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ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S SPEECH
boblonsberry.com ^ | 01/22/13 | Bob Lonsberry

Posted on 01/22/2013 5:30:27 AM PST by shortstop

It was a speech liberals will love, conservatives will hate and history will forget.

It was 18 minutes of paying off the base and rewarding the coalition. It was a president who won 52 percent of the vote thumbing his nose at the other 48 percent.

There was pomp and circumstance, a torturous poem and some good singing. The family looked good, the crowd seemed large, the Capitol was stunning. As inaugurations go, it was a good, solid medium. It upheld tradition, it showcased the president, it followed tradition and law.

Sure, there was too much Schumer, and the crowd left the National Mall looking like a trash-strewn dump, but the oath got taken and the speech got made and another one is in the books.

It was not, however, a memorable one.

There is no lasting line, there was no national challenge, the pauses for applause were forced. And a president who calls for unity continued to polarize, to so firmly cling to one ideology that its opponent is unavoidably excluded.

There are two Americas, and one of them wasn’t invited to the inauguration.

We are a nation awash in debt and imbalance, where the family is decaying and our position is weakening. And the president spoke of global warming and gay rights, of the interests of feminism and the cause of illegal immigrants. Gun control and entitlement, class warfare and redistribution. He described a world where takers are not takers and where the threat to freedom is not external, but innately American.

And that may have been defining.

In the president’s speech, at the root of it all, we weren’t the good guys, we were the bad guys. At least some of us were. Some of us were good guys and some of us were bad guys and the good guys were at the inauguration and the bad guys must have been home watching it on TV.

When the president spoke of pioneers of freedom, he didn’t talk about those who bought and defended our freedom against foreign foes or on foreign shores, he talked about those whose battles were fought here, against the established order of their day.

It was Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall.

Those were the pioneers, those were the heroes, that was the closest thing to a memorable phrase.

Seneca Falls was the first major convention for women’s rights, in a small upstate New York village in 1848. Selma was a pair of marches met by violent opposition in 1965, as people stood to claim black voting rights. Stonewall was a mafia-run gay bar in Greenwich Village in 1969, and the hub of nights of riots in which streets were mobbed and looted, and police were attacked.

These events are seen as milestones in the women’s rights movement, the civil rights movement, and the gay rights movement.

Beyond the fact that those three communities were essential components in Barack Obama’s re-election, the events described and the causes highlighted share something else.

They define us as the problem.

In earlier eras, we have seen America as the defender of freedom and outside forces as threats to freedom. We stood against the Central Powers, we pushed back against European meddling in the Americas. We fought Hitler and the Emperor. We stood unflinching in the face of Soviet and Chinese communism.

And now we stand toe to toe with an Islam that practices apartheid against women, denying them the barest vestiges of equality, and which seems in country after country intent on driving Christians and Jews out of sight and out of existence.

And yet, as the president of the United States began his second term, as he defined the paradigm of his worldview, the fight for freedom was not against the world, it was against an established but intolerant American order.

Seneca Falls was a fight against American intolerance. Selma was a fight against American intolerance. Stonewall was a fight against American intolerance.

In each of these narratives, Obama supporters were freedom fighters against an America that deprived and oppressed them.

The enemy was not an external “them,” it was an immoral “us.”

The implication of the speech was that that is still the case today. The implication of the speech was that the fight for freedom today is still internal to American society. The implication of the speech was that one part of America is in righteous conflict with another, and that the president is going to, with the power of his office, lead that conflict.

And that’s too bad.

Because the name of the country is the United States of America, with the emphasis on the first word.

And the inaugural address was not from the mouth of the leader of a united nation, but from the heart of a leader of one part of that nation in open contempt of the other part of that nation.

The view unavoidably casts a taint on the nation's past, and upon portions of the nation's present. It divides people by philosophy or class or race or orientation. It doesn't unite, it divides, it sets one group of Americans angrily against another.

And that’s too bad.

Because four years is a long time.

A very long time.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bloggers; inauguration; liberal; obama
Sorry I missed yesterday's festivities, but at least I got my sock drawer organized.
1 posted on 01/22/2013 5:30:35 AM PST by shortstop
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To: shortstop
And the inaugural address was not from the mouth of the leader of a united nation, but from the heart of a leader of one part of that nation in open contempt of the other part of that nation.

This has been the hallmark of Obama, Obama the ideologue. A president that speaks of revenge. A president that, deep down, hates - truly hates - those who do not share his support for homosexuality, abortion, unsustainable debt.

This president is about dividing. His campaign manager openly spoke about further dividing Republicans going into 2014. Equally sad is the fact that the propaganda MSM is in full and unwavering support of anything Obama does, even as it means the destruction of this country.

While 4 years is a long time, it is not forever. The day will come when Obama is gone and Democrats no longer control the White House. That day will come.

