FROM THE OBAMA LOGO TO AMERICAN FLAGS EMBLAZONED WITH HIS VISAGE: WHERE ARE WE HEADED?
First there was the Obama logo. Is is just me, or did it strike you as odd that a President of the United States of America felt the need to have his own personalized logo? It’s as if the U.S. Presidential Seal wasn’t quite good enough for the O-man, wasn’t it? (Although, remember the Presidential Seal rip-off he “test-marketed” on his podium during the 2008 campaign – until he was called out and abandoned it?) The O-man is all about symbolism – O symbolism.
A controversy erupted last month over the flying of an American flag – desecrated with the face of Obama – at a Florida county’s Democratic headquarters after a retired Marine demanded its removal. The chairwoman eventually acquiesced – but not before claiming that opposition to the Obama flag was – you guessed it – racism.
Democrat obsession with Obama’s image should come as a surprise to no one: symbolism is one of the two basic cornerstones of liberalism – the other being, “stated intentions are always more important to liberals than the results of those intentions.” The bottom line is this: For a President of the Unites States, Barack Hussein Obama takes The Cult of Obama a little too seriously; in fact, it’s downright creepy.
I always considered political logos and images as generally reserved for history’s dictators. Remember the grand old days of the Russian Revolution – when Lenin’s picture was displayed everywhere in the Soviet Union – including Red Square during May Day parades?
Or how about Mao’s approving face overlooking Tiananmen Square as soldiers mowed down unarmed student protestors?
What’s next – 50-foot images of the O-man’s face all over the National Mall? Hell – the longer the Regime is in power, the closer it gets to rivaling the Kims of North Korea. Dear Leader’s face is everywhere. (Ours – not theirs.)
The latest example of Obamunism emerged at yesterday’s White House Easter Egg Roll. In addition to rolling Easter eggs, the Regime also rolled out a couple of surprises for the kids – the first one being a basketball clinic conducted by NBA players.
And of course, there was a second, special treat for the kiddies: the basketball itself featured the face of Barack Hussein Obama. As Keith Koffler points out at White House Dossier, “Apparently, the basketball lesson doesn’t include instruction in humility.”
As hysterical as The Cult of O has become, (with the exception of defiling the American flag with his image), it’s not so humorous when we consider the degradation of civility in America over the last four years.
While liberals would have us believe that the decline is due to hatred of their President – racist hatred, of course – the reality is this: The words and actions of Barack Obama and his Regime have polarized America like it has not been polarized since the days of the Civil War.
Obama’s incessant rantings against “the rich,” corporate America – and the oil industry in particular, spawned the pathetic Occupy movement. His incestuous relationship with organized labor emboldened Teamster strongman James Hoffa to proclaim ”Let’s take these son-of-a-bitches out!” as he introduced O to a rabid crowd of union workers.
The Regime’s refusal to prosecute New Black Panther thugs dressed in Darth Vader-looking Halloween costumes and carrying nightsticks who intimidated white voters at a Philadelphia polling station emboldened radical blacks to the extent that they now offer bounties for the “capture” – “dead or alive” – of a man who is yet to be charged with a crime.
New Black Panther Party leaders conduct a conference call on which they talk openly of war, bloodshed and killing honkies, crackers and pigs. The Regime remains silent. The Obama Media Group follows suit. The Cult of Obama has consequences.
Last week, a (black) panelist on CNN claimed that those who suggest that Obama attempted to bully the Supreme Court following the justices’ verbal dismantling ObamaCare are racists. Any and all opposition to the policies and positions of Barack Obama is subject to being labeled racism. The Cult of Obama has consequences.
O logos and O faces on basketballs are laughable. The polarization of America is not; it is ominous. I fear the worst is yet to come. The Cult of Obama has consequences.
The definition of a cult: A system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object. Works for me.