Monday, January 21, 2013

Obama's 2nd Inauguration: Observations

I did not plan on watching live any of Obama's 2nd inauguration. Too depressing.

I changed my mind.

I always watch the inauguration of the president. It's a moment when I'm moved by the greatness of my beloved country. So, I did watch - from the invocation to the benediction.

Some thoughts--

Michelle's bangs - She has a different hairstyle. So what?

Michelle's coat - A little snug. It looked very uncomfortable. The sleeves were so binding.

The Obama daughters looked very nice and so did Michelle's mother.

Enough about fashion.

After Joe Biden stumbled through the oath, administered by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, he leaned over and kissed her.

Did he say, "This is a big f---ing deal"?

When it was Obama's turn to take the oath, Chief Justice John Roberts did the swearing in, a public event repeated after yesterday's private ceremony.

Roberts really bugs me. Let's all remember ObamaCare is law because Roberts decided it was a tax. ObamaCare is a TAX. Obama is the taxer-in-chief, and not just on the rich.

When Obama swore to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution," I gagged. King Obama, the imperial president, has shredded the Constitution. Religious liberty? Not for all, not for Catholics.

I found Obama's inaugural address to be utterly uninspiring at best. At worst, it was hypocritical and offensive, taking jabs at his political enemies.

Transcript here.

Of course, Obama's speech was riddled with his usual class warfare crap and a warped view of the American Dream.

This line was outrageous: "We cannot mistake absolutism for principle or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate."


Obama has taken presidential political spectacle and name-calling to unprecedented heights.


When Obama spoke of our inalienable rights - "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," when he talked about protecting our innocent children and the weak, I thought of his complete disregard for the most innocent and vulnerable among us - the unborn.

Obama, the most radical pro-abortion president in American history, doesn't protect life. He doesn't respect it.

I heard nothing new from Obama. He didn't challenge Americans. He did't encourage us to achieve. His words didn't point to any goals. Obama simply reiterated his stale lines. His view of freedom is being a slave to a massive, central government.

No, thank you.

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