Friday, August 22, 2008

Obama Praise

Here are a few quotes from this site called "Is Barack Obama the Messiah?" that compiles quotes that adorn Obama with praise. Also, there are apparantly songs written about him and sung to him. It's kinda scary.

Spike Lee, predicting Obama becomes president
"When that happens, it will change everything. ... You'll have to measure time by `Before Obama' and `After Obama,'"

"Everything's going to be affected by this seismic change in the universe,"
Jesse Jackson, after Obama won the Democratic presidential nomination
“I cried all night. I’m going to be crying for the next four years,” he said. “What Barack Obama has accomplished is the single most extraordinary event that has occurred in the 232 years of the nation’s political history. ... The event itself is so extraordinary that another chapter could be added to the Bible to chronicle its significance.”
Oprah Winfrey
"...When you listen to Barack Obama, when you really hear him, you witness a very rare thing. You witness a politician who has an ear for eloquence and a tongue dipped in the unvarnished truth..."
Some of Obama's own words
"I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth." - after winning Democratic nomination

1 comment:

  1. It is interesting how much praise Obama has received. The unfortunate aspect, and i am not speaking about his politics, is that the “praise” seems to be based on an individualistic form of idealism about what Barak can do for "me."

    If he does become President, it will be interesting to see how people respond when there idealism isn’t fed or met. Let’s be honest, most “savior” figures eventually get nailed…pun intended, and I apologize if anyone is offended, but it is the truth. Look at Christ (not that I am comparing Obama to Christ, well, yes I am); Christ didn’t become/meet the expectations of the Jews ideal savior, and I assume that most who are reading this know how that situation played out.

    I guess what I am trying to say is that if Obama is a “savior,” it is a postmodern one—and one that he isn’t defining.

    In a final attempt to stay politically neutral, I will say that, so far, the only person that has shown any real promise as an effective President for this country is Paris Hilton. Think about it?