So 2008: Obama to accept corporate cash for inauguration celebration

posted at 3:31 pm on December 7, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

President Obama has decided to accept unlimited donations from corporations in order to finance his inaugural festivities next month, his inaugural committee announced on Friday. While taxpayers always pick up the tab for the costs associated with the actual inaugural ceremony (which will be private this year), but the extracurricular parties, balls, and events come from the good graces of enthusiastic donors.

This being the second time around for the president, and what with our stagnant economy, I’d wager that the cash probably hasn’t been flowing quite so readily — which is of course a totally justifiable reason for reversing course on something you made a huge, oh-so-magnanimous stink about the first time around. Reports the NYT:

President Obama will accept unlimited donations from corporations — but no money from lobbyists or political action committees — to finance his 2013 inaugural festivities, a spokeswoman for his inaugural committee said on Friday.

The move is a break from Mr. Obama’s policy in 2009, when he refused corporate donations for activities related to the inauguration. The committee also said the events surrounding Mr. Obama’s inauguration will be smaller in scope than four years ago; the White House is mindful of the fragile state of the economy and does not want a show of opulence. …

The issue of whether the Presidential Inaugural Committee, known as the P.I.C., would accept corporate money to pay for the parade, balls and other inaugural festivities has been a thorny one for Mr. Obama. Companies that donate money may have business before the White House, raising questions of conflict of interest.

Le sigh. What is it about reelection that makes all of the things that used to matter, just not matter anymore? And, ‘the White House is being mindful of displays of opulence,’ really? They don’t seem to have any qualms with Christmas trees galore, but they’re suddenly fastidious when it comes to events financed by private donations? Hmmm.

The inaugural committee reassures us that no money from lobbyists nor PACs will be allowed, that the names of donors will be posted for the sake of “transparency,” and that corporations that took TARP money will not be able to donate unless they’ve already paid that money back. Call me cynical, but I’m just not entirely convinced that the usual Beltway reindeer games won’t ensue.


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That’s ok. According to B.O., the economy is poised to take off any day now, so he deserves all that cash.

Doughboy on December 7, 2012 at 3:34 PM

fabulous list of businesses to boycott

tom daschle concerned on December 7, 2012 at 3:35 PM

LOLOLOL

Good Lt on December 7, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Come on: it’s Friday, time for some levity.

Let’s hear all your suggestions for best corporate donor and inaugural ball slogan.

can_con on December 7, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Couldn’t these corporations being hiring people with this money? Or giving their current employees healthcare?

Cindy Munford on December 7, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Termed Out!

…so wtf does he care?

FlatFoot on December 7, 2012 at 3:37 PM

FlatFoot on December 7, 2012 at 3:37 PM

He has never cared.

Cindy Munford on December 7, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Just like Mrs. Roosevelt, heh

Fools of the Land, all who brung you this thuggish circus, please suffer, along with your families. I hope the Obamas destroy you in full. I hope you starve, in the cold/dark. YOU deserve NO less.

Such a free, and now so stupid, land deserves that they live it up, on your dole, while they fool you into believing that they ‘care’. The Joke is all on YOU.

Such a circus the land Never had. The last shred of decency is lost.

Schadenfreude on December 7, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Gads, WILL all these donors get on bho’s list for an ambassador someplace? We don’t have that many do we? OR how about another twenty or thirty czars as a ‘thank you’?
L

letget on December 7, 2012 at 3:40 PM

And, ‘the White House is being mindful of displays of opulence,’ really? They don’t seem to have any qualms with Christmas trees galore, but they’re suddenly fastidious when it comes to events financed by private donations? Hmmm.

Unemployment is now 7.7% and falling. He has the permission to do anything he wants now. As long as he continues to provide us with an environment where we can all find jobs, i’m good.

HotAirLib on December 7, 2012 at 3:42 PM

If there were any justice left in the United States, Obama would be holding his inauguration celebration inside a supermax federal prison.

Why the Obama Administration keeps misreading the Arab spring.

SWalker on December 7, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Unemployment is now 7.7% and falling. He has the permission to do anything he wants now. As long as he continues to provide us with an environment where we can all find jobs, i’m good.

HotAirLib on December 7, 2012 at 3:42 PM

You’re absolutely right.

Sincerely,
The 540,000 Americans who left the workforce in November

Doughboy on December 7, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Unemployment is now 7.7% and falling. He has the permission to do anything he wants now. As long as he continues to provide us with an environment where we can all find jobs, i’m good.

