Obama Arrogance Keeps Getting Creepier and Creepier

I had to laugh when I heard the following:

AMMAN, Jordan – Democrat Barack Obama’s entire traveling campaign apparatus is in place. He will speak Thursday at an historic site in Berlin that could draw tens of thousands of spectators. And chief campaign strategist David Axelrod might even assemble film crews to gather footage of it, possibly for a TV commercial.

But senior aides engaged in a bit of rhetorical gymnastics Tuesday as they faced reporters who questioned their resistance to acknowledging the political aspects of Obama’s week-long, high-profile tour against the backdrop of an intense American presidential campaign.

At a morning background briefing, reporters parried with senior advisers on the characterization of Obama’s speech Thursday in Berlin as a campaign rally. The outdoor speech at the Victory Column could draw thousands of people, similar to the size of Obama events in the United States.

“It is not going to be a political speech,” said a senior foreign policy adviser, who spoke to reporters on background. “When the president of the United States goes and gives a speech, it is not a political speech or a political rally.”

“But he is not president of the United States,” a reporter reminded the adviser.

It’s one thing for politicians to speak of what they will do as president before they are actually elected to such. They need to present that image of confidence. They all do it.

But, goodness gracious, it pretty much takes arrogant chutzpah, puts it on a rocket ship, and launches it straight up into the stratosphere, to make the claim that Barack Obama is actually the president right now.

There’s a level of arrogance about the Obama campaign that simply goes well beyond creepy.

Obama didn’t say the above gaffe; an aide did. But it continues a definite Obamamessiah trend.

Stuff like this has been coming out of the Obama campaign for quite a while. Froma Harrop noted in a story that appeared back in February:

Sophisticated commentary now notes the growing creepiness of the Obama campaign: Its aversion to substantive policy discussions. The sermonizing — “In the face of despair, we believe there can be hope.” And the messianic bit — “At this moment in the election there is something happening in America.” (That would be he.)

Volunteer trainees at Camp Obama are told not to talk issues with voters, but to offer personal testimony about how they “came” to Obama. Makes the skin crawl.

Centrists generally do not find cults of personality entertaining. The mass hypnosis reminds them of the mortgage frenzy — all these people buying into a dream and not caring about the fine print.

It does make the skin crawl. People talk about how they “came to Christ.” There’s something eerie about borrowing this particular metaphor and applying it to a liberal politician.

I’d like to tell you that Froma Harrop was just making stuff up. But the story of the Obama campaign instruction “how I came to Obama” stuff is genuine. And really, really creepy.

It’s relevant that most of the liberals who are viewing Obama in such inspiring – and irrational – religious terms are secular humanists. As G.K. Chesterton put it, “When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing — they believe in anything.” That’s why they believe so passionately in Obama in spite of every evidence to the contrary.

I stumbled across this pro-Obama article that radiated all of the creepiness of one who has place personal faith in Obama the way I placed mine in Jesus of Nazareth.

Apparently, the only reason that Obama used a plane to embark on his foreign trip rather than walking across the Atlantic ocean to get there was because the latter course would have taken too long (that, and how would he have brought his massive media entourage with him?).

That level of arrogance comes straight down from the mountain top:

Today on CBS’s Face the Nation, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in Afghanistan, told the paparazzi-pursued correspondent Lara Logan that “the objective of this trip was to have substantive discussions with people like President Karzai or Prime Minister Maliki or President Sarkozy or others who I expect to be dealing with over the next eight to 10 years.

“And it’s important for me to have a relationship with them early, that I start listening to them now, getting a sense of what their interests and concerns are.”

We’re talking about a man who not only assumes that he will be elected and then re-elected, but that he will be so completely adored that a grateful and worshipful nation will repeal the 22nd Amendment for him so he can continue to lord it over us beyond the eight-year limit that would apply to other, lesser figures.

So it’s understandable that one of his worshipping aides would say something like, “When the president of the United States goes and gives a speech, it is not a political speech or a political rally.”

After all, how could the Obamamessiah NOT be the president? Why are you not bowing down before him even as we speak?

I’ve written about the sheer arrogance of both the man and his campaign in an article titled “Brandenburg Gate: Pseudo-Candidates Need Pseudo Credibility.” In short, I ridiculed his presumptiveness over his seeking to place himself at the site of Kennedy’s “Ich Bin Ein Berliner” speech and Reagan’s “Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down this Wall” speech, and over his “Great Obama Seal.”

Like ANWR and oil, there’s a lot of productive drilling that can be done with Obama and arrogance.

One day, the Bible says that a great world leader will emerge who will literally be worshiped in place of God (Revelation 13:4). I sure do hope we’re not there already.

Advertisements

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: