Open thread: Obama inauguration

posted at 11:01 am on January 21, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Today will likely be a slow news day, except for the one big event taking place in Washington DC today — the ceremonial inauguration of Barack Obama for his second term as President.  Four years ago, nearly two million people crowded into the Mall for President Obama’s first inaugural address.  Today, organizers are trying to manage expectations for a much lower turnout.  How much lower?  Fox’s Carl Cameron reports that organizers predict a falloff of as much as 75% from the first inauguration:

“They expect that in fact it could be significantly smaller,” said Fox News reporter Carl Cameron. “Instead of 1.8, four years ago, They have actually lowered their crowd estimates. Originally they were saying, 600 to 800,000. Yesterday we were informed organizers think maybe closer to 500 to 700 [thousand]. Perhaps only a quarter of the size of four years ago.”

I suspect that the crowd will be a little larger than that.  This sounds a bit like sandbagging, a way to claim later that the crowd exceeded expectations as a way to pump up Obama’s standing momentarily. However, since Obama has already taken the oath — yesterday, as required by the Constitution — perhaps this will seem even more anticlimactic than it already is:

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Obama takes the oath of office at 11:55 am ET, according to the schedule, but there are plenty of events already taking place, so tune in right away if you want to catch, say, Chuck Schumer deliver opening remarks at 11:30. (Interesting program note: They’re giving James Taylor five minutes to sing “America the Beautiful.”) If you want to watch this live, CBS News has an embeddable video stream, posted below. If you want to watch it without commentary, I’d suggest C-SPAN.

If you find yourself unexcited by all of this, don’t worry — you’re not alone. Even Dana Milbank is unenthused about this “tepid rerun”:

Four years ago, hundreds of thousands of people flooded the capital, sleeping on floors and lining the streets so that they could be part of history: the inauguration of the first black president, who had the promise of being a transformational figure that could bring hope and change to a broken political system.

That messiah never came, and a sluggish economic recovery overshadowed his term. Obama was reelected less because he inspired the nation than because he discredited his opponent. Most Americans still think that the country is headed in the wrong direction, and just one in five trust their government to do the right thing.

Much of this says less about Obama than about the times. But the president manages to make his own presidency seem smaller by his frequent invocations of our greatest president. Obama, who launched his first presidential campaign in the place where Abraham Lincoln delivered his “House Divided” speech, will place his hand Monday, as he did in 2009, on the Bible Lincoln used for his 1861 inauguration. …

Lincoln’s second inaugural had the lines many Americans still know by heart: “judge not, that we be not judged,” and “fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray,” and, “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”

Talk about managing expectations ….

Inviting comparison to that moment inevitably makes Obama’s second-term program, as he outlined it last week — “making modest adjustments to programs like Medicare” and “closing loopholes in our tax code” — seem little. At his news conference Monday, Obama vowed: “I intend to carry out the agenda that I campaigned on — an agenda for new jobs, new opportunity and new security for the middle class.”


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canopfor on January 21, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Since Obama keeps trying to compare himself to Lincoln, I would just like to celebrate America today by hoping that his second term turns out exactly the same as Lincoln. How’s that?

Night Owl on January 21, 2013 at 11:27 AM
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That’s silly. They’ll turn a criminal into a martyred victim in no time, and the grandchildren of our grandchildren will be learning “Heritage of Obama” in every class.
The dog-eating scum should swing from the rope but I’d rather have the court do so than a mob or an assassin.

Archivarix on January 21, 2013 at 11:34 AM

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You’re right. I’m just rooting for lung cancer.

The Count on January 21, 2013 at 11:35 AM

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If a genuine assassination attempt were made, it would be by someone from their side, not ours.
If they attempted it, it would be for exactly the reason Archivarix stated.

listens2glenn on January 21, 2013 at 11:46 AM

meh

ted c on January 21, 2013 at 11:47 AM

nonpartisan. Umm.. yeah you’re totally here to rub it in and crow over your victory not have intelligent debate. I’ve never seen you post a single intelligent nonpartisan thing.