HotAirLib on December 7, 2012 at 3:42 PM

23 million+ out of work.

500,000+ left the workforce just last month.

You’re not good.

sentinelrules on December 7, 2012 at 3:45 PM

President Obama has decided to accept unlimited donations from corporations in order to finance his inaugural festivities next month, his inaugural committee announced on Friday.

Good. Aren’t we supposedly in favor of the Citizens United ruling?

Dante on December 7, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Only in Omerica!

rjoco1 on December 7, 2012 at 3:46 PM

As long as he continues to provide us with an environment where we can all find jobs, i’m good.
HotAirLib on December 7, 2012 at 3:42 PM

BUWAHAHAHAHAHA.

pambi on December 7, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Good. Aren’t we supposedly in favor of the Citizens United ruling?

Dante on December 7, 2012 at 3:45 PM

But Obama isn’t = double standard.

Good grief.

sentinelrules on December 7, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Unemployment is now 7.7% and falling. He has the permission to do anything he wants now. As long as he continues to provide us with an environment where we can all find jobs, i’m good.

HotAirLib on December 7, 2012 at 3:42 PM

HAL, Dante and Goebbels all orgasmed.

Schadenfreude on December 7, 2012 at 3:48 PM

a big fat yawn…

PatriotRider on December 7, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Dante on December 7, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Indeed. Boycott all the corporations who have no better use for their dough, though free to blow it into any winds.

Schadenfreude on December 7, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Unemployment is now 7.7% and falling. He has the permission to do anything he wants now. As long as he continues to provide us with an environment where we can all find jobs, i’m good.

HotAirLib on December 7, 2012 at 3:42 PM

23 Million still out of work
500,000 left the job market in November

And NO, he cannot do anything he wants to. He may think he’s King, but he is not.

JPeterman on December 7, 2012 at 3:49 PM

“Obama loves the middle class and cares about the people” –Goebbels and HAL

Schadenfreude on December 7, 2012 at 3:50 PM

President Obama has decided to accept unlimited donations from corporations in order to finance his inaugural festivities next month, his inaugural committee announced on Friday.

Good. Aren’t we supposedly in favor of the Citizens United ruling?

Dante on December 7, 2012 at 3:45 PM

I think you need to check the batteries on your +100 Staff of Ultimate Power…

SWalker on December 7, 2012 at 3:50 PM

i’m good.

HotAirLib on December 7, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Only if you are 55+, because that’s who is getting the new jobs.

LoganSix on December 7, 2012 at 3:51 PM

The Roosevelts died, again.

Yet, Obama pretends to be…any president, but Carter.

Schadenfreude on December 7, 2012 at 3:51 PM

getalife
gotmylifeback
too stupid for freedom

tom daschle concerned on December 7, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Unemployment is now 7.7% and falling.

HotAirLib on December 7, 2012 at 3:42 PM

And will fall right back up around 8% around December 26th when all those seasonal hires from October get laid off.

Left Coast Right Mind on December 7, 2012 at 3:55 PM

That picture wants to make me do this this

antipc on December 7, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Couldn’t these corporations being hiring people with this money? Or giving their current employees healthcare?

Cindy Munford on December 7, 2012 at 3:37 PM

^^^ THIS

My thoughts exactly.

NapaConservative on December 7, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Unemployment is now 7.7% and falling. He has the permission to do anything he wants now. As long as he continues to provide us with an environment where we can all find jobs, i’m good.

HotAirLib on December 7, 2012 at 3:42 PM

The only chart you need to see to understand the abysmal condition of the job market…

hillsoftx on December 7, 2012 at 3:57 PM

True story, this Tuesday…store left out, for their security:

Woman pays with welfare card, sees “Jobs wanted” sign and says to checkout clerk “are you hiring?”

Guy “Honey, what are you doing? You don’t want to work”.

Woman “Yeah, but I have to fill in the paperwork once a month”.

Yes, HAL, it’s a small world after all.

Schadenfreude on December 7, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Unemployment is now 7.7% and falling. He has the permission to do anything he wants now. As long as he continues to provide us with an environment where we can all find jobs, i’m good.

HotAirLib on December 7, 2012 at 3:42 PM

500K people STOPPED looking last month.
Over 70% of job gains are in govt.
Workforce participation lowest on 31 years.
If economy was really getting better, we would not be seeing a debate in DC about raising taxes. New employment would be providing more revenue.

