Obama’s Address Was a Rejection of Every Aspect of Conservative Ideology

ProudProgressive 2013/01/22 16:07:20

The attempt by increasingly extremist conservatives to divert this nation's path from 200 years of progress, growth and prosperity that began 32 years ago with the inauguration of Ronald Reagan is over. With the firm support of the majority of the nation, President Obama's Second Inaugural Address made clear that this nation will no longer be held hostage by far right extremists who would arm children and starve seniors, who will attack a woman for controlling her own body but then deprive her of the means of feeding the child they forced her to have, who believe that only the rich are entitled to rights, and that if you aren't white, male, "christian", heterosexual and affluent you are not entitled to anything.

God bless this nation and God bless our President.

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Obama’s Address Was a Rejection of Every Aspect of Conservative Ideology
By: Rmuse
Jan. 22nd, 2013

In 1776, Pierre Eugene du Simitiere suggested a motto to the committee responsible for developing the Great Seal of the United States that was adopted by an act of Congress in 1782 and remains a defining description unique to America. The phrase, E pluribus Unum, means “out of many, one,” and although at the nation’s beginning it signified that out of many colonies, or states, emerged a single nation, it came to mean that out of many peoples, races, religions, and ancestries arose a single people; Americans. The idea of all Americans as citizens constituting “we the people,” or “out of many, one,” has been under sustained assault by conservatives pitting the rich against the masses, and pious fanatics against advocates of religious freedom, and that divisiveness defined every Republican proposal and piece of legislation over the past four years. Yesterday during President Obama’s Inaugural address, he sent a strong message to Republicans, and the nation, that the Founding Fathers original intent of “we the people” are all created equal will be the driving force behind his Administration’s path forward as a United States.

The overriding theme of the President’s speech was not necessarily setting a particular agenda for the next four years, although liberals were pleased he addressed climate change, protecting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, and gay rights, but that all Americans deserved the same protections and opportunity to succeed which is in-and-of-itself a uniquely liberal ideology. In fact, if one analyzes the President’s speech carefully, every aspect and subject he touched on was contrary to conservative ideology, and none more than we the people, together, will face the challenges ahead as a united people, for all the people, and not by the wealthy for the wealthy. The President signaled that the thirty year conservative practice of elevating the wealthy above the rest of the population for special treatment and privileges befitting royalty has come to an end and America is returning to its founding principles.

President Obama began his address reminding the nation that the patriots of 1776 did not replace a tyrannical king with the privileges of a few, and it was a direct reference to Republicans’ practice of ceding power and the nation’s wealth to the richest 1% of income earners at the expense of every other citizen. The President’s reference to Republicans’ government for the rich could not have been more profound as he said, “We, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it,” and that “We discovered that a free market only thrives when there are rules to ensure competition and fair play” in a direct reference to the GOP’s practice of deregulation and tax breaks for the wealthiest corporations that is driving America’s declining prosperity for the masses.

The President also addressed the Republicans’ intent to abandon the most vulnerable with cuts to social safety nets to make room for more entitlements for the wealthy and corporations, and reiterated that “Together, we resolved that a great nation must care for the vulnerable, and protect its people from life’s worst hazards and misfortune,” and that “the commitments we make to each other – through Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security they strengthen us. They do not make us a nation of takers.” The stark contrast between Republicans claiming so-called “entitlement spending” robs the wealthy (makers – job creators) of their rightful due and the idea that we the people take care of the poor, elderly, Veterans, and children could not have been better defined, and it highlighted this President’s belief that all Americans are equal and deserve basic human necessities regardless misfortune, age, or ill-health; necessities Republicans claim are a privilege of wealth and power, and not basic human rights.

For the past four years, Republicans and their teabagger subset have worked tirelessly to push the nation’s people farther apart in their deliberate attack on unity, and the idea that every American deserved equal rights whether it is the right of decent healthcare, education, or security in their old age. Yesterday, President Obama reminded conservatives that all Americans deserve equal treatment regardless of their station in life, and that together, we the people have an obligation to our fellow citizens to make “these values – of Life, and Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness – real for every American” and it is the converse of everything Republicans have promoted for a generation.

The President laid out an agenda for the next four years that spells the end of Reagan-Republicans’ thirty year deification and preferential treatment of a small class of extremely wealthy Americans, and there can be no mistake that President Obama is reinstituting the idea that all Americans are equal and as equals, we are one people. Religious sensibilities, wealth, sexual preference, and ethnicity notwithstanding, the President reminded Americans that whatever challenge the people face, they face it together, and the days of elevating the wealthy elite above the masses are over. The Republican tendencies toward inequality based on wealth is not the American people’s birthright, and yesterday, President Obama reminded all Americans that “We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still.” One hopes Republicans got the message that Americans are one people, and thus deserving of the same rights, privileges, and benefits of citizenship as the wealthiest American, and regardless if it is decent healthcare, a job, home, education, or secure retirement, together, we the people will fulfill our obligation as citizens to citizens;” a concept Republicans will never understand.

