Curious isn't it?
When Barack Obama won his first term the Right Wing nut machine could have selected any number of adjectives or appellations to characterize him with. The could have called him something evocative of their hatred of working people, or something racially tinged, but they didn't. What they ultimately DID choose became, for me, a Freudian revelation into the right wing "mind", and into their own self-assessment of what they had done to America for the previous 8 years.
The day President Obama took office I listened to Hannity on the drive home from work as he opened his "show" with what would become a subliminal confession. A wrongdoing expiated.
First of all Hannity whined inconsolably about how the noble party of personal responsibility was under "occupation". Thus did the Minister of Propaganda for the GOP set the stage for the 4-year-long right wing pity party, with the "woe is us" routine. He cast himself and Regressives as victims of a spreading, numbing Liberal oppression. Now all the wealthy and corporate classes would have their hard-earned Job Creator money wrested from their benevolent hands and given to Liberal brown people on welfare. Our society was about to fall to ruin. Forget that it already had under their rule. The country was about to slide into a Depression, and they needed to pin it on the man entering the White House at that very hour. As if they had no role in it.
But all of their hand wringing and gnashing of teeth had to be condensed into a one-word description of the pestilence that now threatened the Right Wing Nirvana they had labored so hard to build.
Ah,.....but what word to choose? What word to present to their brain-dead, drooling, myrmidon legions to convey their disgust for what Liberal voters had done? The obscenity the Liberals had foisted on the world?
The choice was made, and the golden stilleto of hatred, the future weapon, was delivered from the Right Wing Olympus. It is very telling that the right wingers chose this plum themselves. This meme was a republic party invention.
However, by choosing this word the GOP thought merchants revealed their innermost candid thoughts about what had gone on for the previous 8 years.
After all, what is a "Messiah"?
A Messiah is a "deliverer", a "champion", one who shatters the fetters of oppression, a "Liberator" who frees a long-suffering huge mass of people awaiting redemption from an entrenched, powerful, overwhelming ennui. A Messiah conquers a suffocating dross.
By choosing "messiah" as President Obama's sarcastic moniker they were unwittingly admitting culpability for the destroyed, looted nation that lay at their feet and for their role in producing it.
I couldn't have picked a more damaging, transparent method to defame the GOP with if I tried.
Cheers to my President, Barack Hussein Obama.