Obama hits the wrong note in inaugural address

Silvio Canto, Jr.
Yes, it was an unusually partisan speech.  It was also unnecessary because no one woke up in a partisan mood anyway.  Inaugurations are special days for emphasizing the peaceful transfer of power, an American tradition going back to the very early days of the republic. I can still remember President Carter turning around and thanking President Ford for everything he did to heal the country.  It was a classy moment and a well deserved bipartisan praise. I can recall the first President Bush speaking of a "1,000 points of light" and bringing the nation together.  It was good.  Or what about 41 hugging 43?  That was good, too!  President Obama blew an opportunity to highlight the Martin Luther King themes that most Americans subscribe to.  It would have been a great today to remind young people that we have a black man in office on the 50th anniversary of The March in Washington.  Wonder if the Rev King would have believed...(Read Full Post)

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