I didn't watch any of the innagaural festivities yesterday; I didn't want to raise my blood pressure. It was somewhat fitting that the innagaural fell on MLK Day for the re-up of our first president of color; it would have made liberals squee with glee had that happened in 2009.
It reads more like a convention acceptance speech than a unifying piece; "Seneca Falls and Selma and Stonewall" is a major shoutout to his pro-gay flank, elevating them to the status of woman's and black civil rights fighters of the past. Also, the "decade of war" isn't quite over, if he didn't notice what was going on in Algeria and Mali.
However, the biggest theme I got was a very pro-government stance. That's what we're likely stuck with short of a second Civil War, since a GOP House can only slow things down and not assert their own will short of a government shutdown.
My prayer is that this increase in government activism go smoothly and cleanly; there's a lot to like in "Obamacare" especially from the perspective of a have-not struggling to pay for the drugs that (along with God's grace) keep Eileen and I sane and alive. The regulations and side-laws needed to get it working well are going to be a major headache, and seeing that it happens neatly is better than trying to kill it off or monkey-wrench it.