Posted Jan 27, 2021 by Michael L. Brown

You would think Americans would have learned the lesson by now, but it appears we have not. Instead, every four (or 8) years we elect a new president with great fanfare, breathlessly praising (or criticizing) their first moves in office. Surely they will turn the tide of the nation, we think to ourselves. Everything will change under their administration. Except that is not reality. But our memory is short, and soon enough we’re thinking that the next president will be “the man” (or, “the woman”).

Barack Obama was the chosen one, depicted by Newsweek with a halo over his head, the man whose speeches caused Chris Matthews to feel a “thrill” going up his leg.

Next was Donald Trump, drawing massive crowds to his rallies, a man prefigured in biblical-prophecies, with a cultlike power over his followers. Even Trump’s opponents attributed god-like powers to him.

As Tom Gilson wrote sarcastically, “Donald Trump is powerful. Amazingly powerful, if you believe what his opponents say. Indeed, the most magically powerful man the world has seen in generations. They know well the wizardry he wielded, especially in his final months as president. They know he led a vast array of people against that great god, Karl Marx, and all the lesser deities emanating from him, the academics, bureaucrats, and politicians who’ve brought us today’s reigning elite cult of cultural Marxism.”

Yet, as exaggerated (and even ridiculous) as it was to look to either Obama or Trump as savior figures, they did, at least, have a certain charisma.

Obama was not just our first black president. He was (and is) a great orator, able to inspire a sense of hope in his followers, even if the hope was false.

Trump, for his part, knew how to push the right buttons and appeal to his populist base. He alone could be trusted. He only could do the job. At least that is the impression he gave.

As for Joe Biden, he is a career politician who, towards the end of his career, is now our president. He is neither Obama nor Trump, and even in the best of times, it is highly unlikely that he would have drawn massive crowds, let alone motivated them.

Yet he is now the darling of the mainstream media, the new hero, the political savior, the truly anointed one. He is even being hailed as a super-saint, a “devout Catholic” (in contrast with a “controversial Catholic” like Justice Amy Coney Barrett).

As Newsbusters tweeted, “What bias? The liberal media are talking about Joe Biden as if he is some Saint of Catholicism instead of the President.”

Piers Morgan couldn’t resist taking a shot, writing that, “The non-questioning hero-worshipping treatment of Joe Biden and his administration is gut-wrenching and needs to stop immediately. And the media needs to start doing its job properly.”

As reported by Fox News, “Morgan cited numerous examples of journalists being overly partisan from the ousted New York Times editor Lauren Wolfe who said she had ‘chills’ at the sight of Biden's arrival to Washington D.C. ahead of his inauguration to CNN anchor Anderson Cooper describing Trump as ‘an obese turtle on its back flailing in the hot sun.’”

RT.com also drew attention to this obvious media bias, also pointing to the way we glorify our political leaders, noting that, “The cover for the winter edition of Jacobin, which was previewed hours after Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th US president, mercilessly mocks the US' habit of treating its politicians like celebrities. Taking the next logical step, it reimagines the new president as a messiah, borrowing imagery from traditional Christian iconography.” (Note that Jacobin describes itself as “a leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture.”)

Yes, “The issue of Jacobin magazine covering the inauguration features a mock icon, complete with a halo around Biden's head, seraphim-like Clintons and angelic killer drones in the sky. Some don't seem to realize it is satire.”

Did you get that? As extreme and ridiculous as the cover was meant to be, not everyone got the point. That’s the degree to which the mainstream media has been fawning over President Biden.

But if it is not for his great charisma or oratory skill or cult-leader powers, why has he become so exalted by the left? It can only be because he is the anti-Trump, the one to replace Orange Man Bad, the leader who unseated the menace. Is there any other explanation?

If he was simply hailed a decent human being calling for unity (a description which many would still challenge), that would be one thing. But 78-year-old Joe Biden, the latest demigod? Really?

The real irony is that, despite our lofty expectations and the great hype we entertain every four years, there’s only so much our presidents can do.

And while their policies certainly do matter and their decisions can have generational repercussions, they will not destroy or rebuild the heritage of the nation in one or two terms.

