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2012-12-26 06:57:10 AM
7 votes:
I can see this for three reasons:
1. The last one was an historic event without parallel in my lifetime (I'm 50). Many people went because it was unprecedented and treated it like a pilgrimage.
2. It's a second term, so the presidency isn't changing hands.
3. The bloom is off the rose and everybody has realized that Obama is just another politician, not all that much different than the old white guys that take the oath every four years.
2012-12-26 11:13:10 AM
5 votes:
The inauguration is going to be a very low key affair this year. Obama will be taking the oath of office in the White House, as it's traditional not to have a public ceremony on Sunday. And the number of events is going to be severely curtailed. Besides, the entire country seems to be in a state of depression after Sandy Hook, and going over the fiscal cliff (thanks, republicans!) won't make people feel any better about lavish government parties.

So unlike W, who had the most lavish and over the top inauguration in washington history during a time of war, Obama has enough self awareness that he shouldn't parade around like King shiat of Turd Mountain.
2012-12-26 11:10:13 AM
2 votes:
That's because it's not free.
2012-12-26 11:08:28 AM
2 votes:
20% of the events and you still have 47% capacity. Sounds like a win, not a fail, Subby.
2012-12-26 09:20:22 AM
2 votes:
they've scaled it down dramatically from ten balls to just two.

heh, balls.
2012-12-26 08:31:34 AM
2 votes:
So?
2012-12-26 12:25:47 PM
1 votes:

Great_Milenko:
So unlike W, who had the most lavish and over the top inauguration in washington history during a time of war, Obama has enough self awareness that he shouldn't parade around like King shiat of Turd Mountain.


Not so fast kimosabe.....

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/obama-inauguration-expensive - 160-million-article-1.421186
2012-12-26 11:45:26 AM
1 votes:
It's hard to go on after the last one. Fact, First or Precedent from the last inauguration:
 
Largest attendance of any event in the history of Washington, DC
Largest attendance of any Presidential Inauguration in U.S. history
First African American to hold the office of President of the United States
First citizen born in Hawaii to hold the office
Highest viewership ever of the swearing-in ceremonies on the Internet
First woman, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, to emcee the ceremony
First inaugural webcast to include captioning
First swearing-in ceremony to include an audio description
2012-12-26 11:31:11 AM
1 votes:

tuxq: Unemployment is higher than it was during the worst period of The Great Depression.


citation needed. I failed to notice nomadic groups of men looking for work, traveling westward. I failed to notice the round the block bread lines in downtown, maybe they took the week off. Or maybe cincinnati is just immune to the super depression going on around us.
2012-12-26 11:12:05 AM
1 votes:
Now if it was IMPEACHMENT reservations, all the hotels in a 50-mile radius would be booked solid!
2012-12-26 11:08:06 AM
1 votes:

FlashHarry: they've scaled it down dramatically from ten balls to just two.

heh, balls.


The events may be few in number but they surely won't be small,
For we all know Obama has the biggest balls of all!
 
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