I am going to be upfront at the start of this post. I am not a registered Republican. I am not a registered Independent. I am a registered Democrat. I have, only once in my voting life, voted for a Democrat for president of the United States. I do not look at party affiliation when voting but at stance on issues.
Yes, I have a son – one who is somehow a diehard conservative, particularly in terms of fiscal policy – who is in Washington, DC today for the inauguration. He and approximately 70 people from his school – students and teachers – went down yesterday to experience the inauguration.
I don’t get it. Yes, I have CNN on in the background. Yes, I am buying into the “watching history” aspect of the inauguration. That is where it stops. I am appalled at the money – even though it is largely donated monies – being spent on this event. I am appalled at the coverage of this inauguration over others in the past that I recall. I am just appalled that, in a country that is going down fast, anyone – including a soon-to-be new president – could think that this type of a show is a good idea. The only good point about this inauguration is that it pumps cash into the economy quickly as opposed the almost 1trillion dollar economic stimulus plan that Obama is pushing.