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The Year of 'Our Savior' Obama

By L. Brent Bozell · Dec. 19, 2012

The year 2012 was defined by the calculated re-emergence of Obama worship, no matter how obvious his failures in office. After his re-election, the actor Jamie Foxx let it all hang out in a tribute at the BET Awards on November 25: “First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior, Barack Obama!”

For that President Jesus gasbaggery, Foxx was selected as one of the winners of the Media Research Center's Best Notable Quotables of 2012, a collection of liberal foolishness selected by 46 judges of distinction in the conservative media. Foxx won the “Barbra Streisand Political IQ Award for Celebrity Vapidity.”

But Foxx wasn't alone in the idolatry category. Naturally, MSNBC's Chris Matthews won the “Obamagasm Award,” failing to find a single flaw in his idol in a “Hardball” tribute on July 17: “This guy's done everything right. He's raised his family right. He's fought his way all the way to the top of the Harvard Law Review, in a blind test becomes head of the Review, the top editor there. Everything he's done is clean as a whistle. He's never, not only broken any law, he's never done anything wrong. He's the perfect father, the perfect husband, the perfect American. And all they do is trash the guy.”

Especially when he's our lord and savior.

CNN's Piers Morgan won in the “Media Hero Award” category for his fawning over Bill Clinton at the annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting on Sept. 25: “People see you putting on this event, they heard you at the convention make a barnstorming speech, an incredible speech … I was there. You electrified the place. And they all say, 'Why do we have this goddamned 22nd Amendment? Why couldn't Bill Clinton just run again and be President for the next 30 years?'”

A prime time CNN personality announces Clinton should be President for Life, even as CNN and its media fans keep declaring the nonsense that this network abhors and rejects political partisanship.

But journalists proclaiming their objectivity, no matter how ridiculous, is a daily event. The Denying the Obvious Award for Refusing to Acknowledge Liberal Bias went to New York Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal, who grew angry on Feb. 16 when his newspaper was compared to Fox News in its partisan take on the news: “The word I want to use here … begins with 'bull' and ends in 'it,' and you can figure out what comes in between. I think it's absolute pernicious nonsense … Fox News presents the news in a way that is deliberately skewed to promote political causes, and The New York Times simply does not.”

The Romney family would disagree, perhaps recalling items like the 2,300-word Times front-pager by Trip Gabriel scorning Mrs. Romney's enthusiasm for dressage, where “horses costing up to seven figures execute pirouettes and other dancelike moves for riders wearing tails and top hats.”

Or take Times columnist Charles Blow, who won “The Politics of Personal Destruction Award” for denying Romney's humanity on MSNBC on July 17: “This is the kind of man that Mitt Romney is. This man does not have a soul. If you opened up, you know, his chest, there's probably a gold ticking watch in there and not even a heart. This is not a person. This is just a robot who will do whatever it takes, whatever he's told to do, to make it to the White House.”

Former ABC News political director David Chalian lost his job as Washington Bureau Chief of Yahoo! News for being caught on an open microphone on Aug. 28 during the GOP convention in Tampa, talking over a picture of Mitt and Ann Romney: “They are happy to have a party with black people drowning.” That quote won the “Ku Klux Con Job Award for Smearing Conservatives With Phony Racism Charges.”

Obama is our savior, and Romney is happy with blacks drowning. Got it?

But on the Left, it's always easy to believe America is still mired in a deeply racist, imperialist history. MSNBC weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry won the “Quote of the Year” for offering her unique Happy Birthday to America on her July 1 show:

“The land on which they [the Founders] formed this Union was stolen. The hands with which they built this nation were enslaved. The women who birthed the citizens of the nation are second class … This is the imperfect fabric of our nation, at times we've torn and stained it, and at other moments, we mend and repair it. But it's ours. All of it. The imperialism, the genocide, the slavery, also the liberation and the hope and the deeply American belief that our best days still lie ahead of us.”

But for MSNBC, that liberation and hope rests on their “lord and savior” Obama.



wjm in Colorado said:

More like Pagan Idolitry and Devil worship.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 9:20 AM


I was thinking the same thing WJM!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Kevin from Arkansas in USA said:

"'Why do we have this goddamned 22nd Amendment?"

WE? Is Piers an American citizen? No he is not, at least he wasn't as of July 1, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 9:35 AM

enemaofthestatistquo in Monroe, GA replied:

Piers Morgan has a Right to say anything he cares to, but as a non-citizen he does not have a Right to Host a nationwide program billed as journalism and news using it as His Own Personal forum; on my as a citizen regulated airwaves. HE may in fact be a fugitive from British justice as he was a top exec at Sky News, sister to Fox News when it was recently accused of wire-tapping, hacking & otherwise eavesdropping on newsmakers and celebrities in Great Britain, perhaps he was the one who ordered that chicanery & the Murdoch's of Fox are being ostracized and prosecuted for His unlawful acts? Murdoch might sue him in civil court for defamation and perhaps MOrgan is on CNN in violation of a non-compete clause in his Sky contract? & a prisoner exchange- Holder for Hammar.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 11:45 AM

enemaofthestatistquo in Monroe, GA replied:

& if Morgan is responsible for the chicanery at Sky, could it have been deliberate sabotage of the Murdoch news media networks.?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 11:47 AM

enemaofthestatistquo in Monroe, GA replied:

One thing about Morgan is certain- he is a Pompous A$$.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Wayne in Hinesville, GA said:

We have the 22nd Amendment to preclude an Imperial presidency that could quickly turn in to a dictatorship. Apparently these mindless idiots want such a thing to happen with Odumbo being the Messiah who will lead us to the Promise land of total government control of every aspect of our lives.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 11:46 AM

enemaofthestatistquo in Monroe, GA said:

What we need now is 22nd Amendment PartII, to limit the tenure of Reps, Senators, Federal Judges, & any other Federal Appointee- can you say Fed Chair, or FBI Director, etc.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Brandt Hardin in Clarksville said:

Despite all odds, our President prevailed in gaining re-election. He still has an uphill battle fighting a Red House which has blocked his every move in an attempt to squash his goals of bringing the Middle Class equal pay, women’s rights, gay rights and affordable healthcare. The Bush Administration drove our economy into a swift nose dive and Obama is still the patsy. Watch conservative hands paint him in Blackface with a visual commentary of how Barack has been bamboozled at

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 9:32 PM

ArmyofOne in MN replied:

Are you serious? Nothing....! Obama has done nothing but evil! Why do "conservatives" have to paint Obama in 'blackface'? Isn't he negro enough for you? Oh wait, it's all about color to you morons...character is something reserved for black conservatives!

Friday, December 21, 2012 at 4:31 PM