The Washington Times has an editorial comparing Barack Obama to Aimee Semple McPherson as a kind of religious celebrity, albeit of the leftist brand. Whether the comparison is apt is not as interesting as to what has actually been said about the first black presidential nominee:
Some of the Obama faithful think it’s necessary to amend the Bible. “I cried all night,” Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois told Politico, the Capitol Hill newspaper. “I’m going to be crying for the next four years. What Barack Obama has accomplished is the single most extraordinary event that has occurred in the 232 years of the nation’s history … The event is so extraordinary that … another chapter could be added to the Bible to chronicle its significance.”
Relics of the new religion are highly venerated (though some Obamanuts are looking to venerate on the cheap). When he left a half-eaten waffle and a scrap of pork sausage (no Muslim here) on his plate at a diner in Pennsylvania, a waitress carefully wrapped the plate – “with his DNA on the silverware” – and put it up for auction on eBay with instructions to start the bidding at $10,000. It actually sold for 99 cents, and the winning bidder had to pay $6 postage (but got the DNA at no extra charge).
The German weekly Der Spiegel, Rolling Stone and the New Republic have featured Obama as messiah on their covers, and celebrities are racing each other to terminate skeptics with extreme piety. Eve Konstantine, a certified Georgetown guru, calls him “the collective representation of our purest hopes.” Chris Matthews, the famous cable-TV shouter, isn’t the only celebrity who feels something (chiggers? bedbugs?) crawling up his leg at the mere thought of Barack Obama. “This is bigger than Kennedy,” Chris says. “This is the New Testament.”
And not just Chris. “Does it not feel as if some special hand is guiding Obama on his journey?” asks Daily Kos, the George Soros organ that affects to give the pagan left its marching orders. A columnist in the Chicago Sun-Times reveals that the senator is “not just an ordinary human being but indeed an Advanced Soul.” Deepak Chopra calls the Obama inanity “a quantum leap in American consciousness.” Gary Hart, whose little cabin cruiser SS Monkey Business splashed the path across the sea that Bill Clinton later fished with such spectacular results, is clearly envious. “[Obama] is not operating on the same plane as ordinary politicians. [He is] the agent of transformation in an age of revolution.”
Oprah Winfrey feels a tingle headed for the thigh hairs, too. “We’re here to evolve to a higher plane,” she says. “He is an evolved leader … he has an ear for eloquence and a Tongue dipped in the Unvarnished Truth.” Somebody named Mark Morford puts it together in capital letters: Barack Obama is “an Attuned Being with Powerful Luminosity and High-Vibration Integrity who will actually help usher in a New Way of Being.” Halle Berry, no doubt inspired by the example of the woman who washed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair, vowed to “collect paper cups off the ground to make [Obama’s] pathway clear.”
To see more of the religious fervor over Obama check out this blog titled with the question Is Barack Obama the Messiah? which keeps track of the faith his supporters have placed in him. Religion and politics always go hand in hand it seems.