Instead, broadly speaking, one president from one party makes progress in one direction and then, before long, a president from the other party comes along and undoes what his predecessor did, making progress in the opposite direction.

Without being cynical, this cycle reminds me of Ecclesiastes 1:4-7, where it is written, “Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever. The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises. The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course. All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again.”

Just think of the Mexico City abortion policy, which “blocks U.S. federal funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that provide abortion counseling or referrals, advocate to decriminalize abortion, or expand abortion services.”

It was implemented by the Reagan administration, rescinded by Bill Clinton, reinstituted by George W. Bush, rescinded by Barack Obama, reinstituted by Donald Trump, and soon to be rescinded by Joe Biden.

Yet, depending on our point of view, we either hail or condemn each decision, as if it were fixed in stone forever.

Much of the Trump administration was devoted to undoing the Obama agenda, and now the Biden administration is trying to undo Trump’s agenda. And around and around it goes.

But that doesn’t stop us from pinning our expectations on each new president, as if he (or, at some likely point, she), was the hope of the nation.

Perhaps now, as we watch the left fawn over President Biden, we can have a reality check. There are no political saviors. Let’s try to remember that four years from now.

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A follower of Jesus posted a comment · Jan 27, 2021
I wouldn't expect any different to be honest, people in the world and those who participate in American Churchanity are either worshipping a man if it's not political it's whichever cult leader they've chosen to lead them in their relationship with God. It's not as if God's Spirit can have a relationship with each person by Himself successfully, goodness no, we need a man to assist Him. Though when it comes to our own personal friendships, relationships or marriages we need no such thing, poor Holy Spirit He can only do so much. So is it any wonder at all both outside or inside "YOUR or MY church" that everyone isn't worshipping a flesh/blood somewhere or another. Also you can tell where MANY get their edumacation from these days that Obama was our first "black" president so says the golden calf in most our homes today. By the way he was the first "biracial" president, not the first black president. Amazing how SO MANY even this day depend, trust and put their faith in those who watch on the belly of their golden calf to hear and believe so many "so called experts". The worship of flesh/blood has always been around even in the days of Jesus while He was here on the earth. Besides, look who got jealous with Jesus, and ended up killing Him because they were losing "their people" to Jesus, how dare Jesus do such a thing. By whose authority was Jesus acting and speaking, sound familiar, yeah good ole religious leaders of the day, and God's Spirit STILL to this day hasn't been welcomed to do as He wants to do. TOUCH NOT my sin, my people or my church!! I recall SO MANY getting upset when Obama had made the comment that America wasn't a Christian nation. Obama knew that, that was a very true statement, indeed, keep in mind he is and was a Muslim, DUH!! I never understood all the upset of the MANY, I mean IF America was truly a Christian nation then how was it not just for 4 years, no, but 8 years, how could it have been so blinded and so willing to elect a beyond obvious practicing Muslim to lead the country they professed to be Christian??? I've always thought that to be silly and sad at the same time, just keep in mind, even satan professes to be a Christian.
B.W. posted a comment · Jan 27, 2021
"Lenin himself would look like a knight in shining armor right now".2 CORINTHIANS 11:14 And no marvel, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. (or a Knight in blingy armor. lol!) I'm Glad God never mentioned Swkh310's orange monster in the Bible! phew!!!!!!!
B.W. posted a comment · Jan 27, 2021
Four Years! UGH! It's Damage control! what makes this hard to watch is it's Damage control it involves minimizing the negative effects caused by a series of actions, cause and effect, we are programmed to look down the road! what do you think is going to happen when we untie this nation from the moral mooring that guides us and keeps us! given by God just like the ten commandment given to Israel! passed on to the world,part of our founding ! a minority for many years is now gaining ground! that is why these goof balls have the the power they do! because of what is at stake ! a battle is being waged in the Spirit realm that we don't see! but we do see the effect and what it causes in our realm! Pray Pray Pray!
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Swkh310 posted a comment · Jan 27, 2021
Lenin himself would look like a knight in shining armor right now. That’s how much damage and destruction the orange creature heaped upon the world.
B.W. posted a comment · Jan 27, 2021
TALKING HEAD LIKE! PUPPET LIKE! Max Headroom like! must be!