In San Francisco you can buy votive candles that featured Obama dressed in Monk's robes with a halo, giving a benediction while holding a cross (see a picture of it here.) It would be funny if it weren't for the actual Obama worship that hammers our senses.
The left's unique ability to ignore reality and be guided by utopian impossibilities has reached new levels of absurdity. Adding to aromatherapy, Feng Shui and the healing power of crystals, we now have Obamaism, the belief that an inexperienced and dishonest socialist politician can somehow "change" America and the world for the good. The delusion has infected the press, already full of leftist ideologues and eager to sign on. Along with stage-managing Democrats in Congress, they conspire to put the very worst possible man in the White House at a perilous time.
There are so many ridiculous and muddled ideologies that infect the American left that it is hard to keep track. Obamaism has risen to the top of their delusion hierarchy. The hagiographies written about him are beyond ridiculous. A piece in SF Gate astounded me, even though I expect to find inane diatribes there. Written with the insulting snark and pointless nuance that passes for journalism these days, it reveals a new progressive left paradigm that should frighten us all. Mark Morford, a SFGate Columnist wrote the following paragraph on Friday, June 6, 2008 in an article entitled, "Is Obama an enlightened being?"
"Many spiritually advanced people I know (not coweringly religious, mind you, but deeply spiritual) identify Obama as a Lightworker, that rare kind of attuned being who has the ability to lead us not merely to new foreign policies or health care plans or whatnot, but who can actually help usher in a new way of being on the planet, of relating and connecting and engaging with this bizarre earthly experiment. These kinds of people actually help us evolve. They are philosophers and peacemakers of a very high order, and they speak not just to reason or emotion, but to the soul."
Morford penned in a bit of skepticism, merely to pretend some logical thought went into his silly article. It is clear he is well afflicted with the Obamaism disease. Morford thinks Obama has "a sort of powerful luminosity, a unique high-vibration integrity," as fawning a description as I can think of, and devoid of any connection to reality.
This is the beginning of a mythology that could rival that of the Kennedy's Camelot in artifice and unthinking mass acceptance. Kennedy won election on the back of voter fraud, a Democrat specialty, from the wellspring of Chicago corruption. ACORN, closely allied with Obama, has been accused of voter fraud in virtually every state they operate. Forged voter registrations have been discovered by the thousands and will probably reach the level of hundreds of thousands, with hundreds of thousands more slipping by, just as they intended. Scams range from illegal alien driver's licenses in New York to denying Republican poll watchers in Ohio to felons registering in Nevada and Florida.
Investigations have been launched, but they have been setting this up for a long time. In 2004, ACORN was very busy and was caught red-handed in several states, weaseling out of serious charges by throwing individual workers under the bus. Today, they are working overtime to register Democrats by the thousands, along with thousands of the dead, Disney characters, and multiple state residents, swelling the rolls in the Democrats' favor, skewing polls and public perceptions. Their thinking goes something like this; so what if ACORN is later tarnished? With Obama elected and his Justice Department covering for them, it will all blow over with little or no consequence. Fire a person here, fine a person there, then they will just change their name, diversify in the entitlement industry and move on with business as usual. The rubes in the public have short memories.
On Election Day, there will be many thousands of multiple votes and false votes in battleground states and nationwide, in a true conspiracy to sway the election. It is blatant, widespread, and infuriating. This is not politics; it is insurgent warfare where their means justify the end with Alinskyist agitation tactics writ large. By undermining our electoral integrity and removing public confidence, they are sowing discord and division that will likely haunt us for years.
As in 2000, when they attempted to litigate President Bush's victory away, they will tell any lie, corrupt any process, and steal any vote they can for power. The motivators and plotters, the Bill Ayers and George Soros and their ilk that fund and mentor Obama truly wish to transform America into something very different. Congressional Democrats enable and cover for them. They are cheating and Americans are noticing.
Obama's halo has begun to dim. Obama's condescension and distain for everyday Americans seeps through his "luminous" facade. If the attendance at McCain-Palin rallies is any indicator, the silent majority is rousing itself. The polls, already skewed and unreliable, show a narrowing of the spread. The polls are a tool Democrats use to shape the political battle space, so on't take them too seriously. Think of Gore and Kerry. Add 5 points to McCain because of polls weighed in favor of Obama and fraudulent registrations that give the Democrats higher demographic numbers.
When Obama loses the left will be inconsolable. All that money, all that cheating, all their minor victories, cannot change the fact Obama is a fraud, a pandering politician with a nice speaking voice and radical socialist ideas. Americans don't like frauds. If we can get a handle on Democrat voter scams and heartland America starts to understand the real Obama, he's gonna get creamed.