Up for Debate: Best and worst of inauguration

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12:43am

Break down President Barack Obama's second inauguration ceremony. What were the highlights? What the low points? How do you think the tone of his second term might differ from the first?

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107 Comments on this post:

By: slacker on 1/22/13 at 4:04

nazi, they had 500 in 2012...that's a lot of stiffs.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/22/13 at 4:06

It is. It was much worse before the gun control measures.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/22/13 at 4:06

However, like I mentioned before, per capita it's not as bad as a lot of other cities, including Nashville.

By: yogiman on 1/22/13 at 6:05

I've about come to the conclusion you and your fellow posters on this site are one of two things; you are either ignorant being stupid enough to accept a person as your president when you have no idea who they are, or you are in the communist party with him.

Which one are you?

By: budlight on 1/22/13 at 7:24

"Obama, standing before hundreds of thousands of people on the National Mall, had vowed to "respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations."

But in the White House briefing room a day later, Obama spokesman Jay Carney said he couldn't speculate about future actions. He said that while climate change was a priority for the president, "it is not a singular priority."

On gay rights, the president had declared that the nation's 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."

But Carney said the president was speaking about his personal views and would not take federal action on same-sex marriage, which he continues to see as a state issue."

enough said on that matter. Obama sees it as a "state issue" so it must be so.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/22/13 at 7:27

We see you bud as an insane issue.

By: pepawjoe on 1/23/13 at 1:35

In a troubled Financial World that the Government has handed down on the American Taxpayers, this was just another "FARCE" that the Taxpayers "HAVE TOO PAY".
America has "CHANGED ITS POLICIES" and the "ELECTED GOVERNMENT INDIVIDUALS" have VOTED to make this Government, A Government FOR the Government, CREATED by our "ELECTED INDIVIDUALS" FOR the NEW Government's BENEFITS.
Words of the Constitution are "NO LONGER" for the People of America. Our Senators, Our Congressmen/Women who are "ELECTED" by the People, simply "DO NOT HAVE A CHOICE" Except those "PAID FOR" by our Corporate Donations.
Pac's have been created and approved for our "ELECTED LEADERS" for the Government's benefit to "HIDE CORPORATE DONATIONS". Our "ELECTED" individuals.
The Voters themselves have allowed this Government to blatenaly "DO THEIR OWN DEEDS". These Individuals will not tell the Public themselves. Neither will they "REPRESENT" the People either. Corporate America wants it that way America.
Who SPENDS WHAT? Has the Elected LOST ANYTHING too this Corporatre created Finance Shortage? Has the Monies that are "PAID BY THE TAXPAYERS" for that REASON ONLY, (SOCIAL SECURITY), under attack by this Government? YES IT IS!!!
Are there any rebuttals to a Government Spending Going Wild, NO. My understanding of America and the Constitution is much more "DIFFERENT" than today's Government Version.
America and the World "NEEDS GOD'S INTERVENTION NOW"!!!