Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Does this frighten anyone else?



One of my friends--a self-proclaimed Republican who plans on voting for Obama in November--recently changed her facebook profile picture to this image.

Nice photoshop job, but it freaks me out more than a little, and I think is indicative of the cult of personality surrounding this particular candidate.

Related: obamamessiah.blogspot.com

15 comments:

Dan Amiri said...

Yes. Very much so.

Brandon said...

There was an piece on the editorial page of USA Today yesterday about Obamamania. If nothing else the guy, or his Obamaniacs, have set the bar so high that I doubt he will ever live up to the hype even if he does become president.

Dan Amiri said...

Oh yes.

To be honest, Obama is doing a better job than Jesus SAYING he is the Messiah, but of course, only one man could actually "walk the walk."

But of course, liberal-minded idiots and other Democrats just rally around a man with a pretty face, big ears, and the right amount of arrogance who says that he can change the world if we just "believe." Honestly, he is the most prolific and most widespread cult leader modern times have seen.

He is a religious fad which he himself has imported into a society starving for something greater than themselves. How long will it be for people to realize that the government isn't "greater" than them... they ARE the government?

Kevin Donohue said...

So much for separation of Church and State. The Progressive Congregation for Change and the Second Coming of Obama is now open and doing business!

Seriously, for liberals causes are the new religion. War on Poverty! War on Global Warming! War on Iraq War! Fight for change! Fight for equality! Fight for Obama!

I'm getting excited just typing all these exclamation points.

Brandon said...

Notre Dame isn't much different with our new TV spot. Fighting Global Warming. Fighting Disease. Fighting Poverty. Fighting Irish. You can see how liberal we have become.

Dan Amiri said...

Brandon,

Weren't you going on a tirade about the amount of energy we use?

You confuse me thoroughly.

Anonymous said...

wow...this site generates a lot of comments! must be very popular

Anonymous said...

so what would happen if the conservatives tried to start a War against something? War to Save Babies? Fight for the Freedom to Bear Arms?

Kevin Donohue said...

"We love to hate. To stop a war, we declare war on it. We must wipe out poverty. We must fight hunger...as human beings, our first commandment is: Something needs to happen."
- Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk

Brandon said...

Dan I'd rather not be easy to pin down.

Of course I advocate that "fighting" that Notre Dame does, I was simply making a comparison between the Dome and Kevin's impression of liberals. Perhaps it is a sign that Notre Dame has become liberal?

Dan Amiri said...

Aside from global warming, which is the biggest hoax mankind has ever seen, except for the hoax that the world is flat (even the Greeks got that right), everything that Notre Dame is fighting is worth fighting against. In this regard, Notre Dame is very Catholic. Of course, there are other things which Notre Dame isn't fighting (e.g., multiculturalism, secularism, a fake sense of "dialogue") that make me question the "Catholicity" of its mission.

Every once in awhile, I'll run into a quote by Basil Moreau. I'm just amazed at how far we've strayed from the original vision of the university.

Anyway, this has nothing to do with Obama. :-) Oh well...

Rachel said...

People have taken up political 'causes' for ages. The problem with Obama isn't with that 'fighting' mentality in principle.

It's the rhetoric surrounding him and his campaign. It's not just people coming together to make their community a better place--it's "change you can believe in". He's not just a candidate running for office--he sees himself as ushering in a new era of politics.

More than that, he is often styled as a sort of political Messiah. He brings 'hope'.

Sorry, there's only one man in my book who can really bring 'hope'--and he's not Barack Obama.

Anonymous said...

w00t, Jesus!

Joseph Lawler said...

@anonymous,

there's a difference between conservatives starting a "war on abortion" and a politician casting himself as a messianic figure divorced from policy or principle. The point is that Obama never specifically mentions platform items; instead he preaches about change.

PRW said...

Apologies if you're already posted on this (I've only just found the new blog site), but if you're troubled by this photoshopped coin, prepare to be really freaked out by this:

http://obamamessiah.blogspot.com/