BTW.. why do lefty trolls insist that they’re middle of the road? Be proud that you’re a liberal.

Illinidiva on January 21, 2013 at 11:47 AM

I thought Michelle looked sexy before the “new doo”, and I still think she looks sexy . . .

listens2glenn on January 21, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Slow down, dude. Drinking that much this early in the day – even on a holiday – is not good for you. It slows down your long game.

And those beer goggles are gonna get you in trouble.

:)

Solaratov on January 21, 2013 at 11:47 AM

Mooch looks like one of the Supremes.(the singers, not the Court)

kingsjester on January 21, 2013 at 11:48 AM

In my Hollywood movie, that bible would burst into flames and consume him and everyone around him right there on live tv.

Harbingeing on January 21, 2013 at 11:08 AM

I’d rather he suddenly started braying like a donkey right in the middle of the oath, then morph into one, right in front of everyone. And it wouldn’t be a movie.

Ward Cleaver on January 21, 2013 at 11:48 AM

I don’t want to call this a dictatorship, but it is close. I mean most dictators at least have to put down the media. He had that already.

You don’t have to be the most popular once the dictatorship is created. You just have to have people who believe.

I don’t think it will always be a dictatorship, but the change is irreversible it many aspects. The only hope is that this is more of a cult of dictatorship, not a true one.

tomas on January 21, 2013 at 11:48 AM

President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama.

chumpThreads on January 21, 2013 at 11:46 AM

You forgot “peace be upon him”, infidel.

Archivarix on January 21, 2013 at 11:49 AM

chumpThreads on January 21, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Your wrist must be hurting.

wargamer6 on January 21, 2013 at 11:49 AM

BTW.. why do lefty trolls insist that they’re middle of the road? Be proud that you’re a liberal.

Illinidiva on January 21, 2013 at 11:47 AM

Because they are liars, it’s deep deep in the core of their being. That and they know that the majority of Americans utterly despise liberals.

SWalker on January 21, 2013 at 11:50 AM

some of the comments on this thread are absolutely vile…I hope Ed and Allah take note

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Oh, stop whining and sniveling you little pansy. Just STFU.

Then, FOAD.

Nobody heard you whining about the filthy remarks made about Bush, you sniveling hypocrite.

Solaratov on January 21, 2013 at 11:50 AM

some of the comments on this thread are absolutely vile…I hope Ed and Allah take note

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Oh shut up.

Ward Cleaver on January 21, 2013 at 11:50 AM

I don’t want to call this a dictatorship, but it is close. I mean most dictators at least have to put down the media. He had that already.

You don’t have to be the most popular once the dictatorship is created. You just have to have people who believe.

I don’t think it will always be a dictatorship, but the change is irreversible it many aspects. The only hope is that this is more of a cult of dictatorship, not a true one.

tomas on January 21, 2013 at 11:48 AM

dictators dont win 50+% of electorate, clown

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 11:50 AM

President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama.

chumpThreads on January 21, 2013 at 11:46 AM

You forgot “peace be upon him”, infidel.

Archivarix on January 21, 2013 at 11:49 AM

And the mmm, mmm, mmm.

VegasRick on January 21, 2013 at 11:50 AM

well okay, how about doing what FDR did within three months of his final inauguration? Is that better?

DanMan on January 21, 2013 at 11:43 AM

I never realized how sensitive these lefties are. /sarc

Night Owl on January 21, 2013 at 11:50 AM

The prices of AR-15s, .223 Rem shells, tribulation food, and multiple “heavy metals” (especially gold).

listens2glenn on January 21, 2013 at 11:27 AM

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Good response. Sobering, but good.

22044 on January 21, 2013 at 11:46 AM

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I might have to rethink that last item. If things get bad enough, heavy metals will lose value because they’re not very nutritional.

listens2glenn on January 21, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Your wrist must be hurting.

wargamer6 on January 21, 2013 at 11:49 AM

He’s wearing one of those carpal tunnel splints.

