18 Responses to Cult of Personality? What Cult of Personality?

  • The photo reminds me of a police line-up.

    The Acts quote (and others like it) is never far from my mind these days. Sinfully so, perhaps. But I just can’t bear modern life otherwise.

  • The photo reminds of another fascist: Mussolini, who said in 1937, “We have buried the putrid corpse of liberty.”

    St. Paul, Romans 1:25, ” Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”

  • Saying anything about him could indeed become an occasion of sin.

  • They have stopped publishing in paper. Of what is this an image?

  • Benito Mussolini’s second coming. Mussolini and his wife were dragged through the streets of Italy by their feet and hung upside down in the public square where they were beaten with clubs by all of their victims. Obama has long portrayed the likeness of Mussolini, even once tried FDR. Benito was no good and Barack is not a lamb.

  • They are using this image at the Daily Beast, so it is authentic. They have published the article by Evan Thomas online (or an abridgement of it). It is banal.
    Thomas has a problem. The man has been in office for four years and his behavior patterns are recognizable. The only thing he has delivered is large quantities of gassy blather while Reid and Pelosi hatch their schemes (with the mute button pressed). Why does Thomas think anyone will entertain the idea that the next four years will be different?

  • “Why does Thomas think anyone will entertain the idea that the next four years will be different?”

    Religious faith Art.

  • Made in the image and likeness of God, all men are “sort of” divine. Obama needs to start representing his constituents, not one world government under the world bank. Obama is more sovereign than other sovereign persons, especially since Obama has sold out America’s sovereignty. To quote the cartoon character Hazel to the Russian diplomat: “your share is more equal than the rest” Obama’s share will become more and more equal as he removes the citizens’ sovereign freedoms and assumes total power.

  • ….worms may find him distasteful.

  • I wonder what they mean by “saving” Europe?

  • The left is stretching with all their effort to paint their leader in a positive light. They are necessarily approaching a supernatural characterization. After all, under his presidency our nation is more seriously divided, business is poor, and the family is under attack.

    If Obama were really a good leader, this over-reach to praise him would not be necessary. But alas, he is not a good leader at all. This article is indirect evidence.

    The outcome of the midterm election will be direct evidence.

  • Personality is a response to personhood. Obama discarded his sovereign personhood when he let American citizens, persons who became citizens at birth, die in a broom closet after they survived abortion. The cult cannot seriously honor such a nobody.

  • Algeria crisis resolved: hostages killed.

  • It rather reminds me of 2nd Maccabees, Chapter 9, where Antiochus dies.

    “Far from giving up his insolence, he was all the more filled with arrogance. Breathing fire in his rage against the Jews, he gave orders to drive even faster. As a result he hurtled from the speeding chariot, and every part of his body was racked by the violent fall.
    8
    Thus he who previously, in his superhuman presumption, thought he could command the waves of the sea, and imagined he could weigh the mountaintops in his scales, was now thrown to the ground and had to be carried on a litter, clearly manifesting to all the power of God.c
    9
    The body of this impious man swarmed with worms, and while he was still alive in hideous torments, his flesh rotted off, so that the entire army was sickened by the stench of his corruption.d
    10
    Shortly before, he had thought that he could reach the stars of heaven, and now, no one could endure to transport the man because of this intolerable stench.”

  • replacing “America” with what? Thank goodness people are beginning to see that America is more than what is in the outlines on the map– America is not just geophysical, or just political, more than an idea– America is not just any nation among the nations but it is endued with a spiritual reality.. America must live out her holy calling in physical political and idealogical ways. Otherwise it’s back to the way it was before….

  • In August 2010, The Washington Post Company sold Newsweek for $1.00 to an 81-year-old billionaire named Harman.

    Mr. Harman did not amass a billion dollars by consumating such ill-conceived transactions.

Cult of Personality? What Cult of Personality?

Tuesday, November 27, AD 2012

We sit by and watch the Barbarian, we tolerate him; in the long stretches of peace we are not afraid. We are tickled by his irreverence, his comic inversion of our old certitudes and our fixed creeds refreshes us; we laugh. But as we laugh we are watched by large and awful faces from beyond: and on these faces there is no smile.   

 Hilaire Belloc

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  • Acts 12:21-23 – 21 And upon a set day Herod arrayed himself in royal apparel, and sat on the throne, and made an oration unto them. 22 And the people shouted, saying, The voice of a god, and not of a man. 23 And immediately an angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

  • 2nd Peter 17-20 These people are waterless springs and mists driven by a gale; for them the gloom of darkness has been reserved. For, talking empty bombast, they seduce with licentious desires of the flesh those who have barely escaped from people who live in error. They promise them freedom, though they themselves are slaves of corruption, for a person is a slave of whatever overcomes him.

  • In 2008, many voted to prove they aren’t racists.

    In 2012, many were given the opportunity to prove they aren’t idiots.

    All of us will suffer.

  • T. Shaw wrote, “In 2008, many voted to prove they aren’t racists. In 2012, many were given the opportunity to prove they aren’t idiots. All of us will suffer.”

    Those whoe voted specifically to get the first “black” man in as President are by defiinition racist because they voted on the basis of race. As such, they were idiots in 2008 and continue to be idiots in 2012. But yes, all of us will suffer.

  • PWP: Truth.

    Sadly, the ones to whom you refer could have been other than witless, prejudiced ideologues. They were “disenabled” by programs designed to “help” them, e.g., public school indoctrination.

    It’s not their fault!

  • “In 2008, many voted to prove they aren’t racists.

    In 2012, many were given the opportunity to prove they aren’t idiots.

    All of us will suffer.”

    Can I quote you? I love that.

  • T. Shaw has apparently upstaged Hilaire Belloc, my favorite historian, with a truism of his own. My compliments.

  • Once again, LIving Colour. Betcha they didn’t they’d be prophesying the first black U.S. President when they recorded this song 25 years ago. But unwitting prophesies are often the most prophetic.

  • Bible VersionsRSVPsalmsPsalm 2
    Psalm 2 (Revised Standard Version)

    1 Why do the nations conspire, and the peoples plot in vain? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and his anointed, saying, 3 “Let us burst their bonds asunder, and cast their cords from us.” 4 He who sits in the heavens laughs; the LORD has them in derision. 5 Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying, 6 “I have set my king on Zion, my holy hill.” 7 I will tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to me, “You are my son, today I have begotten you. 8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession. 9 You shall break them with a rod of iron, and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.” 10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. 11 Serve the LORD with fear, with trembling 12 kiss his feet, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way; for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

  • It was said of Napoléon III that he deceived Europe twice: once, when convinced them he was an idiot and a second time, when convinced them he was a statesman.

  • Napoleon III was the living embodiment of one of the few things Marx got right:

    “Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.
    Blanc for Robespierre, the Montagne of 1848 to 1851 for the Montagne of 1793 to 1795, the nephew for the uncle. And the same caricature occurs in the circumstances of the second edition of the Eighteenth Brumaire.”

    http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1852/18th-brumaire/ch01.htm

  • That Obama has a cult following tells us more about imbecilic cultists than it does about Obama, the witless and prejudiced drone.

  • Donald R Mcclarey

    I always liked Marx’x description of him: “As a fatalist, he lives in the conviction that there are certain higher powers which man, and the soldier in particular, cannot withstand. Among these powers he counts, first and foremost, cigars and champagne, cold poultry and garlic sausage. “

Good News For Modern Democrats

Thursday, November 15, AD 2012

 

One of the more nauseating features of the reelection of the South Side Messiah, is that we will have four more years  of the cult of personality that is promoted by some of Obama’s more deranged acolytes.  A current example is The Gospel According to Apostle Barack by Barbara A. Thompson.

