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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I’m so happy that America made the right choice and picked President Obama for another 4 years. You made the right choice guys!

Typhonsentra on January 21, 2013 at 12:20 PM

There’s just no conceivable way you could have any real understanding of our country and its founding and say that with a straight face…

CaptFlood on January 21, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Sorry, your mom called first dibs.

chumpThreads on January 21, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Still keepin’ it classy, aren’t you, gutter/ghetto trash.

It doesn’t take long for you people to revert to type.

Solaratov on January 21, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Dadgum. Do you think we could have another Troll come to this thread? Somebody get Drywall out of the home and vebaluce out of the unemployment line.

kingsjester on January 21, 2013 at 12:36 PM

What an amazing event. I’m glad that we as a country could come together despite our differences and support our president today. There’s a lot of work to do going forward but he is most definitely the man for the job. It’s a bright future for America. ass-wipe.

Typhonsentra on January 21, 2013 at 12:32 PM

FIFY.

Nutstuyu on January 21, 2013 at 12:36 PM

On a positive note as Mark Steyn said on Rush’s show today, this is “hump day”. It’s all down hill from here.

ncjetsfan on January 21, 2013 at 12:33 PM

I hope so. Maybe even the libs know that in their small hearts. Perhaps that’s why there are so many of them on this thread. I mean, none of us go to DK or DU, right?

22044 on January 21, 2013 at 12:36 PM

A lot longer than 45 years, try closer to 100. This shit started under Teddy Roosevelt who was America’s first Progressive Marxist President.

SWalker on January 21, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Yep, though it really got rolling when the women waited until all the men were off fighting World War I to push through a lot of horrible Constitutional Amendments, such as the direct election of senators, the income tax, and prohibition.

Prohibition was repealed. All the other amendments passed in the same era should have been as well.

wildcat72 on January 21, 2013 at 12:37 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

You might want to wipe that ‘stuff’ off of your lips and chin.

It’s kind of disgusting…and makes you look like what you are.

Solaratov on January 21, 2013 at 12:38 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

yeah, let me tell you, that Reagan, with his speech following
the Challenger explosion was positively amateurish in
comparison…Obama and Kennedy baby!!

TELEPROMPTER SPECIAL running for the next 3 days!!
Don’t wait, you TOO can be a “gifted orator”and recite
things like “Corpses” when addressing Marines…
..and to prove you’re really the Best, you can point out when
Police “Act Stupidly”.

ToddPA on January 21, 2013 at 12:38 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

Cwissy Maffews reporting for troll duty.

Key West Reader on January 21, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Just a reminder for you cowardly leftists. The line starts to my left. Lol!

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 12:40 PM

In for Rush,………..Mark Steyn!

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canopfor on January 21, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Obama ushers in the end of America as a sovereign Constitutional Republic and the onslaught of the Balkanized chaos to come.

Celebrate that at your peril, fools.

profitsbeard on January 21, 2013 at 12:40 PM

HotAirLib on January 21, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Sing DAISY for us, HAL.

In homage to your savior, barry.

Sing it, b!tch!

Solaratov on January 21, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Well one thing for certain. The trolls have mastered the skill of fapping and typing simultaneously.

HumpBot Salvation on January 21, 2013 at 12:41 PM

A lot vented spleen today from the teenaged NASCAR fans on the right. And you people own guns? Maybe that should be looked at. Thank God BHO will do something about you nuts.

lostmotherland on January 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Cwissy Maffews reporting for troll duty.

Key West Reader on January 21, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Key West Reader:Lol,good to see ya,its about -22C up here,brrrrr:)

canopfor on January 21, 2013 at 12:43 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!

I didn’t know that verbal diarrhea was considered gifted oratory. My, how liberal idol worship corrupts minds!

22044 on January 21, 2013 at 12:44 PM

lostmotherland on January 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Son, 0 ain’t gonna do shit.

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 12:46 PM

O/T: A very important history lesson in NY. And so it starts…

http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?singlepost=3115709

Archivarix on January 21, 2013 at 12:25 PM

So good it bears repeating – people have got to understand this was the flashpoint for the American Rev0lution, and the Left has now lit the fuse again. Deliberately.

I attended our local Las Vegas Guns Across America rally for the Second Amendment on Saturday, along with several hundred others, who will also not be complying with any new gun registration/confiscation schemes. Abundant Molon Labe sentiments.

