Obama unleashed

For all those conservatives like Andrew Sullivan, Bruce Bartlett, Colin Powell and others who still think the president of the United States is a moderate, I hope you were paying attention to the radical left, spit in your eye, partisan inaugural address given by Barack Obama yesterday. Wall Street Journal: Inaugurals usually include calls for national unity and appeals to our founding principles, which is part of their charm. With the election long over, swearing in a President is a moment for celebrating larger national purposes. But Mr. Obama's speech was notable for invoking the founding principles less to unify than to justify what he called "collective action." The President borrowed the Constitution's opening words of "we the people" numerous times, but his main theme was that the people are fundamentally defined through government action, and his government is here to help you. On that theme, the speech was especially striking for including a specific defense of...(Read Full Post)