Naomi Wolf: O'bomb-a-zombieSubmitted by JKap on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 12:33
Obama inauguration: A new tone. No more fake optimism for the people
The new president's speech was so sophisticated, you have to gasp
I know that Barack Obama is incredibly smart, and it's not that I'm surprised that he gave a fantastic speech. But I've been following American politics for a long time, and sometimes you see something that works on so many levels that you kind of have to gasp at its sophistication.
This speech marked a sharp line in the sand, breaking overtly with the past administration. That message was clear and intentional. It is a much more confrontational approach than inauguration speeches have typically been in America. I am overjoyed.
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DISCLAIMER: Before the chorus of detractors get started, my action in posting these articles to the Daily Paul does not constitute my endorsement of Naomi Wolf or her ideology or her Obama-worship. Truth be told, I got a lot out of her book "The End of America" and I appreciated her presence at the Revolution March on July 12th, 2008. But now I think it should be obvious to anyone that Ms. Wolf is decidedly not on the side of individual liberty and the Constitution.
Ms. Wolf asserts that "it is going to take a grassroots movement to support him [Mr. Obama] in reasserting the rule of law, " If Mr. Obama requires a "grassroots movement" to reassert the law, then what does that say about Mr. Obama's principles? Since he is supposedly the President, couldn't Mr. Obama simply act on his principles (if he indeed had any respect for individual liberty or the Constitution) and make great strides in "reasserting the rule of law"?
For a far more rational critique of Mr. Obama's inauguration speech (and less starry-eyed dreaminess and mind-numbing zombification), click here.