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Crowd shrinks by nearly
half for 2nd inaugural

Politico, by Byron Tau

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/21/2013 8:23:56 PM

An inaugural official told reporters that "at least" 1 million people were on the National Mall for President Obama´s swearing-in ceremony. If the figure is accurate, a crowd of around 1 million would put attendance at about 55 percent of the 2009 crowd. The city of Washington, D.C., estimated that 1.8 million people packed the Mall last time to watch Obama get sworn in for his first term. Washington, D.C.´s, Metro system reported that ridership was about 63 percent of 2009´s record-shattering Inauguration Day.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 1/21/2013 8:31:30 PM     (No. 9131136)

So did his voting base. But it was still enough to beat us.
What´s wrong with our strategy? Or rather, why don´t we have one?

Reply 2 - Posted by: mackrand, 1/21/2013 9:39:37 PM     (No. 9131274)

Some people are easily entertained. Like being present with rapturous attention for the whole time the paint dries. That´s your typical democrat liberal. Keep touching it until you´re sure it´s dry and then have to touch it up some. Clean up twice and then complain that the paint didn´t dry right.

Nothing like your average conservative, paint the thing and go do something else.




Reply 3 - Posted by: uno, 1/21/2013 10:03:49 PM     (No. 9131321)

Lo-Fos on vacation. They gots their phones, their checks, their EBT, SSI, LIHA, LRPH, GMA, FC, SL, GA, HS, WIC, LIEA, IHS, SYE, MCH, JW, JC, CCBG, SB, NP, HI, CACFP, ARCC, etc, etc. Oh and they gots their 60"FS with free cable (stolen from the cable company now, but so to be paid for by the over-taxed payer) coming soon!! Why get off the couch to attend?

Reply 4 - Posted by: Blue hen1, 1/21/2013 10:23:23 PM     (No. 9131349)

Republicans need strong leadership which is seriously lacking right now.

Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/22/2013 5:00:17 AM     (No. 9131589)

What? Barry couldn´t get his unions and bundler big business suckers to pony up more money? Must be they ran out due to the vibrant economy (sc).

Reply 6 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/22/2013 8:16:13 AM     (No. 9131786)

I wonder if 250,000 of the 500,000 people were bussed in (at taxpayer expense, of course).

1 million is far too high an estimate, but then we are talking about the o. loving press.

Reply 7 - Posted by: Bevan, 1/22/2013 9:14:14 AM     (No. 9131917)

But the trash was the same.




Reply 8 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 1/22/2013 12:43:05 PM     (No. 9132487)

Probably the same number of people that went the first time wanted to go back.

But when you don´t have a job or car or house to live in any more because of NØbamanomics, and your kids are starving and don´t have any medicine, you really can´t afford to just jaunt off to DC whenever you want.

Of course, that didn´t stop most of them from voting for him again. As Ron White so stoically said a few years ago ´´you can´t fix stupid!!!!!

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