Assessing Obama's Inaugural Address

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Assessing Obama's Inaugural Address


Here's my analysis of President Obama's second inaugural address: He talked about being one nation, but he sought to divide. He speaks of compromise, but he won't. He talked about getting costs under control, but plans to continue to spend and raise our $16 trillion debt, much of it caused by entitlement programs he won't reform. He wants to redefine marriage to include people of the same sex.

He claimed the wars are nearly over, but had nothing to say about them continuing in Algiers and Mali. In Algiers, three Americans were killed, but like Benghazi, where our ambassador and three other Americans were murdered, he says and does nothing about it.

It was a campaign speech. The only thing Lincolnesque about it was Lincoln's Bible, the content of which Obama mostly does not believe.

A lot of this appeals to young people whose minds are being transformed in government schools and put feelings above substance. Four more years of this. Do the Republicans have an answer?

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.

Publication date: January 23, 2013

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