General thread for Obama's inauguration

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    It is frightening to see how the people who who did not vote for President Obama are so full of sour grapes, hatred, and lack of optimism for the future. They ignore the fact that the huge problems that our nation faces are pricnipally caused by republican deregulation and a 13 trillion dollar debt casued by a wholly unnecesary incursion into Iraq. For them, the only future is the reelection of a republican president. Sad they will be because it is doubtful that it will happen again soon. It is a sorry legacy that the soon to be past President and staff has left our children. But happy are those so many millions who look on this day as a day of national pride, a day of hope and a day of rebirth of a nation once so glorious. My prayers are with the President, his new administraion and all citizens willing to give our new president a chance to right so many wrongs. May God bless America, May he forgive those filled with so much hate . May He inspire us to give to our great nation, not take from it. And may He lead us on the path to national reconciliation.

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    [Quote]1) To me the inauguration of an African-American is significant, but not life-changing. However, it IS to the tens of millions of minorities in this country who, rightly or wrongly, were convinced that their racial heritage precluded them from achieving real success in this country. A hugh proportion have suddenly had reality fail to conform to their preconceptions, and there may well be tangible results - in the inner city, crime and illegal drug use may go down, schools may stop failing, the cycle of poverty may slowly, slowly start to be broken. Those of us with white skin cannot understand how transformative this is to many of those with other skin colors...and their success relieves everyone else's burden.

    2) Another group suffering cognitive dissonance are the true ideological conservatives who dominate this board. Their belief system has Obama as the most liberal senator, a socialist even a marxist. Yet everything he as done since the election would indicate that he is very much the centrist, with no real left-wing proposals on the table and vanishingly few leftish cabinet appointments. The liberals are aware of this and feel betrayed. The conservatives seem to have much greater difficulty accepting reality when it does not conform to their preconceptions. There may well be some brains exploding.

    3) Obama has already reached out to Republicans in a spirit of bipartisanship which has not been seen in Washington in more than a generation. He has consulted closely and ernestly with John McCain about cabinet picks, and he has been vigorously courting the support of conservatives. It is worth listening to this speech as it may mark a turning point in partisan rancor, as Obama works to find common ground in the US.[/Quote]

    IN,

    I have to agree with you and disagree. So far Obama has definitely shown himself to be more of a centrist than he has in the past. If you look at the criticism of him, most of it has come from the left. Conservatives heads are not exploding, we are happy to see him staying away from and aggaravating the moveon.org crowd that got him nominated. Watching dems infighting is a pleasure to conservatives.

    On the african-american thing. Who cares?? Really. This isn't 1960. America has been ready for a black President for a very long time. Nobody cares what color our President is, we only care that he or she be qualified and committed to us. I think this focus on his skin color only divides us...Obama is not an African American anymore than you are a Cambridge American...we are all simply AMERICANS. Labeling everybody by their religion or skin color only perpetuates the divisions between people. Obama is not a black President to me, he's an American President, he's not an African American, he's simply an American. People need to really get over the black thing and become more color blind.

    I wonder, if at this moment, the Bush Administration is stealing the "O's" off of all of the computers in the West Wing and vandalizing the place like the dems did when they left office 8 years ago.
     
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    it is so ridiculous that you'd ask: 'are you proud of your country (for electing an african-american)? no, i'd be proud of my country if it was celebrating a new president with no mention whatsoever as to his race. until the media and it's mindless sheep stop promoting racism this way, it's hard to be proud of much of anything about this country.

    i wish the man Obama well in pursuits that positively affect this country.
     
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    I'm having trouble viewing Obama as the next Messiah. The media as well as many of his supporters have already labeled him as the person who will lead us to the promised land. Unfortunately, I worry about his lack of experience, his lack of knowledge on world and current affairs. I worry that his economic policies will lean away from what this country needs, which is acomplete economic overall and a return to the laissez faire economic structure. I worry that while we sit here and watch him be inaugurated, that four years from now many of my fellow Americans will stand up and say, "I wanted change, but I didn't mean THIS."

    We have a tendency to ignore history, and we should look at the lives and Presidencies of those that came before us. Men who were leaders, who knew what it meant to stand up in the face of adversity, yet had a plan to prevent the disasters of our last President. People like Wilson, Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy.
     
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    wow. the paranoid troglodytes are out in full force today. There is a commie hiding behind every tree!!!! Hide! Hoard your guns. Make up insults that a 6yo would make up. Say that European socialists are poor and starving.....

    Or, you can grow up.
     
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    [Quote]It is frightening to see how the people who who did not vote for President Obama are so full of sour grapes, hatred, and lack of optimism for the future. They ignore the fact that the huge problems that our nation faces are pricnipally caused by republican deregulation and a 13 trillion dollar debt casued by a wholly unnecesary incursion into Iraq. For them, the only future is the reelection of a republican president. Sad they will be because it is doubtful that it will happen again soon. It is a sorry legacy that the soon to be past President and staff has left our children. But happy are those so many millions who look on this day as a day of national pride, a day of hope and a day of rebirth of a nation once so glorious. My prayers are with the President, his new administraion and all citizens willing to give our new president a chance to right so many wrongs. May God bless America, May he forgive those filled with so much hate . May He inspire us to give to our great nation, not take from it. And may He lead us on the path to national reconciliation.

