Imagine how the enemedia would draw and quarter a gaffe-riddled Republican president who constantly tripped on his tongue like Obama. Not once but twice stumbling during the Oath of Office at his swearing-in. Who can forget his infamous flubbing in 2009?
But you barely, nary heard a peep about this 2013 gaffe (and I didn't see it, because I didn't watch any of it). Obama pledging his oath to "the United State of America." One state? Unless, of course, that's his goal:
Over at Weekly Standard:
In his second inaugural address, President Obama made every effort to tie his political philosophy to the ideals and principles of the American Founding, even as he made clear how little he understands those ideals and principles. The gist of Obama’s speech was that only government can grant freedom. Or as he put it, “[W]e have always understood…that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action.”
To be clear, Obama doesn’t mean this in the sense of a limited government’s importance in securing certain unalienable rights. Rather, as his speech made clear, he means it in the sense of an activist government’s importance in consolidating power effectively, redistributing wealth liberally, taxing and spending prodigiously, and heavily regulating the possession of that portion of Americans’ property that it allows to remain in their hands. More here.