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Obama, The Anointed One

Joshua Sharp

Posted: Jul 27th 2008 1:48PM

Filed under: US Elections, Politics, USC, Media

This is awesome:

"And it came to pass, in the eighth year of the reign of the evil Bush the Younger (The Ignorant), when the whole land from the Arabian desert to the shores of the Great Lakes had been laid barren, that a Child appeared in the wilderness.

The Child was blessed in looks and intellect. Scion of a simple family, offspring of a miraculous union, grandson of a typical white person and an African peasant. And yea, as he grew, the Child walked in the path of righteousness, with only the occasional detour into the odd weed and a little blow.

When he was twelve years old, they found him in the temple in the City of Chicago, arguing the finer points of community organisation with the Prophet Jeremiah and the Elders. And the Elders were astonished at what they heard and said among themselves: 'Verily, who is this Child that he opens our hearts and minds to the audacity of hope?'"

That article, by Gerard Baker of "The Times" (London), is perhaps one of the greatest pieces of satire I have read in my short lifetime. Read the full article, if you haven't already.

Let's review. Bad satire:


Good satire:

"And the Child spake and the tribes of Nato immediately loosed the Caveats that had previously bound them. And in the great battle that ensued the forces of the light were triumphant. For as long as the Child stood with his arms raised aloft, the enemy suffered great blows and the threat of terror was no more."

The "conniving Hillary, wife of the deposed King Bill the Priapic and their barbarian hordes of Working Class Whites," couldn't pull it off nearly as well. Remember this?

"Hillary's 'Celestial Choirs' Attack"


And, if you want to descend into some more trashy satire, the Evil Prophet Rush Limbaugh loves this one:

"Barack, the Magic Negro"


All this goes to show just how good Baker's piece is. I think I'm going to read it again. "He ventured forth to bring light to the world..."

On a secondary note, I think my favorite part is, "He travelled fleet of foot and light of camel, with a small retinue that consisted only of his loyal disciples from the tribe of the Media." The LA Times disagrees with this characterization, no surprise there. And yet, Obama continues to go forth on a remarkably thin platform of smoke-and-mirrors staging and rhetoric. Why not? Hell, it worked for the first 18 months.

This is the most stunning rise of a noob politician in the history of America. Who agrees with me? Add your comments below. Or, write your own satire, if Baker so inspires you.

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