I caught about 1 hour of MSNBC’s coverage of inauguration, about 5 pm-6 pm. I wish had been live blogging: so much to react to.
- The Trump family is entering the reviewing stand. One commentator (not sure who) says it reminds him of Romanov family. THE ROMANOVS! The projection of wishing the new President overthrown and family violently killed was blinding.,
- Trump behind schedule, should have already been on reviewing stand. “He’s screwing this up”. All the distractions, events, gladhanding . . . and he has to be on time? Mayor DeBlasio of NYC is famously late for all his events, but I doubt he is accused of screwing things up. Pathetic scraping for any criticism.
- On 1st day Trump already signed some executive order re mortgages (I think) that will cost $500 to middle class. Per year? Per month? What was order? How will it cost taxpayers this? And why? Good or bad order? No discussion, just unsupported sniping.
- Finally, Trump’s alleged ‘dark speech’. Religions of Man author (sorry forgot name) notes something like “The current condition of man may be as dark as can be drawn. The question of optimism does not arise until it is discussed whether it can be improved or not”.