Inauguration open thread

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How are you feeling today, ladies?

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    NotKate
    20 Jan 2021
    3:16pm

    Dear American Liberals – from the Southern Hemisphere we too are overjoyed for you and the world. But please don’t let the joy of this day give way to complacency. Keep active. Keep the democratic conversation going (concept not party – although both are important ).

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    papersitter
    20 Jan 2021
    3:16pm

    Biden’s “All Right!” after Kamala took her oath turned on the tears for me.
    The last 10 days have felt so much lighter since I didn’t have to wonder what deranged tweets were coming. I feel optimistic, but pragmatic. There is a LOT of work to be done. I feel certain I’m going to be exasperated with this administration a lot, but I won’t be angry about the ongoing grift and criminal activity and hypocrisy in the White House; the degradation of American ideals; and the open embracing of white nationalism. I am not patriotic in the least, but I felt proud to be American today.

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    Mary
    20 Jan 2021
    10:06am

    Such an exciting day!

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      Mary
      20 Jan 2021
      10:15am

      Just so excited he’s gone.

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    Helene
    20 Jan 2021
    9:48am

    It’s a great day in America!!!!!!

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      HickfromStyx
      20 Jan 2021
      1:28pm

      …and the world!

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    Linda Boardman Kerr
    20 Jan 2021
    9:50am

    Oh Happy Day!

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    cw
    20 Jan 2021
    9:58am

    It may be January 20th, but today feels like New Year’s Day. On MSNBC Nicole Wallace said the media is going to have to recalibrate their brains on how they report the news from the WH and I think she’s correct––we all have Presidential PTSD.

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      Jax
      21 Jan 2021
      9:49pm

      Unfortunately, the media still has to deal with the craziness in the GOP, ugh. But yes, at least, the White House is going to be much saner again.

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    Cora
    20 Jan 2021
    11:16am

    Just … listening to CeeLo Green on a loop. Does anyone know if he’ll be at the inauguration? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc0mxOXbWIU)

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      Shanti
      20 Jan 2021
      8:30pm

      Love CeeLo Green. Probably I’m late to the game on this but I listened to the Biden-Harris Inaugural Playlist. 46 songs. I believe it’s on YouTube as well as streaming platforms. Excellent!

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    J
    20 Jan 2021
    11:00am

    Open to this new day!

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    janine
    20 Jan 2021
    11:07am

    So excited. My son is turning 10 tomorrow, and he keeps saying “The best birthday present will be having Biden as president and not Trump.” I ordered him some Biden inaugural merch and it’s arriving today – perfect timing.

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    LeighTX
    20 Jan 2021
    4:00pm

    I teared up when each of them took their oaths, but I think the moment where my emotions surprised me was when someone referred to “Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff.” He is an example of what a man should be–not afraid of or jealous of his wife’s success, but in full support of her goals. It in no way diminishes his masculinity, as some men would believe, but shows confidence and strength. My own husband is like this, and I count myself lucky every day to have him at my back.

    So here’s to more Second Gentlemen, and hopefully eight years from now a First Gentleman.

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    Lisa
    20 Jan 2021
    4:00pm

    I have been a Democrat my whole life, never voted for Trump, but for the last two years feel increasingly troubled by my party and the press. The overwhelming and constant trashing of Trump voters by both is disturbing. No one on the news seems to feel it necessary to wonder why millions voted for Trump. Newscasters like Chris Cuomo (governor’s son) and Anderson Cooper (a Vanderbilt) stare right into the camera and freely insult Trump voters. How is this journalism? Have these spoiled heirs ever bothered to even visit the ubiquitous, moribund American towns where the middle class has been gutted for decades thanks to policies supported by both parties, towns that have no industry left and are rife with Pharma supported drug abuse? The recent 5,000 page stimulus bill—which was released at the last minute so no one could possibly read it—was loaded with pork and payola at a time when people are lined up around the block at food pantries. Hmm. This disgusted me frankly. Meanwhile, the press calls for censorship, something that would have been unimaginable in journalism years ago. I am willing to be mildly hopeful, but I think the Democratic Party and the press should step back and examine themselves as well.

