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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 05:25 PM

Bernie Sanders Finds Eloquent Inspiration In Obama’s Second Inaugural Address

Bernie Sanders Finds Eloquent Inspiration In Obama’s Second Inaugural Address

By: Jason Easley

Sen. Bernie Sanders praised President Obama’s second inaugural address as, ‘eloquent in its simplicity and inspiring in its basic theme that we’re all in this together.’

In a statement, Sen. Sanders said,

President Obama’s second inaugural address was eloquent in its simplicity and inspiring in its basic theme that we’re all in this together. On the day our nation was marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., our first African American president invoked our country’s long history of advancing civil rights, as he put it, from Seneca Falls to Selma to Stonewall.

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A reading of Bill Clinton’s second inaugural address shows that President Obama delivered what could possibly be the most liberal inaugural address in 35 years. (The fact that Obama’s address holds this distinction despite the fact that it was more common sense than fire breathing FDR liberal speaks volumes about how Democrats have been able to move the middle to the left, and how the Republican Party has completely fallen off the map.)

Sen. Sanders should be hopeful and encouraged by the president’s second inaugural address, because it represents the country’s gradual move to the left. ....

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http://www.politicususa.com/bernie-sanders-finds-eloquent-inspiration-obamas-inaugural-address.html



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Reply Bernie Sanders Finds Eloquent Inspiration In Obama’s Second Inaugural Address (Original post)
CitizenPatriot Jan 2013 OP
maverickfox Jan 2013 #1
CitizenPatriot Jan 2013 #2
stultusporcos Jan 2013 #3
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Response to CitizenPatriot (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 05:37 PM

1. And people say Obama's a DINO

Honestly, I think he bothers to make appeals towards the center out of pure calculation rather than it being part of his core ideology. Granted, he's to the right of the Chomskys and Oliver Stones of the world, but I'd brand him a typical lib dem more than the Blue Dog dem some of his base thinks he is.

His goal seems to be to sow the seeds of the political narrative gradually so it skews more and more leftward while maintaining as much independent support as he can (and following his final campaign, he'll probably take more chances). All smart presidents, both right and left, have to walk a tightrope when it comes to selling their ideas (Bush showed what happens when you jump off the rope), and I think Obama in his first term realized it wouldn't be wise to charge in guns blazing with Brian Griffin-esque policies.

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Response to maverickfox (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 05:57 PM

2. welcome to DU:-)

I agree. That's why I posted this, because it said what I thought about his moving the center to the left.

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Response to CitizenPatriot (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:04 PM

3. No doubt Pres Obama is a great speaker but many of his actions do not match the rhetoric

 

yes I am hopeful but I am also more or a realist so I will shrug my shoulders and wait and see what really happens.

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Response to stultusporcos (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:04 PM

4. I agree.Let's hope...

...2nd term Obama is more liberal than the first since he doesn't have to worry about a second election.

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