Oh, dear. James Taylor is trending on Twitter this afternoon, after his performance at President Obama’s Inauguration.
James Taylor performs "America the Beautiful." He's a favorite of Pres Obama and ardent campaigner for him.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 21, 2013
James Taylor is trending. Why the sudden interest. Even my lunch wasn't worth discussing today
— Jamie Taylor (@homble) January 21, 2013
And, not in the good way, for some. “Your smiling face”? More like your giggling madly face.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker is a fan.
Love James Taylor. Singing phenomenal rendition of America The Beautiful. "America, God shed His grace on thee." #inaug2013
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) January 21, 2013
But, then again, he also liked the Inaugural poem. No, really.
Rep. Cantor liked Taylor’s performance. As Twitchy reported, he was not a fan of the poem, though.
Enjoyed listening to James Taylor at today's Inauguration Ceremonies! pic.twitter.com/Lxn3yAMV
— Eric Cantor (@EricCantor) January 21, 2013
Some snarky Twitter users bring the funny after Taylor’s performance.
James Taylor, everyone. Get the tear blankets out.
— Ian Boudreau (@iboudreau) January 21, 2013
They had me until "James Taylor will play before the President takes his oath" #Click
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 21, 2013
— Laura R. Charron (@ConchoQueen) January 21, 2013
James Taylor is the prefect guy to play at this farce. Cliched, cheesey, from the past, sucky. He perfectly sums up progressivism. #Caring
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) January 21, 2013
Others? Not so much. They just aren’t fans and make no bones about it.
James Taylor fuckin sucks moe
— R.I.P. Ce-Ce and Gus (@HamIAmSuperWild) January 21, 2013
— Benjamin Lord (@benjalord) January 21, 2013
James Taylor sucks if he was on American Idol, he would not get a gold ticket to Hollywood
— Jasmine Monique ♒ (@LovesAmbitionXO) January 21, 2013
I don't care what anyone says, James Taylor sucks
— Shawn Thurston (@woodworkerpress) January 21, 2013
James Taylor sucks puffy and kaye needs to remix all the American songs…
— JarayeTRUnkLife (@JarayeTRUnkLife) January 21, 2013
Why couldnt the have someone else perform at the 2013 inauguration… James Taylor sucks!
— Mary Kathryn (@_Hail_Mary) January 21, 2013
We will never be united as a nation until we all agree that James Taylor sucks.
— Imperator FurioStace (@flipflops) January 21, 2013
Beyonce is alright, Kelly Clarkson sucks and James Taylor total mawkish shite…
— Oscar Bettison (@OscarBettison) January 21, 2013
James Taylor sucks
— David Knight (@dknight1854) January 21, 2013
James Taylor is probably the worst person ever to sing this song. He sucks.
— ✈ Miss.Kitty ⚽ (@VivaLa_Jackie) January 21, 2013
Ah, youth! Time for another binder? President Obama is having trouble with his binders full of women. Looks like his binders full of old, white guys need to head to the used binder store, too.
— SFK (@stephenkruiser) January 21, 2013
Of course, out came the oh-so-post-racial remarks, just like with Kelly Clarkson’s performance.
— Rick Ingraham (@RickIngraham) January 21, 2013
We have a black president in his second term and we still have to listen to James Taylor???
— Austin Kleon (@austinkleon) January 21, 2013
Mommy X just said that James Taylor was there to sing for the white people. *tears*
— Sasha X. Nevermind (@xsashagirl) January 21, 2013
Ok, white people. James Taylor is on. This is your moment. Soak it up.
— Jaclyn Friedman (@jaclynf) January 21, 2013
RT @armlessphelan: James Taylor is how you remember Obama is half white.
— M i c h e l l e (@heymeeshi) January 21, 2013
With both James Taylor and Kelly Clarkson, it's obvious Obama's going for the "white people with no taste" vote.
— Dheeraj Chand (@dheerajchand) January 21, 2013
The choices of Kelly Clarkson & James Taylor seem so white on this MLK day inauguration that it's like a summit for albinos. #inaug2013
— Steffani Cameron (@SnarkySteff) January 21, 2013