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  • Maynard 2013/01/23 13:57:37
    BRAINWASHED MIND, and the comments made above that I base my statement on.

    Conservatives want to arm children and starve seniors

    attack a woman for controlling her own body but then deprive her of the means of feeding the child they forced her to have

    who believe that only the rich are entitled to rights

    and that if you aren't white, male, "christian", heterosexual and affluent you are not entitled to anything.


    All those lies in the FIRST PARAGRAPH ALONE,


    They can't be REASONED WITH, heck, the writer has been told these things for a few years now, HE STILL WON'T ACCEPT HE WAS WRONG ABOUT GOOD PEOPLE, OUR FELLOW AMERICANS.

    EIther you agree with him or you don't.

    LET YOUR HATRED BEGIN TOWARDS ME, all I did was DEFEND those who are not like the writer said.
  • Maynard Maynard 2013/01/23 14:00:01

    Recall the left talking about BIPARTISAN, REACHING OUT, etc.

    Then this?

    Obama’s Address Was a Rejection of Every Aspect of Conservative Ideology


    It can't be any easier than this, too bad TRUTH knows no lamestream news outlets.
  • JohnT 2013/01/23 02:47:13
    Being in the middle as a moderate and a Independent, I liked some of it and other parts were a bit one sided and worded in such a way that it could be interpreted as divisive. Each President slants it toward their respective party audience, nothing new.
    It has all been said before by all our Presidents on what needs to be done and what they want to achieve, and than we go back to the standard mediocrity where we foot the bill and they do little other than bicker like children. That is as political as I can get, time to go out and play.
  • Hawkeye 2013/01/22 21:48:15
    It was bad enough to have to sit still and have the left DEFINE who the right is with their LIES and misrepresentations.. Worse STILL when the Left Wing MSM picked up the ball and RAN with it..

    There wass NO rejection of Conservative ANYTHING in Obama's speech.. Like everything else with Obama,, if he doesn't agree with it well then it NEVER gets considered at all..

    I have been through this before.. Overthe last 60 years every time a Left Winger wins an election the left heralds the END of Conservatism..

    Oh,, Conservatism is DEAD they cry and it ALWAYS lasts until the Left screws everything up.. I predict that we'll see even GREATER gains by conservatives in 2014 then we saw in 2010..

    The WORST thing that can happen for liberalism is to give Liberals their way.. 2009 and 2010 PROVED that..

    SUCH has AWAYS been the case in the past and so it will be again..
  • Bastion 2013/01/22 21:12:34
  • dru dixon 2013/01/22 21:11:57
    dru dixon
    Ultra conservatives are out of touch and it will reflect on future elections!
  • Cher 2013/01/22 20:29:11
    America just took a giant step backwards
  • whitewulf--the unruly mobster 2013/01/22 19:57:20
  • Tuna 2013/01/22 19:23:13
    The speech certainly wasn't to UNITE; it was to further DIVIDE. Don't forget the self proclaimed progressive liberals make up only about 20% of the electorate. Four more years of this misery, you will see voter apathy dissappear. tea party revolution
  • Georgia50 2013/01/22 19:17:42
    Don't look now, but it's retard Rangel who said, in effect, that the Northern inner city culture of murdering children is perfectly fine, but it's the white culture down South that needs to be reeducated.

    What a pity that thanks to liberal indifference, hatred, and a penchant for criminal behavior, hundreds of black children across America will not live to see 2014. But hey...you retards have us conservatives on the run so I guess everything is ok.
  • BIGBlackPETER 2013/01/22 19:13:37
  • sbtbill 2013/01/22 18:48:47
    I hope it was a rejection of conservative ideology. Obama has compromised way to much.
  • Friday - Just the Facts 2013/01/22 18:45:12
    Friday - Just the Facts
    Even Rush Limbaugh said it was a Bookend to the Reagan Era! Yeah!
  • Lady Whitewolf 2013/01/22 18:14:43 (edited)
    Lady Whitewolf
    "Republicans claim are a privilege of wealth and power, and not basic human rights..."

    Ain't that the truth? It's supposed to be WE THE PEOPLE **not** WE THE WEALTHY.
  • BIGBlac... Lady Wh... 2013/01/22 19:14:42 (edited)
    Talking like your daddy Obama, the great divider.
  • Popeye 2013/01/22 18:03:52
  • BroncoB... Popeye 2013/01/22 18:09:30
    "going to lead to violence."

