This messianic talk ought to be funny, but no one is laughing.
Whenever I read articles like the one Jonah Goldberg just wrote (in NRO) that sifts through the downright apocalyptic language used by some of Obama’s glassy-eyed fanbois, I get a Chris Matthews tingle too. But not the kind that runs up my leg…the tingles I get are in the pit of my stomach.
Well, enough about my stomach, here’s an excerpt of the article and a link…
(excerpt from “Messiah In Our Midst”)
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 taught 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 will never be stuck next to these people on a plane.
Michelle Obama is arguably Obamanity’s greatest evangelist, even though she has a streak of Old Testament smiting and wrath to her. 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. But don’t hope for grace on the cheap. “The change Barack is talking about is hard,” she insists, “so don’t get too excited, because Barack is going to demand that you, too, be different.”