Ward Cleaver on January 21, 2013 at 11:51 AM

You’re right. I’m just rooting for lung cancer.

The Count on January 21, 2013 at 11:35 AM

That would be totally acceptable. In fact, I have also been wishing the same thing for a while, a death my natural causes. We would get the best of both worlds, the end of the dictatorship and no martyrdom legacy :D.

p_incorrect on January 21, 2013 at 11:51 AM

“The whole city has a smile on its face.”
– Katie Couric

Why, according to the MSM, the whole world has a smile on its face, now that Dear Leader is being given his rightful place in history as a successful, two-term, better-than-FDR president! /sarc

KS Rex on January 21, 2013 at 11:51 AM

dictators dont win 50+% of electorate, clown

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 11:50 AM

You just topped yourself with the stupidest comment on HA ever. What a moron.

VegasRick on January 21, 2013 at 11:52 AM

ha! he screwed it up again.

tommer74 on January 21, 2013 at 11:52 AM

He screwed it up this time with no help from the traitor.

D-fusit on January 21, 2013 at 11:52 AM

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 11:50 AM

How are you nonpartisan, when all your posts glorify Obama?

wargamer6 on January 21, 2013 at 11:52 AM

2nd that

can’t handle the love fest by the lsm….

watching a little netflix instead

cmsinaz on January 21, 2013 at 11:42 AM

cmsinaz:)

I will say,that the TRUE BELIEVERS like PROGEGRESSIVE SOCIALIST
UTOPIANS,are in a Perpetual Orgasmic Bath of KOOL_AID,

but the old Democrats are probably saddened,and sickened as to what
Obama has done to the DNC,and America!!

canopfor on January 21, 2013 at 11:52 AM

dictators dont win 50+% of electorate, clown

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 11:50 AM

No, but socialists do.

Ward Cleaver on January 21, 2013 at 11:52 AM

tomas on January 21, 2013 at 11:48 AM

dictators dont win 50+% of electorate, clown

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Obama won the same way dictasters always win, through massive fraud. Take away the fraud, and Obama didn’t win at all.

SWalker on January 21, 2013 at 11:53 AM

dictators dont win 50+% of electorate, clown

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 11:50 AM

shut up idiot.

tomas on January 21, 2013 at 11:53 AM

How are you nonpartisan, when all your posts glorify Obama?

wargamer6 on January 21, 2013 at 11:52 AM

He’s in the Coffee Party.

Ward Cleaver on January 21, 2013 at 11:53 AM

For some reason Chucky Schumer won’t use Hussein. He keeps referring to O as Barack H. Obama.

CoffeeLover on January 21, 2013 at 11:53 AM

How are you nonpartisan, when all your posts glorify Obama?

wargamer6 on January 21, 2013 at 11:52 AM

how exactly am I glorifying Obama, you tard?

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 11:54 AM

I never realized how sensitive these lefties are. /sarc

Night Owl on January 21, 2013 at 11:50 AM

You weren’t paying much attention. They are so sensitive and thoughtful that they’re willing to cut a child out of the womb just so those nasty Tea Party Republicans wouldn’t have a chance to slaughter him later with their disgusting, horrible AR-15s.

Archivarix on January 21, 2013 at 11:54 AM

The trolls here think they’re rubbing the ceremony in our faces on this thread, but that got old four years ago. Reality is easy to accept, except for libs. I’m waiting–hoping, even–the reality of their precious Obama smacks them upside the head with a black scary-looking 2×4 complete with a pistol grip.

Liberals like sharing the wealth, while I’m into them finally sharing in the pain. The next four years are going to be very interesting, indeed.

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Hmmmm…………………………………..

