Channel hopping last night. Some guy with a high part in his hair called Hanerly or Hamperly or Hannity talking about ``The Anointed One.'' So who's this being referred to? A religious figure? No, it's the President.
Writers are about words, so I looked up anointed. I found ``to pour oil upon; to smear or rub with oil; to consecrate by the use of oil.'' The President has never appeared oily to me, much less one about to be consecrated.
So I'm not sure what Hamperly's on about. I thought Obama had been elected, not anointed. Of course, that's the game, to detract from the fact he was elected.
I don't mind people disagreeing with Obama or anyone else. I have a few disagreements with him. Giving in to the gun lobby, for one. This talk about drilling off the Eastern Coast, for another. He's selling out and you're not going to appease these people.
But I do object to this kind of destructive labeling, this dehumanizing that the Right is indluging in (and which the Left has also been guilty of). McCain did it during the presidential campaign with his references to Obama as ``this one here.''
Now Hanerly is trying to make people forget that Obama was duly elected – let's see, more people wanted him as president than wanted McCain – by describing him as anointed, which would, by the way, make Hefterly an ``anointer.''
He now needs to look up the words ``election'' and ``elected.'' Be a good exercise for him.
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