Friday, March 23, 2007

Cult of Personality or The Second Coming?

Is this a messianic movement?
a cult of personality?
or just good ol' fashioned politics?


Widespread phenomenon
or isolated incidents,
of no immediate concern?


Discouraged,
tolerated,
accepted
or perhaps fostered
by Obama's campaign,
even Obama himself?


-- Discuss.

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Urban Empire said...

Rolling Stone cover

http://presidentobama2008.blogspot.com/2008/03/rolling-stone-cover.html

NoBama said...

'We Are The Chosen Ones': A new hymn to Obama

Stacey said...

Hi, I'm a student from the UK conducting some research on Barack Obama. Obviously what is written over here is unlikely to give a real opinion of how America is reacting to Obama. I stumbled across this blog by chance and it's offered an interesting opinion. I would love any opinions on Obama to help with my research, please email me at 06030986@students.lincoln.ac.uk if you would like to help out. I would be very interesting if the writer of the blog would contact me, as it would really boost my assignment.

Thanks!

NoBama said...

Stacey, the "average" American is not as educated as the "average" European. Our schools are second rate, and produce semi-illiterate graduates.

The young people, who are Obama's greatest fans, have no interest in watching the news or reading political blogs.

They get their "news" from comedians on late night TV shows or Comedy Central. They don't read newspapers.

The trouble with having so many young people as your base is that they tend, as a group, to be very fickle.

The young people want to seem hip, so while it still seems cool to support Obama, eventually it will become uncool.

It's they same way they move from one music group to another after the group is discovered by everyone.

Personally, I believe that Obama has jumped the shark. It's only because of the enormous amount of money he's raisng and spending that will, unfortunately, keep him viable.

Stacey, for all we know, you could be from the Obama campaign. ;-)

NoBama said...

Times UK -Photo Gallery- Voice of Tim Reid on Obama

NoBama said...

How Does Obama Feel About America? By Mona Charen

Stacey said...

NoBama,

Thanks for a reply. I have sought a range of opinions on Obama, and am fully neutral on any replies. I have contacted a group of republicans who are choosing to support Obama over McCain. I found this interesting, that he and others should change their political view in this case.

I have to agree with the young base support of the Obama campaign. On networking sites there are thousands upon thousands of supporters. However, not all "young people" in America can be disinterested in news or be voting for him based upon his cool campaign. I have interviewed a student in America who is against Obama for these very reasons, so it would be unrealistic to assume this.

The press here has shown many different opinions on Obama, such as his possible election causing segregation problems amoungst others. What is it about his campaign which causes the two extremes of love or hate?

Also, I can assure you I am not part of the Obama campaign! I have read both of his books recently for research, and could not base a decision on whether he deserves the win as I am faced with propaganda; hense seeking a mixed opinion.

HillTop said...

Didn't know the messiah takes money from lobbyists. what a racket.

NoBama said...

Stacey, "I have contacted a group of republicans who are choosing to support Obama over McCain."

Maybe some, but most are probably liars. The web is full of deception.

Here is one of your highly intelligent, youthful Obama supporter.

NoBama said...

Stacey "Obama, such as his possible election causing segregation problems amoungst others. "

Trolling??? That's a bunch of baloney.

Ninja Pirate said...

American Adam

Obama is the "2nd Adam" for the therapeutic secular-calvinist theocrats.

NoBama said...

Pirate, I don't know what that writer from the New Republic is smoking because Obama is a product of The Chicago Way.

Pauli said...

Another known lunatic, Justin Raimondo, pimps for Obama using religious and sexually-charged terms.

NoBama said...

Justin's not kidding when he talks about his man-crush. Justin is an unrelenting anti-semite. He was the first to write about 9/11 as an inside job.

Years ago we would have wheeled him around a "home", but now he gets to walk the streets and spew his hatred everywhere.

ruth said...

Has anyone checked b. hussein obamaas head for the number 666...the bible does say antichrist will be a counterfeit of the real messiah...

NoBama said...

Ruth, you're going to have to come up with something better than that to post here. This blog isn't for amateurs.

NoBama said...

WSJ 3/10/08:
Obama Pastors' Sermons
May Violate Tax Laws

Ninja Pirate said...

Rolling Stone Cover

NoBama said...

Jann S. Wenner, Editor of Rolling Stone:

...The similarities between John Kennedy and Barack Obama come to mind easily: the youth, the magnetism, the natural grace, the eloquence, the wit, the intelligence, the hope of a new generation.

But it might be more to the point to view Obama as Lincolnesque in his own origins, his sobriety and what history now demands...


Jann Wenner has a very interesting history. Does anyone remember? Google him.

NoBama said...

biko24601 | March 12, 2008 12:48 AM
Brilliant. Just brilliant. The last sentence brings a tear to the eye. Poetry. I HOPE Obama can live up to your praise. But the eloquence touched me. Thank you.

NoBama said...

Ben Smith: "Sure does feel like we're plunging into the abyss tonight.

Fox just posted a big Jeremiah Wright story, and the video is pretty gripping, and deeply racially confrontational. He begins by describing the Romans, who crucified Jesus, as Italians, and thus white, and more or less goes from there.

“Barack knows what it means living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich white people,” Wright says.

"Hillary ain't never been called a nigger," he says at the climax."

Wright on Film

delilahboyd said...

Look what I found!

Someone used this as an avatar on a message board (I uploaded it to photobucket):

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v228/displacedtexan/blandishment/?action=view¤t=ljesusogobama-facebook.jpg

Ninja Pirate said...


Ben Affleck, Matt Damon & John Legend(and Oliver Stone, Naomi Wolf) Join MoveOn to Announce 'Obama in 30 Seconds' TV Ad Contest: Contest Profiles Real People's Creativity and Enthusiasm for Barack Obama


That could get interesting.

NoBama said...

Naomi Wolf...what an idiot. (I'm a woman, so you'll just have to trust me here.)

She's the one who dressed Al Gore up in earth tones to help him win the election. I hope she is just as successful this time.

She became famous because of her first book The Beauty Myth (1991), which became an international bestseller[citation needed]. In the book, she criticized the fashion and beauty industries as exploitative of women. Wolf argued that women deserve "the choice to do whatever we want with our faces and bodies without being punished by an ideology that is using attitudes, economic pressure, and even legal judgments regarding women's appearance to undermine us psychologically and politically." Wolf wrote that women were under assault by the "beauty myth" in five areas: work, religion, sex, violence, and hunger.

That book always ticked me off because Naomi, herself, was extremely beautiful. She probably received the opportunity to write this book because of her beautiful looks, but she was too dumb to see the irony.

NoBama said...

Is Move On.org still proud of this ad?

General Petraeus or General Betray Us?

Ninja Pirate said...

Michelle told the standing crowd "I am married to The Answer, and I'm not just saying that because I'm his wife."

NoBama said...

http://getoverobama.com/

NoBama said...

Get your O'BAMA t-shirt and button in time for St. Patrick's

I don't think he will make to the St. Patrick's Day parade in PA.

Obama X said...

It isn't over until the fat lady sings

Obama X said...

Fox News Interview with Obama- or Liar, Liar...Pants on Fire

Barry X said...

Barry X

Barry X said...

But this is just wishful thinking. The origins of the phrase aren't nearly so glamorous or exotic. Two years ago, before Obama even said he wanted to be president, the left-wing-radical-feminist-lesbian novelist Alice Walker published a book of essays and called it We are the Ones We've Been Waiting For. Believe me: If the line had come from the Tribal Elders of the Hopi nation, Alice Walker would have been more than happy to say so. Instead she said it came from a poem published in 1980 by the left-wing-radical-feminist-bisexual poet June Jordan. Neither Walker nor Jordan has said what the sentence means. But Walker did offer this hint in the introduction to her book of essays: "We are the ones we've been waiting for because we are able to see what is happening with a much greater awareness than our parents or grandparents, our ancestors, could see."

Barry X said...

Wrighting Dirty By George Neumayr

Ninja Pirate said...

Obama:"to know me is to love me."

Barry X said...

Todd Gitlin Reviews Obama's Speech

We reached out to several friends of the magazine (TNR) to respond to Obama's big speech in Philadelphia today. Here's what Todd Gitlin, professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University, had to say.

This speech was a triumph on so many levels, does one dare hope it will turn the trick for hordes of parsing skeptics and listeners whose eyes did not water?

First, Obama took the high road, which is also the long and demanding road. He refused to "move on" with a cursory acknowledgment that "mistakes were made." He did not acknowledge. He preached and he reasoned. The law professor was in the pulpit. He refused to settle for sprinkling what have become the automatic contemporary word-drops of "distancing." It will still be possible to parse his words for insufficiencies of denunciation, but Obama's gamble was that he could turn Wright's damnable sins into a pivot for a sermon about how the past can be overcome, about how American it would be to accomplish that hard and necessary objective. "We may have different stories but we hold common hopes"--that was the theme. I don't know if this is true, but we will find out whether it is what America needs to believe.

"I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community," he said of the Reverend Wright. "I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother--a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe. These people are a part of me. And they are a part of America, this country that I love." Now, the Reverend Wright's damnations were not simple expressions of racial fear. Or were they? With his little history lesson, extrapolated from black experience to everyone else's paranoia--all that white anger "grounded in legitimate concerns"--Obama was saying that those statements of Wright he rejected and denounced stemmed from a long ugly history of racial fear; and that the only people to overcome "the racial stalemate" with are the people one belongs to. Politics is crucial, politics is the only way America will improve, but the place of politics is among imperfect persons. He did not flatter America by saying the only angels of its nature are the better ones.

An interesting subtext: filial pride. Family values, you might say. Wright, a parental force, stands for him as a man who came from somewhere, an imperfect American. America, in other words, is imperfect and drives toward a higher form of imperfection. Wright's error was in speaking as if society was static! So Obama challenged his listeners: Are you, with Wright, stuck in the past, or are you ready to roll? What Obama was saying is that America is a perennially self-starting community paradoxically mired in the past, but its opportunity is to overcome that past, and its test is to strive to do that--not by demonization but on a couple of wings and a lot of prayers.

And finally, the temperature of this speech is one of its messages; or should I say invitations? Obama kept his cool and turned up the heat at the same time. For those who have not yet voted, and crucially to the superdelegates, he raised the stakes, asking them all: Can you, too, keep your cool and your heat at the same time? The Reverend Jeremiah Wright, he said, had spoken in an "incendiary" manner, but Obama offered himself as the man who rises from flames and invites you to rise from your own. He took a grievous embarrassment and moved his lesson to the plane of prophecy. Talk about hope; talk about audacity. Tears came to my eyes. I don't think I'm especially hard-hearted, but I cannot think of another time when the speech of a presidential candidate watered me up.

At his own moment of crisis, in 1952, Richard Nixon finicked his way into history accompanied by a non-returnable cocker spaniel named Checkers. In 2008, Obama chose his own game: a new hybrid of chess. It might be a game-changer. We'll find out.

--Todd Gitlin

Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 8:47 PM with 2 comment(s)

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Telezeugma said:
Well I am a crusty old retired country judge who has sent his share of men and women to prison for life without parole, before which I was a prosecutor who brought charges against some vicious racketeers. So, I guess I could be called "hard-hearted." But, after reading the transcript of that speech those were tears not age blurring my vision.

March 18, 2008 4:15 PM
LDuncan said:
Outstanding. Now I don't have to slave over the keyboard to figure out how to express to my friends my admiration for that speech. I can just email them Gitlin's analysis. Gitlin perfectly expresses my sentiments.

March 18, 2008 4:17 PM

Ninja Pirate said...

Offtopic: Obama: Wright Not Racist, But Grandma Is

Barry X said...

