Be Afraid …

be very afraid:

“He walks into a room and you want to follow him somewhere, anywhere,” George Clooney told talk show host Charlie Rose.

“I’ll do whatever he says to do,” actress Halle Berry said to the Philadelphia Daily News. “I’ll collect paper cups off the ground to make his pathway clear.”

If it was just vapid Hollywood stars who liked this guy, I wouldn’t be that worried, but it’s enough people that I’m beginning to fear the prospect of an Obama presidency more than a Hillary presidency. Is this fervent and religious devotion to Obama among the young a product of schools long ago hijacked by the left?

I don’t like Hillary Clinton, and I despise her politics.  I was initially rather irrationally happy to see Americans thumb their noses at her.  But no one really likes Hillary Clinton all that much, even the people who vote for her.  Lacking any real mandate, she’d be limited to what she can accomplish as President.

If Obama sweeps into office on a wave of near religious devotion, at the risk of invoking Godwin, I can’t help but thinking about the other times this has happened.  I’m not at all making the comparison of Obama to Hitler, or suggesting he’s going to burn down Capitol Hill to create a pretext, but just the kind of blind devotion I’m seeing in Obama supporters leads to that kind of thing, and if this is the road our young people want to go down, they need to spent more time learning history, with a skeptical eye toward human nature.

Hat tip to War on Guns for the link.

6 Responses to “Be Afraid …”

  1. Mike M. says:

    God help us all.

  2. Breda says:

    Crap – that’s really scary!

  3. BadIdeaGuy says:

    His messianic crap that he puts out there like saying to a church “we can create heaven right here- if you elect me” (not exact but close) is a little freaky. And the fact that he’s got all this buzz surrounding him is scary- it’s like a tsunami of nothingness.

  4. Ian Argent says:

    You’re not the first person to note this – I picked up a comment at Megan McArdle’s what said “I haven’t seen a crowd in the palm of any speaker’s hand like that since “Triumph of The Will”…

  5. Ditto says:

    Perhaps it is the lack of attention or ability to focus on what the man is really saying.
    I haven’t heard him say anything yet that leads me to believe he has the ability to lead the country.

    I think he is the latest thing to come down the pike and promises the stars and moon.
    When the newness wears off it will be business as usual and on to the next new thing.

  6. Sebastian says:

    I’ve wondered if some of it is the idea of having a president who can actually speak without wanting to make you want to gouge your ears out.


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