The Inauguration …Post-Mortum
Several big items came out of the Inauguration that probably aren’t worth mentioning. Other things are.
One of the issues at the top of the news is the Stars Spangled Scam. Beyonce lip-sinc’ed the National Anthem. I feel cheated. In a post Milli Vanilli world, why take the risk? Supposedly the Marine Band didn’t have time to rehearse either. Why? 4 years isn’t enough time?
Michelle Obama’s bangs were the weekend sensation. She just looks cute and sassy. I saw that eye rolling at the discussion between John Boehner and the Prez during lunch at the Capitol. They were making comments about smoking. Michelle did *NOT* approve.
Now down to the serious stuff. The Inaugural Address was packed full of things previously unmentioned in prior inaugural addresses. War, gun regulation, slavery, entitlement programs, immigration issues, climate change to name just a few ideas, were brought up. For the first time ever, gays and lesbians were mentioned as Americans who are entitled to every right every other America is entitled to. In fact, it has been called the most LIBERAL inaugural address ever given.
But is it? Is that really a liberal address? Have we perhaps moved past “unmentionables?” Can we have grown talk about real issues? Can we now accept that gays and lesbians are very much a part of the texture of America? Can we accept that climate change could be our most compelling issue in 50 years or sooner? Might our biggest national crisis be what to do about rising sea level? The President, in his address, stated:
Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms.
How daring! No more pussy-footing around. He addressed denying scientific evidence, raging fires, drought, and ferocious storms all in one breath. I don’t believe the Obama speech was liberal. I believe it was honest and forthright. There were no unmentionables. It was progressive and addressed national problems.
Maybe its time to accept that President Obama won the election and that he is going to deal with the issues he mentioned. It doesn’t sound like he is going to be shy. Will he make mistakes? Sure. He IS human. I do think the man is going to right a few wrongs though.
How did you feel about the Inaugural Address? Was it all for show or was the Prez giving us a glimpse of our national agenda for the next 4 years and longer?