This morning I read about an inaugural parade that will be taking place to compete with Mr. Trump’s parade. There is an expanding list of “celebrities” who will be joining in on the fun, (no doubt with plenty of press coverage.)
Full disclosure, I have never watched any inaugural parade either in person or on TV, and I won’t be this year either; I’ve got way too much painting to do.
Full disclosure again, readers of this blog know my ambivalent feelings about Trump.
But come on now..let’s all grow up here. This stunt (among many) isn’t only stupid, but it’s feeding this very corrosive idea that those who didn’t vote for this man can create a parallel reality for our country; think I’m joking?
President Obama has stated that he wants to stay in Washington in order to ensure that his legislation and legacy are protected and to organize the Democratic opposition. Usually former presidents stand at the door of Air Force One, wave farewell and fly off into the sunset.. but I guess the alternate reality crowd needs a leader, and Barack has accepted this shadow-president position. I’m not even sure he will have the proper credentials to enter the private spaces of certain federal buildings anymore, but you can be sure he will have plenty of guest passes provided to him by legislators who similarly won’t accept reality.
This is some crazy stuff.
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