Change has come to America... finally!
Not everyone is happy, though (Quick somebody call a waaaaaahhhmbulance!):
Many sensible centrists and conservatives – even among those who did not vote for Obama – have expressed a willingness to give Obama the benefit of the doubt. They say, for the sake of the country, that they hope that Obama will make a good President. It’s a natural enough sentiment, I guess; people like for the trains to run on time. I will agree with it in this one respect: I hope that he keeps the country safe from a terrorist attack.
Beyond that, however, I hope that Barack Obama is a failure as a President.
Before you recoil in horror that I could express such a sentiment, allow me to remind you what the pleasant face and smooth rhetoric hide in the case of Barack Obama: they hide a morally depraved and crooked man. A man who, in the midst of a discussion about infants left to die without medical care on an operating table, blithely explained that he was more concerned about the grisly prospect of one abortion doctor second-guessing another abortion doctor (presumably Obama supported eliminating medical malpractice suits in Illinois, and such support was tragically lost to posterity). A man who used his position of authority in the Senate to funnel money forcibly extricated from taxpayers to his wife’s employer, and interests friendly to his Presidential campaign bundlers. A man who has gotten to his position of power by climbing the greasiest and dirtiest ladder in all of politics.
The Wall Street Journal invited Bill Ayers to write a commentary on the Obama innauguration, presumably to remind us all that the terrorists won.
John Roberts flubs his lines:
And the Right-wing nutcases start wondering whether this means that Obama isn't president after all:
Ashton Kutcher showed up to the festivities with some tramp half his age (Huffington Post):
Joseph Lowery delivers the best speech of the inauguration, his trembling voice seemed to encompass and echo the 400 years of African American hopes, aspirations, disappointments, sadness and joy that finally led to this moment in time:
At times it seemed like a wedding more so than a political event:
And America has a new First Family: