Foxx may have called Barack Obama "our lord and savior" during an awards show last year, but now fellow comedian Chris Rock has also come up with some adoring yet authoritative terms of his own to describe the president.
Rock's comments came Wednesday in Washington DC at a gun control event:
I’m just here to support the president of the United States. The president of the United States is, you know, our boss. But he’s also, you know, the president and the first lady are kind of like the mom and the dad of the country. And when your dad says something, you listen. And when you don’t, it usually bites you in the ass later on. So, I’m here to support the president.Lord and savior, boss and dad?
What's next? Some other lame celeb gonna step up next and tell us Obama is our Dear Leader?
On a recent Sunday morning talk show, former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm referred to Mr. Obama as the Protector in Chief. It had an eerie ring, especially to those who know history.
These glowing labels may just be terms of adoration, allegiance and respect to those who utter them, but they may also be warning us something more ominous lies ahead. There are limits to the role government should play in our lives. Seems to me, making the president our country's lord, savior, boss, or dad goes beyond an acceptable threshold.