The Associated Press ‏@AP

See which Cabinet member isn’t at the inauguration for security purposes: http://apne.ws/WaYSbD #inaug -MM

canopfor on January 21, 2013 at 11:54 AM

BHO’s speaking…hope Chris Matthews is wearing his Depends.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 21, 2013 at 11:54 AM

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 11:54 AM

All your posts are puffing up Ds.

wargamer6 on January 21, 2013 at 11:54 AM

GOD HELP US………

…..and remove this man and his minions from office!

IMPEACH NOW!!! Save the Republic.

PappyD61 on January 21, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Please don’t ever confuse me with this “nonpartisan” poster.

byepartisan on January 21, 2013 at 11:55 AM

dictators dont win 50+% of electorate, clown

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Not to rub turd into your face, but Adolf Hitler did just that.

Archivarix on January 21, 2013 at 11:55 AM

dictators dont win 50+% of electorate, clown

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 11:50 AM

At least not until they get really good at it, huh? Saddam got 100%, but Obama can’t do that because we still have the 2nd Amendment. You are not very bright, in addition to being extremely sensitive.

Night Owl on January 21, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Notice that Schummer calls him President Barack H. Obama, won’t say Hussein.

susandiane311 on January 21, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Sarah Palin’s facebook message today was all about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Not a single word about 0bama or the inauguration.

Her silence speaks volumes. I love that woman.

UltimateBob on January 21, 2013 at 11:56 AM

President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama.

chumpThreads on January 21, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Yawn.

HumpBot Salvation on January 21, 2013 at 11:57 AM

well it’s between watching this…….and worming the hogs……

Guess what will be more productive?

PappyD61 on January 21, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Not to rub turd into your face, but Adolf Hitler did just that.

Archivarix on January 21, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Chavez. The list goes on very long. NP is an idiot.

VegasRick on January 21, 2013 at 11:57 AM

I never realized how sensitive these lefties are. /sarc

Night Owl on January 21, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Night Owl:

Lol,they are close to da edge,like Lock-step Lemmings:)

canopfor on January 21, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Obama won the same way dictasters always win, through massive fraud. Take away the fraud, and Obama didn’t win at all.

SWalker on January 21, 2013 at 11:53 AM

The blatant, unethical media bias unarguably made more of a difference than the final vote margin. Without it, today President Romney (or Palin, to take the thought one step further) would be sworn in.

In other words, the MSM stole the election, plain and simple.

In my opinion, conspiring to steal an American presidential election should be a capital offense.

In other words, I believe that certain MSM executives, producers and reporters should be convicted of treason and shot by firing squad or hanged by the neck until dead.

They stole the election and abetted the destruction of America.

I mean every word of this and it is not hyperbole. Leaving possible vote fraud aside, the MSM stole the election of 2012.

cane_loader on January 21, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Can we just ban all liberal trolls?

Illinidiva on January 21, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Why? On a day like today, we need a good laugh.

Ward Cleaver on January 21, 2013 at 11:58 AM

“So help me, me.”

kingsjester on January 21, 2013 at 11:58 AM

dictators dont win 50+% of electorate, clown

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Not to rub turd into your face, but Adolf Hitler did just that.

Archivarix on January 21, 2013 at 11:55 AM

As did Saddam Hussein and Chavez, and even Castro. nonpartisan has it’s head for far up it’s own ass it can read by looking out it’s own nostrils.

SWalker on January 21, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Notice that Schummer calls him President Barack H. Obama, won’t say Hussein.

susandiane311 on January 21, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Yeah, I wondered about that, too. I don’t think his supporters would have any problem whatsoever with “Hussein” and the rest of us are pretty disgusted anyway.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 21, 2013 at 11:58 AM

I don’t think it will always be a dictatorship, but the change is irreversible it many aspects. The only hope is that this is more of a cult of dictatorship, not a true one.

tomas on January 21, 2013 at 11:48 AM

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dictators dont win 50+% of electorate, clown

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 11:50 AM

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That’s right. All of the voting-fraud and conservatives who stayed home, didn’t get him that much of a “landslide”.

