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Newsweek’s Evan Thomas: Obama Is ‘Sort of God’
Newsbusters ^ | June 5, 2009

Posted on 06/06/2009 5:50:33 AM PDT by Keltik

Newsweek editor Evan Thomas brought adulation over President Obama’s Cairo speech to a whole new level on Friday, declaring on MSNBC: "I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God."

Thomas, appearing on Hardball with Chris Matthews, was reacting to a preceding monologue in which Matthews praised Obama’s speech: "I think the President's speech yesterday was the reason we Americans elected him. It was grand. It was positive. Hopeful...But what I liked about the President's speech in Cairo was that it showed a complete humility...The question now is whether the President we elected and spoke for us so grandly yesterday can carry out the great vision he gave us and to the world."

"So Obama’s had, really, a different task We're seen too often as the bad guys. And he – he has a very different job from – Reagan was all about America, and you talked about it. Obama is ‘we are above that now.’ We're not just parochial, we're not just chauvinistic, we're not just provincial."

Thomas elaborated on Obama as God, patronizingly explaining: "He's going to bring all different sides together...Obama is trying to sort of tamper everything down. He doesn't even use the word terror. He uses extremism. He's all about let us reason together...He's the teacher. He is going to say, ‘now, children, stop fighting and quarreling with each other.’ And he has a kind of a moral authority that he – he can – he can do that." In response, Matthews wondered: "If there's a world election between him and Osama Bin Laden, he's running a good campaign." Thomas agreed: "Yes, he is."

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: bho; chairmanmaobama; evanthomas; god; maobama; msmobamaworship; obama; obamamessiah
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1 posted on 06/06/2009 5:50:33 AM PDT by Keltik
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To: Keltik

Ok, he’s the Anti-Christ.

Good grief! Do these people even listen to themselves?? Are the producers of these shows and the execs so enamored with their “god” that they can’t see how ridiculous this is???


2 posted on 06/06/2009 5:52:30 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson)
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To: Keltik

amazing to see this “cult of personality” like what they whipped up for Stalin, etc. nauseating.


3 posted on 06/06/2009 5:53:41 AM PDT by avital2
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To: Keltik

Wow. Blind are the masses who bow to a false god.


4 posted on 06/06/2009 5:54:15 AM PDT by FreeSouthernAmerican (All we ask is to be let alone----Jefferson Davis)
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To: Keltik

How can any thinking human being take these people seriously?

Hitler was treated as “some sort of God”, too. We need to point out the danger of this blather before Matthews and Thomas further corrupt the public.

Obama is not a god. He is a southside Chicago politician who, by great good fortune, managed to get to the White House.


5 posted on 06/06/2009 5:54:36 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The greatest crimes in history have been perpetrated by governments. You've been warned.)
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To: popdonnelly

It must be something in the water in DC.


6 posted on 06/06/2009 5:56:28 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Keltik
"I think the President's speech yesterday was the reason we Americans elected him. It was grand. It was positive. Hopeful...But what I liked about the President's speech in Cairo was that it showed a complete humility...The question now is whether the President we elected and spoke for us so grandly yesterday can carry out the great vision he gave us and to the world."

Careful there: these kinds of words are reserved for only the "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-il.

7 posted on 06/06/2009 5:56:51 AM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: autumnraine; Victoria Delsoul
We know humility and Nobama do not go together.

Goodness these are the very same people who excoriated President Bush's statement about how he follows the wisdom of God in the things that he does.

Now they are saying Obama is "Sorta like God"?

Good grief these people have lost their minds!

8 posted on 06/06/2009 5:57:07 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: autumnraine

Kim jung ill is also a God, just ask anyone in North Korea.


9 posted on 06/06/2009 5:57:45 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he would'nt and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Keltik

yup. he is the Antichrist. yup.


10 posted on 06/06/2009 5:58:31 AM PDT by Ancient Drive (will)
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To: popdonnelly

MSM >>> Government Run Media >>> Useful Idiots


11 posted on 06/06/2009 6:00:01 AM PDT by RDasher ("El Nino is climate, La Nina is weather")
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To: Keltik
"I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God."

Oh, good one, Evan. Keep it up. That'll really endear you to your Mohammedan buddies...now prostrate yourself before your little god.
12 posted on 06/06/2009 6:00:02 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (Will Work for Ammo)
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To: 240B

And just like Kim Jung, Obama will transform his country into a paradise too.


13 posted on 06/06/2009 6:01:50 AM PDT by cmonkey
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To: Keltik

I can’t say it enough but these clowns have no intention of imposing the laws and traditions of mere mortals on their “god”. Just watch, they’ll try to get him installed as dear leader for life.


14 posted on 06/06/2009 6:02:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Keltik

Evan Thomas is “sort of stupid”.


15 posted on 06/06/2009 6:02:43 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Does this tagline make me look like a domestic terrorist?)
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To: Keltik

Bad link or bad web page. All I see are the ads.


