Truly, totally frightening Megalomania from Obama


Yes we joke around about the messiah's "Messiah" complex here at AT. No one can run for President without at least being a little full of themselves.

But then I read this piece by Jonathon Weisman at The Trail in WaPo and nearly spit up my coffee. I must confess to a momentary feeling of panic - as if I had fallen off a cliff and didn't know how far down the bottom was.

We can't seriously be contemplating electing this megalomaniac president, can we?

In his closed door meeting with House Democrats Tuesday night, presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama delivered a real zinger, according to a witness, suggesting that he was beginning to believe his own hype.
Obama was waxing lyrical about last week's trip to Europe, when he concluded, according to the meeting attendee, "this is the moment, as Nancy [Pelosi] noted, that the world is waiting for."

The 200,000 souls who thronged to his speech in Berlin came not just for him, he told the enthralled audience of congressional representatives. "I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions," he said, according to the source.

On Wednesday morning, House leadership aides pushed back against interpretations of this comment as self-aggrandizing, saying that when the presumptive Democratic nominee said, "I have become a symbol of the possibility of America," he was actually trying to deflect attention from himself.

Of course they tried to "push back" against this type of talk from the candidate. The press has successfully downplayed Obama's similar remarks in the past. But there is no mistaking the fact that Barack Obama actually believes that his candidacy is the "moment the world has been waiting for" and that he is the embodiment of "America returning to our best traditions."

His supporters will accuse us of being upset about Obama, the uppity n****er. Frankly that's hogwash. if John McCain started to go around believing his was what the world had been waiting for, I would feel just as depressed as when Obama utters it.

How long can the press keep covering for this guy?