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Newsweek cover depicts Obama as "god of all things"
examiner.com ^ | 11/21/2010 | Joe Newby

Posted on 11/22/2010 5:43:35 AM PST by FredJake

Newsweek magazine is well known for its' support of President Obama.

But a recent cover headline declares "God of All Things", superimposed on an image of the President with seven arms balancing on one leg. In each hand, he carries a different policy issue.

The magazine is subtitled, "Why the Modern Presidency May be too Much for One Person to Handle."

The image is reminiscent of depictions of the Hindu deity, Shiva.

Shiva is known as the destroyer of the world in the Hindu religion.

But the depiction has upset some in the Hindu community.

Fox News reports:

Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism in Nevada, told the English-language Sify News in India that Nataraja is highly revered and meant to be worshipped, not indecorously thrown around. Zed, who is known for his work on interfaith dialogue, said it is not OK to use Hindu concepts and symbols for profit or self-serving purposes.

The accompanying article is intended to show the job of President is so daunting, it is difficult for one man to do alone, but how that translates to "god of all things" is puzzling. Perhaps Newsweek is hinting at the 'need' for an even larger, more intrusive and tyrannical government. Remember, this is the magazine that declared, "We are all socialists now".

American Presidents are generally not depicted as deities, but history shows that dictators like Julius Caesar often required their subjects to worship them as a god.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barackobama; godofallthings; mediabias; newsweek
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Interesting they would use the image associated with the hindu god known as the destroyer of the world, since Obama is doing a good job of destroying the country. This takes media bias to a whole new level.


1 posted on 11/22/2010 5:43:39 AM PST by FredJake
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To: FredJake

I count at least three things he should not be juggling.


2 posted on 11/22/2010 5:47:19 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: FredJake

There is just something evil about this. Can’t quite put my finger on it...


3 posted on 11/22/2010 5:47:35 AM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: FredJake

Bush did it, but now The Presidency is “too much for one person to handle”......LOL!


4 posted on 11/22/2010 5:47:48 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: FredJake
"Newsweek cover depicts Obama as "god of all things unAmerican"

There, fixed it for you.


5 posted on 11/22/2010 5:47:52 AM PST by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: FredJake

To the typical Newsweek subscriber he IS.


6 posted on 11/22/2010 5:48:19 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Conservatives want a CHOICE not an echo - No more RINOs!)
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To: FredJake

I suspect the real intent of the story is to undermine our Constitutional Republic by suggesting that the office of the President, occupied by one individual, is no longer a viable institution.


7 posted on 11/22/2010 5:49:55 AM PST by thethirddegree
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To: FredJake
The Left worships a false god. I find it totally disgusting.

The magazine is subtitled, "Why the Modern Presidency May be too Much for One Person to Handle."

1) They never cut George W. Bush any slack on this.
2) If Sarah Palin becomes president in 2012, you won't see a subtitle like that on a magazine.
3) Obama has an unprecedented number of czars to help him run the government. He created this thing -- if he can't handle it, then it just tells us that he, as an individual, was a really poor choice for the office.
4) If they think the job is too big for one man, what is the proposed solution? Split the country the way the Romans did? Eastern Roman Empire and Western Roman Empire? I would LOVE that!! I support secession -- the Red and Blue states can form two different countries and we'll see which country proposers.

8 posted on 11/22/2010 5:50:42 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Explorer89
I count at least three things he should not be juggling.

Odd...I count six...

9 posted on 11/22/2010 5:51:20 AM PST by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: FredJake

“Why the Modern Presidency May be too Much for One Person to Handle.”

They trotted the BS out when Carter was failing too...then Reagan came along and showed them how to do it.

It IS too much...if the one person is an incompetent community organizer.


10 posted on 11/22/2010 5:52:24 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: FredJake

I guess Obama, with the help of 40 Czars and the largest Executive Branch in US history, cannot handle a job that 43 other men managed properly before him.


11 posted on 11/22/2010 5:53:28 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

They probably did a similar article on Uncle Joe back in the day.


12 posted on 11/22/2010 5:53:53 AM PST by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: FredJake

I think it is racist to say the first black president cannot handle a job that 43 white men handled just fine.


13 posted on 11/22/2010 5:54:36 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Obama has an unprecedented number of czars to help him run the government.

Sorta reminds me of Jack Nicholson's comment that, when his mother called him a bastard, she never got the irony of the statement. Obama and the MSM don't see the irony of calling his primary advisers czars.