16 posted on 06/06/2009 6:03:31 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: Keltik
"I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God."

Godless leftists are always looking for humans to worship, invariably America-despising communists. B.O. fits the bill perfectly.

17 posted on 06/06/2009 6:05:15 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: avital2
amazing to see this “cult of personality” like what they whipped up for Stalin, etc. nauseating.

I'm just a little freaked out to find myself suddenly part of a giant historical re-enactment!

18 posted on 06/06/2009 6:06:22 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Does this tagline make me look like a domestic terrorist?)
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To: autumnraine
Just last year, Evan Thomas was talking about Obama's creepy cult of personality. I guess he decided to drink some more kool-ade.

Here is tape from Breitbart of Evan Thomas of Newsweek’s statements on the Charlie Rose Show…with commentary provided by Rush Limbaugh. By the way, Evan Thomas is Editor-at-Large of Newsweek.

19 posted on 06/06/2009 6:06:34 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama: "Enough about me, let's talk about you...what do you think of me?")
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To: popdonnelly

He’s not God, but the thing that makes me think he might be the anti-Christ is what you say: “He is a southside Chicago politician who, by great good fortune, managed to get to the White House.”

Nobody outside of Chicago had ever even heard of Obama before (well, other than a brief appearance at the DNC when Gore was running). How the heck did a nobody like him end up, not only in the White House, but running all over the world claiming to be its leader, not only political but spiritual - and BEING ACCEPTED AS SUCH to great acclaim?

It makes absolutely no sense.


20 posted on 06/06/2009 6:07:14 AM PDT by livius
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To: Keltik
These guys are dreaming. The only thing that is coming together is Obama's "strongly approve" and strongly disapprove" poll numbers.


21 posted on 06/06/2009 6:08:22 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Northern Yankee

“He is like a God, above the world...”gimme a freakin break! He is a Black Muslim activist from South Chicago! Nothing more.

Whaddaya wanna bet that we see mass conversions to Islam over all this?

They’ll beat the hell out of the homos with impunity.

WoW, I hope I never drink Kool-Aid that strong.


22 posted on 06/06/2009 6:08:51 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he would'nt and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Northern Yankee
Good grief these people have lost their minds!

A rhetorical question? They voted for and supported him.

23 posted on 06/06/2009 6:12:54 AM PDT by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: livius

makes you wonder who’s behind the curtain pulling the strings...


24 posted on 06/06/2009 6:18:31 AM PDT by avital2
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To: Keltik
Break out the "Golden Knee Pads"


25 posted on 06/06/2009 6:18:51 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: livius
"It makes absolutely no sense."

He's a construct of the MSM; a made for TV movie; a docudrama; a movie prop...an empty suit. Carefully packaged, given a teleprompter, special effects, and Hollywood backdrops the American public went for the bread and circus with wild abandon. Barakus Maximus, "all fame is fleeting, and glory short-lived."
26 posted on 06/06/2009 6:20:14 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (Will Work for Ammo)
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To: livius
Yep!

He certainly holds himself in higher esteem that Jesus. I don't think even Hitler thought he was a messiah.

In a normal man, such self-esteem would make him a laughingstock, but Obama believes he can pull it off and has induced his followers to drink the kool-aid. He obviously believes himself to be "the savior of mankind"!

27 posted on 06/06/2009 6:21:03 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama: "Enough about me, let's talk about you...what do you think of me?")
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To: avital2
Rush has called Obama "highly manipulative."

A highly manipulative person is not usually a puppet...but the puppeteer. I think Obama is pulling the strings.

28 posted on 06/06/2009 6:23:54 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama: "Enough about me, let's talk about you...what do you think of me?")
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To: Nuc1
Spot on!

What was I thinking?

29 posted on 06/06/2009 6:25:06 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: livius
Nobody outside of Chicago had ever even heard of Obama before (well, other than a brief appearance at the DNC when Gore was running). How the heck did a nobody like him end up, not only in the White House, but running all over the world claiming to be its leader, not only political but spiritual - and BEING ACCEPTED AS SUCH to great acclaim?

It makes absolutely no sense.

IMHO, it is b/c in this world there are extraordinarily rich men to whom money means nothing, but power means everything. Some of these play "the Great Game" for sinister reasons, others b/c they simply can -- both like schoolboys who pull the wings off of butterflies.

30 posted on 06/06/2009 6:25:46 AM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: Keltik
"The radical agenda violates all of the rights at the core of ordered liberty, presumes to repeal the laws of economics, condemns the traditions essential to civil society, and applauds banality as it snubs excellence. Unearned rewards and unpunished crimes endorsed by the radical agenda corrupt the people’s sense of justice. In support of secularism, the agenda attacks the religious foundations of morality and altruism and replaces faith in God with idolatry of government." Dr. Lyle Rossiter, Jr., M.D. The Liberal Mind
31 posted on 06/06/2009 6:26:03 AM PDT by NoobRep
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To: popdonnelly
Obama is not a god. He is a southside Chicago politician who, by great good fortune demonic blessing, corruption, and voter fraud, managed to get to the White House.

