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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Vanity, Vanity...Read All About It At Vanity Fair

This surpasses idolatry - it's deification.

Is Obama The Most Famous Living Person Ever? by Dee Dee Myers (my comments in blue)

I’m not trying to induce an acid flashback to John Lennon’s infamous 1966 comment, “The Beatles are more popular than Jesus.” (You just did! But hey - your intentions were good, and intentions, not results, are all that counts with liberals) But whether you measure fame in terms of saturation or sheer numbers, it seems indisputable to me that more people know at least something about the new American president than anyone alive, at this point—or any—in the planet’s existence.... (sycophantic bs)

....That someone like Obama could be elected president of the United States—with its unrivaled power and prestige—has begun to restore the country’s and the world’s faith in America as the land of opportunity. (if you define opportunity as "getting gummint handouts", then sure. But the truth is, the US has always had more immigrants than any other nation in the world.) Gone is the hunkered-down defensiveness of the past eight years, the lock-the-doors, draw-the-curtains, load-the-guns-to-keep-out-the-bad-guys mentality that turned so much of the world against us. (So she admits that we aren't safer now with Obama in office.) In its place is the restoration of that classic American optimism, eyes lifted to the horizon, reaching out across continents and oceans, not in fear, but with faith that we can help build a better world.... (yes, reinstating the Mexico City policy is reaching out to other nations, helping to build a better world by increasing abortions. Not!)

...But at least for the moment, Obama has made America cool again (yay! 'cos being cool is soooooo important) —and more than that, he’s made his own brand arguably the most powerful the world has ever known... ("brand"? Proves what many have said - Obama is all marketing, no substance.)

Myers ought to be ashamed for writing this piece, but she's too full of slobbering, drooling adulation to know otherwise.