Pirate, that was interesting. Obama threw his grandmother under the bus today. Nice guy.

http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2008/03/sweet_obama_finished_writing_s.html
Firstly, I have to say that there is no other like Obama. Absolutely none.

To sum up Senator Obama's speech today,

What he is offerring is not for the naive, nor the fainted-hearted, its not for the uncourageous, nor the unchanging.
What he is offering is for the courageous, for those who have the heart to move beyond just dreams, and into realms never experienced in American history.
What he is offerring is beyond hope, hope is just a starting point, like the intimate binding of struggle between his example of the young white girl and the old black man.
What he is offerring is for those who look to the next generation, believing that perfection is not in the eyes of the beholder, but reality which we can't avoid
What he is offerring is a solution for opportunities for more solutions to tackle root issues that have paralyzed a nation fit for perfection
What he is offerring is the antisynthesis to an ideology of hate and a philosophy of inferiority
What he is offerring is an agreement between struggles and a covenant for perfection, in that nothing is impossible if one begins with hope and the assurance of faith
What he is offerring is a contract between the old and the young, black and white, citizens and immigrants, rich and poor, priviledged and the impoverished
What he is offerring is beyond what we think could happen, it is what will happen someday, though the opportunity is one that we can grasp
What he is offerring is enough to make a young man like myself, from distant shores, from a place unlike America, have hope for where I'm from, from right here in America
What he is offerring cannot be exploited by no one, cannot be politically manipulated by any pundit, cannot be impoverished by any economic struggle, it prevails above all else

I am ready for what he is offering, though I also understand that this time, fate might not be ready, though if indeed our generation's destiny, if indeed this time when we speak of such taboo truths, is indeed the time we've so longed for, to move one step closer towards perfection, then I am ready for what he is offering.

That is all that matters, no matter what the political outcome is, he has tapped into a force greater than what we have ever faced, he speaks directly to our hearts, bypassing our conscience and connecting with the root of our psyche. So that even if we try to hold hard to that which continue to divide us, because of our fear, our ignorance, and our childish philosophies of unchanging solutions; his message transcends our reach.

So on behalf of Senator Obama's message, who is truly the epitome of a dream that can only be dreamt by the likes of Martin Luther King Jr., I am truly inspired that hope, change, and perfection are all means and ends which one day, we will achieve, within this nation and the world at-large.

So I hope you got the message, a very clear, simple yet complex, straightforward yet deep understanding of what we need to do to go to where we need to go.

If you feel inspired like I do, don't hide, express it and let it shine as the gem that it is, immune from our own worst enemies, each other.

God Bless.

Catholic Audio said...

I wish the NYTimes would try to hide the bias a little better. Take a look at their caricature op-ed and see if one of these things is not like the others...

BennyHinn said...

Let's be united and heal each other's soul. God bless Obama

Endorsed by the president of the United States here

Barry X said...

Comment by Molefi Kete Asante, Professor, African American Studies, Temple U.
Barack Obama at Constitution Center: A Historic Encounter with America - Mar 20, 2008


Obama's address at the Constitution Center in Philadelphia will take its place alongside the great addresses in American history. One thinks of Lincoln at Gettysburg, Frederick Douglass on the Fourth of July in Rochester, Booker T. Washington at the Atlanta Exposition in 1895, John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address, Martin Luther King in 1963, and perhaps five or six other speeches that have elevated the best instincts in the American nation, when one considers Barack Obama's address on the 18th of March, 2008. The speech was remarkable for its judicious and careful use of language and its perfect tone for the occasion. He not only answered questions regarding his relationship with his imperfect pastor, he told us of his own imperfection, and that of his grandmother whom he loves and admires. I am not so much struck by the fact that Obama spoke on the question of race; I am particularly astonished that he did not speak like a politician, but like an ordinary human grappling with the complexities of historical racism in America and what it has done to the American psyche. This was a courageous, audacious, and brilliant exposition of the type we have come not to expect of our politicians. Barack Obama raised the ante, exalted the thinking of the political arena and showed us what a
presidential address could look like if a person was bold enough to tread and lead where others refused to go. I am sure that the Constitution Center speech will be studied, cited, and referred to for many years to come.

Hersh Chaturvedi said...

I think the passions that Obama arouses are curiously textured on both the sides-- those who write him off do so for reasons as insufficient as those who embrace him. he is NOT the Messiah, but nor is he the Pretender-- at least any more than Bush (who appeared dimwitted but reliable, "shrub"), or Clinton (who was brilliant, but unreliable, "slick") were.

Actually, it is, in part, a "white boy" fatigue that lifts Obama's boat. Not that there is anything racial about it.

Obama's most impassioned followers transfer ages of (partly imagined) burden, and see him as the benevolent exponent who'd score a symbolic victory over generations of (partly imagined) inequities. His biggest appeal is in being un-white, un-Clinton-usqu, -un-GeorgeBush-like, and in many ways, being a cool-dude. What is surprising is how it is mainly independents and intellectuals who suffer from this politician fatigue, and let their emotions drive them Obam-nuts. I, too, support him.

His worst detractors, apart from being rabid anti-Democratic politically, are also, surprisingly, blase because they are political realists. They don't dislike the man, just the warmth and halo that surround him, and poison real-politik, with hope and fervor.

That is this countries main problem. Political realism. Unlike in Pakistan, and Georgia, and Kenya, where people elevate elections to a crusade for the moral and the just, in the US it is just a leap-year exercise.

Obama threatens to make it more than just that.

http://vishvamaryam.blogspot.com/

Barry X said...

Hersh Chaturvedi, you sound like a typical white person.

blog reeper said...

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Call it Plan Jericho: Like Joshua of the Old Testament and his troops who circled the halls of the city, marched around it silently for six days, on the seventh day marched around it seven times more and then, on cue, sounded a horn to end the silence and shout all at once, toppled the walls, entered the city, and “killed” (the Bible says so literally, but this time it will be politically, not mortally) every man, woman and superdelegate – including any imposter they might “nominate” by imposition – that did not participate in the certain walk-out protest that will occur under their scenario and instead chooses to remain inside the hall.
"""""

Urban Infidel said...

Which mainstream media cable news anchor was it on TV the other night who said that 'we should be thankful to Obama for the gift [his save-my-ass-speech the other night] he has given us'?

Barry X said...

Sweet: Richardson, in endorsing Obama says Obama rejects the politics of pitting race against race. Text.

Comments
I listened to that endorsement and Barack's speech afterwards and Obama, to me, must be not just an ordinary human being but indeed an Advanced Soul, come to lead America out of this mess, if we no if They, let them, but we too have a say in this Democracy, this Barack well knows. Through this trial-by-fire, recently experienced by him, he has been Humble, Noncombative, Noncritical and committed to doing his work on this earth to make it a more better and perfect union. He has kept his promise not to tear one another down but to build us up. He has courage in the face of fire, not a courage of anger but a courage of goodwill and harmlessness in spite of the difficulties. That is why he can say with honesty that he can work with the other side because where others see hate, he sees love and the good within an individual... that takes a special person to see the good when bad is all around that person and may be to bring that good out within that person.. to transform them, while all the time transforming theirself.

Posted by: Julie Mack | March 21, 2008 01:38 PM

(You can't make these things up. The other comments were good ;-)

Barry X said...

Urban Infidel... I give up. Who was it?

I did find this from Newsbusters:

NBC's Lee Cowan admired how “in the City of Brotherly Love, Barack Obama gave the most expansive and most intensely personal speech on race he's ever given,” adding it reflected “honesty that struck his rival Hillary Clinton.” On NBC, Washington Post editorial writer Jonathan Capehart asserted “it was a very important speech for the nation. It was very blunt, very honest” and so “a very important gift the Senator has given the country.”

Barry X said...

‘Post-Racial Candidate’ Things get out-of-his-tree flown-the-coop nuts on the campaign trail. By Mark Steyn

Barry X said...

The Ten O'Clock Scholar

Therefore I don't think it is a safe bet to write him off as a Milli Vanilli nonentity. Obama is at least an order of magnitude a better politician than Hillary Clinton.
Actually he's quite dangerous.

Here is the Obamamessiah site, which actually isn't a parody but seriously asks, Is Barack Obama the Messiah?

"... a light will shine through that window, a beam of light will come down upon you, you will experience an epiphany ... and you will suddenly realize that you must go to the polls and vote for Obama" - Barack Obama Lebanon, New Hampshire. January 7, 2008.
Just scroll through that site, finding gems like this:

... there is no other like Obama. Absolutely none. ...


A real scholar!

shockcorridor said...

So Krauthammer is a "dunderhead?" How long did it take YOU to finish medical school, lefty?

Barry X said...

shockcorridor: I really don't no what you're talking about.
I was reading Krauthammer when you were in diapers. Lefty? Say what? I do make fun of people who don't get this blog.

If Krauthammer read this blog, I'm sure he would get it. He is extremely intelligent.

Tennyson said...

I've made an Obama Messiah cartoon for anyone to use. You can find it here.

Description: Bolshevik-Revolution type graphics, in the style of a popular real Obama poster • Big red Soviet-ish star • Glowing Halo

Caption: OBAMA • Because Your Taxes are Too Low • And You're a Racist Just Like My Grandma

Christopher said...

Obama the Show Horse (original article: Washington Post) commentary @ RedState.com March 24, 2008.

(Obamamania's wearing thin, the media is starting to take notice and peer a little closer into his record . . . )

Barry X said...

Tennyson, Thanks for the image. I posted it here.

This is Christopher's blog and the front page is subtle. The Facebook(link on front page) started off that way, but now it's just a great place to find the latest Obaminations.

You might consider posting your image on Free Republic. They love stuff like that.

Tennyson said...

Thanks, Barry X. That Facebook link has lots of good material.

Barry X said...

Obama's Messiah Shtick

..."Things are a bit different when it comes to the Obama material. The Obama Online store, which is an official arm of the Obama campaign, tagged Shepard Fairey to create a limited edition poster for the Obama presidential campaign. This poster transcends the usual sign aimed at allowing supporters to make their feelings known, while ensuring that the general public gets a surfeit of the candidates' names and faces. Here, look:

As you see, Obama is no longer an ordinary mortal. Instead, he has been elevated to a symbolic level, where his name is unnecessary (we all know it, don't we?), his goal is unmentioned (I think he's above petty politics), and his qualifications are irrelevant (good thing, too, since he doesn't have any). Instead, all that's left is his almost superhuman visage, which is allied with one magical word: "change." The political poster has been transformed from advertisement to iconography
..."

Barry X said...

More from the article:
For many months now, I've been inclined to slough all of this messiah-shtick stuff off, attributing it to those liberal fans who operate from a strong emotional base that manages to side step reason. Reason, of course, would point out that his politics are indistinguishable from other ultra liberal Democrats and his experience minimal. As Geraldine Ferraro was tacky enough to point out -- how un-Democratic of her -- the only pragmatic advantage he has over other like-minded candidates is his skin color.


Obama's recent race speech, however, indicates that Obama is beginning to believe his own publicity. As everyone now knows, Obama opened by speaking accurately, and movingly, about the way in America's promised freedom was compromised from its inception by the taint of slavery, a taint that he sees as unrelieved by the hundreds of thousands of lives lost in the Civil War, the remarkable courage of the Civil Rights movement, and the mass re-education of American attitudes in the 40 plus years since the Civil Rights movement. The Wright experience, of course, has shown us that Obama is not alone in this jaundiced view of America's progress regarding race.


