What does Obama mean in this statement in his inaugural speech?

"Those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist."

What does this mean?????????????????????????

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    it means he double talked himself into a corner.

  • 1 decade ago

    It means that those people who had power and were corrupt can change and that the American people will welcome their change. history will no remember them favorably and those people know this in their hearts and if they open up "unclench your fist' then america will take their hand and forgive them of their past deeds.

    Well that is what i think it means.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    He's talking to all those who hate for the sake of hating! Including Republicans! Show some love and you'll get some in return. Keep hating and you will slowly fade away in your own self-hatred!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i cold see why that wouldn make sense but the only reason it doesnt is because he said it!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It means bend over, grab your ankles, and take it.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It means if you do it my way I won't be mean to you.

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