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Obama’s speech lauds government, dismisses opponents
The Daily Caller ^ | January 21, 2013 | Neil Munro

Posted on 01/21/2013 11:21:44 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

President Barack Obama’s 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 we’ll 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 Lincoln’s 1864 inauguration-day promise to win the Civil War regardless of the cost...

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrats; economy; fascism; inauguration; medicare; obama; socialism; statism
Wow!! He acknowledges we are in the midst of a civil war?!
1 posted on 01/21/2013 11:21:48 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


2 posted on 01/21/2013 11:28:04 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to O is NO principle!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yup !
Right now it is Saul D. Alinsky vs. Lao-Tzu

Demogoguery vs. Tactical warfare
Both are applicable in today’s politics


3 posted on 01/21/2013 11:28:11 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Pay attention - the inmates ARE running the asylum!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rehash of the same bs that didn’t work in his first term, only the sheep will believe this.


4 posted on 01/21/2013 11:28:49 AM PST by Trueblackman (I would rather lose on Conservative principles than vote for a RINO candidate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He ought to quit saying “we” as if he speaks for all of us.


5 posted on 01/21/2013 11:29:07 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“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 Lincoln’s 1864 inauguration-day promise to win the Civil War regardless of the cost...

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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.

6 posted on 01/21/2013 11:29:30 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Demogoguery = emotional , impassioned , crisis oriented

Tactical = systematic planning of short range actions
to reach long term objectives


7 posted on 01/21/2013 11:31:44 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Pay attention - the inmates ARE running the asylum!)
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To: Trueblackman

Sounds exactly like the type of speech any number of collectivist/socialist leaders of the past would have delivered.


8 posted on 01/21/2013 11:32:14 AM PST by glennaro
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9 posted on 01/21/2013 11:38:01 AM PST by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

His preoccupation with race still comes through.


10 posted on 01/21/2013 11:39:37 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I feel completely comfortable in saying that this guy is not my president.

Not even close.

11 posted on 01/21/2013 11:40:16 AM PST by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

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.


12 posted on 01/21/2013 11:42:16 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is this satire?

Or am I living in the Twilight Zone?

Or does the POTUS really believe this dribble?


13 posted on 01/21/2013 11:42:45 AM PST by zeebee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


14 posted on 01/21/2013 11:47:43 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


15 posted on 01/21/2013 11:48:25 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Iron Munro
A lot of it was just conventional blather that could have been produced by a computer program. He cribbed a few phrases from Lincoln for the benefit of future hagiographic historians wanting to harp on how much he is like Lincoln.

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.

16 posted on 01/21/2013 11:59:58 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


17 posted on 01/21/2013 12:03:55 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama extended that claim of individual helplessness to lay out his progressive vision of a society led by government experts ...

He sounds like a member of the GOPe.

18 posted on 01/21/2013 12:05:35 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Truth29; 2ndDivisionVet

> until the money runs out and then they will wonder what
> happened.

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.


19 posted on 01/21/2013 12:06:31 PM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Subsuming the individual to the collective.


20 posted on 01/21/2013 12:14:10 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The sound of the beautiful words ". . . sweet land of liberty. . . ." being sung at the Inauguration somehow rang hollow at an event honoring the leader of so-called "progressives," a movement whose definition of the word "liberty" does not resemble that of which the Preamble of the Constitution spoke so eloquently as "Blessings" of the Creator.

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. . . ."

21 posted on 01/21/2013 12:33:39 PM PST by loveliberty2 ( -)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

That one’s a keeper. Thanks!


22 posted on 01/21/2013 4:27:01 PM PST by glennaro
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

And Machiavelli watching the whole thing, often times giving advice and suggestions...


23 posted on 01/21/2013 8:24:41 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! [You can vote Democrat when you're dead]...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, he thinks the constitution says “life, liberty and guaranteed happiness”.


24 posted on 01/21/2013 9:20:07 PM PST by Terry Mross
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Was it a coincidence that this (plagiarized) speech by theOne was delivered on the date set aside to honor MLK?


25 posted on 01/21/2013 9:24:21 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miEmIfhfxuc&feature=youtu.be

Yes, we are at war.


26 posted on 01/22/2013 3:02:29 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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