The Walrus Was Rahm

Shades of John Lennon’s  infamous remark that the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus” remark in the mid-1960s.

As Jim Geraghty writes today, “After Obama’s speech in Berlin in 2008, I noted that we can always rest easy when Germans start chanting in unison in devotion to a charismatic leader”:


You thought I was kidding about over-the-top devotion to a leader who they see in through a mystical, obsessive lens, right? Yeah, here’s a German paper today:

Today, his historic Health Reform is being passed through the American Senate – a welfare policy breakthrough that several of his predecessors have been unable to manage.

Despite all the compromises, it has finally been possible to ensure something so fundamental, as the right of every American not to be financially shipwrecked when their health fails them. Add to that the biggest ever financial support package in America’s history, a major disarmament agreement and the quickest-ever re-establishment of American reputation.

On the other hand, we have Jesus’ miracles that everyone still remembers, but which only benefitted a few. At the same time, we have the wonderful parables about his life and deeds that we know from the New Testament, but which have been interpreted so differently over the past 2000 years that it is impossible to give an unequivocal result of his work.

Obama is, of course, greater than Jesus – if we have to play that absurd Christmas game.

Come on, you wimp, call him greater than Mohammed.


Heh. Of course, it wouldn’t be the first time that the Germans saw a leader as bigger than Jesus, which certainly worked out just swell for all concerned.

Update: Was it over when Denmark bombed Pearl Harbor? Geraghty adds, “Sorry, folks, I saw the ‘.dk’ suffix and thought ‘Deutschland’ instead of Denmark.”


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