Are women who disagree with Obama already tuning him out?

Are women who disagree with Obama already tuning him out?

First, it is important to note that whether you agree or disagree with President Obama, today’s inauguration ceremony’s finest moment was the singing of the National Anthem by Beyonce.  Whether lip-synched or not, it was still a wonderful rendition of our nation’s celebratory song.  Beyonce can sing.

If you are among the 96% of readers who took our poll and indicated you were not planning to watch the Inauguration, you’re in good company.  The question at hand is this -

Are women who disagree with Obama already tuning him out?

We started www.thoughtfulwomen.org a little over six months ago as a new media website “to challenge the status quo and the idea that the media and government bureaucrats know what’s best for us in our daily lives.”

We have enjoyed connecting with women all over the country, offering political commentary and stories on topics women care about.  Whether you are a working woman, stay-at-home mom, retired grandma or just starting out, we have done our best to offer you the opportunity to connect, engage and be inspired by women from all walks of life.

I have to say that I was a bit startled when I saw the early results of the poll today on our website which asked one simple question:

Will you be watching President Barack Obama’s second inaugural address?

We offered our readers several different options on whether they would observe the President taking his oath of office on television, viewing it on the Internet, listening on radio, or in person on the U.S. Capitol mall.

Of the 845 people who took the poll, 96% said that they had no plans to watch the President at all as he took the oath of office.

Not one reader indicated that she would be there personally at the Capitol Mall to observe the event.

As the mainstream media continues to talk of the historic nature of the Obama presidency, 96% of our readers weren’t at all interested in hearing what the leader of the free world has to say.

That was startling to me.  Startling because it demonstrates the continued division in our country – and more to the point – a continued lack of trust in our leader by those who prefer less government intervention in their daily lives.

Obama’s approval going into today was 52% – only 1% more than the popular vote percentage of folks who voted for him for President.  He has done little in the last 75 days to change America’s point of view.

The official White House transcript of the President’s second inaugural speech is here.  Much of it is very eloquent, as one would expect from a President who is a great communicator.

Some, however, outlines the exact Obama agenda, as stated in this passage:

“That is our generation’s task — to make these words, these rights, these values of life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness real for every American.  Being true to our founding documents does not require us to agree on every contour of life. It does not mean we all define liberty in exactly the same way or follow the same precise path to happiness.  Progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debates about the role of government for all time, but it does require us to act in our time.”

Key in on the last sentence – settling centuries-long debates about the role of government and acting “in our time”.

Some pundits are saying the the President was further reinforcing his plan to reverse the Reagan Revolution.  One of them was Charles Krauthammer.

Remember when “our best days were yet to come” or when President Clinton said that “the era of big government is over” in his 1996 inaugural speech?  Yes, it was President Clinton who said that.  Why?  Because he wanted to unite the country and work with people who disagreed with him to solve problems.

You can judge Obama’s words and actions on your own in weeks and months ahead. It would appear obvious to this writer that he will continue the road to more dependency on government, regardless of whether he has support for that agenda or not.

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  • soldiermom11

    I did not watch it. I can’t get away from it though since all media is covering it. I guess the picture that is sticking in my mind is the picture of him chewing a big wad of gum (chomp! chomp!) as if he has no reverence for the highest office. Class has left the building!

    He also used the words “collective action” and we all know what that means. May I remind you that “A government big enough to give everything you want is also big enough to take everything you have.”-Ronald Reagan

    • http://www.facebook.com/brusco.suzieq Susan Brusco

      It was Abraham Lincoln who said that but I agree it bares repeating. I agree I would not go to his inauguration under any circumstances.

  • grrr really

    You get away from it by letting you children play video games I missed the whole thing Yeah me

  • http://www.facebook.com/revbecky Becky Reber

    I did not watch it and you could not have paid me enough to watch it I cannot stand that man he is destroying our great nation

  • Suprchief

    Wasn’t inclined to cause illness by watching a sham (Constitutionally-mandated oath was taken on SUNDAY). Besides, why would I want to know what his speech-writer has lied about, again?

  • http://www.facebook.com/brusco.suzieq Susan Brusco

    Beyonce did a great job on the Nation Anthem. In fact, I think it the best since Mehalia Jackson sang it so very many years ago.

    • http://www.facebook.com/carol.grossi.9 Carol Grossi

      Whitney Houston still the number one.

  • usluv

    Can only speak for myself…and yes. I have tuned him out completely. Every time he opens his mouth he lies. And his lies are hurting everyone and everything I love….including my country. Not to mention all those that have fought for our freedom and now this fraud is trying his best to usurp it.

    • binky354

      I couldn’t have said it better. I tune him out and change the channel whenever he happens to be played and replayed on the news.

  • Gmom

    I am 74 yrs. and this is the first inauguration that has been televised that I didn’t watch. The hypocrisy is so blatant that I chose to stay quiet and meditative and in prayer for our great Republic and it’s leaders. They need divine intervention.

  • Patriot II

    Thanks, but no thanks! Did not watch and have not watched all day. Proud of myself and am not stressed out from his lies. He did not earn or deserve my watching.

