WHUT? Barbara Walters said she actually thought Obama was going to be the next messiah…

While it’s not all that surprising, it’s still amazing to hear someone in the media, no less a media titan like Barbara Walters, actually admit they thought Obama was going to be the next messiah. And I’m sure when she uses the word ‘we’, she’s speaking collectively for much of the media world as they all treated him that way when he was first elected.

No wonder when Rush said that he hoped Obama failed that it was so offensive to so many. They must’ve thought it was blasphemy!

Watch (h/t Free Beacon):

(Transcript starts at 1:25)

PIERS MORGAN: You have interviewed every president of my lifetime. Why is Obama facing so much opposition now? Why is he struggling so much to really fulfill the great flame of ambition and excitement that he was elected on originally in 2009?

BARBARA WALTERS: Well, you’ve touched on it to a degree. He made so many promises. We thought that he was going to be – I shouldn’t say this at Christmastime, but – the next messiah. And the whole Obamacare, or whatever you want to call it, the Affordable Health Act, it just hasn’t worked for him, and he’s stumbled around on it, and people feel very disappointed because they expected more. It’s very difficult when the expectations for you are very high. You’re almost better off when they are low and then they rise and rise. His were very high and they’ve dropped. But you know, he still has several years to go. What does he have, three years more, Piers? And, you know, there will be a lot of changes, one thinks in that time.

Talk about delusional. She still holds out hope that he can still eek out a little messianic something or other before his term is up.

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  • Chester Simms

    Three words: Old Folks’ Home.

  • Patriot077

    It is surprising to hear it spoken but hey, we all knew that’s what they thought. How could we not when we saw all the magazine covers of it with a halo and such … Love your line about the blasphemy, Scoop!

  • M_J_S

    Waaaaaa! Wasn’t as easy as checking off “black foreign student” to get into those purdy colleges you got into Barry, was it?

  • B-Funk

    There will be a lot of changes Barbara. None of them good for freedom.

  • phil

    “Why is Obama facing so much opposition now?”

    he preferred to hear some racial answer, like “in part” because he’s black,

    • CalCoolidge

      Just look at the orientation of the question. Who, on this board would not phrase the other way around.
      Why does Obama insist on forcing this down the throats of the people, when the people do not want this?

      Or that Obamacare hasn’t worked “for him.” It works fine for him, doesn’t it? It’s everyone outside of DC that is doesn’t work for. Isn’t that why he exempted his friends from it?

  • Watchman74

    This highlights the difference between liberals and conservatives. Liberals are looking for someone to take care of them from the cradle to the grave. While Conservatives just want to take care of themselves and be left alone.

    • CalCoolidge

      That’s true. Sometimes I describe it as journalists love dictators. But it’s a lot more than that. A lot.

      They believe in the idea man and superman. They worship the supposed supermen as idols, superstars. They love the wonder of magic. They make a handsome living promoting idolatry, and a lot of gullible people believe journalists wouldn’t say false things.

      When the anti-Christ comes, the journalists will be his sycophants.

      • lawngren

        You nailed it, Cal. Having no God, they attempt to discover of fabricate one. Their deity-hunger drives them.

        Cal, wasn’t it you a while back who said he was an atheist? There was a discussion about some hyper-aggressive atheists “being offended” at some Christian symbol or utterance, and someone commented that although he was an atheist, he was not offended. I thought I remembered it was you.

        I ask because of your comment here “When the anti-Christ comes…” – if my memory is correct, I guess that was just an illustration rather than a literal belief … ?

        Don’t reply if you’d rather not. I’m just curious.

      • famouswolf

        You are describing nazis.

    • Sentinel

      Good point. Plus, we worship a different God.

  • nw77

    Where’s your messiah now, lefties?

  • toongoon

    “He made so many promises…”

    That you still refuse to investigate and report to your viewers.

    • toongoon

      The kool-aid drinkers watching this interview have no idea what she is talking about.

  • Conservator1

    Nothing new here; Evan Thomas said basically the same to an a agreeing Chris Matthews in 2009. These leftists will die believing the messiah myth.

    Newsweek Editor Calls Obama “sort of God” – Literally

  • Sentinel

    Do not put your faith in man. Worship no false idols. Place no god before me. Or something close to those. The Bible is very clear on this and for her to say ‘they’ thought Obama would be the next messiah (sorry, I’m laughing as I type this), is pathetic to say the least.

    “I shouldn’t say this at Christmastime, but – the next messiah
    No, you shouldn’t EVER say that – at any time!!! FOOLS!

  • poljunkie

    Do go on, Barbara.

    She made me nauseous.

  • johnos2112

    Matthew 24:24

    • timsrighty

      Awesome dude.

  • Crassus

    The senile old witch is obviously suffering from a mental disease known as liberalism.

