Tuesday, March 25, 2008

On Carville and Judas

I must admit, when I first heard of the comment that James Carville made comparing Bill Richardson to Judas, I actually chuckled. I was not terribly shocked, given the particularly nasty venom which has been spewing forth from the Clinton campaign. However, upon further reflection I became slightly annoyed which then progressed to being outright offended.
I was not that offended by Carville's comparison of Richardson to Judas, no matter how ridiculous it may have been. But, I take much offense at the unspoken implication of it all. As what can only be labelled as a quasi-Christian, what struck me was the implicit casting of the Clintons as "Jesus" to Richardson's "Judas". What kind of person would cast the lying, scheming, conniving, manipulators otherwise known as the Clintons in the role of "Jesus"? Personally, I wouldn't cast the Clintons as lepers worthy of washing the toejam from Jesus' overworked feet. To be short, the Clinton's AIN'T nobody's Jesus - as my gramps would say.
Much ado has been made about how Obama's followers view him as some sort of "Messiah". For all it's worth, I think we have just shown just WHOSE supporters have a Messianic complex about their candidate - and it is not the Obama people. It is the Clinton cronies who are drinking the now proverbial Kool-Aid.....

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