Also, we have the Second Amendment with which to defy a dictatorship.

listens2glenn on January 21, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Sarah Palin’s facebook message today was all about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Not a single word about 0bama or the inauguration.

Her silence speaks volumes. I love that woman.

UltimateBob on January 21, 2013 at 11:56 AM

I can silence her by asking her to talk about a book or newspaper shes read lately lol

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 11:58 AM

The economy is recovering, quick tell the millions of unemployed.

D-fusit on January 21, 2013 at 11:59 AM

dictators dont win 50+% of electorate, clown

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 11:50 AM

maf hurtz doesn’ it?

Sadam usually had right about 100% give or take. The cancer-stricken dying Chavez was usually around 95%. Enjoy what your preezy has wrought. The unwinding of any gains you thought the civil rights era brought. We got schooled and that knowledge will take generations to alter. Own it.

DanMan on January 21, 2013 at 11:59 AM

President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama.

chumpThreads on January 21, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Yep,

The number of Americans age 16 or older who decided not to work or even to seek a job increased by 8,332,000 to a record 88,839,000 in President Barack Obama’s first term, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. …

HumpBot Salvation on January 21, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Social Justice, yeah!!!!!!!!!

D-fusit on January 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Her silence speaks volumes. I love that woman.

UltimateBob on January 21, 2013 at 11:56 AM

UltimateNob:

The SarahCudian Revolutionary Voter Guards,
and Mama Grizzly Spec Ops Teams,

Salute you:)

canopfor on January 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM

dictators dont win 50+% of electorate, clown

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 11:50 AM

He won a bare majority by tearing down a good, moral man – calling him a felon and murderer. I hope Obama cooks in hell.

The Count on January 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM

That’s silly. They’ll turn a criminal into a martyred victim in no time, and the grandchildren of our grandchildren will be learning “Heritage of Obama” in every class. The dog-eating scum should swing from the rope but I’d rather have the court do so than a mob or an assassin.

Archivarix on January 21, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Enjoy the Secret Service visit!

SnarkVader on January 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM

dictators dont win 50+% of electorate, clown

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 11:50 AM

You don’t know or read much history, do you, leftoid drone?

It’s hard to believe that anyone could make the stupid remarks that you do on a regular basis. Hell, it’s hard to believe that anyone could be as stupid as you present yourself.

Solaratov on January 21, 2013 at 12:01 PM

How are you nonpartisan, when all your posts glorify Obama?

wargamer6 on January 21, 2013 at 11:52 AM

He’s in the Coffee Party.

Ward Cleaver on January 21, 2013 at 11:53 AM

And probably “No Labels” too, partisan dork tha the/she/it is.

UltimateBob on January 21, 2013 at 12:01 PM

I know why nonpartisan’s here. School’s out for MLK Day.

Does Mom have your Spaghettios ready yet, Skippy?

kingsjester on January 21, 2013 at 12:02 PM

You weren’t paying much attention. They are so sensitive and thoughtful that they’re willing to cut a child out of the womb just so those nasty Tea Party Republicans wouldn’t have a chance to slaughter him later with their disgusting, horrible AR-15s.

Archivarix on January 21, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Then maybe I’ll pray for him:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atBg9zLI2bA

Night Owl on January 21, 2013 at 12:02 PM

This is so sickening that after I threw up, even my vomit had to puke.

SparkPlug on January 21, 2013 at 12:02 PM

UltimateBob on January 21, 2013 at 11:56 AM

I can silence her by asking her to talk about a book or newspaper shes read lately lol

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 11:58 AM

You would have to know what a book or newspaper actually is first…

SWalker on January 21, 2013 at 12:02 PM

I can silence her by asking her to talk about a book or newspaper shes read lately lol

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Learn to use apostrophes in contractions before calling others illiterate, ‘tard!

cane_loader on January 21, 2013 at 12:02 PM

some of the comments on this thread are absolutely vile…

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 11:41 AM

…Feces?…talking about vile?
POS never ceases to amaze me!