What makes Obama different from other African Americans, who do not find any cause for celebration in America's racial progress, is the way in which he sees himself as a necessary fulfillment of the Civil Rights movement. Thus, immediately after referring with great brevity to both the Civil War and the Civil Rights movement, Obama put his own candidacy front and center:


"This was one of the tasks we set forth at the beginning of this campaign -- to continue the long march of those who came before us, a march for a more just, more equal, more free, more caring and more prosperous America. I chose to run for the presidency at this moment in history because I believe deeply that we cannot solve the challenges of our time unless we solve them together -- unless we perfect our union by understanding that we may have different stories, but we hold common hopes; that we may not look the same and we may not have come from the same place, but we all want to move in the same direction -- towards a better future for of children and our grandchildren."


In other words, it is Obama himself who will bring to fruition Martin Luther King's dream of a post-racial America. To this end, Obama is not advancing himself as one who should be President because he's the best man for the job, but as one who should become President because he, personally, by being some racial fulfillment incarnate, will save us from the last remaining "stains" that the Founders created.


Nor is this concept merely inept phrasing on Obama's part (perish the thought), or hypercritical reading on my part. Obama made precisely the same point a second time in his speech. After establishing his racial bona fides by describing his mixed ancestry,* he again presented himself as the living embodiment of racial healing:


"Throughout the first year of this campaign, against all predictions to the contrary, we saw how hungry the American people were for this message of unity. Despite the temptation to view my candidacy through a purely racial lens, we won commanding victories in states with some of the whitest populations in the country. In South Carolina, where the Confederate Flag still flies, we built a powerful coalition of African Americans and white Americans."


Thus, even as Obama said that it is a mistake to view his candidacy "through a purely racial lens," he boasted that it was he who bound together the races. This is also a "racial lens," although a unifying one, not the divisive one the Wright shouted from his pulpit.


What is apparent is that, through these pronouncements about the transcendent meaning of his candidacy, Obama accepts Andrew Sullivan's hagiographic conclusion that his candidacy is a "transformational one," not because of what he brings to the table, but simply because of who he is. He is the racial messiah, one who, simply by being, will save America from the stain on her soul.


It is, in its own way, a charming conceit. Unfortunately, though, Obama's presidency won't end the moment he is sworn in, with an orgy of racial healing, followed by a fade-out to a glorious sunset. Instead, as he's made plain time and time again, including in his speech on race, once the orgasmic feeling of having elected "the One" passes away, Americans will awake to discover that, in fact, they have bedded down with the same old, same old. This is messianic politics only if ones idea of salvation is the usual Democratic fare of big government, big taxes, and big denial when it comes to the realities of World War IV.

Barry X said...

Raise a glass to (and of) Obama

Some polls show that Barack Obama’s campaign may by losing momentum — but Mr. Gallup and Mr. Zogby might want to drop by one Fourth Avenue bar, where the nation’s first Barack Obama ale is selling as fast as bartenders can pour it.

The Red Hook microbrewery Sixpoint Craft Ales is taking the optimism and hope behind the Illinois senator’s longshot campaign and channeling it into self-destructive behavior with its “Hop Obama” ale, now on sale throughout the borough (if you can find it)
read the rest of the article at the link above.

Barry X said...

Fixed link:
http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/31/12/31_12_raise_a_glass_to_and_of.html

Barry X said...

New Orleans Lady -Pro-says:

Well done Cecily! and it so fits

"still images is that they have the potential to become poetic and archetypical – they can exist on their own, with little or no context. The greatest images need no reference to before or after; they are the beginning and the end, transcending the moment they were created."

http://flickr.com/photos/barefoot/2279638847/#comment72157603967076067

Barry X said...

'Obama messiah' creator: How far will 'cult' go?

Satirical website with serious aim hopes media gets over 'childish infatuation'

I didn't know that it was satire:)

Christopher said...

Wait,you mean this isn't a real cult? -- Darnit. They promised free kool-aid!!!

Ninja Pirate said...

Radar Quiz: Is it Jesus or is it Barack Obama

Barry X said...

The Real Barack Obama from a 1995 article. I found this from Little Green Footballs, but you have to read the whole thing which is why I didn't link to them. This article explains a lot, and it ain't pretty.

Barry X said...

Christopher: I've got one:

Barack's appeal is actually messianic

By STEVE DAVIS, Charleston

I can still see Geraldine Ferraro’s dumfounded look as she tried to defend her statement that Barack Obama has gotten where he is in this political race only because he’s black. She moaned, “Why is such a fuss being made about it? Why are my merely factual words creating such a stir?” (I paraphrase.) She also stated she feels “very hurt” about it all, “very hurt.” And bewildered.

Well, a couple of responses from me: Firstly, her statement was not a fact, it was an opinion. I have been examining the Obama phenomenon myself, and have concluded, at least for myself, a Midwestern white male, that Barack’s appeal is actually messianic, it’s something about his aura, his spirit, his soul, that exudes enlightenment in the making.

Oh, he’s not fully enlightened, being that enlightenment is a process, not an event. But for reasons I can’t fully articulate, he is one of those individuals who communicates God-like energy (metaphorically speaking), in whom you can “feel” God.

Now, I’m using the term “God” to mean the loving, honest, just, and inspiring part of the force behind it all. You may not believe something’s behind it all, but I do. And I look for God constantly — that which exudes love, integrity, humility, depth, kindness, generosity — and more ... supposedly.

So, Geraldine, I’m taking a special look at Barack Obama because he’s a lot closer to a Jesus-type than the other candidates, by quite a bit. What if God decided to incarnate as men preaching “hope and change.” And what if we didn’t recognize them, because we are so dull, and let them slip away, not availing ourselves of the opportunity to be led by God! Lord knows we’ve elected the anti-Christ often enough. Excuse me, George.

So you can imagine why even a white male like myself would be interested in a candidate “talking” the way Barack is talking. For those of you who are confused, what Barack is saying is in line with what God him/her/itself would say.

Secondly, my interest in Barack has nothing whatsoever to do with him being black, although it would be an ultimate irony that a black man was used to help set us free.

Barry X said...

Jackie Mason on Obama

Henry said...

My fellow Catholics and Christians,

This election year has much at stake. With every new term we hope and pray for the unity of the nation under God and for the respect and love of man as our Lord Jesus Christ taught us.

It transpires from the campaign, however, that one of the presidential hopefuls, Sen. Barack Hussein Obama (D. Illinois) is offending not only our very beliefs, but challenging the peace and stability of the nation as a whole with his past and present actions.

As I am sure you have heard in the last few weeks, the man he calls his spiritual mentor, Jeremiah A. Wright, has gone on record for his own personal account of how our Lord was put to death. According to Wright:

"Jesus' enemies had their opinion about Him”

"The Italians for the most part looked down their garlic noses at the Galileans."

"From the circumstances surrounding Jesus' birth (in a barn in a township that was under the Apartheid Roman government that said his daddy had to be in), up to and including the circumstances surrounding Jesus' death on a cross, a Roman cross, public lynching Italian style. “


Apart from Reverend Wright’s poor knowledge of history, as Italy as a nation or the idea of Italians did not exist in Roman times, nor did the Roman Empire practice apartheid - with its extension all over the known world then, the importing of cultures and immigration of people from all over the world to Rome, how could it be considered apartheid? Furthermore, to this day, a census still calls for the population to register from their hometown. Reverend Wright obviously has never partaken in a census!

This person, with whom Senator Obama has associated for 20 years, has the audacity to distort the Passion of our Lord in this way. Senator Obama has never denounced his comments, nor distanced himself from this man.

Secondly, there is the very disturbing issue of Senator Obama’s kinship with Kenyan dictator Raila Odinga. Minister Odinga is Senator Obama’s cousin and has on many occasions openly supported him as a politician. At least 1000 Christians have been killed by fire and macheted under Odinga’s rule. With the murders respectively of Father Andrea Santoro in Turkey in 2006 and Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho last month, there is plausible reason for concern in these areas for the safety of Christians and the freedom to practice their faith.

Again, Senator Obama has not distanced himself from this vicious tyrant he calls his cousin – can we as Catholics and Christians feel safe in tomorrow’s world under an Obama presidency if he does not denounce religious hate crimes?

There are also two issues on which Senator Obama has taken controversial stances on the future of children, which are very far from our viewpoint as Catholics, and those being the legalization of partial abortion and sex education as early as Kindergarten for children! As if the crime and anguish of abortion weren’t enough (he dismisses unwanted pregnancy simply as a mistake that can be taken care of by an abortion), Senator Obama, if elected, wants to make late-trimester abortions, thus the killing of nearly newborns, perfectly legal! If we were to add to that the appalling idea that he does not want children to be children anymore by proposing sex education at a tender age, it is quite clear that Senator Obama is an enemy both of children, though he is the father of two very young daughters, and of the Christianity he claims to profess.

When we vote this November, we must choose first and foremost a candidate who will not offend our beliefs, the gift of life, or the future of our children. Given the arguments presented above, I truly feel that Senator Obama is not the candidate we can trust to respect either the teachings of either our Lord or our fellow man.

Conchita Vecchio

arhooley said...

Cool tool! Do-It-Yourself Obama poster:

http://www.pentdego.com/obama.aspx

(Sorry if this is a double post; this form is downright disorienting.)

Barry X said...

over story on Obama: http://www.tikkun.org/

It's a long article, but here is one paragragh:

The Obama Phenomenon by Michael Lerner

...."The phenomenon in question is this: the intense desire of every human being on this planet to overcome and transcend the materialism and selfishness that shape the global economic arrangements and permeate the consciousness of all people, to overcome the looking-out-for-number one consciousness that divides us and the technocratic language that shapes our public institutions and denies us access to our common humanity, and to overcome the alienation from each other that this way of being has created so that we might once again recognize each other as embodiments of God or Spirit (or however you want to talk about the force-field of goodness, generosity, kindness, justice, peace, nonviolence, and care for each other and nature and the entirety of all that is).....

Barry X said...

I liked the Do It Yourself Obama Poster. I might put on it, "typical black person", but I would never generalize about people's race.
;-)

Barry X said...

The Brand Called Obama By: Ellen McGirt

Win or lose, Barack Obama's rise changes business as usual for everyone. Here's why.
usual for everyone. Here's why.

"Whatever you do, don't hurt Barack!" It was the afternoon of Super Tuesday, and the Chicago sky threatened snow. Senator Barack Obama had just returned to his hometown as voters in 22 states were making history by choosing between a black man and a white woman to be the Democratic nominee for president. The road-weary candidate put off calling fund-raisers or leading one last rally. Instead, he headed over to a downtown gym to play basketball with his nephew, his brother-in-law, and a few buddies. He needed to take a few minutes to chill out, and hoops was his therapy.
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Selected Comments:

March 23, 2008 at 7:55pm

Jym Allen Obama is wisdom in search of solutions rather than answers in search of justifications.
Obama is meritocracy rather than oligarchy.
Obama is the 21st Century litmus test for bigotry. To listen to the ideas and reject the messenger is a measure of your own bias, bigotry, and rationalizations approaching stupidity.
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March 22, 2008 at 11:14am

Tim Leberecht Henry Jenkins argued in his keynote at SXSW Interactive two weeks ago that accusing Obama of plagiarism (as the Clinton camp did when it brought forward that Obama had borrowed words from past speeches of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick) misses the point: It’s a remix culture, stupid!

The Obama brand is all software and only a little hardware, and it comes with an open SDK (software developer kit) — a dynamic, modular platform that both individual campaigners and institutional networks can plug into. Obama’s entire campaign is based on the principle of “picture-in-picture web,” as Steve Rubel coins it. Or, to borrow another one of Rubel’s lines: Obama is a web service, not a web site. He is the “blue ocean” and not the (little) rock. He is a franchise brand that anyone can hijack, re-shape, and remix a la carte. That makes him vulnerable and volatile but at the same time powerful and unstoppable. When your greatest weakness is your biggest strength, you are very hard to beat.
http://www.frogdesign.com/frogblog/a-new-obama-brand-of-politics-yes-we-can%e2%80%a6remix-america.html

Tegan said...

