John on October 15, 2010 at 12:42 am
It wasn’t that long ago that Obama was a prophet and a saint. He could perform miracles. People swooned in his presence. The waters were going to recede…yadda, yadda, yadda.
Well, he did focus on healing for most of his time in office. And I guess he sort of did throw the money-changers out of the temple. But even some of the true believers have figured out that Jesus didn’t need a teleprompter. Witness one disillusioned Democrat, Pat Caddell:
To be fair, I don’t know that Pat ever drank the Obama Kool Aid. But a lot of people did. And it’s to those people that I think Pat is now saying, if I can paraphrase him into Latin, Ecce Homo. Behold the man, the man with a crown of thorny political problems pressed into his very thin skin.
There are always a lot of these political messiahs around, even in Jesus’ day. Disappointment with them is inevitable. When you elevate a man, even a talented and I think basically decent man, to the role of savior, you eventually discover your messiah is a fraud. I almost feel sorry for him at this point, at least I would if he hadn’t invited the adulation quite so eagerly.
Of course not everyone has figured this out yet. Others, who see the writing on the wall, are hoping for a resurrection down the line. They remember Bill Clinton, the “comeback kid,” which is as close to saying resurrection as the secular media will get.
Will President Obama be able to do likewise? I think he almost has to if for no other reason than this: After the midterms, he’ll have no place left to go but up.