KOOLAID2 on January 21, 2013 at 12:02 PM

The SarahCudian Revolutionary Voter Guards,
and Mama Grizzly Spec Ops Teams,

Salute you:)

canopfor on January 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Thanks! But… was the UltimateNob a typo, I hope? :-)

UltimateBob on January 21, 2013 at 12:03 PM

I can silence her by asking her to talk about a book or newspaper shes read lately lol

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 11:58 AM

nonpartisan:

Katie *AmBush Couric*……..is that YOU!

canopfor on January 21, 2013 at 12:03 PM

nonpartisan (yeah, right) – no one forces you to be here.

Man up and send an email to the management if you need to submit a report. Otherwise, save your breath.

22044 on January 21, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Enjoy the Secret Service visit!

SnarkVader on January 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM

LoL. They can come on over to my house too. Word is they think Obama’s just as much of an d-bag as the rest of us. Maybe we’ll hit the strip club and yuck it up over a few beers.

The Count on January 21, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Well he started off all talk of coming together and it already degraded into not willing to negotiate on the debt/deficit and making sure the women and minority wedge is still ongoing. OI

CoffeeLover on January 21, 2013 at 12:05 PM

canopfor on January 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Thanks! But… was the UltimateNob a typo, I hope? :-)

UltimateBob on January 21, 2013 at 12:03 PM

UltimateBob:

OH Sh*t,yes it was a typo,Sorry,I apologize———————-:)

canopfor on January 21, 2013 at 12:05 PM

I can silence her by asking her to talk about a book or newspaper shes read lately lol

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Yes, and Katie Couric’s selective editing of the interview will be helpful, as it has been in the past.

UltimateBob on January 21, 2013 at 12:05 PM

what amazes me about all this is somehow the O cheerleaders assuming they will be exempt from the impending doom. Sucks for all of us.

redmama on January 21, 2013 at 12:05 PM

I can silence her by asking her to talk about a book or newspaper shes read lately lol

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Palin’s not a Libtard pseudo-intellectual who has a laundry list of publications she only pretends to read so that she can whip them out at a moment’s notice to impress fellow pseudo-intellectuals at cocktail parties.

She said she reads all of the major publications, I don’t what part of that folks don’t understand.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 21, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Archivarix on January 21, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Enjoy the Secret Service visit!

SnarkVader on January 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM

You do know that Obama and company haven’t actually managed to repeal that pesky 1st amendment thing yet, right…???

SWalker on January 21, 2013 at 12:05 PM

The SarahCudian Revolutionary Voter Guards,
and Mama Grizzly Spec Ops Teams,

Salute you:)

canopfor on January 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Hey, I like the sound of that. SarahCudian Revolutionary Guards lol.

SparkPlug on January 21, 2013 at 12:06 PM

chumpThreads on January 21, 2013

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013

…periodically…you two should empty your mouths!
…perhaps…into each others!

KOOLAID2 on January 21, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Oh now we won’t engage our enemies.

Nod to MLK

CoffeeLover on January 21, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Night Owl:

Lol,they are close to da edge,like Lock-step Lemmings:)

canopfor on January 21, 2013 at 11:57 AM

If they didn’t have different names it would be impossible to tell them apart. Inbreeding, I suspect.

Night Owl on January 21, 2013 at 12:07 PM

How ironic is it that a man elected by possibly the worst example of voting-bloc racism in the history of American presidential politics is inaugurated on Martin Luther King day?

The evil worm of 1968 has turned and it has infested the highest levels of our government.

The peace-and-love hippies are fading away, while the anarchy-and-riot ones have achieved full, dark flower.

Hat off to them for their long battle in taking control of the levers of power in America. It’s been a long road from 1968, and they stayed the course. Today in many ways is a culmination of a 45-year battle to knock the load-bearing pillars out from under a once-great nation.

