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12 Ways Obama Smacked Down the Right in His Inauguration Speech


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, inaugaration speech, smackdown, republicans, news, politics, americans, democrats )

Tamara
- 634 days ago - truth-out.org
Reclaiming the language of patriotism, Obama then threw it back in the faces of right-wing Republicans to advance a liberal agenda.



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Brian M. (197)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 10:33 am
Good article. Truth-out is a great site.
 

Kit B. (276)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 10:33 am

I didn't see this speech as a "smack down" rather more of a reminder of what this country, our documents to guide governing and government is meant to be about. The extremist in both parties need a reminder that government is both necessary and does not work in a vacuum. Far too many issues have been put off or ignored for to long. It is time to end the on going use of the military as an answer to all of our problems and time to re focus our time and efforts on rebuilding this country. A little common curtsey would go a long way in restoring the image of the Congress - both Houses.
 

Arielle S. (317)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 11:06 am
If everyone simply did their job, we could be a great country again....
 

Maggie Schafer (1)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 1:07 pm
The trouble here is - the Republicans just do not get it! They lost the elections, seats in the Senate and House and even their own insiders say the party is in trouble if they don't stop the garbage! This party is not the GOP that is once was. It has been hijacked by right wing radical extremists who want nothing but power and wealth! They have run the GOP into the ground and some say it will never recover. As the party stands with the likes of Boehner, Cantor, McConnell, Ryan, etal., that would not be a bad thing at all! They are so consumed with racism, bigotry, sexism and hate for the middle class they will inevitably implode. Hope they do it soon!
 

Diane O. (158)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 2:50 pm
Obama always faces the congress....the same congress that his own democrats did not approve his budget two years ago. Obama's OWN DEMOCRATS in congress are a problem for Obama.

Obama "thinks" he can move mountains with his voice but at the beginning of every day and at the end of every day he faces the congress.
 

Diane O. (158)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 2:52 pm
In 2010 the American people told us exactly how they felt about the spending democrats in congress. They voted. The result was that we, as republicans, got the House.

It can happen again in 2014. Even Obama, the "voice", can't manipulate that....the American people will vote in the 2014 election and we can very easily see another tsunami vote in 2014. Obama can't do anything about that.
 

Allan Yorkowita (445)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 11:38 am
Instead of the history lesson, and the empty promises from his first term, I needed to hear: " I guarantee...." This never came out of his mouth.
 

Billie C. (2)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 12:40 pm
obama chooses to only listen to a small part of this country, the rest of the country is getting tired of being ignored. in land mass the parts that are being ignored are most of the country, it also happens to be the part that supports the rest. if they decide not to ship goods into the cities the liberal strong holds shrivel up and die,
congress is those rural areas trying to be heard over the masses of city ants and slugs. time to listen to the people that pay the bills.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 1:26 pm
Thanks Tamara. I agree with Kit.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 1:32 pm
The majority may finally have the voice a democracy guarantee us. The fox noise is so useless to prosperity. So sickening. Low information/fox voters should be made to take civics and common sense classes. They are destroying themselves and every one in their wake.
 

donald Baumgartner (5)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 1:35 pm
Thanks for the rticle!!!
 

Diane O. (158)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 3:21 pm
Obama is a bunch of hot air. He is great at making love with his own voice but beyond that he is all talk. Obama is in this for Obama....that's what narcissists do....Obama is a party of one.
 

Diane O. (158)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 3:31 pm
Jason, you are making yourself sick over one little media outlet....Fox News. The biased far left wing outlets outnumber Fox 10 to 1. My suggestion is that you stop watching it every day. It appears to keep you upset. When something upsets me I ignore it.
 

Craig Zimmerman (86)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 4:54 pm
I have learned that Obama's speeches don't mean that much. I am surprised that people still listen.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 4:58 pm
No, Diane. Fox is now a metaphor for the 91+% media the right bought up after Reagan trashed the fairness doctrine. Fox just makes you more ridiculous than the others.

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Fairness Doctrine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Fowler said in February 2009 that his work toward revoking the Fairness Doctrine under the Reagan Administration had been a matter of principle ...

The Fairness Doctrine ó FAIR: Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting
fair.org/extra-online-articles/​the-fairness-doctrine

The Fairness Doctrine had ... Formally adopted as an FCC rule in 1949 and repealed in 1987 by Ronald Reaganís pro-broadcaster FCC, the doctrine can be traced ...

Wait until you find out, the elite don't include your class in their club. You'll be eating oat meal right along with the rest of us. Is that what you want? You better wise up.
 

Claudia O. (73)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 6:33 pm
Thank you for the article.
 

. (0)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 7:37 pm
I enjoyed the speech. How much he will get done, we shall see. I just wish our Congress would do something. They are more of a problem than anything else.
 

Bette-Ann Libin (11)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 7:57 pm
With the naivete of young children right wingers stand exalted as if on high. REALLY? Obama's speech was disappointing? Filled with hot air? Hogwash? REALLY? Gosh, you might give the party a break in their effort to repair the past several years of Presidential Republicanism. Romney couldn't even speak an actual sentence without shoving his own foot, or worse yet, party in his mouth repeatedly! Guess what? Obama won, Romney lost, get over yourselves! Oh right, then there is that little issue of the sour pussed child not getting their way in the Congressional branch, keep it up, fight tooth and nail between the parties and we're on our way to hell in a handbasket!

Listen, neither party is great, neither Presidential candidates are great but I went with the best of the two evil offerings. Do you Obama nay sayers honestly believe Romney would have done better? It's time to take off your rose colored glasses, crawl out of your Natucket bungulow and take a cold, hard look at the state of affairs he has been left to manage.

P.S. I forgot, hw got Bin Laden again?

Respectfully submitted.

Watch the video "Wake The F%#k Up" by Samuel L. Jackson for starters.
 

John Gregoire (256)
Friday January 25, 2013, 5:31 am
This type of negative article is no way to heed Obama's call to end name calling and work together. Let's get this crap off of CARE2.
 

Felicita Luna (213)
Friday January 25, 2013, 6:07 am
It would be a smack down if Obama freed the wrongfully convicted in America!! Please sign the 52 pardon and reprieve petition because government integrity does matter. http://www.change.org/petitions/president-obama-please-grant-the-52-part-cluster-pardon-and-reprieve-now Thank you. Felicita Luna Obama can't escape the fact that a wrongful conviction is SLAVERY!!!
 

James Maynard (68)
Friday January 25, 2013, 2:35 pm
It was an excellent speech. We need to elect more
progressives and retire dead wood such as the
ever capitulating Sen. Reed.
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Friday January 25, 2013, 7:10 pm
I read a similar kind of story in the L.A. Times.

It stated, his first term he tried very, very hard to a bi-partisan approach. He sadly learned that the Republicans would only go the way of their party line, hard and steadfastly so.

He now knows this(there will be no bipartisan anything) and plans to move ahead without them as much as possible.

This of course is what sparked fire with the Republicans stating he is "using" his Executive Authority to bypass them.

Duh. Of course he is.
 
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