Some among the heaviest of Obama Kool-Aid drinkers are awakening to the performance gap between the campaign myth of Obama versus the reality of his inability to govern. America’s Fourth Great Awakening has begun.
Historians widely recognize three Great Awakenings. The First Great Awakening (1730’s-1740’s) spread across the United Kingdom and the Colonies with a religious fervor among what became the mainline Protestant denominations: Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, etc. The Second (1790-1840’s) witnessed Christian conversions, camp meetings, and evangelical excitement giving birth to the Holiness movement and, indirectly, the spread of a new sect – the Mormons. The Third (1840’s-1900’s), interrupted by the Civil War, was a period of religious enthusiasm that fostered social activism, as illustrated by the Social Gospel Movement.
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Today, we’re entering the Fourth Great Awakening. It’s the revival of the Obama Kool-Aid drinkers from their stupor of infatuation with candidate Barack Obama. Mort Zuckerman is their new poster boy, and his newfound sobriety is clearly painful for him.
Zuckerman’s article entitled “The Incredible Deflation of Barack Obama,” appearing on-line January 21, 2010 in his magazine U.S. News & World Report, is the confession of a reformed Obama Kool-Aid drinker. Mort knows what it’s like to be conned; he lost millions to Bernie Madoff. Now he’s appearing on news shows testifying to his awakening.
Remember, this is the same Mort Zuckerman who owns the New York Daily News, wherein an October 19, 2008 editorial endorsed candidate Obama.
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