Krauthammer on inaugural address: It was an ode to big government declaring the end of Reaganism

Krauthammer says Obama’s inaugural address was nothing more than an ode to big government, a declaration of the end of Reaganism. He said Obama declared that the main entitlements weren’t going anywhere, that he would implement climate change and green energy and that immigrant rights, gay rights, and gun control needed to be expanded. Yet there was no mention of overcoming our actual problems regarding deficits and debts. Nothing.

He says Obama is basically saying the era of big government is back.

I’ve included the transcript of Obama’s inaugural address below in case some of you want to read it.


Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens:

Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the promise of our democracy. We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Today we continue a never-ending journey, to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time. For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing; that while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by His people here on Earth. The patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the privileges of a few or the rule of a mob. They gave to us a Republic, a government of, and by, and for the people, entrusting each generation to keep safe our founding creed.

For more than two hundred years, we have.

Through blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword, we learned that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half-slave and half-free. We made ourselves anew, and vowed to move forward together.

Together, we determined that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed travel and commerce; schools and colleges to train our workers.

Together, we discovered that a free market only thrives when there are rules to ensure competition and fair play.

Together, we resolved that a great nation must care for the vulnerable, and protect its people from life’s worst hazards and misfortune.

Through it all, we have never relinquished our skepticism of central authority, nor have we succumbed to the fiction that all society’s ills can be cured through government alone. Our celebration of initiative and enterprise; our insistence on hard work and personal responsibility, are constants in our character.

But we have always understood that when times change, so must we; that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges; that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action. For the American people can no more meet the demands of today’s world by acting alone than American soldiers could have met the forces of fascism or communism with muskets and militias. No single person can train all the math and science teachers we’ll need to equip our children for the future, or build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores. Now, more than ever, we must do these things together, as one nation, and one people.

This generation of Americans has been tested by crises that steeled our resolve and proved our resilience. A decade of war is now ending. An economic recovery has begun. America’s possibilities are limitless, for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands: youth and drive; diversity and openness; an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it – so long as we seize it together.

For we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. We believe that America’s prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. We know that America thrives when every person can find independence and pride in their work; when the wages of honest labor liberate families from the brink of hardship. We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else, because she is an American, she is free, and she is equal, not just in the eyes of God but also in our own.

We understand that outworn programs are inadequate to the needs of our time. We must harness new ideas and technology to remake our government, revamp our tax code, reform our schools, and empower our citizens with the skills they need to work harder, learn more, and reach higher. But while the means will change, our purpose endures: a nation that rewards the effort and determination of every single American. That is what this moment requires. That is what will give real meaning to our creed.

We, the people, still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity. We must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit. But we reject the belief that America must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. For we remember the lessons of our past, when twilight years were spent in poverty, and parents of a child with a disability had nowhere to turn. We do not believe that in this country, freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few. We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us, at any time, may face a job loss, or a sudden illness, or a home swept away in a terrible storm. The commitments we make to each other – through Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security – these things do not sap our initiative; they strengthen us. They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.

We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms. The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. But America cannot resist this transition; we must lead it. We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries – we must claim its promise. That is how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure – our forests and waterways; our croplands and snowcapped peaks. That is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by God. That’s what will lend meaning to the creed our fathers once declared.

We, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war. Our brave men and women in uniform, tempered by the flames of battle, are unmatched in skill and courage. Our citizens, seared by the memory of those we have lost, know too well the price that is paid for liberty. The knowledge of their sacrifice will keep us forever vigilant against those who would do us harm. But we are also heirs to those who won the peace and not just the war, who turned sworn enemies into the surest of friends, and we must carry those lessons into this time as well.

We will defend our people and uphold our values through strength of arms and rule of law. We will show the courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peacefully – not because we are naïve about the dangers we face, but because engagement can more durably lift suspicion and fear. America will remain the anchor of strong alliances in every corner of the globe; and we will renew those institutions that extend our capacity to manage crisis abroad, for no one has a greater stake in a peaceful world than its most powerful nation. We will support democracy from Asia to Africa; from the Americas to the Middle East, because our interests and our conscience compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom. And we must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the marginalized, the victims of prejudice – not out of mere charity, but because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes: tolerance and opportunity; human dignity and justice.

We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone; to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth.

It is now our generation’s task to carry on what those pioneers began. For our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law – for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote. Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity; until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country. Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm.

That is our generation’s task – to make these words, these rights, these values – of Life, and Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness – real for every American. Being true to our founding documents does not require us to agree on every contour of life; it does not mean we will all define liberty in exactly the same way, or follow the same precise path to happiness. Progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debates about the role of government for all time – but it does require us to act in our time.

For now decisions are upon us, and we cannot afford delay. We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate. We must act, knowing that our work will be imperfect. We must act, knowing that today’s victories will be only partial, and that it will be up to those who stand here in four years, and forty years, and four hundred years hence to advance the timeless spirit once conferred to us in a spare Philadelphia hall.

