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The Creepiness of the Obama Worship

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Published on Feb 13, 2009

http://prairiepundit.blogspot.com/200...

The creepiness of the Obama worship
Jack Tapper: ... Obama supporter Kathleen Geier writes that she's "getting increasingly weirded out by some of Obama's supporters. On listservs I'm on, some people who should know better hard-bitten, not-so-young cynics, even are gushing about Barack Describing various encounters with Obama supporters, she writes, "Excuse me, but this sounds more like a cult than a political campaign. The language used here is the language of evangelical Christianity the Obama volunteers speak of 'coming to Obama' in the same way born-again Christians talk about 'coming to Jesus.'...So I say, we should all get a grip, stop all this unseemly mooning over Barack, see him and the political landscape he is a part of in a cooler, clearer, and more realistic light, and get to work." Joe Klein, writing at Time, notes "something just a wee bit creepy about the mass messianism" he sees in Obama's Super Tuesday speech. ... The always interesting James Wolcott writes that "(p)erhaps it's my atheism at work but I found myself increasingly wary of and resistant to the salvational fervor of the Obama campaign, the idealistic zeal divorced from any particular policy or cause and chariot-driven by pure euphoria. I can picture President Hillary in the White House dealing with a recalcitrant Republican faction; I can't picture President Obama in the same role because his summons to history and call to hope seems to transcend legislative maneuvers and horse-trading; his charisma is on a more ethereal plane, and I don't look to politics for transcendence and self-certification." ...

There is more.

No one seems to have mentioned how offensive this cult of personality is to Muslims, either, not that I care, but most of the people engaged in the Obama worship pretend to care about such things. If the writers ever get off strike, watch for much mockery of this from the late night comedians.

Peggy Noonan has always had an eye for the creepy when it comes to politics and fortunately she is not on strike, so maybe will see something soon.

Whoops. Noonan's colleague, James Taranto notices the creepiness today with more examples: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB12024...

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