To know me is to know that I care very little about what sports figures or entertainment notables think about politics.
However, I realize that it’s the same “celebrity status” that helped to propell Donald Trump to the Presidency which is the reason that many care more than I do.
As an admitted news junkie, I spent more time than normal over the weekend taking in various network’s coverage of the inaugural ceremonies and the demonstrations the transfer of power generated.
It left me wondering how anyone would expect our new President to shift from the rhetoric that was part of his campaign and somehow become a softer gentler Donald during his inauguration speech.
And who has convinced those unhappy about the new President to believe that screaming the loudest and delivering profanity-laced speeches would convince those who don’t agree with their viewpoints to change their minds.
I’m hopeful that we can deal with most of our disagreements with civil conversation, but the events of the last 3 days aren’t leaving me with much optimism that that’s likely to happen any time soon.
That’s the way I see it.