If companies want to pony up for the parties that’s fine with me. Just do not use my/our money.

Jabberwock on December 7, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Crooks.

Dr. ZhivBlago on December 7, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Just do not use my/our money.

Jabberwock on December 7, 2012 at 3:57 PM

The King will have not one but 3 innaugurations, two on your dole. Get in line and bow, subject!

Schadenfreude on December 7, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Couldn’t these corporations being hiring people with this money? Or giving their current employees healthcare?

Cindy Munford on December 7, 2012 at 3:37 PM

^^^ THIS

My thoughts exactly.

NapaConservative on December 7, 2012 at 3:56 PM


What?
and not pay obsequiousness to the God-King Obama? Are you trying to force the Obama Acolytes to burn you at the stake?

SWalker on December 7, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Couldn’t these corporations being hiring people with this money? Or giving their current employees healthcare?

Cindy Munford on December 7, 2012 at 3:37 PM

In a sane, logical world, yes.

But this is protection money. To be protected from Obama as much as is possible.

Bitter Clinger on December 7, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Let’s hear all your suggestions for best corporate donor and inaugural ball slogan.

can_con on December 7, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Swine Growers of America, for donor.

“I really love the stupid people of this land, Barry” — Madame de Obamanette

Schadenfreude on December 7, 2012 at 4:01 PM

HotAirLib on December 7, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Where did you go? Speak Up!

JPeterman on December 7, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Protection dough – if you speak up, or don’t donate, this will happen to you.

Schadenfreude on December 7, 2012 at 4:02 PM

And will fall right back up around 8% around December 26th when all those seasonal hires from October get laid off.

Left Coast Right Mind on December 7, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Maybe, but not necessarily…look at what’s been happening with these numbers.

If it were a true measure of unemployment, I could only agree with you on your prediction (actually, it would be waaaaay more than 8% though).

Dr. ZhivBlago on December 7, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Where did you go? Speak Up!

JPeterman on December 7, 2012 at 4:02 PM

He can’t – his mouth is full of Beluga caviar, er…

Schadenfreude on December 7, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Unemployment is now 7.7% and falling. He has the permission to do anything he wants now. As long as he continues to provide us with an environment where we can all find jobs, i’m good.

HotAirLib on December 7, 2012 at 3:42 PM

It’s not 7.7% because more people are finding work, dingus.

It’s 7.7% because the labor pool is shrinking – last month, over 540K people left the labor market (ie, stopped looking for work and weren’t counted in the rate, while the number of people working remained essentially unchanged). Smaller pool combined with static employment number yields a lower percentage of those looking for work compared wit the total labor pool (working and looking for work).

Math is hard, isn’t it, champ?

You didn’t actually read the report this morning, did you? You are the poster boy for economic stupidity that Obama is aiming at (and hitting).

Forward!

Good Lt on December 7, 2012 at 4:04 PM

The only chart you need to see to understand the abysmal condition of the job market…

hillsoftx on December 7, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Funny how the Swedish model is always held up as an example for the success of socialism. Truth is, Sweden has pretty much abandoned lefty politics because people there have figured out that you don’t, indeed, have to be working to make a living. If you’re satisfied with a slightly below average standard of living, you can actually sit on your ass at Starbucks all day while the few people who still care (usually older generations) are schlepping to work.

The chart you’re posting is a mirror image of what happened in Sweden over a generation. People are dropping out of the workforce in droves.

NapaConservative on December 7, 2012 at 4:05 PM

That picture wants to make me do this this

antipc on December 7, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Dislexic much?

antipc on December 7, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Indeed. Boycott all the corporations who have no better use for their dough, though free to blow it into any winds.

Schadenfreude on December 7, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Couldn’t these corporations being hiring people with this money? Or giving their current employees healthcare?

Cindy Munford on December 7, 2012 at 3:37 PM

That sounds like a typical leftist argument: you know better how someone should spend his money than they do.

Dante on December 7, 2012 at 4:07 PM

The inaugural committee reassures us that no money from lobbyists nor PACs will be allowed, that the names of donors will be posted for the sake of “transparency,” and that corporations that took TARP money will not be able to donate unless they’ve already paid that money back. Call me cynical, but I’m just not entirely convinced that the usual Beltway reindeer games won’t ensue.

Keep on eye on that posting.
Dems did not do so well in this respect for their convention.
Also, will be interesting to see if any names from the posting pop up getting favors from Obama.