My fellow Americans, the oath I have sworn before you today, like the one recited by others who serve in this Capitol, was an oath to God and country, not party or faction – and we must faithfully execute that pledge during the duration of our service. But the words I spoke today are not so different from the oath that is taken each time a soldier signs up for duty, or an immigrant realizes her dream. My oath is not so different from the pledge we all make to the flag that waves above and that fills our hearts with pride.

They are the words of citizens, and they represent our greatest hope. You and I, as citizens, have the power to set this country’s course.

You and I, as citizens, have the obligation to shape the debates of our time – not only with the votes we cast, but with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideals.

Let each of us now embrace, with solemn duty and awesome joy, what is our lasting birthright. With common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history, and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom.

Thank you, God Bless you, and may He forever bless these United States of America.

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170 thoughts on “Krauthammer on inaugural address: It was an ode to big government declaring the end of Reaganism

  1. Impeach Obama and put him in jail and expedite George Soros, his main supporter. Also do not support any Hollywood celebrities that support Obama.

  2. I will repeat what I wrote below… Obama is such a complex man that people have thrown around a lot of names for him. Here are the terms I have heard over the years. Anti-Colonialist, Islamofascist, collectivist, socialist, communist, Muslim, Islamist, fascist, statist, progressive, neo-progressive, neo-marxist, anti-american, anti-constitutionalist, the anti-christ, usurper, democratic-socialist, the great divider and the Manchurian man or president were some of the terms I heard over the years.

    I came down to calling him a progressive-liberal neo-marxist statist or sometimes a progressive Islamist neo-marxist statist. For short I refer to him a neo-marxist progressive. I feel I can’t just leave it at neo-marxist or at progressive or progressive-liberal. I also think the democrats and the left has turned extreme so I call them the extreme left.

    People are free to come to their own conclusions on what to call him and his ideology. A big part of it is communism and its socialist brethren, but a big part of it is a revival of the progressive movement in America and another big part is his Islamic stances and he also has fascist qualities and is a totalitarian dictator who dictates to people what to do and if he doesn’t get his way he forces things on others. So Barack is a mix of really bad things. He is a monster emblematic of the democratic party the last 70 years since World War II.

  3. Scoop, I love you dearly, but if you honestly believe this current POS deserves the consideration of a Krauthammer benefit of the the doubt , then you, and millions of your followers are in for one hell of a rough ride in the next four years. This sub-human Muslim is commited to one goal, and that only, the subjugation and and preservation of the resources of what used to be greatest country of the world for the benefit of the Muslim hordes that are even now penetrating the upper levels of of military and governmental influence pushing for Sharia Law, not to mention the open borders no one in the current administration is even interested in addressing……. C’mon, man, it’s a chess game and check mate is in sight…… more non-election, one more generation….. Game over. Sorry, Pal, This is how they roll! My ancestor is Benjamin Franklin and I will go down with or without all those who talk the talk from compartmentalized aeries in the internet “cloud”.
    May God bless each and every true heart among us who remembers what it was to be an American 70 years ago

    1. The picture has become VERY clear over these last several months, and I will whole heartedly join with you and all others who have had enough of this FRAUD in pursuing TRUTH and exposing the lies of those currently controlling our Great Nation !!!!

    2. We need a Fischer Defense to refute the King`s gambit offer of our opponents !! Given: B.O. does not qualify as a natural born US citizen (offspring of 2 US citizens at the time of birth), and didn`t qualify to seek the office of President. However, he is now to be occupant of the White House for 4 more years….

  4. I grew up on a farm in Tennessee, and I am used to bullshit. In all my years growing up on the farm, I never witnessed the amazing quantity of bullshit presented here this evening.

    I simply cannot believe this man is my President. I wouldn’t trust him with my dog.

  5. This may be a shock to some of you, but Socialism/Communism first reared its ugly head during the Presidency of none other than Abraham Lincoln. Socialism first made its way to these sacred shores by way of Germany.

    Lincoln was enamored of the teachings of Marx. The fight of Labor against Wealth.

    The post I am about to give you, is not meant for everyone. It is lengthy. Quite lengthy in fact. One in three of you will read it, in its entirety, and I’m good with that.

    The comparison between Lincoln and Obama is unreal. Both have or had leanings toward Socialism. Lincoln, with his German friends who came to America, to escape prosecution in Europe, Obama, who was picked by George Soros to lead America toward the dream of a New World Government.

    The ignorance of the average American has allowed all of this to happen. The, “Dumbing down of America” has simply become the greatest achievement the Progressives ever hoped to accomplish.

    It gave us a Communist/Marxist for a president. It gave us sixteen trillion dollars of debt, it gave us a school system where American history is no longer taught. It gave us China now trading our debt, for American Real Estate.

    I have often said that China owns our debt. They now own our land. It was inevitable.

    Almost forgot. They were both from Illinois.

    1. I’d take that article with a massive grain of salt. We have two problems to bear in mind when reading stuff like this. First, it is not at all uncommon for people to misappropriate someone’s words and then spin them to seem supportive of their own ideology (or fake movement). Look at this book, where the title clearly says “by Abraham Lincoln.” However Lincoln did not have anything to do with it. It’s merely a pretense that Lincoln “effectively authored it” because of the misappropriated quotes therein.

