1/16/2009 10:45 AM
Obama May Be More Popular Than God
He is not known for freeing the slaves, he never sponsored or passed one Civil Rights Bill, he never marched one time to protest against racial injustices, he never died for what he believed in, and he never served one day as President of the United States and yet he seem to far more popular than Abraham Lincoln, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and perhaps God himself. His name is Barack Obama.
In addition to naming their children after him, on Wednesday January 14th 2009, the New York Times reported that “from mom-and pop vendors to big-box retailers, an army of people is trying to make a bounty off of Mr. Obama’s inaguguration…”
• Focus Sports opened up an Inauguration Superstore with 10 cash registers to sell a multitude of Obama related products.
• TooDarnHot.com is selling Obama Hot Sauce for $6.99
• A Chicago Women’s Store is selling Hope and Change necklaces for $24.99
• Topps Trading Cards is selling Obama Trading Cards for $1.99
• Jeremy Rupke is selling Obama Toilet Paper for $8.00
• Salah Boukadoum’s store is selling Hope on a Rope Soap for $20.00 and a gift pack of Obama bar soap for $44.99
• The Washington D.C. Subway is selling Obama Metro Fare Cards for $10.00
• Sex toys stores are selling certain Obama sex items for $34.95
• Another store is selling Obama Classic Thong Undies for women at $8.99
In addition producing calendars, coins, t-shirts, tennis shoes, coffee mugs and a host of others products, this young man is classified as a superstar and hero even though he has saved no one. On the other hand, Lincoln fought to save the union and free the slaves; Dr. King picked up the mantle and fought against racial injustices and gave his life for the cause; and in addition to putting together one of the most racially and gender diverse cabinets in American History, President Bush kept terrorist attacks from our door steps for seven and half years (since 9-11), and yet none of these individuals are (currently) as popular as Barack Obama, a man whom we cannot cite one thing that he has done to make America or the world a better place.
Are we setting this young man up? Are our expectations of him unrealistic? Will we yell, “crucify him” if his administration fails? Will we pray to him in the time of trouble and distress? Are we about to replace “One nation under God” with “One nation under Barack?” Under the banner of “Change,” will we change “In God We Trust” with “In Obama We Trust?” Or have we already done so by our actions?
Rev. Wayne Perryman
P.O. Box 256
Mercer Island, WA 98040
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