Here is video from today’s Presidential Inauguration where singer Kelly Clarkson did a beautiful job of singing “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee.”
Here is video of President Barack Obama’s Second Inaugural Address today at the U.S. Capitol. We’ll post some of the reaction to it below.
If Lincoln wrote political laundry lists. RT @philipaklein: Chris Matthews: “I thought it was a powerful, Lincolnesque speech.”— John Sexton (@verumserum) January 21, 2013
RT @jbarro: Obama: Gay marriage so important for living up to the Founding that I didn’t even support it until less than a year ago.— Jim Antle (@jimantle) January 21, 2013
Obama’s inaugural speech in a nutshell: “Freedom and equality need central planning government”— Adrian Gray (@adrian_gray) January 21, 2013
This is a more pointedly progressive speech than Obama gave at the convention or on election night, including on climate change & gay rights— Susan Page (@SusanPage) January 21, 2013
RT @jamesfallows: I believe this is the most ‘progressive’ speech Obama has ever given— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) January 21, 2013
Inaugural speech was broad endorsement of collective action and central planning.SOTU speech will likely be the five-year plan.— Adrian Gray (@adrian_gray) January 21, 2013
Newt: “The climate change part was, on one level, frankly strange… think he’s sincere, but it’s still strange.” shar.es/Cb0vg— Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) January 21, 2013
A speech that shows how Obama has changed: washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog…— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) January 21, 2013
With a progressive inaugural speech, Obama spoke directly to core supporters to rally them for the fights to come. motherjones.com/politics/2013/…— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) January 21, 2013
Here is video of President Barack Hussein Obama being officially sworn-in for a second term as President of the United States. Obama took the Oath of Office as proscribed by the U.S. Constitution today, January 20, and will take the Oath again tomorrow at the public ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. Obama was sworn-in today in the Blue Room of the White House by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts. Obama placed his hand on the Bible – something some on the Left had tried to encourage him to discard – and took the Oath of Office while his wife Michelle and his two daughters stood by.
Here is a Voice of America report on the significance of Presidential Inaugurations. President Barack Obama will officially begin his 2nd Term as President today as 12 Noon, when he takes the Oath of Office as proscribed by the U.S. Constitution on January 20. He will do so at the White House today. But because Inauguration Day falls on Sunday this year, the public ceremony at the U.S. Capitol will take place tomorrow, January 21, 2013. Obama will repeated the swearing-in tomorrow as 12 Noon ET.
Here is video of the Jimmy Kimmel Show going out on the street with a “Lie Witness News” segment where they asked people if they enjoyed the Presidential Inauguration “yesterday.” Of course, it has not yet taken place! But that did not keep people from saying how awesome they thought it was!
The Bible rightly describes people like Lawrence O’Donnell as those “whose glory is in their shame.” The Bible will be read and loved by untold numbers of people long past the days of any who mock and criticize it. The Bible has been attacked by Lenin, Stalin, Hitler and many others. There are those in every generation who proclaim the demise of the Bible. They choose to break themselves, and in some cases, entire nations on the rocks of its truth. But “the Word of our God shall stand forever.”
Of course, Lawrence thinks he knows better than George Washington, who at the First Presidential Inauguration chose to begin the tradition followed by every other President to place his hand on the Bible he loved:
To the great consternation of Lawrence O’Donnell and the Left, I suspect President Obama will continue doing the same as George Washington. But I would like to see one of those enterprising liberal reporters ask Obama if he agrees with Lawrence O’Donnell’s diatribe against the Bible.
Here is a video ad from President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Committee encouraging people to take part in Obama’s Inauguration to a 2nd Term as President. The official inauguration will take place on January 21, 2013, because January 20 falls on a Sunday this year. Obama will take the oath on the 20th as proscribed by the U.S. Constitution, and will do so again at the public ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on January 21.
It’s interesting that this ad features Obama speaking at his first Inauguration in 2009, calling for a “new era of responsibility!” In his first term as President, Barack Obama has added $5.8 Trillion of debt to the National Debt, and just pushed through a “Fiscal Cliff” Deal that will add another $4 Trillion over the next 10 years! I’m sure that’s just for starters. We have much to look forward to as Obama continues this “new era of responsibility.”