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      Anne
      20 Jan 2021
      4:59pm

      Thank you for being a voice of reason.

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      Michelle
      22 Jan 2021
      9:06pm

      The New York Times has been sending reporters to small town diners to find out how 45 voters feel for the past five years. No need for CNN or anyone else to do it. As for the reasons for constant 45 bashing:

      -Kids in cages
      -Not speaking up about Russian bounties on US soldiers
      -Charlottesville “both sides”
      -Conspiring with a foreign nation against a political opponent
      -Grab ‘em by the pussy
      -400,000+ people dead from COVID
      -Mexico never paid for the wall
      -Speaking of Mexicans, don’t forget he called them rapists
      -Violated the Hatch Act
      -While bestowing honors on two Native Americans, he started calling E. Warren Pocohantas in front of them
      -Telling the squad to go back where they came from
      -Calling some countries “shit hole” countries
      -Taking Putin’s side over US intelligence
      -Called Kap a son-of-a-bitch for kneeling
      -Gassing peaceful protesters so he could hold a bible upside down
      -“Individual One”
      -Refusing to go along with a peaceful transfer of power
      -Inciting an insurrection
      -That 1776 BS they put out
      -Being a man without decency, honor, shame, love, joy empathy, imagination, humility, kindness or a moral compass

      But yeah, they were so mean and unfair to him

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      kimbersam
      21 Jan 2021
      9:35am

      If you are offended by CNN then change the station. Sorry, I don’t believe you’ve voted Democratic your entire life. You sound much like my mother (lives in the rust belt, flip-flop voter, gets spun out by posts on FaceBook, disappointed in everything–always.)

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        Lisa
        21 Jan 2021
        5:15pm

        I live in Manhattan and have voted Democrat my whole life. Sorry, I am not your mother!

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      LMM
      21 Jan 2021
      10:18am

      As a journalist: We did, and do, try to find out what made Trump voters tick. As it turns out, one of the things that makes Trump voters tick is the belief that the press is out to get them, that all news except their carefully edited social-media feeds is fake, and often, they did not want to talk to us, saying we would twist their words.

      It isn’t censorship if, after years of being allowed a platform to say absolutely anything you want, you decide to use the platform to call for violence, and the platform says enough. That is private enterprise at work, not censorship. The press hasn’t called for censorship, the press is REPORTING the actions of businesses who decided, well within their rights (expanded under Republican leaders) to say enough is enough.

      As it turns out, their words – as revealed in the wake of the Capitol attack, but those of us who knew where to look weren’t surprised – needed no twisting, they were plenty twisted enough.

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        Lisa
        21 Jan 2021
        5:46pm

        I am also a journalist (degree in journalism from Columbia) and have published in the Columbia Journalism Review and many other publications. For this reason I have great sympathy for journalists in general, especially in view of the fact that the profession has been under tremendous strain in recent years with newspapers folding right and left. That said, a lot of censorship is going on in my opinion, and journalists should be vociferous defenders of free speech, perhaps especially speech they do not agree with. An example on Facebook, You Tube and the like is the almost daily removal of fact-based information on alternative medicine. It is important to remember that cigarettes were once advertised on TV by doctors, lobotomy was an accepted treatment for mental illness (and even just being annoying!), and babies were prescribed mercury teething powder to give just a few examples. Historically many times the minority “false information” voices were later proved true. By the way, Iran didn’t have weapons of mass destruction. Thousands died from that widely reported lie alone. We shouldn’t forget that.

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          Viajera
          22 Jan 2021
          3:00pm

          Very interesting. (I know you probably meant Iraq, btw.) I don’t use social media very much so I didn’t know they were taking down health related info too. I will say as a consumer of health news, such as for nutrition, it is frustrating to me that we don’t have a Consumer Reports type of group to look at science studies. Those folks change their minds every 10 minutes – as perhaps they should, but, for me it’s a little inconvenient. I know juuuuust enough about study design to know that I need an expert. It still isn’t “censorship,” but I do think that’s a problem. (My preference would be for people to realize that social media is not the place to get your news. Not that that will happen.)

