The “Era Of Maturity?”

Steve Benen at Political Animal approvingly quotes Adam Serwer’s take on the Obama inaugural speech, and is sure an “era of maturity” has been ushered in to being.

Call me a skeptic, but some of us really have our doubts given what we’ve seen previously from those supposedly ushering in this era:

Another reminder of how different yesterday’s inauguration was than Bush’s. No tantrums in the street. No childish egg throwing. None of the shameful conduct that greeted the 43rd President of the United States. And as Clinton bowed out, no bratty mocking of the former president on the inauguration dias.

If there is indeed an “era of maturity” evident, it has nothing to do with the leftists of this country. Indeed, even on a day to joyously celebrate, they just couldn’t help their petty little selves:

But when Dick Cheney first rolled onto the giant TV screen, looking with his cane and trademark grimace like a villain in a Harry Potter film, the thousands of people gathered in SF’s Civic Plaza to watch the DC inauguration hooted as one. Their first mass shout-out of the morning.

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Goodbye. Don’t let the chopper door slam your chair on the way out.

But remember, now is the time to unite as one, because, you know, they won and whining like a spoiled brat (or throwing shoes at the White House) and pitching fits in the street because you didn’t get your way is no longer cool.

[Crossposted at QandO]

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