    "wanting to harm kids, starve the elderly"

    Did you read the Ryan/Romney budget ?

    Have you seen the SS, medicare, medicaid, and welfare cuts Repblicans want to make ?
  • Popeye BroncoB... 2013/01/22 18:15:14
  • BroncoB... Popeye 2013/01/22 18:18:01
    It doesn't matter because THAT is still the Republican plan and if you do not want that you had better get with the guys fighting for YOU!
  • Popeye BroncoB... 2013/01/22 18:23:27 (edited)
  • BroncoB... Popeye 2013/01/22 18:26:53
    Well when you get arrested for that violence you are threatening just don't cry to one of us ACLU liberal lawyers to protect your civil rights OK ?
  • Lady Wh... BroncoB... 2013/01/22 18:16:13
    Lady Whitewolf
    Exactly. I would love to see them explain that to my 78-year old Mum!
  • BIGBlac... BroncoB... 2013/01/22 19:19:26
    flash news gif


  • boneman1 BroncoB... 2013/01/22 20:16:41
    Have you read what Obamacare does to the elderly. It stole $716 Billion directly from Medicare. Obama's justification was that it would be recouped in savings. Much of the savings were cuts in reimbursement to doctors that treat Medicare patients. What this results in is fewer doctors willing to see these patients. So now there's less money allocated to Medicare and fewer doctors to treat the elderly.
  • Popeye boneman1 2013/01/22 22:29:13
  • Lana 2013/01/22 17:52:17
    I have never been so proud and very hopefull. I am still in D.C. having the ball of my life. With all the inagrautions I have been to this had to be the best of all. Everyone I have meet from all over have been more than nice. Much to my surprise there was not protest, not one. I am staying on DuPount circle and just don't want this to ever end. The President has the people behind him so let's get te impossible done.
    To the RWNJ's, YOU lost big time, so get over it !
  • Eliza 2013/01/22 17:15:10
    I'm super happy about that. I was hoping that his second term would dig deeper a bit and so far, so good.
  • C. C. Rider 2013/01/22 16:23:18
    C. C. Rider
    I am sure with each word President Obama said in outlining his projection of peace and success for our country the cons were busy making notes on how fast they could start destroying those plans against this country. stop watch
  • cut and... C. C. R... 2013/01/22 17:33:08
    cut and paste king
    you betcha ghici
  • Rustie 2013/01/22 16:20:26
    And how is that a good thing, when he supposedly REPRESENTS and SERVES not only liberals, but conservatives as well?
  • ProudPr... Rustie 2013/01/22 16:45:33
    He represents conservatives and liberals and has an obligation to fight against the implementation of laws that deprive conservatives of their rights just as he does against laws that deprive liberals of their rights. Representing someone doesn't mean automatically doing anything they want no matter that it violates the Constitution and no matter that it has the potential to cause widespread harm.
  • Rustie ProudPr... 2013/01/22 16:50:07
    "Representing someone doesn't mean automatically doing anything they want no matter that it violates the Constitution and no matter that it has the potential to cause widespread harm."

    Like balancing a budget? Like bypassing Congress trough Executive Orders? Like forcing an un-Constitutional order that all Americans MUST buy health insurance, whether they can afford it or not?
  • BroncoB... Rustie 2013/01/22 18:11:04
    He serves Cons to but they have to be dragged kicking and screaming to that table and won't eat their lima beans and only want desert!
  • Rustie BroncoB... 2013/01/22 20:20:54
    Our opinions differ.
  • MidnightCowboy 2013/01/22 16:14:05
    And it's by time. The Democrats owe the Republicans -- NUTTIN'.
  • Lady Wh... Midnigh... 2013/01/22 18:12:33
    Lady Whitewolf
  • tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA 2013/01/22 16:11:04
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    How's that whole "lets work together and get things done" suppose to happen with thinking such as this?

    Your poisoning the well Proud. Why?
  • ProudPr... tommyg ... 2013/01/22 16:47:23
    Because I still hope that American conservatives will realize that their efforts to attack and marginalize and obstruct the President don't do themselves or the country any good, and that if they will simply let this man do the job he was twice elected to do they will benefit as much as everyone else.
  • tommyg ... ProudPr... 2013/01/22 17:00:08
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    So in other words.....go sit down and stfu.....is that what you're saying?

    Or maybe....roll over and play dead?

    LOL Ain't going to happen my friend.
  • cut and... tommyg ... 2013/01/22 17:44:10
    cut and paste king
    meantime u did not have a problem with gw bush doubling the debt, gw bush being the first president that never vetoed an spending bill from either party in 8 years
    added11 million people into the welfare rolls ,devaluated the dollar ,created 5 million foreclosurs. created 8 million unemployed and leeft this country bankrupted fyicii blame it on the black guy

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