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      Mary
      21 Jan 2021
      10:39am

      Economic hardship is responsible for people actually believing election fraud took place? I don’t think so.

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      Ramona
      20 Jan 2021
      8:00pm

      Sounds like you switched parties if you think this kind of blocking is censorship! Look up First amendment exceptions.

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      Mouse
      21 Jan 2021
      7:13am

      I live in one of the kinds of towns you describe, at least partially. My tiny rural town voted for Trump by a small margin and some people I know did too. I do not denigrate their experiences but I was really angry that they voted for him. These are people who would have spotted a dishonest lying con man in their own lives in a second and would have no time for that. Somehow their general disgust for politics, specific disgust for H Clinton, and possibly carelessness overcame their normal good sense. Some of them deeply regret it. Dems do need some self-scrutiny but not like the Repubs who have brought our democracy to the edge and I suspect will continue to do so if they feel it will keep them in power. And I don’t think preventing speech that advocates violence is censorship; fire in a crowded theater and all that. In a way I wish I thought you were correct but I don’t think you are. In the news I read–which are organizations that have fact-checking, journalistic ethos, etc, so maybe you would call them mainstream media–there has been something of a bending over backwards to try to understand Trump voters. Have you ever seen anything similar on Fox, OAN, Newsmax, Rush Limbaugh, etc? They prefer to demonize all Dems as communists and socialists in their continued quest to rile up their listeners/viewers. I’m done with false equivalence, esp. now.

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      Jax
      20 Jan 2021
      11:20pm

      Do you also apologize for the people who voted into the 1960s to uphold Jim Crow and segregationist rule too? And for these domestic terrorists who tried to destroy our democratic institutions and national stability? I absolutely agree that we have a horrible income inequality issue in this country, some caused by bipartisan movement, many more by the neglect of the GOP, but economic pressure is never a valid reason to promote racism, homophobia, misogynism, and disdain for the disabled. I can never empathize for people who voted for someone who did.

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      Kelly
      20 Jan 2021
      11:41pm

      Sorry, but the man is a liar and a bigot. Fox News and Parler are guilty of giving him a platform so semi intelligent people end up believing his lies. Same with McConnell, who used him to jam through a whole heck of a lot of right wing crazies onto the courts. I have zero respect for anyone who voted for this man who desecrated the presidency and democracy. Also, history repeats itself. Donald Trump took us precariously close to fascism. So sorry, I think it’s the right wing media that’s to blame not democrats.

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      ab
      21 Jan 2021
      3:02am

      “No one on the news seems to feel it necessary to wonder why millions voted for Trump.”

      For four years, major news outlets have frequently profiled Trump voters to try to understand where they are coming from. It’s happened so often that it’s notable how often it happened! It’s happened in the last two weeks!

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        Ellie
        21 Jan 2021
        2:11pm

        ab, I just about set my newspaper on fire when I opened it up on INAUGURATION DAY ITSELF to find a big front-page, 5-column article about how Trump supporters are upset by losing the election. Between them, our country’s major papers have run about a hundred times more articles about upset Trump voters than about the 81 million Americans who voted for Biden, much less about Stacey Abrams, Ben Wikler, and the other grassroots activists and organizers who did so much work to get out the vote.

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      Viajera
      21 Jan 2021
      1:45pm

      I agree with some of what you’ve said. I too noticed an erosion of the divide between opinion and news in both the LAT and NYT (which are still extremely fine papers). I’ve never liked to watch tv news that much except for the newshour, and let me tell you – this alone saved much of my sanity. (Also that I don’t do tweeter.) … … Otoh, I do think there have been attempts to understand the rational subset of T voters, with not great success imo. I still don’t get the people who voted Obama, then T – and I am told, there were thousands. NO idea how that happened. Because yes, the DP also stood by during all the outsourcing, but otoh, they had Kasich *right there.* He too probably would’ve done something about Chinese dumping. I think Tweeter took waaaay too long to pull the ex-prez’s mike – and also, the others are correct, technically that isn’t censorship. (I also want all those big companies dissassembled. We’ll see if it happens.) Someone should’ve taken his phone away a long time ago. Oh well. … … On your larger point about the negligence and complicty of the DP, I am right there with you. I think though that they are finally seeing the damage. And I like who Biden is. Thank goodness for SC. Don’t ever feel bad for being critical – the party needs us. It really does.

