Shame, shame on the President. Tweeting during a church service! What kind of example is he setting for Sasha and Malia?
The one this morning came from St. John’s, the church across Lafayette Park from the White House, where the first family went this morning on the chilly and overcast day of the public inauguration ceremonies:
“I’m honored and grateful that we have a chance to finish what we started. Our work begins today. Let’s go. -bo”
The president and his family arrived at St. John’s at 8:35 am EST.
The service ended at 9:39.
BO tweeted at 9:25.
The tweets that are supposedly from Obama (as opposed to a member of his team) are all signed “-bo.” So, he can’t blame this one on his staffers.
Today we learned that this is a thing for some people. You know people schedule tweets all the time, right?
Being true to our founding documents does not require us to agree on every contour of life; it does not mean we will all define liberty in exactly the same way, or follow the same precise path to happiness. Progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debates about the role of government for all time – but it does require us to act in our time.Hey Congress, this part was directed to you.
We have always understood that when times change, so must we; that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges; that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action.President Obama in his second inaugural address today. (via election)
History tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing.Obama, during his inauguration speech.
The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, butForeign Policy’s edited version of Obama’s first inauguration speech, reflected what actually took place during his first term, is a hoot. (Word of warning: FP’s registration screen is incredibly annoying and will make you want to pull your hair out, but the article is free.)
whether it works, whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignifiedCongress can stomach passing a budget or raising the debt ceiling.