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The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. – Vladimir Lenin

My Thoughts on the Inauguration Speech.

Posted by iusbvision on January 21, 2009

Barack Obama is well known to be a great speech maker and I was expecting a real barn burner of an inaugural.

My take on the speech is the same as John Stewart’s from the Daily Show where he compared Obama’s speech with Bush’s and found a plagiaristic similarity.

As someone who is a student of political science, I have read or viewed every inaugural speech and many of them several times and like John Stewart I found myself thinking that I have heard this all before.

The UK Telegraph said that it was the worst speech Obama ever made. I think that may be a little harsh, but this certainly was not Obama at his best and it looks like, nor was this really his speech.

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