In a stunning new Harris poll, President Barack Obama has beaten Jesus Christ to be American’s new number one hero. When a similar Harris Poll was conducted in 2001, Jesus was in the top spot, but now apparently America likes Obama more than it likes Jesus.
The survey of 2,634 U.S. adults asked who they admired enough to call their heroes, but were not shown any list of people to choose from.
In an interesting twist, three Republican politicians also made the top 10 - Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and John McCain.
These were the top 10 responses in the poll.....
1. Barack Obama
2. Jesus Christ
3. Martin Luther King
4. Ronald Reagan
5. George W. Bush
6. Abraham Lincoln
7. John McCain
8. John F. Kennedy
9. Chesley Sullenberger (the man who landed US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River)
10. Mother Teresa
Without a doubt, the enthusiasm for Barack Obama has reached unprecedented levels in the United States. Just check out the reaction of one young man at an Obama rally earlier this year.....
Even celebrities are jumping on the Obama bandwagon with both feet.
The following video produced by Oprah Winfrey contains footage of a large number of Hollywood celebrities pledging "to serve" Barack Obama in a variety of ways.
While some of the things the celebrities pledge to do in this video are good, the overall effect of this video is a bit unsettling.
This is an example of political propaganda that almost reaches a religious level. Watch this video for yourself and ask yourself how it makes you "feel".....
Is all of this "Obamamania" just harmless enthusiasm for a political candidate or does it go a little too far?
The following are actual quotes by celebrities, media personalities and others about the election of Barack Obama.....
"What Barack Obama has accomplished is the single most extraordinary event that has occurred in the 232 years of the nation’s political history"
-Jesse Jackson, Jr.
"I'll do whatever he says to do. I'll collect paper cups off the ground to make his pathway clear."
"We're here to evolve to a higher plane . . . he is an evolved leader . . . [he] has an ear for eloquence and a tongue dipped in the Unvarnished Truth."
"Obama's finest speeches do not excite. They do not inform. They don't even really inspire. They elevate. . . . He is not the Word made flesh, but the triumph of word over flesh . . . Obama is, at his best, able to call us back to our highest selves."
"No one saw him coming, and Christians believe God comes at us from strange angles and places we don't expect, like Jesus being born in a manger."
"Who among us is not at a loss for words? Tears pour out. Tears of joy. Tears of relief. A stunning, whopping landslide of hope in a time of deep despair."
-film producer Michael Moore
"Never in my adult life has there been more hope surrounding the election of a president."
-Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the University of California Irvine School of Law
"I don’t think we’re going to see the restoration of an old political age, but the ushering in of a new age. They’re going to rewrite the rules."
-Simon Rosenberg, President of the New Democratic Network
"Even in the last days we felt we would never see this hour, but there is a God."
"…I’ve sort of been, like, pulsating all day, and now I feel like I’m, like, in full-vibrational-mode … It feels like there’s a shift in consciousness. It feels like something really big and bold has happened here…"
"Obama’s election as president is a beautiful testament to the American collective consciousness that is flowering. This more loving consciousness will be necessary to protect us from some of our hurtful human choices and tendencies. We will need it to create balance with the constantly emerging advances in technology so, going forward, we can use these advances in a positive way to lift up Mother Earth and all her inhabitants."
-Russell Simmons, Def Jam founder
"Many even see in Obama a messiah-like figure, a great soul, and some affectionately call him Mahatma Obama."
"This is bigger than Kennedy. . . . This is the New Testament." "I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don't have that too often. No, seriously. It's a dramatic event."
- Chris Matthews
"He communicates God-like energy..."
-Steve Davis (Charleston, SC)
"It’s more spiritual than political"
-Ted Howard, a 64-year-old African-American
"I cried all night. I’m going to be crying for the next four years. What Barack Obama has accomplished is the single most extraordinary event that has occurred in the 232 years of the nation’s political history. … The event itself is so extraordinary that another chapter could be added to the Bible to chronicle its significance."
Barack Obama even started having streets and landmarks named after him even before he was sworn into office.
Now the Obama naming craze is literally sweeping the world.
Consider these examples.....
*The prime minister of Antigua wants to rename that island's highest mountain "Mount Obama". Perhaps the old name of the mountain - "Boggy Peak" - was just not drawing enough tourists.
*A developer in Ireland is hoping to receive approval for a hotel named after Barack Obama.
*Quite a few new parents in both the United States and Kenya have named their baby boys after the newly elected Obama.
*In fact, the New York Times is reporting that Barack, Obama, Michelle, Malia and Sasha have become inspirations for first and middle names all across the United States recently.
*One Spanish town plans to actually name a street after Barack Obama.
*Obama has even had a bagel named after him.
One elementary school in New York believes that it was the first school in the world to be named after president-elect Barack Obama. Just check out this video.....
So what do you think about all of this "Obamamania"? Please feel free to leave a comment below with your opinion.....