Newsweek magazine declared that President Obama was something like a god. The November 22, 2010 issue showed the President as the Hindu deity, Shiva, and carried the title “Obama God of all Things.”
Evan Thomas of Newsweek got a little carried away with all this talk about Obama’s “divine qualities” when he said the following on Hardball:
“In a way Obama is standing above the country, above the world. He’s sort of GOD. He’s going to bring all different sides together. . . . He’s the teacher. He is going to say, ‘Now, children, stop fighting and quarreling with each other.’ And he has a kind of a moral authority that he can do that.”
Apparently the folks at Newsweek did not realize that Lord Shiva is known as “the destroyer of the world.” How prophetic.
MSNBC’s David Shuster had this to say after an interview with President Obama: “An amazing interview . . . it never fails — great weather, rainbows, incredible speeches and three-point basket. A fly, and he nails it. Unbelievable. Unbelievable.”
The god Obama could not save Newsweek. Its owners are considering dumping its print edition and going fully digital.
In the spirit of the god-like Obama, the Iowahawk wrote a fitting description of this presidential god’s policies by giving him his own scriptures. Here is a partial rendering of the “Book of Barack.” You can read the entire “Scripture” here.
1 In the beginning Govt created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the economy was formless and void, darkness was over the surface of the ATMs, and the Spirit of Govt was hovering over the land.
3 And Govt said, “Let there be spending,” and there was spending. 4 Govt saw that the spending was good, and that it separated the light from the darkness. 5 Govt called the spending Investments, and this he did in the first day.
6 Then Govt said, “Let there be roads and bridges across the waters, and let dams divide the waters from the waters.” 7 Thus Govt made the infrastructure and the patronage jobs for eternity under the firmament from the Potomac which was above the firmament; and it was so. 8 And Govt called the firmament Washington. This Govt did on the second day.
9 Then Govt said, “Let the regulations and the guidelines under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the Bureaus appear”; and it was so. 10 And Govt called the Bureaus demigovts, and the gathering together of them He called AFSCME. And Govt saw that it was good.
11 Then Govt said, “Let there be police, and firefighters, and teachers according to their kind, for they will create more jobs”; and it was so. 12 And then Govt bade the void bring forth crime, and arson, and stupidity, that each would yield seed to bring forth more police, and firefighters, and teachers, and jobs. And Govt saw that it was good. 13 So the evening and the morning were the third day.
Go here to read the full scripture parody.