The book description of this tome:

Yes, Barack had worked tirelessly on behalf of the American people, especially those who elected him in 2008. His followers needed to re-elect him to a second term, so that he could continue to accomplish the promises he made, thus, realizing his vision of America as a more perfect political union or “heaven here on earth” Then, as I began to contemplate ways to assist Barack in his 2012 re-election bid something miraculous happened. I felt God’s (His) Spirit beckoning me in my dreams at night. Listening, cautiously, I learned that Jesus walked the earth to create a more civilized society, Martin (Luther King) walked the earth to create a more justified society, but, Apostle Barack, the name he was called in my dreams, would walk the earth to create a more equalized society, for the middle class and working poor. Apostle Barack, the next young leader with a new cause, had been taken to the mountaintop and allowed to see over the other side. He had the answers to unlock the kingdom of “heaven here on earth” for his followers. The answers were repeated – over and over – in speeches Barack had made from his presidential announcement to his inaugural address. Those speeches or his teachings contained the answers to the middle class and working poor people living in a “heaven here on earth” For when the answers were unlocked and enacted, Apostle Barack’s vision of America would be realized.

Hmmm, I wonder what parables would be in the Gospel of Barack?  The Good Abortionist?  The Prodigal Differently Gendered Male Product of Conception?  The Civil Union at Cana?  The Ten Foolish Sluts?  The Unionized Laborers in the Vinyard?  The Unjust Republican Judge?

Barack would perform miracles in the Gospel:  walking on a sea of debt;  transforming water into taxes;  raising the dead because they hadn’t paid their death taxes;  transforming bread and wine into (skip that one, Apostle Biden snarfed them down).

The teachings of the Apostle Barack of course would take pride of place:

1.  Render unto Caesar Obama everything.

2.  Love Barack and love thy fellow Leftist.

3.  Blessed are the bribe givers for they shall receive their reward.

4.  Suffer the little children.

5.  The wages of sin are fun.

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42 Responses to Good News For Modern Democrats

  • This is exactly how at some future time the final anti-Christ will receive the accolades and adulation of millions. People wAant to be deluded today just as people in Germany in the early 20th century wanted to be delided. I did NOT say Obama is THE anti-Christ. But John’s first epistle does say that there will be many little anti-Christs in the Last Days. Whether these are the “Last Days” or not remain to be seen.

  • The author of this book was on Michael Medved’s show and was totally owned by one of Medved’s best callers, Tom from Glendora, who is a Catholic. He had 3 questions expressing doubt that Obama could legitimately be called an apostle. Her response in the form of a rant was angry, indignant and didn’t answer any of the questions, but amounted in short to “We won”, so way to speak power to truth.

    His third question was about the HHS Mandate violating religious freedom and it seemed to get under her skin the most. Her response was legalistic in nature pointing out that all this is legal at this point, laws on the books, ostensibly forgetting that slavery used to be legal in our country. Again: a power cult speakin’ power to truth.

  • I believe the author of the book is quite serious Art. Obviously I am not.

  • What a misnamed site. I am an American catholic and you do not speak for me. Your columns are hateful and biased. Jesus is very disappointed I am sure. How dare you refer to Vatican II as if you derive some heritage from it. Your closed minded and hateful commentary is in direct violation of the spirit of Vatican II. You should be ashamed.
    But you won’t be. You’ll either ignore me or call me names or put me down with some sort of snark that only you and your hypocritical readers will find worthwhile.

  • B. Franklin: “Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.”

    That which got him re-elected: The fruits of Barrack’s tireless labors for his constituencies and a more justified America:

    • Family Median dropped 8.2% since St. Barrack took over, an average drop of $4,000. Since the so-called recovery started June 2009, median incomes continued to fall, dropping $2,544, or 4.8%.

    • Long-term unemployed: More than three years into Obama’s recovery, 811,000 more still fall into this category than when the recession ended.

    • Poverty: The poverty rate climbed to 15.1% in 2010, up from 14.3% in 2009, and economists think it may have hit 15.7% last year, highest since the 1960s.

    • Food stamps: There are 11.8 million more people on food stamps since Obama’s recovery started.

    • Disability: More than 1 million workers have been added to Social Security’s disability program in the last three years.

    • Gas prices: A gallon of gas cost $1.89 when Obama was sworn in. By June 2009, the price was $2.70. Today, it’s $3.84.

    • Misery Index: When Obama took office, the combination of unemployment and inflation stood at 7.83. Today it’s 9.71.

    • Union membership: Even unions are worse off under Obama, with membership dropping half a million between 2009 and 2011.

    • Debt: Everyone is far worse off if you just look at the national debt. It has climbed more than $5 trillion under Obama, crossing $16 trillion for the first time on Tuesday and driving the U.S. credit rating down.

    Truth, justice, and the American Way: Just about the only people better off are corporate big-wigs who saw corporate profits climb over 50% in Obama’s “recovery”; and investors, who benefited from doubling the Dow industrials from its March 2009 lows.

  • Now I get it.

    Barrack spent the last four years bringing us the “good news.”

    The next four years, he will make America “well and truly blessed.”

  • “You’ll either ignore me or call me names or put me down with some sort of snark that only you and your hypocritical readers will find worthwhile.”

    Run out and get your copy of the book today Jeff. If you make a large enough contribution to the Southside Messiah I am sure he would be willing to autograph it for you. ( I trust you will find the snark in the reply sufficient.)

  • I think “Jeff” is the issue of some sort of spam generator.

  • Jeff forgot to capitalize the word Catholic. Or maybe not.

    “Jesus is very disappointed, I am sure.” It’s curious that lefties always know how Our Lord feels about things, and they know that he does not approve of us even when we point out contradictions to His own Gospel message.

  • Jeff, it would have been nice–genuinely good-hearted–if you had not just randomly dropped into a comment thread to vent against the site and its readers. How do your insults either embody or advance your views?

  • And here I thought Dale Price was pranking everyone by stringing together cliches. Too heavy handed for DP. Too self-aware for Todd Flowerday. Who could it be?

  • I would like to know from Jeff specifically what is so hateful about this blog site, its articles and the comments thereto. Closed minded and hateful commentary almost always gets a thorough rebuttal here. As for name calling, I do not think that anyone has done that to Jeff.

    By the way, Jesus’ reaction to money changers making profit off the vulnerable was to whip them into submission. One may hope and pray that that same thing happens to the purveyors of profitable infanticide at Planned Parenthood. And Jesus talked far more about the punishment of the fires of hell than He did about Paradise. In Luke 13, when the disciples approached Him with how Pilate had mingled the blood of rebels wth that of his animal sacrifices, Jesus told them that unless they repent, even worse would happen to them. Jesus spoke more about holiness than about love, explaining that unless our righteousness exceed that of the Scribes and Pharisees, we cannot expect to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus preached the Gospel of Conversion and Repentance, NOT the gospel of social justice, the common good and peace at any price. He said to give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s, and everything – even our very lives – belong to God.

    But I realize those very Christian ideals are radical to the liberal progressive Democrat for whom no Messiah but the Obamessiah will suffice. Of course, that’s called idolatry and violates the first Great Commandment that Jesus quoted from the Old Testament: Love God with all your heart, mind, body and soul.

  • Jeff,

    Quick: What is the Meditation for the First Joyful Mstery of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Vrigin Mary?