Harbingeing on January 21, 2013 at 12:46 PM

And you people own guns? Maybe that should be looked at. Thank God BHO will do something about you nuts.

lostmotherland on January 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Why don’t you and your libtard buddies come and take mine.

VegasRick on January 21, 2013 at 12:47 PM

In for Rush,………..Mark Steyn!

canopfor on January 21, 2013 at 12:40 PM

.
Thanks for the “heads up”, I didn’t have it on.

I like Mark Steyn! … : )

listens2glenn on January 21, 2013 at 12:47 PM

lostmotherland on January 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM

“Thank God?” Your behavior around here, not to mention your political ideology, proves that you have no cotton-pickin’ clue as to Whom you’re thanking.

Here’s a clue: It ain’t the Manchurian President.

kingsjester on January 21, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Thank God BHO will do something about you nuts.

lostmotherland on January 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM

.
Thank … WHO ? !

listens2glenn on January 21, 2013 at 12:49 PM

A lot vented spleen today from the teenaged NASCAR fans on the right. And you people own guns? Maybe that should be looked at. Thank God BHO will do something about you nuts.

lostmotherland on January 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Good point, You are correct, he can TRY to do something
about us…..unfortunately, for our Society, very little
is spent on Mental health, which means people with cracked
craniums, such as yourself, will continue to be a danger to the rest of us….

ToddPA on January 21, 2013 at 12:49 PM

The 1848-49 revolutions had absolutely nothing to do with Communism and the Communist Manifesto was basically ignored until after Marx wrote Das Kapital.

SWalker on January 21, 2013 at 12:34 PM

I would respectfully disagree, somewhat, though I see your point.

If you’re looking at the 1890 benchmark, I think that has to do with Marx’s involvement with the Russian radicals. Marx was growing discouraged and he was approached by a group of young Russian intellectuals who asked him for his guidance.

At first he dismissed them because Marx felt that a Socialist revolution would not work in Russia because it was still in the Feudal Stage of social evolution, and had not moved into the Capitalist phase. Marx felt that the Capitalist phase had to be established in order to provide a foundation for Socialism.

Apparently this group were persistent and flattered him, so he modified some of his theories to fit Czarist Russia and convinced himself that Socialism could work there after all.

As for Das Kapital, a Soviet defector (if I remember correctly) said that no one in the Communist Bloc really read Das Kapital but pointed to it’s mere existence on their office book shelves as some kind of evidence that Marx was right. The implication was that such a voluminous work simply had to be irrefutable in its assertions.

I haven’t been able to pin down exactly when or who, but it would seem that in post-Stalin Russia and maybe even during Mao’s lifetime in China, Communist theorists pointed out the mistake of bypassing Capitalism and attempting to move directly into Socialism as disastrous.

It wasn’t that they in Russia and China admitted failure of their core beliefs, but they saw the necessity of backing up and allowing (controlled) Capitalism to exist in those societies, so that future Socialism will have a firm foundation. These aren’t defeats, or really even setbacks so much as calculated moves on the part of the believers to adhere to Marxist principles.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 21, 2013 at 12:49 PM

A lot vented spleen today from the teenaged NASCAR fans on the right. And you people own guns? Maybe that should be looked at. Thank God BHO will do something about you nuts.
lostmotherland on January 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM

I rarely say this, but brother you’d do yourself a favor just deciding to stfu. You’re not any better, Obama’s not gonna do a thing, and this isn’t a war.

Genuine on January 21, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Under Obama, the Red Man didn’t get ahead, man.

The Yella weren’t mella.

The White didn’t do what’s right.

At least the Brown can stick aroun’.

NA NA NA NA, NA NA NA NA, HEEEEEEEEY, YOU FAIL!

Christien on January 21, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Why don’t you and your libtard buddies come and take mine.

VegasRick on January 21, 2013 at 12:47 PM

The most vitriolic of liberals never do that, preferring to spew in safe anonymity. Instead, they want others put at risk then pat themselves on the back for their ‘morality’.

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 12:52 PM

I rarely say this, but brother you’d do yourself a favor just deciding to stfu.

ok, lol

lostmotherland on January 21, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Obama ushers in the end of America as a sovereign Constitutional Republic and the onslaught of the Balkanized chaos to come.

Celebrate that at your peril, fools.

profitsbeard on January 21, 2013 at 12:40 PM

.
Obama’s “handlers” are the ones trying to usher in “something.

