Friday, August 21, 2009
I don't know how the rabbis took that, but to me that's dangerously close to Obama putting himself on the same plane as God. In short, blasphemy. I'm sure that four or five centuries ago that remark would have gotten him burned at the stake, or worse. Thankfully, we live in a more enlightened time in which we believe that God will punish crimes against Himself, and men only punish crimes against other people. I prefer to ridicule anyone who claims to be God, or God-like. If ever anyone made an utterance that was more revealing about his personality and self-image I don't know of it. Of course that remark Mr. O made about the heavens opening up and a light shining down and inspiring the awed to say "I've got to vote for Barack" comes pretty close.
I believe it is politically stupid for any politician to compare himself--or even come within a mile of comparing himself--to God. To me this remark demonstrates how desperate Mr. Obama and his followers are to get backing for his health industry overhaul. It also no doubt demonstrates the attitude that the government bureaucrats will have if and when Obama's program becomes law.
In his recent Afterburner piece at Pajamas TV, Bill Whittle talks about the power of iconography, and introduces the following bumpersticker:
You can purchase that bumpersticker here.
I think Mr. Obama richly deserves the ridicule embodied in that sticker, and I predict that you'll be seeing quite a few of them on the road in the weeks ahead.