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Did you like the president's second inauguration speech?

L.A. Times 2013/01/21 18:00:00
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Here is a transcript of President Obama’s second inaugural address, as provided by the White House in advance of his speech:

Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens:

Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the promise of our democracy. We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."

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  • Simmering Frog 2013/01/21 19:03:46 (edited)
    No
    Simmering Frog
    +48
    Hypocrite Obama

    Don't know. Didn't watch it. Didn't care to. Last thing I care to watch is a man, who votes against the Illinois Born Alive Infant Protection Act, lecturing the rest of us on the value of human life.

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  • Hamilton 2013/01/31 22:21:44
    Yes
    Hamilton
    Especially the part where he quotes Neville Chamberlain about "Peace in our Time."
  • patbuckets 2013/01/31 00:29:47
    No
    patbuckets
    obama is an orator, with no background to prepare him for the job he was given,.he has no problem reading his prepared speeches. this is why he does not like to become involved with a press conference.
    he likes to divide the rich and the poor, for example he refers to the rich as the lucky, thus given the poor the false hope that he will give them more in entitlements so as to raise their expectations that it is only fair that all of the population will share eqully in the countries wealth. instead of the truth about hard work will raise your standard of living
  • MapoTofu 2013/01/27 00:06:00
    No
    MapoTofu
    Wow! 70% of respondents said "Yes". WTF!!!

    Was our country always so divided? Oh, sure, the virtually 50/50 Dem/Rep thing - but that has turned into a fierce, vicious hatred for the other side. Especially coming from the Left. I mean their entire raison d'etre is to hate and be in opposition to the Right. And they ALWAYS victimize themselves. It's always what the Right did or did not do, that is the cause of their lot in life. Take responsibility for a change!

    I don't hate the Left. I just marvel at how incredibly blind they are to what they are allowing/choosing to happen to them. The fact that such a large number of people will continue to allow themselves to be lead down such a destructive and unproductive path of apathy toward their own freedoms, as King God Obama slyly takes all their rights and freedoms away, piece by piece, little by little. Just crazy to me.
  • MS PRUD 2013/01/24 19:24:20
    No
    MS PRUD
    Worst President America ever has. He knocked Carter out of last place. He likes to struts like a banny rooster to impress himself because he looks like an idiot to Americans.

    He forgets he can be IMPEACHED, and the rate he is going there will be justification for one..
  • W. John... MS PRUD 2013/09/19 23:57:42
    W. John Young
    Yup been president for 4 plus years and hasn't started a decent war what the heck. Stock markets at an all time high what the heck. Economy recovering from the worst crash since the 30's what the heck. Bring back Bush we need more 9-11, wars like Iraq, crashed world economy but above all we need Bush's incredible speaking abilities.
  • MS PRUD W. John... 2013/09/27 19:47:53
    MS PRUD
    Did you sleep when he went into Lybia with the drones ????? He even by-passed Congress to do it and Benghazi is a result of him killing babies with the drones. He was going to pull all our troops out and instead he added troops on the ground. He has been the worst president since Carter.
  • Lynn DC 2013/01/24 15:34:25
    No
    Lynn DC
    SEEK KYLE!
  • Erok 2013/01/24 08:50:21
    No
    Erok
    I've already heard enough of his lies.....so I was not interested in hearing more....
  • Constitution Believer 2013/01/23 22:26:21
  • Bill 2013/01/23 20:40:50
    Yes
    Bill
    +1
    Heard about 10 seconds. Nothing but socialism and collectivism. Went and hurled.
  • Paul 2013/01/23 20:38:06
    No
    Paul
    +1
    I can't stand to listen to liars. Same with Bush, Clinton etc. Can't do it.
  • bill.fleming.77 2013/01/23 20:24:26
    No
    bill.fleming.77
    Only those that believe on further separation of our differences would like this speech.
  • MONGOOSE 2013/01/23 20:02:25
    No
    MONGOOSE
    I didn't care for the first one...........Mostly on the second one when now he is the first President to sat "Gay".
    "THE MONGOOSE" makes me sick
  • beavith1 2013/01/23 19:33:14
    No
    beavith1
    sad. pathetic.

