Feb 25 2008
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 â€œsomething just a wee bit creepy about the mass messianismâ€ 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.
â€œThe message is becoming dangerously self-referential,â€ he wrote in Time magazine. â€œThe Obama campaign all too often is about how wonderful the Obama campaign is.â€
Favourites include the call: â€œWe are the hope of the future. We are the ones weâ€™ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.â€
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.