Friday, June 6, 2008

SF Gate Columnist: Is Obama an Enlightened Being?

Posted by Teresa at 3:41 PM


Someone with a mass marketed message of peace, love, and tax hikes couldn't
be just another regular Joe to the liberal media. The deification of Sen. Barack
Obama has been so prevalent that there's a blog titled "Is Barack Obama the
Messiah?
"devoted to cataloging the media's glorification of the politician. Well in
the secular media one doesn't have to wait till the Sabbath to worship their would-be
president. For example, in today's column by Mark Morford in the San Francisco
Gate he asks the question, "Is Obama an enlightened being?" Here's a portion
of his column:

Barack Obama isn't really one of us. Not in the normal way, anyway.

This is what I find myself offering up more and more in response to the
whiners and the frowners and to those with broken or sadly dysfunctional
karmic antennae - or no antennae at all - to all those who just don't understand
and maybe even actively recoil against all this chatter about Obama's aura
and feel and MLK/JFK-like vibe.

To them I say, all right, you want to know what it is? The appeal, the pull,
the ethereal and magical thing that seems to enthrall millions of people from
all over the world, that keeps opening up and firing into new channels of the
culture normally completely unaffected by politics?

No, it's not merely his youthful vigor, or handsomeness, or even inspiring
rhetoric. It is not fresh ideas or cool charisma or the fact that a black president
will be historic and revolutionary in about a thousand different ways. It is
something more. Even Bill Clinton, with all his effortless, winking charm, didn't
have what Obama has, which is a sort of powerful luminosity, a unique
high-vibration integrity.

Every religion needs an "Evil One." There's no exception in Morford's column:

Please. I'm also certainly not saying he's perfect, that his presidency will
be free of compromise, or slimy insiders, or great heaps of politics-as-usual.
While Obama's certainly an entire universe away from George W. Bush in
terms of quality, integrity, intelligence and overall inspirational energy, well,
so is your dog. Hell, it isn't hard to stand far above and beyond the worst
president in American history.

It's going to be interesting to see how liberals react when they find out that he's
not perfect, makes mistakes, and fail sometimes, for example, like a regular
human and every president we've ever had. They have set the bar so high there's
nothing left but down.

Also, Obama is not helping himself out either. He sets the bar high himself with his
soaring rhetoric. For example, his speech on the final primary night where he
announced he is the Democratic presidential nominee, he said:


Because if we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it,
then I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able
to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we
began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was
the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet
began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured
our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth. This
was the moment – this was the time – when we came together to remake
this great nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves, and
our highest ideals.

Oceans rising. Caring for sick. Healing the planet. That's daring and highfalutin
language.

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