Was it just me, or you may have noticed it also, that Abe Lincoln is twisting in his seat? Just look at him!
There're clear reasons for Abe to feel uncomfortable. As Judi Mcleod wrote today:
Somewhere out there in the fruited plains of America are 59,934,786 million souls, many of whom must be down on this day of all days: Inauguration Day for a president who will try to turn a proud 232-year-old Democracy into a Socialist State.Counting myself among the 59,934,786, which is just happened to be less than the number the other side amassed. That enabled Mcleod to say "In the cult called Barack Obama, the Messiah has arrived. " See? Abe is twisting again!
Abe said: "You can fool some of the people all of the time, or all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time."
But Abe is wrong! Who needs all of the people all of the time? All it needs is some more people than the 59,934,786 in 2008 and the 232-year Democracy is in limbo. (The saddest thing for us is, of course, that even if he got less than 59,934,786, the country will still probably be in limbo, only may be a smaller one.)
I did hear today that he repeated "to preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the United States" albeit barely audible with absolute no conviction. Anyway, that's good news. Now we can hold him responsible nevertheless.
God bless America!