General thread for Obama's inauguration

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    [Quote]Every 4 years there is a presidential inaugaration. Why is this year such a big deal? Aren't we, as a country, past all the racial "first black this and first black that" nonsense?

    Those who are celebrating the fact that Barack Obama is black, are the real racists in this society (only seeing the color of one's skin).[/Quote]


    Yeah, we're the racists.... keep telling yourself that, although I'm sure you're already convinced.
     
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    I am going to enjoy every moment of a hard worked for victory and now transition to power.

    After reading Mac's lie-filled and two-faced post, I am forced to call BS on Mac once again. Its hard to swallow such hypocritical swill when he and others here spit out the most acid filled screeds at now President Obama.

    Im sorry for you mac but your history betrays your attempt to lighten your hateful rheoteric. I hope your hate and hubris do eactly the opposite of the failure you wish for.

    One day you might find the intelligence to balance your hate and the idea that this country needs a consensus.......your side has been repudiated but Obama (even to my chagrin) reaches out anyway knowing what I find diffiult to accept but have to realize.

    When will you conservatives learn to put ignorance aside for the country's sake.

    Finally: the lie about the WH vandalization is Rovian BS and fluffery you accept foolishly.







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    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.[/Quote]
     
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    My thoughts are the same everytime we have a new President. You wish them well, and see what happens.
    Am I proud of the country? When was I not? If you are just now proud of this country, you better do some soul searching.
    I am as excited as I am with each President. Wether or not you like the person should not matter, always respect the office.
    I voted for McCain, but I am not worried about the future, this is what makes this country so great, we always find a way.

    If this is your first time being excited, I feel bad for you, this is how I always feel about the President, no matter what.

     
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    Hey GOPer - if you paid attention to the administration of the oath, it was the Chief Justice who mistakenly transposed the word "faithfully" from the beginning to the end of that phrase. And Pauloz, it's more than a bit arrogant of you to determine what constitutes "sin" - or do you think you're God? Lots of right-wing bitterness here today, but it's understandable - those of you on the right have come pretty close to destroying this country. For doing so, you've been sent packing and, at long last, the smart ones, the thinkers, the dreamers and the grown-ups are in charge. President Obama - that does have a nice ring to it.
     
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    And, Mac, tghe vandalism of which you speak never happened. Never. It was (what a surprise) a lie, and a subsequent investigation showed it to be a lie. But never let the facts get in the way of a point.
     
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    [Quote]To those old farts and miscreants intimidated by "Hollywood" and the beautiful people, by youth and charisma, crawl back in your lairs and bore your wives with your whining and faux macho posturing. You're too dumb to know you've been raped for years and your only hope for fixing your plight is through some form of watered down socialism. Consider it charity form your intellectual superiors and just be grateful you'll be receiving it despite your whimpering. Admit it, you're all worse of by far than you were when the masochistic relationship began with Bush 8 years ago. Look in the mirror and be honest, for a change.[/Quote]

    Lets see.. 2001 I was outsourced and out of work for 2 years. Today, making 6 figures. Yea, worse today. I hate all that money I keep making. Can someone please make it stop!!!

    You must be either too young to remember the end of Clinton II or you were not in an ACE or IT profession or just had your head in the sand. Clinton signed into law bills that decimated (and still are today) the upper middle-class. The over 6 million jobs that left the US for India and China were directly pegged to Clintons signature (yes with Republican and Democrat Congressional support).

    I see Obama as more of the same. The only way we are ever going to get true change is if a third party gathers enough strength to keep the other 2 corporations (RNC and DNC) honest. Today there is little difference between D and R.
     
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    what are people going to do when pres. obama cannot save the world like people think he is going to do. he is not the savior of our country. pres. obama can only do as much as the senate and house of reps. allow him to do. people expect the world to be safe tomorrow and our economy to right it self in a short time all because of one man who was elected president of the united states. it takes more than one man. in six months to a year people are going to be disgusted with our nations new leader.

    good luck mr obama you are going to need it.
     
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    [Quote]
    He has no real identity. He is half-white, which he rejects. The rest of him is mostly Islam-Arabic, which he hides but is disclosed by his non-African Arabic surname and his Islamic first and middle names as a way to triply proclaim his Arabic parentage to people in Kenya. Only a small part of him is African Black from his Luo grandmother, which he
    pretends he is exclusively.

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    I have Irish first and middle names. Does that make me a member of the IRA? How is his heratige or his name something that he can control or should be expected to hide?

    Whether or not you voted for Obama, you can do one of two things. You can gripe and moan about it for the next four years, or you can decide to do whatever is in your power to improve your community, country and world. Your choice.
     
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    [Quote]Why can't the people of this country realize that it really doesn't matter whether a policitian has a "D" or "R" after their name, there are very few honest politicians that have "we the people" in their best interest? Democrats and Republicans have been equally at fault in enacting policies that have slowly destroyed this country. Until we stop electing the same people that practice "politicis as usual" we will never see real change in this country. Optimism and hope will not solve our problems. Only strong and just action will.[/Quote]

    AMEN!!!!!!!!
     
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    [Quote]OnTheLeft says " those of you on the right have come pretty close to destroying this country."
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    Look to your own party, Left, as one who has full complicity in that destruction, along with many others.

    The financial issue is as much a Democrat mess (Christopher Dodd, Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi) as it is a Republican mess as it is a mess from those idiots who chose to buy a McMansion with little more than 5% down and no income to back it up.

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    thats the big problem with our country we need to come together and get rid of republican and democrat parties and just work together. like senator john mccain is known for and what president obama says he will do. we shall see.........
     
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    What an amazing day! His best line from the speech was to his critics...and I so hardily agree. The ground has shifted beneath your feet!
     
