Ooooh, So Close! Obama Falls 4 Million Viewers Short of Reagan’s Record Inaugural Audience
According to The Live Feed: Nielsen Media Research says 37.8 million TV viewers watched Tuesday’s coverage — the largest inaugural audience in decades. Obama’s viewership is bigger than any presidential inauguration in 28 years. It’s 27% higher than Bill Clinton’s in 1993 and 30% larger than George Bush’s in 2001. Ronald Reagan’s first inauguration in 1981 drew a larger tally, however, with 41.8 million .
What Barack Obama Said on Foreign Policy vs. What He Hopefully Intends to Do
I was encouraged by President Obama’s willingness to address the “Muslim world” as a whole in his inaugural discussion of the need to renounce terrorism and violence and to adopt a more civilized worldview. Despite his clear understanding of the terror networks threatening civilized societies the world over, former president Bush was often reluctant to address the problem of Islamist terror by its name. We | Read More »
“Do As I Say, Not As I Do”: The Motto of Liberals Everywhere (and, Apparently, the Obamadministration)
Only three years into George W. Bush’s eight-year tenure as President of the United States, BDS-afflicted lefties, led by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., were branding Bush an “environmental criminal” who would “go down in history as America’s worst environmental president.” “When the Republican right managed to install George W. Bush as president in 2000 [Auth: Remember, he was Selected Not Elected!], movement leaders once again | Read More »
The “Christian” Bishop and the “Not Especially Christian” Invocation
Again I follow the un-followable Moe Lane Treatment (©?) on an issue (go back and read his final two paragraphs again if you haven’t done so more than once), but there is always more to be said about something like Gene Robinson’s planned invocation at one of this weekend’s pre-inaugural events, and his email announcing how honored he was to be asked to give such | Read More »