Obama As Messiah Is Getting Really Old

During the run-up to the 2008 election all kinds of biblical imagery surrounded Barack Obama's candidacy. Writer Ezra Klein said "He is not the Word made flesh but the triumph of the word over flesh." Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan called his neighbor the Messiah. A Danish newspaper pronounced Obama "greater than Jesus." Well, it's starting again folks. Yesterday, the First Lady told a Nashville audience, "I am going to be working so hard. We have an amazing story to tell. This president has brought us out of the dark and into the light."  If her words sound familiar it's because they are. The darkness/light trope was used a lot in the last election. After reviewing stump speeches from 2008 it doesn't take William Faulkner to figure out what the Obamas are up to. The dark/light thing is rich in symbolism; the perfect device to deal the race card under the table. It's also a safe bet Mrs. Obama's "us" does not refer to white Americans. More like she and Eric "my...(Read Full Post)

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