Obama 2008 campaign worker: ‘He’s our Jesus Christ’
Donald Trump’s historic win has liberals crying in their beer, so to speak, from coast to coast. One of those hit especially hard worked for Barack Obama during his 2008 campaign and later at the White House. In an article posted Saturday at Politico, Liz Jaff explained that those who grew up working for Obama see him as the messiah.
“He’s our Jesus Christ. We’re crazy,” Jaff said. “It’s 10 years later, and we’re still obsessed.”
For some, it’s been hard to tolerate Obama’s measured tone about Trump, when they see so much at stake. He has acknowledged that he’s biting his tongue to help facilitate a smooth transition, but has promised to rejoin the fight after Inauguration Day.
“I’ve got all kinds of thoughts and ideas about it, but this isn’t the best time to share them,” Obama said. “Point is, I’m still fired up and I’m still ready to go.”
Jaff gets why Obama is staying calm, but she’s looking forward to Jan. 20.
“I’m even more excited to see the president unleashed,” she said.
It’s not the first time Obama has been elevated to the status of a deity by his supporters, as I wrote at the now-defunct Examiner.com.
Jamie Foxx, for example, let loose with this during the 2012 Soul Train Awards: “First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama.”
In November 2010, Newsweek dubbed Obama “god of all things” on its cover:
In 2009, Newsweek’s Evan Thomas referred to him as “sort of God,” according to Newsbusters, which posted a transcript of an interview on MSNBC:
EVAN THOMAS: Well, we were the good guys in 1984, it felt that way. It hasn’t felt that way in recent years. So Obama’s had, really, a different task We’re seen too often as the bad guys. And he – he has a very different job from – Reagan was all about America, and you talked about it. Obama is ‘we are above that now.’ We’re not just parochial, we’re not just chauvinistic, we’re not just provincial. We stand for something – I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God. He’s-
So it’s no surprise that Obama would literally be seen as a messiah to those who supported him. The rest of us, not so much…
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