And the Government Shall Be Upon His (Armani-Clad) Shoulders?

This Obama thing is officially out of hand. Seriously, people.

obama_noland_poster.jpg Poster: Ray Noland

 The spirit of adulation presently gripping the multitudes in the thrall of the entrangling power of the hypnotic waves of joy emanating from the Obama persona has rapidly moved from amusing, to startling, to disturbing, and beyond. It’s now pegging the “creepy” meter.

 As Mayor Shinn said of Professor Harold Hill in the Music Man: “The man’s a by-god spellbinder.”

The man has no experience. No substance. No credientials. And no ideas. He’s little more than a pez dispenser of feel-good platitudes and vague left-wing-gift-shop-refigerator-magnet bromides. And yet people who hear the man speak come away looking like this:


Obama speeches increasingly cause sensitive individuals to faint as their neurological systems are overwhelmed by the positive energy and good vibrations harmonically converging in the sound waves. Obama’s voice causes funny feelings to shoot up Chris Matthew’s leg.

I have decided that henceforth in the campaign, I shall refer to Sen. Obama as “Mesmero,” a lesser-known X-man mutant whose superpower was the ability to hypnotically bewilder anyone who made eye contact and make them believe with all their hearts that nonsense was actually true.

This is precisely the effect Obama speeches seem to be having on millions of Americans. 

Mesmer-O tells them that electing him will heal the discordant partisan divide, bring peace to a war-weary world, bring us all free medical care, and remove “roadblocks” hindering the disabled, parents, the poor and immigrants. And they believe him.

Nevermind that following through on even a fraction of the promises imbedded in his “Blueprint for Change“ will require Mesmer-O to repeal most of the established laws of physics, economics and human nature. But then that’s what Messiahs are supposed to be able to do.

And that’s what is truly scary about the emerging cult of Obama. It’s overwhelming cultishness.


So absurd has it become, that even over at the Left-leaning Slate, Tim Noah has established what he calls “The Obama Messiah Watch.” A tongue-in-cheek blog he says is dedicated to “considering evidence that Obama is the son of God.”

I’m still trying to decide whether this blog (“Is Barack Obama the Messiah?,)” is serious or satire. I’m leaning toward the latter but in any case, it’s a rich and disturbing source of examples of the religious ecstasy this guy is inspiring. Nothing too over the top mind you, just stuff like:

Barack Obama is our collective representation of our purest hopes, our highest visions and our deepest knowings . . . He’s our product out of the all-knowing quantum field of intelligence.”

Eve Konstantine

Well, at least she didn’t get carried away and embarrass herself. This guy either:

“Obama has the capacity to summon heroic forces from the spiritual depths of ordinary citizens and to unleash therefrom a symphonic chorus of unique creative acts whose common purpose is to tame the soul and alleviate the great challenges facing mankind.”

Gerald Campbell

 Then there is this clear-eyed, no-nonsense assessment by that respected public policy wonk, Oprah:

“We’re here to evolve to a higher plane . . . he is an evolved leader . . . [he] has an ear for eloquence and a Tongue dipped in the Unvarnished Truth.”

Oprah Winfrey

Senator Mesmer-O may indeed have “an ear for eloquence” but I have a pretty good nose for a steaming pile of idolatry—and this craze is starting to reek.