Here's some of the applause:
"With a graphic on screen showing pictures of the four and announcing MSNBC's 9:45 AM to 4 PM ET coverage, Matthews trumpeted: "This is one of the great opportunities in journalism to cover history in the face. We're going to see history in the face and when you get up tomorrow morning I recommend you stay tuned all day because I don't think you're going to stop seeing history being made, from the very beginning in the morning. It's going to be our best coverage all day. We're going to end up -- Keith and I and Rachel and Gene Robinson -- it's going to be the honor of our lifetimes to be here on the Washington Mall."from Newsbusters
"Is there anything President-elect Barack Obama's very aura cannot make better? Apparently, he has eliminated road rage -- and even honking. ABC's David Muir, over video of stuck traffic followed by the sound of singing, in a Monday World News story on the crowds coming to Washington, DC: "So many of the streets are closed those that are open are clogged. But there were no car horns, no shouting. Instead, the San Francisco Boys and Girls choruses practicing for their Inaugural moment on the steps of the Capitol."from Newsbusters
No, I didn't watch the inauguration, as there was many more pleasing things that I choose to do today instead. & Yes, I'm not a big fan of Obama. (If you'd like to know why - read the posts on this blog for the many, many reasons why.) However, I do pray for him as he is our new President (like it or not). I do not pray for him to be successful in continuing to promote evil (promoting the abortion industry, promoting spreading the wealth -aka socialism, overturning the constitution, etc.); but rather I pray for the blessings of a loving Father in Heaven to be upon him and his administration. I pray for President Obama to have humility, that he will be able to receive enlightenment, insights, and judgment from heaven as he faces issues that will ultimately determine the destiny of this nation. I pray that he will look to God for answers, for inspiration, and for guidance in solving the problems that face our nation; and that the change he calls for will not veer us from America's founding ideals. This is one of the most troubling times for anyone to become the President as the nation is in economic turmoil and the market continues to plummet and terrorists seek our demise. So Yes, I will continue to resist and oppose Barack Obama's liberal and socialistic agenda, but to not pray for him and our Nation in these troubling times would be unchristian and unpatriotic.
Here's a list of hopes for President Obama that I also will pray for:
We hope that he will take seriously his pledge to honor the Constitution and not be tempted to look at is as an elastic document that changes to mean whatever is currently in philosophic fashion.excerpts from Meridian Magazine
We hope that he will be able to lead the way to an economic recovery that does not create a larger government, but motivates and fires the competence and vision of individual Americans, incentivizes business, and maintains our capitalist system.
We hope that though he has promised special interest groups to roll back abortion restrictions with the Freedom of Choice Act, that he will respect the life of the unborn.
We hope that he will foster a culture of intact families where children have the best possible chance to grow up with their own mother and father.
We hope that he will respect parents' rights to direct the upbringing of their children.
We look to him to uphold the free exercise clause of the Constitution and not approve laws which put people or churches in the position of violating their conscience or restricting religious freedom.
(photo of Inauguration Day from Faith and Action)