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Milbank on Obama's First Term: 'Messiah Never Came'
NewsBusters.org ^ | January 20, 2013 | Nole Sheppard

Posted on 01/20/2013 11:39:09 AM PST by Kaslin

As NewsBusters reported Friday, Newsweek magazine's newest cover touts Barack Obama's upcoming inauguration as "The Second Coming."

Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank apparently doesn't agree, and wrote about the President's first term Friday the "messiah never came."

"Monday’s phony ceremony on the West Front of the Capitol contributes to the overall letdown that is this 2013 inauguration," said Milbank. "For all the grand preparations, the moment feels small."

"Four years ago, hundreds of thousands of people flooded the capital, sleeping on floors and lining the streets so that they could be part of history: the inauguration of the first black president, who had the promise of being a transformational figure that could bring hope and change to a broken political system," Milbank observed.

"That messiah never came, and a sluggish economic recovery overshadowed his term," he added. "Obama was reelected less because he inspired the nation than because he discredited his opponent."

Indeed. But wouldn't it have been nice if folks like Milbank made such observations before Election Day rather than hours before the president was getting inaugurated for the second time?

Nah. That would have been too much like journalism and might have led to Americans voting for someone else.

Can't have that


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: obamafirstterm; obamasecondcoming; obamasecondterm; spiritofantichrist

1 posted on 01/20/2013 11:39:15 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
‘he discredited his opponent.’


Would have to disagree with that. When did Obama ever discredit Romney?

2 posted on 01/20/2013 11:51:39 AM PST by warsaw44
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To: Kaslin
I think the Messiah “came” whenever Reggie was around.
3 posted on 01/20/2013 11:53:18 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: Kaslin
"That messiah never came and a sluggish economic recovery overshadowed his term." - Milbank

Yeah, that evil, uncooperative "economy" did him in all by itself. No cause and effect whatsoever. None.

Milbank <--> Stupid.

4 posted on 01/20/2013 11:53:36 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Kaslin

Excuse me, who prophesized/hyped the coming of the messiah other than the MSM?


5 posted on 01/20/2013 11:56:06 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Yeah, and in his 2nd term he is going to fair even better...LOL


6 posted on 01/20/2013 11:57:15 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Kaslin

Dana, I think you’re missing the prefix ‘anti-’ and that definitely showed up.


7 posted on 01/20/2013 12:13:09 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Kaslin

Obama was elected because he convinced enough voters that the money earned by the rich should really belong to the poor.

That is the ONLY reason he was re-elected.


8 posted on 01/20/2013 12:32:16 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Kaslin

In 2009 inauguration spectators left 130 tons of garbage on the Mall grounds. That’s a lot of chicken bones, wine bottles, and watermelon rinds.


9 posted on 01/20/2013 12:42:47 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: warsaw44

the correct term would have been “smeared”, “lied about”, etc.


10 posted on 01/20/2013 12:56:52 PM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: Kaslin
Milbank on Obama's First Term: 'Messiah Never Came'...now that they've gotten their man reelected, we're going to be seeing a lot of crocodile tears over the next four years as the MSM confesses and regrets how lax and unfair they've been in covering Obama to try to regain the trust - and money - of the public, who by now is pretty much convinced that they're biased and untruthful - I don't think it'll work......
11 posted on 01/20/2013 9:52:01 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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He was “elected” the first and second time by fraud. And don’t think their “messiah” hasn’t arrived in his worshippers’ minds.


12 posted on 01/21/2013 8:55:43 AM PST by Terry Mross
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