This brings to mind Newsweek Editor Evan Thomas’ beatification of Barack Obama about three years ago when he told Chris Tingles on MSNBC that Obama was standing above the world like God or something. I guess Obama took this silliness to heart, via Daniel Halper at the Weekly Standard:
Halper reminds us that Obama’s self-adulation is shared by his wife:
This sort of political religious revivalism has been a theme as the president and his supporters tour the country. Last week, Obama’s wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, also used religious language to talk up the president. “I am so in,” Michelle Obama said in Nashville, Tennessee. “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.”
I always wondered what it would be like for America to be ruled by a deity. Saint Barack, of course, delivered this sermon at another one of his campaign rallies paid for by you and I. But not to worry, Carney assures us that none of these taxpayer-financed campaign events are actually campaign events but rather official government business. The fact that they’re occurring in key battleground states just as the campaign ramps up is merely a coincidence.