made his coronation speech, of which I did not view, but instead retrieved transcriptions
. Others did, however.
I thought it was an amazing speech and historically very important. This was really Obama unbound. And I think what’s most interesting is that Obama basically is declaring the end of Reaganism. This speech today was an ode to big government. It was a hymn to big government.
Krauthammer was referring to the famous 1981 inaugural speech of Ronald Reagan when he stated that government IS the problem, not the solution – a big contrast of what Obama and friends are all about.
Obama focused upon what was ignored in the election campaign by both sides of the political fence: climate change (global warming
). He also focused upon entitlements and gay rights, as if those issues would fix the economy and reduce the huge deficit. Indeed, two of the three will become the economic death of the United States. Millions has been wasted on so-called global warming, whose description has been changed since the release of the scandalous email from leading “global warming” junk scientists who admitted it was all based on one “scientist’s” computer model filled with errors. Climate has been fluctuating, but it is historically normal for it to do so, and those changes in weather patterns is not “global”. Important issues and common sense solutions were, of course, ignored by Obama. Big Government is not just a descriptive term – a study showed that today’s federal government employs so many that it equals the population of the United States
(not including Native Americans or slaves) in 1776
It was not a “great” speech. It has not truth or substance and only ushered in continued broken promises. While reading the speech, I wondered what Obama had promised Putin (Russia) (if he was reelected) behind-the-scenes when caught with a hot mike unknowingly. We can be assured that the former Soviets were happy he was reelected.
It was delivered flawlessly. The president mentioned God and the republic. You certainly can’t top Beyoncé’s rendition of the national anthem as the coda to the ceremony. … Republicans really didn’t like the liberal policy agenda that Obama outlined, including just about every progressive priority and only some of their own, including hugely controversial topics like gay rights, income inequality, climate change, gun control and immigration. In fact, Republicans complained that the 18-minute speech sounded much more like a sharply edged partisan campaign speech meant to set up a fight than an inaugural address intended to inspire togetherness and unity with soaring rhetoric.
Rep. Darrell Issa(R-CA) stated:
The words were code for a progressive agenda. I’m hoping that the president will recognize that compromise should have been the words for today, and they clearly weren’t. We were hoping that he would use this day to reach out to all Americans and all parties. He clearly did not.
No mention was made of reforming government’s spending habits, of which the budget goes over an average of $40 billion more than tax revenues received, so in effect, that much paper money is being printed beyond that which the government has. It seems that 65 million Americans are not concerned with that because this progressive socialist is going to continue to further the agenda of creating a nation of government slaves instead of the land of independent liberties.
He stated he will expand the gay rights agenda. Expand it to what? Homosexuals can now be open about their sexual preferences in the military, openly spread their way of thinking to America’s youth. Obviously, he is referring to gay marriage – or same sex marriage; of which the federal government should have delegated that issue to state governments as soon as it surfaced. It is the state governments who require marriage certificates and make the laws governing legal marriage, not the federal government; yet it is the religious organization and We the People who are truly the deciding factor. Obama stated:
Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law – for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.
The journey Obama refers to is toward a government that dictates to the people what their religious belief and moral standards of conduct will be. Granted, people are created equal, but do not grow up equal – and can never be. This means that we are equal in terms of seeking our individual paths toward our life goals. Obama and friends
have a corrupted way of looking at “equal”. They believe that everyone should be equal in terms of opportunity and wealth; yet those things must be worked for individually, and not everyone achieves success in that vein because of choices made. A person who refuses to go beyond high school level education and expects to be economically successful in life in terms of well-paying jobs are doomed to be disappointed. Instead, they believe that government should provide that which they could do on their own and with more efficient outcome.
Obama ranted about cap-and-trade
legislation that will make our lives better, and continued efforts to spend taxpayer dollars into the waste hole
of the green industry, in which last term suffered bankruptcy and loss of tax dollars that the government did not have. He did not mention or suggest a solution for the extravagant spending of government that is borrowing and stealing from future generations, of which ultimately and consistently is blamed on the wealthy and the corporations. He did not mention that corporations and moguls of the money world were actually taking the helm in directing world economy and towards their dream of a global government. He did not mentioned that the New World Order theme instituted through the United Nations, a body that is not elected by the People and is a legislative body who cares nothing for individual freedom but instead collective slavery.
It is a joke that Obama thinks himself a 21st century Abraham Lincoln, when in reality he is his nemesis.
Gun violence was mentioned, of course. He also talked of the Stonewall Riots of the 1960s and the Selma civil rights marches; put collectively together like the collectivist he is, no doubt thinking he was honoring Martin Luther King
. One truly wonders what Dr. King would have thought of him
and his cohorts.
We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else, because she is an American, she is free, and she is equal, not just in the eyes of God but also in our own.
That girl becomes ward of the state, not free to choose, growing up believing that she cannot independently achieve anything without government permission on the basis of the collective, replacing the chains of slaves of the past for a different type of chains that big government creates. Big government can only ensure that there will be more “little girls” born in poverty because a progressive, collective, and socialist government cannot economically survive.
One pundit claimed that Newt Gingrich
liked the Obama coronation speech. In reality, he stated:
Eighty percent was a very good, American speech that Republicans can use to make their case to the American people: the Declaration of Independence, having a good work ethic. The other 20 percent was just left-wingism. … Let’s reform unemployment compensation, with a requirement that you educate yourself so you can get a new job – because we should not be paying people to do nothing – and we can cite it as being a part of Barack Obama’s agenda.
Clarifying, he added:
Let’s look at this speech and underline everything you agree with. If Ronald Reagan had given this speech, and you read it – and, not knowing who gave it – you could see that it was almost identical to something he would have said. But 20 percent is goofy left-wingism – and we’d cheerfully fight him on that. The whole section about climate change is nonsense. The great energy revolution we’re living through is called ‘oil and gas’.
Moreover, as far as inauguration celebrations, balls and fanfare – I say, save the taxpayers’ money. Just swear in, make an inaugural speech and get to work. That is for ALL future presidents to consider. It is a moment when a person has been elected and takes the reins of the executive branch of our government, not the coronation of a king. If the egotistical elite of Washington, DC want to throw an inauguration party – let them pay for it.
Progressive connotations in Obama speech is pointed out by NewsMax