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This is rich. On ABC news web site no less. A known liberal station. They are in the tank for Hillary. <br><br>"And behold, Obama met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him."<br><br>"Inspiration is nice. But some folks seem to be getting out of hand.<br>It's as if Tom Daschle descended from on high saying, "Be not afraid; for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all the people: for there is born to you this day in the city of Chicago a Savior, who is Barack the Democrat."<br><br>Obama supporter Kathleen Geier writes that she's "getting increasingly weirded out by some of Obama's supporters. On listservs I'm on, some people who should know better – hard-bitten, not-so-young cynics, even – are gushing about Barack…<br>Describing various encounters with Obama supporters, she writes, "Excuse me, but this sounds more like a cult than a political campaign. The language used here is the language of evangelical Christianity – the Obama volunteers speak of 'coming to Obama' in the same way born-again Christians talk about 'coming to Jesus.'..<br><br>..."Joe Klein, writing at Time, notes "something just a wee bit creepy about the mass messianism" he sees in Obama's Super Tuesday speech.<br>"We are the ones we've been waiting for," Obama said. "This time can be different because this campaign for the presidency of the United States of America is different. It's different not because of me. It's different because of you."<br>Says Klein: "That is not just maddeningly vague but also disingenuous: the campaign is entirely about Obama and his ability to inspire. Rather than focusing on any specific issue or cause — other than an amorphous desire for change — the message is becoming dangerously self-referential. The Obama campaign all too often is about how wonderful the Obama campaign is. “<br><br><br>..."Then there's MSNBC's Chris Matthews who tells Felix Gillette in the New York Observer, “I’ve been following politics since I was about 5. I’ve never seen anything like this. This is bigger than Kennedy. [Obama] comes along, and he seems to have the answers. This is the New Testament."<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Last week ABC's Jake Tapper wrote the maliciously inaccurate "Bill Clinton wants to slow the economy" hit piece that Drudge and Rush went crazy over ... So no, I don't think ABC is in the tank for Hillary. I think Jake Tapper gets a lot of attention for writing sensationalized stuff ... and the Dems have been the target lately.<br><br>On DemocraticUnderground, one of the leading liberal forums, the Clinton and Obama supporters have been ruthless attacking each other's candidate. The "Obama cult" and "messiah" claims have been around for almost a month now in those arguments. Looks like Jake Tapper is late to the party, but certainly good to get a whole lot of mileage out of it.<br><br>Look for Drudge to have Tappers's piece as a whirling siren headline within the next 24 hrs...<br><br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>So, you're saying that we don't want a leader who can inspire us to to try to achieve greater goals and ideals and to try to make the world a safer place rather than a war zone, hmmmm?<p><hr></blockquote><p>It is weird to shape this "messiah like" following of Obama into a derogatory statement. Are we all so cynical that we cannot appreciate that Barack Obama is an inspirational speaker who convinces people that what he wants do for the nation is the right thing? That he is "outdoing Kennedy" in this regard?<br><br>The President of the United States is a unique position in the world. Because we have no monarch or figurehead, no queen, the President not only leads the country but he should also inspire the country. Have we gone so long without an inspiring leader at the helm that we do not understand how much good that can come from it? That he might actually be able to glue these red and blue states together?<br><br>These criticisms are not just nonsensical the are ridiculous.<br><br>
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