Fox News pundit chides Obama for seeking end to Reaganism

Columnist and political analyst Charles Krauthammer, speaking on Fox News, evaluated President Barack Obama's second inaugural address as an "amazing" and "important" one because of the numerous themes of progressivism it raised. Krauthammer called the speech an "ode to big government" and an attempt to put an "end to Reaganism."

"I thought it was an amazing speech, and historically very important,” Krauthammer said on January 21 following Obama's speech on the steps of the Capitol Building.  "This was really Obama unbound. And I think what's most interesting is that Obama basically is declaring the end of Reaganism."

It was in 1981, that in his first inaugural speech, President Ronald Reagan said that government "is the problem" not the solution to America's problems. Krauthammer said that Obama's address was a "rebuke" to Reagan. "This speech today was an ode to big government. It was a hymn to big government," he said. 

Krauthammer noted that the speech focused on typical liberal themes: with climate change, entitlements, and gay rights among them. Krauthammer also noted that the chief executive made little mention of the economy or the federal deficit.  "Obama had zero interest in that, and this was a declaration that his interest is to restore us to the liberal ascendency," Krauthammer said. 



Spero News editor Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. He is also a freelance translator.

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