For my friend who told me that President Bush wouldn’t hand over the Presidency today, I point out the blindingly obvious: he did. It’s what we do in the United States of America, as opposed to some third-world tin-pot dictatorship. Heaven help us if we ever fall into that category.
But as President Obama took the oath of office, he became the President of my country. No, I didn’t vote for him, and I will probably disagree with much of his agenda, but he will remain my President even while I disagree wholeheartedly with him.
That’s the difference between a mature conservative like myself and the hordes of immature liberals who spent the past eight years crying, “Bush ain’t my President!”