The carnival hucksterism of the “faith merchandise”

Obama campaign attempts Second Coming bumpersticker style

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image  With his proclivity for one-upmanship, he’d rather waltz than walk on water.  And now the campaign of Barack Hussein Obama is claiming all things to all faiths by “rolling out” the bumperstickers.

  In what has to be the boldest move since Christ drove the moneychangers out of the Temple, the Obama campaign, with apologies to none, is rolling out new “faith merchandise” for the masses.

“The Obama campaign is preparing rolling out a new line of “faith merchandise”—the latest move in an ambitious effort to win over religious voters.” (CNNPolitics.com, Sept. 15, 2008).

image In other words, they’re drumming up business to bring in all the sheaves one month and a half before Nov. 4, 2008. 

  Obama and his earthly master George Soros don’t need a Wedding Feast scene at Cana to perform miracles. 

  These guys don’t have to believe in miracles when they can get out and make them.  Chief among the Believers for Barack cheap merchandise is a button declaring the words “Pro-Family Pro-Obama.

  How you can be Pro-Family and Pro-abortion will have to wait for another Obama speech with Teleprompters.

  “Check out the Believers for Barack, Pro-Family Pro-Obama and Catholics for Obama buttons, bumperstickers and signs,” says Obama Deputy Director of Religious Affairs Paul Monteiro in an email obtained by the Beliefnet Web site.”

  `Appropriate’, today’s number one word in the lexicon of the politically correct describes the merchandise: “Believers for Barack rally signs and bumperstickers, along withal Pro-Family Pro-Obama merchandise, are “appropriate” for people of all faith backgrounds,” Monteiro continues.  “We’ll soon be rolling out merchandise for other religious groups and denominations, but I wanted to get this out to you without delay.”

  The carnival hucksterism of the “faith merchandise” is intended to first capture the all-important Catholic vote.

  The campaigns on both sides of American elections make a major push for the Catholic vote, which as CNN points out “has gone to the winning presidential campaign in every race since 1976, except Al Gore’s 2000 White House bid.”

  While there is no word yet that the campaign is doing anything to capture the Islam vote, BeliefNet reports that “Clergy for Change” and “Pro-Israel Pro-Obama merchandise are in the works.

  During summer months, magazines depicted “The Messiah” wading through the surf in his bathing suit.  Running shoes emblazoned with his name were doing brisk business in Kenya.

  Obama is his own Barbie Doll (Ken, when he was still “appropriate”, we think) and last week the Obama campaign began offering merchandise with a more worldly them.

  New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, which kicked off in the same week as the seventh anniversary of 9/11, marked the debut of clothing and accessories by some of the nation’s top designers.  The Collection, announced earlier this summer, includes totes, shirts and other merchandise designed by about two dozen major industry names, including Narciso Rodriguez, Zac Posen and Vera Wang.

  Meanwhile, hold onto your faith because you’re really going to need it.

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Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com.

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