Jabberwock on December 7, 2012 at 4:08 PM

HotAirLib on December 7, 2012 at 3:42 PM

HAL will find a job, if people pay him to sing Daisy!

22044 on December 7, 2012 at 4:10 PM

The USSC blog is reporting that the USSC WILL review the constitutionality of the Federal defense of marriage act and California’s Prop 8. Yowsa!

tommyboy on December 7, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Dante on December 7, 2012 at 4:07 PM

& Dante is a certified nut-job. Engage him at your own risk!

22044 on December 7, 2012 at 4:11 PM

That sounds like a typical leftist argument: you know better how someone should spend his money than they do.

Dante on December 7, 2012 at 4:07 PM

They are posting their comments and thoughts.
Not passing legislation to do it.

Jabberwock on December 7, 2012 at 4:11 PM

I can just see it now: Obama will give his inaugural speech, brought to us by Google, while every 10 seconds his aides are putting a new baseball cap on his head displaying the logo of a corporate sponsor, just like Nascar.

Daemonocracy on December 7, 2012 at 4:12 PM

He can’t – his mouth is full of Beluga caviar, er…

Schadenfreude on December 7, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Well he needs to come back so I can ask him why Prince Harry Reid won’t put King Obama’s “plan” up for a vote.

JPeterman on December 7, 2012 at 4:12 PM

The USSC blog is reporting that the USSC WILL review the constitutionality of the Federal defense of marriage act and California’s Prop 8. Yowsa!

tommyboy on December 7, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Meh… the SCOTUS will find them both unconstitutional.

SWalker on December 7, 2012 at 4:14 PM

That sounds like a typical leftist argument: you know better how someone should spend his money than they do.

Dante on December 7, 2012 at 4:07 PM

You are intentionally obtuse and annoying – both suggested that they do whatever, not forced to do anything.

Schadenfreude on December 7, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Well he needs to come back so I can ask him why Prince Harry Reid won’t put King Obama’s “plan” up for a vote.

JPeterman on December 7, 2012 at 4:12 PM

He has a right to remain silent. Logical questions are hard to answer, especially by leftists.

Schadenfreude on December 7, 2012 at 4:15 PM

obamas a nice guy
-mitt romney

renalin on December 7, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Dante, how libertarian is it to be an Obama adherent?

Schadenfreude on December 7, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Meh… the SCOTUS will find them both unconstitutional.
SWalker on December 7, 2012 at 4:14 PM

It will boil down to Kennedy

tommyboy on December 7, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Last inauguration for the Dog-eating Retard included an “official” benediction prayer “for the day when … white will embrace what is right”. I wonder what laughably racist, affirmative action, anti-Western lunacy will grace this pathetic inauguration?

The American Socialist Superstate, led by an affirmative action idiot who makes Incitatus look like a genius, is a sad, pathetic place that makes a mockery of civilization. And people wonder why the third world is the third world …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 7, 2012 at 4:20 PM

obamas a nice guy
-mitt romney

renalin on December 7, 2012 at 4:18 PM

He is. He smiles a lot and he scooms the entire land, equally, all for his own good. He has big plans and the does this, and good for him.

Schadenfreude on December 7, 2012 at 4:20 PM

obama takes corporate cash. like its news to anybody. in the current environment, he can do whatever he wishes. benghazi, F$F, solyndra……meh.

renalin on December 7, 2012 at 4:25 PM

I think like a second wedding, no need to spend money or have a lot of fuss for the second half…it’s really a waste.

Fleuries on December 7, 2012 at 4:26 PM

I hope Geico gets that little green lizard to lead the parade.
Talk some smack as well.

Jabberwock on December 7, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Now is a great time to get in on the ground floor of Obama’s second term.
Pay up and grease the skids just right and your company might just avoid or even receive preferential treatment from the crazy-go-nuts regulatory machine Obama is unleashing.

gwelf on December 7, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Is now a good time to remember that we spent over a billion dollars last year paying for the Obama’s lifestyle. The Brits only spent some measly 40 million on the royal family.

gwelf on December 7, 2012 at 4:30 PM

I think like a second wedding, no need to spend money or have a lot of fuss for the second half…it’s really a waste.

Fleuries on December 7, 2012 at 4:26 PM

From my experience, I can unfortunately say that the second go around is becoming quite a show.
Think many new couple use extavagance to wash away the first one.

Tradition does not hold on this one.

Jabberwock on December 7, 2012 at 4:33 PM

You are intentionally obtuse and annoying – both suggested that they do whatever, not forced to do anything.