      Second, is the problem of Modernism. I’ll just quote David Barton here:

      A third common attack device is Modernism, which examines historical events and persons as if they occurred and lived today rather than in the past. It severs history from its context and setting, misrepresenting historical beliefs and events.

      For example, Modernists would look at what American Methodists believe today, recognize that they are among the most socially liberal of Christian Denominations, and then declare that John and Charles Wesley and George Whitefield were also socially liberal because they founded Methodism.

      I’m no Lincoln scholar, and have no idea what he thought prior to his first inaugural address. But I’ve seen these sorts of history hit-jobs before, and they all have a familiar feel to them.

      1. K-Bob, you know I appreciate your cautious wisdom about such things. I share that belief, when looking at our History. While given that position, I also don’t necessarily trust Historians to get it right every time.

        We were not there. We don’t know what actually took place. We can only look at the facts, and make our own determination from those facts.

        It is a fact, that Lincoln associated himself with German radicals who had recently emigrated to this country, after being expelled from their native country for their socialist beliefs. That is not conjecture. That is a matter of record.

        The beliefs he had, regarding labor versus wealth, are also a matter of record. It is well documented, and easy to research.

        Like it or not, Lincoln was the first President in our history, to have leanings toward what would eventually become Socialism.

        He and his German friends laid the path for other Socialists to take over not only our system of government, but also our social structure as well.

        We are currently enjoying the dubious benefits of that takeover, in the name of Barack Hussein Obama.

        Lincoln may have been totally innocent, as you claim. But in the end, none of us are totally innocent.

        Each one of us is guilty of compliance, or guilty of not wanting to get involved. You will never be judged for not doing the right thing. But you will always be judged for not doing anything at all.

        1. Oh, I’m certainly not unwilling to learn something new here, but I have strong doubts about what today is viewed as “socialism” back then. I seriously doubt it’s anywhere near the hardcore, communistic, total centralized control of everything crap it bloomed into, once it hooked up with fascism.

          In fact, I tend to scoff at the notion of any “origin” of socialism, since really it’s just the same old utopianism that has plagued mankind since before the tower of Babel. It’s also a symptom of youth, in general, to think that there is probably some achievable utopia. So a young Lincoln, like pretty much any young person, would have probably messed around with it some. I know I did (and found the concept too flaky, once I reached the age of about twenty). Lincoln’s writings are full of the notion that you should be able to keep the fruits of your own personal labor. So if he was messing about with it while younger, he certainly dropped it along the way. Like most of us do.

          I think a bigger paving of the way for Obama was committed by GWBush, when he agreed to so many big-government policies, and refused to lead on conservatism. His tenure was like having a hockey team with the world’s greatest goalie, and one decent defenseman, and absolutely no one else who can skate.

  6. I wonder who wrote that speech for Obama? You know he didn’t write it. The speech writer (whoever it was) wrote words that he knew would tickle the ears of the American people. The ‘Teleprompter in Chief’ knows how to give a rousing speech no doubt about it. But like all of the other speeches he gives the words are simply that. Merely words with no personal connection to those words. Because like I said he most likely didn’t write them. Since he didn’t write the speech his heart is devoid of any emotional connection to the speech in my opinion. They were pompous words uttered by a man who knows a thing or two about pompous maneuvering for political gain.

    It was all show and no substance in my opinion. A lot of hot-air and he undoubtedly has no intention of uniting the country he has so bitterly divided during his first term in office. You need to remember he calls people that disagree with his policies his enemies! Punish your enemies Obama said. Voting is the best “revenge” according to Obama. Think about that for a second?

    Barack Obama calls American citizens his “enemies” for simply disagreeing with his policies. He actually started his political career out of the home of two unrepentant domestic terrorists – Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn – and his so-called spiritual mentor of twenty years is a certified Marxist who denigrates white people and Jews.

    In conclusion, Obama gave a speech today that someone else wrote for him to give. Therefore since there was no personal connection to the words of which he spoke, it rings hollow and empty and was essentially a bunch of “hot-air” like all the other speeches by Barack Obama. He says one thing and does another. He lies with a straight face and sometimes with a silly grin. You can’t trust him because he’s broken practically every promise he made on the campaign trail and while in office. I fully expect America to continue in decline under this president. America has gone from bad to worse in the four years Barack Obama has been in office and I fully expect the trend to continue until January 2017 when he finally leaves office. The reason I feel that way is because Obama has shown NO inclination to work across the aisle, or of stopping his insane spending binge that is bankrupting the country at breakneck speed. And in which will continue to harm both the lives of those currently living in America and also future generations of Americans who will be relegated to a life of servitude in order to pay back the HUMONGOUS DEBT that Obama continues to accumulate on his watch.

    1. codenametimna, you have been reading my mind. I have been thinking these exact thoughts. Have been mentally trying to put into words just what you wrote. You did it with much more clarity than I could have. Thank you.

