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ap: Obama's Inaugural Address... Line by Line
 

By tha malcontent
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Jan 21, 10:55 AM MST

AP: Text of President Barack Obama's inaugural address

Source: The Associated Press The Associated Press – Tue Jan 20, 5:04 pm ET

Text of President Barack Obama's inaugural address on Tuesday, as delivered.

OBAMA: My fellow citizens:

I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition.

(ap) - Respectful Opening that is Directed to the 43rd President... Gracious, and I Mean that.  What I don't Like is the "I" Changing to "us" in the First Sentence.  This is YOUR Job, Barry, don't Start Passing the Responsibility on Day One! - tha malcontent)

Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath. The words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. Yet, every so often the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. At these moments, America has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because we the people have remained faithful to the ideals of our forebears, and true to our founding documents.

("Rising Tide of Prosperity"... That was the First 2 Years of the 10 Year Expansion that Clinton Enjoyed... Those 2 Years Preceded his Presidency while he was Still Governing the 49th State in the Union Economically... As for "Still Waters of Peace"... The Mastermind of 9/11 Attack the World Trade Center in February of 1993... Clinton's First Year, and First Crisis. That Mastermind Finished the Job during the Clinton/Algore Recession of 2001. So (43) and (44) have something in Common... They have Both Inherited Bad Economic Times and Rough Waters Internationally. Let's see how Barry Deals with it.  (43) was Handed a Recession, 9/11 and (2) Wars, and he Saw 52 Months of Growth after.  He Shares the Responsibility with the DemocRAT Congress for what came after 2006, but he can't be Denied his Successes in the Face of Challenges. - tha malcontent)

So it has been. So it must be with this generation of Americans.

("Now that Government has ****ed this all up, it's your Turn to Give More than just Tax Dollars... It's Time for your to Volunteer also." You Know what Bothers me the Most about this New/Old Angle of "Public Service"?... The Fact that MANY of his Constituents are getting "Earned Income Tax Credits", AKA "Free Money", and MANY others are Living on the Gubmn't Dime. LET THEM VOLUNTEER!.... I don't have the *** **** Time, Barry... I have to Work 60-70 Hours a Week so my Wife can Take Leave with our 2nd Child, so we don't Repeat the Mistakes Made in DemocRAT Districts where Children aren't Reared Correctly, or even with both Parents in the Picture... - tha malcontent)

That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. Our nation is at war, against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred. Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age. Homes have been lost; jobs shed; businesses shuttered. Our health care is too costly; our schools fail too many; and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet.

(Terrorism = "Far-Reaching Network of Violence and Hatred"... AKA Jihadistan... And yes, as Obama Stated... We are at War. I Like his Acknowledgement, General as it may be, to the Collective Failure and Irresponsibility. That Includes Congress... Both Parties. It Includes Individuals who Took Loans to get Houses they Couldn't Afford, and then Took Seconds to Purchase Toys they didn't Need and otherwise could NOT Afford. And it Will Correct itself, and it Will be Painful for Many. I Pray that this President does NOT have the Same Fallout that Jimmy Carter did. As Much as I don't Want his Party in Power, I also Don't want this Country to Suffer for Partisan Reasons, unlike what MANY of my Fellow Citizens on the Left Wished for for 8 Years. - tha malcontent)

These are the indicators of crisis, subject to data and statistics. Less measurable but no less profound is a sapping of confidence across our land — a nagging fear that America's decline is inevitable, and that the next generation must lower its sights.

(Damn... Where are the Soup Lines? - tha malcontent)

Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America — they will be met.

(And I Wish you Well, Sir. - tha malcontent)

On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord.

(I Certainly "Hope" so. I "Hope" that with 3/3 Control there will be some Unity, and some RESPONSIBILITY!... The Responsibility that you, Sir, and the other DemocRAT Members of Congress have NOT Taken for your 2 Years of Control since 2006, and since this "Collapse". - tha malcontent)

On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.

(Convenient, Considering it was on your Watch with the Purse Strings that this all went to Hell, and your Party will Probably Continue to Blame Reagan 2 Decades after his Presidency for it until they are out of Power again. How is that for "Petty Dogma"? - tha malcontent)

We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.