2 posted on 01/22/2013 5:47:29 AM PST by Obadiah (Of course Obama wants to protect our children. After all, who else is going to pay off his debt?)
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To: shortstop

Speaking to Woodward last night, I almost fell out of my chair when BOR said this: O’REILLY: He doesn’t — he doesn’t like them. I mean, it’s pretty clear that he doesn’t like them because he doesn’t feel — he feels that they are the purveyors of white privilege, Bob. And — and you know he’s never going to say that but that’s the theme that runs through his advisors. The white privileged has to be broken down.

WOW.


3 posted on 01/22/2013 5:47:59 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: shortstop

I was busy creating hostage posters.
People holding up IRS forms threatening to burn them unless Obama resigns.

I need to make it viral, show that millions of people are holding certain items or documents hostage threatening to destroy items of progressive mandates unless Obama resigns.


4 posted on 01/22/2013 5:53:43 AM PST by Eye of Unk (AR2 2013 is the American Revolution part 2 of 2013)
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To: Eye of Unk

My navel has never been cleaner!


5 posted on 01/22/2013 5:57:55 AM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: shortstop; Fred Nerks; Beckwith
There are two Americas, and one of them wasn’t invited to the inauguration.>>>>>>>>

But we were there nonetheless, flying the US flag in distress mode and sporting the Gansden Flag:

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6 posted on 01/22/2013 6:05:47 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: shortstop

Watched Brit Prime Suspect marathon serieswith Helen Mirren. WOW...Forgot all about the horrific goings on in DC.


7 posted on 01/22/2013 6:17:41 AM PST by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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To: shortstop
0BAMA: "We cannot mistake absolutism for principle or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate."

I'm not exactly sure what he means by the first two parts of that statement (but I can guess) but I will remember the third part.
Whenever someone cries "racism" for no good reason, I will respond "Why are you resorting to name calling whenever someone disagrees with you? The President said not to do that."

8 posted on 01/22/2013 6:18:17 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Candor7

Bump to process some interesting thoughts I’ve entered from reading this.


9 posted on 01/22/2013 6:20:03 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: shortstop
I'm only here in case someone from the Zero administration is reading this.

I just want to tell Obama that if he wants to do something for God and country, he should clean a toilet. It's something he's qualified to do.

Then he can go back to Columbia to smoke clove cigarettes with some commie professors.

10 posted on 01/22/2013 6:30:01 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: knarf

I believe the hammer has hit the nail on the head with this one.
It’s what I feel in my gut, but can’t describe with my words.

I am seen now as the enemy. I never owned a slave, was born far past the time when any of this was going on, but due to color of my skin, I am regarded as part of some faction they believe is holding back their idea of progress. And this progress is not so that everyone can benefit ...only certain select groups are going to benefit under this.

MY group, however, will be scorned, fought against, denigrated, shamed, isolated ...here in America. In their minds, WE have to suffer so THEY can advance. I ask ...why can’t EVERYONE advance ...?

This is NOT America, in any way. No leader pits one faction of a society against another.

This president is not a leader. He’s a pathological criminal. And his followers are psychologically damaged.


11 posted on 01/22/2013 6:40:30 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: Obadiah
I have come to the conclusion that I have no President, Vice President and being from New Hampshire, I have only one Senator representing me. My district's representative is a hard-core, feminist leftist, baby murderer.

My country has been taken away from me by the media, the RAT Party and those who suck at the government teat.

12 posted on 01/22/2013 6:40:51 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Obadiah
Didn't watch it
Watched Braveheart instead
Thought it was a good lesson on what to do with tyranny
13 posted on 01/22/2013 6:41:36 AM PST by hans56
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To: LibsRJerks

Ultimately “white guilt” especially in the non-slave-holding North allowed the nation to be dismantled.


14 posted on 01/22/2013 7:04:37 AM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: shortstop

I keep getting a vision of Holder and “That Guy” being lead out of the WH in Hand Cuffs.


15 posted on 01/22/2013 7:09:53 AM PST by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA.)
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To: Redleg Duke

In IL democrats have redistricted so that large swaths of people are going unrepresented. They assume nobody will leave the pale or if they do, it’s no threat to them. It’s all about power, not service.


16 posted on 01/22/2013 7:11:28 AM PST by virgil
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To: Redleg Duke

It is sad what has happened politically to NH and VA, CO, FL, IA, for that matter. Too many liberals chasing away too few conservatives.


17 posted on 01/22/2013 7:23:39 AM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: LibsRJerks

“”It’s what I feel in my gut, but can’t describe with my words.””

Your words are great and absolutely true!


18 posted on 01/22/2013 8:33:21 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: shortstop

Didn’t know Zero was giving his second immaculation speech yesterday. I was busy estimating some jobs, and Rush was off. Just another work day.

