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The Obama Cult of Personality
Pajamas Media ^ | January 23 | Candace de Russy

Posted on 01/23/2009 9:02:49 AM PST by AJKauf

Glorification of Obama led even acolyte Paul Krugman to observe during the Democratic primary that his campaign appeared “dangerously close to becoming a cult of personality.” Will this same cultishness continue to envelop the Obama presidency? Perhaps not, as the new president is forced to make Solomonic decisions that perforce offend one constituency or another, and if cracks begin to emerge in the mainstream media’s worshipful bias in his favor.

But it is also possible that this personality cult may endure and fructify, especially if the news media continue to suspend critical analysis of Obama’s long-held views and programs. Also, one can ask whether he will choose to use, to cultish ends, the new, well-funded organization, Organizing for America, which he has fashioned from his vast grass-roots political machinery, and which is described in the Los Angeles Times as “an unprecedented standing political army that will await orders from a president.”...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 0bama; democrats; obama; zeroworship

1 posted on 01/23/2009 9:02:50 AM PST by AJKauf
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2 posted on 01/23/2009 9:06:12 AM PST by engrpat (End the National Nightmare on 1-20-2013)
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To: AJKauf
A cult of personality with this as its foundation.

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA IN HIS OWN WORDS

NOW WE KNOW WHAT A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER DOES

OBAMA, THE STOCK MARKET, AND ENERGY

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA'S UPBRINGING

3 posted on 01/23/2009 9:07:10 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: AJKauf
Well, up here in ultra leftwing Toronto, the man is being worshipped everywhere as if he were the second coming. It's quite sickening actually, watching all the mindless sheep around me. I've used the phrase 'Cult of Personality' with reference to Obama, and the real hilarious thing NONE of the leftwing tools I am surrounded with know enough to even be insulted. Think about it, they are so brainwashed and ignorant that they don't even know what 'Cult of Personality' means nor it's relevance.

That is how far we have fallen in socialist Canada, the minions have been so re-educated that they are basically mindless drones now, it's like Invasion of the body snatchers up here, or 'Dawn of the Living Dead Leftards' Zombies, the lot of them.

4 posted on 01/23/2009 9:10:04 AM PST by Catholic Canadian ( I love Stephen Harper!)
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To: Jeff Head

Baaaa Baaaa Baaaaa ...you know, the sheep sound.


5 posted on 01/23/2009 9:10:59 AM PST by unkus
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To: AJKauf
“an unprecedented standing political army that will await orders from a president.”

An apt description for a bunch of drones. And they are a reflection of Obama and he of them.

6 posted on 01/23/2009 9:12:50 AM PST by davisfh ( Islam is a very serious mental illness)
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To: AJKauf
...... and if cracks begin to emerge in the mainstream media’s worshipful bias in his favor.

Never happen. Ever. The MSM is in Obama's pocket for the long haul.

7 posted on 01/23/2009 9:17:04 AM PST by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: AJKauf
Yes it will continue.

The medias will not criticize him. There are none so blind as those that will not see.

Bill Clinton stayed their “darling” and still is IE

Reason has nothing to do with it. We see that illustrated daily.

8 posted on 01/23/2009 9:17:37 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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“An apt description for a bunch of drones.”

Sounds like a scene from the Fritz Lang film Metropolis.


9 posted on 01/23/2009 9:19:36 AM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: AJKauf

And the narcissist loves it.


10 posted on 01/23/2009 9:20:00 AM PST by popdonnelly (Don't lose sight of your conservative principles.)
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To: AJKauf
Perhaps Obama might benefit from the lesson of the first president who famously declined to accede to the temptation of royalty that worried citizens dangled before him.

You mean George what's his name? Pshaaw. What does some dead white slaveholder have on our Enlightened Leader? Why, we should just go ahead and remove any reference of that other guy from our history books. We don't even need to know about him anymore. Now that we have.... The One. Okay, yeah, sarcasm on my part. But that's pretty close to how the moonbats actually think, wouldn't you say? This is a good essay, but the author doesn't seem to understand that the Cult is already well past the early stages.

11 posted on 01/23/2009 9:20:31 AM PST by workerbee (If you vote for Democrats, you are engaging in UnAmerican Activity.)
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A Cult of Personality is only viable if there is no dissent AND if there is no “bad news.” The voices of those who say “The Emperor has no clothes” must be silenced. Every dictator remains in power this way. But as a corollary, the Fearless Leader can’t be allowed to look bad, and cannot be tied to bad news.

The msm already fawns over 0bama, and I expect they will continue to do so. However, the question is whether the msm will report bad news. If we start getting wonderful puff pieces about how our world is all better now, and there is no factual reporting of economic problems in the USA, then yes, we will have our full-blown cult. Hanging the bad news around Bush’s neck is risky; people might not accept it in 2011. It’s better to pretend there is no bad news.


12 posted on 01/23/2009 9:20:35 AM PST by henkster (When I was young I was told anyone could be President. Now I believe it.)
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Feh ... I was in Borders Books (White Flint Mall, MontCo MD) yesterday ... the overflowing of 0bamamania was disgusting ... adult books (there's one braying about His Gloriousness, and another one deifying His Lovely Bride), children's books, playing cards, etc. ad nauseaum.

I have never seen the like ... not for GWB, not for Bill the Impeached, not for GHWB, not for Jeemah Cahtuh ...

13 posted on 01/23/2009 9:24:24 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Catholic Canadian
“Think about it, they are so brainwashed and ignorant that they don't even know what ‘Cult of Personality’ means nor it's relevance.”

Here's an idea for the next gift-giving occasion -- send them gift baskets — of packets of Kool Aid (a nice variety — think of a fruit basket).

14 posted on 01/23/2009 9:31:59 AM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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That would go over their heads completely, you need to meet lefty Torontonians in order to see the pinnacle of leftard density.


15 posted on 01/23/2009 9:33:50 AM PST by Catholic Canadian ( I love Stephen Harper!)
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So, we have our own Kim Jong-Il. How does his Majesty Comrade Obama actually prefered to be called? Great Leader? Dear Leader? Fearless Leader? Chairman? Fuhrer? Rabbi? Messiah?

Groveling toadies want to know.


16 posted on 01/23/2009 9:46:13 AM PST by TexasRepublic (I am inconsolate over the death of our country.)
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To: henkster
people might not accept it in 2011.

If the media guching over the guy never ceases, and I don't think that it will, then people probably will accept it in 2011. Look at how long they blamed Hoover for every ill.

17 posted on 01/23/2009 10:32:23 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Pretending the Admin Moderator doesn't exist will result in suspension.)
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To: engrpat

Truly, a picture is worth 1000 words.


18 posted on 01/23/2009 11:06:18 AM PST by ronnyquest ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: LottieDah
"Sounds like a scene from the Fritz Lang film Metropolis."

I've not seen "Metropolis," but after doing a search and reading the brief description, it occurs to me that we may almost be there. Now that you've piqued my interest, I'll have to order a copy. I see that it has been "recreated" with its original music score.

Interesting, isn't it, the things that many societies do to destroy themselves?

19 posted on 01/23/2009 11:09:47 AM PST by davisfh ( Islam is a very serious mental illness)
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To: davisfh; LottieDah

Amazon.com has many of the older Fritz Lang movies he made in Germany, 1920s - 1930s. including Metropolis.
Everyone is in mass and lock step.

Lang’s “M” is great also some of the Dr. Mabus’s


20 posted on 01/23/2009 1:08:59 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin - Jindal 2012)
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My daughter saw in a film class she took in college. That lock step stuff reminds me of all the Obama worship.


21 posted on 01/23/2009 1:11:41 PM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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