    It’s all Sandy’s fault.

    I am retiring the word “unexpectedly” and replacing it with “Surprise!”

    Surprise! OH and PA suffer the worst.

    Surprise! (from Zerohedge) A week after the election, unemployment numbers hit a new high: Get ready for the “it’s all Sandy’s fault” barrage, because the post-reelection status quo sure will desperately need it today. The latest initial claims data posted a multi-year high 104,548 surge in weekly NSA claims from 361,800 to 466,348, and even the Seasonally-adjusted number soaring from 361K to 439K on expectations of a 375K print.

    I was at St. Francis of Assisi Church an hour ago. Jesus isn’t ashamed of me.

  • Infidels the lot of you.
    Reality is what we say it is, and you are stupid idiots to think it is found in the Bible, which states Another’s Law and Teaching, or your Church’s Magisterium and Tradition.
    Learn manners and behavior from the undersigned.
    – signed,
    Thoughtless Bully Pulpit (message emphasized by pointing at you)

  • Nah–I have a little more panache than that. I’d have thrown in something like “siblings in Christ” to punch it up.

  • “I think “Jeff” is the issue of some sort of spam generator.”

    I don’t know. I think a spam generator would also have called us racist.

  • I think “Jeff” is the issue of some sort of spam generator.

    Not spam, though that is where any followup comments from him will go.

  • Hateful and biased columns?

    He must have been reading mine, lol.

    Seriously, the synopsis for this book is one of the most hilarious things I’ve read recently. I shouldn’t laugh at mental illness, though.

  • Hmmmmmmmmm — perhaps the author received her inspiration from The Gospel of Barack Hussein Obama (also not a parody).

    http://obamamessiah.blogspot.com/2012/07/gospel-of-barack-hussein-obama.html

  • Apparently, the “Apostle Barack” is winning converts to his Gospel of Death:

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/abortion/54_are_pro_choice_38_pro_life

    It wasn’t that long ago that we were hearing that the pro-life view was ascendant and perhaps even the majority view.

  • I used to think quite highly of Rasmussen until the last election. Considering that he predicted a D-2 electorate and the electorate was D-6, I think I will take all polls done by him for the foreseeable future with a boulder of salt.

    For what it is worth, Gallup, which also didn’t cover itself with glory in the last election, back in May had a poll which showed a pro-life majority:

    http://www.priestsforlife.org/statistics/12-05-23-gallup-poll.pdf

  • “Apparently, the “Apostle Barack” is winning converts to his Gospel of Death:”

    Just as his refusal to defend marriage is moving people to accept SSM. Leadership does have an effect on the public for good or evil.

  • “Hateful”: That was me before youse guys started moderating moi.

    Anyhow, the tolerant, progressive dons at Jesuitical Fordham U. remind me of Jeff.

    They condemn you as evil and ban you from speaking on campus if you were ever so horrid as to believe in free markets, private initiative, and other execrable principles, such as personal responsibility, e.g., Ann Coulter.

    But, they totally welcome you to push on campus infanticide, e.g., Peter Singer.

  • I am truly waxing hateful this evening.

    About double, 2,500,000, unemployed adults are living with the parents since Obama brought us the “good news.”

    And, going on three weeks later, there are still thousands of Obama voters without heat, lights or water in NYC. One blurted out, “Where you been?”

    Unlimited government: limited ability to help.

  • The post linked below on Hot Air references a CNN poll in August on abortion which shows a majority for pro-life:

    http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2012/11/15/re-rasmussens-abortion-poll/

    After this year’s election however, I think polls have about as much predictive value as reading chicken entrails or plain old-fashioned guessing.

  • there are still thousands of Obama voters without heat, lights…

    “heck of a job …” he he . I wonder how many of those “science and reality based” Democrats now understand that in the face of Mother Nature’s wrecking fury all our plans, contingencies and engineering abilities amount to nothing.

  • Take heart Donald, Dostoevsky shared your skepticism:

    It seemed to me that calculation was superfluous, and by no means possessed of the importance which certain other players attached to it, even though they sat with ruled papers in their hands, whereon they set down the coups, calculated the chances, reckoned, staked, and–lost exactly as we more simple mortals did who played without any reckoning at all. The Gamblers.

  • ‘ And, going on three weeks later, there are still thousands of Obama voters without heat, lights or water in NYC. One blurted out, “Where you been?”

    Unlimited government: limited ability to help.’

    1. Numbers of voters:
    – doesn’t matter as evidenced by getting more votes than there are voters
    – doesn’t matter because no R’s vote in certain machines anyway
    2. Compassion for suffering victims beyond words as seen in the union pitching in, er – and the charity buck stopping somewhere unseen, both going unreported to the victims during photo-ops. Schlepping things to people is work for what?, rewards in Heaven or a happy heart? That’s not in the above book.
    3. Governing stuff around the world stage – nobody’s business where. NYC is on the list and blaming dares not happen in 2012.

  • There’s also Barak’s miracle of the multiplication of the taxes and regulations. Plus, who can forget when Barak brought the blind and the sick to heel? Drove the moneychangers from Goldman Sachs into the temple? Or when Barak called out and the tax was raised and came forth from the tomb?

    And while fasting in the economic growth desert, Barak yielded to temptations; he transformed a stone into taxes then from high atop the temple he threw himself off the fiscal cliff and was held aloft by rising taxes…

  • “except this four star review by someone who has seen the Truth”

    That, too, sounds like total snark to me. Maybe I don’t run with the right crowd or something but not a single liberal Democrat I know (and I do know some) would take this book seriously.

  • Don, I am simply floored by that Book and by Jeff’s outburst. What in the name of the Holy Angels has happened toyour beloved U.S. of America??? But then, what would an old grandma like me know except remember that Hitler was elected by a landslide majority. Prayers for your country are ongoing.

  • “That, too, sounds like total snark to me.”

    Ya think? 🙂

    Linked below is a liberal Democrat who I am sure has his copy reserved:
    http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/morford/article/Is-Obama-an-enlightened-being-Spiritual-wise-2544395.php

    People who aren’t nut cases and voted for Obama actually concern me far more than the Obama cultists Elaine. Rather on the same grounds when a client in a criminal matter advises me that he was drunk or stoned while doing something incredibly stupid, and my stock response is to reply, “Well, it is a relief at least to know that you weren’t stone cold sober when you did it!”

  • “Prayers for your country are ongoing.”

    I appreciate the prayers Mary. Unfortunately America and the world is going to go through a very rough patch indeed before any of this will get any better. Christ, in His mercy, will see us through.

  • Here’s a follow-up at HotAir on the Rasmussen poll showing a heavy pro-abortion tilt:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/11/15/rasmussen-54-now-call-themselves-pro-choice-38-pro-life/

    Looks like it’s more than just Rasmussen showing a shift to the pro-death side during this election.

  • Again, leaders make a difference. I wonder where we’ll be four years from now.

  • If American history is a guide, probably rejoicing in the repudiation of the Democrats at the polls. It is very rare in American history since FDR for a party to hold on to the White House for more than two terms, happening precisely once in 1988.

  • “All attempts to create heaven on earth lead to hell on earth.” Camus

  • Surprise!

    More good news!

    Super-storm Sandy claims more victims: Ding Dongs, Twinkies, et al.

    Next week’s 18,500 new, Hostess unemployment claims will be Sandy’s fault, too.

    Union struggles for heaven in the here-and-now played no part.

  • A PAGAN NATION?