    we deserved better.
  • Son Of Anubis™ 2013/01/23 19:06:44
  • SIMPATTYCO 2013/01/23 18:32:06
    No
    SIMPATTYCO
    +1
    Nothing to like, it was a big valentine to his support groups
  • Gracie - Proud Conservative 2013/01/23 18:02:05
    No
    Gracie - Proud Conservative
    Didn't listen to it, I've heard him lie too much already. Then, when he isn't lying it's far more disturbing. I've tuned him out.
  • LawMan5150 2013/01/23 17:50:01
    No
    LawMan5150
    +1
    This was his best speech ever. A must see!
  • Cognito22 LawMan5150 2013/01/23 20:40:56
  • lynn 2013/01/23 17:27:39
    No
    lynn
    Obama has clearly deomnstrated his intention to undermine our Constitution. He has routinely ignored federal law, and picked and chosen which ones he will enforce and which he will break. He has discredited himself to the point that anything he says is meaningless.
  • Jack D.... lynn 2013/01/23 20:29:06
    Jack D. Ripper
    Where the f**k were you when "W" was shredding the Constitution?? Where were you when "W" was starting an illegal war that took the lives of AT LEAST 5,000 American military? Where were you when "W" took a 900 billion dollar surplus and turned it into 6 trillion dollar deficit which cratered the economy?? You GD repukes are all idiots.
  • lynn Jack D.... 2013/01/24 17:55:25
    lynn
    I never said I agreed with everything W did, either. You're making an assumption, and an inaccurate one.
  • lynn Jack D.... 2013/01/24 17:57:09 (edited)
    lynn
    I never said I agreed with everything "W" did, either. You're making an assumption, and an inccorrect one. (And for the record, I'm a lifelong Democrat, not a "repuke".) Neither party is without major flaws, and I would prefer a Constitutional third party defeat both the Democrats and Republicans because they're too extreme. However, the reality is that we must currently choose the lesser of the two evils, and while I have sharp differences with the Republicans on certain issues, the Democrats are basically abandoning our Constitutional foundation and attempting to replace personal liberty and personal responsibility with a nanny state dictatorship whose course is set by political correctness and radical ideologies. Personally, I find that both unacceptable and extremely dangerous.
  • MtDuffer Jack D.... 2013/02/10 00:57:44
    MtDuffer
    It is so easy to blame one President over another, expecially if you Love one and not the other.

    Please do not forget that all but one person voted to go into Iraq. So, the action was not illegal. They were given the same intel as what the President recieved from NATO and our Allies. I am sad that 5,000 American service men & women had died. But to accuse GW of the deaths in inhumane. This war against two countries have lasted nearly as long as VietNam and which President was in office in 1968 when we lost more Americans in that year than anyother year. Well, his name is President Johnson. And, yes in that same year he desides not to run. Well, I guess you are going to blame Nixon for the 58,000+ and still counting KIA's.
  • iamco2000 2013/01/23 17:03:27
    No
    iamco2000
    +3
    What was supposed to be an inaugural speech was really a campaign speech that was high on "feelings" with a complete lack of "substance". He proclaimed unity yet wants to create division, he championed (verbally) entitlement programs yet (in action) has championed run-away debt, he swore on Lincoln's Bible while he disagrees with most of the contents of that Bible and attempted to present an image of Christianity while promoting two causes that existentially oppose it.

    Grace to you, Glory to God!
  • DDevlin780 2013/01/23 16:25:16
    No
    DDevlin780
    +2
    Same old crap, divide the country into the workers, and the takers; Then make the workers seem selfish because the don't want to give their hard earned money to the takers.
  • babibumer DDevlin780 2013/01/25 03:53:51
    babibumer
    What most of the Right Wing has not yet figured out, which is quite comical, that most of the "workers" are the "takers" and unless you belong to the 1% it is YOUR standard of living that Obama and Democrats are fighting for. When will you people ever realize that the largest majority (99.9999999%) of you will NEVER be part of the 1%. So WHY do you defend their 90% control of this nation's wealth via the policies of Trickle Down Economics and Bush tax cuts for the rich? Do you not understand that wealth never "trickles down"? Trickle down didn't create jobs - and the rich didn't take their tax cuts to create jobs. They took them and put them in the offshore tax havens. Wake up.

    middle class wages flat line chart

    middle class wages flat line chart

    http://www.healthbeatblog.com...
  • Job 2013/01/23 15:28:20
  • Cognito22 2013/01/23 15:14:04
    No
    Cognito22
    +1
    Our Divider-in-Chief outdid himself.