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Blue Eyed Knight said...

Yes, Osama Bama is the Messiah. The Messiah of idiots and abortionists.

Barry X said...

Babbling for Barack Video
Baby talk for Obama... CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on how bambinos love to babble his name.

Barry X said...

Fixed Link: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/offbeat/2008/04/03/moos.babies.for.obama.cnn?iref=videosearch

Barry X said...

In this special edition of Frontpage Symposium, we have assembled a distinguished panel to explore the “Unknown Obama.”

...Since I have focused on religion, it is important also, since the news has just broken, to mention the recent controversy over Barack Obama's relationship with the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Their close relationship has been known for some time, but it is only recently that the videos of the Reverend Wright declaiming against Hillary Clinton, damning the United States, and blaming 9/11 on America have become known. One wonders why this has taken so long; one would have expected the Clinton machine to have trotted the Reverend out a long time ago. The real controversy here is not so much that Reverend Wright presents as something like a Noam Chomsky on drugs, but Obama's claim that he wasn't present to see these performances and that he did not know about them. Even granting him the shady evasion that he wasn't there, it is impossible to imagine that he could not have known about them. In church, everyone knows what the pastor says, either by direct observation or word-of-mouth.


What is even more troubling is that Obama would appoint the pastor to a high position in his campaign and describe him as his spiritual advisor knowing that he was prone to apoplectic fits of political rage. Obama's (very Christian) condemnation of the sin, but not the sinner, was quite noble as well as tactical manoeuvre, for to condemn the man himself would have completely destroyed his claims to authenticity in his interpersonal relationships. So the issue is less about the "unknown Obama" than the fact of what Obama must have known, but would not and could not address. The best he could do was to champion the good qualities of the pastor, likening him to an uncle who has "lost it" and thereby reasserting the fact that Obama considers this political charlatan still to be like a member of his own family and his spiritual mentor. It's not quite like the situation of Jimmy Carter, who had to tolerate his drunken redneck brother Billy because they happened to share a mother and father. For Obama's association with Reverend Wright was a choice and it says a lot more about the man, his worldview, and his judgment than his charismatic personality and leadership skills seem to imply. The Senator may have figured out how to act like a moderate, how to charm people, and how to appeal to their disenchantment by invoking the slogan of "hope" and "change", but this new "unknown" relationship strips off some of that fine veneer. It is truly troubling that Obama knew about the Reverend Wright and that he was either 1. Too stupid to realize the political damage this fanatic could do to his campaign or 2. He thought we were too stupid to discover that his spiritual advisor is a fanatic, or that we wouldn’t care.


I began my thoughts here praising Obama’s abilities as a public performer and a charismatic figure in politics. He will retain those, yet behind this front stage performance of a new kind of African-American leader, it is clear that Obama remains closely tied to the most retrograde and reactionary elements of the African-American community. Backstage, the “unknown Obama” may be closer to people like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson than we were at first led to believe. The truly frightening prospect is that the current infatuation with the Senator might occlude concern with his choice of spiritual advisors. This might especially be the case among young people who, led by their radical professors who support Obama en masse, might think that Rev. Wright is “right on.” There is nothing that Wright has said in his various tirades that I have not heard in the groves of academe.


What remains to be seen are the other unknown, or hidden affiliations and sentiments of the Senator, which may indicate that behind his effective and charming performances there lies a man who is deeply connected to some of the most radical and reactionary elements in American politics. And this is not purely in relation to those elements in the African-American community. It has recently come to light that Obama enjoys a close relationship to Bill Ayers a former member of the Weather Underground, whose professed aim (for which he is not apologetic) was to overthrow the American government through armed force. I suppose it is entirely reasonable and even necessary to judge a man, especially a candidate for the presidency of the United States, by the company he keeps. The main concern is whether or not rank-and-file moderates who seem to have fallen in love with Obama can look beyond the charm and charisma to take a deeper look at who the Senator really is.
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Gregory said...

I ask all of you this simple question: by what physical markings and style of dress will you be able to discern who is the second Christ? One; He will wear white clothing and Two he will have the words King of Kings and Lord of Lords on his thigh and on his clothing. Does this mean that anyone who has this is the second Christ? No. But you gotta, be in it (white clothing) to win it. (Title of the second Christ) Obama does not wear all white nor does he wear the words King of Kings and Lord of Lords on his clothing. But there is someone who has at least got that part correct. I, Gregory GOrDon.

Barry X said...

Gregory. You leave me speechless. Moving on:

Raising the roof: Crowd at Obama rally shows its passion through screams, tears

By KEILA SZPALLER of the Missoulian

Missoula roared Saturday morning for U.S. Sen. Barack Obama. In the Adams Center, Montanans shook their collective booty, held up their babies and even wept for a presidential candidate they believe will restore the American Dream in their towns and integrity to the White House.

“I've lived here in Montana all my life. I've never seen anything here like this before - this energy today. Montana is coming alive,” said Carole Meyers, of Missoula.

The Illinois senator, fighting against Sen. Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, made a rare presidential campaign visit to Missoula. Most years, Montana doesn't draw presidential candidates. In those quieter years, folks in Big Sky Country must have bottled up the love and attention they could have shown a candidate.

In a throbbing Adams Center on Saturday morning, it felt like that bottle exploded. Screaming fans and watchers of history showered affection on a man whose message of change they said they trusted and believed.

Barry Adams said he normally protests at political events, but even the self-described radical and outlaw raved at the rally.

“I don't usually go out for straight politicians. But I like Obama,” said Adams, a military veteran.

Obama spoke shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday, so the Garden City stirred early. Some folks walked to the University of Montana campus while the sun was still rising, and shortly after 8 a.m., the line of people that curled out the entrance of the basketball arena and down Arthur Avenue started moving.

Amanda Cooper used the time in line to pretty up her baby, Aislyn, for Obama. As the Bozeman woman made her way into the arena, she used a makeup pencil to write “Kiss me” on the side of her 6-month-old's forehead.

“Say, ‘Kiss me, 'Bama.' ”

A UM student from Thailand brought Obama good wishes from overseas. Prayer Otwong, 22, said she talks with her friends in Thailand about politics in the U.S., and they see a candidate who can help America restore its tainted reputation abroad.

“They're all excited about Obama,” Otwong said.

People streamed into the stands wearing knit hats to stay warm, and shiny red, white and blue feather boas to show patriotism for change. They came old and young, from near and far. They came to see what some said was one of the most electrifying events to reach Missoula in ages.

“It feels like this is a part of history we're going to be lucky we saw,” said Mary Kelly, of Missoula.

Rio Aagaard-Shively, almost 12, found seats behind the podium with his brother and father.

“I'm just hoping he'll turn around,” Rio said.

“Dad. After it's over, can I go down there and shake his hand?” asked his brother, 10-year-old Ari.

That family is from Missoula, but folks like Jim Eichhorn traveled a ways for a chance to see history in the making.

Eichhorn, 96, came from Bozeman to hear in person a candidate whom he considers truthful.

“It'll be the first time I ever saw a president. He's not a president yet, but he will be,” Eichhorn said.

As the arena slowly swallowed some 8,000 people, the bass lines seemed to grow louder and even the ladies and gents still waiting in line started bumping.

At one point, volunteers and guards temporarily lost control of some crowd members when a mountain of people pushed past them to secure what they thought would be better seats.

Missoula's Patrick Ellison said he and his family had waited in line since 6 a.m. because they thought that would guarantee them a good view.

“Then, they shove us behind him. I just think that's inane,” Ellison said.

But most folks seemed to be feeling good and they boogied when James Brown sang it over the speakers.

Three Missoula teenagers delighted in nabbing some of the best seats in the house because one uses a wheelchair. As they watched the people pouring into the bleachers, they snapped pictures and e-mailed the photos to a special class of their peers - “our poor friends who didn't get tickets,” said 17-year-old Rachel Chansler.

At 9:22 a.m. in the arena, a flash of stage lights elicited whoops and catcalls from the crowd. At 9:35 a.m., the energized early risers started the wave.

“I just want to touch him,” said one.

Just before 10 a.m., the crowd began chanting Obama's can-do theme, and they chanted faster and faster.

“Yes we can, yes we can, yes we can.”

“Yes-we-can. Yes-we-can. Yes-we-can.”

“Yeswecan.Yeswecan.Yeswecan.”

After campaign organizers said thank yous and officials gave introductions, someone yanked the podium off the stage.

Then Obama met his Montana fans - “We love you!” - and it was Mon-Bamania all around.

When Obama rolled around the word “Missoula” in his mouth and said he liked it, the people erupted. When he told them of Exxon Mobil's profits, they booed. And when he said that he wanted to get out of Iraq, they yelled and stomped their feet until it sounded like thunder.

“He inspires hope in people. That's what I want for myself and future generations,” said Tim Healzer of Missoula.

A handful of folks said they hadn't yet decided whether to back Obama or Clinton. After the 50-minute speech, though, one woman said Obama changed her mind.

Junell Gill, who is visiting family in Missoula, was a Clinton supporter until she heard Obama talk in person.

“He was just very, very inspiring, and very convincing with his convictions,” said Gill, of California.

Many people left the arena quickly after Obama did, but one man was so moved by the possibility of hope and change that he sat quietly in the stands and cried.

Doug Frandsen said Obama represents hope that there's something better for this country. The Missoula man said Obama is charismatic, but it isn't his charisma that speaks to him. It's his message.

“I don't think I've experienced anything quite like it. I thought the Rolling Stones was good. This is better,” Frandsen said.

Reporter Keila Szpaller can be reached at 523-5262 or at keila.szpaller@missoulian.com.

Scottm1207 said...

We need Barry to get elected. We had to go through the nightmare of Carter to get a Reagan, so we need to show a whole new generation of overindulged children what fascist, leftist thinking does to a nation, and show what true poverty of thought brings to a prosperous people.

Barry X said...

Scott, I've been around a lot longer than you. The left will never learn. The progressives are hoping with Barry's charm offensive, that a new day is dawning in America. The left wants to form a new majority of average, poor,and the elite Americans. They will pit them against everyone else with a campaign of unrelenting class warfare.

You have to hold your nose and vote for McCain because of the Supreme Court appointments and the war on terror.

richard said...

Obama is not the savior of america, he is it's DESTROYER.
HE NEEDS TO DROP OUT OF THE RACE NOW. HE IS AN ANTI-AMERICAN RACIST.

Snobama said...

(Note my ever evolving screenname. The times demand change.)

I don't know how I missed this, but nobody is perfect:

This live music video is the grassroots counterpart to the will.i.am Yes We Can video. Ariel Thiermann's original song was recorded live with Obama supporters. We challenge you to do the same and Sing for Obama! Find out how at http://singforobama.org/.

One woman wrote a song. Three women heard it and organized the Sing for Obama music video event. Four days later, over 200 Obama supporters came together to sing and the music video was recorded live. We challenge you to learn the song, make your own video and YouTube your own versions. Get creative. Make it your own. Yes We Can. Can You? Take the Sing for Obama challenge. Download the song and find out all about the challenge at http://singforobama.org/

In the words of Barack Obama; "...one voice CAN change a room, and if one voice CAN change a room it can change a group, if ONE voice can change a group then it CAN change a community, and that one voice CAN then change a state and change the country". And if one voice can do all that, what can all our voices joined together in song do?

Michael said...

more like the antichrist

scott said...

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Freedom and Democracy
Regarding new elections in Florida and Michigan, Senator Obama said we should play by the rules, I contend. In other words, we should not change the rules in the middle of the game.

