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Obama, Savior of the World

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by tinytim, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. tinytim

    tinytim <img src =/tim2.jpg>

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    This is getting eerie folks....

    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."

    "the Obama volunteers speak of 'coming to Obama' in the same way born-again Christians talk about 'coming to Jesus.'..."

    "We are the ones we've been waiting for," Obama said.

    "The always interesting James Wolcott writes that "(p)erhaps it's my atheism at work but I found myself increasingly wary of and resistant to the salvational fervor of the Obama campaign, the idealistic zeal divorced from any particular policy or cause and chariot-driven by pure euphoria."

    http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/02/and-obama-wept.html

    Is it me, or is anyone else noticing this... I was watching his speech Tuesday night, and the lady on the right side of the screen seemed to be so enthused by him, she was glowing.. CNN, or was it FOX... I don't remember which one... but one of them actually highlighted her and talked about it after his speech...

    I can't put my finger on it, but something is wrong.
    And when Atheists, like the writer of this article, notices Obama worship, something is there!
     
  2. PastorSBC1303

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    People said the same things about Kennedy.

    There really is nothing new under the sun.
     
  3. tinytim

    tinytim <img src =/tim2.jpg>

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    Yeah, I know...

    The fascination of a man is amazing.
     
  4. dcorbett

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    Obama uses flowing rhetoric and euphoric promises to enthrall his supporters. Did you see that blonde woman behind him when he gave his speech on the night of Super Tuesday? She looked like a teenybopper idolizing a rock star. It was sickening to watch her expressions.

    Republicans, unite! We have a formidable task ahead of us!!!
     
  5. Martin

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    ==I have noticed that as well. It is spooky, I agree.
     
  6. tinytim

    tinytim <img src =/tim2.jpg>

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    Yeah, that is the woman I was talking about in the OP...

    She looked like she absolutly was in love with him...
     
  7. Palatka51

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    Sounds quite like Hitler's rise to power doesn't it.
     
  8. StefanM

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    Does the partisanship never end? Invoking Hitler makes you lose all credibility.
     
  9. Palatka51

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    Hitler wooed his nation with oratory it is what I see that Obama has in common with History. To equate him with any other characteristic to Hitler was not my intent.
     
  10. StefanM

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    But it does seem that you intended to make a negative comparison. I don't think that anyone who likes Obama would make that comparison.

    I am glad, though, that you clarified your point. Thank you.

    I would say, however, that Obama's rhetoric is significantly qualitatively different. His rhetoric (although arguably generic) is uplifting, focusing on inspiration and hope.

    Hitler's rhetoric focused on xenophobia, conspiracy theories, and demonization of "undesirables." He whipped people into a frenzy by inciting visceral rage through appeals to the people's fears (sometimes legitimate, sometimes irrational).

    Obama's rhetoric does none of those things.

    IMO, Obama is being generic now because his positions do not greatly differ from Clinton's. You can't inspire people by bringing up the minutiae of the finer distinctions of his health plan vis-a-vis Clinton's. When he is actively going against McCain, he will sound more substantive.
     
  11. Baptist in Richmond

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    By any chance, have you seen the documentary Jesus Camp?

    Nah - McCain will win.

    Regards,
    BiR
     
  12. JustChristian

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    Or Ronald Reagan's.
     
  13. Baptist in Richmond

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    Godwin's Law.............YOU LOSE!

    :laugh:
     
  14. Magnetic Poles

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    I have. What a twisted bunch of nutcases those were.
     
  15. StefanM

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    I almost posted that, but I was afraid no one would get the reference. :thumbs:
     
  16. KenH

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    I certainly don't worship Obama, but I hope that he is our next president.

    He has been giving loads policy specifics, probably more than the man I voted for, Ron Paul, so it is not just rhetoric that is attracting voters.
     
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  17. PastorSBC1303

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    So Ken has your flip completely flopped?
     
  18. KenH

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    I voted for Paul and he has no chance. Romney is out.

    No flip flop here.
     
  19. tinytim

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    I don't think I have seen it...

    Ken, why Obama over McCain?
     
  20. Baptist in Richmond

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    This alleged Obama worship pales in comparison, doesn't it?

    Fortunately, I have not had to post that in this forum. I cannot say that for other forums though....

    Regards to both of you,
    BiR
     
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