Feb 25 2008

The Cult Of Obama

Published by at 8:52 am under 2008 Elections,All General Discussions

As I noted in a previous post the Cult of Obama is starting to become a liability as saner, wiser eyes look upon the groupies of Barack and see echos of Jamestown and Flying Saucers. Here’s the view of the mob-think from our friends in the UK:

There is “something just a wee bit creepy about the mass messianism” deployed by the black senator and his supporters, observed Joe Klein, the veteran political commentator the first to latch on to the political potency of Bill Clinton, then an obscure Arkansas governor, early in the 1992 White House campaign.

“The message is becoming dangerously self-referential,” he wrote in Time magazine. “The Obama campaign all too often is about how wonderful the Obama campaign is.”

Favourites include the call: “We are the hope of the future. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

We are not impressed. Leading America in a time of war is serious business. And while the media is easily led around by popular culture fads (they are chasing the all mighty buck of course), the country has some serious decisions to make which will dictate where the country is in four years.

For example, will we destroy all we have gained in Iraq and give al-Qaeda a victory as they balance on the tip of complete defeat? This is an important decision. Will we negotiate with Iran and invade Pakistan, as Obama proposes? Can we even be seriously consider this bizarre approach to foreign policy and national defense?

The Cult of Obama will grow, and we may have to send some of its followers into intervention. But as it becomes more vacuous and vague, and completely reliant on the facade image of a savior leader, it will collapse in the court of public opinion. We don’t need a cult hero, we simply need the next two nominees for President.

Update: Seems the warning signs are spreading. Here are the top two article up on RCP today. The Feel Good Candidate and The Cult of The New. Is this the left’s next Church of Scientology? They have such loathing for traditional religion that they keep making up cult-based competitors. Maybe they have not noticed, but this nation (with the exception of yours truly) is heavily into traditional religious practices. I don’t think a lot of them will dump their church of the Church of Obama.

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “The Cult Of Obama”

  1. TomAnon says:

    This may help with some insight on how Obama is able to work the crowds and what is at his core.


    Sprinkle with salt, as ever.

  2. kathie says:

    Obama is a likable guy. He puts his words together well. He gives a church like speech which people fall over themselves for because their lives are so lacking in real spiritual grounding. Mob emotions are easy to whip up especially with young voters, it’s like a foot ball game. The real deal is that Hillary and Obama are the same on positions but Hill is evil and her machine is more corrupt and evil then anything we have seen in a long time. I say get rid of Hill first by supporting Obama and then knock Obama off.

  3. ivehadit says:

    And I think by the way these stories are coming out of the AP, CBS and the Times against republicans, that the dems are desperately seeking to help Obama who is also as flawed as Hillary.

    The way I see it, like Kathie says, we should knock off hil first. However, I think we will still have the evil of the clinton machine backing Obama (as part of the deal for hil to exit the stage) which will mean intense attacks on McCain…which will work in our favor. Republicans are getting fightin’ mad and that is a good thing.

    Obama, btw, has been trained on “organizing” by the IAF, a Saul Alinsky founded group. It’s not a bad thing all in all but it IS about “agitation”….which, personally, I think is a code word.

  4. WWS says:

    The great part is that there are two ways things could play out, both of which are catastrophic for Dems: 1) Obama’s bubble bursts very soon, allowing Hillary to sneak back in and win the nomination, but in the process alienating Obama’s black supporters along with the rest of the Obama cultists who sit out the general election, or 2) Obama’s bubble doesn’t burst until after he wins the nomination, when it becomes clear he’s the most liberal nominee since George McGovern. A large number of Hillary’s centrist leaning supporters then refuse to buy in to the Cult of Obama and jump to McCain in the general election – possibly enough to throw NY and California to McCain, as well as the entire south.

    FYI, I think Obama has a very good chance of winning the Texas dem primary because it has been dominated by black voters in recent years. People outide Texas don’t realize (or won’t admit) how racially polarized party politics have become here. The dem primary here is really between hispanic voters, who Hillary has been courting, and black voters who will go for Obama en masse. White voters will pretty much sit this primary out. And btw, the Rep primary is going to have low numbers because with the race practically over and no real contentious down-ticket races except in a few spots, there’s no reason to bother. For example, I support McCain, but I may or may not vote in the primary. I don’t see how, in this particular race, my vote can have any effect on anything. And most rep’s are thinking the same thing.

  5. Terrye says:

    If I had a primary here in Indiana I would go ahead and vote for McCain whether it had a huge impact or not, just because the Democrats are looking at overall vote totals and it gives them talking points when Republicans do not vote.

    As for what will happen, who knows? But I am more worried about Obama as president than I am Hillary.