Obama the messaiah

Posted by            The Real Don Johnson on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 8:20:23 PM

My blog has been dark for quite some time now, but since the immediate future of the United States, to a large extent, will be to in the hands of one of two quite different world views, it’s time to make my voice heard once more.

I’ve listened and followed with interest the Democrat primary battles, and will start my new effort with a critique of the nomination speech of Barack Hussein Obama. Like many other observers, I am struck by the messianic tone of the entire Obama phenomenon, and what appears to me to be the amazing arrogance and ignorance of the messiah and his followers.

Let me take just a snippet of the nomination speech:

America, this is our moment. This is our time, our time to turn the page on the policies of the past…


Since he didn’t have the grace to restrict this remark to President Bush and the current administration, I’m wondering how far back he is talking about, and will assume the worst case. How much of American history is he turning his back (page) on?  The past policies of the past, both Democrat and Republican, have made the American Civilization the greatest in the history of man. Turn the page if you will, but learn and absorb the lessons of the past, grow from them and gain wisdom. The implication here is; the page will be turned, never to be opened again.

… our time to bring new energy and new ideas to the challenges we face, our time to offer a new direction for this country that we love.

Agreed, we need to bring new energy and ideas …, but the idea of a new direction gives me pause and concern. The vector (direction) of American history has been one of liberty, justice and progress since the founding. We have been on the right course since those patriots of old shook off the yoke of the British tyranny. What we need on occasion is a course correction to keep us on the course of continually seeking “a more perfect union”.  The course the Democrat party seems eager to shift to is the course of socialism, which recent history shows us ends up on the rocks.

The journey will be difficult. The road will be long. I face this challenge — I face this challenge with profound humility and knowledge of my own limitations, but I also face it with limitless faith in the capacity of the American people.

… this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal…

Need I say more about profound humility?

Because if we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that, generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless…


I just saw a TV ad for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. As you will see when you link to them, that “All patients accepted for treatment at St. Jude are treated without regard to the family’s ability to pay.” Apparently the Messiah has not heard of St. Jude, nor has he ever read the periodic reports from U.S News And World Report on the best hospitals in the U.S. This nation has a stellar record on health care. Can we do better? Yes, and I see day by day, year by year, that we are doing just that.

The jobless… The free market system that undergirds the American economy has, over the decades, provided the best possible opportunity for maximizing job opportunities for all. Is it perfect? No, and never will be. But with a win-win partnership between business and limited government, we can optimize the opportunities by getting unreasonable government intrusion off the backs of the American economic machine.

… this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal…


At this point I am reminded of Moses and the parting of the sea. And of Jesus, walking on the Sea of Galilee. I’m sorry, your holiness, but forgive me if I don’t see you in the same light as these.

… this was the moment when we ended a war, and secured our nation, and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth.

I beg to differ, your holiness, but I believe that Commander in Chief, President Bush and our military is right now, today, bringing the war to a successful conclusion. A conclusion that is in America’s best interests, as well as the best interests of the Iraqi people and of the region, and of the world.

Let me digress here just a moment to express my gratitude and admiration to the American military. In my opinion, the soldier, sailor, Marine airman and sailor serving in Iraq has the best job in the world. They have, and are, bringing liberty to millions. I can’t imagine a more rewarding and honorable job.

The quote from Lincoln, “the last, best hope on Earth”, is a good one, it was given by President Lincoln in 1862. The Civil War was still raging, and the remark was intended to preserve that very vision for future generations. However, in order to accomplish that, he had to bring the war to a successful conclusion, one that would indeed preserve the union, and preserve that vision. A century later, President Reagan brought that same vision to his presidency amidst the long struggle against the tyranny and threat of Soviet Communism. As with Lincoln, there was a war that had to be successfully concluded in order for that vision to be preserved. President Bush likewise, is on the course of preserving that vision. If there is failure in this quest, then it will be that much harder for oppressed people to look for, much less see …a last, best hope on Earth.


This was the moment, this was the time when we came together to remake this great nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves and our highest ideals

Again, your holiness, I beg to differ with your eloquence. I see many moments in the history of my America which have, and even now reflect our very best selves and our highest ideals.


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