Skip to comments.Obama Implicitly Compares Himself to Pope and Jesus in Tribute Message
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."
More proof that the bastard boy doesn’t have a clue regarding either one ... and democrips love him for it.
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.
For a complete moron, Obama’s pretty arrogant.
Compares himself to Pope OR poop is more like it.
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.
Jesus doesn’t think he’s Barack Obama.
Every father in his home. Every mother in her home. Another area in which he displays his impoverished soul.
aahahahaha LOVE The Illustration!
I thought he was grossly under-qualified for the office when he ran for POTUS...and THEN he was re-elected.
What she's wearing she HOPES to be their 2015 uniform.
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.
Perhaps bh0’s name ought to be barak narcissus obimbo.
Narcissist-in-chief. Always about him.
LOL. I think we're on to a whole new style for men: Burqa Drag.
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."
Sounds like a name of a town in the Midwest. :o)
Ah yes, Dragaburq. LOL Isn’t that near San Francisco?
Yes, in Oakland.
:o) I never miss the chance.
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