Despite jokes about the “God-Emperor Trump,” the Obama Cult is real for Democrats.
If anyone doubted the Obama cult, the reaction to the President changing his mind about same-sex “marriage” in his first term should have dispelled them. NPR interviewed homosexual after homosexual who expressed joy as if the Pope had granted them an Indulgence from Hell and Purgatory. Obama was a god who granted blessing and assurance to them.
And the Obama cult still has a hold of the Democrats as a whole.
Even when he tells them to stop pining for him, the Dems still love Obama.
Politico reports, “Obama: ‘You are right to be concerned.’”
Barack Obama’s message to Democrats: Stop dreaming of him.
Speaking at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser Thursday here in the lush backyard of two party megadonors, Obama warned of a country and world on the brink — “you are right to be concerned,” he told the crowd — but said they’d flub their chance to change that if they kept pining for a magical savior.[…]
He almost accepted some of the blame for the state of the party, though he framed it less as the DNC atrophying from years of benign neglect while he was in the White House and being saddled with his reelection campaign debt and more as people making the mistake of falling too much in love with him.
“I’ll be honest with you, if I have a regret during my presidency, it is that people were so focused on me and the battles we were having, particularly after we lost the House, that folks stopped paying attention up and down the ballot,” Obama said.
Obama should regret destroying the Democrat Party.
But the tension between the desperation among many Democrats that Obama needs to lead the charge against Trump and the shift away that the former president and Democratic officials are pushing played out in Perez himself: He called Obama out onto the stage by saying, “Let’s give it up for the real president of the United States,” then 20 minutes later, downplayed what he called “political venture capitalists — they want to find the next Barack Obama” — who aren’t focused on the nuts and bolts of party building.
Opinions were divided within the audience, too.
“You only have a few super candidates,” said former California Gov. Gray Davis, applauding the focus on mechanics.
“Notwithstanding his post-partisan rhetoric, Democrats need him, his inspiration, his energy and his memory to get through these dark days,” said Eric Bauman, the California Democratic chairman who is helping lead efforts for his party to flip several key nearby House seats.
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