President Barack Obama was inaugurated into office in Washington, DC with great expectation to make sweeping change. It was a great day with great fanfare (Aretha’s hat!) and record crowds for an inaugural in bitterly cold weather. Though his administration took on one of the most dire economies since the Great Depression he continued to be blamed by many Americans for the economic predicament (forgetting the prior right years of disastrous economic and politics.)
And while he was a disappointment to some progressives, he did manage to fulfill the promise of repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and the legalization of Marriage Equality. Whatever his shortcomings he will be sorely missed as we bear up under the Dark Age of Donald J. Trump.