A fair number of conservatives not only intentionally avoided watching the inaugural yesterday, they actually boycotted all television in an effort to put a dent in TV ratings generally. They coordinated their efforts via Facebook to maximize participation. It is not yet clear if this had a noticeable impact, but it is certain that a lot of conservatives probably missed the inaugural address.
For those of you who fall into that category, but who still want to know what the gist of the speech was, I highly commend the video below of Charles Krauthammer on FOX News. It’s under eight minutes and it gives a good summation of Obama’s thinking and agenda.
As if you couldn’t have already guessed, it involves a lot of big government, green energy, and more class warfare. It included a chilling line in the sand: Obama has no plans to allow any changes to entitlement programs. This means that America will definitely go over some sort of economic cliff at some point in the future. And of of course, he no longer has to face elections, so whatever little impulse he had to moderate himself before is now totally gone.
Buckle up, America.
Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including AnyStreet.org (now a part of Western Free Press) and Liberatchik.com. He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to WesternFreePress.com.