Obama clinched the nomination, Hillary conceded and history had been made with America's first black presidential candidate.
How did Obama react to this development?
He made this statement:
I face this challenge with profound humility, and knowledge of my own limitations. But I also face it with limitless faith in the capacity of the American people… I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal… This was the moment — this was the time — when we came together to remake this great nation…The scary part isn't the the unmitigated chutzpah it took for Obama to declare that his election will grant him the god-like powers to cure disease, eliminate unemployment, and have mastery over the primal forces of nature itself.
The scary part is that many leftists, Barack Obama included, seem to really believe it.
Let me explain...
For all their talk of having the monopoly on subtlety, nuance, and intellectual depth, the average leftist Earthling is really in a state of arrested mental development. They still possess that magical thinking that's charming in a five year old, but annoying in an adult, and downright dangerous in a political leader.
The Leftist believes in that One Big Solution delivered to painlessly to them by that One Supreme & Enlightened Leader that will make the Earth a wonderful utopia of peace, love, and free unicorn rides. Some believe this arises from a fundamental rejection of the existence of the Judeo-Christian concept of God by Leftists (even those who claim to be Christian/Jewish etc...), and the desire to fill the Supreme Being's spot with a Supreme Leader.
And with the rejection of the Judeo-Christian concept of God, comes the rejection of the Judeo-Christian concept of Good & Evil. To the Leftist, good and evil have nothing to do with fundamental ethics or morals, those are simple choices, but everything to do with ideology. Basically nothing you do is wrong, as long as it's in a good cause, and by definition, a good cause is anything that forwards the Leftist agenda for control.
So we get things like Mike Nifong trying to wrongly imprison men because they're rich and white, as some form of penance for the racial and class sins of history, or you get a public broadcaster telling children when they should die because their only reason for existence is to poison the Earth with every breath.
However, disagree with their ideology, and you are more than just incorrect in the eyes of the Leftist, you are pure, unadulterated evil.
So they demonization of men like Karl Rove, whose only sin was to publicize their own inconsistencies and hypocrisies, accuse legitimate and respected scientists of being in the pay of sinister cabals and compare them to incestuous rapists when they cast doubt on Al Gore's Global Warming profiteering.
It's all in the name of what passes for morality in their world. A morality based on what they consider enlightened leadership controlling every aspect of your life from cradle to grave. Sure, it's done nothing but make matters worse, and costs millions upon millions of lives in the wake of Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and others. However, the Leftist keeps going, insisting that it's only a matter of finding the correct One Supreme Leader, their Light-worker, their therapist to the world to do it right this time and heal history from such diseases as free will and individual liberty.
Of course, it always ends the same way.