Obama messiah boasts of woman who had herself buried in an Obama messiah T-shirt

I got a letter—I got a note today from one of my staff—they forwarded it to me—from a woman in St. Louis who had been part of our campaign, very active, who had passed away from breast cancer. She didn’t have insurance. She couldn’t afford it, so she had put off having the kind of exams that she needed. And she had fought a tough battle for four years. All through the campaign she was fighting it, but finally she succumbed to it. And she insisted she’s going to be buried in an Obama t-shirt.

This goes beyond Obama’s familiar cosmic narcissism; it’s just plain creepy. As Byron York puts it, “this is not about the woman and her choice … but about the president’s choosing to tell the story himself.”

The next think you know, Obama will start encouraging people who, like this woman, face death as the putative result of the absence of nationalized medical insurance, to follow the woman’s example and have themselves buried wearing an Obama T-shirt. He’ll call this group of martyrs “the Obama Corpses.”

(Anyone who doesn’t get the reference should read this.)

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Ray G. writes:

what an ego… geez, first someone who wants to be buried in a t-shirt of a politician is sad and pathetic but the president mentioning this in a speech is just tasteless, classless.

Jake Jacobsen writes:

Perhaps its just me but I’m reminded of Thulsa Doom gesturing to the young girl to jump off the cliff in the original Conan, and when she does throw herself to her death Thulsa turns to Conan and says “Now that is power.”

Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 06, 2010 01:27 PM | Send

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