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Inaugural auguring:
Clues from 2009 speech

Daily Inter Lake [Kalispell MT], by Frank Miele

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Posted By:davesenior, 1/27/2013 3:23:02 AM

President Obama’s second inaugural address is now history, and unlike various posthaste pundits, I will reserve to history the right to judge it.Nonetheless, the occasion of the inauguration does remind us that it is wise to be wary of speeches in general, and their grand pronouncements in specific, for oftentimes rhetoric does not reflect reality.Take, for instance, the president’s highly praised 2009 inaugural address.[SNIP]Perhaps the disconnect between the president’s words and his actions comes about because most Americans think of government as a necessary evil to be endured whereas President Obama views it as a means to an end—namely redistribution

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/27/2013 4:06:26 AM     (No. 9141695)

Most of Obama´s pie in the sky rhetoric goes right over the left´s head but his speeches are nonetheless loaded with code words and phrases,they latch onto.I doubt if Obama even believes in climate change or gay marriage but these were 2 groups he had to throw a biscuit to.There´s a lot of filthy rich gays in this country who are more than happy to buy politicians off for their votes,like in statehouses to pass gay marriage.

When the right wins a court case,it´s all but ignored by he media and left. But in the case of gays in the military,one judge in Cal.declared don´t ask,don´t tell was unconstitutional and viola,the military accepted the verdict and the rest is history.If you bought back the draft in the middle of a big war,gays would be first n line headed to Canada.,so this was nothing but a left wing checkbox,agenda item.

I still have never heard the definition of what serving "openly gay" means.

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