I was looking back over my archives. This is something I don’t like to do, because my beliefs have evolved somewhat, and my blogging style today isn’t quite the same as it was back then. In some cases I’d like to reach through the screen and smack my then self. But what I was talking about in the post-Obama inauguration period is a sharp contrast to the nuttery I’m seeing on social media today:
- Making fun of some of the more whacky fears of people on the right and messianic exceptions from people on the left.
- Signing up more NRA members.
- Talking about early indications of Obama being the world champion gun salesman he never stopped being.
- Discussing his inauguration speech. I have to admit, I didn’t even listen to or read Trump’s. Funny in that one I wondered why Obama mentioned a new relationship with the muslim world, knowing that would set off people on the right. Little did I know trolling the right would be his shtick.
- Looking at how bad the GOP’s fortunes had become.
- Quoting approvingly of Instapundit noting that this was a historic event for the country.
- Encouraging the defeat of Eric Holder for AG, even though I also noted it was a hopeless cause. I was also criticizing the GOP for having their priorities out of whack in the opposition.
- Trying to get gun owners on board with Kristen Gillibrand as Hillary’s replacement in the Senate, and encouraging us to encourage her to stay in the fold. Note, I was disastrously wrong on this count, and the people criticizing me were right.
- I was encouraging people to work with the blue dogs, because they were our best hope for opposing the new Administration on the gun issue.
- Praising Obama for signaling he would not abandon Afghanistan. He did not, over eight years. Though after eight years, I’m thinking we needed to figure out a way out.
I also noticed the day before Obama’s inaugural is when I launched a Facebook presence for the blog. That’s also, and I don’t think it’s a coincidence, when dialog in this country started to head downhill.