However, it still exists and yesterday Obama spoke to a CBC event and basically asked them to treat his policies as though they'd been handed down on stone tablets (from Beltway Confidential):
President Obama made an appeal to the religious faith of black voters at a Congressional Black Caucus rally, likening Biblical prophets who had faith in God -- and so refused to worship an idol -- to the black voters who "keep the faith" by supporting him and his policies - and, he hopes, his reelection campaign. Obama opened the speech by mentioning the Biblical story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, three captive Jews who were thrown into a fiery furnace because they would not worship a golden idol. Obama quoted a pastor who referred to the three men as "good crazy" for having that faith. He added that the pastor had attributed the same "good crazy" to him when he decided to run for president. Obama continued that analogy, equating the Jews' "faith in the things not seen" to the more mundane "belief that if you persevere a better day lies ahead." Obama added, "you and me, we're all a little bit crazy, but hopefully a good kind of crazy...We’re a good kind of crazy because no matter how hard things get, we keep the faith; we keep fighting; we keep moving forward." Obama then explained how he had "kept the faith" through various acts as president -- by responding to the economic crisis with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street regulations bill, through certain tax credits he had passed and through Obamacare. He finished with a plug for the American Jobs Act. "It’s never easy," Obama concluded, "and I never promised easy. Easy has never been promised to us. But we’ve had faith. We had that good kind of crazy that says you can't stop marching." Obama then promised to "press on" for "jobs" and "equality" and "struggling families," before finally telling the CBC to "march with me and press on." The only "kind of crazy" on display in this speech is the one that says faith in Obama's policies is kind of like faith in God.He's a false prophet.