("Words of the Scripture"?... "God-Given Promise"?... Sounds like the Separation of Church and Stater's are going to have their Hands Full with this "One". "Childish things"... Cute. I would Like to Know what and whom that was Directed at. - tha malcontent)

In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of shortcuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the faint-hearted — for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things — some celebrated but more often men and women obscure in their labor, who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.

(I Read that, and then Remember the Images of Beyonce and Jay-Z and Bruce Springsteen at all of the Events Surrounding this President's Inauguration... Classic. - tha malcontent)

For us, they packed up their few worldly possessions and traveled across oceans in search of a new life.

(Yes they DID!... Let's See what "Yes we Can" REALLY Means after 4 Years, shall we. - tha malcontent)

For us, they toiled in sweatshops and settled the West; endured the lash of the whip and plowed the hard earth.

(And Owned Slaves... tha malcontent is Channeling the "Former" Mentor of Barry's, the Reverend Wright. - tha malcontent)

For us, they fought and died, in places like Concord and Gettysburg; Normandy and Khe Sanh.

(And don't Forget, they Owned Slaves!... - tha malcontent)

Time and again these men and women struggled and sacrificed and worked till their hands were raw so that we might live a better life. They saw America as bigger than the sum of our individual ambitions; greater than all the differences of birth or wealth or faction.

(They were Acting on their Natural Instincts of Survival, but I don't want to **** on a Moment, so I will go ahead and NOT go Down the Leftist Road of Bringing up the "Slaughter of Natives for the Wealth and Greed of the White Man"... I will let Bill Ayers do that for Barry from an ACORN's Distance. - tha malcontent)

This is the journey we continue today. We remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on Earth. Our workers are no less productive than when this crisis began. Our minds are no less inventive, our goods and services no less needed than they were last week or last month or last year. Our capacity remains undiminished. But our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions — that time has surely passed. Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.

(That would've been Inspiring and Motivational LAST YEAR!... Where the Hell was that? All I Kept Hearing was "Worst since the Great Depression". - tha malcontent)

For everywhere we look, there is work to be done. The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act — not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth. We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together. We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology's wonders to raise health care's quality and lower its cost. We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age. All this we can do. All this we will do.

(Blah, Blah, Blah... And what in the Hell is "Restore Science to it's Rightful Place"?... - tha malcontent)

Now, there are some who question the scale of our ambitions — who suggest that our system cannot tolerate too many big plans. Their memories are short. For they have forgotten what this country has already done; what free men and women can achieve when imagination is joined to common purpose, and necessity to courage.

(And what my Tax Dollar in the Hands of the One can do to Solidify a Vote from another! - tha malcontent)

What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them — that the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply. The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified. Where the answer is yes, we intend to move forward. Where the answer is no, programs will end. Those of us who manage the public's dollars will be held to account — to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day — because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government.

(Government Funded Jobs can't Feed the Beast... It simply does NOT Work. It Might be a Short Term Stimulus, but it will NOT Feed itself... It WILL Feed On itself... Marx was Wrong in Practice, and I don't Live in a Theoretical World. - tha malcontent)

Nor is the question before us whether the market is a force for good or ill. Its power to generate wealth and expand freedom is unmatched, but this crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control — and that a nation cannot prosper long when it favors only the prosperous. The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our gross domestic product, but on the reach of our prosperity; on our ability to extend opportunity to every willing heart — not out of charity, but because it is the surest route to our common good.

(Equality of Opportunity is NOT the Same as Equality of Outcome, and this is what Liberals Fail to Comprehend, and Probably always will. - tha malcontent)

As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our founding fathers ... our found fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience's sake. And so to all the other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest capitals to the small village where my father was born: know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and that we are ready to lead once more.