Schadenfreude on December 7, 2012 at 4:14 PM

When did I suggest force? I didn’t. Your argument is a leftist argument.

Dante on December 7, 2012 at 4:37 PM

When did I suggest force? I didn’t. Your argument is a leftist argument.

Dante on December 7, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Sure you did. You just didn’t know it.
Leftist use the force of legislation to dictate how money is moved.
To suggest a leftist thought implies just that force.

Jabberwock on December 7, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Hundreds of black people have tickets and would like to attend the event but lack gas money to drive to Washington. All tickets provided by congressmen should also provide $100 in gas money.

texasgoat on December 7, 2012 at 4:50 PM

You are intentionally obtuse and annoying…

Schadenfreude on December 7, 2012 at 4:14 PM

I disagree – I think you give Dante and his “intellect” far too much credit!

Anti-Control on December 7, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Do businesses want a lump of coal or a loophole in their stockings next year should be the question.

Kissmygrits on December 7, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Barackaclaus making a list and he will check it twice.

Kissmygrits on December 7, 2012 at 5:01 PM

A bit O/T. I love the last one.

http://www.desertlover.com/
L

letget on December 7, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Sure you did. You just didn’t know it.
Leftist use the force of legislation to dictate how money is moved.
To suggest a leftist thought implies just that force.

Jabberwock on December 7, 2012 at 4:43 PM

If you want to play that game, so does voicing a support of the Constitution or limited government, since government is inherently force and coercion.

Dante on December 7, 2012 at 5:03 PM

President Obama has decided to accept unlimited donations from corporations in order to finance his inaugural festivities next month, his inaugural committee announced on Friday.

Good. Aren’t we supposedly in favor of the Citizens United ruling?

Dante on December 7, 2012 at 3:45 PM

i don’t know who this “we” is that you think you are attaching yourself to, but there’s a big difference between speech in a political campaign and paying for an inauguration. I understand that you don’t get the difference but that only speaks to your limited reasoning capabilities.

I don’t care who pays for this fiasco of an inauguration. It’s a matter of class (or lack thereof) not legality. If some corporations want to sponsor the anti-Western message of “pray for the day when white will embrace what is right” then good for them. Although I probably know which idiot companies they are, already, if I hear any new names involved with the Indonesian then I’ll know more about who won’t get any business from me.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 7, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Unemployment is now 7.7% and falling.

HotAirLib on December 7, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Over 70% of the new jobs created over the past few months have been in the governmental sector, not the private sector.

And a reminder: last month Dear Leader was re-elected by an all time record number of High School Dropouts. He got 70% of them in 2008, and this year he did much better.

F-

Del Dolemonte on December 7, 2012 at 5:10 PM

If you want to play that game, so does voicing a support of the Constitution or limited government, since government is inherently force and coercion.

Dante on December 7, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Well, since you asked, I’ll play.

Why does a non-interventionist such as you, constantly intervene in discussions on this site ?

As to your question; Please read the Preamble to our Constitution.
What we agree to is not forced.

Jabberwock on December 7, 2012 at 5:11 PM

When did I suggest force? I didn’t. Your argument is a leftist argument.

Dante on December 7, 2012 at 4:37 PM

The world is flat.

Schadenfreude on December 7, 2012 at 5:11 PM

What’s it like to be an Obama azz-licker?

You must love the MB.

Schadenfreude on December 7, 2012 at 5:15 PM

“Don’t Be Late for the Big B.O. Show”

Key West Reader on December 7, 2012 at 5:22 PM

The inaugural committee reassures us that no money from lobbyists nor PACs will be allowed, that the names of donors will be posted for the sake of “transparency,” and that corporations that took TARP money will not be able to donate unless they’ve already paid that money back.

Let’s make a deal Barry. You release all the documents on Fast and Furious and Benghazi, and we won’t care were your coronation money comes from.

GarandFan on December 7, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Awww, Barack is going to throw a Ball for himself. How femme’.

Key West Reader on December 7, 2012 at 5:24 PM

I wonder if the useless dipship is going to put his hand on the Bible during his swearing in ceremony.
I’m guessing “no”.
He likes to rub peoples’ noses in his caca.

justltl on December 7, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Unemployment is now 7.7% and falling. He has the permission to do anything he wants now. As long as he continues to provide us with an environment where we can all find jobs, i’m good.