    Has it finally come to an ignominious end?
    Must liberty and religious freedom we now rescind?
    Our Founding Fathers must now be assuredly aghast,
    If they knew their City on a Hill is now in the past.

    America was a definitive faith exercise.
    The United States is now decidedly otherwise.
    Compromise between good and evil can never prevail.
    Without the God our nation trusted, life is no avail.

    The Declaration of Independence we could once trust.
    Life, liberty, and happiness have been overcome with lust.
    Seeds of democracy’s destruction have now germinated.
    Every phase of government has been permeated.

    The American dream is now only a socialist scheme.
    It has then become a nightmare we can only blaspheme.
    American traitors committed a scandalous sin.
    They should never be allowed to enjoy freedom again.

    We must resurrect revolution to save us once more.
    Tyranny is something we have always known to deplore.
    God help return religious freedom to our native shore.
    So we can ask You to bless America evermore.

    Bob Rowland
    X1/XII/MMXII

  • I am very glad I had an empty stomach when I read the description of the book.

How Weird is the Obama Campaign?

Sunday, October 28, AD 2012

Yeah, as weird as the above video.  This piece of repulsive tripe is the work of the advertising agency, believe it or not, that came up with the Got Milk? ad campaign.  Go here to the Daily Caller for the details.  Obama is losing this election primarily because of the lousy economy, but it doesn’t help him that a fair number of his more ardent supporters are so disconnected from reality that they think having kids sing about what a lousy future they will have under President Romney, and blaming their parents for it, will help Obama.  The normal reaction of course is to view this as a creepy attempt to enlist kids in the political battles of their parents and to feel sorry for the kids being used as pawns.  This video is of course merely the flip side of the video below when Obama was running the first time:

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  • If Obama wins, then he will turn this nation into something like North Korea. The man worships no one but himself.

  • The first two video’s remind me so much of Hitler’s youth army that is reflected in the last video. There was a web article earler this week that the first group of ‘youth army’ trained under HLS/FEMA graduates and ready to respond to their call to arms.
    This is from just one article: “One set of images made available by Rense.com shows trailer after trailer carrying these new DHS and FEMA armored fighting vehicles, complete with machine gun slots. They’re labeled with the usual backward American flag and the title, ‘Homeland Security’. Below that and the DHS logo, it also reads, ‘Immigration & Customs Enforcement’. Joining those markings, the black vehicles with white lettering also display ‘POLICE/RESCUE’ on one side and ‘Special Response Team’ on the other.”
    http://www.infowars.com/homeland-security-graduates-first-corps-of-obamas-brown-shirts-homeland-youth/
    Along with the fact that the president set up a ‘hot line’ for people to call/email and tell on their neighbors if they spoke out against him was/is the electronic ‘brown shirts’.

  • If Obama wins, then he will turn this nation into something like North Korea. The man worships no one but himself.

    Take a pill.

  • After six years of very creepy weirdness from the Obama ” Team”, I have maxed out. My wife and I had our chance to respond yesterday at the polls, I hope that this miscreant is on the way home.

  • I will put it in explicit terms if you insist.

    1. Mr. McClarey makes a joke comparing wretched campaign commercials to a fictional scene from late Weimar. Fair enough.

    2. You follow up with an apparently perfectly serious statement averring that Obama aims to erect the most wretched totalitarianism.

    The man is suffused with his own vanity conjoined to a weird sort of apathy. He apparently chows down lock, stock, and barrel on Democratic partisans’ somewhat fanciful version of the history of the last 80 years and without a doubt his camp followers will always advance the interest of various core constituencies in the Democratic Party (e.g. the leave-no-social-worker behind approach to welfare policy). In other words, he is a willing agent for the usual collection of pretentious rent-seekers. He is not an aspirant Kim Il Sung. He is quite bad enough as he is. Stop making a godforsaken fool of yourself.

  • I stand by what I said, Art Deco. I am not going to take a pill, other than required medication from my physician for my heart condition and diabetes and leg injury. Furthermore, I shall not take any pill other than that. Indeed, I see little difference between a Chicago gangster who murders unborn babies and sanctifies homosexual filth, and the godless and diabolical regime of any of the communist dictators, past or present, except in degree only. I am not insane. I am not a God-foresaken fool. I see what the demonic Democrats are trying to do, and I shall therefore maintain plenty of ammunition for my mini-14 not to initiate force, but to soberly and sanely defend myself should the need – Heaven forbid – arise.

  • No dial back for the guy who called me a God foresaken fool?

  • The guy who produced this describes himself as a “lapsed Republican.” Now I know we’re always being told by the media that the GOP needs to be a bigger tent…but, if Romney happens to lose, let’s hope it doesn’t get THAT big.

    i sincerely hope if this happens that the GOP doesn’t get, let’s call it “Huntsmanized,” because I do not want to see a 2016 candidate running who has complete contempt for the Republican base, no discernibly conservative positions, and won’t win enough swing-state moderates/liberals to make up for the loss in base support. i honestly feel like Romney, despite his rep as Mr. Moderate, has to win this one to prevent a leftward GOP turn. perhaps I am being too pessimistic though.

  • No dial back for the guy who called me a God foresaken fool?

    I have a great many shabby lapses, but I have not yet suggested you were a fool in essence or a fool in remarking on any aspect of this world, nature, or social relations other than in your assessment of certain topical questions of domestic politics.

    The Democratic Party is a vehicle for the material interests of the general run of (non-uniformed) public employees, of the educational apparat (especially higher education), of the helping professions (especially social workers), of a large slice of the bar, the bulk of the media, and a more modest slice of the financial sector. It also acts in various ways to advance the capacity of these groups to define the terms of public discourse. These sectors harass and extract rents from everyone else in society.

    Obama shows no evidence of much interest in or knowledge of social theory of any description, of history, or of any empirical social research programme. Maybe he has it, but you sure never see it. He is often called a Marxist, but it is doubtful he knows Marxism from marmalade. A good wager about the man is that he has moved through one social circle and then another and absorbed the groupthink therein.

    He picks up no real skills. As a lecturer at the University of Chicago, he taught disposable courses some law students refer to as “___ & the Law”, where legal instruction collides with cut-rate sociology; he published no papers in academic journals; by some accounts he served on no faculty committees and his evaluations from students declined monotonically throughout his tenure. He serves in state and federal legislatures for more than a decade, but has identifiable expertise in no area of public policy and (again by some accounts) the Speaker of the House of Representatives considered his utterances a species of muzak.

    This man is dangerous only because the times we live in require someone skilled at the helm and he is vacationing in Vegas and filling in his bloody NCAA brackets. He is not an aspirant totalitarian. The subcultures from which he has arisen are crooked and pretentious, not brutal.

  • Precisely Art. It would be comforting in some ways to view Obama as some sort of diabolical genius figure, because then his defeat would automatically right much that is wrong with this country. However, he is not. He is a fairly typical liberal politician who has spent his entire adult life in politics. The policies he has pursued represent common wisdom in the Democrat party which has gone ever further to the left over the past few decades. The truly disturbing feature of the Obama presidency is how many Democrats are in complete denial of just how great a disaster his presidency has been.

  • which has gone ever further to the left over the past few decades.

    A quibble. In the Democratic Party, advocacy on certain questions of social policy has grown more gross and bizarre with time. In other respects, not so much. The functional pacifism that was modal during the years running from 1973 to 1991 is now a minority taste of modest significance (and more intense on the palaeodweeb right). Michael Dukakis’ views on criminal justice are also atypical. The Obama crew found bureaucratic subterfuge and press-assisted lying necessary to promote welfare policies advocated openly and quite vehemently 25 years ago.