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    seriously?! so you think we're full of sour grapes, but the liberals were fair and just in their treatment of the previous administration? and you think your party has no responsibility for our current problems as a nation? please, open your eyes and your mind to reality. unlike the hypocrites affliated with your party, i hope Obama does a good job...time will tell.
     
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    A hysterical charade, fueled by hype. B. Hussein Obama will prove to be one of the truly worst presidents in US history. In a couple of years we will all be longing for the good old days of President Bush.

    This is a shameful and disastrous day for America.
     
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    Give the man a chance. I wish him well and all the naysayers in the world should do the same as well. We have had 8 years with George Bush and it's time for us to unite as a country and give him our support. You don't have to agree with me, that is your decision, we have freedom of speech and I am sp proud to be an American and I am not afraid to say that I love our country and will give our new president the benefit of the doubt until proven otherwise. Good luck Mr President..
     
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    The missguided fools that are spewing their hateful UnAmerican terrorist comment ironically are the ones that eight and four years ago were saying" The people have spoken and we should all respect the office of the presidency and realize that we as Americans should whole heartedly support him." what happened? Now it's all about innuendo of race,communism and boogie man. Remember the old saying America love it or leave it? I say don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya.
     
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    Sorry, Obama blew any chance he had with me long ago, and he will be a far, far worse president than liberals ever dreamed of accusing President Bush of being.

    Where have all you 'hope and unity' people been for the past 8 years? Obama will be treated with the same respect President Bush has been. That's just the way it is going to be.

    Oh, and we're not going anywhere. This is our country, and we are going to stay and fight for it.
     
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    In other news, the DOW is plummeting in response to the Obama inauguration.
     
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    This country definitely needs change. I just don't think we are going to get it with the Obama administration.

    Obama criticized Clinton throughout the campaing saying she had no foreign policy experience. So what does he do? He names her Secretary of State. Seems like politics as usual to me.

    Obama nominates Tim Geithner to replace Henry Paulson as Sec of Treasury. This is the same Tim Geithner that didn't know he had to pay taxes. This is the same Tim Geithner who helped engineer the bailouts of Bear Stearns and AIG. Seems like we'll get more of the same (bailouts and lies) out of Geithner as we did with Paulson.

    Look at how many Clinton advisors Obama has nominated to positions. Where's the change?

    Obama wants an $800 billion dollar stimulus package and the remaining $350 of the TARP. I mean the first $350 was essentially flushed down the toilet, so it makes sense to flush another $350 billion down the toilet. Where's the change?

    Bush racked up the largest defecits of any president. Obama says we are proably going to see trillion dollar deficits for the next few years. Where's the change?

    There are a few large inheritent problems with this country (and many other countries for that matter): government is too big, we spend too much money, the currency is being debased. Obama has pledged, through his plans, to make government bigger, spend more money and debase the currency further.

    Where's the change?
     
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    [Quote]I am forced to watch because I teach in a MA school that is making it mandated viewing. I can only pretend to be happy, though. We have already seen his leaning to rule from the left, and his unabashed freedom at using executive orders to bypass the Congress. I am also disturbed by the circus atmosphere. We are in a recession, yet he hires Hollywood stars and top selling music artists to begin the party two days before the actual inauguration. The fact that he is so joined at the hip with Hollywood and spending more than ever before on inauguration during this recession shows how far out of touch he is with the American people. I wish him luck, but his proposed tax increases on families making over 80k and his inordinate number of handouts to the masses will not help America. Today is the beginning of a period when America learns just how much worse things can actually get.[/Quote]
     
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    I wish him the best in what will be a tough time.

    I have my worries about politics as usual in DC. I hope he overcomes them.

    I wish people would stop putting all this hope on one man though. He can't live up to it. He is just a man.

    I also hope people keep up this interest in politics afterwards and not just climb into their holes and expect others to fix all our problems.

    Sadly most people are only interested because their guy won. IF it was the other wat around the sides would be different.
     
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    [Quote]I have waited 8 years for this day. This is not the time to whine and wax philosophic about the outcome of the election or to take pot shots at our new leader. Give the man a chance, my God![/Quote]

    ennui, I am sure you were saying the same thing 8 years ago, right? SURE!

    I do hope Mr. Obama is successful. We as a nation need it. God Bless the USA! And God Bless Mr. Obama and his cabinet!
     
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    I'm working so I wont be watching the coronation, I'll catch it on the news tonite. Hopefully there wont be unending coverage tonight but I'm prepared with a couple of TIVO'd shows to watch. The hype of this event, the inane interest in the celebrities and the unending discussion of its historic nature has sufficiently dulled my senses to prevent any interest.