Did he promise his minions to send us racist-bigot-homophobe conservative patriots to the gulag?


19 posted on 01/22/2013 8:52:20 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Obadiah
The day will come when Obama is gone and Democrats no longer control the White House. That day will come.

Amen, Obadiah. That's a thought we should keep in the front of our minds for the next four years.

The countdown clock to his leaving has already ticked off one day.

20 posted on 01/22/2013 8:56:19 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Candor7
Saw an african-american woman, tears on her face, tell the camera when someone shoved a microphone in her direction we are free now

And I'm still wondering what she meant. Where has she been for the last few hundred years...was she locked in some evil white man's basement?

21 posted on 01/22/2013 1:09:14 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Fred Nerks

Saw an african-american woman, tears on her face, tell the camera when someone shoved a microphone in her direction “we are free now”

And I’m still wondering what she meant. Where has she been for the last few hundred years...was she locked in some evil white man’s basement?
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

What it means is the birth of Afro American nationalism
as an empowered, mainstream political force in America. I have been somewhat strident in telling folks that Obama is not only a socialist but a NATIONALIST socialist.....indeed a fascist.

As Obama connects to the black nationalist movement as status quo, he acquires his means to accomplish “collective action.”

Things are about to get really tough in some parts of America.

FREE AT LAST, THANK GOD WE ARE FREE AT LAST.......( the knives are being sharpened for urban warfare.)


22 posted on 01/22/2013 2:20:32 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Candor7

I wonder, did they ever get their 40 acres and a mule? If not, you better be careful, multiply the coloured population by 40 acres and mules, and that’s a whole new ball game. (Joking?) Guess you can expect zero to support demands for reparations to the UN during this term, like MX planned to do. There’s good reason for the MLK link-up, I read somewhere MX and MLK only met once for a few minutes and THAT photo-op has been used ever since although they had nothing in common.
You’ve allowed history to be re-written by the rabble, allowed the islamist slavers to accuse you of slavery, to convert negroes in prison to islam, to come out and stab your country in the back as black panthers.
It’s going to get ugly long before it gets any different, if it ever does.
One of the daughters of MX had it right when she said recently, that obama was doing exactly what her father did, but obama was COMMUNITY ORGANIZING ON A WORLD SCALE.

Think about it.


23 posted on 01/22/2013 3:14:53 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Fred Nerks

One of the daughters of MX had it right when she said recently, that obama was doing exactly what her father did, but obama was COMMUNITY ORGANIZING ON A WORLD SCALE.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Yes, we know he is organizing on a world scale after Kenya in 2007.

His latest foray is in the Magreb.He has armed every camel humper from the Aswan dam to northern Nigeria, with ordnance from Libya, including 30, 000 shoulder launch stinger stylr missles effective up to 20, 000 feet in altitude. He very handily armed Mexican Drug cartels on our tax dollars until he was caught

This is the mark of Obama’s fascism and Hillery Clinton should be ashamed in not revealing these facts to The People.

Today Hillery Clinton in her testimony before Congress had a chance to step up and be counted as a patriot. She failed miserably, and because of this she never will become president of the United States. I am sure Obama has his own successor in mind.


24 posted on 01/23/2013 11:37:14 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Candor7
...I am sure Obama has his own successor in mind.

I have the impression he wants an unlimited number of terms to run, and then his elder daughter, the granddaughter of the 'famous' civil-rights-advocate-convert-to-islam will take over when she's ready. That should just about coincide with the time that the coloured people in the US outnumber the whites, according to another comment I heard...the woman who made it said our numbers are in the ascendancy.

Have you ever heard that expression used? What might have given her that idea? Is this a new meme or an old one? I saw an article recently that suggested white Americans would soon be outnumbered

PS. It's funny how these revealing snippets don't get edited out from news reports shown on TV in Austalia...

Africa appears to be the location of the new killing fields to which the coalition countries now exiting Afghanistan will contribute materiel (not men) so that the africans who don't want sharia can fight the fanatics. What you are seeing is a classic example of We'll arm you to let you and them fight each other.

Algeria set the tone already, and the UN is totally superflous in the desert.

The followers of Wahhab are in a struggle to the death with the Sauds and the West is firmly in the camp of the Kingdom imo.

25 posted on 01/23/2013 1:14:27 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Fred Nerks

The followers of Wahhab are in a struggle to the death with the Sauds and the West is firmly in the camp of the Kingdom imo. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Thats pretty much it. Obama has done the House of Saud’s dirty work for them, as the cult fights occur all over the Magreb kiloiing millions and Obama also is bent on a Socialist Utopia at home where freedom no longer can raise her now palid head, where citizens no longer have guns to fight these same cultists should they decide to do their dirty in the USA, they are already here.


26 posted on 01/24/2013 8:44:19 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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