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Monday, January 21, 2013

Excerpts from President Obama’s Inauguration Speech

(Here’s the full text of the president’s speech.)

It sounds like there won’t be any more bipartisanship and “reaching across the aisle” to the teabaggers and wingtards, since they were so cooperative during Obama’s first four years.  Fuck ‘em.  Now that he doesn’t have to worry about being re-elected, let’s get on with it.

In the spirit of unity and bipartisanship, Obama did say:  “My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it — so long as we seize it together.”  That’s nice, but don’t hold your breath waiting for the Republican Fever to break.

He also said pretending climate change doesn’t exist “would betray our children and future generations.”  Let’s hope he puts that sentence into action by vetoing the Keystone Pipeline, stomping on it and driving a stake through its heart.

Other favorite lines include:

“We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else, because she is an American, she is free, and she is equal, not just in the eyes of God but also in our own.”

“We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us, at any time, may face a job loss, or a sudden illness, or a home swept away in a terrible storm.  The commitments we make to each other — through Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security — these things do not sap our initiative; they strengthen us. They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.”

“Our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it.”

And referring to the red states’ — and some swing states’ — voter suppression attempts, President Obama said:

“Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote.”

And for what it’s worth, the Human Rights Campaign, Jesse Jackson and the League of Conservation Voters all praised President Obama’s speech.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm happy. To have lived through such times. To have lived through such bull shit so recently and to finally be in hopeful times, and to have such a transcendent, progressive President. Wow. God Bless America!

January 21, 2013 at 4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


January 21, 2013 at 11:29 PM  
Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

Any more shots across their bow and Republicans might've been in deep danger of getting a clue. :)

January 22, 2013 at 1:14 AM  
Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

Anonymous @11:59 p.m., is that your real name, your philosophy or the longest word in your vocabulary?

January 22, 2013 at 1:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Progressive? That's pretty hard to swallow.

January 22, 2013 at 6:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anderson, who are you?

Your question to 11:59 p.m is beneath you're usual standard is it not?

January 22, 2013 at 6:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" your"

Damn auto-correct.

January 22, 2013 at 6:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another day another speech. Big deal. He acts like he had nothing to do wth the last 4 years.

January 22, 2013 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Anon. 4:12 p.m.: Yup, things are looking a bit more hopeful right now.

SW: A clue? Oh God, no, anything but that.

Good answer to Anonymous @ 11:59 p.m.

January 22, 2013 at 11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, does the extra-judicial kill list shrink or grow longer every day?

How many killed on Inauguration Day?

In how many countries?

Where is the prosecution of the fraud on Wall st?

Rule of Law? Don't make me laugh.

January 22, 2013 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Anon.: Can't argue with that. There's still a lot that sucks.

January 22, 2013 at 1:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boo hoo you fucking libertarians. I know, I know, "Ayn" Rand Paul just isn't working out. Maybe if he loses the clown make-up he might be taken more seriously. Any day now you all will begin focusing on hating Hilary. Newsflash - she will be too old and won't run. And if she does, I bet a younger Hispanic gets the Dem. nomination and wins. Regardless, progressive, yes PROGRESSIVE YOU FUCKING LIBERTARIANS - PROGRESSIVE values have moved BACK into the AMERICAN mainstream TO FUCKING STAY and Republicans are going to have a hard time of it. You, on the otherhand, are irrelevant in so much that a third party will never have a chance in this country. Never had, never will, not in our lifetimes. So go back to the Republican Party assholes because it's going to SPLIT!!! ...ha ha... Which means there might be 3 parties. A full blow knuckle-dragging HQ in Boisie fascist party, a Willam F. Buckley/Bob Dole Republican Party, and the Democratic Party. No room for you.

January 22, 2013 at 4:31 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Anon.: LOL. Works for me. I'd love to see the GOP split into two separate parties.

January 22, 2013 at 6:26 PM  

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