    Ten straw man arguments cast in his last incantation . . . in 20 minutes.
    Conjuring false demons and then attacking them . . .
    to make himself look wondrous in his own eyes and the easily fooled . . .

    cast incantation 20 minutes building false demons attacking eyes fooled

    http://www.theblaze.com/stori...
  • Deludo 2013/01/23 14:54:28
    No
    Deludo
    Love the demographics on this.
    Only group that said yes at a higher percentage was 13-17 year olds.
  • FordCrews 2013/01/23 14:05:24
    No
    FordCrews
    +1
    Reminded me a lot of some of Hitler's speeches, dividing, lying, and hate, but appealing to his minions with their sub 70 iq's.
  • Wahvlvke 2013/01/23 13:30:50
    No
    Wahvlvke
    More drivel for the perverts, whackos and leeches from the traitorous flop eared socialist bastard.
  • Jack D.... Wahvlvke 2013/01/23 20:32:47 (edited)
    Jack D. Ripper
    You were talking about Bush, right?

    Man, I didn't realize there were that many morons in this place... This place is worse than Red State for sheer lunacy.

    Name exactly ONE "traitorous" thing Obama has commited? Empirical truth and facts only. No conjecture (no matter how bad you want to believe it.) No CT, no "my uncle is a janitor at the local Federal Bulding and he says..."

    Name. ONE. Thing.
  • Wahvlvke Jack D.... 2013/01/24 13:15:14
    Wahvlvke
    No .... I was talking about obie ... and his socialist fantasies and pandering to perverts and whackos are just drivel. If you are too stupid to understand ... oh well.
  • Jack D.... Wahvlvke 2013/01/27 22:47:45
    Jack D. Ripper
    you seem to be too stupid to understand snark. outside of the drone program, name one thing Obama is done that is outside the Constitution.Just
  • Wahvlvke Jack D.... 2013/01/28 03:17:30
    Wahvlvke
    You don't have enough time and if you don't know already you are too f__king stupid.
  • Jack D.... Wahvlvke 2013/01/27 22:49:23
    Jack D. Ripper
    you seem to be too stupid to understand snark. outside of the drone program, name one thing Obama is done that is outside the Constitution. Just. One. Thing.
  • Wahvlvke Jack D.... 2013/01/28 03:17:52
    Wahvlvke
    See above.
  • patbuckets Jack D.... 2013/01/31 00:36:45
    patbuckets
    +3
    how did obama aquire any empirical experience, he was a state rep in chicago
  • Rob Jack D.... 2013/02/07 02:07:36
    Rob
    In the strict legal sense of the meaning of treason, aid and comfort the enemy during wartime, you're quite correct - nada. In the de facto sense, that 's something else again.

    Here's few things to look at:

    1) filing 'disinclination to prosecute. motions on Muslim Brotherhood front groups when their leaders were set to be convicted of material aid to terrorist groups in a second Holy Land Foundation trial that would have been an open and shut case due to CAIR and other group's appeal to have them removed from the list of unindicted co-conspirators :

    http://joshuapundit.blogspot....

    2) Our illegal intervention in Libya, where we took out Khaddaffi by UN diktat when he had actually been helping us to fight al-Qaeda in the Maghreb (AQIM). We also failed to secure Khaddaffi's weapons stores, which were used to kill Ambassador Stevens and three other American in Benghazi, help jihadists take over Northern Mali and kill Americans in Algeria.

    3) Mirandizing enemy combatants and jihadis captured on the battlefield in Afghanistan whether they're US citizens or not prior to questioning - which means they know they need not cooperate:

    http://joshuapundit.blogspot....

    There's plenty more I could get into, but that's a good start.
    In the strict legal sense of the meaning of treason, aid and comfort the enemy during wartime, you're quite correct - nada. In the de facto sense, that 's something else again.

    Here's few things to look at:

    1) filing 'disinclination to prosecute. motions on Muslim Brotherhood front groups when their leaders were set to be convicted of material aid to terrorist groups in a second Holy Land Foundation trial that would have been an open and shut case due to CAIR and other group's appeal to have them removed from the list of unindicted co-conspirators :

    http://joshuapundit.blogspot....

    2) Our illegal intervention in Libya, where we took out Khaddaffi by UN diktat when he had actually been helping us to fight al-Qaeda in the Maghreb (AQIM). We also failed to secure Khaddaffi's weapons stores, which were used to kill Ambassador Stevens and three other American in Benghazi, help jihadists take over Northern Mali and kill Americans in Algeria.

    3) Mirandizing enemy combatants and jihadis captured on the battlefield in Afghanistan whether they're US citizens or not prior to questioning - which means they know they need not cooperate:

    http://joshuapundit.blogspot....

    There's plenty more I could get into, but that's a good start.
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