In an interview on the Chris Matthews show on MSNBC, Thomas said:
“I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God.”
Thomas went on to explain Obama had a ‘moral authority’ over others.
“He’s going to bring all different sides together…Obama is trying to sort of tamper everything down. He doesn’t even use the word terror. He uses extremism. He’s all about let us reason together…He’s the teacher. He is going to say, ‘now, children, stop fighting and quarreling with each other.’ And he has a kind of a moral authority that he – he can – he can do that.”
The deification of Obama still goes on today. A recent article from Politico highlights how Obama volunteers view their leader:
Obama is still a powerful force for the generation that grew up working for him.
“He’s our Jesus Christ. We’re crazy,” said Jaff, not without self-awareness. “It’s 10 years later, and we’re still obsessed.” – READ MORE