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

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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