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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:25 PM

Why Obama’s Second Inaugural Was Not A ‘Far Left’ Speech, In One Graphic

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/01/22/1477461/obama-inaugural-left-graphic/

By Annie-Rose Strasser and Adam Peck

After President Obama finished his second inaugural speech, Republicans jumped to claim that it was a “full-throated defense of government activism,” and that “he seeks to move the country even further left.” Overall, the conservatives concluded, the speech was partisan.

The only problem? It wasn’t. On every major issue addressed during the inaugural on Monday, a majority of the public agrees with Obama. The speech was not so much a shift to the left as a microphone for the majority.

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Mike Nelson Jan 2013 #2
nyquil_man Jan 2013 #3
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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:30 PM

1. Well spotted, swag!

I miss the "rec" button...

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Response to Mike Nelson (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:39 PM

2. Okay, I found it...

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:01 PM

3. He was elected by the majority.

It makes sense he should speak for the majority.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:10 PM

4. The indication that "further left" signifies awakening the disenfranhcised, it moves the goalposts.

And the newly enfranchised aren't going to vote Republican any decade soon.

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