During his 1981 inaugural speech, President Ronald Reagan famously declared that government is not the solution to our problems; government is the problem. “Today’s inaugural address was a rebuke to that entire idea,” Krauthammer said. “This speech today was an ode to big government. It was a hymn to big government.”Of course not. Under liberalism, there is no future, so why bother worrying about it?
The conservative columnist added that the speech was Obama’s way of declaring that he intends to defend the achievements of liberalism — such as Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid — while expanding liberalism’s agenda for climate change, gun control, immigration, and gay rights. “He outlined the liberal agenda, the big government agenda in the future,” Krauthammer said.
The analyst then lamented that the speech avoided “any mention of the economy, the deficits, what outsiders would say is the great challenge of our time headed to over a cliff, a real cliff of debt into a sort of a Greek future.
“Obama had zero interest in that,” Krauthammer added, “and this was a declaration that his interest is to restore us to the liberal ascendency.””
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