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Newsweek: Obama is 'The Second Coming'
Washington Examiner ^ | January 19, 2013 | Paul Bedart

Posted on 01/19/2013 12:03:44 PM PST by Kaslin

How did the rest of the media miss this? According to the new issue of Newsweek online, President Obama, who this weekend begins his second term--the third president in a row to do so--is "The Second Coming."

With flattering photographs, the magazine edited by Obama fan Tina Brown holds out hope that in his second Inaugural Address, Obama can inspire and show that he can also lead.

The conservative media watch dog, Media Research Center, first noticed the God-like cover.

"Conservatives have long joked that the national press corps see Barack Obama as the second coming of Jesus Christ. Today, Newsweek - at least what's left of it, an online product for tablets and e-readers - made it official," said Center Vice President Brent Baker

"Next to a side shot of Obama's head, the 'Inauguration 2013' cover story pronounces: 'The Second Coming.'"

Baker notes that the author, long-time Newsweek veteran Evan Thomas, gave Obama God-like qualities during his first year in office, saying on MSNBC, "In a way, Obama's standing above the country, above -- above the world. He's sort of God. He's going to bring all different sides together."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: godgap; newsweak; obamaonreligion; religiousleft
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1 posted on 01/19/2013 12:03:49 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Kinda like a modern day BOHICA?


2 posted on 01/19/2013 12:04:58 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Kaslin

3 posted on 01/19/2013 12:06:31 PM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Kaslin

False gods have a habit of tripping up on their feet of clay.


4 posted on 01/19/2013 12:07:08 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Kaslin
It was a typo IMO
What it should really say is Øbama is #2
5 posted on 01/19/2013 12:07:16 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: Kaslin
More Americans murdered by Muslims. Hussein seems pleased....

6 posted on 01/19/2013 12:07:56 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Kaslin

The Second Coming of Hitler..yeah I already knew that


7 posted on 01/19/2013 12:11:25 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Kaslin

Does nobody on the left see any parallels in this worship thing.


8 posted on 01/19/2013 12:19:23 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: 45semi

Nah, Newsweak only wants him to be the second coming


9 posted on 01/19/2013 12:20:22 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: 45semi

Nah, Newsweak only wants him to be the second coming


10 posted on 01/19/2013 12:20:41 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Of Stalin.


11 posted on 01/19/2013 12:22:15 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Kaslin

I would suggest as kind of a rear guard action driving liberals insane would be refusing to call this cosmic joke “President Obama.” Instead call him “Mr. Obama” even adding in an AKA “Sotero” if one choses. I noted another day a liberal got very upset by a failure to call him President Obama.


12 posted on 01/19/2013 12:22:30 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

They do not because they are always looking for a savior and they suffer from mental disorder.


13 posted on 01/19/2013 12:24:55 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: Kaslin
Obama and his minions are in a classic standoff against - my guess would be 100 million people - maybe more, maybe less.

There are tipping points for both sides, but the only side testing the tipping point is the Obama crowd.

The people on the other side just want to be left alone.

I honestly hope against hope that the Obama side just stands down for awhile.

14 posted on 01/19/2013 12:26:16 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Kaslin

This is probably why they couldn’t even make a go of selling their rag in print any more.

On the one hand, all the MSM takes any and every chance to belittle, ridicule and undermine Judeo-Christian religion in any way possible while fiercely lobbying for and protecting the rights of every other nutball religion (i.e., ISLAM).

They further cry, sob, and pontificate about the ‘gun violence’ that kills [GASP!] CHILDREN! but are vehement in the rights of those whose daily lives and fortunes are dedicated to the abortion of untold millions of unborn souls who aren’t even allowed to become children.

They can all go to hell - the sooner the better.


15 posted on 01/19/2013 12:26:31 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Sirius Lee
False gods have a habit of tripping up on their feet of clay.


16 posted on 01/19/2013 12:27:02 PM PST by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Kaslin

Did he tempt Eve during his first coming?


17 posted on 01/19/2013 12:33:59 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Kaslin
Well, Barry Obozo may be the second coming of Jesus Christ to the idiots at Newsweek, but he is NOT my god. Barry is mortal and will succumb to the usual human afflictions, much as his soul mate Hugo Chavez.

I wonder if Newsweek will go into mourning when Hugo Chavez goes room temperature from his cancer? Just a thought.

18 posted on 01/19/2013 12:34:32 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Kaslin

God will not excuse this blasphemy.


19 posted on 01/19/2013 12:35:37 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Kaslin

Second coming alright. Kind of like when you have diarrhea.


20 posted on 01/19/2013 12:39:41 PM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: spokeshave

When I saw that a few months ago (given everything else surrounding this guy) this verse came to mind:

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+13:14&version=KJV

Revelation 13:14

King James Version (KJV)

14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth
by the means of those miracles
which he had power to do in the sight of the beast;
saying to them that dwell on the earth,
that they should make an image to the beast,
which had the wound by a sword, and did live.