    Never has a man gone so far, so fast, for so little a reason. So in answering the first question; I'm dismayed by the "historic event". Axelrod created the ultimate winnng strategy for Obama and it started with the DNC decision to give him the keynote address at the 2004 convention. Axelrod tested his strategy of; a hope and a prayer with Deval Patrick and perfected with Obama's added charisma confidence and optimism. Axelrod also perfected Dean's grass roots internet based campaign and ran a very effective stealth like grass roots operation to take the caucus states from the other sleeping old school candidates like Clinton. But there is a glaring lack of leadership rolls in Obama's, impressive but albeit thin on experience resume. I hope Patrick and Obama truly aren't Milli-Vanilli candidates.

    Obama's key management attributes of effective collaboration work well on policy and campaigns but does he have enough charisma, confidence and inate decision making skills to lead us through the economic morass we find ourselves in or the international threat yet to be determined, that is the first 100 day question.

    I have a lot of hope and prayers for President Obama and I hope he is not the biggest failure since Carter who also gave us hope, prayer and optimism, without Obama's charisma and confidence.

    Needless to say I'd be more comfortable if John McCain had won, but let's see what President Obama can do for us.
     
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    [Quote]I am forced to watch because I teach in a MA school that is making it mandated viewing. I can only pretend to be happy, though. We have already seen his leaning to rule from the left, and his unabashed freedom at using executive orders to bypass the Congress. I am also disturbed by the circus atmosphere. We are in a recession, yet he hires Hollywood stars and top selling music artists to begin the party two days before the actual inauguration. The fact that he is so joined at the hip with Hollywood and spending more than ever before on inauguration during this recession shows how far out of touch he is with the American people. I wish him luck, but his proposed tax increases on families making over 80k and his inordinate number of handouts to the masses will not help America. Today is the beginning of a period when America learns just how much worse things can actually get.[/Quote]

    Wow...you're a teacher and so uninformed. Even an idiot who had no idea how these things worked would ever assume that he "invited" stars to perform.

    If you want to understand what is wrong with America today, take a long hard look in the mirror.

    Pessimism and negativity are dead.

    Get on board or leave.
     
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    DOW is down 200 now. Sell! Sell! Sell!
     
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    People forget that Obama has been part of the problem for the past 8 years- he didn't just arrive on the political scene. In fact, he's made millions as a...public servant.

    Africans in America represent only 13.5% of the 2007 US population. Perhaps, the demographic projects should reflect this bit? After all, there are other races that make up America, besides Africans.

    It's disgraceful that the Obama committee has chosen to represent his empty resume by comparing himself to those whose own was brimming. Perhaps, this strategy should have been thought out more carefully? Obama is not a great man; he's a great campaigner- that's it.

    Personally, I did not observe any diversity in the whole set of activities (e.g. MLK Day, innauguration, etc...) at all. In fact, it looked more like it was taking place in Africa- not America. It would be an untruth to say that these proceedings were made up of a diverse group- they weren't. (Stop your lying Obama!)

    The ability to speak in the correct form does not imply that one's intentions are in line with the needs and wishes of the people. In fact, the abilty to speak does not imply that one is intelligent.
     
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    Wharrgarbl.

    I say again:

    WHARRGARBL!
     
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    This video sums it up quite well IMHO:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrL2c2a3tt4

    "The President of the United States, as I've discovered, is less a mirror to his own soul, and more a reflection of our apathy." - Don Harrold
     
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    [Quote]In other news, the DOW is plummeting in response to the Obama inauguration.[/Quote]

    So with the same logic, then, prior to 12 pm today the DOW plummetted in reponse to Bush being president.

    If you are dumb enough to think that the DOW is down today because of the inauguration, not only do you have no idea how the economy and stock market work, you probably have no business posting on public forums.
     
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    [Quote]Pessimism and negativity are dead.

    Get on board or leave.
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    WOW! How typical of the left - by TELLING us what to do! But then again, I guess we should all get used to it, since we'll be told more and more what we should do vs. making up our own minds about things. Free thinking could go the way of the dodo with lemming minds like yours, alberto6.
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    You don't support our president.

    That's so un-American.

    If you don't support our president, it means you support the terrorists.

    I have to tell you what to do because you are too stupid to think of it on your own.

    Aren't you gone yet?
     
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    What scares me the most is the lack of knowledge the majority of Obama voters know about the economy, world, history, political system, and truth behind many difficult decisions made by the U.S. Government. God bless Obama because the hype the media, celebrities, and his followers are putting him on levels comparable to Jesus! I congratulate his 2.5 year journey on becoming president but tomorrow morning the party is over and it is time to go to work. No more prepping, campaigning, and promoting. Every day he is in office, he's going to make crucial decisions that will change his image on a daily basis. Tough decisions are not the most popular decisions.

     
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    [Quote]Pessimism and negativity are dead.

    Get on board or leave.
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    WOW! How typical of the left - by TELLING us what to do! But then again, I guess we should all get used to it, since we'll be told more and more what we should do vs. making up our own minds about things. Free thinking could go the way of the dodo with lemming minds like yours, alberto6.
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    Are you sure you understand what "free thinking" means? By the way, the whole mass suicide by lemmings thing is a myth. But feel free to continue believing in myths, half truths and out right lies.
     

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