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Baracakopolis Obama’s Temple of the Fifth Column

August 27, 2008

Ego for the Masses

Photo by Congressional Quarterly.


Barack Obama’s big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple.

Update: Visit What The Crap? to view a pre-convention tour vid at Invesco Field.

Dress rehearsal.
Source: The Political Inquirer
H/T Power Line

In the words of Ben Stein

I don`t like the idea of Senator Obama giving his acceptance speech in front of 77,000 wildly cheering people. That is not the way we do things in political parties in the United States of America. We have a contained number of people in an arena. Seventy-five-thousand people at an outdoor sports palace, well, that`s something the Fuhrer would have done. I think whoever is advising Senator Obama to do this is bringing up all kinds of very unfortunate images from the past.

[…]But 75,000 screaming in an outdoor arena, that`s just too much. It`s scarily authoritarian. It`s like Juan Peron and Evita.

If the shoe fits…

Dems fear Invesco effect – Politico

[…]From the elaborate stagecraft to the teeming crowd of 80,000 cheering partisans, the vagaries of the weather to the unpredictable audience reaction, the optics surrounding the stadium event have heightened worries that the Obama campaign is engaging in a high-risk endeavor in an uncontrollable environment.

A common concern: that the stadium appearance plays against Obama’s convention goal of lowering his star wattage and connecting with average Americans and that it gives Republicans a chance to drive home their message that the Democratic nominee is a narcissistic celebrity candidate.

“We already know he is a rock star, we already know he can bring 85,000 people together in a stadium. He has done it multiple times. He needs to talk to people who haven’t made up their minds yet,” said Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen.[…]

Exactly…they just do not get it. Pathetic.

If that wasn’t enough. Check out this screen shot of YouTube video (DNC: Temple of Obama) displaying the stage being prepared for Obama at the Pepsi Center.

Look closely…


I can not stomach Obama and all he stands for. Actually I despise him.
Aside from all that this backdrop gives me the creeps.

H/T EncompassedRunner

What’s so strange is that the Obama campaign is actually doing stuff to promote this messiah meme. I stumbled across this YouTube video (”DNC: Temple of Obama”) pointing out the DNC backdrop that’s a panorama with the focus on one giant star, and even before the YouTuber asked it, I thought it: “does this remind you of Anyone?” Very, very weird.

HotAir has video up here:
Video: Behind the scenes at Invesco and the “regal” stage

Mirror Mirror On The Wall…
Obama the Messiah Effect
Is Obama a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?
Obama’s Cult of Personality
Smelling Salts
Obama Sunday Toonage With a Heaping Side Order of Obamessiah Media/Academia/Supporter Mania


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