The New Guy

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We have a new President.  This is good.

Not much to add to what I wrote yesterday, except to say that I was calmly pleased with Obama’s inaugural address.  It didn’t contain any “Ask not what your country can do for you” catchphrases, but it did deliver a clear and focused message.  We need to get to work.

If you were looking for something a little more inspirational, click here for an interactive version of Barack Obama’s symphonic acceptance speech at the Democratic Convention courtesy of the New York Times.  That should hold you.

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One Response to The New Guy

  1. Steve Bennett says:

    ” LONDON DAILY MAIL
    editorial: On Obama’s victory

    A victory for the hysterical Oprah Winfrey, the mad racist preacher
    Jeremiah Wright, the US mainstream media who abandoned any sense of
    objectivity long ago, Europeans who despise America largely because they
    depend on her, comics who claim to be dangerous and fearless but would not
    dare attack genuinely powerful special interest groups. A victory for
    Obama-worshippers everywhere. A victory for the cult of the cult. A man who
    has done little with his life but has written about his achievements as if
    he had found the cure for cancer in between winning a marathon and building
    a nuclear reactor with his teeth. Victory for style over substance,
    hyperbole over history, rabble-raising over reality.

    A victory for Hollywood , the most dysfunctional community in the
    world. Victory for Streisand, Spielberg, Soros, Moore, and Sarandon. Victory
    for those who prefer welfare to will and interference to independence. For
    those who settle for group think and herd mentality rather than those who
    fight for individual initiative and the right to be out of step with meager
    political fashion.

    Victory for a man who is no friend of freedom. He and his people have
    already stated that media has to be controlled so as to be balanced, without
    realizing the extraordinary irony within that statement. Like most liberal
    zealots, the Obama worshippers constantly speak of Fox and Limbaugh, when
    the vast bulk of television stations and newspapers are drastically liberal
    and anti-conservative. Senior Democrat Chuck Schumer said that just as
    pornography should be censored, so should talk radio. In other words, one of
    the few free and open means of popular expression may well be cornered and b
    eaten by bullies who even in triumph cannot tolerate any criticism and
    opposition. A victory for those who believe the state is better qualified to
    raise children than the family, for those who prefer teachers’ unions to
    teaching and for those who are naively convinced that if the West is
    sufficiently weak towards its enemies, war and terror will dissolve as
    quickly as the tears on the face of a leftist celebrity. A victory for
    social democracy even after most of Europe has come to the painful
    conclusion that social democracy leads to mediocrity, failure, unemployment,
    inflation, higher taxes and economic stagnation. A victory for intrusive
    lawyers, banal sentimentalists, social extremists and urban snobs.

    Congratulations America !

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