateral negotiations.
Obama's apostles are hard to dismiss. Oprah simply calls him "The One," because "we need politicians who know how to be the truth." (Jesus says in John 14:6 "I am the way, the truth . . .") Oprah goes on to say Obama will help us "evolve to a higher plane," which would put Obama in the role of our Intelligent Designer.
According to The New York Times, Obama's volunteers are trained to eschew discussions of the issues and instead "testify" about how they "came to Obama." For many, he's no retro-redeemer, but a 21st century savior, a Matrix-messiah and Neo for our modern-day Nineveh.
Self-help guru Deepak Chopra dubs Obama "a quantum leap in American consciousness," while prominent "leadership coach" Eve Konstantine assures us that, "He's our product out of the all-knowing quantum field of intelligence." Obama willing, I never will be stuck next to these people on a plane.
Michelle Obama is arguably Obamanity's greatest evangelist, even though she possesses a streak of Old Testament smiting and wrath. She insists her husband has redeemed the entire nation; hence, her newfound pride in America. She proclaims her husband is the sort of leader who will fix our broken souls.