I stumbled upon this photo today
of the people gathered in the Mall in Washington DC
to witness the swearing in of President Obama.
Believe me when I tell you
that was the coldest day ever in the history of the world.
Ok, maybe not
but the 13 degrees that day sure felt like it.
My wife and my oldest daughter ventured out that day
to witness history.
As you can see from the picture
the Washington Monument is to our left and about a mile
to our right is the Capitol where the swearing in ceremony was taking place.
So, we didn't actually SEE the swearing in,
but we heard it, thanks to the public address systems that were
set up all over the Mall.
The mood that day was unbelievable.
There is something to be said about being in a place with
a million and a half, two million people who are all very very happy.
words cannot explain it and alcohol or drugs can't replicate it.
Three and a half years later
the mood is different.
Many people forget the dire straights this country was in
when he spent his first night in the White House,
and forget who had the con while the country was headed for disaster.
I was watching a special on TV about 9/11 the other day,
you remember, the day a bunch of crazed lunatics
were allowed to steal a bunch of our planes,
and crash them into a couple thousand of our citizens,
committing mass murder the likes that haven't been seen in our country since
the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Think about how easy it was for that to happen.
This country was dead asleep at the wheel
and the guy in the passenger seat looking at the map
upside down was George Bush.
And then Bush stood on the death heap
at ground zero in a hard hat and a bull horn,
like he was going to do something about.
He did nothing but embarrass our country.
While Bush methodically led our country
toward economic collapse and started a war in Iraq
for made up reasons while breaking the law doing it,
he then let a bunch of punks,
learn to fly in our country so they could then attack our country
with the skills they learned.
I'm tired of hearing all the whining about how Obama has us in this mess.
HE WALKED INTO THIS MESS!
Has Obama done everything right?
Given the state of the game when he arrived,
I'd say he's batting about 300.
On Bush's watch
Bin Laden ran amuck.
It was Obama who took him out,
again cleaning up the mess that was left for him.
As you can tell, I had a bad day.