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August 21, 2013

"I'm Not Paranoid," Insists Noted Paranoid

Commenters, what would I do without them. I saw this bandied around in the last thread and, even if it is easy gimme pseudocontent, well, it's still kind of important.

The mentality here. It's incredible. The left is now expressly Anti-Enlightenment. Nothing is about actual government policy now; everything is expressly about Safeguarding the Privileges and Dignity of the Princeps.

When's the last time Chris Matthews actually cared about some issue that wasn't obviously a proxy for his cultish fanboy impulse to Praise the Lord Obama and Smite the Disbelievers?

Our politics have become retarded (again, I mean this in both the acceptable and unacceptable meanings of the word) by a religious mania not seen since... I don't know when.

I have long contended that man is a fundamentally religious animal -- and I don't necessarily mean that in a good way -- and that many people who consider themselves above religion are actually quite beneath it, and, rather than subscribe to a conventional religion in which their desire for transcendence can be more conventionally satisfied, instead channel their religious impulses into areas which are not by nature religious and which by nature must not be religious.

Our politics now is simply about a god, and I mean the god Obama. And even for those who may doubt the actual divinity of the Unaccomplished One --

Religious hysteria does not require a god. Religious hysteria only requires Dogma & a Devil.

We would be the Devil, here.

So here is noted paranoid and homoerotic political theorist Chris Matthews now speculating that people refer to "Obama" as "Obama" and not "President Obama" for the same reason that non-Christians might call Jesus "Jesus" and not "the Christ Jesus."

God knows we've never referred to previous presidents by their last name only. And God knows we've never refused to grant presidents we don't actually support the full Dignity of their Stately Titles.

On Tuesday, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews claimed that conservatives and Republicans are attempting to “delegitimize” President Obama by calling him “Obama” or “a liberal leader,” Matthews said.

“It seems there’s a very interesting compelling continuing effort to delegitimize this president,” he told “Bush’s Brain” author Wayne Slater.

“People on the right say he’s a disaster, which he’s not. Look at what he’s already accomplished,” he added, apparently oblivious to Obama’s record deficits, failed foreign policy and the overall state of the economy.

“But they first of all referred to him, not as the ‘President of the United States’ but as a ‘liberal leader.’ They refer to the health care act of 2010 as ‘a bill.’ They refer to him as ‘Obama.’ They don’t say the ‘the president.’ They don’t say the ‘a law.’ They don’t even speak the language we normally speak in civilized political debate,” he added, as though he would know anything about “civilized political debate.”

“They’ve changed it so much that he’s actually not really supposed to be there,” he continued.

Sounding more like a tinfoil-hat conspiracy theorist than a thoughtful political pundit, Matthews insisted it was all part of a concerted effort to create the conditions where history would regard Obama as an illegitimate president, Noah Rothman added.

“And I’m not paranoid,” he concluded.

“I think that’s right,” Slater said, agreeing with Matthews.

According to Slater, opposition to Obamacare stems from the name that has even been adopted by Obama.

“Get him off the record books,” Matthews added.

Video at the link.

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But Bush wasn't god.

I'd also note this idea comes from the same crowd who spent six of Bush's eight years saying, "My President is Josiah Bartlett." (The TV President on that stupid Aaron Sorkin show.)



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