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        Liz
        21 Jan 2021
        3:39pm

        I’ve read a number of books and articles lately about Trump supporters, especially the younger ones, and one of the most fascinating takeaways from them has been the overlap between far left and far right extremists/activists. Several far right activists actually began as far left ones. In many ways, they are aligned in the things they hate: the police, government overreach, globalization, world wars, etc… The Boogaloo Bois, for example, want to abolish the police, and some of them march right along with BLM and the Black Bloc. Those on the far right often try to recruit activists by appealing to shared views and slyly working in the racism/misogyny/bigotry by appealing to people’s fears or frustrations about government overreach/censorship/economic woes, etc…

        As a Seattleite, it’s frustrating to hear the news cover the violent protests in Seattle and Portland as somehow tied to the Democrats, because these people are literally protesting Biden just as much as they’re protesting Trump. They were out yesterday smashing windows in the name of abolishing ICE AND Biden.

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          Viajera
          22 Jan 2021
          3:05pm

          Yes – I saw that too! Honestly I have issues with anarchists – they really annoy me. Well, of course there is a spectrum among anarchists too. They do seem to me to be very close to libertarians and various other right-ie people. I guess this might explain some of those Obama-T voters. Fascinating. Thank you – I’ll chew on this.

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          Tahe Z
          22 Jan 2021
          11:23am

          Liz, that’s interesting about who the protesters are. I’m sorry that your city is being trashed day in and day out. Sounds to me like they’re textbook anarchists. I feel so bad for the business owners- even places like Starbucks- because it harms employees. How then do they pay their bills if their workplace is constantly being trashed? It seems like it’s moved past social justice efforts and become an excuse to create havoc.

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      K
      21 Jan 2021
      12:59pm

      I have learned a lot from insights shared by Matt Taibbi and Chris Hedges – two progressive voices with impressive journalistic credentials. Taibbi’s book “Hate, Inc.” explains a media environment that has evolved to prioritize content & programming based on what gains the most viewers (=advertisers =profit) by targeting specific demographics – and then, creating a sort of brand loyalty by condemning any opposing outlook. Thus, we each find a network (or a few — we can all name which ones fit into “team red” and which ones fit into “team blue”) to suit our “bubble”, and the net effect is that any message that divides people is what becomes most reinforced.

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        Lisa
        21 Jan 2021
        5:12pm

        I love Matt Taibbi. He is a very interesting and courageous journalist with an excellent podcast.

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      Elizabeth
      22 Jan 2021
      10:00am

      Books have been written about why people voted for Trump. Do a search on “why women voted for Trump” and hundreds of articles will come up. I’m not sure I have ever seen a book written by a conservative trying to understand a liberal point of view.

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        Viajera
        22 Jan 2021
        3:08pm

        I haven’t done any of the legwork on this – I never watch Fox, I have nooo idea what they’re up to. Don’t listen to talk radio, except KNX (which is fact-based). I do think the WSJ is a fine publication, but I don’t even know if they have a weekend subscription. (I am newspapered-up for daily.) They may’ve had some of such pieces in there.

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    Elizabeth
    20 Jan 2021
    5:24pm

    No more overt racism . Women everywhere! The poet Amanda Gorman was inspiring. Her words reflected the hard times of the last four years, and looked to a better future. I did get teary at Kamala’s oath. Happy it happened in my lifetime, goodness we have waited long enough..

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    Jan
    20 Jan 2021
    9:43am

    Elated! Hopeful.

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      Amanda H
      20 Jan 2021
      10:30am

      I am feeling so happy and proud! Kamala Harris!!! Can’t believe we are finally here.

