By now you may have caught wind of the fodder surrounding Newsweek editor, Evan Thomas and his comparison to President Barack Obama as God. Last Friday, Thomas was speaking on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews (surprise, surprise) about Obama’s speech in Cairo when he began to verbally elevate the 44th president to the status of creator and chief.
Newsweek’s Evan Thomas: Obama Is ‘Sort of God’
By Kyle Drennen
June 5, 2009
Newsweek editor Evan Thomas brought adulation over President Obama’s Cairo speech to a whole new level on Friday, declaring on MSNBC: “I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God.”
Thomas, appearing on Hardball with Chris Matthews, was reacting to a preceding monologue in which Matthews praised Obama’s speech: “I think the President’s speech yesterday was the reason we Americans elected him. It was grand. It was positive. Hopeful…But what I liked about the President’s speech in Cairo was that it showed a complete humility…The question now is whether the President we elected and spoke for us so grandly yesterday can carry out the great vision he gave us and to the world.
Matthews discussed Obama’s upcoming speech marking the 65th anniversary of D-Day and compared it to that of Ronald Reagan. He then turned to Thomas and asked: “Reagan and World War II and the sense of us as the good guys in the world, how are we doing?” Thomas replied: “Well, we were the good guys in 1984, it felt that way. It hasn’t felt that way in recent years. So Obama’s had, really, a different task We’re seen too often as the bad guys. And he – he has a very different job from – Reagan was all about America, and you talked about it. Obama is ‘we are above that now.’ We’re not just parochial, we’re not just chauvinistic, we’re not just provincial.”
Here is a video clip of the Thomas statement. Notice how Chris Matthews only says “yeah” like a starstruck schoolkid.
Do people understand how pathetic they seem? Fawning all over the Obama and tingles going up ones legs. Evan Thomas erroneously believes the Obama hype. Obama can heal, and part Lake Michigan. (The Green Sea during St. Patty’s day). How can we expect Obama to fix the world when he could not fix Chicago or Illinois? Taking a look at the background of Mr. Thomas, you will find an interesting bit of information on Wikipedia:
Evan Thomas (born 25 April 1951 at Huntington, New York) is an American journalist and author.
A graduate of Phillips Andover, Harvard University, and the University of Virginia School of Law, since 1991 he has been the assistant managing editor at Newsweek. He formerly worked for TIME. Thomas began his reporting career at The Bergen Record in New Jersey. He won his numerous journalism awards, including the National Magazine Award in 1998 for Newsweek’s coverage of the Monica Lewinsky scandal. ..He is the grandson of the late Norman Thomas, a six-time Presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America
Evan Thomas is the grandson of a presidential candidate of the Socialist Party of America. No disrespect intended but perhaps Evan is channeling Norman Thomas and he is the one who told him that Obama is God. Too bad there was not an exorcist having a two for one deal around. We could have used one for Mr.Thomas and Chris Mathews.
Autographed Letter Signed,