“Second inaugurals are always like second weddings. The first time brings excitement, great expectations, in fairy tale settings. The second time, reality sets in.”
— Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation on January 13, 2013. President Obama's second inauguration is a week from today.
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Sue_N
Sue_N

Totally OT, but why can I only sign in on my phone and not my computer? I've tried both Firefox and Safari, and no joy. And Chrome is a total no-go. My poor machine is too ancient for that one.

grape_crush
grape_crush

Of course, when you've been married as many times as Larry King has...

superlogi
superlogi

Obviously, reality has not set in since their is a second inauguration. 

AfGuy
AfGuy

What reality??

The reality that the GOP has NO intention of working with him on pretty much ANYTHING?

I would have thought THAT particular "reality" would have set in about 6 months into his FIRST term.... or less.

sacredh
sacredh

"President Obama's second inauguration is a week from today."

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If the republicans thought that the first term dragged on forever, they haven't seen nothin' yet. I hope Obama gives as many gray hairs as he gets.

sacredh
sacredh

"The second time, reality sets in.”

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Reality has the advantage of being real. As Don Quixotic said "The President doesn't have to worry about reelection". His days of running for office and trying not to provide the right wing with campaign bumper stickers are in the past. Obama can do what the majority of Americans elected him to do and that's to fight for his agenda. This was a clear choice election and the majority of Americans chose Obama and his agenda.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

I would think the second time would be just as jubilant, because now the President doesn't have to worry about reelection and can be as tough as he likes.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@Sue_N 

Have you tried old fashioned Explorer?  I've found Chrome works best for LiveFyre but if that's not an option for you, you may have to switch back to the dreaded big E.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@sacredh 

Palin should feel honored.  It's the closest she'll get to winning anything.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

'Short as Woody Allen, with suspenders.  Do his women simply overlook his looks? 

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Can't wait for Momney to take the oath in the Caymans!

Sue_N
Sue_N

@superlogi There. It's "there." Gah!

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@sacredh 

I always laugh when people try to paint Obama as an anti-oil President because he's hasn't been hooting "drill baby drill!" along with the GOP. 

Sue_N
Sue_N

@AfGuy Yeah, we got that pretty quickly. Hopefully the smartest man in the room now has that tattooed on his consciousness.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@DonQuixotic I would love for him now to get his "angry black man" on. I just don't think he actually has that in him.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@DonQuixotic @Sue_N That just makes my heart hurt.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Baloney.  If she ever got nominated for anything she'd quit.

superlogi
superlogi

@Tero @superlogi Whose nipple are you going to suck when the government's goes dry.  We're all losers, Tero.  The difference between us is that you voted to become one.

superlogi
superlogi

@Sue_N I gave both my editor and my proofreader the day off.  Thanks for filling in.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@DonQuixotic @sacredh What's incredible is that, at least down here in Texas, the oil and gas industry – you know, the people who actually work in oil and gas – are convinced (or at least make a lot of noise shouting) that Obama is killing oil and gas, that drilling is down and we're more dependent on foreign oil than ever. Seriously. Independent operators down here have all but ceased operations because they know, they just know, that Obama is killing their industry. They laid off an astounding number of landmen and field workers during his first administration in the hope that a Repub would win this time. You know, someone more "friendly" to the industry.

You cannot tell these people that drilling has increased under Obama. I know, I've tried. They look at me like I'm speaking Klingon.

AfGuy
AfGuy

Me too, Sue_N... me too.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@nflfoghorn Unless it came with a sash and tiara.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@Arimathean @Sue_N Oh, I know. But if he insists on being an idiot, the least he could do is to use the right words.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@AfGuy Sen. Aqua Buddha should earn y'all a hall of fame mention.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@DonQuixotic @Sue_N We cling to the good old "Thank God for Mississippi" standby. And Arizona.

AfGuy
AfGuy

Can I put in a plug for Kentucky? Don't forget us...

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@Sue_N 

Being from Virginia I can empathize with a stupid legislature.  We do have a saying to help us get through trying times:

"At least we're not Texas".  ;-)

Sue_N
Sue_N

@DonQuixotic @Sue_N @sacredh *sigh* Believe me, I know. We are eyeball-deep on the stupid down here.

And our idiot legislature just convened, so the stupid is about to get worse.

AfGuy
AfGuy

Rahm's very skilled at playing a Third-Way Democrat... he's had LOTS of practice.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

The 'N' word would need to be included.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Closer to reality than I realized....

sacredh
sacredh

Can we get Rahm to play Tarantino?

Sue_N
Sue_N

@sacredh all we need is Tarantino as chief of staff.