Senator Bradley and Senator Daschle--both Obamanites--said the same thing as Obama. Play by the rules.

Play by the rules even though the voters of Florida and Michigan have been disenfranchised.

Ok.

Well, the rules also say that superdelegates can vote for Hillary even though most pledged delegates are for Obama.

Those are the rules. And we should not change the rules in the middle of the game, says Senator Obama, Senator Bradley and Senator Daschle.

I wonder if the corporate media will remind them that they are sticklers for the rules and for not changing the rules in the middle of the game.

I would imagine if the senators forget their rulesmanship it will look to the public as if they will say whatever they have to say in order to win. In other words, it will look as if they are practicing that old style politics they say they are so adamantly against.

For example, you might hear them say that superdelegates should be punished by the voters if they choose the rules over freedom and democracy.

Hmmmmm?

Then I suppose Obama, Bradley and Daschle should also be punished by the voters because they defended the rules against freedom and democracy for Florida and Michigan voters.

scott said...

the corporate media has not focused on bill ayers. they have not mentioned rashid khalidi as far as i know.

Ninja Pirate said...

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/4/26/83118/7371/654/503796

Ninja Pirate said...

I have no idea if this is any good.

Brit Hume's Post-Speech Analysis: Woman In Pink, Emotional Rapture

http://www.redlasso.com/ClipPlayer.aspx?id=b38dd2b1-d8e5-4199-9bd8-17dc2de9fe79

Ninja Pirate said...

http://campaignspot.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YjViNDA4ZDFiMmZjZTg4YTM5NmFkMzg0NjIzZDVkMzQ=

http://slog.thestranger.com/2008/05/way_to_not_look_like_crazy_cult_members
http://slog.thestranger.com/files/2008/05/obama420.jpg

Ninja Pirate said...

http://race42008.com/2008/05/12/barack-obamas-pitch-in-kentucky/

Kold_Kadavr_flatliner said...

Withat WARNING, I think it's pretty clear, isn't it, who the real harbinger is? If you wanna find out more from a crazy, efficacious person, go to:

stores.lulu.com/fido

Be at peace, America, and repent. You ain't 'tuffer than Almighty God. You're a wimp... as am I.

Ninja Pirate said...

"You know that feeling when you're so excited you have to pee? I'm feeling that. In my heart."

http://wonkette.com/393045/
http://theprereq.com/?p=347

http://www.wesleyanargus.com/article.php?article_id=4789
http://www.wesleyanargus.com/article.php?article_id=3085

Holden said...

The problem with this Messiah is, we're not sure he'll be back in 3 days. So we're going to have to do a much better job protecting him than the apostles did at the Garden of Gethsemane.

JFK, RFK, King.. We can't allow another assassination and cover up. This messiah needs to live on to complete the job.

Please check out www.protectobama.org and see how you can help prevent Barack Obama's assassination.

Young Grasshopper said...

I really enjoy this blog but shame on you for restricting eschatological speculations as they relate to your own site which is, after all, referencing phenomena indicating BO as the new Messiah.You've got to connect the dots, in order to see the 1000 points of illuminated light, (as quoted after Anti-Bush the first's 1991 state of the union message.)

http://www.the-obama-nation.blogspot.com

Snobama said...

Reuter's photo of Obama in SD with Chreist-like photo. (Courtesy of Free Republic.)

ptg said...

06/03/08 - Today is the Day Barack will ascend. The miracle is expected to occur directly following his Sermon in St. Paul. Don't miss it!

Leg Tingle said...

Chris Matthews: 'I'm Getting Giggles!'

Ninja Pirate said...

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YTliNmMzOTk1ZWM4ZTRmYjQwOGIwYzBjMDk3ZTY1YjE=

GG:
Do you believe in sin?

OBAMA:
Yes.

GG:
What is sin?

OBAMA:
Being out of alignment with my values.

Leg Tingle said...

The force is with Obama, 'Star Wars' creator says

Leg Tingle said...

From Greek mythology, Obama learned a lesson

..."Obama defeated Hillary Rodham Clinton solidly in the Iowa caucuses in January, but five days later she beat him, painfully and unexpectedly, in New Hampshire. That loss showed him that toppling the royal family of Democratic politics would not come easily.

"I think this was meant to be," Obama said privately the next day, recalls adviser David Axelrod. "I think we were flying too close to the sun, like Icarus. When you're fighting for change, it's not supposed to be easy." "

Leg Tingle said...

Obama the Self-Proclaimed Messiah

I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.

V said...

speaking of cult of personality, some sites now even have obama user generated ringtones:

http://www.yoyotones.com/tone/search?q=obama

you definitely dont see this sort of passion for other candidates....

Leg Tingle said...

Matthews(tingling again) Emotes: 'Magic Moment, Right Out of Camelot' | NewsBusters.org

Ninja Pirate said...

Is Obama an enlightened being?

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=30214&only

Ninja Pirate said...

make that "Obama is a 'Lightworker'"

Dalibama said...

Pirate, I just read that on LGF, too. Here's a direct link and excerpt:
Obama an enlightened being?

..."Spiritual wise ones say: This sure ain't no ordinary politician. You buying it?

Here's where it gets gooey. Many spiritually advanced people I know (not coweringly religious, mind you, but deeply spiritual) identify Obama as a Lightworker, that rare kind of attuned being who has the ability to lead us not merely to new foreign policies or health care plans or whatnot, but who can actually help usher in a new way of being on the planet, of relating and connecting and engaging with this bizarre earthly experiment. These kinds of people actually help us evolve. They are philosophers and peacemakers of a very high order, and they speak not just to reason or emotion, but to the soul..."

Dalibama said...

Fixed link:

Is Obama an enlightened being?
Spiritual wise ones say: This sure ain't no ordinary politician. You buying it?

Dalibama said...

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), son of the one-time presidential contender, said Obama’s victory overwhelmed him.

“I cried all night. I’m going to be crying for the next four years,” he said. “What Barack Obama has accomplished is the single most extraordinary event that has occurred in the 232 years of the nation’s political history. ... The event itself is so extraordinary that another chapter could be added to the Bible to chronicle its significance.”

Septimus said...

I just discovered your blogs today and have linked to both. You have done an excellent job. Keep up the good work and thank you.

Know-It-All Nation said...

Check out this inspirational video...Barack Obama's Here! It adds something to the argument that he is just what America's been hoping for...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbyFkO695Xo

allthings said...
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Northstar said...

Remember that Lucifer was called The Morning Star and he was the most beautiful of all the angels...be careful people about this talk. the antichrist will arise and fool even the elect, according to the Bible.

Dalibama said...

Congratulations, Christopher:

GERAGHTY (National Review): Obama's nomination 'is so extraordinary that another chapter could be added to the Bible to chronicle its significance.'

SCP said...

Check out the new American Youth for Obama forum!

http://youthforobama.darkbb.com/b-hussein-obama-f1/

Dalibama said...

An Obama supporter at the offical Obama blog gets carried away:

http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/sepuyasepuya/gG5gx5

The Messiah is here, it is time to awaken or never. Thank Thnak you Obama and the entire team. Be informed the thrilling hopes you are sending in peoples minds. At the blink of the world hope has arisen. the Messiah has come. it is up to the world to reject Him or accept Him....

Dalibama said...

The Audacity of Barnes & Noble: Search for 'God' Yields Obama Book

Dalibama said...

The AP photographer on 6/12 does some tricks with his camera to make the crowd into beams of light radiating from Obama.

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080612/capt.8fc3515a203d4fc690cb5e4b95bf89e8.obama_2008_wimg106.jpg?x=400&y=280&sig=0j1sEaF19PP_Qx8vyKPZsQ--

Pauli said...

Wow, looks like he's about to make a Star Wars hyperspace leap. Punch it, Chewie!

Jakehimself said...

SECOND COMING>

I made the Obama poster... out of office supplies. One tack for each delegate (though I may have gotten ahead of myself some). Thought you might enjoy the video.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=-fQtJWlKkTA

Consider it my campaign contribution. I'm poor, but ever bit helps.

Tony H said...

He is the embodiment of a fresh start, we need new eyes on our current situation in American and he is just the guy to do it.

"Listen to Barack" Tees available on our website
TheQuarterhug.com

arhooley said...

DaliBama,

Ha, we're a spin painting, little flecks of praise flying off the glorious center. Next, we will praise Him in tie-dye, big blobs of color reflecting His supremacy.

Dalibama said...

John Taylor (recently spotted in concert in an Obama t-shirt) of Duran Duran urges Obamamania:

...Obama raises the bar. The speech he gave on Father’s Day brought a tear to my eye. He is a wake up call, and when America elects him to office (no, I cannot vote) it will send a fantastic signal of hope and change around the world. It will prick up the minds and ears of the most deeply rooted of America-haters. It’s a god-given opportunity...

BMW said...

go to donedems.com and see the reasons why everyone should not support Obama... The reasons are clear... The so called Messiah is a liar and the father of the lie

BMW said...

How to talk to an NObama cultist part 2:

Logical talk... not worship... how about that for a change

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6OAizwKHsU&feature=related

tweedburst said...

The High Holy Messiah's latest endorsement:

Indian group asks Hindu monkey god to lead Obama to election triumph

http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5hutGB9LNthoKMVlmzIYL7oA03pdw

Dalibama said...

Barack Obama: More Popular Than Jesus, Angelina Jolie

Link has a montage of just some the Obama magazine covers.

Barack Obama is on the cover of Rolling Stone again! So soon after the last one. And just one week after he showed up on the front of publisher Jann Wenner's UsWeekly! In fact, if you have a magazine, you have probably put Barack Obama on the cover. It's summer, so nothing is really going on besides Batman and this Barack Obama character. Does anyone without a pair of breasts sell so many magazines? Did our prettiest president even get this much ink until he tragically died? Attached, a composite of the media maelstrom. (The Tiger Beat one, sadly, is from The Onion. It was our favorite too.)

Dalibama said...

https://donate.barackobama.com/page/contribute/independencematch2?match_campaign_id=10&source=HQBlog

Obama enrages liberal reporter with the use of the Declaration of Independence for fundraising purposes:

The Audacity of a Broken Promise

james said...

Bible Codes Bs”d
Listed below in the large Hebrew letters are places that Obama (phonetically) is found in the Original Hebrew text of the Bible. There are many ways the future can unfold; the bible shows all of them. Ultimately what will be is left to the free will of man. “All is foreseen, yet there is freedom of choice” (sayings of our fathers). The end of the story in any case is redemption as described in the Bible. This can be hurried by great evil or good.


