The ‘Obamafication’ of Pope Francis
From CNN: The ‘Obamafication’ of Pope Francis.
[Pope Francis has] also sparked a strange trend. The same political slurs and conspiracy theories that critics have used against President Barack Obama are now being deployed against Pope Francis. One critic even says the two leaders have morphed into one sinister figure he calls “Popama.”
The article discusses three lines of attack against the Pope: 1) He’s a stealth socialist, 2) He’s the Anti-Christ, and 3) He’s on an “Apology Tour.” Those critics are nuts. For example, some believe that imagined irregularities in the transition from Benedict to Francis means that Francis’s papacy is illegitimate.