(Why is he Throwing that in FDR and Lincoln's Face like that? FDR had to Intern American Citizens because they were of Japanese Blood, and when he Knew the "Free Press" would Question it, he Created the Office of Censorship to Shut those Traitors up... Barry should Not be so Critical of his DemocRAT Predecessor and the "Tough Choices" he had to Make. - tha malcontent)


Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

(Tell that to the People of Dresden... Or a Couple of Cities in Japan. - tha malcontent)

We are the keepers of this legacy. Guided by these principles once more, we can meet those new threats that demand even greater effort — even greater cooperation and understanding between nations. We will begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people, and forge a hard-earned peace in Afghanistan. With old friends and former foes, we will work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat, and roll back the specter of a warming planet. We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.

(FACT: The Planet Negated 30 Years of Cooling regarding Ice @ the Pole in One Year... Last Year... I'm just Sayin'! Would someone get Barry the Memo, it's not Global "Warming" any longer... It's "Climate Change", so that you can Blame the Ever Occurring "Change" in the Climate on Big Fat Bald White Oil and Regulate and Restrict American Business even Further so they will Leave or Fail and Eventually Collapse this Entire System you are Claiming to want to Help!... Remember, Clean Coal ain't gonna Survive and Barry's Goal is to Bankrupt that Industry... I Wonder if that's the only Industry? - tha malcontent)

For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus — and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.

(America ALWAYS Does... The Purple Fingers in Iraq would have been a Nice Image to Share at this Point, Barry. - tha malcontent)

To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect. To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society's ills on the West — know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.

("Mutual Respect" is what Iranians are Currently NOT Showing in the Burning Effigies of Barry even BEFORE he Took the Oath... "Mutual Respect" is NOT what is Shown to Israel when Muslims Demand their Extinction as Part of any Bargain. You have a Difficult Path ahead of you, Mr. President... I will be Praying for you and that the Lord Guides you and Opens your Eyes to ALL of what has Transpired, not just what the Terrorist Sympathizers on your Side want you to See.. - tha malcontent)

To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds. And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to the suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world's resources without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change with it.

(Dubya was the Least "Indifferent" President to the Plight of Suffering in the Third World... So who was Barry Directing that at?... Me?... You?... We are the MOST GENEROUS NATION ON EARTH!... Seriously, this Kind of TRIPE out of the Left should Insult Most Americans... Of course, those who are Living on the Gubmn't Teat Probably didn't Donate much Time or Resources to those who Suffer, so Maybe... Just Maybe he is Directing that at them?... Maybe. - tha malcontent)

As we consider the road that unfolds before us, we remember with humble gratitude those brave Americans who, at this very hour, patrol far-off deserts and distant mountains. They have something to tell us, just as the fallen heroes who lie in Arlington whisper through the ages. We honor them not only because they are guardians of our liberty, but because they embody the spirit of service; a willingness to find meaning in something greater than themselves. And yet, at this moment — a moment that will define a generation — it is precisely this spirit that must inhabit us all.

(As Opposed to what you and your Colleagues in the Senate Called our Troops, and Falsely Accused them of, in Concert with the Very Enemy they Fight?... No... I will NOT Forget... "We've got to get the job done there and that requires us to have enough troops so that we're not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous pressure over there." - Not Quite One Term Senator Barack Hussein Obama in 2007. Yeah, Words have Consequences, Barry... And Apparently Attacking our Soldiers Assisted in your Victory in the DemocRAT Primary. Congratulations... I Guess. - tha malcontent)

For as much as government can do and must do, it is ultimately the faith and determination of the American people upon which this nation relies. It is the kindness to take in a stranger when the levees break, the selflessness of workers who would rather cut their hours than see a friend lose their job which sees us through our darkest hours. It is the firefighter's courage to storm a stairway filled with smoke, but also a parent's willingness to nurture a child, that finally decides our fate.

(Yes it Does... And you can't Legislate that... End of List. - tha malcontent)

Our challenges may be new. The instruments with which we meet them may be new. But those values upon which our success depends — hard work and honesty, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism — these things are old. These things are true. They have been the quiet force of progress throughout our history. What is demanded then is a return to these truths. What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility — a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation, and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character, than giving our all to a difficult task.