וַיֹּאמַר אֲדֹנָי יֱהֹוִה בַּמָּה אֵדַע כִּי אִירָשֶׁנָּה
8. And he said, Lord God, how shall I know that I shall inherit it? (Genesis 15:8)

(These words brought the Egyptian Exile, signify the end of America as a great power)



ה עַמִּי זְכָר-נָא מַה-יָּעַץ בָּלָק מֶלֶךְ מוֹאָב וּמֶה-עָנָה אֹתוֹ בִּלְעָם בֶּן-בְּעוֹר מִן-הַשִּׁטִּים עַד-הַגִּלְגָּל לְמַעַן דַּעַת צִדְקוֹת יְהֹוָה בַּמָּה אֲקַדֵּם יְהֹוָה אִכַּף לֵאלֹהֵי מָרוֹם הַאֲקַדְּמֶנּוּ בְעוֹלוֹת בַּעֲגָלִים בְּנֵי שָׁנָה:
5. O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab planned, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim to Gilgal; that you may know the righteousness of the Lord.
6. With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with one year old calves? (Michah 6:5)

(Obama is a bad man as Balak and Balaam)



ד וּשְׁתֵּי טַבְּעֹת זָהָב תַּעֲשֶֹה-לּוֹ | מִתַּחַת לְזֵרוֹ עַל שְׁתֵּי צַלְעֹתָיו תַּעֲשֶֹה עַל-שְׁנֵי צִדָּיו וְהָיָה לְבָתִּים לְבַדִּים לָשֵֹאת אֹתוֹ בָּהֵמָּה:
And two golden rings shall you make for it under its rim, by its two corners, upon its two sides shall you make it; and they shall be holders for the carrying poles. (Exodus 30-5)
(This refers to the return of the Ark of the covenant To Israel. The Redemption of Israel)

כִּי הִוא כְסוּתֹה לְבַדָּהּ הִוא שִֹמְלָתוֹ לְעֹרוֹ בַּמֶּה יִשְׁכָּב וְהָיָה כִּי-יִצְעַק אֵלַי וְשָׁמַעְתִּי כִּי-חַנּוּן אָנִי
26. For that is his only covering, it is the garment for his skin; Where shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he cries to me, that I will hear; for I am compassionate. (Exodus 22:26)
(Housing foreclosures , American down fall by economic collapse)

. And the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners, saying, What shall we do to the ark of the Lord? tell us how we shall send it to its place. (Samual 1 6:2)
וַיִּקְרְאוּ פְלִשְׁתִּים לַכֹּהֲנִים וְלַקֹּסְמִים לֵאמֹר מַה-נַּעֲשֶֹה לַאֲרוֹן יְהֹוָה הוֹדִעֻנוּ בַּמֶּה נְשַׁלְּחֶנּוּ לִמְקוֹמוֹ:
(This refers to the return of the Ark of the covenant To Israel , the end of the Palestinian problem)






וַיֹּאמֶר שָׁאוּל גֹּשׁוּ הֲלֹם כֹּל פִּנּוֹת הָעָם וּדְעוּ וּרְאוּ בַּמָּה הָיְתָה הַחַטָּאת הַזֹּאת הַיּוֹם
And Saul said, Draw you near here, all the chiefs of the people; and know and see where this sin has been this day. (Samual 1:14:38)
(when disaster hits America, they will know why)


וַיֵּצֵא הָרוּחַ וַיַּעֲמֹד לִפְנֵי יְהֹוָה וַיֹּאמֶר אֲנִי אֲפַתֶּנּוּ וַיֹּאמֶר יְהֹוָה אֵלָיו בַּמָּה
And the Lord said to him, With what? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, You shall persuade him, and prevail also; go forth, and do so. (kings1 22:21)
(Obama says opposite things lying every day)

דֶּרֶךְ רְשָׁעִים כָּאֲפֵלָה לֹא יָדְעוּ בַּמֶּה יִכָּשֵׁלוּ
19. The way of the wicked is like darkness; they know not at what they stumble. (proverbs 4:19)
(Much American population is deceived by Barack, they know no better)

וַיֵּצֵא הָרוּחַ וַיַּעֲמֹד לִפְנֵי יְהֹוָה וַיֹּאמֶר אֲנִי אֲפַתֶּנּוּ וַיֹּאמֶר יְהֹוָה אֵלָיו בַּמָּה:
20. Then came out a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and said, I will entice him. And the Lord said to him, With what? (chronicles2 18:20)
(Obama entices the people but not really offering the people an thing, empty colorful words)

Initial B. Omama :


לָכֵן יַעַן בּוֹשַׁסְכֶם עַל-דָּל וּמַשְֹאַת-בַּר תִּקְחוּ מִמֶּנּוּ בָּתֵּי גָזִית בְּנִיתֶם וְלֹא-תֵשְׁבוּ בָם כַּרְמֵי-חֶמֶד נְטַעְתֶּם וְלֹא תִשְׁתּוּ אֶת-יֵינָם
. Therefore, since you trample upon the poor, and you take from him exactions of wheat, you have built houses of cut stone, but you shall not dwell in them; you have planted pleasant vineyards, but you shall not drink wine of them. (Amos 5:11)
(More housing foreclosures , economic collapse)


פִּתְחוּ-לִי שַׁעֲרֵי-צֶדֶק אָבֹא-בָם אוֹדֶה יָהּ:
Open to me the gates of righteousness; I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord; (end of exile, the Redemption of Israel) (Psalms 118:19)

godssecret.wordpress.com

Dalibama said...

Obama's Satyagraha: Or, Did Obama Swallow the Mahatma?

Obama-Gandhi synergies are explored historically and biographically...Many even see in Obama a messiah-like figure, a great soul, and some affectionately call him Mahatma Obama....

Donna said...

Think you know who this man is?

This possible President of the United States ?? Read Below and

ask yourselves, is this REALLY someone we can see as the

President of our great nation!!!!


Below are a few lines from Obama's books; In his words!






From Dreams of My Father:
'I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.'
From Dreams of My Father : 'I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race.'

From Dreams of My Father: 'There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.'

From Dreams of My Father: 'It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.'

From Dreams of My Father: 'I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa , that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself , the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.'

And FINALLY the Most Damming one of ALL of them!!!

From Audacity of Hope: 'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.'

We CANNOT have someone with this type of mentality running our GREAT nation!!

I don't care whether you a Democrat or a Conservative.
We CANNOT turn ourselves over to this type of character in a President.
PLEASE help spread the word!

arhooley said...

At least his cultists are beginning to sadly admit that he might be a mere mortal. His latest backtrackings are distinctly post-lapsarian.

Nema said...

you guys are really scary!! Look out is all I can say.

David Seaton's Newslinks said...

Click here to see my little rendering of the Hawaiian Messiah

Dalibama said...

Abraham (Lincoln) Obama Poster Art

Artist's website: http://popaganda.com/

Dalibama said...

Plato, Obama, and Peters on the Question of Mighty Pens

{skip}Mr. Obama will fulfill the Platonic prophecies.

But he’ll do even more. He won’t just heal our city-states and souls. He won’t just bring the Heavenly Kingdom — dreamt of in both Platonism and Christianity — to earth. He will heal the earth itself.

And that, my friends, is taking the philosopher king to the next level. Only a Christian Platonism could predict what Obama will do.

We might say, then, that Obama is not only post-partisan and post-racial, but post-Platonist. The context in which he lives, moves, and has his being may have been first designed in the 300’s B.C.; but it was radically re-designed in the First Century, A.D. {skip}

After all, would so many of our fellow citizens have accepted Obama as their personal lord and savior (i.e., messiah) were it not for the pervasive cultural beliefs which Platonic philosophy created?{skip}

Dalibama said...

Fixed link:
http://www.freeliberal.com/archives/003418.html

Dalibama said...

Spike Lee: Obama's Election Will Be "Seismic Change"

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Spike Lee says the Rev. Jesse Jackson's crudely phrased criticism of Barack Obama won't affect the Democrat's campaign, which the filmmaker expects to succeed at bringing "seismic" change to the world.

"I don't think his (Jackson's) comments help anybody. It's just unfortunate," Lee said after taking part in a Television Critics Association panel.

Lee predicted Obama would be elected in November.

"When that happens, it will change everything. ... You'll have to measure time by `Before Obama' and `After Obama,'" Lee said during the panel. "It's an exciting time to be alive now."

The presidency of the first African-American will ripple throughout arts, sports and more, said Lee, whose films include "Malcolm X" and "Do the Right Thing."

"Everything's going to be affected by this seismic change in the univese," he said. {skip} "I'm for Mr. Obama," Lee said. "I think he's gonna win. And it's going to be a better day not only for the United States but for the world."universe," he said. {skip}

BMW said...

Hmmmmmm maybe with Europeans being so enamored of this Obama man he could run for office there... then he would mess up the European economy with his messianic promises... a mythical character is our Senator Obama:

"Obama is running a positive campaign that will
unite Americans."

* (But, Obama and his advisers conducted a divisive "full assault" on Hillary's character.***

While talking a lot about the politics of hope, change and unity, Sen. Obama and his campaign conducted a relentless and singularly personal assault on Hillary's character. They blanketed big states with false negative mailers and radio ads and described Hillary and her campaign as "disingenuous,"

on Hillary's integrity and character reached a new peak after Hillary's
victories on March 4th. One of Sen. Obama's top surrogates equated
President Clinton with Joe McCarthy; another called Hillary a "monster;"
and his campaign manager held an angry conference call
claiming that Hillary is "deeply flawed" and has "character issues."

That's neither unifying nor hopeful. If Sen. Obama really is the
prohibitive favorite some say he is, these negative attacks make absolutely no sense. Why would a frontrunner seek to attack and divide?

If Sen. Obama can't unify Democrats in a primary, how can he unify Americans in a general election?

BMW said...

And this messiah... oh he is hiding his messianic qualities when he:

"Obama does not take money from corporations."

(But, while this is technically true, since it is ILLEGAL for
corporations to donate to political campaigns, it is perfectly okay for the executives and employees -- who might be under some pressure to donate -- to donate to campaigns. And when corporate executives promise to raise $50,000 or even $200,000 for Obama, we can be pretty sure those corporate executives lean on those below them on the corporate ladder to give, give give.

Some of the things Barack Obama says may be technically true but are INTENDED to MISLEAD.

For instance, Obama took in $222,309 from donors at Exxon, Shell, Chevron and others, according to campaign-finance data. Two oil company CEOs have pledged to raise at least $50,000 each as part of Obama's fundraising team.

Another example ...

Obama is raising more than his opponents from executives of some of the CORPORATE interests he criticizes. Obama has received MORE MONEY from people who work at PHARMACEUTICAL and health product companies, according to the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics. He's taken in $528,765 through February, compared with $506,001 for Clinton and $139,400 for McCain, despite saying last
July that "I don't take pharma money."

And there's this:

"Obama's 20 LARGEST SOURCES of MONEY, grouped by employers, are executives from major CORPORATIONS and law firms with a Washington LOBBYING presence -- including Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Google, according to the center.

ptg said...

Obama's numbers are slipping. His campaign hasn't trumpeted the collection plate take for last month. Some folks think he's not a Christian.

Is the glow fading?

Dalibama said...

Samantha Fennell leaves the world of "fluffy chatter and frivolous praise" at Elle Magazine to join the Obama campaign, then proceeds to give "fluffy chatter and frivolous praise" to Obama.

james said...

Obama in Torah Codes :

וישא משלו ויאמר מן ארם ינחני בלק מלך מואב מהררי קדם לכה ארה לי יעקב ולכה זעמה ישראל

“And he took up his discourse, and said, Balak the king of Moab has brought me from Aram, from the mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse Jacob for me, and come, defy Israel.” (numbers 23:7)

From Audacity of Hope: 'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.'

In the bible it didn’t work



Isiah 45: הוי אמר לאב מה תולידולאשה מה תחילין.

“Woe to him who says to his father, What are you begetting? or to the woman, With what are you in labor?” (Isaiah 45:10)

Here again he defies the will of God

לכן הנני פתח את כתף מואב מהערים מעריו מקצהו צבי ארץ בית הישימת בעל מעון וקריתמה



Therefore, behold, I will open the flank of Moab from the cities, from his cities which are on his frontiers, the glory of the country, Beth-HaJeshimoth, Baal-Meon, and Kiriatayim, (Ezekiel 25:9)


10To the men of the east I will give, along with the Ammonites, as a possession, that the Ammonites may not be remembered among the nations.
11. And I will execute judgments upon Moab; and they shall know that I am the Lord.
12. Thus says the Lord God: Because Edom has dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and has greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them;
13. Therefore thus says the Lord God: I will also stretch out my hand upon Edom, and will cut off man and beast from it; and I will make it desolate from Teman; and they of Dedan shall fall by the sword.
14. And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people Israel; and they shall do in Edom according to my anger and according to my fury; and they shall know my vengeance, says the Lord God.
15. Thus says the Lord God: Because the Philistines have dealt by revenge, and have taken vengeance with a disdainful soul, to destroy it in ever lasting hatred;
16. Therefore thus says the Lord God: Behold, I will stretch out my hand upon the Philistines, and I will cut off the Kerethites and destroy the remnant of the sea coast.
17. And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.



