Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Obama's Ego Trip

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Tonight at an expected Obama victory party, no one with star power greater than The One should attend:

Reportedly, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Sean ''Diddy'' Combs, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins and Ben Affleck are among those advised to skip the Chicago festivities and focus on attending the expected Obama inauguration in January.

''There really only needs to be one star in Grant Park, and that's Barack,'' said the source, a high-profile elected official who spoke on the condition of anonymity, since he's not authorized to speak for the campaign on this issue.
We've heard he was arrogant but jeez, the people who helped get to where he is will be dissed even before he takes office. A new era in solipsism is taking beginning folks.

No one shall broach The Messiah on the night he proves that he is just as good as he always said he was. And oh yeah, all you people who cling to religion best stay out as well.


Heather said...


It's my first time, so be gentle. I have never done the blog thing, but from the tone of yours, I am assuming the intent is to be provocative rather than informative. Really not my style at all. In fact, I believe that the political cynicism and blatant exaggeration on both sides by the media and bloggers alike create the atmosphere of polarization that is threatening to tear our country apart.

The theme that will likely propel Obama to victory has been one of a shared vision, of unity rather than division. This theme has resonated with many people who have felt neglected, even disenfranchised. Whether or not this will work or will result in anything meaningful moving forward over the next 4 years is a matter of opinion.

I was soured by the McCain campaign from the outset, because until quite recently, I never saw an ad that outlined any of his policies, only attacks on Obama. Nothing wrong with a good offense, but without any defense...?? You want to talk ego and arrogance, McCain takes the prize. Branding himself a "maverick" when he is about as party line as anyone gets. Don't even get me started where it comes to his wife and family. Oh, I mean the first wife and family, not the trophy wife...

Obama does not have the baggage of a McCain. I know you don't like the folks he's chosen to pal around with, but I chose far worse associates in my day and I think I turned out OK. I think it just gave me much better perspective and an appreciation for many different people from different walks of life.

As far as ego trips go, I sincerely doubt the veracity of info for this claim about Obama. Perhaps he doesn't want the entire Hollywood left by his side tonight because tonight is not about the Hollywood elite. It is about the American middle class, too long ignored by Republicans and Democrats alike. Save the big names for the big parties.

I work with people who have met Obama throughout the course of the campaign and the picture they have collectively painted is of a relatively nerdy, highly intelligent guy, definitely not an egomaniac with a messiah complex.

It's a shame that people will paint a very unflattering picture of someone, for the sole reason that they do not agree with their philosophy or their policies.

Oh, by the way...what is an Environmental Republican?


Scott said...

I'll be gentle but it was actually the media who branded McCain Maverick. He was a media darling until Obama came along.

I don't recall McCain setting up an acropolis at the convention thatmade him look like a grecian God.