Obama Address Word Cloud: "America People Must Believe"

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We thought it useful to succinctly summarize the words that have been spewed forth from The Capitol today (and in the past). There is plenty to consider; from Reagan's "freedom" and "government" to Schumer's unfortunate random use of the words: "America", "Today", "Finished", "People" and finally Obama's somewhat ironic punchline that "we have never relinquished our skepticism of central authority, nor have we succumbed to the fiction that all society’s ills can be cured through government alone. Our celebration of initiative and enterprise; our insistence on hard work and personal responsibility, are constants in our character." Maybe the invisible hand of wordclouds was right when it suggested from today's 2,078 word address that "America Must Believe."


Reagan 1981: - 'believe', 'freedom', and 'government'


Schumer 2013: - 'America', 'Today', 'Finished', 'People'


Obama 2013: "America People Must Believe"


Full Obama 20913 Address:

Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery
Inaugural Address
Monday, January 21, 2013
Washington, DC

As Prepared for Delivery –

Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens:

Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the promise of our democracy. We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Today we continue a never-ending journey, to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time. For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing; that while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by His people here on Earth. The patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the privileges of a few or the rule of a mob. They gave to us a Republic, a government of, and by, and for the people, entrusting each generation to keep safe our founding creed.

For more than two hundred years, we have.

Through blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword, we learned that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half-slave and half-free. We made ourselves anew, and vowed to move forward together.

Together, we determined that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed travel and commerce; schools and colleges to train our workers.

Together, we discovered that a free market only thrives when there are rules to ensure competition and fair play.

Together, we resolved that a great nation must care for the vulnerable, and protect its people from life’s worst hazards and misfortune.

Through it all, we have never relinquished our skepticism of central authority, nor have we succumbed to the fiction that all society’s ills can be cured through government alone. Our celebration of initiative and enterprise; our insistence on hard work and personal responsibility, are constants in our character.

But we have always understood that when times change, so must we; that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges; that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action. For the American people can no more meet the demands of today’s world by acting alone than American soldiers could have met the forces of fascism or communism with muskets and militias. No single person can train all the math and science teachers we’ll need to equip our children for the future, or build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores. Now, more than ever, we must do these things together, as one nation, and one people.

This generation of Americans has been tested by crises that steeled our resolve and proved our resilience. A decade of war is now ending. An economic recovery has begun. America’s possibilities are limitless, for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands: youth and drive; diversity and openness; an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it – so long as we seize it together.

For we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. We believe that America’s prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. We know that America thrives when every person can find independence and pride in their work; when the wages of honest labor liberate families from the brink of hardship. We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else, because she is an American, she is free, and she is equal, not just in the eyes of God but also in our own.

We understand that outworn programs are inadequate to the needs of our time. We must harness new ideas and technology to remake our government, revamp our tax code, reform our schools, and empower our citizens with the skills they need to work harder, learn more, and reach higher. But while the means will change, our purpose endures: a nation that rewards the effort and determination of every single American. That is what this moment requires. That is what will give real meaning to our creed.

We, the people, still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity. We must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit. But we reject the belief that America must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. For we remember the lessons of our past, when twilight years were spent in poverty, and parents of a child with a disability had nowhere to turn. We do not believe that in this country, freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few. We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us, at any time, may face a job loss, or a sudden illness, or a home swept away in a terrible storm. The commitments we make to each other – through Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security – these things do not sap our initiative; they strengthen us. They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.

We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms. The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. But America cannot resist this transition; we must lead it. We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries – we must claim its promise. That is how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure – our forests and waterways; our croplands and snowcapped peaks. That is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by God. That’s what will lend meaning to the creed our fathers once declared.

We, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war. Our brave men and women in uniform, tempered by the flames of battle, are unmatched in skill and courage. Our citizens, seared by the memory of those we have lost, know too well the price that is paid for liberty. The knowledge of their sacrifice will keep us forever vigilant against those who would do us harm. But we are also heirs to those who won the peace and not just the war, who turned sworn enemies into the surest of friends, and we must carry those lessons into this time as well.

We will defend our people and uphold our values through strength of arms and rule of law. We will show the courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peacefully – not because we are naïve about the dangers we face, but because engagement can more durably lift suspicion and fear. America will remain the anchor of strong alliances in every corner of the globe; and we will renew those institutions that extend our capacity to manage crisis abroad, for no one has a greater stake in a peaceful world than its most powerful nation. We will support democracy from Asia to Africa; from the Americas to the Middle East, because our interests and our conscience compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom. And we must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the marginalized, the victims of prejudice – not out of mere charity, but because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes: tolerance and opportunity; human dignity and justice.

