Now that you have your devil(Bush), you need your messiah(Obama). Presidents and politicians have often been deified in the past.But this was usually after that president died, and more often than not, died tragically in office. Lincoln became, in the eyes of many (especially artists) a martyr. Sacrificed on the altar of 'Freedom' and 'Union'.
Following Lincoln's assassination prints and paintings appeared portraying him as a Christ-like figure or a Platonic, humanist deity. To many of the freed slaves he was their Moses,leading them out of bondage and to the Promised Land, and yet, due to an assassins bullet, would not able to reach the Promised Land himself.
Nothing in American political history compares to the cult like adoration of Obama. The closest comparison one could make is to Elvis Presley, but he was not seeking the most powerful office in the world.
Hitler and the Nazi's cultivated the art of propaganda.Merging the State with the Person. To the faithful Nazi, Germany was Hitler and Hitler was Germany. Their mostly protestant and Christian faiths were merged with the occult and Nordic inspired symbols and mythology.
TheGerman people weren't the first, nor the last to blindly follow a dictator. Josef Stalin was in many ways more evil than Hitler. The difference is in their ascendancy to power. Vladimir Lenin and the Bolshevik's overthrew the benevolent tyrant,Tsar Nikolas and then the fledgling Russian republic. The communists cast off the Christian roots of Russia and replaced worship of a deity by casting Lenin in that role.Upon his death his secular divinity was passed on to Josef Stalin.
well as the worship of The State and it's Messiah, would soon be mirrored in other Communist totalitarian states such as Mao's China
The cult like adoration of Obama has firmly been established through all levels of American society.From the destitute urban areas of the country, through to the blue-collar rural towns, and up to the elites and socialites in Hollywood, New York, Washington, and Chicago. A dictator could never force his will on Americans nor could he stifle a free press by force. But he could lull them into a blind and protective state, where force is replaced by charisma and a winning smile.