  • “The Obama crew found bureaucratic subterfuge and press-assisted lying necessary to promote welfare policies advocated openly and quite vehemently 25 years ago.”

    I would disagree with that Art. I think Clinton’s agreement to welfare reform was a bump in the road for the Democrats and their overall adherence to an ever-growing entitlement state has never been greater. The Obama administration has demonstrated how weak the moderate Blue Dog Democrats are in the modern Democrat Party. Many of them were defeated in 2010 and more will be defeated next week, in addition to a fair number of retirements. I doubt if the Democrat party has ever been further to the Left in almost all aspects than they are today. Once a Republican is president we will see the Democrats embrace functional pacifism again swiftly enough.

  • “It would be comforting in some ways to view Obama as some sort of diabolical genius figure, because then his defeat would automatically right much that is wrong with this country. However, he is not.”

    I agree with that statement. Obama’s defeat, while essential, is no panacea. Yet I do think that Obama is diabolical in his actions and in his policies and programs, though no genius. Anyone who goes out of his way to promote the infanticide of the unborn, the sanctification of the filth of homosexual sodomy, and all the other perversions and wickedness that go along with such things is diabolical. It is not that Obama is a daibolical genius, but that Satan who inspires the current policies and programs is a diabolical genius. And yes, even more than ever we have to remember Jesus’ words to Pontius Pilate that His Kingdom is not of this world. An election of Romney over Obama can’t bring about God’s Kingdom on Earth, but it sure can slow the advance of diabolical liberalism, yet only if we keep tight watch over him whom Donald has called the Weathervane.

    So yes, I am very cantankerous and I utter loathe and despise what Liberalism in general and Obama in particular has done to this nation. The solution, as always, is personal repentance and conversion. However, that doesn’t detract one iota from people like Obama, Biden, Kerry, Pelosi, et al., being the little anti-christs that St. John talks about in his first epistle.

  • I would disagree with that Art. I think Clinton’s agreement to welfare reform was a bump in the road for the Democrats and their overall adherence to an ever-growing entitlement state has never been greater.

    In scale, not in scope. The scale is driven by demographic changes and by deformations of particular economic sectors (medical care and higher education) due to poorly-structured subsidies. There are quite a number of economic nostrums bruited about within the Democratic Party ca. 1971 and ca. 1984 that they cannot openly promote or have abandoned. Among them:

    1. Ralph Nader’s consumers’ democracy (indeed, any approach to economic life congruent with Mr. Nader’s misunderstandings).

    2. “Welfare rights”

    3. Rent control and public housing (bar in New York City)

    4. “Comparable worth” (i.e. extending the federal government’s GS scale to private employers but jiggering with it to curry favor with professional feminists).

    Beyond that you have “industrial policy”. I suspect the comedy serial that is the Obama energy department may persuade careerist Democratic pols to put that one to bed.

  • Art, as usual you bring insightful perspective to the conversation. While I think the Dems’ “adherence” to an ever-growing entitlement state (including your listed nostrums) continues unabated, they certainly have ceased their advocacy of them. Other than religious liberty and abortion, the key issue for me going forward is the avoidance of health care nationalization. We need to move away from an insurance-oriented system to one whose insurance component is tailored to the purpose of insurance — i.e., the sharing and distribution of catastrophic risks. Under this assumption I’m even fine with a state level mandate to address the free rider / pre-existing condition problem. But universalizing our bloated and inefficient insurance-based model is a step toward service that will simultaneously degrade and get more expensive.

  • I’m going to ignore the first video because I can’t process the mindlessness of it. The last video needs no discussion.

    The middle one interests me though…

    Let us assume for a moment that it really is something that happened at a “neighbor’s” house and not a compensated performance. That’s some pretty wacked stuff.

    Dinner at our house lasts about an hour and my wife and I talk about appropriate adult things at the table so-as-to invite our kids into the conversation. Politics comes up repeatedly and our kids certainly know our views. We try to answer their questions as fully, and fairly, as possible. We have many relatives who have drunk deeply from the Left’s well of insanity and our kids know that there are opposing views from people whom we admire and trust, that these issues are far more complicated than we present them to be.

    I don’t remember ever hearing about an indoctrination event like this from friends or family, however far Left or Right. Does this really happen? Probably not.

    If this is, then, merely a compensated political stunt, whom is it supposed to inspire? Only someone utterly out of touch with reality would find it inspiring and they are already committed. It certainly wouldn’t inspire any uncommitted voters to vote for the President. What is the point then?

  • “What is the point then?”

    A religious ceremony. The pleased and proud reaction of the adults, presumably parents of the kids, put me in mind of the reaction of parents after their kids have had their first communion. I don’t think this was a compensated political stunt. I think it was an act of faith by the adults involved, and I find that fairly disturbing.

  • If not compensated, it is scary indeed.

    What do you mean by “the reaction of parents after their kids have had their first communion”? Are you referring to the extremes to which people take the parties and gift giving?

  • No, just the regular pride and pleasure of seeing your kids taking a step on the path of the religion that you follow. For quite a few folks on the far Left of our political spectrum, politics is very much a substitute religion.

  • I missed the connection. Sorry about that.

    At some core level, political loyalties are weird. Any measure of critical thinking presents ample evidence that one’s political affiliations are greatly flawed. Presumably they are less flawed than the opposite views or one would switch allegiances. Nonetheless, we often behave as though it is an all-or-nothing game.

    I suppose it has always been thus. Since I’m home waiting out the storm, I watched the Military History Channel’s War of 1812. This connects to the present discussion because the Federalists and the Jeffersonian Democrats created an all or nothing affiliation right at the outset of our Republic.

    Perhaps the learned Dr. Zummo can explore subject more fully for I am not qualified to lay out the history in an intelligible way but my impression is that the factionalism that Washington warned about was as strong then as today. My impression is that this was so in Britain then as well.

    What is it about us that we set aside what we know – that our side has its own deep-rooted flaws and that the opposing side has its own deep-rooted strengths – in favor of a damning determination on the other and a virtual free pass on our own?

  • I think for most conservatives politics is more of an annoyance than a religion. Most conservative initiatives tend to be an attempt to have government stop doing something, at least domestically, rather than to implement some vast new government program. Conservatives simply lack the faith in government to make life better that many Leftists have as an all consuming passion, contra most evidence.

  • Unintentional truth is always the best:

    “When we look around
    The place is all dumbed down
    And the long term’s kind of a drag”

    Go figure.

When Fake Messiahs Bleed

Monday, October 15, AD 2012

 

There is a great scene in Kipling’s story The Man Who Would Be King.  Two British adventurers take over  a fictional kingdom, with one of them pretending to be a god.  The whole exploit goes pear-shaped when the “god” attempts to marry a local girl.  She belts him and he begins to bleed.  The local pagan priests seeing this yell out, “Neither God nor Devil but a man!” and things head badly south for the two  conmen.

 

Something similar has happend to the erstwhile South side Messiah since his first debate with Romney.  Byron York interviewed a young woman who, I think, speaks now for many in her generation:

 

Danielle Low, a 22 year-old preschool teacher in Lebanon, is the quintessential Romney target voter.  In 2008, she was newly eligible to vote, and she chose Barack Obama. “But then I gave birth to my first son, and I knew we needed a change,” Low said. “We bought a house in ’09 and we’re struggling every day, my husband and I are.  I just want to see things turn around.  I want to be able to afford to have another child.  I want to be able to afford to buy a house where we want to live, and right now, with the economy the way it is, we can’t do that.”

