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III. Liberal Saviors
Ironically, the media elite‚Äôs fear of GOP theocracy is matched by a willingness for some to entertain -- without embarrassment ‚Äď that leftist icons and Democratic Presidents from Clinton to Obama bear a striking resemblance to Jesus Christ. The public might wonder if the media elite are suggesting these left-wing saviors are seen as superior secular examples to take the place of Jesus in all offerings of homage and glory.
‚ÄúRoger [Clinton]‚Äôs life is in some ways the story of any younger sibling clobbered by the spectacular success of the one who came before. The presidential brother syndrome. If your brother is Christ, you have a choice: become a disciple, or become an anti-christ, or find yourself caught somewhere between the two.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄĒ Washington Post reporter Laura Blumenfeld, January 24, 1993 ‚ÄúStyle‚ÄĚ section story.
‚ÄúHe‚Äôs simultaneously endowed with the humility of an everyman and the larger-than-life presence of a hero....In the proliferation of his image since his death (he‚Äôd be 69 today), he‚Äôs remained an ever-youthful demi-god. Chesucristo, superstar.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄĒ Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight honoring communist guerrilla fighter Che Guevara, October 18, 1997.
‚ÄúWhen I watched him [former President Bill Clinton] at Mrs. King‚Äôs funeral, I just have never seen anything like it....There are times when he sounds like Jesus in the temple.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄĒ MSNBC‚Äôs Chris Matthews on Hardball, February 28, 2007.
‚ÄúPeople have called you ‚ÄėThe Savior,‚Äô ‚ÄėThe Messiah,‚Äô ‚ÄėThe Messenger of Change.‚Äô The expectations have been raised to such a level....If you are, as you just say, lucky enough to be elected the next President, are you going to have to consciously manage expectations during the first several months of your administration?‚ÄĚ
‚ÄĒ NBC‚Äôs Matt Lauer to Barack Obama on Today, October 20, 2008.