  7. ‘We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names.’ – Obama

    …is not the colors of our skin… – he’s black, btw. Did he mention that? So there.

    …or the tenets of our faith… – he prefers Muslim over Christian, though.

    …or the origins of our names… – definitely don’t talk about the origins of his name. That’s just racist.

  8. Well, Obama is determined to bankrupt the country by 2016. I wonder if there will be anything left, if there will be a person strong enough to pick up the pieces. We can see how well all of Obama’s liberal ideas are working in Greece right now, a country that is bankrupt and on the edge of falling apart. THAT is our future, THAT is what we have to look forward to by 2016. I don’t know if anybody would actually want the job after Obama is through with it. It would be like asking someone to be the captain of the Titanic while it was sinking.

  9. Fleecing the sheep is what it’s all about to Obama…and sending the money to his people/sons/cronies.

    He has pillaged and demoralized this nation.

  10. Hillary was too sick to testify on Benghazi but not too sick to go to the parties. These democrats are lying lyers.

  11. And after scrolling down, it was also remarkable long. Didn’t watch, didn’t listen, didn’t read it. I declare my ignorance of Obama’s agenda with just a small tear in my eye for the loss of my Country to this Marxist!

  12. Oh, there was an inauguration today? Oh, that’s right. HE has been re-crowned.

    I won’t be turning my TV back on nor will I be looking at anything on-line that has anything to do with it until the hysteria dies down.

    That may not be for a while, who knows-I could learn to like a TV-less/computer-less life.

  13. Now you know why white people always feared the inauguration of the first black President. It wasn’t because he was black… it was because he might get a second term.

  14. This is the headline from Obama’s inaugural speech is declaration of war on freedom.Very fitting.

  15. I’m appalled, but not surprised by the perversion of the Constitution by our Imposter in Chief. He has violated every right endowed upon this nation’s citizens and then has the unmitigated gall to tell us how he will systematically take those rights, piece by piece away from us! I could not stomach watching this travesty, but I’m sure every liberal twit was there blindly cheering on the fall of our Republic. The ignorance and utter hypocrisy of these people sickens me! I will not go quietly along with this nonsense. I plan on attending every town hall my elected representative, John “the RHINO” Mica holds and I will be holding his feet to the fire. I plan on letting this crew know that I’m aware of what they are doing and that they are my employees and not the other way around. This election was a sham and it was built on dirty Chicago politics and I will let Mica know that he just redistricted his way into the office of a loud and proud Tea Party patriot. I will miss Sandy Adams, who best represented my beliefs as a conservative. But dirty, Mica redistricted himself into office, so he will be hearing from me and my Tea Party friends in our district. I will not back down for a RHINO!

  16. One of the lefties in my local paper said to me earlier today, “You FEAR Communism, FEAR Muslims, and FEAR truth…” Here is my shy response:

    Is it fear when a doctor tells his patient he/she has terminal cancer? Is it fear when a fireman calls a particular building a fire hazard and advises it’s owner to clean it up immediately? Is it fear which causes a parent to council his children to avoid playing on the freeway, railroad tracks, or thin ice?

    Is it fear when one who has suffered through Communism tells others who have experienced freedom all of their lives, to avoid the former like the plague it is? Is it fear to learn from history? Is it fear to want to avoid that same fate?

    Fear is a different word than wisdom, you miscreant, and they are both different than stupidity. You reside in the category called stupidity. I live in the category of wisdom.

    You seem to “think” playing on a freeway, a train track, with fire, or on thin ice, is Ok. You might even pretend to like Russian Roulette, because you also think there is no such thing as trains, multi-ton speeding vehicles, flaming infernos, thin ice, or loaded guns…or at least “feel” that none of those things can exist in your hemisphere. In addition to that, you shrug your shoulders at history’s genocide from the hands of those you have no qualms about kissing.

    In other words, you’re just a ridiculously stupid fool.

    Does that amount to namecalling there in the middle…at the end? Sure it does. But he answers to it, so sue me.

    1. I’m with you on this! I fear absolutely nothing, I wisely despise any entity that attempts to take away my God-given rights that are outlined in the Constitution! If they want the joy of communism…Cuba is only a 100 mile swim away…get splashing!

      1. Rejoinder my a$$! (jus’ kiddin’)

        ‘Twas a fastball he’ll swing at, a split second after the catcher throws it back to the pitcher.


        1. Sorry there… “Tedly” is our nickname for Ted Nugent, and also another killer guitarist named Ted Graham that we know down in N’orleans.

          1. I had to research that phrase also K-Bob. Came across one meaning that had something to do with purient thoughts and Teddy Bears.

    2. They’re anti-anti-Communist but then whine when we point out their blatant support for Communism. They know we’re right about them but don’t like getting caught even though they openly defend Communist dictatorships. They’re apologists for a system that’s killed millions of people, more than the Nazis.

  17. The way I see it, the era of big government returned as soon as Reagan left. Obama just happens to express his idea that government is the solution, as clearly as Reagan expressed that government is the problem.

