Yes, I watched and heard the President give his inaugeral address. It was good--and inspiring. But....
I just don't have any faith in the probability of his goals becoming a reality. Normally, I'm fairly optimistic. Not now.
Gun control? Doubtful. Global warming halted? No way. Immigration reform? Ha. Education improved? We'll see. Political parties compatable and compromising? Big joke.
Call me a cynic. I just don't see them (and much more) happening. At least, I'm not holding my breath. For most of my life I've fought for change and progress. I've tried to "do my part". However, I'm tired of the rhetoric, the bickering, the stupidity, the "red neck" atmosphere, etc. of our society--its people and government. The fight is out of me.
I'm not proud that I'm sticking my head in the sand, but for my own sanity and blood pressure, I'm "on sabbatical", on the sidelines. I'll just watch the proceedings with a wait and see attitude. No sense in getting my drawers in a bind. Life is short. Enjoy.