WARNING: This is a long one, which you probably don't want to read on your iPhone. But, there's a lot to cover.
Well, that was an interesting day. I know my liberal friends will point to the ascerbic inaugural address (followed by much calmer and unifying actions and comments inside the Capitol in front of "the Establishment," while my conservative friends point to the anarchist protesters that took advantage of closed streets to attack the newspaper and coffee industries by burning newspaper stands and breaking Starbucks windows.
Today, there are marches across the country focusing on women's issues, including here in Sacramento from Southside Park to the State Capitol, which will likely actually have a message and be peaceful. The Sacramento march is huge. I'll post pictures on Facebook, as I had to take time out from writing this morning to go outside and see the commotion. Southside Park (very large) was completely full, as were the streets of at least thirteen blocks. Even from the stairs of the Konko Church, I couldn't see the end. After an hour of marching one mile, there are still so many people that the cell towers are overwhelmed.
The question for the Democratic Party is, with likely a million people across the country rallying for Democratic/liberal causes, how did the party fail to activate most of these people from largely blue states to work in one of the three swing states, in which only one was needed to swing the election. The party focused on money and not engaging swing voters. Their candidate and surrogates spent more time raising money in the Bay Area and Los Angeles's West Side than voters in cities like Madison, Philadelphia, and Miami--and many more. #FAIL
The official actions of President Trump yesterday, in addition to a somewhat awkward first dance to "My Way" (which included fist bumps to attendees), were the . . .