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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:36 PM

Oh, come on, Bob Schieffer

No, there were no "major" sentences like FDR's "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself," or JFK's "ask not what your country can do for you," or even, I will add Lincoln's "with malice toward none."

Besides the first two that you mentioned, how many memorable inaugural comments have there been? Anything from Reagan? Bush I, Bush II?

And yet, I think that "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." will be remembered from today address.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:38 PM

1. He's a RW troll

tired of that guy too...

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Response to RedstDem (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:49 PM

5. Hell, I was going to say "What a loathsome, tacky right-wing

troll." And only a RW jerk would say something like that.

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Response to indepat (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 09:58 AM

9. I think he's just an old fart, myself...

He wants to be relevant, when he no longer is...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 09:18 PM

17. I think he's just an old fart, myself... AND HE REALLY SMELLS

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:38 PM

2. We, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.

I thought that this line was every bit as good at JFK's.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:42 PM

3. Right. And the fact that he started many of his sentences with

"We the people."

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:43 PM

4. I feel Bob and Tom Brokaw have been in the limelight so long

their egos are threatened when others are not in agreement with them. They are in love with their voices. They want to feel revered and it just isn't happening. Throw Peggy Noonan in there with them and maybe they could get together a comedy routine.

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Response to asjr (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:05 AM

7. This criticism

 

comes from those people that were stalwarts of the old America. President Obama is a symbol of the new America. I wonder what was going through his mind when he looked back at the hundreds of thousands of people that attended his second inauguration. Do you think he saw the new America and what really elected him to office? They certainly were not the electorate of Schieffer's and Brokaw's past America.


It was a coalition of African Americans, Hispanic, whites, Asians and native Americans. It was Dr King's vision of America and he gave a speech that represented it. Those are the people President Obama needs to keep his pledges to and not the coalition of the Republican Party of Schieffer's and Brokaw's past America. They have to make a choice to change with the times or wither on a vine, like the past. You know the saying about how hard it is for the old to change. It is very hard to relinquish power or your preferred status in this country. It is a sign of the times and it doesn't wait on anybody. I for see America's first woman President and probably a Hispanic one in the near future also. This President does not march to their tunes but the sign of the times. President Lincoln and JFK did the same. I would argue all Presidents made those adjustments. Maybe it is time for Scheiffer to also retire and relinquish to new voices up with the times.

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Response to asjr (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:00 AM

10. the media would be so much more bearable without those 3, plus a bunch more...

this is why I think Chris Hayes show is the BEST on political commentary on TV,

Can we get rid of Al Hunt while we're at it?

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:09 PM

6. His genitals need to be rearranged inside his ovaries.

Whoops! I guess since he doesn't have ovaries they will have to go someplace else.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 09:29 AM

8. I like the one you mention and the one

where the Pres. said, "When we put our shoulder to the wheel of history, we can make it move." Or something close to that.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:07 AM

11. Old america is out; new america is in. Loved the continued reference of "we, the people".

Wonderful for him to take a second and last look at the crowd. Just wished he had asked Joe to join him.

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Response to Filibuster Harry (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:47 PM

14. "We, the people" is the greatest take-away from this Inaugural, IMO.

It consolidates his victory in the presidential election and solidifies his base. It is his greatest asset going forward.

Let's all join with him and his campaign ongoing to -re-make this country...

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:54 PM

12. Bush the Lesser said, "Damnit, I asked for bourbon, not scotch!" Does that count?

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:31 PM

13. LOL

perhaps even threw in nu-cee-lar..

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:58 PM

15. Bob got into trouble off the wingnuts last week, on Fox and the rest.

Now he is just trying to balance his criticism's out, like a real journalist. Because that's what real journalists do, balance their criticism.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 09:07 PM

16. i'd bet it took decades for people to quote Lincoln or anyone else.

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