What Conservatives and Liberals Are Saying About Obama’s Second Inaugural Address As It Unfolds

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Jan. 21 2013 10:00 AM

The Instant Spin Room

What conservatives and liberals are saying about Barack Obama’s second inaugural address as it unfolds.

In the age of Twitter, we no longer have to wait to see how partisans and pundits will receive big speeches like today’s second inaugural address by President Obama—now we can witness the spinning, reporting, and commentary in real time.

Below are the live Tweets of 20 liberal pundits and politicos on the left-hand side of the screen and 20 conservative pundits and politicos on the right-hand side of the screen. You can see what both sides are saying about Obama’s inauguration speech—what it means for the president’s legacy and its short-term political impact—as he delivers it. Welcome to Tweet alley!

Chris Kirk is Slate's interactives editor. Follow him on Twitter.

Jeremy Stahl is a Slate senior editor. You can follow him on Twitter.

 

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