Either way, it still amounts to the end of U.S. sovereignty.

listens2glenn on January 21, 2013 at 12:53 PM

A lot vented spleen today from the teenaged NASCAR fans on the right. And you people own guns? Maybe that should be looked at. Thank God BHO will do something about you nuts.

lostmotherland on January 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM

And in 2017 you’ll be a gracious loser when you have to deal with a Republican president.

Illinidiva on January 21, 2013 at 12:53 PM

GOOD NEWS!!!!

There’s at least a chance……this time in 2017 he’ll NOT be President.

BAD NEWS??

There’s a very good chance the new President will be named BIDEN, CLINTON or CUOMO.

PappyD61 on January 21, 2013 at 12:56 PM

If our swooning trolls start today, they too can write a letter to president obama every day of his term.

Christien on January 21, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Thank God BHO will do something about you nuts.

lostmotherland on January 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Before that, he should do something about his wife’s rancid face and hairstyle.

sentinelrules on January 21, 2013 at 12:57 PM

lostmotherland on January 21, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Yeah, lostmothahumper, it’s going to be a lot of fun watching you leftoid drones starve to death when it all falls apart.

Solaratov on January 21, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Why are trolls even in here? Did they expect us to be all excited for today?

Proof positive – liberals are idiots.

gophergirl on January 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Too bad the Dems weren’t clever enough to create the Office of the President Re-elect, replete with phony seal.

That would’ve been sweet, but they’re just phoning it in, as usual.

Christien on January 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Got my tuxedo pressed and bought a new formal shirt. Reservations at a fine restaurant. Woke up today feeling good about America and life. I’ll think of you small, bitter people when Obama takes his bow at the ball tonight. And I’ll smile and sip a little more champagne.

urban elitist on January 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Well, now we start finding out just how far down the rabbit(i.e. socialism) hole, we’re going to go. I don’t think obama waits for 2014 to see if he can get the house back. I think we should know long before then just how bad things are going to get domestically, economically and internationally.

Only question is, can America make it back out of the hole starting in 2016. I say no. Once Obamacare is fully implemented, there’s no way out; the USA is on a dead end road to being England-west.

I hope you guys enjoyed the 1980s and 1990s, I think we never see that America again.

cougar on January 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM

A lot vented spleen today from the teenaged NASCAR fans on the right. And you people own guns? Maybe that should be looked at. Thank God BHO will do something about you nuts.

lostmotherland on January 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM

LOL, like what?

Are you expecting Barack Obama to disarm Americans and confiscate guns?

What exactly do you mean, troll? Is Barack Obama planning to murder conservatives like the Obama Party leadership has called to do?

You want to see conservatives killed, don’t you, little pervert? Just admit that you want that and we’ll respect you. Everyone knows that Obama supporters like you are violent bigots who are desperate to murder conservatives and Republicans in the name of your Obama.

northdallasthirty on January 21, 2013 at 1:01 PM

urban elitist on January 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM

So?

Christien on January 21, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Why are trolls even in here? Did they expect us to be all excited for today?

Proof positive – liberals are idiots.

gophergirl on January 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM

I hope so. Maybe even the libs know that in their small hearts. Perhaps that’s why there are so many of them on this thread. I mean, none of us go to DK or DU, right?

22044 on January 21, 2013 at 12:36 PM

My theory above, in response to Mark Steyn calling today a humpday. YMMV.

22044 on January 21, 2013 at 1:02 PM

– point is your president is fkn dirtbag. I hope to one day urinate on his grave.

The Count on January 21, 2013 at 12:19 PM

You’re gonna have to stand in line. :)

Solaratov on January 21, 2013 at 1:03 PM

On a positive note as Mark Steyn said on Rush’s show today, this is “hump day”. It’s all down hill from here.

ncjetsfan on January 21, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Positive? Without an election coming up, Obozo’s going to be 100x more Marxist than first term. Not feeling too positive about that.

sauldalinsky on January 21, 2013 at 1:03 PM

And I’ll smile and sip a little more champagne.

urban elitist on January 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM

And I thought libtards hated the 1%.

You should be giving away your money to the poor blacks and Latinos.

sentinelrules on January 21, 2013 at 1:04 PM

LOL, like what?

Are you expecting Barack Obama to disarm Americans and confiscate guns?