    • Laurel

      And moral relativism.

  • lawngren

    “We thought that he was going to be – I shouldn’t say this at Christmastime, but – the next messiah.”

    You shouldn’t have said it at any time, Barbara: “Salvation is found in no one else [other than Jesus] for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

    Jesus is speaking: “But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.” (Matthew12:36-37)

    As for piers morgan – “the great flame of ambition and excitement”? – (choke gag barf) I’m surprised morgan isn’t feeling a tingle up his leg.

  • Sentinel

    ‘Santa Claus’ would have been more correct – now that he’s suddenly black.

  • Peter Warner

    RightScoop wrote:

    ‘No wonder when Rush said that he hoped Obama failed that it was so offensive to so many. They must’ve thought it was blasphemy!’

    That is so insightful and true that it might be simply written as a statement, without an exclamation mark. Godless people both deny the one Living God, and further seek false gods to worship. See Jeremiah:

    ‘For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.’

    Jeremiah 2:13 KJV

    One frightening aspect of God’s judgement on a people is that when it comes, it comes; regardless of the awareness and repentance of a portion. Some will repent, some will be saved, but the nation as a whole will be brought down; and it will all be for His glory.

    Grieving for a lost nation, Peter Warner.



    • Laurel

      Well said!

  • MiketheMarine

    Does any one need a cheap place to stay? I just heard about cheap rent to live in between Barbra Wawa’s ears. moron

  • timsrighty

    Meeting of the mindless.

    • deTocqueville1

      Exactly, perfect!

  • sjmom

    The Lord has a way of showing people He has no competition. There is only ONE and there is none other as the Lord has told us in Isaiah. It is He alone and I will praise Him forever.

  • BoSplosion

    “ObamaCare just hasn’t worked for him…”

    Hey, Barbara…shouldn’t the people with cancer who are losing their plans, doctors and hospitals get a mention as the real victims here? Just asking…

    • famouswolf

      To quote Ron of Harry Potter fame, ‘she really needs to get her priorities straight’.


    …not only does this show the arrogance but the very low intelligence level of these two Progressives . How stupid can one be to actually compare President Barack HUSSEIN Obama to our Lord ,King of Kings and Prince of Peace , Jesus Christ

  • John Q. Jones

    White guilt has turned her into a raving lunatic. Those words, though, pretty much sums up her entire career…and just about every journo-hack in the Lamestream media.

  • deTocqueville1

    An idiot interviewing an old floozy.


    What is he the messiah of LIES and DECEIT from what I see .

  • boats48

    Her messiah lacks “A-M-B-I-T-I-O-N”!How can you expect someone who has never done a day’s work in his lifetime to roll up his sleeves and accomplish anything, much less govern the greatest nation on the planet?

  • Hey Barbie Sr. How is it that you are forgiving him of his sins rather than the other way around?

    You are right regarding the first part of the word messiah though.

    Mess. That’s the only applicable part.

  • Laurel

    Proof of just exactly how stupid the media is and a great indictment on exactly how they have been manipulating and dumbing down the masses for decades.

  • Liberals compare or call dear leader their messiah, yet they claim Christians want a theocracy. They call their dear leader a god and expect him to rule, but Christians to them are the dangerous ones.

    • Conservator1

      I enjoyed reading the article you authored. I found the following to be an extremely important fact about Jesus:

      “…Jesus didn’t come the first time to change politics. He came to change hearts. He came to teach the Truth about God and how human sin separates us from Him. He came to sacrifice Himself for the sins of the world. Jesus knows the individual heart- He knows the hypocrisy and pride of forcing people to give hard earned money to others through taxes without following the individual principal of tithing. He knows that it is the individual’s duty to help the poor and oppressed, not the government…”

      I made similar points when Pope Francis made a sharp critique of capitalism and consumerism. While I’m a Catholic, I found the Pope’s comments to be blasphemous. Jesus wasn’t a liberal or a conservative.

      He was on a divine mission to bring salvation to the poor, the destitute and sinners alike by spreading the ‘Word of God’s new covenant’ to His chosen people and non believers like the Romans. He wasn’t a politician and to attempt to use His teachings to promote any political ideology is shameful at best.

      • Thank you. Exactly. While sometimes I make the mistake of trying to justify conservative principles saying “well Jesus would…” Most times I use the argument against the liberal social gospel groups to say “No He wouldn’t.”
        He came for one purpose, and will come again for one purpose and a LOT of people are going to be surprised.

        • Conservator1

          I’m sorry it took some time to reply. I’m guilty of the same types of justifications. It took me many years to finally grasp the fact I was guilty of co-opting Jesus’ teachings just like the left.

