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Friday, January 20, 2017

The event

A couple of quick notes on the inauguration, and the speeches that were made. Let's just say that I was not surprised by any of it.

Chuck Schumer managed to give a speech where he did not acknowledge the new President in any way at all. No congratulations, no looking forward to working with you, no mention of Donald Trump at all.

Trump gave a speech (which I suspect was about 60% as long as Obama's speech from eight years ago) that I am sure will be soundly attacked by the political class for not doing enough to praise former President Obama, and not "reaching out" enough to those who do not call themselves supporters. As one person noted, if you live in California, New York, or D.C. your hair probably started on fire. On the flip side, if you live in the heartland, you probably loved the speech. Since most of your pundits live in California, New York, and D.C. I am guessing they won't like it.

Personally I liked the fact that it was short and to the point. There is no pussy footing around where Trump stands on the issues, and there will be no sucking up to the political class. Not during the campaign, not during the inauguration speech, and not likely during his Presidency.

For those suffering from TDS, this was just a speech. You were not expected to like it. Get over it.

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