HotAirLib on December 7, 2012 at 3:42 PM

The number dropped because half a million people are no longer receiving benefits and have not found employment. Once they’re no longer getting benefits, the government writes them off the books. Just think, if we ended all unemployment benefits, the unemployment rate would be zero!

Gotta love that progressive “math”.

Wendya on December 7, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Obama to accept cash….
That’s what whores do.

Another Drew on December 7, 2012 at 5:42 PM

We need to take a lesson from the Chinese government, who recently decided there will be no more pomp and extravagant galas and mind-numbing speeches from politicians being chauffeured around in government vehicles snarling up traffic, and cut out all but the most necessary travel abroad. Period. If the president gave a crap about our current economic situation he would pass on his second inauguration and multimillion dollar vacation and get to work. Jacka$$.

scalleywag on December 7, 2012 at 5:54 PM

It’s a good opportunity for Obama to find out which corporations are naughty and which are nice while it gives the corporations a chance to cross his palm with silver in exchange for some regulatory loopholes and waivers, and to demonstrate their loyalty to their new fascist masters.

Socratease on December 7, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Obama to accept corporate cash for inauguration celebration

Let’s get the list of “donors” [investors} and see how much of our cash they are going to get in return over the next 48 months….think it’ll be straight dollar for dollar? More like for every dollar they chip in, they are looking at a 100 to 1 payoff.

It’s the Chicago way, ya know.

coldwarrior on December 7, 2012 at 6:02 PM

They voted for him, let them pay for him…. at least, we’ll get something for our money. Maybe they can sponsor his $4 million Hawaii vacation too?

2nd Ammendment Mother on December 7, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Update.

Press fear Obama private swearing in

JPeterman on December 7, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Press fear Obama private swearing in

JPeterman on December 7, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Guess Obama doesn’t want to utter the words “protect, defend and preserve the Constitution of the United States” in public. Somebody might want to hold him accountable.

coldwarrior on December 7, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Couldn’t these corporations being hiring people with this money? Or giving their current employees healthcare?

Cindy Munford on December 7, 2012 at 3:37 PM

DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING!DING! DING!

Let me be the umpteenth person to add my congrats.

And not holding my breath for Chrissy or any of his ilk to ask the same question as a “legitimate journalist” (triple sarc).

fred5678 on December 7, 2012 at 6:32 PM

i’m good.

HotAirLib on December 7, 2012 at 3:42 PM

…yer stupid!…sing Daisy stupid!

KOOLAID2 on December 7, 2012 at 9:17 PM

i don’t know who this “we” is that you think you are attaching yourself to, but there’s a big difference between speech in a political campaign and paying for an inauguration. I understand that you don’t get the difference but that only speaks to your limited reasoning capabilities.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 7, 2012 at 5:07 PM

And what difference would that be?

Dante on December 7, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Why does a non-interventionist such as you, constantly intervene in discussions on this site ?

As to your question; Please read the Preamble to our Constitution.
What we agree to is not forced.

Jabberwock on December 7, 2012 at 5:11 PM

The Constitution was written by and ratified by people who lived almost 250 years ago. I never agreed to it, nor did you. It was forced upon us at birth.

Dante on December 7, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Unemployment is now 7.7% and falling. He has the permission to do anything he wants now. As long as he continues to provide us with an environment where we can all find jobs, i’m good.

HotAirLib on December 7, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Oh, yeah! And if another 540,000 people leave the workforce -BECAUSE THERE ARE NO JOBS – that rate will go down even further.

How stupid are you – and your fellow leftoid drones?

Of course you’re “good”. As long as lil barry lets you lick his spit off the ground – you’re always good.

Solaratov on December 7, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Good. Aren’t we supposedly in favor of the Citizens United ruling?

Dante on December 7, 2012 at 3:45 PM

You’re an idiot.

[and too stupid to know what they 'Citizens United ruling' is]

Solaratov on December 7, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Dante on December 7, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Yep. You’re an idiot.

But then, all you communists are.

Solaratov on December 7, 2012 at 9:51 PM

December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy…

A date which will live in — Infamy?

Not if you’re HotAir.com — or Google — or Yahoo.

HotAir.com posts NOTHING on Pearl Harbor Day to commemorate the horrific Japanese surprise attack on the American Naval Fleet in port at Pearl Harbor leaving 2,402 Americans killed and 1,282 Americans wounded — many of them civilians.

Pathetic.

This website has gone to crap ever since Michelle Malkin sold out to the highest bidder.

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FlatFoot on December 7, 2012 at 11:36 PM

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