    1. Bush 1 ruined the momentum and tarnished the legacy of Reagan. He was hostile to many people who supported Reagan and put in cronies who ruined the party. It is a shame because we have had to deal with those types since the past 24 years. They gave us Dole, Mccain and Romney too.

      1. Don’t forget Bush 2. He had 8 years to tarnish conservatism and get media sheep to think he represented it. He left our movement in shambles, supported big government, and he also was hostile to conservatism and appointed cronies like his dad.
        If it weren’t for him, we wouldn’t have gotten Obama.
        Now yet another member of their family wants a shot.

  18. I remember listening to Rush after the House went to the Republicans back in 1994. He said conservatives cannot stop teaching and he was right. We have to teach our friends, neighbors, etc., about the truth. The truth is liberalism is a poison and we need to call these people out for who they are!

    1. Trust me when I say,I try to teach people all the time.The trouble is the low information voters have their minds made up and regardless of what you tell them they won’t hear it.

        1. So are you saying that if I were a man he would be better than me? I’d probably have to agree with that!

          LOL 🙂

          1. No. I’m saying that, as a man he’s a better man than you, you not being a man, and as a woman you are a better woman than TBird, him not being a woman. Now why would you think that if you were a man he would be a better one than you? Do you think that if he were a woman he would or would not be a better woman than you? I guess these answers would depend on the definition of man and woman.

            Do you take the specific approach and, with male-female being the criteria, then you would have to base your judgement on which one of you conforms best to the established definition of the ideals associated with the definition of each sex.

            If you take a more generalized approached and use the term “man” in it’s generic notation, then you would have to base your answer on how you perceive each of you to be conforming to the “human” template, that being a problem seeing that that definition is all over the board, depending on your nature or nurturing.

            Now, if you throw in terms such as transgender, all bets are off and we really can’t answer this question. All I know is, being a man, I would definitely be more attracted to you rather than TBird so I’m saying you are not only a better woman than him but, having more practice in this area, should TBird suddenly become a woman you would still have the edge.

            Besides, I still remember your old avatar.

            1. When talking to a woman, remember to never bring up their weight, their age or what that dress does to their butt. When talking to a man, mention all of those things. 🙂

              1. Now that’s the first time I laughed today. Leave it to a great conservative to make that happen! 🙂 Thanks.

                P/S, I showed that post to my husband, he laughed too! 🙂

            2. That was a truly entertaining and informative read. Thanks for putting so much time and effort into my question. Just to get one thing out of the way, you can definitely leave out the transgender part.

              I do think he would be a better man than me. Leaning towards the more feminine side of the track, I would be a girly man (if I were a man). Now being a woman, girly men don’t appeal to me. So I would think that TBird would be a better man than me on that basis. I like (as my dad used to say) a man’s man. Honest, hard-working and yes, manly!

              I don’t feel any woman is better than me. My parents brought me up to respect myself too much to hold the opinion that someone else would be better than me. After all, who’s better than me?

              Two of me 🙂

              The old avatar resembles me, only she looks a bit younger. That pic was taken when I was in High School, LOL!

              1. You definitely got it together Debby, proud to say I know you. (hard to believe you read through my entire, and entirely way too long, ramble).

                In the past, and circumstances different, I would have been chasing you like crazy!

      1. I read the whole thing, and have to thank Scoop for posting it. Not having to listen to his God-awful voice and see his evil face allowed me to actually hear the words, which are completely 180 out from what he has been doing for the last four years.

        One has to realize, I guess, that his words aren’t actually his words. They are written by someone else to garner all the praise of the sheeple before he actually puts them under the guillotine. The sooner the better I say, then we can start over with a fresh set of voters and see if we can’t get back to a Constitutional Repubic.

  19. “American people can no more meet the demands of today’s world by acting alone than American soldiers could have met the forces of fascism or communism with muskets and militias.” Says the guy who agrees with those systems backed up by his statist governance and shook hands with Hugo Chavez. A lot of liberals like Penn and Glover will even admit their support for Communism, they just get upset when you point it out.

  20. Charles is a former speechwriter for Walter Mondale (God help us) and every now and again the old paint shows through…

  21. And of course right on cue, good old Hannity has Leftist guests on his radio program, wouldn’t want to appear biased now would we Seanie? Does Chris Matthews aim for balance? Just checking…

  22. I couldn`t help but notice the people kept looking over their shoulders, even when engaged in “conversation”. Head swivel + champagne = politics as usual? Could they be paranoid???

  23. I love transcripts! Thanks, Scoop!

    BTW folks, right now, Tom Coburn is on Book TV (CSPAN) talking about his book, The Debt Bomb. I think it’s a re-run, but he’s on for over an hour or so. Nice to get away from Obama-ville and escape into Reality Heights for a little while.

      1. Yes, America died today. That’s pretty important. 🙁
        I’ve been watching Christian TV, watched “Downton Abbey” last night. Love that show.

        1. Us too. We watched on Netflix. Waiting for “this” season on Amazon so we dont have to suffer thru the commercials.

          We love the Head butler, Mr Carson
          Lady Sybil
          AND of course!!!! Dowager Countess of Grantham!!! She’s awesome!!!!!!

