In a 20-minute, 2095-word address, President Obama today spoke to the nation on the occasion of his second inaugural, using a theme of togetherness to set the path for his second term. A decidedly progressive speech, the President spoke strongly for the need to come together to address such issues as climate change, marriage equality, immigration, gun violence and economic fairness. Below are the words of the President’s speech, released as it began by the Inaugural Committee.
Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery
Monday, January 21, 2013
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Absolutely crushing it:
Sixty-eight percent of speech-watchers questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey Tuesday night had a very positive reaction to the president’s address, with 24 percent suggesting they had a somewhat positive response and 8 percent indicating they had a negative reaction.Full Story... →
The Sarah Palin coming out speech (she has been in seclusion since Dayton it appears) should be absolutely stellar. I think she’ll give one hell of a speech.
Ironic, however, to find the Republicans in a position to argue a SPEECH is gong to redeem them and their pick for Vice President. Afterall, they’ll be but words right?
Palin is a former beauty pageant contestant. She understands how to play to a camera. She also was a sports reporter, so she can read cue cards effectively and smile.
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Not anticipating that McCain would choose a woman as his running mate, the speech that was prepared in advance was “very masculine,” according to campaign manager Rick Davis, and “we had to start from scratch.”
What? A woman can’t do a man’s job? Let me guess. The speech will follow this syntax: A noun, a verb, and Hillary’s glass ceiling? LOL. How much more insulting can this camp be to women?Full Story... →
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The RNC will not have a moment like this. I was totally taken by surprise by how forceful he was. We were discussing in a live blog chat the The Chief Source that his speech could NOT be just like his other stump speeches. It was not:Full Story... →
Teehee. That ought to get the righties in a tizzy. Back from a 10 day vacation and much to catch up on (so watch tomorrow for my flood of posts – lol). Had to just post this real quick, which is just great:
Yet, while workmanlike, if occasionally inspiring (the line about “rejecting torture and standing for the rule of law” received a particularly loud ovation), the speech lacked the rhetorical flourishes, the vivid imagery or unmistakable passion that would have made it genuinely historic; in that respect, it was, in the end, more Reagan than JFK.
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