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    "You can gripe and moan about it for the next four years, or you can decide to do whatever is in your power to improve your community, country and world. Your choice."

    Exactly. Just like how all the Democrats behaved after Bush won in 2004. They just stopped complaining and worked hard to improve their commun....oh, wait. No they didn't.

    Nevermind...
     
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    Hilarious! Supporters of a retarded narcissist who had the Presidential capabilities of a hyper-privileged turnip are now freaking out about the election of an educated, rational man. Four more years, losers. Suck it up.
     
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    Whether or not you voted for Obama, you can do one of two things. You can gripe and moan about it for the next four years, or you can decide to do whatever is in your power to improve your community, country and world. Your choice.[/Quote]

    Excellent post! BTW, which did you choose 8 years ago and 4 years ago? I thought so...
     
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    I have Irish first and middle names. Does that make me a member of the IRA? How is his heratige or his name something that he can control or should be expected to hide?

    Whether or not you voted for Obama, you can do one of two things. You can gripe and moan about it for the next four years, or you can decide to do whatever is in your power to improve your community, country and world. Your choice.[/Quote]

    i was a mccain supporter and still believe he would be a better fit but all you can do is hope obama will stay true to his word.
     
  16. You have chosen to ignore posts from mistergman123. Show mistergman123's posts

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    "The ground has shifted beneath your feet!"

    It's called a sinkhole. Brace for impact, people!
     
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    Let's just move on with this day and hope for the best. Hopefully he can do us some good.
     
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    Heh heh...I keed, I keed....

    To be fair, I will give Obama the same respect and opportunity that was afforded President Bush.

    Actually, no I won't. I will give much more respect than that to Obama since none was offered to Bush.

    I lack faith in Obama, but he's The Guy so let's hope he can help us out.
     
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    No wonder our schools are turning out uneducated kids.
    Butch927 who is a teacher is just completely ignorant of any facts.

    "...his unabashed freedom at using executive orders to bypass the Congress."
    He's not president yet, hasn't signed anything. That would be Bush you're trying to bash.

    "...yet he hires Hollywood stars and top selling music artists to begin the party two days before the actual inauguration."
    The entertainment is gratis, no one is being paid to perform.

    "...his proposed tax increases on families making over 80k." He would repeal the tax breaks on people making over 200k. They're going to expire anyway.

    Ignorant teachers like Butch927 are the reason for poor performing students.
     
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    No wonder our schools are turning out uneducated kids.
    Butch927 who is a teacher is just completely ignorant of any facts.

    "...his unabashed freedom at using executive orders to bypass the Congress."
    He's not president yet, hasn't signed anything. That would be Bush you're trying to bash.

    "...yet he hires Hollywood stars and top selling music artists to begin the party two days before the actual inauguration."
    The entertainment is gratis, no one is being paid to perform.

    "...his proposed tax increases on families making over 80k." He would repeal the tax breaks on people making over 200k. They're going to expire anyway.

    Ignorant teachers like Butch927 are the reason for poor performing students.
     
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    [Quote]sin is still sin no matter how much obama and his wife popularize it
    they are dragging the US deeper into the heart of hell every day
    abortion is wrong and God knows God is bigger than Obama and his evil thank you God[/Quote]
     
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    The fact that he had already prepared executive orders before becoming President tells you all you need to know about this man. He used his Hollywood connections and funding from sources who remain unknown to buy the Presidency, and sadly the nation will suffer for it. I hoped his address today would give me a glimmer of hope but it was more of the same. Empty rhetoric from an empty suit. What have we done to our nation?
     
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    [Quote]"You can gripe and moan about it for the next four years, or you can decide to do whatever is in your power to improve your community, country and world. Your choice."

    Exactly. Just like how all the Democrats behaved after Bush won in 2004. They just stopped complaining and worked hard to improve their commun....oh, wait. No they didn't.

    Nevermind...[/Quote]

    So you personally met each and every Democrat, and confirmed this? Or did you just listen to fools on message boards such as yourself?
     
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    I am unapologetically, unabashedly delighted that Barack Hussein Obama is now President of the United States. I also understand the feelings (been there done that) and appreciate the opinions of those who do not feel the same. This is a democracy with a two-party system so that one side never gets so entrenched as to feel as though it can act with impunity. I particularly appreciate one contributor's call to action to fellow Republicans to become active on local and state levels. Our democracy cannot function without a "loyal opposition" but, frankly, a significant source of my euphoria today is 8 years of having my "loyalty" questioned for being in opposition to most of the policies of the Bush Administration. I've been tagged a "socialist", a "communist" or, my personal favorite, "unamerican". I'm sick to death of "either you're with us or against us". Unless I'm living in a parallel universe (We ARE still fighting two wars, Gaza has been burning for three weeks and we're in the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, right?) that attitude hasn't served us well. I don't know if President Obama can really succeed in setting a different tone but I'm willing to allow myself to hope that he can.

    Oh, and those complaining about his not appointing conservatives to his cabinet (because Bush's cabinet was just chock full of liberals; they didn't even tolerate dissent within their OWN ranks), rest assured liberal bloggers have been tying themselves in knots because his cabinet picks haven't been liberal enough. If he has both sides foaming at the mouth then he just may be doing something right.

     
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    [Quote]

    Excellent post! BTW, which did you choose 8 years ago and 4 years ago? I thought so...[/Quote]

    I did not vote for Bush, but at the same time, I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt for the first month or two. I was extremely disappointed in his presidency, and in the congress during his administration. But this did not cause me to either move to Canada or spend all my time lamenting his existance. I don't like Bush, or his policies. But to rant because of his heritage, or use his election as an excuse for hunker down in a bunker and disconnect completely from the community around me is the wrong response.
     

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