  • dkhiggin

    Did you ever notice the funny feeling you get at the back of your mouth when you see a snake? That is the same feeling I get now when I hear Obama speak. He has no interest whatsoever in working with anyone who disagrees with him and he is destroying this country. He is the most divisive president ever, and he revels in it. Someone referred to liberalism as a cancer, and that is exactly how I feel about Obama — he is a malignant tumor on this nation.

  • Enid

    I wonder if this happened in Germany in the ’30′s? If people who could see the threat of Hitler but were helpless to change this avoided it altogether. I wonder.

    • http://www.facebook.com/gagec.cynthia Cynthia Gage

      You don’t want to know.

  • ozarkat

    I did not watch the Obama circus Sunday, Monday or any other time someone chooses to broadcast it over the airwaves. I do not believe he has our country’s best interests in mind. And I certainly don’t want to hear about any more of Moochelle’s vacations with her huge entourage of friends, when so many people can’t even afford a trip to a local theme park with the kids.

    And as for this article stating– “The official White House transcript of the President’s second inaugural speech is ‘here’. Much of it is very eloquent, as one would expect from a President who is a great communicator.

    I sure the president had his speech writers come up with that eloquent speech, I doubt much if any was his own words.

  • Ouch, my ears!

    I feel cheated!!!! I thought the video was of the Star Spangled Banner but it was Beyonce singing something else!

  • http://www.facebook.com/babette.aben.cohen Elizabeth Cohen

    I will never listen to him speak for any reason whatsoever. Every time he opens his beak a lie comes out of it. I am tired of a lying scumbag for president.

  • Unicornsherry

    If I NEVER hear another pop star oversinging the Star Spangled Banner (or any other song) it will be too soon! Just keep running up and down those scales…eventually you will hit the right note, or maybe not! And, no, I am definitely no interested in hearing obama’s continued lies.

  • http://www.facebook.com/judy.grow Judy Kaman Grow

    There is nothing wrong with the Anthem as written. Why must all these people turn it into pop music a vehicle to enhance their next pop CD? Sure she has a loud, strong voice, Done. And no, I wouldn’t listen to any of today’s goings on. Listened to Mike Francessa instead, and Xm Symphony.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeannette.ellis2 Jeannette Ellis

    I didn’t watch it. I’m so tired of the Government and Obama telling me how to live my life and raising my taxes even though I don’t make even 20 thousand a year, yes I said 20,000.00 dollars a year. Do I ask for handouts from the Government … NO I SURE DON’T. I make it on the amount that I work my hands to the bones to get!! I am sick of this gimmie/freebie society that they are so carefully nurturing! My kids were raised to work for a living and not to expect it to just be handed to them. My grandfather always told me … a job worth doing was always worth doing right the first time. You don’t see that in today’s society. To many of our youth were given things and not made to work hard for them. This is a very sad day and I sit in disgust from the way our Government seems to think that we can no longer work or think for ourselves. The day you stop learning is the day you become UNEDUCATED!!! Wake up America, soon, because if you don’t then you will not recognize the awesome UNITED STATES that you use to know and you might not like what you see. United States Air Force Veteran and proud of it!!

  • Scorpio359

    I cannot stand Obama. He is arrogant, narcisstic, and is destroying our beloved country by dividing the people. He has created class warfare and is not interested in the economy but his own selfish interests. He is making people dependent on the government instead of themselves. You could not pay me enough to watch him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/melissa.georgeff Melissa Georgeff

    The cult of personality that surrounds this president is shameful. Sure, if you’re going to spend 8 years with someone you want them to be likeable, that that can’t be their only qualification. Going forward, why not just elect our presidents American Idol-style?: they can “perform” for us on live TV and then we get to vote. Would save a lot of money and hard work.

  • Alisa Middleton

    Did not watch the inaugration, watched a movie instead. I watched some reruns of NCIS again!. I had a good day, I am not letting that man ruined my days. He is a very sad, sad little man, who thinks he is King.

  • http://www.facebook.com/62jazzmaster Randy Mitchell

    Anyone can sound great singing the national anthem when it’s recorded in a studio…with pitch correction, parametric equalization and other studio trick, Roseanne Barr could have sounded good…Beyonce lip-synched the entire performance…typical deception from an Obama supporter…

  • http://www.facebook.com/gagec.cynthia Cynthia Gage

    Do any of you know that he is giving some of our best developable lands and Energy to China in exchange for them continuing to lend us money. That he has UN troops here in this country to take us down if we refuse to hand over our arms when that time comes? Evil doesn’t even begin to describe this despot and the Communist/Marxist revolution that he plans for us. We no longer are the USA we have become remade in Obama’s image which makes us the United Socialist States of Amerika. God help us all…..

  • ro

    The writer of this article writes:
    “today’s inauguration ceremony’s finest moment was the singing of the National Anthem by Beyonce. Whether lip-synched or not,”. First, it was lip synced. She was not singing. This is a fact, not an “or not”. She may be able to sing but this performance was as phony as the person she was “singing’ it for.