(And Able-Bodied People Milking the System NEED to STOP!... No More do I want to Hear, "I ain't Workin' there"... I Continue to Hear that CRAP out of Americans, even in this "Great Depression" that America is Suffering Through while they Buy a New Game for their Wii and Feed their Fat Faces @ the Outback Steakhouse... PAH-LEEEEEEEASE!... SOME Americans Continue to Bust their Asses, and don't Sit around and say, "I Can't because..." As a Matter Fact Barry, your Black Heritage didn't Keep you from Becoming President, it almost Definitely Assisted you in Becoming President... So Maybe the New Page that is Turned in this Country with your Election is that the Last Excuse for TOO Many in this Society has been Washed away now... I Certainly Hope so, because I Know Minorities who are Sick and Tired of the Leeches in their Communities who Use the Excuse of Race to Continue their Sloth and Gluttony. It's Time it Stopped... For EVERYONE!  Plenty of Whites are Part of the Problem...  They just didn't have Skin Color as an Excuse... Unless you are Talking about Free Money for College, and such! - tha malcontent)

This is the price and the promise of citizenship.

(Yeah, McDonald's is Hiring... GET A JOB!... If you have to, Share an Apartment with a Couple of People and get an Education while you Work your Way UP in Life like MOST Americans who Succeed do. Nothing is Easy, and those of you Waiting for that Great Job to Fall in your Lap, Stop Wasting Oxygen... I am Tired of the Sucking Off of others. Ya'all did it during the "Booming 90's" and now you have an Excuse in a Recession. Well, I see "Now Hiring" Signs all over, and if you are "Above" Working ANYWHERE, then you Need your Ass Kicked. - tha malcontent)

This is the source of our confidence — the knowledge that God calls on us to shape an uncertain destiny.

(Some Honest Person, Assuming one still Exists in the "Free Press", Ask Barry what he Means by "God" and who is the "Us"? - tha malcontent)

This is the meaning of our liberty and our creed — why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this magnificent Mall, and why a man whose father less than sixty years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath.

(At this Point in Time, Barry Needed to Thank that Crowd for Making History... He was Elected by them, and that's the History that was Made, the Fact that Americans, NOT Barry, put a Man with Black Heritage in the Oval Office not a Half a Century after King... Seriously, he Should Thank the American People, even those who Peacefully Voted Against him, for this PEACEFUL Transition of Power... Gone are the Days of Crackers outside the Courthouse Protesting a Black doing this or that, and I don't Recall ANY Protests of Barry because of his Race... Do you? You Owe America a Thank you, Barry. You did not Struggle for your Position in Life, your White Grandparents who were Accepting enough to Raise you in Privilege did... Black and White Leaders who went to Jail for the Struggle of People of Color before you even Breathed Hawaiian Air did...  And Before them, Whites and Blacks Died TOGETHER Ending Slavery... Think about that, Barry... You are Symbol of that Struggle and it's Fruits, NOT an Active Part of it. - tha malcontent)

So let us mark this day with remembrance, of who we are and how far we have traveled. In the year of America's birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by dying campfires on the shores of an icy river. The capital was abandoned. The enemy was advancing. The snow was stained with blood. At a moment when the outcome of our revolution was most in doubt, the father of our nation ordered these words be read to the people:

"Let it be told to the future world ... that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive...that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet (it)."

(God, I "Hope" this Inspired the DemocRAT Base... In it's Truest Meaning, I "Hope" it did. - tha malcontent)

America, in the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.

("God's Grace"... Imagine all of these References coming out of (43)'s Mouth, and then Imagine your Reaction if you are a Liberal... That Stinging?... That's Pride ****in' with ya. Now go back to your Previous State of Dogmatic Denial. - tha malcontent)

Thank you. God bless you. And God bless the United States of America.

(Where are all of the Atheist Leftists being Interviewed by Katie Couric about "Separation of Church and State"?... I Believe that Barry is a Christian Man... A Family Man, in Spite of his Support of Murder for Convenience, and I Believe he will Try to do Right by this Nation. When he is Right, I will Support him. When he is Wrong, I will Oppose him. We have at least 4 Years to Test this Virtually Unknown Person who America has Chosen. I Pray for the Success of this Great REPUBLIC... If we can Keep it. - tha malcontent)
 

 

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