We see from these verses by Obama’s support for the Arabs he will bring great destruction on them, the vengeance of God. Edom is the west “America”. Moab the sages say is an all inclusive term for all the Arab states. We know who the Palestinians are.


More at:

http://godssecret.wordpress.com/

Lets not do this to ourselves, we know better !

newbuilder said...

He's not the anti-Christ or the Messiah. Very dangerous thinking going in here. Christ was not about government, but about something higher.

A. said...

Add this article to the list if it isn't already:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk:80/tol/comment/columnists/gerard_baker/article4392846.ece

ROFL

watching7 said...

Obama is certainly a candidate for AntiChrist, he meets many of the attributes. However there are a couple others in the world that also meet many of these attributes. Obama's rising, but I think I agree with the constantly updated antichrist list at www.ebacprophecy.com where obama is listed as third. However the site is talking of moving him up.

Dalibama said...

President Obama Continues Hectic Victory Tour

When the elite media starts laughing at your hubris, it's not a good sign.

Ninja Pirate said...

http://lonewacko.com/blog/archives/007873.html

"We want you to stop thinking about Barack Obama and be Barack Obama"

Steve Westly, Chair, California Leadership Committee makes a brief 8 minute speech to the Northern California volunteers assembled on the morning of 8.11.07 that Barack Obama is among the most outstanding candidates to ever grace our lives... ...[Marshall Ganz, PhD Sociology, Harvard] goes into how we can develop our own stories of self so we can relate with voters on a deeper emotional level than just to transfer information. Features analysis of Barack's 2004 Democratic National Convention Speech opening.

Dalibama said...

OBAMARTISTS
One of Many Reasons the DNC Will Be Hipper Than the RNC


MoveOn is partnering with Shepard Fairey and Upper Playground to host a Pro-Obama (naturally) exhibit during the DNC. The "Manifest Hope Art Gallery" will open on Sunday, August 24 and run through Thursday, August 28. The 10,000 square foot venue will display work by both established an emerging artists. Additionally, the proponents of the candidate that can actually raise his arms above his head will hold an art contest and 30 submissions will be featured in an online gallery with the top 5 hung physically at the 'Hope' Gallery. We also hear that the show will include on site installations from the likes of Ron English and Sam Flores. The above image is from one of the artists featured in the show, who simply goes by the name Eddie. He's been pasting up this image around San Francisco of Obama with radiating lights and the word "Forward" in Chinese in an effort to highlight the often overlooked Asian voting bloc. He's also created versions in Spanish and plans on rolling out other languages too like Korean, Japanese, Russian, and Vietnamese. The piece itself was created with layers of paper, shellac, and then pasted into a lightbox. Detailed shots and images of the work in progress below.

Dalibama said...

http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/slideshow/photo//080805/480/90975882f29440b6b73d24cd568acd89/

The deification continues.

Dalibama said...

One Nation, Under a New Obama Salute

George Bush had his three-fingered W salute that supporters flashed when greeting him at presidential campaign events in 2000. And now, if a Los Angeles creative agency gets its way, Sen. Barack Obama will see fans meet him with his own salute like the one above. "Our goal is to see a crowd of 75,000 people at Obama's nomination speech holding their hands above their heads, fingers laced together in support of a new direction for this country, a renewed hope, and acceptance of responsibility for our future," says Rick Husong, owner of The Loyalty Inc. Husong tells me that he got the idea after seeing the famous Obama-Progress poster by artist Shepherd Fairey. "We wanted to get involved some way," he says. So, the agency came up with their own a symbol of hope and progress that also plays off Obama's name. "We thought, 'Let's try and start a movement where even while walking down the street, people would hold up the O and you would know that they were for Obama,' " says Husong. Much thought went into the relatively simple idea. "You interlace your hands in a circle, the interlacing being a symbol of different types of people coming together and the circle a symbol of unity," he says. Their design, unlike Fairey's, is free, and Husong is urging people to download it and print it on posters and T-shirts. "We want to see it everywhere, but more importantly we want this sign to take the world by storm."

Dalibama said...

http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2008/08/dyan.html

Denver hasn't hosted a Democratic National Convention for 100 years, and it's a safe bet that the last time the Dems stampeded into town there were no yoga studios selling tee-shirts with the Boy Orator and presumptive presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan on them.

Did somebody say Boy Orator? The silver-tongued Barack Obama's words are on tee shirts selling at Om Time, an oasis of tranquility sandwiched between the Colorado Democratic headquarters on one corner, and the center for the Obama campaign on the other, along with a slice of tattoo shop and art gallery garnish. "The Union may never be perfect but generation after generation has shown that it can always be perfected," proclaims the tee-shirt in the Om Time window.

It hangs just south of the shri shrine, and the peace and love tee shirts you'd expect. Walk by quickly and you'd think the silk-screened image of Obama's close-shaved head was Ghandi's.

It was to hear more of those sentiments from the man himself--Obama, not Ghandi--that people started lining up at the Obama campaign office at least an hour before it was scheduled to open.

About 30 of us had not been able to get through by phone or online to register for the 30,000 tickets that were available to Colorado residents to attend Obama's acceptance speech at Invesco Field August 28. We waited quietly and respectfully; Obama and Ghandi would have been proud...

Om Time Yoga studio in Denver:

OmBama - Yes We Can!
OMbama Yoga classes! Enjoy these radically inspiring all level yoga classes of incredible, heartfelt practices for change! Join us for an eclectic and joyful practice as we celebrate the upcoming election and the opportunity of participating in the political process with one another and invoking the spirit of Obama's own phrase, YES WE CAN! The instructors who will be leading these practices will be sharing their unique styles and collaborating with one another to inspire and serve and support you in this election year!
(These classes will be held through election day in Nov 2008!)

Dalibama said...

Believe in Obama

Dalibama said...

Believe in Obama

Dalibama said...

Obama-descended
http://www.flickr.com/photos/krlooney/2744067951/

Dalibama said...

YouTube: Barack Obama Art - Unveiling of 6 new oil paintings by Keas (Creepy stuff)

Dalibama said...

The Obama with his head in the clouds painting disappeared down the memory hole.

Luckily I saved it. The new U Tube is on post #50.

Dalibama said...

New Obama children's book: "God speaks to Barry in church, telling him there is hope to last a lifetime"

wish this was a parody post but it's not. Nikki Grimes has written a children's book on Barack Obama, entitled Son of Promise, Child of Hope. This is a book to avoid, judging by this except:

Even God himself talks to Barry while he's in church on Sunday, telling him: "Look around you. Now look to me. There is hope enough here to last a lifetime."

This Messianic stuff is seriously beyond the pale. Do libs really want to tell kids God speaks to Barry?


The book isn't out yet: http://www.amazon.com/Barack-Obama-Promise-Child-Hope/dp/1416971440/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1218667081&sr=1-1

Dalibama said...

The original article: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1008803.html

Even God himself talks to Barry while he's in church on Sunday, telling him: "Look around you. Now look to me. There is hope enough here to last a lifetime." The heartbreaking ending reads as follows: "Barack smiled, tears rolling down his cheeks. Suddenly he knew for certain hope would last long enough for him to make a difference."

Dalibama said...

Obama head in the clouds was found:
http://www.keasart.com/fresh.htm

Red said...

If you want to SEE who Obama's family really is, google obamascrapbook. It's his family story told in family album format. It's easy and fun to view and will answer a lot of your questions.

http://obamascrapbook.com

Dalibama said...

...(Michelle) She assessed our divided country candidly, calling it “downright mean” and full of people “guided by fear.” Now she has another purpose: to let people cry. A square blue box of tissues has been placed onstage, next to an unattractive plant.

“She’s going to be good,” says one woman, in the audience. “She’ll have us all crying!”

And cry they do, sharing their stories of health-care crises, job losses, subprime-mortgage nightmares, about daughters dumping their out-of-wedlock babies at their door and toddlers who are forced to split a hamburger because there’s no money for two. It’s group catharsis with Michelle as Mary in the Pietà, with the groove in her forehead becoming increasingly pronounced. The purgation goes on for an hour, with only the most minor of laugh lines...

Geri said...

Finally someone with the "snickers" to post Obama in Obama's words. My hat is off to you and there are many more of us out here in the field.

Vote Against the OBAMANATION, save the nation for the children...I know the children is a liberal cry in the dark, but please, vote agaist THE OBAMANATION!!!

Larry said...

It is beyond me how someone with 143 days of actual senate experience can believe he is ready for the Presidency! He keeps saying he never voted for the Iraq war. He wasn't even a senator then so how could he?

Dalibama said...

He was warmly received by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who called him "a leader that God has blessed us with at this time."

2 AP photos from 08/18...Obama's feet and another halo shot.

Dalibama said...

Children's Group Sing for Obama Change

Child exploitation at it's worst.

Dalibama said...

Cause Celebre: Kanye West, Spike Lee and more stars gear up for Democratic National Convention"

There will be plenty of politicians in the Mile High city next week, but maybe even more celebrities.

By TINA DAUNT, CAUSE CÉLÈBRE
August 22, 2008 LA Times
WHO NEEDS bread and circuses when you've got networking and rock 'n' roll? {skip}

PARTY MADNESS: For those out for a good time and a bit of media networking, there's the Vanity Fair/Google party, the GQ magazine party (don't come as you are), the Glover Park Group/Politico party (this is the place to meet cute wonks, of either sex). Meanwhile, music execs Nicole Avant and Steve McKeever will be hosts of a party for those who count votes right along with their download grosses. Expect political speak mixed with rhythm and blues.....

William Teach said...

Hey, did you know that David Freddoso's book "The Case Against Barack Obama" mentions your site? Very cool!

Dalibama said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo108jk9Vmk

Celebrities sing "This is My American Prayer" while praying to Obama.

Dalibama said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVi4rUzf-0Q&feature=related

First video: American Prayer - Dave Stewart (Barack Obama Music Video)

DarkGravity said...

Books, Tshirts and yoga. This is the greatest marketing shame since hotpants.

But seriously it's starting to make me sick. And still these kids (some of which are in their twenties, my age unfortunately) are buying into it.

Wake up! They don't give ---- about your future they just want your money. But keep buying... it makes The One happy.

cacatua said...

Barack Obama has now proven to us that he indeed does have good judgment by selecting Joe Biden for his VP. We especially liked the "gaffe" he made when introducing Joe at the Springfield rally yesterday, when he began to say he would like to introduce "the next president of the United States - Joe Biden!"

We volunteered for Joe Biden in Iowa, and he is wise and genuine and wonderful. We will now be supporting Obama because we know that if Joe is in there the country will be in good hands.

James Freund said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P-eYwRUI1k

My rebuttal in Funky Stereo too! Enjoy this video I made for Barack!

Dalibama said...

http://campaignspot.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NzQ4MjhhMmJkNzJkZGI4NThiYjQwMGJkYmY4NzcyNjQ=

Let's be clear, Obama Has experience, it's just not Washington experience. What they fear is Barack Obama's Vision— a vision to empower people and to put people first again and they fear his power to inspire and ennoble men to have hope again — to believe again. They know that Barack offers real change (that means change from GOP domination and manipulation) and he offers forward thinking and progressive ideas and solutions to Really solve the current problems facing us today. One of Barrack's greatest assets is that he is unmired [sic] by the trappings of wealth and power that means big oil, as it is imperative that we find an alternative solution to oil, if the United States is to continue to be prosperous and to thrive. All of these attributes are which makes Barack a truly great leader of men, needed for these times! Some men are born for a holy mission, like the young King David who was made king over his older brothers. Their experience or annointing [sic] comes from God, such a man is Barack

arhooley said...

