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Obama Implicitly Compares Himself to Pope and Jesus in Tribute Message
Truth Revolt blog ^ | April 24, 2014 | Trey Sanchez

Posted on 04/25/2014 6:43:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

"Rare is the leader who makes us want to be better people."

President Obama added his voice to Time's list of "The 100 Most Influential People" by penning a tribute to Pope Francis. By implication, Obama associated himself with the pontiff and ultimately to Jesus.

Obama called the pope "a moral leader in word and deed," equating Francis's message of inclusion with Jesus's "essence." Sprinkled within this panegyric was Obama's own familiar refrain heard throughout his presidency: "alleviate poverty…reduce inequality…open new doors of opportunity and visions of possibility for everyone."

Obama's social agenda is nothing he has kept secret. Nor has the president ever shied away from comparing himself to other influential leaders: Lincoln, Gandhi, Mandela, or Reagan. In 2008, candidate Obama compared himself to John F. Kennedy with another familiar refrain saying, "Kennedy moved the country in a fundamentally different direction…I think we are in one of those fundamentally different times right now."

Here is Obama's full entry to Time:

"Rare is the leader who makes us want to be better people. Pope Francis is such a leader.

His Holiness has moved us with his message of inclusion, especially for the poor, the marginalized and the outcast. But it has been his deeds, his bearing, the gestures at once simple and profound — embracing the sick, ministering to the homeless, washing the feet of young prisoners — that have inspired us all.

Pope Francis reminds us in ways that words alone cannot that no matter our station in life, we are bound by moral obligations to one another. His example challenges us to live out those obligations through work — to alleviate poverty, reduce inequality and promote peace; to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, care for the sick and open new doors of opportunity and visions of possibility for everyone. His message of love and inclusion, his regard for “the least of these,” distills the essence of Jesus’ teachings and is a tonic for a cynical age. May we heed his humble example."


TOPICS: Government; Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: abortion; babykillers; catholics; francisi; jesus; kenyanbornmuzzie; mememe; obama; popefrancis; romancatholicism; zerocare

1 posted on 04/25/2014 6:43:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

More proof that the bastard boy doesn’t have a clue regarding either one ... and democrips love him for it.


2 posted on 04/25/2014 6:45:02 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As much as I believe that idiot thinks the world of himself, only a fool would believe it wasn’t vomited out by a well paid speechwriter.


3 posted on 04/25/2014 6:45:27 PM PDT by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; ...
Obama associated himself with the pontiff and ultimately to Jesus.

Catholic ping!

4 posted on 04/25/2014 6:46:43 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For a complete moron, Obama’s pretty arrogant.


5 posted on 04/25/2014 6:48:28 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "tranparent.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Compares himself to Pope OR poop is more like it.


6 posted on 04/25/2014 6:48:50 PM PDT by bikerman (God is neither a Republican nor a Democrat, but Satan is most definitely a Democrat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Everything he said about the Pope that is admirable, he can’t say the same about himself. Care for the poor? Like his half brother, or full brother, in Kenya? Just one example.


7 posted on 04/25/2014 6:50:00 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jesus doesn’t think he’s Barack Obama.


8 posted on 04/25/2014 6:51:22 PM PDT by RichInOC (...your newest purveyor of wit, laughter and the Popish creed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I guess some body should remind the Otarded one that the POPE frowns on abortion, as do most normal HUMAN BEINGS.
9 posted on 04/25/2014 6:52:25 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
But he looks more like one of Mohammed's wives


10 posted on 04/25/2014 7:01:15 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Rare is the leader who makes us want to be better people."

Every father in his home. Every mother in her home. Another area in which he displays his impoverished soul.

11 posted on 04/25/2014 7:04:12 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

12 posted on 04/25/2014 7:24:45 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: NYer

aahahahaha LOVE The Illustration!


13 posted on 04/25/2014 7:33:09 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama's buzz words were HOPE and CHANGE.
That was a load then and it's STILL a load.

I thought he was grossly under-qualified for the office when he ran for POTUS...and THEN he was re-elected.

14 posted on 04/25/2014 7:34:15 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Veto!
She's actually a forward for the Atlanta Dream.

What she's wearing she HOPES to be their 2015 uniform.

15 posted on 04/25/2014 7:36:59 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

President O, I’ve studied Pope Francis, and I’ve prayed to Jesus, you, Mr. O are no Pope Francis, and you most certainly are no Jesus. Have a nice day.


16 posted on 04/25/2014 9:00:03 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Truly the fool on the hill
17 posted on 04/26/2014 3:41:48 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: NYer; 2ndDivisionVet; Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine

Perhaps bh0’s name ought to be barak narcissus obimbo.


18 posted on 04/26/2014 3:54:25 AM PDT by GreyFriar ( Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He wouldn't make a pimple on a simple persons ass let alone one of significant recognition!
19 posted on 04/26/2014 4:12:16 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: 5th MEB
The Pope could have and should have done that during their recent ‘chat’. I guess Socialism trumps abortion.
20 posted on 04/26/2014 4:17:28 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Narcissist-in-chief. Always about him.

FUBO


21 posted on 04/26/2014 6:16:18 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: cloudmountain
She's actually a forward for the Atlanta Dream. What she's wearing she HOPES to be their 2015 uniform.

LOL. I think we're on to a whole new style for men: Burqa Drag.

22 posted on 04/26/2014 11:45:06 AM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Refresh my memory. How did JFK move the country in a fundamentally different direction?

Kennedy gave a few inspiring speeches, but what did he actually do? He committed the US to landing a man on the moon, but the space program was already underway before he became President (the first US satellite was launched early in 1958).

He gave verbal support to civil rights but was pretty clueless in handling the crisis at Ole Miss when James Meredith enrolled there, and he did not address the March on Washington.

He pushed for a tax cut--not exactly a fundamental transformation (or one that modern Democrats would embrace), and increased the US involvement in South Vietnam. Peace Corps? Not a "fundamental transformation."

23 posted on 04/26/2014 12:23:51 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Veto!
Dragaburq

Sounds like a name of a town in the Midwest. :o)

24 posted on 04/26/2014 1:38:59 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

Ah yes, Dragaburq. LOL Isn’t that near San Francisco?


25 posted on 04/26/2014 1:43:13 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Veto!
Ah yes, Dragaburq. LOL Isn’t that near San Francisco?

Yes, in Oakland.

:o) I never miss the chance.

26 posted on 04/26/2014 1:44:15 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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