We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone; to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth.

It is now our generation’s task to carry on what those pioneers began. For our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law – for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote. Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity; until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country. Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm.

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 will 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.

For now decisions are upon us, and we cannot afford delay. We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate. We must act, knowing that our work will be imperfect. We must act, knowing that today’s victories will be only partial, and that it will be up to those who stand here in four years, and forty years, and four hundred years hence to advance the timeless spirit once conferred to us in a spare Philadelphia hall.

My fellow Americans, the oath I have sworn before you today, like the one recited by others who serve in this Capitol, was an oath to God and country, not party or faction – and we must faithfully execute that pledge during the duration of our service. But the words I spoke today are not so different from the oath that is taken each time a soldier signs up for duty, or an immigrant realizes her dream. My oath is not so different from the pledge we all make to the flag that waves above and that fills our hearts with pride.

They are the words of citizens, and they represent our greatest hope.

You and I, as citizens, have the power to set this country’s course.

You and I, as citizens, have the obligation to shape the debates of our time – not only with the votes we cast, but with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideals.

Let each of us now embrace, with solemn duty and awesome joy, what is our lasting birthright. With common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history, and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom.

Thank you, God Bless you, and may He forever bless these United States of America.


Source: Wordle

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Banksters's picture

I think I see Chris Matthews dry humping Obama's leg.

Death and Gravity's picture

Funny, I read the worldcloud as "AMERICANS MUST BELIEVE (in) WORLD GOVERNMENT".

And I'm not normally that kind of guy.

Fedaykinx's picture

is this the part where we clap really loud to bring tinkerbell back to life?

TruthInSunshine's picture



"If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever."

-- George Orwell

The They's picture

we have "an endless capacity for risk"


our country is going to hell...

Manthong's picture

Faith in Government?

Faith in the Fed?

Faith in YOU?…

yo mama.


she WAS a communist.

ExpendableOne's picture

Mama was a CIA asset.  Forward to Africa! 

TruthInSunshine's picture

Obama's 1st Draft of Inaugural Speech that was 86'ed by the teleprompter, for those who are curious:


The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.

krispkritter's picture

NYT headline; "Obama Sets Goal to Broaden Equality". Oh yeah, can't wait until we're all equal; with him, Dimon, and Corzine, etc. but without all that 'like a criminal' baggage stuff. Actually I'd probably be 'rich' if I didn't have to pay the penalties those morality-free parasites avoid by blowing each other and avoiding things like laws, jailtime, and taxes...

TruthInSunshine's picture

New York Times headline:  "During Inaugural Speech, Obama Transforms Water Into Wine, Bitchez."

vato poco's picture

Naw, Luigi Jane or Stanley Ann (or whatever the hell her freak name was) was just a low-self-esteem whore with serious Daddy issues. Like the Kardashian bitches, only uglier.

All Risk No Reward's picture

Oh, I don't need faith in the people running the fraudulent debt based monetary system (the Debt Star) are out to hurt humanity badly...  I know it.

Debt Money Tyranny


Debt based money is a fraudulent artifical constraint put on society to covertly loot it.

And you, Obama, are the front man for these criminals.

I know you know this, but this is for the people who don't "get it" yet.

mt paul's picture

we " your masters " lie...

you " the peasants "

must believe us...

Goldilocks's picture

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States, and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

where, execute = FUBAR /?/

Zer0head's picture

LA LA ‏@lala

And there u have it!! @Beyonce put the exclamation point on this inauguration!

Karl von Bahnhof's picture

I see " America must make believe".

But of course I am not native speaker.

Manthong's picture

Si se estudia la lengua española, que también podría ser un hablante nativo de los Estados Unidos y puede utilizar las papeletas de voto en las elecciones aquí (después de obtener la licencia de conducir al mostrar una factura de servicios públicos y registrarse en la oficina del estado).

disabledvet's picture

"con mucho gusto." other than that...excellente.

Snakeeyes's picture

Trust Central government and Obama? Not after his terrible economic record!


FinalCollapse's picture

C'mon- the stock market is double from the bottom, soon to be triple and then off to the moon. This solves all problems /sarc. 

