The cult of Obama

By Tom Quiner

Barack Obama transcends rationality.

He was the junior senator from Illinois with a mere 2 years of experience when he was elected president.

He ran on a platform of hope and change.

In four years in office, he did not deliver what he promised.

Unemployment remains painfully high and layoffs abound. GDP growth is stagnant. The federal budget is hemorrhaging a trillion dollars a year in deficits. Entitlement programs will soon be going broke at the same time another new one has been added. Religious freedom is under attack. The Middle East is unraveling. Iraq is racing toward a nuclear bomb. Europe is dying. His handling of the Benghazi affair was either incompetent or devious. There appears to be no middle ground.

And yet we re-elected this man to keep doing more of the same thing.

Half of the country voted for Mr. Obama with what seems to be a religious fervor that is disturbing.

There is a devotion to this man that seems to border on the disordered. Consider the words of college professor, Barbara A. Thompson from Florida A & M. She characterizes the president as “Apostle Barack” who was sent to created a “heaven on earth.”

She has written a book pretentiously titled, “The Gospel According to Apostle Barack: In Search of a More Perfect Political Union as ‘Heaven Here on Earth.”

I am not making this up.

She received a message in her dreams, which she describes as follows:

“Then, as I began to contemplate ways to assist Barack in his 2012 re-election bid something miraculous happened. I felt God’s (His) Spirit beckoning me in my dreams at night. Listening, cautiously, I learned that Jesus walked the earth to create a more civilized society.

Martin (Luther King) walked the earth to create a more justified society, but, Apostle Barack, the name he was called in my dreams, would walk the earth to create a more equalized society, for the middle class and working poor.

Barack, the next young leader with a new cause, had been taken to the mountaintop and allowed to see over the other side. He had the answers to unlock the kingdom of ‘heaven here on earth’ for his followers. The answers were repeated – over and over – in speeches Barack had made from his presidential announcement to his inaugural address. Those speeches or his teachings contained the answers to the middle class and working poor people living in a ‘heaven here on earth.’ For when the answers were unlocked and enacted, Apostle Barack’s vision of America would be realized.”

Interestingly, the poor and the middle class are suffering the most under Obama’s grand socialist, utopian vision.

It doesn’t matter. Devotees of the Cult of Obama aren’t thinking with their heads, they’re thinking with their hearts.

Liberalism is all about feelings anyway. The Cult of Obama is the natural progression of this way of thinking. As liberal programs continue their relentless track record of failure, true believers need a cult-like figure to help them keep the faith.

Barack Obama is the man of the moment.


  1. Karen Quiner on November 16, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I have always been more disturbed by the country’s reaction to this man than I have been to the man himself. Even when he was running the first time, people were attributing messianic traits to him. And religious fervor is the only explanation for this country re-electing him. It certainly wasn’t because he has done a good job.

    It is almost like people have been hypnotized. It is puzzling and disturbing.

    • Bob Zimmerman on November 16, 2012 at 11:13 am

      It’s clear that logic and reason are irrelevant notions in this whole mess… The two words that come to mind are “Mass Hysteria”, defined as “A condition in which a large group of people exhibit similar physical or emotional symptoms, such as anxiety or extreme excitement. Also called epidemic hysteria.”

    • Bob Vance on November 16, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      We can try to find all sorts of reasons why Romney lost, but the bottom line is, the Democrats did better getting people out to vote.

      We need to fix what is wrong with the Republican Party. Until we can accept blame for losing, we are not going to move ahead.

    • Bob Vance on November 16, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      Karen, to follow up on a previous discussion, I would be interested in your opinion on this news video. It is about a Hindu woman who died in a Irish Hospital during childbirth.

      • Karen Quiner on November 16, 2012 at 3:20 pm

        That is a tragic, tragic occurrence. As I said in a previous conversation with you, I would not oppose laws that would allow abortion in an instance where the mothers life is in danger. As a Catholic, I hope that I would still leave it in the hands of God, but we cannot impose that on others who don’t share our faith.

        The tragedy of this situation though, if I understand the facts correctly, is that she was in the process of miscarrying. I don’t think that even my church would have objected to a D & C in that instance. It sounds to me as if the hospital is guilty of malpractice.

        The thing is though Bob, that abortions performed to save the life of the mother are pretty rare. That is used as an excuse to allow abortions in all instances. That is sort of like justifying the existence of planned parenthood because of the mammograms that they provide. (they don’t do mammograms)

        At the end of the clip you sent me, you see women chanting, “our bodies, our lives”, as if the life of the baby isn’t even a consideration.

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  3. Bob Vance on November 16, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Karen: I can’t reply directly, so I will put it here.

    As always, I appreciate your comments. I think our stands on abortion are very similar. I do think science will ultimately show women that abortion is an option in only the most extreme cases.

    • Karen Quiner on November 16, 2012 at 4:31 pm

      I have quoted you (anonymously) on this issue many times. Thanks for your comments. I appreciate them.

    • Karen Quiner on November 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm

      One more comment on this Bob. I think most women already know this in their gut, they don’t need science to tell them what they already know. You can’t carry a child in your womb without knowing this on some level.

      I heard a priest say once that he is reluctant to preach on it because he has counseled too many women who cannot forgive themselves and are on the edge with the knowledge that they killed their own child.

      It is hard-wired into us to protect our young. It is raw instinct.

      But we have become a very selfish people. What is right for me is what is right. We want what we want, when we want it, with no consequences.

  4. juwannadoright on November 16, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    In reading the Ms. Thompson’s quotes that you cited, there is one word that comes to mind. That is “delusional”.