14 posted on 11/22/2010 5:54:36 AM PST by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: Lee'sGhost
“Why the Modern Presidency May be too Much for One Person to Handle.”

Everything else is because of race.....wonder if this is too?
15 posted on 11/22/2010 5:55:50 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Explorer89

One of the most asinine covers I’ve ever seen. However, in this picture he’s only holding the 6 items. Once he starts juggling everything will fall down except for the dove of peace who will fly around and crap on his head.


16 posted on 11/22/2010 5:57:35 AM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: FredJake
"Why the Modern Presidency May be too Much for One Person to Handle."

Perhaps he just bit off a little more than he can chew.

Scale back the size of government to make it more manageable!

17 posted on 11/22/2010 5:58:49 AM PST by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: FredJake

“This takes media bias to a whole new level”

Nah. It’s the same ol’ level.

http://images.google.com/images?q=obama+halo


18 posted on 11/22/2010 5:59:00 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass
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To: FredJake

They only implied the “evil” part.

But the audience knows........


19 posted on 11/22/2010 5:59:26 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: econjack

Welllllllll, you are right. The only one I really care about is the Blackhawk. So, OK, ditch five :)


20 posted on 11/22/2010 5:59:33 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Lee'sGhost

Why is everyone so surprised by his incompetence? What made them think he was up to the job? After all, he did nothing before becoming president, other than write a self-centered autobiography proving he’s done nothing. Indeed, how many authors can you name who wrote their autobiography before they turned 40? His ego is the size of Texas and it’s tied to a brain the size of a walnut.


21 posted on 11/22/2010 5:59:49 AM PST by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: FredJake

It certainly is too much for that one person to handle.


22 posted on 11/22/2010 6:00:29 AM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: NewHampshireDuo

(snorted tea thru nose on that one)


23 posted on 11/22/2010 6:01:26 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: FredJake

Translation from the media hand book: if the guy is cluless and can’t do the job use this line.

“Why the Modern Presidency May be too Much for One Person to Handle.”


24 posted on 11/22/2010 6:01:46 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: palmer

Yeah I’m sure they were salivating over Stalin

what a great administrator
how he drew Russia together from a bunch of little hamlets
how he turned a backward dirtscratch farming country into a military industrial complex

BY MURDERING AND STARVING MILLIONS OF HIS OWN PEOPLE AND RIPPING ANY SELF SUFFICIENCY FROM THEM

Russian never recovered.


25 posted on 11/22/2010 6:02:51 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: NewHampshireDuo

LOL!


26 posted on 11/22/2010 6:04:55 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: wtc911

Let’s go back to 2009:

Newsweek’s Evan Thomas: Obama Is ‘Sort of God’

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2009/06/05/newsweek-s-evan-thomas-obama-sort-god#ixzz161EsBKJP


27 posted on 11/22/2010 6:05:53 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: FredJake
MSM Propaganda ------ again.


28 posted on 11/22/2010 6:08:41 AM PST by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

“There is just something evil about this. Can’t quite put my finger on it...”

Simple. It’s pure blasphemy.


29 posted on 11/22/2010 6:11:58 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: Explorer89
I count at least three things he should not be juggling.

I have serious doubts Obama can juggle more than one item. You have seen him throw a baseball, or golf, haven't you?

30 posted on 11/22/2010 6:13:12 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: FredJake

Newsweek?

Oh I remember, those are the “idiots” that ran a mag cover stating “We are all Socialist now”.

Seems like they were sold to Sydney Harman.

Hmmmmmmmm!


31 posted on 11/22/2010 6:15:50 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: MayflowerMadam

The term “anti-Christ” has several meanings, depending on the context.

One of those meanings is “instead of Christ”.

That’s what we’re seeing the left elevate 0bama and the government to.


32 posted on 11/22/2010 6:16:17 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Erik Latranyi
I guess Obama, with the help of 40 Czars and the largest Executive Branch in US history, cannot handle a job that 43 other men managed properly before him.

That's what his supervisor said to him during his exit interview from Baskin-Robbins.

33 posted on 11/22/2010 6:17:24 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Explorer89

Uh...I hate to point this out...but...Shiva is the god of destruction...!


34 posted on 11/22/2010 6:22:31 AM PST by Savage Beast ("You can, in fact must, shout 'fire' in a crowded theatre. It just has to be the truth." J. Goldberg)
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To: Erik Latranyi
I think it is racist to say the first black president cannot handle a job that 43 white men handled just fine.

