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2rth2pwr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 12:00 PM
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Obama: Your own personal Jesus
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 12:05 PM
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lark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 12:08 PM
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5. truth hurts
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DeadElephant_ORG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 12:54 PM
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22. if you call that hit piece "truth" you're way more gullible than any Obama supporter.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 01:02 PM
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28. "Truth-Anything that which I agree with."
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 12:06 PM
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2. Considering that the original video for the song was filmed at the Mustang Ranch...
:P
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lark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 12:07 PM
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3. Sad, sick, scary and very
disturbing. Most sad of all, this is just a tiny bit further out that quite a few of the Obama supporters on this board. No reason for the outrageous love and adoration, just straight worship.
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BlackVelvet04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 12:08 PM
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4. deeply disturbing n/t
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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 12:42 PM
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16. Yeah, it's really troubling that people are showing affection for a Democratic nominee for President
I'm soooooo scared. :eyes:
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BlackVelvet04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 03:42 PM
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40. No, what's disturbing is when they make him ou tto be Jesus. n/t
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 12:08 PM
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6. that.....was fucking creepy as hell
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Justyce Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 12:15 PM
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7. That is *beyond* disturbing. They're making the Dems look like fools. nt
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 12:17 PM
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8. You Should Check Out the Obamamessiah Blog
That's linked to from the vid.
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 12:23 PM
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10. This has to be satire...right? There really aren't people out there
who think he is the messiah, are there? I know that joke is thrown around here often...
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 12:35 PM
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13. Honestly, I'm Not Certain
But I do believe he's playing to the evangelical crowd for votes. Anything that helps, right?
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neverforget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 12:18 PM
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9. Propaganda that would make karl rove proud!
:puke:

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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 12:27 PM
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11. I Know How Ya Feel Man...


:rofl:
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GoldieAZ49 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 12:32 PM
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12. Not Mine


Not This Time

Not ever
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DeadElephant_ORG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 12:37 PM
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14. The mass gullibility argument should be offensive to every thinking progressive

The Secret Ingredient in "Kool-aid"


Jeff Goldsmith, March 19, 2008

When the Beatles sang "Come Together" that was "cool". But when Barack says it... that's "Kool-aid".

Hillary's supporters on this board throw out epithets such as "Kool-aid", "cult", "followers", "super-guru", "chosen one", as well as "Obamatons" and "Obamtiods". They do so frequently and shamelessly. It's an unmistakable slight against the mental, emotional, and political maturity of Obama supporters, and of Senator Obama himself. It's as unmistakable as "watermelons" is for racism, or as "iron my shirts" is for sexism. The stench of ageism is all over DU. Ageism permeates this place, yet goes unmentioned - our very own "Elephant in the Room".

Believe it or not, there is one thing this country needs even more than it needs a new president. We need an increase in civic participation and engagement by Americans across the board, but especially by youth. More than anything else, it's apathy that got us into this mess in the first place. Voting rates in America are appalling, and have been my whole life. And nobody has successfully evangelized progressive ideals, and civic participation among our youth - before Barack Obama.

This is not in dispute. Obama has dramatically grown our party at the grass-roots, and built a new youth movement. His achievement is without parallel. And these new, younger Democrats are not just voting. They're voting in state primaries, in large numbers. When has that EVER happened before? They're donating money. They're working the phones. They're showing up for caucuses. Hell, they're running the table at caucuses.

They're not children. They're the progressive future of our nation. And by the way, we've really screwed up their inheritance. We've bequeathed them a broken economy, an interminable war, and a dying planet. Nice.

At 46, I'm too old to be cool. But I am flat-out flabbergasted to see my fellow old-fogies give the straight-arm to these brave young citizens, with hope in their hearts. We've waited our whole lives for them to show up, and you give 'em the straight-arm! What is your deal?!

