- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 29, 2012

Breathing the flames of sycophancy and the hellish misperception that President Obama is God, actor Jamie Foxx recently said at the Soul Train Awards, “It’s like church in here. First of all, give an honor to God and our Lord and Savior Barack Obama” (“Jamie Foxx — ‘Give an honor to God and our Lord and Savior Barack Obama,’ ” Web, Monday).

I can tolerate Mr. Foxx’s sacrilege, but I can’t stand his deifying a failed president. It would be sin enough to call John F. Kennedy or Franklin D. Roosevelt God. At least they were responsible for some positive acts. But Mr. Obama? Give me a break. He has ruined the economy, destroyed the oil industry, proliferated food stamps and poverty, confused the sexes and ratified homosexual “marriage,” not to mention increased our enemies around the world and significantly weakened our defenses.

Is this a man who walks on water? He would probably sink in a boat. Mr. Obama has holes in his rhetoric and in his deeds. To call Mr. Obama a savior is to call Forrest Gump a genius. Forrest simply kept stepping into luck. Similarly, Mr. Obama is a failure who keeps garnering votes.

DAVID LAWRENCE

New York