In January, Newsweek magazine called Obama's inauguration the "Second Coming." Now, Paul Bedard reported at the Washington Examiner on Friday, Foreign Policy magazine has dubbed Obama the "Second Coming" on its most recent cover.
Bedard said the issue "includes stories about the 10 things the president can do now 'to make the world a better place.'"
The magazine suggests, for example, that Obama should "fix American democracy," which, Bedard says, includes "changing our election system."
"It's tempting to argue, in the wake of President Obama's victory, powered by more than 4 million small donors, that in fact Big Money can't buy elections. But this isn't really true for democracy in America, of course. A tiny, unrepresentative sliver of the population provides the vast bulk of funding for election campaigns," the magazine says.
"Lobbyists outnumber members of Congress by at least 25 to 1," Foreign Policy added. "And despite fresh rhetoric about open government, much of what Washington does with taxpayer dollars is still veiled in obscurity, if not outright secrecy. Consequently, the whole national conversation about issues is tilted far from the concerns of ordinary Americans, with results that are similarly skewed. Ask Americans about the economy, for example, and polls show they want a raise in the minimum wage. But ask politicians, and they're more focused on the concerns of investors, who want to keep capital gains tax rates low."
Other articles suggest taking nuclear weapons off high alert, getting tough with countries like Mexico and Afghanistan and killing the "oil monopoly" with laws requiring fuel-flexible cars.
On Friday, Newsbusters' Brent Baker observed a common link between Foreign Policy and Newsweek.
"The Washington Post Company owns Foreign Policy, buying it in 2008 from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and used to own Newsweek, divesting itself of it more than a year before the infamous Obama cover," he wrote.
This is not the first time publications like Foreign Policy have used religious terms when writing about Barack Obama.
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