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12 Ways Obama Smacked Down the Tea Party and the Right in Inauguration Speech

Reclaiming the language of patriotism, Obama then threw it back in the faces of right-wing Republicans to advance a liberal agenda.

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Time to start shouting.

* This article originally misstated Julian Bond's assertion about the states Romney won and the old Confederacy. Mr. Bond did not say that all of Romney's votes came from the states of the old Confederacy; he noted that Romney won nine of the 11 states of the old Confederacy. We regret the error.

Adele M. Stan is a journalist based in Washington, D.C., who specializes in covering the intersection of religion and politics. She is RH Reality Check's senior Washington correspondent.

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