James Freund,

HAHA! Yeah, I nominate you for Obama's Secretary of State. Just git on over to Iran and sing that song. "We Can Work It Out." They'll drop their nuclear program when they hear your rhymes.

Charlie said...

So do we change our cruicifixes around our neck to a donkey? Instead of teh Pope we will have Terry McAulliffe.

Dalibama said...

http://weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/015/476ljuen.asp

...Other of the exhibits were not so playful. One particular work invoked the sacred, picturing Obama's great head--illuminated by sunbursts--emerging from the clouds over a bare-breasted maiden who is robed in an American flag and emerging from a volcano. Note that in the lower-right-hand corner an assemblage of people are literally kneeling before Obama:

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ReggieDwight said...

For the definitive Obama package, check this out: http://www.jawktawk.com/Jawk_Tawk/Politix/Entries/2008/5/26_The_Audacity_Of_Hype.html. Loaded with facts and links. The media-driven free ride is coming to an end.

Dalibama said...

Just a Reminder to My Christian Visitors

Jesus was a Community Organizer; Pontius Pilate was a governor

Dalibama said...

Joe Klein: What a Community Organizer Does

So here is what Giuliani and Palin didn't know: Obama was working for a group of churches that were concerned about their parishioners, many of whom had been laid off when the steel mills closed on the south side of Chicago. They hired Obama to help those stunned people recover and get the services they needed--job training, help with housing and so forth--from the local government. It was, dare I say it, the Lord's work--the sort of mission Jesus preached (as opposed to the war in Iraq, which Palin described as a "task from God.")


Indeed, the "odious" "profoundly lapsed Catholic" being critical of Obama is bilge.

I think Axelrod should pursue this. Maybe not directly, but through some surrogates.

(comment)
Thank you, Joe, for giving us the Catholic Democrats' press release on behalf of Obama.
You are right. He was doing the Lord's work, the work of Jesus himself. How dare Guiliani imply that doesn't qualify him for office? Does Rudy think Jesus wouldn't make a good President? Outrageous.
Posted by kaybeel
September 4, 2008 3:30 PM

Bible Watchman said...

The Temple of Obama

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition. Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God” – (2 Thes.2:3,4).

At the Democrat National Convention in Denver, Co. at Invesco Field, ‘The Temple of Obama’ was erected for his acceptance speech as the Democrat candidate for President of the U.S. in front of 73,000 people.

As if a Rocky Mountain coronation was not lofty enough, Obama accepted his party’s nomination atop an enormous stage decked out like an ancient Roman temple that the Romans worshipped their emperors in. The republican camp called the set ‘The Temple of Obama’ and said – “It’s only appropriate that Barack Obama would descend from the heavens and spend a little time with us mere mortals.”

At the stadium at Mile High, home of the Denver Broncos, the extravagant event before a full audience, had tens of millions of TV viewers, and also performances by Stevie Wonder and Sheryl Crow. American Idol Jennifer Hudson also sang the National Anthem.

What we could be very well seeing here is a dress rehearsal for Antichrist showing himself as God in the newly built temple in Jerusalem soon to come. “So that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God” – (2 Thes.2:4).

Obama could very well be the American idol with feet of clay in Nebuchadnezzar’s idol dream – (Dan.2:41-43). Antichrist is the last emperor worship on earth just before the Lord Jesus returns as King of Kings at Armageddon and defeats Antichrist and his armies – (Rev.19). Antichrist and his image will be worshipped worldwide. Nebuchadnezzar the king said – “I have dreamed a dream…” – (Dan.2:4). And Obama has his dreams as he follows another King – ML King. Already Obama’s image is worldwide and everywhere and on all kinds of products.

It is written – “And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein” – (Rev.11:1). The newly rebuilt temple in Jerusalem is coming soon. And once again the Jews will sacrifice animals and doves, rejecting the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s perfect, supreme one-time sacrifice for sin on Calvary. It will end up being desecrated by Antichrist as he shows himself as God to the whole world. Antichrist will finally turn against Israel and bring his armies against them to try to exterminate them and he destroys the new temple as the Roman Titus did in AD 70.

This act of desecration by Antichrist showing himself as God in Israel’s new temple is called “The abomination of desolation” – “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (Whose readeth, let him understand)” – (Mt.24:15).

While meditating on the abominable Antichrist, the Holy Spirit gave me a word ‘Obamanation.’ I searched the Web and got many hits about Obama. There is an Obama Nation Fan Club that wants to replace the abomination in the White House with an Obamanation in 2008. There is a site called “Obamanation.com” where a black pastor warns the nation about Obama. Another asks – “Will the U.S. become an Obama Nation?” Another one said – “An Obama nation would be an abomination. Obama supports abortion, homosexual rights and same sex marriage, and denies God’s Word by promoting these abominations. He says that Obama’s theology is one of deception and of the Antichrist and that Americans should not be so deceived as to turn the U.S. into an Obamanation. As that would certainly be an abomination.” America is desperate for a Messiah. If we continue to reject Christ, what we may get is an Obamanation instead. You have heard of the fake ‘abominable snowman’, a human-like beast near Tibet. Well there’s a true abominable Beast in the Bible – or should I say – “Obamanable Beast.”

Jesus Christ and His body is the only true temple of God. “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. But he spake of the temple of his body” – (Jn.2:19,21). “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you” – (I Cor.3:16). Does the Holy Spirit dwell in you? Have you been born again and baptized by the Holy Spirit into the body of Christ? God no longer dwells in a temple made with hands, but in saved, sanctified bodies of flesh and bone. Repent of your sins and believe on Christ in your heart by faith and you will become a new born again holy creature in Christ – (2 Cor.5:7).

“And what I say unto you, I say unto all, Watch” – (Mk.13:37).

Pastor Mike Storti
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Tucson, AZ 85705
Email: BibleWatchman@aol.com
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Would love to hear from you!

Dalibama said...

Neocon Express: Dems in Congress: "Obama is Jesus, Palin is Pontius Pilate, the Killer of Jesus Christ

Pauli said...

From the Catholic League:

OBAMA AND JESUS: TWO “COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS”

September 10, 2008


On the floor of the House of Representatives today, Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen said that “Barack Obama was a community organizer like Jesus.”

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded as follows:

“Congressman Cohen forgot to mention that Jesus could walk on water. Perhaps he can tell us when Obama plans to take a stroll across the Potomac.”

Robert Hochberg said...

If you rearrange the letters of:


"Senator McCain, Sarah Palin"


You get the phrase:


"Can trap nonracial messiah."


I just though everyone should know.

Shaun J. Farrell said...

We created a voting widget asking if Obama is the Messiah? You can post it to your site by just going to http://www.clearspring.com/widgets/48c5d9557c9ac362 and clicking on the Get & Share button.

Zion Xpress said...

After almost finishing the book Obama Nation, your blog was mentioned in the book. So I had to check this out.
Thanks for doing this, as it was eye opening on what people think Obama is. Is he god like?? Not in my opimion, very smooth talker who will be like the Pied Piper and lead people into more trouble then they realize.But right now alot of people are caught up in the glimmer of the photos and speech of Obama.

SienkRJ said...

Hey! How 'bout this one?

Hey 'bama, Ho 'bama,
'Bama, 'bama, Obama,
Hey 'bama, O-ba-ma!

Don't you know B.O.
Is the way to go?
Hey Obama, can you
Spare us some Change?

(with apologies to Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber)

William Chandra said...

Obama is not a messiah. I even doubt he can save his own live...

Dalibama said...

Windsor, Elizabeth & Windsor has already sold more than 300 limited edition commemorative silver coins (of President Obama) to the Democratic Party to hand out to key members of the campaign to elect Obama.
The coins already sold to the Democrats will be presented to the senators, congressmen, governors and other politicians (& MSM) they are being given to within the next two weeks.

When they got in touch with the Democrats the party jumped at the chance. And the coins have proved such a hit that locally produced versions have already been launched to compete with the UK originals.

The coins show Senator Obama’s face, along with a picture of the White House and the legend “President of the United States of America”.

(photo at link)

Dalibama said...

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/sleuth/2008/09/artist_paints_portrait_of_pres.html

Artist Paints Portrait of President Obama

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Tim said...

Clearly you need to include these on your site.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4q9nTfXh1eQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW9b0xr06qA

http://www.obamaformessiah.com

kicker456 said...

I'm not really into the political scene, well not until this election really...but I still can't believe after all this country has been through since 9/11 all these people are going crazy for Barack HUSSEIN Obama..his name and ethnicity are obvious enough to give you something to think about...it just blows my mind..it's like he's brainwashing people..this country is heading down the tube and now shortly we're going to have a muslim president..and all these donation coming in from overseas? Hmm...I'm not racist at all, but I just can't believe this this..and I do honestly think he's the dark figure in the Bible because it's all playing out like it was written.

bobbyj said...

I hate to burst your bubble, but
the Messiah came over 2,000 years.
I think you know His Name.
I don't think Mr. Obama is the antichrist. But I'm almost sure
that he is a close friend of his.

Penny said...

Obama Referred To Himself As "God":

"When Morgan Freeman Comes Over To Greet Obama, The Senator Begins Bowing Down Both Hands In Worship. 'This Guy Was President Before I Was,' Says Obama, Referring To Freeman's Turn In Deep Impact And, Clearly, Getting A Little Ahead Of His Own Bio. Next, A Nod To Bruce Almighty: 'This Guy Was God Before I Was.'" (Hudson Morgan, "Status Report: Dining For Dollars," Men's Vogue, www.mensvogue.com, 5/07)

Sherry Candillo said...

Where have all the rational people gone? When we begin to look at a man as our redemption we better step back and pause before proceeding. How quick this man has been lifted up. Beware, God is a jealous God and he will not share his glory with Obama or McCain either one. If you are going to choose a leader pick him for what he will bring to the future of America, not what he can do for a people who feel wronged in the past! Be careful of the seeds you are sowing for they will reap a harvest!

Obamarx said...

From Mark Steyn:

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NTQzNWU3YjliYzQwNDQwYjE1Y2U0MzA5NjU1MTYyZWY=

Nickname unavailable said...

This man has a supreme arrogance. He should publicly clearly disavow this worship that is being offered to him. God will not share His glory with another.

CaptainPhoton said...

Seems more like Elmer Gantry to me, master grifter and purveyor of snakeoil. Offering up "salvation" for all if you're willing to pay.

Rob Thomas. said...

As a die hard Obama fan I applied for my citizenship after 20 years of living in the US, just so I could vote. I am very sad to say that I missed the deadline by a few days but came up with a tee shirt to show my support. See WhosYoBama.com

ami said...

People who are puzzled at the elite media’s overt cheerleading for Obama and failure to investigate Obama’s highly questionable past—remember Messiahs have no faults. Be puzzled no more. Just go back to the basic Sunday school lessons you grew up on, and you’ll understand. Read: http://www.americasstrugglewithsuccess.com/articles.aspx

Marlene said...

We just posted video online that I think is right up your ally and discusses this topic. It's
called ROCK OBAMA: THE BARACK OBAMA MUSICAL.

It's a professionally made short comedy film that takes you on a musical journey through Barack Obama's "rock-star" life.

You can find the full press release here:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/7700760/Rock-Obama-Press-Releas

Please visit www.sadninja.com to see the HD movie and find out about
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