General thread for Obama's inauguration

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    General thread for Obama's inauguration

    [Quote]Hey reasoned reply- A nice ring to it??

    please remove the word reasoned from your name. Anyone who thinks a president is/will be good because they like his name?
    sure as heck isnt doing any reasoning at all.[/Quote]

    Take a break, windbag.
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    [Quote]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?[/Quote]

    Don't forget he has a VP who in multiple debates said he was NOT READY TO LEAD THE COUNTRY.

    Now the VP had a secret let out on Oprah that he was offered two jobs by Obama and then the Presidential PR spin machine went into the works and said he was never offered two jobs. Who am I to believe...VP's wife woth an abrupt SHOOSH by the VP or the political spinners?

    Where's the change?
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    Whereas George Bush suffered from what he referred to as the silent bigotry of low expectations, Obama seems to have the opposite problem (don't say the irony is lost on you). Then again, he seems to be the anti-Bush: By leading off with a call for personal responsibility, and by putting us all on the hook for the success or failure of America, he's shown leadership that W couldn't possibly imagine.

    If he's serious, then he intends to replace W's empty comments about "ownership society" with something more like "you want it, make it happen." And something tells me that, Keynesian economics aside, Barry Goldwater is smiling.
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    stevehud said: "Hey reasoned reply- A nice ring to it??

    please remove the word reasoned from your name. Anyone who thinks a president is/will be good because they like his name?
    sure as heck isnt doing any reasoning at all."

    ...and the fact that "reasoned reply" also sits there and tells a general population who just happens to think differently than s/he does their thinking is irrational and they need help. DEFINITELY not reasonable by any means - sounds rather hypocritical to me.
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    I find it appauling that $160 million dollars were spent on this overblown inaguration and the homless can't even be fed, people can't pay for their homes, and the country's financial system is a disaster!!!!
    The last president elect to be inagurated during a recession refused to do this overblown party because of the cost when our country was struggling.
    I believe in Mr. Obama, wish him the best, and fully support him and this great nation but to me this party to me was overhyped, overblown, and overspent!!!
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    Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back, when brown can stick around ... when yellow will be mellow ... when the red man can get ahead, man; and when white will embrace what is right. That all those who do justice and love mercy say Amen.

    i don't see this as racism -- maybe an acknowledgement that it stll exists which is certaintly true

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    Wow really? This is what we've become? Seroiusly, reading through the whole 12 pages of rants and diatribes there is one thing that resonates in a majority of the posts the total lack of reason from both sides of whatever labels that people associate themselves with and the utter dehumanizing and outrageous statements claiming anyone that doesn't totally agree with me is A a liberal democrat socialist lazy gay illegal immigrant or B or a racist republican fear mongering theiving pin head. I have heard more logical and insiteful discussions in arguements between kindergardners. When did the semantical approach of constant observation of minutia and irrelevence become an idealogical view?
    We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

    Nowhere in that premble are the derogorty diatribe expressed by we the people, which means all of us is claimed for if it was, nobody would have taken it seriously. Times of crisis aren't solved by outrageous rhetoric but requires clear headed and reasonable accountability and action.

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    [Quote]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.



    Happy New Year. Where have you been???? I missed your post to me yesterday but I did get the fruit basket you sent. Thank you. You out did yourself once again. You have a problem with dropping the African in front of American?? Why??? It's about time we put the past behind us and move forward.

    The Clinton people trashing the West Wing is a lie and myth???? Re-writing history again are we??

    LA Times

    Clinton Transition Left $15,000 Damage, GAO Says

    By Michelle Munn
    June 12, 2002 in print edition A-14

    WASHINGTON – A yearlong investigation into whether Clinton administration aides left the White House in fraternity-party disarray as they vacated the presidential premises has turned up about $15,000 in damage, according to a government report released Tuesday.
    Rep. Bob Barr (R-Ga.) asked the General Accounting Office last June to look into allegations that Clinton staffers had ripped phone cords from walls, left obscene voicemail messages, defaced bathrooms and vandalized computer keyboards by removing the ”W” keys when they left the White House. A number of items, including a 12-inch presidential seal and several antique doorknobs, were assumed stolen.
    ”The Clinton administration treated the White House worse than college freshmen checking out of their dorm rooms,” Barr said Tuesday. ”They disgraced not just themselves but the institution and the office of the presidency as well.”
    The GAO concluded that ”damage, theft, vandalism, and pranks did occur in the White House during the 2001 presidential transition.” The report stated that some incidents, such as removing keyboard keys, placing glue on desk drawers and leaving obscene voicemail messages ”clearly were intentional,” and intentional damage would constitute a criminal act under federal law. No prosecutions are planned, though.