Barack Obama Compares Experiencing His Policies To Being Inside A Fiery Furnace

The general take on this seems to be that, “Obama asks CBC for Biblical faith in his agenda.”

President Obama made an appeal to the religious faith of black voters at a Congressional Black Caucus rally, likening Biblical prophets who had faith in God — and so refused to worship an idol — to the black voters who “keep the faith” by supporting him and his policies – and, he hopes, his reelection campaign.

Obama opened the speech by mentioning the Biblical story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, three captive Jews who were thrown into a fiery furnace because they would not worship a golden idol. Obama quoted a pastor who referred to the three men as “good crazy” for having that faith. He added that the pastor had attributed the same “good crazy” to him when he decided to run for president.

…”It’s never easy,” Obama concluded, “and I never promised easy. Easy has never been promised to us. But we’ve had faith. We had that good kind of crazy that says you can’t stop marching.” Obama then promised to “press on” for “jobs” and “equality” and “struggling families,” before finally telling the CBC to “march with me and press on.”

Yes, Obama is asking people to have faith in him the way Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego had faith in God, which is, of course, both messianic and creepy. Additionally, if you get a little deeper into the analogy, the other interesting concept is that the way Obama is systematically destroying the entire country is the equivalent of the fiery furnace.

In other words, it’s a very Obama argument in more ways than one.

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