        2. It’s not dead till I say so.

          In fact, today was the beginning of the end of leftist-style “liberalism.”

          Going over the cliff just makes a lot of destruction and debris, but we’ve been through far worse as a nation, and eventually men find their manhood once again, and face down the evil. It’s important that our women are helping hold our heads up, but I think it’s time for men to stand up again and stop accepting this crap.

            1. I’m not saying there won’t be pain, and frankly, not all of us are going to make it. This is already a war, it just hasn’t reached the shooting phase yet. But we already have casualties. (Careers ended, people in jail for stuff that should never have been put into law, an increase in armed subagencies that will practically guarantee more Waco’s. The constitution, and more).

              So it won’t be fun. But we have to Restore the republic, or we’re dead. I choose not to be dead, that’s all. It isn’t so much “optimism” as “we don’t have any other choice-ism”

  24. What the heck. I’ll choose this little morsel to talk about, translate and comment on:

    “But we have always understood that when times change, so must we; that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges; that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action. For the American people can no more meet the demands of today’s world by acting alone than American soldiers could have met the forces of fascism or communism with muskets and militias.”

    We have forced the “times to change” by ignoring our own laws, including the ultimate law of the land. With that in mind, we embrace historic failure while ignoring that which has made us successful since our nation’s inception. Let’s repeat the collectivist failures of Jamestown, the USSR, China, Germany, Romania, etc. and turn our backs on Capitalism. After all what does 110 million + purposeful deaths mean? Nothing. Our population is “unsustainable” as it is. Right? Once again, it’s time to cull the herd.

    You are the forces of communism and fascism Mr. O’, and you want to take away our “muskets” and classify our militias as terrorists. You either can’t see, or are lying about your own reflection.

    History is against you. Your Mom, Dad, and mentors raised a fool, and you have been demonstrating that ever since. You’re a cheater, a liar, a rule breaker, an illegitimate rule maker, and freedom’s enemy.

    Here’s a one word answer for you: No.

    Here’s a seven word answer for you: Go to Hell. Your Momma misses you.

    1. I agree with everything Barry had to say there. Defeating he and his Marxist comrades will indeed take collective action.

      1. Good afternoon Patriot. I’m thinking about writing a new song entitled:

        “What’s Not To Hate About a Commie”

        It’ll only have 99 sarcastic verses or so. I’d better get crackin’.


  25. These people just don’t get it do they? Let me make simple for you, Chuck, Britt, and the rest of you at Fox: Obama is a Communist, got it?

    1. Well Obama is such a complex man that people have thrown around a lot of names for him. Here are the terms I have heard over the years. Anti-Colonialist, Islamofascist, collectivist, socialist, communist, Muslim, Islamist, fascist, statist, progressive, neo-progressive, neo-marxist, anti-american, anti-constitutionalist, the anti-christ, usurper, democratic-socialist, the great divider and the Manchurian man or president were some of the terms I heard over the years.

      I came down to calling him a progressive-liberal neo-marxist statist or sometimes a progressive Islamist neo-marxist statist. For short I refer to him a neo-marxist progressive. I feel I can’t just leave it at neo-marxist or at progressive or progressive-liberal. I also think the democrats and/or left has turned extreme so I call them the extreme left.

  26. Can I ask a rather childish, but honest question? Why was any republican in attendance at this event, and why is FOX News spending all day covering this nonsense? At some point, don’t we just need to walk away and ignore all this as the 50% of the people who currently have absolutely no voice in Washington? We aren’t represented by the GOP, we aren’t represented by the democrats, our president despises us. Why was Paul Ryan there? How come all those GOP people put themselves in a position to be openly booed by a crowd full of haters? All the pomp and circumstance for a liar and a fraud? I’m insulted, quite frankly.

      1. Heck, they shouldn’t even show up. I am surviving today by not watching TV and not listening to the radio.

        1. Beck’s channel has been mostly Obama-free. Also, C-Span has had Tom Coburn on for three hours. Good stuff. Then it’s Science-fiction shows and highballs to get me through the evening. Woo hoo!

          (BTW, been watching this “SciFi” (fantasy, really) show called Lost Girl on the gas-fired TeeVee. It features so much women-kissing, sexual imagery and innuendo that I swear that’s all that’s going on. They’re just trying to indoctrinate people into thinking that’s the only normal way to be. I know it has to be a setup for a gay dudes scene, down the road. …I have a bet with the K~Missus.)

            1. She thinks the chick-on-chick scenes are for the fanboys. I say it’s to prepare the audience for a guy-on-guy scene. America has sunk that low, so I’m not so much wondering if it’s possible, as much as wondering how they’ve managed not to do it already.

              Now remember, all you GBLT activists out there: it’s not ‘gay’ unless you’re shoving it in everyone’s face!

              1. It seems like most shows nowadays are tripping over each other to see who can get their gay characters more popular (the gay vampires, or something like that, seems to come to mind).