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    kimberly
    20 Jan 2021
    9:45am

    He was blaring “YMCA”, and told everyone to “Have a nice life” sometimes I feel like life is a Simpsons episode haha

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      kimbersam
      20 Jan 2021
      11:10am

      I’ve been watching CNN. It would be a fun drinking game to take a shot every time they mention Trump isn’t there. Of course, it’s 8 AM on the West Coast and I’m sticking w/ coffee. Also–LOVE The First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, and Vice President-Elect Harris’s color choices.

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      Jax
      20 Jan 2021
      11:20pm

      He loves that YMCA song and has played it many times. So funny.

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    Marla
    20 Jan 2021
    9:42am

    Weak with relief to be released from the abuse.

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    Leah
    20 Jan 2021
    9:42am

    So many feelings, but mostly I hope we all take a moment today and realize the hugeness of a female VP. I honestly get a little teary thinking about it.

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    Lisa Enslow
    20 Jan 2021
    2:23pm

    Immensely safer, happier, relieved and oddly exhausted. Marched in DC 4 years ago tomorrow and am so glad to see today arrive.

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    Shelly
    20 Jan 2021
    2:24pm

    Joyful – It has been a rough four years. The feeling of a terrible darkness being lifted an emerging sun is so powerful.
    Scared – So many Americans believe the falsehoods about election fraud. And even scarier, the conspiracy theories about QAnon. The most extreme elements of MAGA resemble Islamic extremists in so many ways.
    Hopeful – Trump’s inauguration was a message of doom and foreboding, of “American Carnage” and this view took hold over the course of four years. My hope is that Biden’s message of hope and unity will take hold in the same way!

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    Mamavalveeta03
    20 Jan 2021
    1:21pm

    I can’t stop crying! It’s tears of joy that we’ve finally got a woman as VP, and a SANE President! But also, tears of sadness for the extreme division that the previous occupant sowed so recklessly. And how about Amanda Gorman? WOW!

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    Tricia
    20 Jan 2021
    1:22pm

    Chopping a lot of onions over here this morning as my 9 year old daughter and I high five each other. KAMALA!!

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    MaryAlice
    20 Jan 2021
    5:38pm

    We toasted with champagne and cried and hugged when President Biden (how nice to say those words!) took the oath. I look forward to not thinking about what crazy ass shit is going down in Washington every damn day.

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    Michele
    20 Jan 2021
    10:18am

    I blocked my calendar from 11AM-1PM so I could be present in this moment without work Zooms. I’m hopeful and teary. And relieved.

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      AKGB
      20 Jan 2021
      2:26pm

      I did the same thing with my calendar – no way I was going to be able to concentrate on work until I knew they were sworn in and official.

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    C
    20 Jan 2021
    10:22am

    As a diplomat representing the US overseas, I felt relief when he left Washington, but I’m not going to fully relax until the inauguration is complete!

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      Lisa
      20 Jan 2021
      9:52pm

      Thank you for your work on behalf of all of your fellow Americans.

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    Karen
    20 Jan 2021
    10:24am

    Nervous, excited, thrilled, happy
    Mostly I’m worried that we are not addressing the elephant in the room…that this thing we call The United States of American is not United and we seem to have no plan on how to fix it.

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      Viajera
      21 Jan 2021
      1:49pm

      Agreed – and I think what K said is very important. We need to be subsidizing real nonprofit news organizations across the spectrum, and down to local level. And our media could re-commit themselves to a division between news and opinion. Trust *can* be restored. We just have to decide it’s that important.

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    Kris
    20 Jan 2021
    10:28am

    I am relieved and also excited about our first female VP! Sanity returns to the WH

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    Maureen
    20 Jan 2021
    10:29am

    Wearing my Kamala “first but not the last” tee and looking forward. The work is not done but at least we have a chance to chart a new course.

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      D.Morgendorffer
      20 Jan 2021
      11:04am

      Hey, I’m wearing the same shirt! I myself have had volcanic-like acid reflux and TMJ super-tightness waiting the past few days for this. I will be so glad when it is noon ET.

