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Inauguration Day

ApolloSpeaks18 Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 6:16 AM
What real glory is there in thinking you're the 4th greatest president ever when you're the first of 16 presidents to win reelection with less popular and electoral support the second time around? What honor is there in vowing to protect the nation's children whose future you're destroying with bankrupting spending and debt? What the imbeciles at Newsweek are hopelessly hoping for in Obama's second term is the first messianic coming after being postponed, and Socialism's salvation from universal collapse. What they'll get is their messiah in political hell turning the disaster of his first term into the catastrophe of his second, as America continues its dangerous decline into mediocrity, insolvency and ruin.
For foreigners, the only thing nuttier than watching the way we elect our Presidents is watching the way we inaugurate them.

For a nation that wears its egalitarianism not just as a badge of honor, but (as we saw this past November) almost as a requirement for office, the pomp and circumstance involved in a modern U.S. Presidential inauguration would have moved Louis XIV to modesty.

Both parties face the same issue: Looking for the balance between demonstrating a public outpouring of interest, if not affection, for the person preparing to take the oath of office without giving your political opponents...

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