And now there's this video, made at Sand Hill Elementary School in Asheville, North Carolina (one of my most very favorite places that I've lived, incidentally)...
What the heck is going on here?
Actually, that's a very rhetorical question. Because I do know what's going on here. I've watched it build and grow for the past seventeen years, at least. It's not just a cult of one person. It's a cult of executive power: worshiping the President of the United States as if he were the living seat of divine government. I saw the warning signs during the Clinton era and was utterly appalled at how too many Christians were eager to imbue the same qualities onto George W. Bush. What's going on now with Barack Obama is only the dismal tide of the times.
That said: I still can't recall anything quite this disturbing before in American history. That a outright cult of personality is developing around the President.
This is very wrong in the worst way. I don't know of any other way to put it.
Thanks to Matt Mittan for the heads-up.