Posts Tagged ‘Obamamania’

Obama: “Not the Messiah, but a close second” ?!?!?

January 25, 2009

How do I even begin to comment on this???

Spotted & photographed by Rachel Hills.

UPDATE: Yes I recognize the possibility that exists for Life of Brian jokes. You don’t all need to keep messaging me about it! 🙂

The Hidden Danger of Obamamania

January 19, 2009

One of the things I’ve noticed living in the United States is the deference that holders of the Office of President receive. Not in so much regarding the superficial – they retain their titles for life, have libraries in their honor and so forth – but rather how they are often viewed as transcending party politics: they rise up, bridge the partisan divide, and do what’s right for the nation. Great figures, visionaries, leaders of men.

Yet nowhere is this more pronounced than in the elevation of Barak Obama to the status of demi-god. This is seen everywhere, from people swooning in his presence and being healed just by touching his clothes (metaphorically speaking), to the hilariously collectible kitche. Yet beneath the jubilation, there lurks a hidden danger in what Gene Healy termed “The Cult of the Presidency”.