Yeah, but isn't he the one who said it, before Newsweeeeeeek?

35 posted on 11/22/2010 6:22:31 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: FredJake
That cover photo was extremely edited by Newswee (that's how it's spelled on the cover).

Here's the original photo.


36 posted on 11/22/2010 6:27:04 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: econjack
"His ego is the size of Texas and it’s tied to a brain the size of a walnut."

(he's standing right behind me, isn't he?)

(photo source: http://my.spill.com/profiles/blog/show?id=947994:BlogPost:1353683)

37 posted on 11/22/2010 6:32:38 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: FredJake
Newsweek cover depicts Obama as "god of all things"

Newsweek cover depicts Obama as "god of all things""Godawful Thing"

There...it's fixed.

38 posted on 11/22/2010 6:35:48 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't skipper a boat, Can't drive, Can't ski, Can't fly. But they KNOW what's best!)
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To: FredJake
Maybe the 'whacked out' unconstitutional form of the presidency as preferred by the left is too much for one man. Stick to Article II and you can't go wrong.

The left wants their president to do accomplish all their leftist goals through executive fiat because they are against the collective will of the American people.

39 posted on 11/22/2010 6:36:20 AM PST by Oratam
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To: FredJake

It is for a central planner communist, but a capitalist like Bush knows to delegate. Central planning is the problem and pretending to be a god is the another.

Pray for America


40 posted on 11/22/2010 6:37:47 AM PST by bray (A November to Remember)
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To: FredJake

Where’s his BlackBerry?


41 posted on 11/22/2010 6:40:07 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

Maybe some kind hearted Christian FReepers will come along and straighten me out, but ...everyday my heart becomes more settled that one day very, very soon my Savior will appear and resolve this world.

In very odd ways I am becoming much less concerned with my earthly debts and long term life here. In 2006, 0bama scared me as he spoke on the Democrat stage as a junior senator. The fleeting thought that danced across my heart was I had just listened to the anti-christ. In 2008, we worked very hard to deny this man’s inherent evilness and a nation elected him. Elected him despite all the indications he was unfit for office. It was as if the people were purposely blinded to the Truth of this “man”.

REVELATION 9:11 They have as king over them, the angel of the Abyss; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in the Greek he has the name Apollyon.

Abaddon and Apollyon both mean “destroyer.” Obama pictured as the Shiva ....”destroyer.”

Obama’s car is called what? The Beast. Outfitted with the nuclear switch and codes.

REVELATION 11:7 When they [the two witnesses] have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the Abyss will make war with them, and overcome them and kill them.

Who are the witnesses? Beck and Palin?

II THESSALONIANS 2:1 Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. 3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.


42 posted on 11/22/2010 6:43:54 AM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: econjack
.I count six...

None of them , however, are correct.

For the image to be correct, it should have the following:

Golf club
Beach Towel
Ice Cream Cone
Slurpee
Cigarette
Beer

43 posted on 11/22/2010 6:44:41 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: FredJake
Shiva is to Hindu

AS

0bama is to hen-doo.

44 posted on 11/22/2010 6:46:47 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't skipper a boat, Can't drive, Can't ski, Can't fly. But they KNOW what's best!)
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To: FredJake
When will we ACTUALLY see the editors of NoNewsWeak ACTUALLY giving, on their knees, to Obama?

This isn't news, this is porn.

45 posted on 11/22/2010 6:47:03 AM PST by Lazamataz
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To: FredJake
I think Newsweak should do a cover depicting Obama as Cthulhu.
46 posted on 11/22/2010 6:52:51 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: UCANSEE2

How ‘bout adding a travel pass for he and Michelle??


47 posted on 11/22/2010 6:53:09 AM PST by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: Erik Latranyi
I guess Obama, with the help of 40 Czars and the largest Executive Branch in US history, cannot handle a job that 43 other men managed properly before him.

--------------------------

He bamboozled millions... gave us the old 'okee doke,' never intending to 'deliver.' He intended to redistribute wealth.

obama

48 posted on 11/22/2010 6:54:00 AM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: FredJake
He's not a god.

Obama would be lucky to make it to the ranks of a minor demon.

49 posted on 11/22/2010 6:54:11 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: FredJake

50 posted on 11/22/2010 6:56:24 AM PST by Leisler (They always lie, and have for so much and for so long, that they no longer know what about.)
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