Well... your ageist "Kool-aid" insults make your "deal" very clear. After all these years it's still "Hey HEY, you YOU, get off of my cloud!" Some here denounced my prior post "This White House is MINE!"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
as divisive along age lines. But calling out ageism where it exists is not ageist, anymore than calling out racism or sexism makes one a racist or a sexist. And this subject is a taboo that we must address.

And for anybody who doesn't believe that ageism here is real, I challenge you to better explain why half our party, including the majority of our core party establishment, would be so unwelcoming, so outright rude, to an arriving army of new Democrats.

It seems that after 40 years of "youth culture", of dissing older generations as irrelevant, the baby boomers, Hillary's generation, have made their own old age, and diminishing relevance, intolerable to themselves.

So what is the secret ingredient in "Kool-aid". What gives that epithet such a bitter taste?

Fear of growing old.

Comments welcome here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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thunder rising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 12:54 PM
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23. The greatest flatulation, born from the greatest generation (AKA Boomers)
Brought us Korea, Vietnam and Iraq II.
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DeadElephant_ORG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 01:04 PM
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30. have you seen the post "This White House is MINE" ?


It gives the litany of "gifts" we've received from the "Me Generation".

"This White House is MINE"



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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 03:43 PM
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41. More bringing together from the unity folks?
Who is to be excluded and dismissed next?
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 12:38 PM
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15. We're back to being a cult again?
Okey-dokey :hi:
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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 12:43 PM
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17. When he's "unelectable," Hillary's beating him. When he's a "cult leader," he's beating Hillary.
Edited on Sat Mar-22-08 12:43 PM by Bicoastal
I think I've cracked the code!
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 12:45 PM
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18. Oh! So it's a good thing
:hug:
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DeadElephant_ORG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 12:52 PM
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21. I think you're on to something there... nt
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GarbagemanLB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 12:47 PM
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19. I liked the video. Gave it 5 stars. Go Obama!
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 12:48 PM
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20. That video's killin' 'em over at Michelle Malkin's site!
:eyes:
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GarbagemanLB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 12:55 PM
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24. I seriously like this video. Favorited. Go Obama!
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2rth2pwr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 01:00 PM
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25. I heard you the first time.
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GarbagemanLB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 01:00 PM
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26. Did I mention how much I liked it?
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DeadElephant_ORG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 01:02 PM
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27. This doesn't hit Obama - it's a hit on half the Democratic Party. It's disgusting propaganda.
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 01:03 PM
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29. Remember, the Clintons are the Democratic Party.
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populistdriven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 01:14 PM
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32. Its a hit on Populism
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 01:12 PM
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31. At least we now know where he learned it from.
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bhikkhu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 01:15 PM
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33. Not bad - Depeche Mode at its best.
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DeadElephant_ORG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 01:30 PM
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34. So... now you know what your parents felt during the 60's and 70's. Thanks to the "Me Generation".
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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 01:43 PM
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35. Funny website where it was made.
"A quantum leap in American consciousness"

-- Deepak Chopra

http://obamamessiah.blogspot.com /


Corollary: grab your wallet.

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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 02:00 PM
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36. It isn't much of a stretch to recognize that "some" supporters attribute Messiah aspects to Obama.
We witnessed the same thing with the bush worship. It's disturbing no matter who does it.

From Investors Business Daily, a version of Obama as Jesus, in their 3/24 Ramirez toon:

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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 02:33 PM
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37. "Disturbing" is a mild word.
:puke:

Theocracy Unbound.
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 02:42 PM
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38. People believing that Obama is Jesus is no worse
Edited on Sat Mar-22-08 02:46 PM by ZombieHorde
than people believing that Jesus is God.


edit to make an awkward sentence slightly less awkward.
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Pisces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 02:43 PM
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39. What's disturbing is the fool who made the video. Excitement for a candidate is a good thing
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2rth2pwr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-22-08 03:52 PM
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42. The video makes itself, just like the campaign ads the right


will use this Oct will write themselves if Barak is the nominee.
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