Fixed.

32 posted on 06/06/2009 6:27:09 AM PDT by Costumed Vigilante
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To: Keltik
"I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God."

Well, that trumps the "tingle up the leg" crapola...

33 posted on 06/06/2009 6:28:32 AM PDT by GOPJ (The reason Black & Hispanic minorities are given special status is THEY BLOCK VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS)
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To: Keltik
Poor Mr. Thomas, he's stuck on stupid again.

5.56mm

34 posted on 06/06/2009 6:29:29 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Keltik

More like hate-filled goofball.


35 posted on 06/06/2009 6:32:41 AM PDT by Tarpon (You abolish your responsibilities, you surrender your rights.)
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To: popdonnelly

Hitler, Stalin, Mousilinni, the state run media all treated them God-Like and look how that came out. Is the state run media the problem?


36 posted on 06/06/2009 6:34:08 AM PDT by Tarpon (You abolish your responsibilities, you surrender your rights.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

then i am wondering why doesn’t he speak extemporaneously? he is always scripted.


37 posted on 06/06/2009 6:34:50 AM PDT by avital2
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To: avital2

Did you know that one of the identify marks of the muslim messiah, the Mahdi, is a pronounced stutter?


38 posted on 06/06/2009 6:38:45 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama: "Enough about me, let's talk about you...what do you think of me?")
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To: autumnraine

The weakest minds are the most easily deceived.


39 posted on 06/06/2009 6:38:55 AM PDT by omega4179 (America is a Christian Nation)
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To: avital2
then i am wondering why doesn’t he speak extemporaneously? he is always scripted.

It is because when he speaks extemporaneously he sounds like a complete idiot!

40 posted on 06/06/2009 6:39:40 AM PDT by RDasher ("El Nino is climate, La Nina is weather")
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To: InterceptPoint
Another graph that tells the story;
41 posted on 06/06/2009 6:42:35 AM PDT by RDasher ("El Nino is climate, La Nina is weather")
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To: Keltik
"Newsweek editor Evan Thomas.......declaring on MSNBC:.......I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God."

Good, keep talking like complete idiots.

At some point, their TV ratings and circulation will dwindle down to "not reportable"

42 posted on 06/06/2009 6:45:55 AM PDT by Popman (Joe Biden REALLY can't be Vice President, can he ?)
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To: Keltik

We’re doomed. This has got to be one of those “before the fall” times.


43 posted on 06/06/2009 7:07:21 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: Keltik

He no doubt felt something strange in his leg.


44 posted on 06/06/2009 7:25:13 AM PDT by IbJensen (If Catholics voted based upon the teachings of the church, there would be no abortion and no Obomba.)
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To: ozark hilljilly

“I’m just a little freaked out to find myself suddenly part of a giant historical re-enactment!”

I hear ya man!! I mean I am sitting here thinking, as a historian by hobby, I am experiencing a major event in history. This sucks!! (and is kinda cool) Does that make me a weirdo? I guess so. lol


45 posted on 06/06/2009 7:51:46 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson)
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To: autumnraine

No, they do not listen to themselves. Yes, they cannot see how ridiculous this all is. Hang on - it’s going to get worse (or better, depending on how you look at it).


46 posted on 06/06/2009 7:54:01 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: autumnraine
I mean I am sitting here thinking, as a historian by hobby, I am experiencing a major event in history.

And the amateur eschatologists (of which I am one) feel they are experiencing an event of Biblical proportions. ;-)

47 posted on 06/06/2009 9:06:56 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama: "Enough about me, let's talk about you...what do you think of me?")
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To: Northern Yankee

So...k LOL I just couldn’t pass that up. :D)


48 posted on 06/06/2009 9:08:25 AM PDT by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: Keltik

Maybe it’s luv - LUV LUV LUV...


49 posted on 06/06/2009 9:16:01 AM PDT by GOPJ (The reason Black & Hispanic minorities are given special status is THEY BLOCK VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS)
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To: PowderMonkey

My question has always been the Big One: Who is behind him?

And while it is true that there are ideologues behind him, he is clearly possessed by a demon of his own and is a dangerous, wily, amoral creature. He is ruthlessly ambitious, something that has been obvious about him since the beginning, and is desperate (like all sociopaths) to construct an image of himself. Sociopaths have no “insides.” They have no values, no beliefs; they live by manipulating people into approving them and creating an image for them at the very same time that they are sucking all the resources and blood out of those very people.

The first time I saw Barry, he reminded me of the character in Six Degrees of Separation. That hasn’t changed. Rent the movie if you want to see something truly creepy.


50 posted on 06/06/2009 9:17:11 AM PDT by livius
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