Crowds may have flocked to the National Mall to see President Obama make history in 2009, but the team behind the president´s 2013 inauguration bash later this month are bracing themselves for a ton of empty seats. The ceremony that Washington will stage in a few weeks won´t be the historic affair it was in 2009, when nearly 2 million people flocked to the Capitol o watch Obama take the oath of office. This time, District of Columbia officials expect between 600,000 and 800,000 people for Obama´s public swearing-in on the steps of the Capitol on Monday, January 21.
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So many conclusions can be drawn from the information in this article.
b. Most of those who support Obama have found out their food stamps aren´t accepted for plane and train tickets and hotel accommodations.
b. The money eaten up by more than two balls will be needed to pay the Hawaii vacation bill.
c. Michelle hates any function where she has to talk to ordinary people.
There is nothing to celebrate. Hitler was also democratically elected. Voter Fraud. Only 7 corporations are sponsors - they are either Obamacare recipients, leftist controlled or ATT??? Who wants to be on the Wall of Shame as this fraud is exposed? GM is losing market share as AMERICANS refuse to support Government Motors, coercion and a criminal Administration. Benghazi - Never Forget.
Dems could piggyback on the Zombie craze, if they could get all the dead people that voted for BO to attend. And the Dem allies from all around the world that worked so hard at crippling "Orca" should get complementary seats, too. All on the left side of the aisle, of course.
When Gore tried to steal the election in 2000 some of my friends and I were talking about going to the inauguration, getting a good spot on the parade route and turning our backs to him as he went by. Wouldn´t it be lovely if we could get a huge crowd to show up and do the same thing? How would the press report a parade route full of people with their backs turned to the annointed one? It would ruin all of their film and photographs.
You can count on the Mall being trashed again. It´s a conservative thing to expect people to take responsibility and clean up after themselves. Besides the union street-cleaners are counting on the overtime....and they don´t want to let the union brotherhood down.
Got the flu or something worse? Do your patriotic duty and go mingle among the worshippers. Plan to shake a lot of union hands, disgusting as that would be, and snuggle with the brotherhood. Remember what Mr.Obama said...get REVENGE
The photos will show hoards of adoring fans. They use the same technique as movie producers. Half a dozen people are turned into thousands. But if you have to go to Washington that week, (condolences), I hear that room rates are at a historic low.
No sweat, Obama´s cronies can rent a fleet of greyhound buses to empty out the local ´hoods with free lunches and drinks at taxpayer expense to insure ´overflowing´ crowds come by to gawk at the ´vacationer-in-chief´. I doubt they will be invited into the White House or to the many parties but there are enough hanger on´ to fill those digs out. I will turn to Net Flix and watch something more entertaining.
I hope the wind blows a few Greek columns across the stage and they smash the teleprompter, right about the time he is putting his hand on the koran. It will make the speech mercifully short for the stooges who attend.
Don´t fret he is taking the oath in private in the White House so we won´t know what the oath detailed anyway. If he ventured out for a public oath first he might catch or cold or worse. Remember the botched oath redo the last time.
Hey zip, send me a couple of obamaphones and put gas in my tank....how ´bout throwing in some food stamps and comp me some health insurance and I´d be HAPPY to watch your swearing in....nah, never mind...I can´t miss work...gotta contribute to the redistribution/reparation plan of yours....
Can´t wait for the Imperial coronation to be over to hear the howls from the Chicago gang when the For Sale sign goes up in front of the Chitown mansion. I´m sure the Mooch has been very busy moving furniture out of the Chicago house and into the Hawaiian house, with the ssshhh support of the Pravda press.
The weather man is calling for rain and snow on Jan 21, the day of the festivities. Couldn´t happen to a nicer person. Wet, sloppy snow is my favorite for Obama´s immaculation. At least the grounds keepers on the Mall won´t be nearly as busy with all of those littering, insane followers.
I won´t be watching and it looks as if many here won´t be bothered either. I´ll probably clean or wash my socks.
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