Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Obamessiah, Indeed

I found this quote over at Jim Geraghty's The Campaign Spot:
Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.

This is particularly scary because, as an active member of an Evangelical, socially- and communitarily-involved church, I can aver that this is precisely the sort of language used to describe the life-changing transformation we should expect when we come to faith in Jesus Christ. If this trend continues, expect declarations that voting for Obama will be "dangerous", meant in a positive way.

There were complaints that, with Mike Huckabee, we would have been electing a "Pastor-in-Chief". With Obama, apparently, we're electing a Son-of-God-in-Chief.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Marty said...

The ridiculously virulent stage of this Obamamania will pass. At least I keep saying that to myself. (It's lasted much longer than I thought it would.) But it should carry Obama through the convention. At which point many Dems will wake up and see what they've bought. I mean, they're already struggling with deeply buried cognitive dissonance whenever the thought creeps into their heads about what their party has become: a cabal ruled by a shrill San Francisco leftist and a Nevada used car salesman, that offers as candidates for President and ambulance chasing ex-beauty queen, a former campus radical auditioning for Satan's prom date, and a big-eared, smooth-talking nullity.

9:07 AM  
Blogger Benjamin said...

"ambulance chasing ex-beauty queen"...

At first I tried to figure out how that applied to Hillary, then I got it. A++!

9:11 AM  

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