                Oh, how I miss the days when ‘gay’ meant happy. With all their protests, they don’t seem all that happy anymore.

                1. Yeah. And that’s pretty sad.

                  The stories they all tell about “being gay” or stories involving “gays” always remind me of Broadway plays: elaborate things that are really only papier mache, backdrops, crappy lighting, and paint. It’s like an attempt to justify something that feels empty all the time.

                  Same with “punk” lifestyle, hip-hop, and a lot of other empty accretions over the reality that they reject.

                2. good grief…there’s like what ? five gay characters on all of television ? and that’s enough to get you upset ? there’s millions of american citizens who happen to be gay (most of whom are quite happy, thank you) and they might like to see some part of their lives reflected in popular entertainment from time to time. who knows ? maybe you can gain a little insight and empathy from seeing characters who are not exactly like yourself.

                3. Typical liberal commentary, once again. Downplay the facts. There is a homosexual (let’s call them what they are) on just about every show on TV today. Make yourself your own channel, if that’s what you want. Homosexuals seem to want to broadcast their sexuality in the public square.

                  I don’t care to see acts of open sexuality from any persuasion on TV. It’s not necessary.

                  BTW, I was just making a comment. You seem to be the one who is upset. Once again, typical. Go be gay in your own bedroom. Homosexuality is a type of sex, not a form of living. One shouldn’t be able to tell what I do in the bedroom by what I do in public, be it gay or straight. One doesn’t have to wear their sexual behavior on their sleeve.

    1. Evidently the dopes at Fox don’t think he was referring to them when he called us all his enemies…

    2. How come all those GOP people put themselves in a position to be openly booed by a crowd full of haters?

      Because they are either statists or complete fools.

    3. PROTOCOL is the short answer…rest assured the time is coming when this Fraud will be exposed for what it is !!!

      1. Right. Justice isn’t blind, it just needs corrective lenses, a come to Jesus moment, and someone bold enough to fold the Constitution into a paper airplane and fly it right into one of his eyeballs 🙂

        Edit note: Ok, a copy of the constitution, not The Constitution. Dang, have some respect Rs.

  27. Vladimir, oh Vladimir, I’m in solid now again as president. We can have those secret talks I promised you and sell out America’s power.

  28. Obama’s condensed address. By executive order I declare the Republican’s null and void.
    I declare Socialism to be the new constitution. I declare those of you whom just voted for me, got screwed big time, and that’s only fair. Thank you.
    All Hale The King – may I reign forever and ever.

      1. I’ve even given up on that term. They want us on the high speed rail straight to Totalitarianism.

        You know, where everything that is not mandatory is forbidden.

  29. Is it just me, or are there also others who think that Charles Krauthammer still doesn’t quite get it.

    I’m sorry CK… this is not simply the American iteration of European big-government socialism on the march.

    1. As B-Funk mentioned, the political class forms their entire perspective of the country from the island of Manhattan, inside the Beltway or the Hollywood hills. It is a game to them, they are players.

      The King’s court, jesters and pundits all.

      1. You know sDee… over the last five years I have diligently informed myself on the issues with regard to Obama and the culture destroyers of the Democrat Party and all other assorted leftist and progressive groups.

        But now it is all I can do to stomach ten seconds of reading or viewing anything that is destroying and collapsing Western Civilization. If I cut back on the information, the outcome for me is that I become less informed on the issues and the very real dangers posed to our Judeo-Christian civilization.

        So I have a choice… stay informed and sacrifice my heart and blood pressure, or shut it all down and preserve my health. That’s where I’m at. I’m just so pissed off when I see these smug and self assured elites misinterpreting the events of the day and ignoring the dangers, or worse, abetting them and destroying everything good in our society in the process.

        1. Don`t feel like the Lone Ranger bro…You are NOT alone !!! Keep your Faith Strong !!! Peace be with you….

          1. I am definitely no happy camper today. It breaks my heart to see my American cousins enduring the fraud… the utter and pure evil… the dark cloud descending for four more years. And to endure the lies of that p.o.s Obama and his fawning O’Zombies. I’m so angry I could spit.

            And worse… I know that in three more years Canada will be going through the exact same thing with our own home-grown “fraud-in-waiting”… that OZero wannabe Justin Trudeau of our own wannabe Democrat Party, the Liberals. And with it all the attendant progressive and media hate mongering against our Conservatives and the demonization and demagoguery against decent and conservative Canadians. And God seems a bit too quiet imho. At least I have my trusty little wiener dog at my side. His name is Newton… for the President we could have had.

            1. Great post, las1. Here’s praying Canada doesn’t go backwards into the dark days of liberalism.

            2. I read a post last night on another site by a Canadian lady about the muslims there. She related that a shopkeeper from her small town (less than 100,000) had asked a youth about what the Koran had to say about tolerance at the end of August 2012. The youth`s answer was a knife in the chest of the shop keeper. The shop keeper related the story while at the hospital receiving treatment for the wound…This is NOT a game folks….

      1. I know he does actually…. he’s said things in the past which ever so slightly hint to that truth. But like most conservative media elites, he prefers the accolades and peer respect too much to explicitly say it like it is.