Money velocity - this so '90s. 

disabledvet's picture

I agree with this (for what it's worth.) "We really want the 90's REALLY bad.) but reality is we have a Clash of Civilizations is it not? Whereas in the 90's we had "Rangers and Mogadishu." And that was about it. I listened today because of this back drop. I know it's unpopular but I thought the rhetoric was really, really, really good. Understanding that rhetoric isn't popular either I'm not sure at this point what more to expect...other than "bad rhetoric."

Colonel Klink's picture

Yep, Obammers MUST FUCK OFF!

Treasonist corporate blowjob artist.  The Constitutional lawyer who doesn't honor the Constitution and had broken his sworn oath on occasions too numerous to count.

francis_sawyer's picture

I don't know about anyone else, but the juxtaposition of Obama's Inauguration/Coronation (on "King" Day), is a bit frightening...

Racer's picture

For one thing it desecrates the memory of MLK

TruthInSunshine's picture

MLK, Jr.'s economic philosophy was much closer to free market capitalism than Obama's, on a relative scale.

All Risk No Reward's picture

MLK was a very smart guy.  For those that haven't done it, read his entire speeches.  He was for the Constitution and claimed Constitutional rights for all people - including black people.

MLK would cry his eyes dry at all the people who are so ignorant that they think MLK would be happy Obama was elected "because he is black."

No, no, no.

Content of character is what mattered to MLK.

I think he would have worked through his government oppresses us / government should help us cognitive dissonance in due time.

They had to murder him and besmirch his character for a reason.

Miss Expectations's picture

Resulting in the sought after tingle down his own leg.

mkhs's picture

Tingle!  All this time, I thought Chris Matthews said tinkle down his leg.  silly me.

Dingleberry's picture

"Hope n' change" evolved to "we must believe"?

digitlman's picture

God hates the US as it stands now.  I don't blame him.

digitlman's picture

My mind is fine.  This is what we call a "joke".  Look it up on Google.

kridkrid's picture

Sorry. Read it literally.

BLOTTO's picture

Why aren't these words in the cloud:








Love of Money,






'Under Capitalism, man exploits man, while under Communism its the other way around'

-Old Russian Joke


JR's picture

With Obama’s inauguration America has turned the corner: DOWN!

Go Tribe's picture

And where are these words from his speech:


Ass raped

Blood funnel

I want your money

I want your kids' money

I'm a tool

Bastiat's picture


Vampire Squid

Regulatory Capture

Systemic Fraud

Sanctioned Racketeering



IamtheREALmario's picture

Yes, the people have not yet perceived that there has been a concerted propaganda campaign spanning many years to make not only the USA Constitution, but also the Ten Commandments anathema.

I wonder if it was the same with Sodom and Gomorah?!? Create the problem and then create the "ultimate solution". If the problem had not been created in the first place then the solution would not have been necessary. Who's to blame? In modern day Amerika I blame the so called leaders. Maybe in today's world all we need is a purge of all of those who have created and propagandized the problem.

zerozulu's picture

"God bless America" honestly!

nope-1004's picture

I read it as:  America must buy my lies so I can keep expropriating this country through unconstitutional means.  Just don't fucking ast (sic) me to explain, orite?


Assetman's picture

Here's your interpretation:

My teleprompter believes in liberty and the humble role of a limited government.

My administration beleives in statism and the rampant abuse of the Constitiution.

One shouldn't even try to reconcile to the two... just follow the latter.

DosZap's picture

Lies, more lies, and DAMNED lies.

Unlike Clinton(who was a pathalogical liar and was clueless,he lied so often he believed himself to be truthful) ObaMao is the same except he knows exactly what he's doing.

ultraticum's picture

The "Obama is intelligent" or some such drivel is so last term . . . but still makes me want to wretch. 


Doesn't anybody else think he's a complete ass-hat retard?  Is there really no correlation between totally moronic philosophy/policy and the moron who espouses such?

All Risk No Reward's picture

He's no moron.  He's a front man for the international banking cartel that is out to destroy America and the rest of the world in order to control it.

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. The one aim of these financiers is world control by the creation of inextinguishable debt.”
~Henry Ford

He's a piece in the highest implementation of Art of War the world has ever seen and he plays it well.

It has no effect on me.  But that doesn't mean he doesn't have others completely mesmerized.

How many Democrats are in the street protesting Obama outspending Bush on wars?

Obama wasn't the lesser of two evils, he is the more effective of two evils.

He's a very effective minion in the way that he's being used.

bankonthebust's picture

I wish I was that good at talking without saying anything.