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I just want something simple, like the TRUTH!

The prayer by the Reverend Joseph Lowery, was far more memorable than the inaugural address by President Obama. It just was.

I mean, if you want to etch — if you want to chisel — some words in stone,

“The brown can stick around when yellow will be mellow; when the red man can get ahead, get ahead, man; and when white would embrace what is right.”

These are memorable lines.

I think what happened with Obama is he tried to say too much. He made too many references to history, too many attempts at memorable lines, and there are no memorable lines from the speech now.

It was not a great speech and everybody knows it.

However, that will not be the consensus opinion. The consensus opinion will be that it was a fabulous speech, that it was far reaching and very lofty.

I thought it was clunky.

The audience didn’t know when to applaud. It was a combination. It was contradictory, too.

There were parts of that speech I really loved where I thought he was talking about Ronald Reagan, or sounding like Ronald Reagan — and then, of course, it ended up with the usual campaign rhetoric.

And the speech was, I think, while it tried to be uplifting and inspiring, it sounded somewhat hopeless like we got big problems and it’s going to be a long time before we fix them.

I know what’s going on with that.

It is the downplaying of expectations so that when the recovery does happen, and it doesn’t get as bad as everybody is telling us it’s going to get, then they can say that they arrested the recession before it got really bad and give themselves some credit for it. It is politics, which is often public relations.

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