The day is finally here. Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. I confess I never thought to see this day.
Now that I’ve seen how the left has behaved since Trump won I’m sorry I didn’t vote for him. I didn’t think he would be better than Hillary. I was wrong.
Seeing the reactions to Hillary’s loss only makes me wonder how horrible they would have been in victory. We’ve seen before they are very sore winners.
Does that mean I like or respect the man? Hell no. But my liking or respect isn’t necessary for him to take office. After all, that never stopped Obama.
Time to stop mourning the might-have-beens and hope this man, this imperfect and deeply flawed man will somehow do at least some of the things that need to be done to keep our great nation safe. Perhaps he will even undo some of the damage Obama has done. I pray that will happen.
I do like some of the people he was chosen for his Cabinet. I like Sessions, DeVos, Pruitt and Mattis very much. I think Nikki Haley will be great as Ambassador to the United Nations. There isn’t a chance in hell that Hillary would have selected such people. So I admit I was wrong. I now believe that Hillary would have been far worse.
Now we just wait and see if he follows through on any of his campaign promises. You know the media will attack him and drag every word he has ever said into the light of day – every day. Since I don’t care or believe what the media says that won’t affect me. Nor I suspect much of America. Media doesn’t care much if Democrats keep campaign promises so their hypocrisy is only more of the same.
The NYT’s hit piece on Rich Perry, Trump’s choice for Secretary of energy proves how little the liars and mountebanks at that once great newspaper care about news. Get that? Journalists had to apologize for using the bogus NYTs story. That should be deeply embarrassing for the NYT and should send the few readers they still have left to the exit.
I did like the celebration last night very much. The singing of the Battle Hymn of the Republic and the fireworks were impressive and fun.
Lee Greenwood singing God Bless the USA always gives me a chill. It’s wonderful. If Hollywood refuses to participate it seems Nashville is more than willing to step into the gap, into Patriotism instead of rap and into participation in a peaceful transition.
Today I thought I would show this day and the Inauguration from the perspective of some cartoonists. Some are not cartoonists I usually read or post but I thought their POV, if valid, was worth posting today. Full disclosure, I don’t like or respect most of the liberal cartoonists.
Then, as the day progresses we can comment on events as they happen.
Dana Summers looks at the whiners, moaners, snowflakes and just plain sore losers. But kindly. Dana is always spot on but not mean-spirited.
Mike Lester’s cartoon invokes the memory of the detestable hypocrisy of that Kaepernick football player jerk.
Obama has done what he can to make trouble for Trump. In effect, he took a knee on his duty as president of the United States. Nothing new in that.
Here’s Steve Breen’s take on the Democrats. He’s from the San Diego Tribune, deep in the heart of uber liberal California so this represents a cartoon with courage I would think. It’s also funny. I think.
A bit of information that many Americans, I would suggest nearly all Democrats and a large number of Republicans don’t know.
Lisa Benson focused on those who intend to disrupt the Inauguration as much as possible. I am a firm believer in dissent. I am a firm believer that people have a perfect right to protest. What I don’t understand is protesting an inauguration. Is it to protest that the person you wanted didn’t win? Is it just me or isn’t that childish?
Here’s Bob Gorrell trying to be hopeful about Trump… Gorrell very much NOT a Trump fan.
Henry Payne shows Trump taking the oath of office in typical Trump fashion. I confess, unpresidential though it may be, I love it every time Trump calls Schumer a clown. Sorry about that.
A. F. Branco, who has been on the Trump train for some time sees Trump destroying Obama’s pen and phone tyranny. I hope Branco is right. But even when I don’t think he is I confess I love his brilliant and creative cartoons.
Rob Rogers expresses how liberals, and the diehard #NeverTrumper holdouts see things. I don’t usually like Rob Rogers POV or his cartoons but this one seemed right for today.
There are tons of cartoons with Trump taking the oath with tiny hands or with Putin either administering the oath or standing beside Trump. I didn’t bother with them. Not very clever or creative IMO. As you can see by the cartoonists I’ve included – it can be done much better.
You can’t argue with Bruce Plant’s, from the Tulsa World’s perspective.
Adam Zyglis, of the Buffalo News, loathes all things Conservative so this cartoon from him isn’t at all surprising. It is however both clever and creative so I included it.
Let us all be hopeful at least for this one day.
Trump hasn’t, as of yet, done much other than pick his cabinet and tweet his little heart out.
I am willing to cheer when he does good things and complain when he does bad things. I was perfectly willing to do the same for Obama but I’m still waiting for a good thing.