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      Kate K.
      20 Jan 2021
      4:43pm

      Me three! (Wearing the shirt 🙂

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      MaryAlice
      20 Jan 2021
      5:48pm

      Me too! AND my pearls!

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    Amanda
    20 Jan 2021
    10:30am

    The psychic toll of the last 4 years has been immense. It feels wonderful to feel that weight finally lift and to have a decent human being in the WH again.

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    Robyn
    22 Jan 2021
    5:32am

    I feel like I can breathe again. After four years, we now have leaders that take leadership seriously. The last four years have been a mockery of what true leadership looks like.

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    Sara
    20 Jan 2021
    1:55pm

    Optimistic, hopeful!! Got my Chuck Taylors on today in support.

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    Shara Witkin
    20 Jan 2021
    2:09pm

    Relieved

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    Jeanne
    20 Jan 2021
    11:40am

    I’m so relieved and happy we are instituting Biden and Harris today. I’m honestly a bit worried too. There’s a lot of problems to overcome including the hate. But today, I am proudly wearing the black, Kamala Converse sneakers I received for Christmas, in honor of this momentous moment!

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      Mamavalveeta03
      20 Jan 2021
      1:25pm

      Converse has got to be doing the happy dance today!

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    Candace
    20 Jan 2021
    11:46am

    OH HAPPY DAY!!!

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    jo
    20 Jan 2021
    12:00pm

    deliriously joyful and relieved –i feel like i can breathe again

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      Lisa C Chicago
      20 Jan 2021
      3:15pm

      So relieved and hopeful. I feel like I can breathe again!

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    Heather
    20 Jan 2021
    12:01pm

    I just burst into tears (of joy) watching Sonia Sotomayor swearing in Kamala Harris.

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    Laura
    20 Jan 2021
    12:04pm

    A great day!!

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    Julie
    20 Jan 2021
    12:05pm

    Cannot stop tearing up. The spirit of respect and mutual admiration is palpable. And when President Biden looked at Dr. Biden and said “I love you, Jilly,” well, that was it. And Gaga…damn.

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    Mimi A.
    20 Jan 2021
    12:12pm

    I’m relieved. I just want DT to go away. Disappear. May he rot in hell. Or jail. So no, I’m not feeling very charitable. I am hrilled that smart, well-meaning and capable people are taking over in Washington. I wish them and us well.

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    Liz
    20 Jan 2021
    12:32pm

    Unbelievably joyful and hopeful!

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    Loree
    20 Jan 2021
    12:59pm

    Just finished watching. Touching speech w a little corniness: bless!!! Missed Harris’ speech but will watch later. Charming poet. So happy.

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    Jules
    20 Jan 2021
    1:04pm

    I’m excited, I’m crying, I’m baking a cake with my son to celebrate the first woman VP!

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    Caroline
    21 Jan 2021
    9:20am

    Definitely cried tears of relief!
    I am a little worried Joe Biden is going to try to be too conciliatory. Trump radicalization of his followers is unforgivable.
    But it was such a blessed relief to see a president who want to do good after the last 4 years.

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    Tahe Z
    21 Jan 2021
    11:40am

    As someone who considers herself a moderate, I am cautiously optimistic. The again, I’m never happy with who is in office! I totally got swept up in the excitement and process of the inauguration. It’s good seeing more representation, but it should be because those individuals are the best people for their jobs, not as a token which, to me, is insincere and empty. I have enjoyed all of the great memes, especially with Bernie. And can we talk about the gorgeous monochromatic outfits?? I also loved everything about Lady Gaga- her dress, her expressions, her singing. She was amazing.

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    nadine
    20 Jan 2021
    5:56pm

    This morning I felt as a heavy weight had been lifted from my shoulders. This afternoon I’ve been watching in a loop Amanda Gorman reciting her poem and I can’t stop the tears in my eyes. I feel hopeful for the future. There is a ton of work to do, but we can see change in the good direction.
    Thank you for opening your space to this conversation Kim. It’s beautiful to read all the comments. So much love.