“I think President Obama tricked me into voting for him,” Low continued in an impromptu discussion that could have doubled as a Romney ad.  “I feel like he lied to me.  He made promises he couldn’t keep.  He played on my young emotions.  He played on me because I was young and naïve.  I didn’t know anything about the world.  I believed that he was going to give us a change.  I just feel like he made a lot of promises — there’s no way he followed through with them.  I haven’t seen any change.  I’ve seen change for the worse, not change for the better.  So I hope Mitt Romney can carry us through the next four years.”

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  • Donald. Where in the world wide Web???
    You haul in some great materials, and this clip is priceless. Well done.
    Let’s pray Danielle and our clip star are just two of millions of kool-aid drinkers that have shaken off the “bad buzz” and become sober once more.
    Thanks again.

  • Thank you Philip. It is amazing what can be found with some digging.

  • I enjoy you and the all of the other “Fulton Sheen” presenters on your site.
    I live my faith however the lack of formal education shines into my response…so please be patient. My brothers laugh while saying big heart, small brain. It’s okay. I recall a pearl; “knowledge puffith up-while love buildith up.”
    The exception is the majority of your contributors, yourself included.
    Thank you for your research.

  • I’ve recently realized my “Emperor’s New Clothes” analogy regarding Obama was completely erroneous.

    The “New Clothes” are there, but they are are empty. The emperor is grossly deficient.

    Many of us saw it in 2008.

    “Youth is wasted on the young.” I think Yogi Berra.

Cult of Personality? What Cult of Personality?

Wednesday, September 19, AD 2012

For only $35.00 you too can own a print of the Obama Flag.  The (sic) artist who designed this calls it, signficantly enough, Our Stripes.  Go here to the official Obama Store to see it in all of its native glory before one of the less crazed acolytes of the Southside Messiah decides to take it down.  The bizarre cult-like atmosphere that surrounds Obama is like nothing ever seen before in American political history, and it is a disturbing development in our society.

Update 1:  Go here to see a short visual history of the creepy Obama Cult.

Update 2:  The Obama flag print is gone from the Obama store.  I assume now it will be reserved for only the high initiates of Cult Obama.

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  • The cult of personality is a trademark of autocratic regimes, and is particularly prevalent in modern times with those that have no meaningful religious basis. With respect to leftist Democrats though they tend to view all their pols as fit objects for hagiolatry. If one views the government as the source of all that is wise and good and not to be questioned, it’s quite reasonable to venerate its ministers who deliver the “goods”.

  • I wonder if the Arab Street will be outraged when YouTube posts a thousand videos of guys burning “Obama Glory.”

    “One Nation Under Obama!”

    New Liberal catholic prayer suggestions:

    The Obama Noster

    The Hail Obama

    Praise Obama, O my Soul

    Act of Obama

    The Obama’s Creed

    Hail Holy Obama

    Remember, O most Gracious Obama . . .

    Obama conceived we know where no pray for us who are about to be ruined.

  • Do you think many fans of Obama make the connection to Isaiah 53?

  • Sovereign personhood is who we are. Personality is where we are going.
    Every man’s Personality is the sovereign person’s response to his sovereign personhood, a sovereign personhood endowed by our Creator to His creatures, a sovereign personhood endowed through the rational, immortal human soul at the newly begotten, innocent virgin’s beginning of Life, in Liberty and this person’s pursuit of Happiness, his destiny. Man’s Personality is the result of man’s sovereign personhood. Personality is the outward sign of the exercise of the human being’s unalienable rights endowed by our Creator, man’s free will, man’s conscience, man’s intellect, man’s ability to love, to reason and to live. Personality begins at the beginning of life. Without the acknowledgment of the Creator’s endowment of the human soul and sovereign personhood, the personality is an artificially manufactured idol to be imagined by extremely insulated, indoctrinated, intelligent individuals who have relegated their reason to lower realms.

    In the American Flag, the blue is sovereignty, the stars are the states, the red is courage, the white is purity. Obama’s flag is stripped naked of sovereignty, all 57 states, the red is abortion and the white is contraception, the vacuum of purity, the black hole of servitude, the sucking down the United States symbolized by the swirling circle in the upper left quadrant.

  • If O loses the election (and he will), he can always move into Moon’s job, right? Isn’t that succession unstable?

  • Go see Gateway Pundit blog and see how the red stripes on the zero flag resemble the bloody stains on the wall of the US Embassy in Libya.

  • Hey, I thought it was Republicans who always wrapped themselves in the flag. Isn’t that what the press tells me?

  • “Hey, I thought it was Republicans who always wrapped themselves in the flag. Isn’t that what the press tells me?”

    Yeah, but now these are “OUR Stripes” now.

    (Harking back to the late Ron Silver who, while attending the first Clinton inauguration, was angry to see military jets flying overhead – until he realized that “Those are OUR planes now.” Ironic that he later became a big backer of Bush’s military policy following 9/11, and even spoke at the 2004 GOP Convention – although one of his last political acts before passing away of throat cancer was to vote for Obama.)

  • I remember him telling Lech Walesa that the Reagan and Bush administrations oppressed the arts. (Feel free to reread that sentence.) Sure, he did have his 9/11 change of heart, but to me it just felt like he was being a self-righteous jerk on a different side.

  • Obama did not build that, your tax dollars did. Read the fine print under the posters to learn the names of the graphic artists. Obama makes my great-granchildren pay for Solyndra but he does not secure the blessings of Liberty for us. Why is that?

Cult of Obama? What Cult of Obama?

Wednesday, March 14, AD 2012

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  • Deuteronomy 5:6-10

    6* I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before* me. 8 You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 9 you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 10 but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

  • Obama-worshiping imbeciles unite!

    You have nothing.

    Obama took Dougie Kmiec, et al up and showed them all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, and Obama said to them, “To you I will give all this authority and their glory; for it has been given to me, and I give it to whom I will. If you, then, will worship me, it shall all be yours.” And Dougie Kmiec, et al answered Obama, “Sign me up!””

  • In the interest of free speech I believe the Obama flag is fine. Also in the interest of free speech I believe we should have Obama flag burnings.

  • Makes me want to puke. As a Navy veteran, I didn’t serve to have such a graven image embossed on one of nation’s most sacred symbols. What ever happened to the country I grew up in? I don’t recognize it any more.

  • Reminds me of the transfiguration of G.W. Bush at mount Oval Office, conversing with the prophets George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

    I don’t much care for either of them, although I’d rather they blaspheme my country over my religion

  • Actually cmatt that kitschy painting shows Washington and Lincoln being ghosts, and praying with Bush as he bows his head in prayer. I don’t care for the picture, but I do not think it is in the same category.

    http://www.bigredgallery.com/pc-2862-43-praying-for-peace-by-ron-dicianni.aspx

  • You’re probably right, on further reflection (and seeing the title).

    Although, I don’t see anything particularly “religious” about the O Flag, either. Cultish yes. And definitely grossly out of proportion to any achievements.

  • It’s a handy reminder about the Great Uniter: America is the Body of Obama, and He is the Head.

    It’s a good thing Paul fans are much, much worse. /sarc

  • To me, this flag is a sacrilege.The words “God and Country” are words that go together naturally because they give voice to high feelings of love that healthy people have for their native land, their patrimony. When we salute our flag, we celebrate the “we” of –us — of who we are in the world. Many people have willingly borne the flag into battle, defying death to honor the land they love. The fanatical glorification of Obama blurs patriotism with partisan loyalty. As much as I like Santorum, I would never want his picture on our national flag.

