America 2012: ''Nobody Is More Admirable Than Obama or Clinton''
Commentary on the News
Monday, January 02, 2012
Jack Kinsella - Omega Letter Editor
According to a year-end Gallup poll, Barack Hussein Obama is the second-most admired man in the United States. The second-most admired woman in the United States is Hillary Rodham Clinton.
But before you reach for the Maalox, to come in second in this poll, Obama needed to be chosen by only 17% of respondents.
Hillary Clinton, who has come in second on the list 16 times, came in second (again) in this year's poll, tying Obama with 17% of the vote.
But nobody is more popular than either of them. Literally. Obama's 17% showing pales by comparison to "Nobody" who garnered a full 32% of the vote for most admired man. And "Nobody" beat Hillary with a popularity score 29%.
That may be why the rumors persist that Obama is considering dropping Joe Biden in favor of Hillary Clinton. Nobody is more admired than Joe Biden, too.
Nobody is more admired than Hillary, Biden and Obama combined.
"The Most Admired typically hail from the worlds of government, religion, business, entertainment, or humanitarian causes. Of the top 10 Most Admired men, four are government leaders (Obama, Clinton, Bush, and Newt Gingrich), three are business leaders (Buffett, Donald Trump, and Bill Gates), and three are religious leaders (Graham, Pope Benedict, and Thomas Monson, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).
Of the top 10 Most Admired women, eight are from government roles and two are from television (Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres).
One change in the list of Most Admired women is seen in Palin's fall from second place each of the last three years to fourth place this year. Minnesota Congresswoman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is the only first-time entrant among the top 10 women this year.
There are two new entrants in the top 10 men -- Buffett and Monson. Buffett and Monson have been mentioned in recent years but never made the top 10 until now. It is common for the president of the Mormon Church to receive mentions, but Monson is the first to make the top 10."
According to Gallup, the man that has made the "most admired" list more times than anybody else is Billy Graham, who has made the top ten list fifty-five times since 1955. (Graham came in third in 2011).
The top five most admired men in 2011, according to Gallup, are "Nobody", Obama, George W. Bush (surprise!) Bill Clinton (tied with Billy Graham) and Warren Buffet (tied with Newt Gingrich).
The five most admired women in America in 2011 are "Nobody", Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Sarah Palin and Condoleeza Rice.
But Nobody beats them all. That says something.
It is impossible to separate politics from Bible prophecy and make any sense of the Bible's outline for last days.
The antichrist is a politician. He comes to power through the political process. His platform is deception on a global scale. To be successful, he will have to have the support of a broad global constituency already conditioned to believe a lie, if properly packaged and repeated often enough.
Throughout my lifetime, one of the prophecy questions that always troubled me was how someone as overtly evil as the antichrist would be able to pull the wool over the eyes of the kindest, most generous, and most sophisticated people the world has ever known, for such is the America I know and love.
The fact that Nobody is more admired than everybody running for the White House this season helps me see how he's gonna do it.
America has become the mirror image of the Apostle Paul's assessment of the social conditions as they will exist in the waning months or years of the Church Age, a time Paul described as "perilous."
The description offered by Paul fits everybody so closely that it should come as no surprise that nobody is more admired.
"For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." (2 Timothy 3:2-5)
I have no problem seeing the DNC described here. Indeed, it reads like this year's Democrat talking points list. I can see Barack Obama in there. I can see Hillary Clinton in there.
"But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived." (2 Timothy 3:13)
It also goes a long way toward explaining the rumors of an Obama/Clinton ticket -- heck, they are even in the Bible together!
Let's take a closer look. The DNC and its operatives are long on;
Did we miss any? To be sure, one can also match most of these (but not all) with some of the GOP talking points, which explains how Ron Paul and Mitt Romney ended up tied for first place in Iowa.
As 2012 bears down on us, just LOOK at our choices; Obama/Biden or even Obama/Clinton vs. a Mormon, a "dangerous" nut that wishes Israel did not exist, a serial adulterer with ethical challenges, two other Mormons (Huntsman, Johnson), and Rick Perry, Michelle Bachman and Rick Santorum, none of whom would have a ghost of a chance defeating Obama.
What is at stake in this election?
- The continued survival of US capitalism.
- The basic role of government and taxation.
- The continued political survival of the United States as the world's premiere superpower.
- The continued existence of the Jewish State.
- The US role in global affairs.
- The US role in Middle Eastern affairs.
- The war in Afghanistan.
- The Iran nuclear crisis.
- The survival of American Christianity
Honorable mention goes to the ongoing collapse of Europe and the euro, the economic aftermath, Vladimir Putin retaking Russia, the steady Islamic encroachment, sharia law, the energy crisis, the Occupy anarchists, the Mexican drug war, illegal immigration and rampant unemployment.
These are the values of the elected government officials of what is universally acknowledged as "the world's most Christian nation". They reflect the American values that the rest of the world sees.
Barack Obama. Nancy Pelosi. Hillary Clinton. Harry Reid. This is the face that America currently shows the world. And America's other face isn't looking much better.
As we enter into the Year of Our Lord 2012, the most admired American man and woman, chosen by other American men and women, is Nobody
And, given the field, I can't think of anybody that deserves it more.
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