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Countdown to the Obama Rapture
Slate Magazine ^ | October 27, 2008 | Jack Shafer

Posted on 10/28/2008 11:05:46 AM PDT by bpjam

With the election just a week away and Barack Obama pulling away from John McCain, tiny tendrils of trepidation are starting to drift over the liberal members of the commentariat and the political press corps.

If McCain wins, ample boilerplate exists from which to form their disposable Wednesday, Nov. 5, stories about his victory: "He took risks and they paid off … courage of his convictions … left for dead one time too many … the pundits eat crow … how could the pollsters have gotten it so wrong—again! … Will his White House harbor Straight Talk or double talk?"

But if Obama wins, these scribes know that they'll be facing the toughest assignment of their careers. They've all oversubscribed to the notion that Obama's candidacy is momentous, without parallel, and earth-shattering, so they can't file garden-variety pieces about the "winds of change" blowing through Washington. They're convinced that not only the whole world will be reading but that historians will be drawing on their words. Will what I write be worthy of this moment in time? they're asking themselves. It's a perfect prescription for performance anxiety.

(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2008; antichrist; cult; jimjones; jonestown2008; koolaid; msm; obama; obamamessiah; slate
Like any reporter or editor is sitting around worrying about how to deal with the problem of an Obama Rapture.....
1 posted on 10/28/2008 11:05:47 AM PDT by bpjam
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To: bpjam
"With the election just a week away and Barack Obama pulling away from John McCain...'

Obama pulling away? What poll has this dude been smoking?

2 posted on 10/28/2008 11:11:00 AM PDT by avacado
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To: bpjam

Sickening article!!


3 posted on 10/28/2008 11:12:20 AM PDT by Moconservative
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To: bpjam

When I see the word ‘rapture’ used in a political sense I get the vision of my money floating out of my wallet and drifting towards DC.


4 posted on 10/28/2008 11:12:39 AM PDT by posterchild
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To: bpjam

I am sure that Peggy Noonan, that gifted wordsmith, will find her muse and speak to us hicks out here in the cornfield.


5 posted on 10/28/2008 11:12:42 AM PDT by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas

Are we The Children of the Corn, now?....:)

[I like it]


6 posted on 10/28/2008 11:13:41 AM PDT by Salamander (http://theuniversalseduction.com/articles/?c=Obama)
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To: bpjam

7 posted on 10/28/2008 11:15:51 AM PDT by End_Clintonism_Now (SOON-TO-BE POLITICAL DISSIDENT.)
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To: avacado
Obama pulling away? What poll has this dude been smoking?

Pulling away in the opposite direction, perhaps, as he sinks further in the polls?

8 posted on 10/28/2008 11:16:36 AM PDT by Experiment 6-2-6 (Admn Mods: tiny, malicious things that glare and gibber from dark corners.They have pins and dolls..)
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas

I can assure you, it it is written by Peggy Noonan, this hick will never read it. Her Palin bashing article was the VERY LAST thing that I will ever read that was written by Noonan....


9 posted on 10/28/2008 11:22:12 AM PDT by Robbin
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To: avacado

>> “With the election just a week away and Barack Obama pulling away from John McCain...’
Obama pulling away? What poll has this dude been smoking?

Pay no attention. They just make things up as they go. They figure if someone just sees it, they’ll think it’s true.


10 posted on 10/28/2008 11:23:34 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (I love liberty. I hate equality.)
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To: bpjam

More rubbish. About 85+% of news media people are Democrats. The anxiety they should feel is whether anyone will continue to read or watch their junk. I won’t.


11 posted on 10/28/2008 11:26:50 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Obama is a neo-Marxist)
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To: Experiment 6-2-6
Pulling away in the opposite direction, perhaps, as he sinks further in the polls?

Like one of those Chinese Fingers, the harder you pull, the tighter it gets.


12 posted on 10/28/2008 11:32:20 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: avacado

The kool-aid has affected this guy’s ability to understand reality.


13 posted on 10/28/2008 11:32:51 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: popdonnelly

What happens if McCain wins in a landslide? I suspect there is a silent majority of voters that are not going to let their country fall to the communists. I hope I am right.


14 posted on 10/28/2008 11:43:50 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Dutch Boy
What happens if McCain wins in a landslide?

Post election prep is the same for either outcome.
I'll pick up a few more boxes this weekend.

15 posted on 10/28/2008 11:53:42 AM PDT by ASA Vet
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To: bpjam

I read it three times and I have decided that he is probably masturbating while typing.


16 posted on 10/28/2008 12:02:32 PM PDT by right way right (Do not mistake religion for God.)
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To: bpjam
Regardless of the outcome, John McCain will remain a retired military officer and a gentleman, while Senator Obama will continue to be a question mark on the pages of history.
17 posted on 10/28/2008 12:05:28 PM PDT by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: popdonnelly
More rubbish. About 85+% of news media people are Democrats. The anxiety they should feel is whether anyone will continue to read or watch their junk. I won’t.

Neither will I!

18 posted on 10/28/2008 12:43:16 PM PDT by pray4liberty (Watch, pray, and work. This election will separate the sheep from the goats.)
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To: bpjam
It's a perfect prescription for performance anxiety.

A lot of reporters suffer the same symptoms, perhaps Viagra would help but I doubt it.

19 posted on 10/28/2008 1:30:14 PM PDT by usurper (Spelling or grammatical errors in this post can be attributed to the LA City School System)
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To: pray4liberty

“More rubbish. About 85+% of news media people are Democrats. The anxiety they should feel is whether anyone will continue to read or watch their junk. I won’t.

Neither will I!”

Agreed. I will go OUT OF MY WAY to avoid news, news shows and pointedly search out advertisers of major networks in an effort to quietly and purposefully undercut their products and flame my own propaganda in an effort to tank their stocks.


20 posted on 10/28/2008 3:37:32 PM PDT by combat_boots (From the Bush Derangement Syndrome(TM) to the 0bama Worship Cult in which NOTHING matters. USSKKKA)
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To: bpjam

Wow. The writer almost makes it sound as if writing about Obama is sexual in nature. Which makes me think...

“Obama thrust onto the scene with a solid lead, his supporters firm and resolute. He entered the room with a single movement, causing the audience to gasp. “He’s has such enormous popularity,” one Obama fan gushed. “I couldn’t believe that the room could take it.” Obama’s candence created squealing delight. “Hope... hope... hope...,” he repeated as he probed the depths of voter discontent, letting those listening wait for the climactic change they knew would arrive. He was almost finished when, suddenly, Nancy Pelosi screamed, “I’ve got a quorum! I’ve got a quorum!” She dreamed of the day her chamber would be filled with bills and riders that no one would ever, ever again be able to veto.”

OK, I’ve been naughty. I know it.


21 posted on 10/28/2008 4:51:00 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: bpjam
They're having premature Orbasms over at Slate, where 55 of 57 staffers are Obama supporters. If Obama makes it we have four years of this insufferable smirking to look forward to.
22 posted on 10/28/2008 4:54:26 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Experiment 6-2-6

“Pulling away in the opposite direction, perhaps, as he sinks further in the polls?”

And he hasn’t given a press conference in over 6 weeks...must be a really popular guy.


23 posted on 10/28/2008 6:33:26 PM PDT by Constitutional Patriot (Socialism is the cancer of humanity and Obama is a socialist.)
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