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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:13 AM

9. Read the whole article -- I think they heard what I heard -- it's Progressive, it's Liberal

It's Great.

With its elegant rendering of the liberal agenda before the eyes of the American people, President Barack Obama's second inaugural address was music to the ears of many a progressive. But to the ears of Tea Partiers and the Republican right, this inauguration speech, as well as the ceremony that surrounded it, was war -- not just a war of words, but a war of prayer, a war of poetry and even, perhaps, a war of song.

Driving the message home were the hands of the Fates, who conspired to see the second inauguration of the nationís first African American president fall on Martin Luther King Day, the national holiday whose very creation was opposed by so many who still today comprise the Republican Partyís right wing.

Here we recount a dozen ways in which the president brought his fight to the right, in no uncertain terms, at his second inauguration.

1. Reminding the nation who won the Civil War.
2. Reminding the nation of the history of the civil rights movement.
3. Reclaiming the founding documents for liberalism.
4. Throwing right-wing rhetoric right back at Ďem.
5. Actually, you really didnít build that.
6. Tearing von Mises to pieces.
7. Calling out the climate-change deniers with a call to action.
8. Spanish is the loving tongue, amigos.
9. Making the moral, patriotic case for the social safety net and against poverty.
10. Asserting the moral imperative of gay rights.
11. Calling for equal pay for women.
12. Shining a light on voter suppression.

And finally, the clarion call to Progressives to get off their butts and get doing. And he called us CITIZENS, not consumers.

The author of this article really did hear what I heard.


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