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Obama’s Wasted Opportunity

Thomas274 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 1:43 PM
"Decades after John F. Kennedy's inaugural address his words still ring with grace across the generations, "Ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country." Ring with grace? The words were hardly out of his mouth, and people started asking "What CAN my country do for me? The answer? EVERYTHING. If you think the inaugural was bad, just wait until the State of the Union.

For generations, presidents have used their inaugural address to unite the nation in aspiring to new heights of achievement. But earlier this week President Obama chose to deliver a harshly ideological, aggressively partisan speech more appropriate for the campaign trail than the solemn occasion of our nation's 57th inaugural address. Rather than bring all Americans together with a celebration of common ground, his address read like a liberal laundry list with global warming at the top.

Although President Obama was sworn in with his hand on Abraham Lincoln’s Bible, he did not echo the tone of unity for which Lincoln was...