Skip to comments.Obama’s speech lauds government, dismisses opponents
Posted on 01/21/2013 11:21:44 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
President Barack Obamas second inauguration speech promised a sharply ideological second term where the the people will use government to accomplish the tasks that he declared cannot be accomplished by individuals.
No single person can train all the math and science teachers well need to equip our children for the future, or build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores, he declared in a 2,103-word speech that included numerous campaign-style jabs at his political opponents.
Now, more than ever, we must do these things together, as one nation and one people, said Obama, whose progressive ideology was highlighted in the short speech.
Obama repeatedly suggested that economic and social success is a matter of luck, not skill or diligence. We do not believe that in this country, freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few, he claimed.
Obama extended that claim of individual helplessness to lay out his progressive vision of a society led by government experts rather than independent individuals and non-government groups.
Together, we determined that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed travel and commerce; schools and colleges to train our workers, he declared shortly after reprising President Abraham Lincolns 1864 inauguration-day promise to win the Civil War regardless of the cost...
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BLA_BLA-BLA, lots of talk.
He doesnt plan on getting any of this stufff passed this session.
Those traveling to see this speech are fools.
Right now it is Saul D. Alinsky vs. Lao-Tzu
Demogoguery vs. Tactical warfare
Both are applicable in today’s politics
Rehash of the same bs that didn’t work in his first term, only the sheep will believe this.
He ought to quit saying “we” as if he speaks for all of us.
Lincoln's Second Inaugural wasn't until 1865 and his address contained no such promise. It did, however, say:
"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations."
Further, if the author is comparing Baraq I to Lincoln, he might have also noted this passage from Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address:
"It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces, but let us judge not, that we be not judged.
Barak I might do well to note those words. Though spoken in the context of slavery, the unfair redistribution of honest gains from one person to another seems to once again be in style.
Demogoguery = emotional , impassioned , crisis oriented
Tactical = systematic planning of short range actions
to reach long term objectives
Sounds exactly like the type of speech any number of collectivist/socialist leaders of the past would have delivered.
His preoccupation with race still comes through.
Not even close.
It only shows you the meaningless of political declarations. “The era of big government is over” proclaimed Bubba Clinton. Didn’t “over” mean over forever? Apparently not.
Is this satire?
Or am I living in the Twilight Zone?
Or does the POTUS really believe this dribble?
How about a new slogan Obambi:
“The US Govt. Now almost 30% efficient!”
It is my firm and unwaverinng belief that the Private Sector could do what the US government does for 70% less money.
Well, we are not going to do these things together - other than by the actions of an increasingly coercive and confiscatory government. Obama’s worshipers will love it however - until the money runs out and then they will wonder what happened. Meanwhile, Obama will have stepped off the sinking ship to some loftlyinternational perch where he can look down on the flaming wreckage he has wrought.
I had expected more blatant partisanship--maybe he had some of that but deleted it when he found out that George W. Bush would not be there. He played up to his base--minorities, women, gays. For white heterosexual males who aren't on the federal dole, his message was basically "you lost, I won."
It was sick to bring in a mention of the homosexual riot at the Stonewall bar on the birthday of Stonewall Jackson. That could have been accidental--Obama may not know who Stonewall Jackson was.
Obama’s agenda is DOA in the House. The Democratic Senate can pass all the bills they want. Which will end up in a political graveyard.
Which suits me just fine. Republicans should not make his job easier over the next four years.
Treat him exactly the same way he is treating us. Let’s see if he can dish it out and can take it.
He sounds like a member of the GOPe.
> until the money runs out and then they will wonder what
They will blame us. If only their messiah were allowed to pursue his glorious agenda without opposition or resistance, everything would have been just perfect.
Subsuming the individual to the collective.
Here are excerpts from Abraham Lincoln's Speech at Sanitary Fair, Baltimore, Md.--words which illustrate the point:
"The world has never had a good definition of the word liberty, and the American people, just now, are much in want of one. We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others the same word may mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men's labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatable things, called by the same name---liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatable (sic) names---liberty and tyranny.
"The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as a liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty, especially as the sheep was a black one. Plainly the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of the word liberty; and precisely the same difference prevails to-day among us human creatures. . . ."
That one’s a keeper. Thanks!
And Machiavelli watching the whole thing, often times giving advice and suggestions...
So, he thinks the constitution says “life, liberty and guaranteed happiness”.
Was it a coincidence that this (plagiarized) speech by theOne was delivered on the date set aside to honor MLK?
Yes, we are at war.