        LIke the old saw goes… “he wouldn’t say sh*t if his mouth was full of it”.

  30. Would someone please tell Obama he is NOT God?! He perjured himself by swearing to uphold the Constitution, has lied his way through office and now as self appointed king has declared our country’s future. He can declare all he wants but God is still on the Throne and we the people still have a say.

  31. Good bye America. I must now go apologize to my children’s children for not doing enough, apparently to save the America the founding fathers created.
    My heart aches that they won’t know freedom and the opportunity to succeed. 🙁
    God deal with those who destroyed this country, it will be better for them for He’s merciful, longsuffering and slow to anger. Me….not so much.

    1. Look at it another way badbad, years from now you will be able to look into your grandchildren’s eyes and tell them honestly that you knew what this man was doing to our country, and you did your best to stop it. That is the only way I am garnering a single ounce of comfort, in the face of this horrible debacle.

      1. Thank you, Sybilll, I’m sure you’re right. I will tell them as I have from the start.
        “Horrible debacle” is an apt description of this day.
        My heart breaks and I just want to lay down and cry for all that has been lost.

  32. Okay, I have to comment. I love you Kraut, but you just miss the point. It’s not Reaganism he’s destroying. It’s liberty and traditional Americanism. Reaganism is just a recent example of it. These beltway guys need to spend some time in the real world.

    1. I don’t necessarily disagree, but I think it was speaking more from the context of recent presidents and the dichotomy of their inaugural addresses, as he referenced what both Reagan and Bill Clinton said in their inaugural addresses and compared it to Obama.

      I do think he understands what you are implying he doesn’t.

    2. What was Reagan as an “ism”? If people define it as some laughty idealism, then so be it, but as a realist, I don’t see where Reagan achieved anything that truly reflected a staunch small government agenda. He started to shut down the DOE, but then didn’t. Why? Many people credited Reagan and Bush with the fall of communist Russia, but it was just a ruse. The communists still run it covertly, and they are as big of a threat as ever.

      I personally think that conservatives should pick a better example of conservatism to be their primary talking point figure. The left would much rather that we refer back to Reagan than someone like Goldwater, or Ludwig von Mises philosophical and political positions.

      Reagan spoke well of small government conservatism, but ultimately failed to deliver on it. No lasting small government changes took place during his presidency.

      1. Yes. Reagan came in charging hard with Ayn Rand followers in his van. By the end of his first two years, a lot of them were marginalized, and started to leave. After only four years of Reagan, they were already thinking about compromises and “compassionate” conservatism.

        Something about success scares the crap out of conservatives. They get a lot of attention, then they get weak-kneed. This explains (possibly) why Glenn Beck jumped away from the spotlight in 2010, why so many talk-radio guys refuse to get behind a candidate until it’s too late, and why a guy like Jim DeMint will suddenly do something that seems like a total reversal of everything he stands for.

        They refuse to recognize that in dealmaking with the left, they end up selling their souls, piece by piece, till suddenly the word “conservative” doesn’t stand for anything.

        We really have to look past Reagan, and put this thing back on the rails it went off of by the end of Teddy Roosevelt’s second term.

        1. There seems to be a common theme that transpires. The UK has had the same type of progression in conservatism. They now have Nigel and company fighting back, but………….. We have the Tea Party and Libertarians taking some ground. It is either just human nature as it pertains to political power, conspiracy, or a combination of the two.

          Your comments cover it well, K-Bob.

        2. No, K-Bob. We have to go all the way back to the Founders. We then have to track this nation’s history from the Founders all the way back to today. It is an easy task, for those of us who are willing to take the time.

          We didn’t get here yesterday. It took time for us to become a Communist nation.

          It will take time to put it right again.

          1. Well, yeah. I was trying to lighten the load a bit, by getting it to pre-Wilsonian times. But Restoration is the goal.

            I would amend the Constitution only by adding to Article VI something about “No interpretation of the language of this document shall be construed as expanding the powers of the United States Congress, nor of the President, nor of the Supreme Court beyond the powers explicitly authorized herein.”

      2. If anyone killed “Reaganism” ( My take: Reaganism = American exceptionalism) it was the GOP itself.

        1. Exactly. Reagan’s first mistake was taking on Bush for his VP. Bush stopped the Reagan Revolution with his deal making. Read my lips, no new taxes. It always makes me wonder why he and Bill Clinton are such good buddies.

          1. The Bushes/Romney/Boehner are closet Fabian Socialists and that’s just the warm-up band for Obama/Communism/Islamofascism.

            They did their jobs well with Billary in between – marching this country straight to Obama.

    1. This is a vulgar display of our stupidity to have elected this moron TWO times. I am ashamed of what we are becoming, or, have become.

    2. I can not bare to look at this commie toerag, much less listen to him. I wore black today because I was in mourning. I’ll never see the America I grew up in again. I have to reconcile myself that we will never be a free people again.

  33. Let me be clear, illegal aliens HAVE NO RIGHTS! Time to round them up and herd them back to Mexico.

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