January 21, 2013, - 1:39 pm
Paul Ryan could have skipped today’s coronation, er . . . inauguration of Barack now-just-”H.” Obama for a second term. After all, Ryan expected to be there in Joe Biden’s place before the depressing election night results were in. But he did the classy thing and attended as a Member of Congress, saying it was his obligation. He even congratulated Obama and praised him. And how was he repaid? With the typical “class” of the ObamaPhone crowd: boos. If Romney had won, I doubt the Republican audience would have done the same for Obama. Oh, and, then, there’s the typical “class” of Barack Obama, who attacked Paul Ryan in his Inauguration speech. Talk about piling on and rubbing it in. Cheap, Mr. President. Cheap.
If things had gone differently in November, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) might have departed the Capitol on Monday as the vice president of the United States. Instead, he faced a chorus of boos as he left the building to attend President Barack Obama’s second inauguration ceremony.
Ryan announced last week that he would be present for Obama’s public swearing in at the Capitol, calling it his “obligation.”
President Obama took direct aim in his inaugural address at the Randian rhetoric that animates the politics of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and his conservative followers in the House and around the country, arguing that the United States is “not a nation of takers.” . . . The dichotomy has been a regular part of his rhetorical repertoire for years, and was elevated during the presidential campaign as Ryan sought the vice presidency.
Ryan argues that social insurance programs that are central to Western welfare states sap the citizenry of ambition. Obama took direct aim at that contention on Monday. “The commitments we make to each other — through Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security — these things do not sap our initiative; they strengthen us. They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great,” he said.
Huh? They take us further into debt to take this country down. Not sure how that makes us great. More like, less and less great. And then, very soon, down the drain.
Think about all this behavior by Obama and his minions as you hear the mainstream media rave over Mrs. Obama’s new bangs coiffure and fancy Thom Browne coat and dress inspired by a man’s tie. All the haute couture and style in the world can’t cover up the fact: that this is a group of low-class people re-elected by lumpenproletariat idiots. Despite the fancy clothes, this second-term Prez and his wife truly are just well-costumed carnival barkers and haughty lowlifes.
Bread and circuses, people.
This election wasn’t just about takers versus opportunity creators. It was about dignity and class versus rudeness and gangsta-style disgrace (complete with Mrs. Gangsta, herself–Beyonce, wife of Jay-Z, who called Romney supporters, “Mitches”–singing the National Anthem). Sadly, the latter won.
And, in case we forgot that, we were reminded of it in spades at today’s court jester “inauguration” ceremony.
By the way, loved that gay poet laureate saying a word in all those different languages. Reminded me of Rev. Jeremiah Wright saying the same thing in all those different languages at the Rosa Parks funeral.
And don’t fool yourself. Wright’s presence was at today’s Inauguration in every way possible.
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