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Inaugurating President Chamberlain

Via nationalreview.com » Submitted On Tue, 01/22/2013 - 12:42pm by 六十四 Cerca

Obama’s speech: Very long on gaseous generalities; exiguous with details. “Par for the course,” you say. Yes and no. Yes, an inaugural speech is intended to set the tone for an administration rather than spell out in detail a policy program. I appreciated, as must every American of good will, his promise that his oath of office was before “God and country, not party or faction.” I wish I could believe it. Most leftist commentators I’ve checked in on have regarded the speech as they regard Barack Obama, as a consummate example of “pragmatism.” I find it curious that well-meaning leftists regard the president as a pragmatist. To me, he is a pragmatist only in his pursuit of a radical, Alinskyite agenda to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.”

He’s gone quite a distance already, and I suspect that the fellow who said, shortly after November’s election, that the country was in for a “four-year stress test” was right. And this is where I think Obama’s second inaugural sharply departs from most inaugurals of yore. The tone that he set: What was it? Reading through the speech (I will be honest: I couldn’t bear to listen to it live, I just couldn’t), I was haunted by an echo. The speech reminded me of something, of someone. Who was it? Woodrow Wilson? Yes, in part. But there was another ghost in the wings . . .

Got it: “Peace in our time,” the president said, “requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes: tolerance and opportunity; human dignity and justice.”

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Chamberlain was a naive useful idiot who ultimately saw the light. zippy is in league with our jihadist enemies. A traitor.

There used to be a penalty to be paid for that.

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1 year 10 months ago

Adjustments to article defiantly enhanced understanding and clarified point of view. What it comes down to is: Nothing of relevance to the current issues of our county was addressed in the speach or article. I can accept that.

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1 year 9 months ago

Aye, start with Valerie Jarrett! Work backwards from there.

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As always, I want to commend Mr. Kimball for command of the english language and knowledge of historical facts. Having said that, my only impression of the article is "What?"

1 year 10 months ago

There is no way the "peace in our time" phrase was not intentional. zippyis signaling to freedom´s Islamist enemies that he is Chamberlain, not Churchill. But didn´t they already know that?

1 year 9 months ago

What a life, barking at the moon and cashing Spooky Dude´s paychecks.

Or perhaps inaugurating President Alfred E. Newman...
What, me worry about the deficits?

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