January 20, 2021•225 words
Joe Biden is officially the 46th President of the United States!
The inauguration was vastly different than any we've seen before. The new administration did the smart thing and limited attendance, both because of the pandemic and the threat of violence from those who participated in the January 6th violent insurrection/most incompetent coup attempt ever.
I was fully expecting something to happen, but was immensely relieved when President Biden walked back up those stairs into the relative safety of the Capitol building.
Today is a good day. The weight of four years of stress from what will likely go down as one of the worst presidential terms in history has evaporated. A burden lifted from my shoulders.
No longer will I be upset at my president for enacting harmful, racist, neo-liberal, classist policies.
Now I will be upset at my president for enacting slightly-less-harmful neo-liberal, classist policies! What a wonderful change lol
But seriously. I think Biden has the potential to become one of the most transformational presidents in modern history. He wants to address the pandemic. He wants to start a clean energy transformation of our economy. And he wants to unite instead of divide.
That's a very good start, and while Biden was far from my first choice of presidential nominee I'm actually looking forward to the next four years.
Let's do this.