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President Obama's Inaugural Address: Inspiring or Infuriating?

President Barack Obama sworn in for second term as President of the United States with fanfare in D.C.

Yesterday, President Barack Obama was sworn in for his second and final term as the leader of the free world, and delivered a speech that even wooed some of his most famous detractors.

Charles Krauthammer, a conservative columnist and FoxNews analyst, said the speech was "amazing," while columnist Andrew Sullivan said: "this man could easily become the liberal Reagan by the end of his second term."

Chris Matthews of CNBC dubbed it "Lincolnesque."

In one particular part of his address, Obama spoke about the widening income gap and the need for all Americans to prosper:

For we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it.

We believe that America’s prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. We know that America thrives when every person can find independence and pride in their work, when the wages of honest labor will liberate families from the brink of hardship.

What did you think of Obama's speech? Did it inspire you or infuriate you? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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