          Nevertheless, while I don’t reference Jesus in political discourse, I rely upon His teachings on a number of political issues like abortion. If I and Jesus were sitting on a park bench discussing abortion, IMO he would be as pro-life as anyone could be.

          I can prove Jesus existed, but I can’t prove He was the ‘Son of God’ or that he died and was resurrected. When I realized this simple fact, I knew I was co-opting Jesus’ teachings and ended it.

          • Good points. All we can do is say what the Bible says and let them believe it or not.

            • Conservator1

              Yes indeed; in these decadent times, the Bible is a moral compass for us to follow.

    • nibblesyble

      Brilliant analogy Duckiesis!

    • famouswolf

      It has to be the greatest tragi-comedy in history. They coddle up to the ‘guy’ who has publicly stated he will stand with his ‘moslem brothers’, is empowering them and opening the door to the possibility of a world wide Caliphate under sharia law. Can’t they see that is what they say they fear from Christianity? What exactly do they think will happen to them under that? Do they think they will be somehow exempt from it? The blind stupidity of many on the left just stuns me.

      • It is stunning isn’t it; Honestly it’s incredible,

    • The flip side of this false messiah image that rankles is that people keep accusing supporters of Cruz and Palin of “worship.”

      That one, especially from critics on the right, is like wearing a t-shirt with an up arrow and the words, “I’m with stupid” on it.

  • Army_Pilot1967

    Me? I could care not care less what Babaw Walters or Dock Morgan think about obama or anyone/anything else. I make up my own mind about politicians and others, and I know for certain that obama is not the messiah…far from it. He’s the worst president of my lifetime and FDR was the president when I was born.

  • Yazz55

    It would be racist to NOT forgive their messiah for his owns sins.

    For he knows not what he says or does.
    Only the teleprompter knows.

    • Gary Dickson

      But, don’t you know, their messiah is, um, well, sinless because its everyone else’s fault.

      Paraphrasing Flip Wilson, “The teleprompter made me do it.”

  • drphibes

    It is wefweshing to hear an admission of what wibewals weally bewieved.

  • DebbyX

    She look so purdy with her new eye job. I wonder if she’s able to blink.

    • DHardy

      I thought she had a sexChange.

  • DHardy

    Walters is a disgrace to this country and to her career..

  • Mark

    I guess when you claim to be able to lower the levels of the oceans, you have nowhere to go but down.

  • stage9


    I called this on this site after Obama’s first election.

    I asked the question: What are all of these folks going to do, when after building Obama up to be a messiah, he doesn’t deliver on their expectations? I said that what will happen is, people will become disenfranchised.

    And Lo and Behold!

    When you make a man God, he will always let you down. NO MAN can EVER take the place of Jesus Christ, the TRUE Messiah. The TRUE Messiah will NEVER let you down.

    That’s why I don’t put my faith in government. I don’t put my faith in man. I don’t put my faith in “the process” or any idiot politician. My hope is in the Lord.

    “I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.” Psalm 130:5

  • rjcylon

    Good thing for Obama you guys didn’t vet him. You could have denied him the pleasure of disappointing you.

  • Nukeman60

    It is not shocking that Barbara Walters, along with a large portion of the voting populace, thought Obama was their “messiah”. We realized this during the first campaign of “Hope and Change”.

    What IS shocking to me is that Piers Morgan still has a job here in the US.

    I thought he was kicked out for being too stupid to speak.

  • Scott Snoopy

    the liberal progressive Socialist Communist Utopian Marxists all believed they could make St Barry…

  • Twanswation: “Whewr’s aww the fwee stuff?”

  • spin43

    Chemicals injected into the face must be leaking into her brain.

  • harglide

    “Three more years” she says…..THREE MORE DANGED YEARS!!!!!

    May God help us all!!

  • jasKir5984

    I feel sorry for those deceived into believing that big government is their god. Although I believe Russia is still a threat to our safety and well being; Soviet style communism has failed. However, Europeans have their own style of communism, which is spread through negotiations, United Nations, treaties, and trade. America has been introduced to this type communism through Obama (or whatever his real name may be), Democratic Socialist of America, Black Cacus, and many other anti-American, anti-God organizations. They all have one theme; take from one class to control another class. All of these organizations have been operating under cover for years. Only recently, they have “come out of the closet” to spread their dogma in the name of helping the general population. Like Hitler, they have only a small cadre of “sold out beleivers.” The others are following for the benefits/freebies. This is all provided on borrowed money and manipulation of the Fed. This cannot continue forever. When they make their last trip to the “well”, resources all gone, the suddenly “deprived underclass” will rise up. This is the reason for the millions of rounds of hollow point ammo in the hands of government agencies and power grabbing executive orders. Obama’s henchmen know funding will soon dry up for welfare. Why can’t intelligent people see a revolution in the making, within our government? Wake up. No King but, King Jesus.