    Even people calling for separation of Church and State are surely aware of the fine line between patriotic feelings of love for our nation and religious feelings of love and worship of God. Putting Obama on the flag to me is tantamount to putting him up there with God. The picture recently on this blog of Obama being honored at Notre Dame made my gut wrench.

  • The American Flag speaks for each and every American. As constituents of Barack Obama very few persons are represented. It is taxation without representation as far as taxes are concerned and it is usurpation and plagiarism of every man’s intellectual property to deface the American Flag. It is a violation of free speech to every American citizen who does not adhere to Obama’s ruthless annihilation of freedom in America.

  • Paul W. Primavera: Isn’t it wonderful that God has given us His Word to follow?

  • Yes, Mary. All praise, honor and glory be to HIm who was, and is and ever more shall be. And I mean that sincerely.

  • Hank: Amendment XIV Section 1

    1: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.
    A person becomes a citizen when he is born into America. The newly begotten are citizens of nature and nature’s God and are not subject to the jurisdiction of America or Roe.

  • Draft Executive Order to be issued the day after election (win or lose) by the President of the United States on his authority deriving from being Barrack H Obama..

    The Constitution of the US is amended as follows:

    Preamble

    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

    We, the Barrack H Obama, in Order to form a more perfect Collective, establish Fairness, insure domestic Tolerance, provide the party’s Defense, promote the Welfare system, and secure the Blessings of Multiculturism to ourselves and our (unaborted) Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

    Amendment I
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, except for secularism. , or permitting the free exercise thereof; or allowing the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    Amendment II
    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. shall not be tolerated.

    Amendment XIV Section 1

    All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside Barrack H Obama is a Natural born Citizen of the United States and the State in which he resides To promote diversity and preferences. No State shall Any state may make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State maydeprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor and may deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. Any person has a right to be aborted before or after birth.

  • Paul W. Primavera: If that is Socrates in your likeness, Please know that Socrates was an accomplice in his own murder. Jesus Christ did nothing to enable His Crucifixion, but Socrates took the hemlock and DRANK it. Now, the Euthanasia group is called the Hemlock Society because people are supposed to drink their cup of hemlock. Well, hell, no. If you kill me, I am coming back to get you.

  • The funniest thing to me is that this office is less than ten miles from my house and I had no clue it was even there. There’s a reason they didn’t get a response to their stupid flag for two months and that is that Lake County is so red no one even knew the Democrats had a headquarters here.

    But seriously, there are an absolute TON of retired vets living here. It’s about the worst place in the country you could fly this stupid thing. I guarantee you there will be people driving by this office every day from now on to check and see if they’ve put the thing back up- and to complain very loudly if it does end up back on that flagpole.

  • Gut wrenching to the point that there must be intent to – foment, I mean, desensitize.
    There’s a law now for detention of the not domestically tranquil. Surely, nothing to do with 57 stars.

  • Yes, Obama is that IN YOUR FACE on purpose. Obama plans a prayer service on the steps of the Supreme Court when HHS mandate is being tried. Let’s all pray for Barack Obama to go to heaven. Let’s all turn his prayers into heaven for him.

  • Let us remember there are laws governing the flying of our great flag. Size and shape, numbers of stripes and stars, how it is to be folded, how and where it will be used during funeral services etc. etc. I say we try and get the bastard thrown out of office for defacing the American Flag! From former US Army Firfighter 1st Infantry Division light. Hoo Raa

  • Fdchaplain I like your spirit! Thank you for your service.

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10 Differences Between Obama and Jesus

Wednesday, December 21, AD 2011

 

Matthew Archbold started this meme over at Creative Minority Report, and I am going with it:

10.  Jesus cured the sick and the lame.  Obama is lame.

9.    Jesus walked on water.  Members of the Obama cult think Obama walks on water.

8.    Jesus drove the money changers from the Temple.  Obama squeezes them for contributions.

7.     Jesus said “Suffer the little children to come unto me.”  Obama only got the first four words of that quotation.

6.     Jesus was a Jew.  Obama is a (fill in the blank.)

5.     Jesus rode a jackass into Jerusalem.  Obama relied on the votes of jackasses to ride into Washington.

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  • 11. Jesus spent 40 days fasting and praying in the desert. Obama spent $4,000,000 feasting and playing in Hawaii for 17 days – while low-to-moderate income Americans fast and pray they can pay electricity and home heating oil bills.

    To be continued.

  • Rev. Wright talks about Obama.

  • 10.a Jesus cures the sick and the lame. Obama establishes Death Panels for elderly sick and lame.

  • 7. Jesus advised us to have filial Faith in Him like that of innocent children. Obama supports, morally and financially, the Planned Parenthood’s, the Slaughterhouses for our unborn babies

  • Jesus really is The One.

Remember Obama Worship?

Thursday, October 13, AD 2011

This Klavan on the Culture is from October 8, 2009.  What a difference two years have made in the fortunes of Mr. Obama, with his reelect number now down to 41%.  However, as a cautionary tale we should never forget the type of adulation received by this hack politician from Chicago during the election campaign of 2008 and the early days of his administration.

From Mark Morford, San Francisco Gate Columnist, on June 8, 2008:

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  • The second video “allegedly” all happened one afternoon. They were able to paint up those banners, design & print those t-shirts, and memorize an entire song. All in one afternoon.

    These guys really take us as fools don’t they.

  • If Obama wants to be Jesus, he mst remember this: Jesus was crucified and resurrected. Obama will probably be crucified, but I’m willing to bet he won’t rise again!

  • Well, not in three days, at any rate.

    Didn’t Clinton also suffer some pretty bad poll numbers (maybe not this bad) but managed a comeback? True, Obama’s no Clinton, but you can never misunderestimate the gullibility of the American electorate.

  • There was no evidence, in 2008 or earlier, of Obama’s policy genius.

    In 2011, there is ample evidence of Obama’s policy ineptitudes.

    “Admiration is the daughter of ignorance” Benjamin Franklin

  • At this point in his presidency Clinton was polling at 48%. Not great, but better than Obama. More importantly, the economy was in the midst of a booming recovery. There is no way the economic situation will be as favorable to Obama next year as it was for Clinton.

    Here’s the Gallup poll for all presidents since Ike a year out from their re-election. Obama’s about as close to Carter as he is to Clinton.

  • This from Andrew Malcolm at Investors.com via Instapundit.

    “Somehow, 16% of likely American voters still believe the country is doing swell.

    “Rescue teams are out looking for them right now.

    “Sixteen percent is not much of a political base for President Obama to build a 2012 reelection campaign on. In fact, the right track number is down two more points just since last week and down 16 points since last October.

    “Things could be worse. It could be 14% happy folks as it was back in August when times were so tough for millions of Americans that the president delayed his newest job creation program a month to take an island vacation.

    “The Democrat has 391 days left to convince nearly eight-out-of-ten wrong-track-believing U.S. voters that 9.1% unemployment, nearly zero economic growth and a national debt still ballooning despite all those rancorous negotiations last summer are not as bad as they seem to most sentient beings.”

  • I can’t believe that Kids Choir.

    Pure indoctrination. I wonder of they’re still so ebullient?

  • I pity the kids Don. I bet their parents are real pieces of work.

