Skip to comments.Left tweeters hail ‘progressive’ speech
Posted on 01/21/2013 11:43:39 AM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
Liberals cheered President Barack Obamas invocations of gay rights and promise to tackle climate change in his second inaugural address -finding the address surprisingly progressive -while conservatives rolled their eyes at the presidents basic view of government.
@JamesFallows... I believe this is the most 'progressive' speech Obama has ever given
@davidfrum... Message: A-bout ...LEFT!
Most heartening to the left were the presidents two references to gay rights and a vow to try to slow climate change. Obama became the first president ever to use the word gay in a inaugural address, and any movement on climate change has seemingly taken a back seat to fiscal battles, immigration reform and gun control at the beginning of the presidents second term.
Jonathan Cohn @CitizenCohn...
So glad to hear the explicit, strong call for action on climate change -- and it fits with O's broad theme of collective action.
Dan Savage @fakedansavage...
That was the first time a gay bar got name checked during a presidential inauguration, right?Can I get a fact check?#inauguration2013
But a few allegations of hypocrisy were tossed the presidents way.
Blake Hounshell @blakehounshell
"A decade of war is now ending." Applause. (Drone strike earlier today in Yemen.)
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
A bi-sexual mentions gays and gets praised for it.
America has reached a new low.
Ask the black voters how many of them liked his comparison of Selma to Stonewall.
What makes you think he is bi?
What the heck do I care what some twits are twittering about?
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