Jim Martin, “The President says we are ‘one America’ by which he seems to think we are one political party. Nowhere in his inaugural address was there talk of consensus or solving America’s problems outside of his strict liberal orthodoxy.”
(Alexandria, Virginia) – 60 Plus Association Chairman and Founder Jim Martin, leader of the nation’s acknowledged national conservative alternative to the liberal AARP, with over 7.2 million senior supporters, today made the following comments regarding President Obama’s 2nd inaugural address:
“When first elected, Mr. Obama and the mainstream press that dutifully followed him stated that he was America’s first post-partisan President, above politics, and able to transcend petty ideological battles. As it turns out, he is the biggest ideologue that has ever resided in the White House, and by far the most partisan.
“His 2nd inaugural address was a speech only a convention of liberal Democrats could love. There was no talk of working with Congress to solve our nation’s crippling debt, creating jobs or addressing senior entitlements which are now headed toward intensive care. No, the President offered a strident victory lap for every big-government, liberal voting bloc to bask in.
“Mr. Obama won a victory in November and deserves credit. But the margin was slim, far from a mandate earned by a president like Ronald Reagan in his second term. Reagan brought the country together, Obama still divides us and governs as if 100% of the country agrees with him. If this speech is any indicator of what is to come, the next four years will be filled with unnecessary and especially petty, partisan politics over the next four years, when we have real work to do to get our country back on track.”