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    Rebecca
    21 Jan 2021
    4:06pm

    I was working yesterday and was grateful to have lots of meetings, because I knew that if I focused on the magnitude of what was happening, I would start crying. I am happy and relieved and hopeful that we understand we still have a lot of work to do.

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    Meg Stewart
    20 Jan 2021
    6:08pm

    Amanda Gorman! Her words were a rallying cry for all of us. She blew me away with her eloquence.

    I’m 54. This is the first inauguration I’ve made it a point to watch from start to end. I cried tears of joy, and loved it all. Yes, there is work before our nation. I hope we move forward in a spirit of cooperation.

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    Gablesgirl
    20 Jan 2021
    7:59pm

    Tears of joy. We need a fashion breakdown, Kim. Leopard print girls, purple Reign, sparkly Miu Miu. I need that Lady Gaga pin!

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    Michelle
    20 Jan 2021
    1:46pm

    I’ve got my Biden shirt & Kamala pearls and Converse on.

    This is a great day!

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    EW
    20 Jan 2021
    1:46pm

    How can I work today??? too excited
    I’m ok with being behind on my work b/c I have to have a dance party in the office

    Also , the youth poet laureate – her performance was powerful!

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    Victoria
    20 Jan 2021
    1:35pm

    Feeling absolute happiness and relief. As Biden said in his speech, “Who says change isn’t possible?”

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    HickfromStyx
    20 Jan 2021
    1:36pm

    The women in purple today reminded me that progress is not measured in giant leaps for mankind, but in small steps for womankind.

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    Candy
    20 Jan 2021
    1:37pm

    It’s not the wind outside here in Va., it’s the country heaving a giant sigh of relief. Plus, first woman veep! And the first Youth Poet Laureate, who was amazing! And Gaga! A great day.

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    Laura Jean
    20 Jan 2021
    9:35am

    The stress Trump has caused has been ridiculous. It’s going to take me another 4 years to recover.
    Also, I’m going to cry when Kamala is sworn in. I wish my mom was alive to see a female VP!

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    Kyle
    20 Jan 2021
    9:35am

    Hopeful!

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    Betsy
    20 Jan 2021
    9:36am

    Optimistic!

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      Tricia
      20 Jan 2021
      1:11pm

      I’m also wearing my Kamala shirt! The Orange dictator did soo much damage, but I cried tears of joy as Kamala was sworn in. The Biden’s look beautiful to me in every sense of the word. Relieved and hopeful ❤️

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    sc
    20 Jan 2021
    10:24pm

    We were virtual hi-fiving neighbors on our dog walk this morning. Everyone was so excited.

    The dark forces DT released must be fought back – we must hold the liars accountable, but give grace to the lied to.

    But Ohmygod what a day!!

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    Jax
    20 Jan 2021
    11:10pm

    RELIEF — It’s going to be an uphill climb, but, at least, sanity’s been restored to the White House.

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    Lori
    21 Jan 2021
    5:24am

    Tears of hope! Haven’t yet viewed video footage (aside from the amazing poem and the Press Sec’s first briefing), but you know what feels most striking in all of the coverage from today, even more than this administration’s notable diversity, or their relievingly sensible policy proposals? The sheer fact of public images of decent, kind, intelligent people who love each other, and who now happen to be in charge. Also, how terrific is it to see this admin’s family members showing clear evidence of actual personalities, sartorial and otherwise? I mean, Miu Miu and Batsheva in DC?? Ella and Meena will be fascinating to watch! And Kamala and Jill, once again bringing attention to young, lesser-known American designers, rather than merely flaunting outrageously expensive, sterilely ostentatious European ensembles with no shred of individuality? Can’t wait to watch how all of this unfolds!
    P.S. Have you all seen Ella’s eyebrow-waggle gif? (-:

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    Julie
    21 Jan 2021
    1:30pm

    I didn’t see this until today because I was GLUED to the TV. Tears of joy!

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