First Lady kicks off 2012 Messiah-like references for hubby in campaign speech

Posted by: ST on April 18, 2012 at 10:02 am

We saw this deeply troubling tendency in 2008, including from Michelle Obama herself.  Unfortunately, it’s back again just as the 2012 general election campaign kicks into high gear (hat tip):

First lady Michelle Obama hit the campaign trail in Nashville on Tuesday and told a packed crowd in a downtown office building that the campaign has an “amazing story to tell.”

“This President has brought us out of the dark and into the light,” she said. “But we need each and every one of you as fired up as you’ve been.”

The first lady made roughly the same stump speech of recent weeks, chronicling the acomplishments of her husband’s first term, from the auto industry rescue to health care reform, ending the war in Iraq and the killing of Osama bin Laden. In a roughly 26-minute speech to a crowd of about 450, she also appealed to women voters, highlighting her husband’s signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

“That’s the first thing your president did,” she said. “He did this because he knows what it means when women aren’t treated fairly in the workplace.”

Except when it comes to his own workplace, apparently.

In response to Mrs. Obama’s “into the light” remarks, Weekly Standard’s Daniel Halper writes:

The crowd of nearly 450 folks applauded as the first lady likened her husband to a Jesus-like figure.

In the book of Matthew, we read, “the people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.” (Matthew 4:16) The phrase is used to describe the words Jesus preached.

In Micah, light, however, is a reference to God’s words. “Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD will be a light to me,” it says in Micah 7:8.

Either way, in religious terms, light is used to denote the true path, presented either by God or a savior. Or by Barack Obama.

Something many Obama worshipers will tell you – including the President himself.

Let’s defeat this disturbing pair in November, okay? Please?

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15 Responses to “First Lady kicks off 2012 Messiah-like references for hubby in campaign speech”


  1. Chris in N.Va. says:

    2 Corinthians 11:14 (NIV)

    And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.

    ’nuff said

  2. Carlos says:

    “This President has brought us out of the dark and into the light,”

    And so it begins, all the outright lies and all the misdirection. You can be sure that if Duh-1, Moochele or any of his other marionettes says blue is blue, you’d do well to get a spectrophotometer and check it out because, most likely, it ain’t blue.

    From a wickedly rapid recession where recovery would have been relatively easy into the near-depths of a depression, this president has done so little to help this country and so much to damage it irreparably it cannot be said in any fashion he “has brought us out of the dark.”

    Bottom line in the campaign will be, as always, be careful what you trust of what the Republican candidate says, and assume everything the Democrat says is a lie until you personally verify it.

  3. Tango says:

    These messianic comparisons were creepy in 2008, and are even more so this time around.

  4. Sefton says:

    “This President has brought us out of the dark and into the light,” she said.

    She was channeling The Wizard of Oz, no doubt recovering from something poppy induced…

    You’re out of the woods
    You’re out of the dark
    You’re out of the night
    Step into the sun
    Step into the light

  5. PE says:

    Michelle knows her audience and it is to them that she speaks of mystical things,
    resonating with echos of the Rev. Jones of Guyana.

  6. Stexas says:

    Maybe that is the light of the truth and it will finally be cast on Obama and he will be seen for what he really is. Of course the other alternative is that it is a train and it is coming for all of us!

  7. Carlos says:

    Yep, Stexas, and the train’s nothin’ but cattle cars…and no cattle.

  8. PE says:

    What’s next, faux stigmata?

  9. Dave B says:

    I’ve got to believe that their internal polling is scaring the pants off them. Every week they’re looking more desperate. Now they have to “resurrect” the Messiah thing? It’s only April. The “Messiah” has to stick with Community College crowds and Union thugs bussed in just to find adoring fans and fill an auditorium.

  10. For someone to call this two-bit self-aggrandizing Chicago thug “the new Messiah” indicates to me they did not have much use for the old one.

    “What is desired in a man is loyalty, and a poor man is better than a liar.”–Proverbs 19:22

  11. Kate says:

    What did we expect from a woman who says she wasn’t proud to be an AMerican until her husband ran for President???? All the illusions that we are now in the light are silly. I think we all should send a light bulb to the White House. To show that we need some brighter lights running this country.

  12. CaMom says:

    re: Tango’s response – Yes, these comments ARE much more frightening in this election time… 4 years ago, we had absolutely no idea WHO BO was!! Now we’ve got 4 years of lies and evidence that he is trying to systematically destroy the America we know and love – let’s just hope that enough Americans have woken up to the lies and deceptions and will vote him out of office.

  13. Brontefan says:

    They obviously believe he’s the messiah. The German people thought Hitler was their messiah, too… in the 1930s.

  14. Bob Dole and John McCain had an “amazing story to tell.”

    Oh, but wait, there’s were military stories, and so not of importance to the left.