Sunday, June 07, 2009

Newsweek Editor: "Obama is Sort of God"

Here is the editor of Newsweek offering his version of impartial, objective analysis:


By the way, given the reference to Reagan I thought I'd also post this:

4 comments:

Sister Mary Agnes said...

Checkmate! Excellent response video.

Anonymous said...

Did he really compare Obama to God?

Nicholas Jagneaux said...

Anonymous,

In case you can't watch the YouTube clip that Michael posted, here's a transcript of the key parts:

To begin, Evan Thomas (editor of Newsweek) discusses how Pres. Reagan approached foreign policy speeches from an America-first point of view. "Reagan was all about America, and he talked about it," he says.

But, with our current president, Thomas says, "We're above that now." Thomas draws the comparison with Pres. Obama, who is more cosmopolitan in his perspective, less parochial, less provincial.

Thomas says that "In a way, Obama is standing above the country, above...above the world. He's sort of God. He's gonna bring all different sides together."

While I don't think that Thomas is making a direct equation between Pres. Obama and God, his statement is emblematic is an exaltation that liberals (in general) have of Pres. Obama.

Which, IMHO, is not good.

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