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Preaching to the choir
Washington Post, by Dana Milbank

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/21/2013 10:11:59 PM

President Obama began his second inaugural address with a reminder that this ceremony, like the 56 inaugurations before it in U.S. history, was a unifying symbol. “Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution,” he said from the West Front of the Capitol, his voice echoing across the Mall, where hundreds of thousands of people waved American flags. “We affirm the promise of our democracy.” Thus ended the warm-courage-of-national-unity portion of the proceedings. What followed was less an inaugural address for the ages than a

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/22/2013 2:02:13 AM     (No. 9131526)

I´m beginning to think we got off easy during the first term but holy hell is on it´s way now.

I´m trying to think back if there´s anything Obama did during the 1st 4 that I agree with and I´m coming up short. This guy is as bass ackwards as you can get.

Obama could propose sending a gorilla to the moon and the media would start speculating on which world gorilla would be the lucky person.According to the left,a gorilla´s DNA almost matches a human´s,so they only a sliver from being a person.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 1/22/2013 3:37:11 AM     (No. 9131559)

Dana Dana dana what caused your Obe love affair to fall into the trash can?
This is the #3 put down article in the past few days.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: HerbVA, 1/22/2013 7:40:47 AM     (No. 9131719)

He may soon be looking for a new job.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/22/2013 8:06:32 AM     (No. 9131759)

Personally, I found the trope "We, the people" sophomoric and soporific. Bam wouldn´t have passed my freshman rhetoric class.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Felixcat, 1/22/2013 8:27:18 AM     (No. 9131804)

Living outside northern Virginia but having to rely on DC based local news stations; this weekend was a no news (local and national) on TV; double whammy on inauguration coverage: local stations and the national ones, of course.

I did hear a snippet of his speech this morning about there´s still all this inequality. Really? Where? You and the missus and the two sullen daughters seem to have done pretty well.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: M2, 1/22/2013 8:32:32 AM     (No. 9131811)

The whole speech was not only a belligerent shot across the GOP bow, but a warning: "The people are with me. I am going through you or around you. Take your pick."

So, once again I ask, where is the GOP in stopping this train wreck? The first term was only prep for this term, where he will cement into place his unending reparations for black people, his angry vengeance on "millionaires and billionaires" and his determination to establish socialism if not ouright communism in America, with himself at the top.

We were warned before he got elected that these were his goals. He even admitted to many that these were his goals, citing our Constitution as far too limiting for his ends.

GOP? Are you doing anything at all?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MamaD, 1/22/2013 8:37:26 AM     (No. 9131824)

I was working, but wouldn´t have watched the proceedings if I´d been at home. I just cannot stomach watching him.

And my God--did he really say "peace in our time"???

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Reply 8 - Posted by: wideout, 1/22/2013 9:12:00 AM     (No. 9131911)

Dana is trying to become non-biased and relevent after carrying the water for "the won" during the runup to Nov. He has been watching the NYT´s,Balt. Sun and the rest of the pathetic MSM and wondering about his paycheck,pension and 401k.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 1/22/2013 9:23:03 AM     (No. 9131941)

Judging by the photo below today’s Must Reads displayed here on Lucianne dot com, apparently “the choir” didn’t know what to do with their formerly-filled paper coffee cups. A Tea Party “choir” never leaves messes like that; they just don’t. They know better.

So, what’s with Mr. Milbank? Are he and Mr. Obama on the outs? This wasn’t one of Dana’s usual drool-drenched, lap doggy, flatter pieces. Could he have been thinking ‘soaring rhetoric has become boring rhetoric?’

Lest we forget, Flexible Second-Termer Obama is a wholly-owned subsidiary of his handlers. What we ultimately hear from him is what they are actually saying.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/22/2013 9:32:56 AM     (No. 9131962)

It sounds like Dana is beginning to worry about how he will explain to his children what he did to their country. (Many other Liberals don’t have that worry because they abort their children.)

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Reply 11 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 1/22/2013 11:32:16 AM     (No. 9132273)

Milbank always gives a slight pretense of being non-partisan, but he inevitably slurps up whatever the Democrats have to offer at the moment it matters most.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 1/22/2013 12:01:32 PM     (No. 9132384)

A couple of fortunate things regarding yesterday´s inauguration and speech:

1. I had to work and therefore was spared having to hear any of it.

2. George W. Bush, the distinguished former president, didn´t have to sit through it this time either.

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