  • Check out this article by Colleen Carroll Campbell titled “Obama is alienating Catholic voters”:

    http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/colleen-carroll-campbell/article_364e32fb-45fc-536f-bfc6-f7a703a3b77a.html#ixzz1ai992t8H

    “Given the role Catholics played in Obama’s 2008 victory and their habit of picking presidential winners, you might think that an embattled president with a 40-percent approval rating would be working overtime to solidify his support among this crucial voting bloc. Instead, Obama seems intent on convincing Catholics that their faith in him was unwarranted.

    “While other voters have been disappointed by Obama’s economic failures and arrogant, ham-handed approach to everything from health care reform to the Solyndra scandal, swing-voting Catholics have special reason to feel betrayed. A candidate who won their support by pledging to respect the religiously grounded views of those with whom he disagrees has morphed into a president whose administration relentlessly attacks religious liberty.”

    http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/colleen-carroll-campbell/article_364e32fb-45fc-536f-bfc6-f7a703a3b77a.html#ixzz1ai992t8H

  • Great article Elaine:

    “We are in a war,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a NARAL Pro-Choice America crowd in Chicago last week.

    Sebelius followed her martial rhetoric with a sarcastic swipe at pro-lifers who fail to see church-funded contraception as a cure-all for America’s astronomical abortion rates. Apparently, the secretary has not read the 2011 Guttmacher Institute report that found a majority of women who abort their babies were using contraception the month they conceived.”

    The most anti-Catholic administration in our nation’s history and, shamefully, there will be plenty of Catholics voting for Obama next year.

  • …shamefully, there will be plenty of Catholics voting for Obama next year.

    Indeed Don. He will lose some of his Catholic voters however. Sadly, it will only be for the lesser reason of a tanked economy rather than for the numerous reasons that should have dissuaded Catholics from voting for him in the first place.

  • Our bishops are letting the clock run out on opportunities to instruct Catholics on how to judge candidates for public office. IMO the time to do this is in the off-years; when the election season gets under way people tend to increasingly filter what they hear in to suit their partisan political interests.

  • “Given the role Catholics played in Obama’s 2008 victory and their habit of picking presidential winners, you might think that an embattled president with a 40-percent approval rating would be working overtime to solidify his support among this crucial voting bloc.

    Catholics who cast a ballot for B.O. fall into three categories: those who do not go to Mass, those who are not paying attention, and those who are content to be used. His deal with those folks remains intact.

  • Gallup shows Obama running behind a generic Republican candidate 46-38. Still a year out, but that is a definite sign that opposition to what Obama has been doing is broad and deep. The electorate is in an ugly mood and I expect it to be uglier a year hence, just a little bit over two weeks from election day 2012.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2011/10/14/gallup-shows-obama-trailing-generic-republican-4638/

  • Yet another sign of the apocalypse for Obama and Dems can be discerned in this Capitol Fax column by Illinois political blogger Rich Miller:

    “…the Democrats could easily be looking at a bloodbath next year, particularly Downstate….

    “Top legislative Democrats are saying this has been the worst candidate recruitment year they’ve seen. They had been counting on a backlash against the Republicans (a la 1995-96) to help recruit good candidates, but instead they’re encountering malaise, indifference, fear and even hostility.

    “The situation may be worse than they realize. My father went door-to-door for Obama in his U.S. Senate race. Obama used to call him “Brother Miller.”

    “Dad loved him.

    “When Obama decided to run for president, Dad attached giant, custom-made “Obama ’08” stickers to both sides of his vintage 1963 Cadillac convertible. He christened it the “Obamallac” and drove all over Iowa to advertise his guy before the 2008 caucuses.

    “I called Dad on Tuesday night and he told me he was watching the Republican presidential debate. I asked him why and he said he’s so bitterly disappointed in Obama that he is looking around for someone else to support.

    “If Obama has lost the Obamallac owner, he’s in gigantic trouble, and so is the rest of the Democratic Party.”

    http://capitolfax.com/2011/10/14/bad-moon-rising/#comments

  • That’s a shocker Elaine, as Rich Miller has always leaned to the Dems. He must be hearing true doom and gloom from his Dem sources. I am in a Republican county, but the apolitical people I talk to are livid about the hike in the state income tax and the unending lousiness of the economy.

Obama Greater Than Jesus

Thursday, December 31, AD 2009

Hattip to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air.  Cult, what cult?  The Danish paper Politiken assures us that the South Side Messiah is greater than the real Messiah.

He is provocative in insisting on an outstretched hand, where others only see animosity.

His tangible results in the short time that he has been active – are few and far between. His greatest results have been created with words and speeches – words that remain in the consciousness of their audience and have long-term effects.

He comes from humble beginnings and defends the weak and vulnerable, because he can identify himself with their conditions.

And no we are not thinking of Jesus Christ, whose birthday has just been celebrated – – but rather the President of the United States Barack Hussein Obama.

For some time now, comparisons between the two have been a tool of cynical opinion that quickly became fatigued of the rapture that Obama instilled prior to and after the presidential election last year.

From the start, Obama’s critics have claimed that his supporters have idolised him as a saviour, thus attempting to dismantle the concrete hope that Obama has represented for most Americans.

The idea was naturally that the comparison between Jesus and Obama – which is something that the critics developed themselves – would be comical, blasphemous, or both.

If such a comparison were to be made, it would, of course, inevitably be to Obama’s advantage.

Today, his historic Health Reform is being passed through the American Senate – a welfare policy breakthrough that several of his predecessors have been unable to manage.

Despite all the compromises, it has finally been possible to ensure something so fundamental, as the right of every American not to be financially shipwrecked when their health fails them. Add to that the biggest ever financial support package in America’s history, a major disarmament agreement and the quickest-ever re-establishment of American reputation.

On the other hand, we have Jesus’ miracles that everyone still remembers, but which only benefitted a few. At the same time, we have the wonderful parables about his life and deeds that we know from the New Testament, but which have been interpreted so differently over the past 2000 years that it is impossible to give an unequivocal result of his work.

Obama is, of course, greater than Jesus – if we have to play that absurd Christmas game. But it is probably more meaningful to insist that with today’s domestic triumph, that he has already assured himself a place in the history books – a space he has good chances of expanding considerably in coming years.

Without, however, ever attaining the heavens….

I can’t even get angry at this.  Stupidity of this magnitude is to be laughed at, not to be enraged at.  Suffice it to say that the fools who wrote this did Obama no favors.

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4 Responses to Obama Greater Than Jesus

  • Certainly difficult to be angry at such silliness, Don.

    It does make me wonder though at times, if I lived in Jesus’ time and knew him/of him, would I have recognized the Truth?

    Its all too easy to find yourself if that crowd chanting ‘crucify him! crucify him!’ That scene from Gibson’s ‘Passion’ film where Pilate asks his wife if she can recognize the truth when she hears/sees it always struck a chord with me. Our Lord is one of surprises, after all!

    Not that BHO’s policies resemble Jesus in the slightest.

  • I can work up a little exasperation, but that’s about it. I’m a complete dolt, too. Just in different, non-O-worshipping ways.
    Anthony, if you recognize Him now, you would’ve recognized Him then.
    Happy New Year, Happy New Decade to all!

  • Same to you Suz!

    “It does make me wonder though at times, if I lived in Jesus’ time and knew him/of him, would I have recognized the Truth?”

    As long as we had stayed for an answer.

    “WHAT is truth? said jesting Pilate,and would not stay for an answer.”

  • Just don’t dare say The One is better than Mohammed.