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May 29, 2012

Ed Rogers: Democrats Have To Choose Between Obama The Lightbringer and Obama the President

Via Hot Air, a newish (?) blogger for the Washington Post, handling politics from the rightward perspective, asks if the Democrats plan to run on the idea that Obama is a good president or Obama is an earthbound god.

He quotes the NYT's Frank Bruni -- arguing for the "Lightbringer" side of things -- then writes:

Like other liberals, Bruni credits Obama's charmed life so far as being "his journey." ... Bruni and the Obama disciples can't see — or they just choose to ignore — any understated grace or humility in Romney. They can't appreciate the example of his exemplary family and his earnest desire to repay part of what he has earned through hard work and good fortune by entering public service. Romney is not good at boasting and the left would hammer him if he tried.

Many on the left have lost any insight into their own bias; nothing Obama says is over the top, and nothing he has done lacks significance or inspiration. Likewise, nothing Romney says or has done amounts to much. By forcing a halo upon Obama, suggesting dark hearts among any who don't see it and follow, and ignoring the virtues of a decent man like Romney, does not serve the president well. It stirs resentment among voters who chafe at being told to love him or else.

I think that last sentence is insightful. It is one thing that the media instructs us that Democrats are better presidents. We're used to that.

It's another thing entirely for the media to urge that Barack Obama is a better, higher form of life, quite literally a Jesus-figure or a "Lightbringer."

The first proposition I can disagree with. The second proposition I take visceral offense at.

Liberals get offended if you suggest Christ Is Lord.

How do they think it plays when they suggest the same of former High Priest of the Cult of Choom Barack Hussein Obama?

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