"This is the eighth [inauguration] that I've been to and always there’s been a portion of the speech where [the president says], 'I reach out my hand because we need to work together.' That wasn’t in this speech."
So insisted John McCain, who appears to have conveniently dozed off during the moment when President Obama said the following:
"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."
Among the infotaiment instigators, the response was even more shallow.
Brietbart.com, home of the most wanted instigator James O'Keefe, covered the inauguration with the headline in all-caps: "Second inaugural address: Obama declares war on liberty as we know it".
And of course, an update on crazy rhetoric would not be complete without Wayne LaPierre,
"In his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama quoted the Declaration of Independence and he talked about inalienable rights," LaPierre said during a speech on Tuesday in Reno, NV. "I believe he made a mockery of both."
As a reminder, LaPierre also believes in a "corrupt shadow industry" of violent video games, and also believes every single human being is endowed with bullet time instincts and could leap in to save the day if they only had a gun, just like in many violent video games.
Specifically, LaPierre took offense to Obama's caution that Americans shouldn't "mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate."
"Absolutes do exist," insisted LaPierre. "Words do have specific meaning in language and in law."
"We believe we deserve, and have every right to, the same level of freedom that our government leaders keep for themselves, and the same capabilities and same technologies that criminals use to prey upon us and our families," he continued. "That means we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semi-automatic technology."
Then because that still was not crazy enough for LaPierre, he finished by saying "No government gave them to us and no government can take them away."
As a reminder, the Second Amendment is in the Constitution, and not in the Bible as LaPierre appears to be implying.