21 posted on 01/19/2013 12:42:02 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: spokeshave
This is the cover. He sure doesn't look godlike to me.


22 posted on 01/19/2013 12:45:11 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: F15Eagle

He sure hasn’t done any miracles yet.


23 posted on 01/19/2013 12:54:38 PM PST by firebrand
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To: Kaslin
It's not the first time:


24 posted on 01/19/2013 12:55:24 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: MestaMachine

25 posted on 01/19/2013 12:56:02 PM PST by mikrofon ("Sir, may we have MORE?")
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To: Kaslin

Evan Thomas, the great-grandson of a Christian minister. Blasphemy and double disgrace.


26 posted on 01/19/2013 12:57:02 PM PST by firebrand
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To: F15Eagle

The Second Coming

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,

A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

Yeats


27 posted on 01/19/2013 1:00:07 PM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Kaslin

Make that the Anti-Christ and you have an explanation of the Obama worship in this sick country.


28 posted on 01/19/2013 1:04:27 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: firebrand

Well, to be specific about it, it is the False Prophet in that verse that does the “miracles”.

;)


29 posted on 01/19/2013 1:06:39 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: mikrofon

I was gonna suggest “weak” - good job


30 posted on 01/19/2013 1:07:56 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: MestaMachine

They just forgot the halo.

I do not worship nor sell my soul for any man.


31 posted on 01/19/2013 1:10:56 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: Kaslin

Perhaps we will see a repeat of this historic occasion...

Acts 12:21 So on a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat on his throne and gave an oration to them.
Acts 12:22 And the people kept shouting, “The voice of a god and not of a man!”
Acts 12:23 Then immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he did not give glory to God. And he was eaten by worms and died.


32 posted on 01/19/2013 1:20:45 PM PST by ChoobacKY
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To: Kaslin

more like a second defecation... of Jimmah Carter malaise.


33 posted on 01/19/2013 1:30:39 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Kaslin

second coming of what...diareha


34 posted on 01/19/2013 1:39:42 PM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Sirius Lee

Doesn’t clay tend to crumble? : )


35 posted on 01/19/2013 1:50:44 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Kaslin

Newsweek: Obama is ‘The Second Coming’ of SATAN.


36 posted on 01/19/2013 1:52:20 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Kaslin

It’s like food poisoning. FIRST you throw up. You feel a little better until, SECOND, you have scorching diarrhea.


37 posted on 01/19/2013 2:17:33 PM PST by albie
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To: Sirius Lee

It would be a cosmic irony to have the “second coming” occur as the second “Obama coming” was giving his inaugural speech.


38 posted on 01/19/2013 2:29:51 PM PST by mdmathis6 ("Barry" Xmas to all and have a rapaciously taxable New Year!)
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To: beethovenfan
God will not excuse this blasphemy.

Anyone who stands near him at his coronation, yes, I said coronation, is at risk, in case there is a lightning bolt out of the blue.

39 posted on 01/19/2013 2:35:31 PM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: mikrofon; Kaslin

40 posted on 01/19/2013 2:46:47 PM PST by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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41 posted on 01/19/2013 2:51:55 PM PST by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: Diogenesis; Kaslin

42 posted on 01/19/2013 2:54:32 PM PST by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: bmwcyle

My thought exactly


43 posted on 01/19/2013 3:31:50 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: ChoobacKY

I wished someone would knock that arrogant pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave off his high horse


44 posted on 01/19/2013 3:43:20 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: beethovenfan

BLASPHEMY! . . is an accurate description of all this worship of him and Michelle. If he were worthy of anything; he would have put a stop to all that nonsense early on when it first started. - I assume he encourages it because he agrees with it.


45 posted on 01/19/2013 4:00:16 PM PST by Twinkie (JOHN 3:16)
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To: Twinkie

“BLASPHEMY! . . is an accurate description of all this worship of him and Michelle. If he were worthy of anything; he would have put a stop to all that nonsense early on when it first started. - I assume he encourages it because he agrees with it.”

Pure truth!


46 posted on 01/19/2013 4:12:37 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Pray for revival. <BCC><)
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To: Kaslin

Bring all sides together? You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Obama has blown any chance of a credible leader with his divisive rhetoric...punish your enemies at the polls, you didn’t build that, get revenge at the polls...
You cannot unburn the bridges, Obama.


47 posted on 01/19/2013 4:37:04 PM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: firebrand

Evan Thomas’s father was a Communist. Hence, the adoration.


48 posted on 01/19/2013 4:50:44 PM PST by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: griswold3
What I think...


49 posted on 01/19/2013 4:56:30 PM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: babygene

...VD...


50 posted on 01/19/2013 5:00:45 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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