Never underestimate the damage that can be done to a great nation by the worst members of an evil-saturated generation.

cane_loader on January 21, 2013 at 12:07 PM

I know why nonpartisan’s here. School’s out for MLK Day.

+1

Does Mom have your Spaghettios ready yet, Skippy?

kingsjester on January 21, 2013 at 12:02 PM

+ another 1 for the excellent Spaghetti-Os comment.

UltimateBob on January 21, 2013 at 12:08 PM

What a Freaggin LIE,its OnWards to Africa!!!!

The Associated Press ‏@AP

BREAKING: President Obama: ‘A decade of war is now ending. An economic recovery has begun’ #inaug2013 -MM

canopfor on January 21, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Sarah Palin’s facebook message today was all about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Not a single word about 0bama or the inauguration.

Her silence speaks volumes. I love that woman.

UltimateBob on January 21, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Somebody still cares about The Quitter?

The bitter clingers I can take, but you Palin people are just sad.

chumpThreads on January 21, 2013 at 12:08 PM

what amazes me about all this is somehow the O cheerleaders assuming they will be exempt from the impending doom. Sucks for all of us.

redmama on January 21, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Not as much as it’s going to suck for them.

SWalker on January 21, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Can this guy make a speech without shouting?

Guess in those circles, the louder you are, the more righteous you are somehow.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 21, 2013 at 12:09 PM

Umm.. Don’t dictators win 100% of the vote?

Also, I don’t think Barry is a dictator or has the capability of becoming one. The U.S. military is the great guarantor of our democracy and Barry will be thrown out of the White House in 2017 whether or not he wants to leave after President Ryan’s inauguration.

Illinidiva on January 21, 2013 at 12:09 PM

You do know that Obama and company haven’t actually managed to repeal that pesky 1st amendment thing yet, right…???

SWalker on January 21, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Probably has an EO waiting in the wings for that too.

The Count on January 21, 2013 at 12:10 PM

LGBT and Immigration………….

A bit for Gun Control….

oh sheesh…he’s telling us we don’t need to pay attention to our founding documents because we all don’t look at it the same way!

“Name Calling as Reasoned Debate” Does he ever listen to himself?

CoffeeLover on January 21, 2013 at 12:10 PM

periodically…you two should empty your mouths!
…perhaps…into each others!

KOOLAID2 on January 21, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Sorry, your mom called first dibs.

chumpThreads on January 21, 2013 at 12:10 PM

canopfor on January 21, 2013 at 11:57 AM

If they didn’t have different names it would be impossible to tell them apart. Inbreeding, I suspect.

Night Owl on January 21, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Night Owl:LMAO,……….soooooooooo true:)

canopfor on January 21, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Worst Ever.™

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 12:10 PM

You know, there’s a test to see if Obama really IS the Messiah…

teacherman on January 21, 2013 at 12:10 PM

This speech is boilerplate liberal nonsense. He has nothing to say.

matthew8787 on January 21, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Can this guy make a speech without shouting?

Guess in those circles, the louder you are, the more righteous you are somehow.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 21, 2013 at 12:09 PM

It’s not shouting. Obama is the most gifted orator of this generation, the last was Kennedy. He speaks with a emotional cadence that moves and instills hope and inspiration!

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 12:11 PM

dictators dont win 50+% of electorate, clown

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 11:50 AM

The little putz couldn’t even get to a solid 51%.

Real “mr. popularity” you got there, lickspittle.

Solaratov on January 21, 2013 at 12:11 PM

ChumpThreads is a trig truther.

Fact.

SparkPlug on January 21, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Can this guy make a speech without shouting?

Guess in those circles, the louder you are, the more righteous you are somehow.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 21, 2013 at 12:09 PM

He would probably curse a blue streak if he could get away with it, the same way all liberals get verbally violent (at first) when they can’t get their way without resistance.

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 12:11 PM

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