Donald Trump is President of the United States.
I have written before about my reluctant vote for him and subsequent approval of his appointments.
I guess I shouldn't be surprised that he appears to have meant what he said all through the campaign and then during the post-election period.
He has barged into the lions' den and informed the lions that they are being evicted, he, having already evicted both of America's political dynasties.
"Today's ceremony, however, has very special meaning. Because today we
are not merely transferring power from one Administration to another,
or from one party to another – but we are transferring power from
Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American People.
For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.
Washington flourished – but the people did not share in its wealth.
Politicians prospered – but the jobs left, and the factories closed.
The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country.
victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been
your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation’s Capital, there
was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.
That all changes – starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you.
It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America.
This is your day. This is your celebration.
And this, the United States of America, is your country.
What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people."
I did not expect anything so aggressive. Obama looked as though he was trying not to throw up when congratulating Mr. Trump after the speech. Everything in the speech was a complete repudiation of him and his policies. Bill Clinton looked furious.
I thought it particularly comical when the camera showed Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell smiling, clapping and nodding vigorously. They appear not to understand that they are part of the problem and will either acquiesce to the new regime or be driven from office.
The pitchforks have been delivered, let the stable cleaning begin.