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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Responding to an email from a listener to his radio program, Rush Limbaugh reminded his audience of the millions on the left who still believe Obama is the messiah.
A disheartened listener emailed the talk show host asking Limbaugh why he seems to have thrown in the towel until 2014. A week prior, on his No. 1-rated radio program, Limbaugh told a caller that attempting to impeach Obama at this point would be disastrous.
He quickly corrected the emailer’s misperception that he thinks Republicans can’t do anything to battle Democrats until 2014. He also pointed out the zealous loyalty Democrats still have to anything Obama does.
“Barack Obama is the Democratic Party. …We’ve got sound bite from Charlie Rangel. We got a poll out from Pew, Washington Post. Guess what? All these Democrats love all the spying,” Rush explained, referring to the ongoing NSA scandal.
“Democrats, by a huge number, I think it’s in the 70 percents, maybe even more, approve of everything the NSA’s doing. … They approve of all of it because their guy is doing it,” he added.
He pointed out what he saw as blind loyalty to Obama and noted that many of the same Democrats standing by Obama during the NSA scandal condemned similar actions under President Bush.
“They happen to think Obama is the end of the world, but in a great way, he’s it. There’s nothing better, Obama is the messiah,” Limbaugh exclaimed. “People still have that kind of affection for him.
“This is part of the Limbaugh Theorem. His supporters simply are incapable of attaching negative motives to him,” Limbaugh explained. “It’s not going to happen, which is my point. They’re wedded to Obama for a host of reasons, ideological loyalty, race, hatred of conservatism. They are going to support anything that denies us any kind of a real or perceived victory.”
It’s not the first time the idea of Obama as messiah has come up.
In a WND column, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson wrote, “President Barack Obama is the most divisive man to ever occupy the White House –period! Yet, 95 percent of black Americans worship him as if he’s the messiah. Why?”
He noted Hollywood personality Jamie Foxx’s comment at the Soul Train Awards: “Thank God, and our lord and savior, Barack Obama!”
Peterson continued: “Most black preachers and leaders secretly agree with Jamie Foxx, which is why there was no outcry from these people. Never mind that Obama stands for everything that is godless, i.e.: unfettered abortions, class warfare, amnesty for illegals, legalizing same-sex marriage, revoking DADT (weakening the U.S. Armed Forces) and lack of resolve in his support for Israel.”
WND reported when an observant reporter at a Democratic National Convention came across a shocking bit of “kitsch” for sale that seemed to suggest God so loved the world, He sent us … Barack Obama.
“The Cult of Obama staggers on,” wrote David Weigel of Slate.com. “The streets near the convention zone are dotted with vendors selling for-us-by-us Obama merch [sic].”
Among the available merchandise, Weigel came across a photo calendar attributed to James Hickman and offered by a man who reportedly claimed to be Hickman’s nephew.
Most of the calendar’s months are filled with complimentary photos of Obama and factoids about the history of black Americans, but for the August entry — the month of Obama’s birth — the photo features the short-form birth certificate originally purported to be Obama’s and the words, “Heaven Sent: For God so loved the world, that he have his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life – John 3:16.”
While the biblical verse refers to Jesus Christ as the sent Son of God, the calendar page, with Obama’s purported birth certificate and a separate photo of sunlight streaming down on the sitting president’s profile, seems to suggest the “heaven sent” one is not Jesus, but Obama.
And as WND has reported, the adoration of Obama has often strayed into near deification.
“Obama is, of course, greater than Jesus,” the Dutch newspaper Politiken opined in 2009.
The editorial, written on the occasion of a legislative vote in favor of Obama’s plan for a health care takeover by the government, asserted “the right of every American not to be financially shipwrecked when their health fails” as well as the “biggest ever financial support package in America’s history, a major disarmament agreement and the quickest-ever re-establishment of American reputation.”
“On the other hand, we have Jesus’ miracles that everyone still remembers, but which only benefited a few. At the same time, we have the wonderful parables about his life and deeds that we know from the New Testament, but which have been interpreted so differently over the past 2000 years that it is impossible to give an unequivocal result of his work,” the newspaper said.
“In many ways, he’s sent from God, because the world’s a mess,” he said in interview with the Associated Press.
Earlier, it was an associate editor at a college newspaper who wrote, “Obama is my Jesus.”
Maggie Mertens, the associate editor at the campus paper at Massachusetts’ Smith College, said: “Obama is my homeboy. And I’m not saying that because he’s black – I’m saying that in reference to those Urban Outfitters T-shirts from a couple years ago that said, ‘Jesus is my homeboy.’ Yes, I just said it. Obama is my Jesus.”
Her confession came in the Smithsophian’s commentary section under the headline: “I Will Follow Him: Obama As My Personal Jesus.”
“While you may be overtly religious and find this to be idol-worshiping, or may be overtly politically correct and just know that everything in that sentence could be found offensive, I’m afraid it’s true anyway,” she wrote.
“The Truth” by Michael D’Antuono
Also, an artist who planned to unveil a portrait of Obama in a Christ-like pose with a crown of thorns upon his brow canceled the event due to “overwhelming public outrage.”
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, meanwhile, declared when Obama talks, “the messiah is absolutely speaking.”
The site featured WND’s on-site coverage of an Obama campaign rally in Seattle that captured the overwhelming adoration of his followers, who witnessed the candidate toss a bottle of water to a woman who had fainted and order the masses to part so she could receive care.
The messiah website was topped by an Obama quote strategically ripped from a Jan. 7, 2008, speech at Dartmouth College just before the New Hampshire Primary in which he told students: “A light will shine through that window, a beam of light will come down upon you, you will experience an epiphany, and you will suddenly realize that you must go to the polls and vote” for Obama.
The site included this:
OBAMA BE THY NAME
THY CHANGE WILL COME
THY WILL BE DONE …