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Obama delivering 2013 inaugural speech
Reihan Salam, writer for The National Review's "The Agenda" policy blog, discusses the Obama inaugural address and second term policy priorities.
Wayne LaPierre is a propagandist whose very existence depends on his ability to scare people. He needs to push the fallacy that the government wants to take away legally purchased and registered guns. Nothing could be further from the truth.
@Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights
Your FoxNews Syndrome is showing....
>>The Benghazi, Mali and Algerian attacks show that Obama's "Mission >>Accomplished" moment with OBL was premature.
Bin Laden is still dead.
>>16 Trillion debt and growing, continued dependence on ME oil, 23 million >>unemployed (the number conveniently ignores the long term unemployed >>which would make the number much higher) are Obamas "achievements".
What is your opinion regarding the hypocrisy and ineffectiveness of the GOP House of Representatives? You might recall a certain mantanned cry-baby claiming that 'The American people have spoken loud and clear. They want JOBS JOBS JOBS." What a load of hooey.
What does this guy do?
What are his credentials/experience??
I LOVE the "pundit" that comes to "punditry" with ZERO experience doing anything other than bloviating.
A 33 yo, fast-talking, BS artist.
Get a job!!
The Benghazi, Mali and Algerian attacks show that Obama's "Mission Accomplished" moment with OBL was premature.
16 Trillion debt and growing, continued dependence on ME oil, 23 million unemployed (the number conveniently ignores the long term unemployed which would make the number much higher) are Obamas "achievements".
This is a very satisfying time for us liberals! I heard Reihan Salam last night on the News Hour spouting the same effluent. The Rs seem so shocked that the president isn’t adopting the Romney platform and is actually mapping out a second term that will benefit most people. Republicans want their “benefit the few” programs adopted in a spirit of cooperation, while discounting Mitch McConnell’s statement on the Senate floor that his party’s sole purpose was to make Obama a one-term president. Brings to mind the Claude Rains' line from Casablanca “I'm shocked, shocked that there's gambling at Rick's"
In his second inaugural address, Obama said that after 4 years of economic stagnation, international decline, smearing of the business community and ugly & divisive class warfare … he’s going to do even MORE of the above.
"Yo', y'all, I'm just gettin' started."
What a man of vision.
I'm not an endorser of virtually everything Mr. Slam says, but in defense of his speaking style, he has always been a fast talker. I've become frenetic just watching him on Bill Maher's show.
He's not speaking fast. You're just listening too slow.
Fresh-faced and eager "dumb-sh*tidness"!!
Phil from UWS -- It's a tactic of charlatans to talk fast. Of the many rules we require around substantive discourse, "no fast talking" and "take time to address every point" could be two.
I'm old enough to remember 2004 (your guest doesn't sound as if he's old enough to remember 9 years ago) :-)Anyway, Bush announced that he had a "mandate" and he wanted to privatize SS based on that mandate. He felt he had earned the right to do whatever the h*ll he wanted to do. The Reps cheered him on. Now, after 4 years of Republican gridlock the Reps are wondering why the prez didn't announce that he wants to work with them.
Judging by Reihan Salam's panicked and hyper active tone of voice, it does seem Republican's realize history is by passing their reactionary agenda and the only tactic they have left is to put words into President Obama's mouth and spin them in the most nasty and malevolent way. The guest needs to take a chill pill, he comes off as pre-recorded and sped up.
Brian, you should have asked him why he was talking so fast.Why was he talking so fast? Was he on something?
Wow. These people get outraged about the response to their outrageous, obstructionist, hyper-partisan behavior. And have the temerity to try to lecture someone about it.
It is quite incredible to hear the republican party criticize the president for not reaching out or being accommodating after their behavior for the last 4 years. You have no footing for this argument and smacks of hypocrisy.
get this reihan off the air. there;s a whole network dedicated to these people who hate obama. enough brian.
So the Republicans were recalcitrant toward the White House at every turn, the dumped on most of Obama's initiatives, compared him to Carter connoting a feckless leader and now they wonder why Obama didn't reach out to them in his Inauguration speech. Oh I see, they thought the President was an idiot.
While I often disagree with Reihan Salam,I truly appreciate his reasoned approach and willingness to go anywhere to speak his mind.
That being said, his characterization of Obama's (and implicitly all progressive) collective action as NECESSARILY equating to "centralized Federal government" solutions. I think that perception is part of a standard set assumptions, largely unfounded and unsubstantiated, by American conservatives and libertarians. (I would say that even economic Neoliberals do not understand collective action in this manner.)
WTH Brian?! Did you not hear him try to "embrace" the "otherside" the whole first 4 years??? They didn't want that!
Did I mis-hear or did the guest inadvertently got the Churchill quote reversed - I heard him say the quote as democracy was the best form of government except for all the others (which is the opposite of the quote, and the point the guest was trying to make).
Did he just say that Winston Churchill said that democracy is the best form of government except for all the others? Churchill said the opposite, didn't he? Calling it the worst form of government except for all the others, no?
Churchill said "Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time."
not best form of government
Yesterday I heard a republican in the news claim that they had hoped for a speech like Mr. Obama's 2008 nomination acceptance speech. If the GOP is yearning for the "old Obama", we may be getting somewhere.
What, no segment on Beyonce's pre-recorded yet still with two errors version of the Star-Spangled Banner!
President Obama, they say, outlined an unapologetic progressive/liberal agenda for his second term. No centrist at all. There should be a large fight coming.
On the other hand, President Obama run on and will not back down on his support or abortion. This is the 40th year, and international events might overtake any plans President Obama has for his second term.
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