Sunday, February 17, 2008

I saw Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday. The audience was clearly with Obama, as were all three guests, including conservative Andrew Sullivan. I also spent some time listening to rightwing radio station KSFO while on the road. Clearly they think that Obama will be the nominee and are devoting most of their time to attacking him.

This is going to get ugly. Witness the lead article on WorldNutDaily today. You see, Obama is just like Jim Jones:

One unidentified poster to a Seattle Post-Intelligencer article on the fainting spells, made a connection to '70s spiritual guru Jim Jones, who led his Bay Area followers to South America where over 900 died in a mass suicide:

"No one, other than Jim Jones – founder of the People's Temple, has captivated crowds like Obama. This has nothing to do with the 'Kool-Aid' party Jones foisted on his people. Watch footage of his sermons at the People's Temple, while in San Francisco. Same crying, passing out, etc."

"MuncsMom," a poster at the news forum, echoed the theme:

"Barack Obama is the black Jim Jones. I like George Bush and worked hard for him but never felt THIS way. Pretty scary," she wrote.

But is Obama the black Jim Jones or the black Hitler?


Blogger Derek Gilbert said...

It's not just WND. Liberal writers like ABC’s Jake Tapper, Jonathan Stein at Mother Jones, TIME’s Joe Klein, and Timothy Noah at Slate have noticed this cult of personality that's developing around Obama, too.

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