Obama = Antichrist?9 August, 2008
When McAin’t’s Rovian minions created the webmercial calling Obama ‘the one’ (and, of course, ridiculing the idea), I thought the phrasing very odd. The text was bizaare, the wording strange, and the images, well, odd. Turns out I’m not the only one who noticed something odd about the advert:
a number of progressive Christians starting reporting on the possible subtext underlying the ad: the McCain campaign may be playing on evangelical fears of, believe it or not, the Antichrist. The argument made the rounds a few days ago, and was elevated to a national issue by Time’s Amy Sullivan yesterday, who noted that the ad’s suggestion of Obama as the Antichrist might actually make the Willie Horton ads “seem benign” by comparison.
It strikes me that this is the wrong tack for the McAin’t camp to take. Follow me on this, and please point out where I’m wrong here:
- McAin’t has lukewarm support among the fundogelical Republican base.
- McAin’t knows that he needs the fundogelicals to come out in droves if he has a chance of winning.
- His campaign produces a webmercial implying, through the use of language and images plagiarized borrowed from the horrific Left Behind books, that Obama is the Anti-Christ.
- The rule of the Anti-Christ is a necessary precursor to the second coming of Jesus.
- Fundogelicals experience orgasmic ecstacy imagining the torture non- or wrong-believers will suffer when Armageddon happens and rabidly support policies which bring the END closer.
- Voting for Obama (if he really is the Anti-Christ) would create Armageddon and bring Jesus to earth.
This seems to mean that fundogelicals should vote for Obama in order to speed the destruction of the earth.
So all Christianist, Dominionist, Fundamentalist, Evangelical right-wing whackjob Christians: Vote Democratic this election, and speed up the Second Coming.
(Damn its hard to even concieve of the thought processes involved here)
Hat tip to Steve Benen and his Carpetbagger Report.