While I generally liked Obama's speech, one line at the end of the Stonewall paragraph leapt out at me:

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.

Hmm. Reminded me of one of Eugene V. Debs' great mottos:

"While there is a lower class I am in it, while there is a criminal element I am of it, while there is a soul in prison I am not free."

These words speak to all of the social justice issues Obama wants to work towards solving, but American socialists remain the one group that Obama isn't going to embrace just yet.

Bitter Leftist signing off now. . . .