As I watched the Welcome Concert yesterday I was overcome with emotion. It felt as if we’d been imprisoned behind great gray walls for 8 long years and today is the day of our liberation. The heavy doors will open and we will once again walk into the sunshine and breathe the intoxicating air of freedom. As the left likened Obama as their messiah so, it seems, Donald Trump has come to be our Moses, leading us to a promised land of renewed vitality.
I have never been much for pomp and circumstance, but found myself getting teary-eyed and my throat tightened listening to Sam Moore singing ‘America the Beautiful,’ to Lee Greenwood singing ‘God Bless the USA,’ to Toby Keith singing ‘Courtesy of the Red White and Blue.’
Keith was the biggest name act, even though he performed for both George W. Bush and Barack Obama previously. To many on the left it was the only time they ever saw him perform. They generally eschew country music, since it’s what a lot of Trump voters listen to. You know, those bitter clingers with the Bibles and the gun racks, country-ass hillfolk who inbreed?
There were no names like Streisand or McCartney, no Elton John or Springsteen.
If there was one disappointment, it would have to be that Trump’s speech sounded like he was still campaigning. He is supposedly writing his inaugural address himself. He needs to sound a tone of co-operation and moving the country forward after 8 years of a brutal one-party dictatorship. There are three balls planned this evening, as opposed to the ten Barry had, and his address is reportedly about 20 minutes, as opposed to former president, Ben T. Penis, who rambled on for two hours.
The crowd will be full of military, veterans, bikers, truckers, construction workers, the people who really make America the crown jewel of the world. To paraphrase the late Martin Luther King Jr., ‘Free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty, we are free at last.’
Inauguration Schedule Of Events
8:30 a.m. Trump, Vice President-elect Mike Pence and their families will attend a church service at St. John’s Episcopal Church, where every president since James Madison has attended. His cabinet nominations will also be there.
9:30 a.m. Trump, Pence and the families will have tea with Barack and Michelle Obama on the South Portico of the White House.
10 a.m. Obama, Biden, Trump and Pence will ride together to the Capitol for the inauguration.
11 a.m. The inauguration starts.
Noon: Pence is sworn in, followed by Trump’s oath of office. After that, Trump will give his inaugural address.
1 p.m. Trump, Pence and their wives have lunch at the Capitol.
2:30 p.m. Trump, Pence attend a military review at the east front of the Capitol before going down Pennsylvania Ave.
3 p.m. Trump and Pence watch the inaugural parade from risers outside of the White House.
7 p.m. Trump and Pence go to the Liberty and Freedom Ball at the Washington Convention Center, then make an appearance at the Military Ball at the National Building Museum.
10 a.m. Trump, Pence and their families will attend the National Prayer Service at the Washington National Cathedral.
2017 Sam Moore “America the Beautiful” Inaugural Concert “Make America Great Again”
Lee Greenwood God Bless the USA at Donald J. Trump’s inaugural concert
Toby Keith performs at Trump Inaugural Concert
The Trump Inaugural Concert. Performance by 3 Doors Down
Donald Trump inauguration Speech at the Lincoln Memorial
Adding anything else to this post would seem inappropriate. I will have much, much more. This is the Lord’s Day….OUR day.