Mario Piperni’s posts and graphics never cease to amaze me…
If you lived through Republican’s disgusting display of politics over the last four years, I’m sure you’ll appreciate this message to the right from Van Jones.
To those who wasted 4 years trying to keep this day from happening – you may as well have been trying to stop the dawn.#HopeWins#tcot#p2 21 Jan 13
Despite Mitch McConnell’s best effort, the one term presidency of Barack Obama was not to be.
I thought the President’s address was as progressive a speech as you could have hoped for. My highlights…
“We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms. The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. But America cannot resist this transition; we must lead it.”
“We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall … Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law – for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.”
Climate change and gay rights mentioned in a presidential inaugural address. This ain’t your granddad’s president.
John Liming shares his Inauguration Day thoughts:
I was proud to be an American when Truman was president and I have been proud to be an American under every president since up to and including President Barack Obama!
I am not proud to be an American because of who is in the white house or who is running their mouths in Washington – – I am proud to be an American because America is worth being proud about!
Some of my relatives died in the Revolution and some in some of the other wars.
I served in uniform (honorably) for seven years and a few months myself.
I gotta say, “Even if there was a president in the white house that I didn’t particularly like, when that trio of helicopters with the president inside of Marine 1 went over, I couldn’t help but shed tears of pride and joy and snap to attention and salute.
Read the rest of John’s post here.
- It’s Inauguration Day Again! Now What? (americanliberaltimes.com)
- White House Advisor Van Jones Talks About Overthrowing Capitalism (independentsentinel.com)
- Van Jones on Obama: Climate “Is Going To Be the Issue He’s Judged On” (occupytvstations.com)
- Obama inaugural address text (americablog.com)
- Van Jones Goes Off the Deep End (gulagbound.com)
- The history of presidential inaugural addresses – in 1 cool chart (washingtonpost.com)