In his inauguration speech yesterday, President Obama declared, “On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.” Apparently, however, Obama’s speech led to one more “petty grievance.” Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl told Arizona radio station KTAR that he thought Obama’s speech was “low-brow”:
“His speech was not high-brow, it was more low-brow and a bit surprising in that regard,” said the Senate Minority Whip. […]
He took exception to Obama’s call for “an end to petty grievances” and a political truce in Washington.
“If the idea is we have to avoid controversy by getting in line behind his proposals, that’s not patriotism,” Kyl said. “If he is asking that everybody agree with him and thereby have a truce, that’s not going to work.”