What exactly do you mean, troll? Is Barack Obama planning to murder conservatives like the Obama Party leadership has called to do?

You want to see conservatives killed, don’t you, little pervert? Just admit that you want that and we’ll respect you. Everyone knows that Obama supporters like you are violent bigots who are desperate to murder conservatives and Republicans in the name of your Obama.

northdallasthirty

Man. Take the meds and sit down. There’s probably a nice Walton’s episode on Hallmark you can watch to remind you of “real America.”

lostmotherland on January 21, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Got my tuxedo pressed and bought a new formal shirt. Reservations at a fine restaurant. Woke up today feeling good about America and life. I’ll think of you small, bitter people when Obama takes his bow at the ball tonight. And I’ll smile and sip a little more champagne.

urban elitist on January 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Have a good time !
Be careful with the drinking. Does not go well with the cold.

Jabberwock on January 21, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Got my tuxedo pressed and bought a new formal shirt. Reservations at a fine restaurant. Woke up today feeling good about America and life. I’ll think of you small, bitter people when Obama takes his bow at the ball tonight. And I’ll smile and sip a little more champagne

Umm.. love how the lefty trolls are such jerks. Please don’t start whining about civility when our guy wins in 2016 and there is lots of gloating around here.

Illinidiva on January 21, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Got my tuxedo pressed and bought a new formal shirt. Reservations at a fine restaurant. Woke up today feeling good about America and life. I’ll think of you small, bitter people when Obama takes his bow at the ball tonight. And I’ll smile and sip a little more champagne.

urban elitist on January 21, 2013 at 1:00

Good for you!!

And hopefully, you’ll get to see the First Lady in her
Tranny outfit at one of those balls….

ToddPA on January 21, 2013 at 1:05 PM

And I’ll smile and sip a little more champagne.

urban elitist on January 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Just smile? I had a hearty laugh when I saw Mooch’s new bangs. Obamas provide work to generations of comedians to come. As for Obama taking his bow, he sure practiced a lot lately.

Archivarix on January 21, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Thank God BHO will do something about you nuts.

lostmotherland on January 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Before that, he should do something about his wife’s rancid face and hairstyle.

sentinelrules on January 21, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Want to do something about these leeches?

Do what the hippies advocated…along the lines of dropping out or something or another.

Be less productive-they’re only going to take more away from you anyway.

Save. Spend less. Drive less. Get out of debt. Quit giving so much to charities.

Starve the system.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 21, 2013 at 1:05 PM

teenaged
NASCAR fans
the right
And you people own guns?
Maybe that should be looked at.
Thank God BHO will do something
you nuts.
 
lostmotherland on January 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM

 
I feel sort of bad that you don’t seem to realize this is how a community organizer accomplishes things.
 

Thank God BHO will do something about you nuts.

 
You’re behaving exactly how he needs you to act as well. You understand that, right?

rogerb on January 21, 2013 at 1:05 PM

There’s a very good chance the new President will be named BIDEN, CLINTON or CUOMO.

PappyD61 on January 21, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Don’t forget about Mooch, Pappy. I bet she makes a run for office.

::::::ducking:::::

Key West Reader on January 21, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Why are trolls even in here? Did they expect us to be all excited for today?

Proof positive – liberals are idiots.

gophergirl on January 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM

They think they’re rubbing the ceremony in our faces–a big self-presumed ‘neener-neener’. We’ve known since Nov. 6 it was going to happen, so their effort falls flat, at least on me. I’m content to see what happens the next four years. If things get worse like I expect, I won’t be disappointed. But the left might well be.

It’s also proof-positive liberals, like grade-schoolers after a recess ball game, aren’t even graceful winners.

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Just smile? I had a hearty laugh when I saw Mooch’s new bangs. Obamas provide work to generations of comedians to come. As for Obama taking his bow, he sure practiced a lot lately.

Archivarix on January 21, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Big Mooch is trying ta git awl Nikki Montage or something. She looks ridiculous with thos bangs. Grow up, woman!!!

Key West Reader on January 21, 2013 at 1:08 PM

As for Obama taking his bow, he sure practiced a lot lately.

Archivarix on January 21, 2013 at 1:05 PM

ZING! Barry’s gotta practice, so he can maintain after the election the flexibility he promised Medvedev.

Christien on January 21, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Where’s Reverend Jeremiah Wright?

He must be proud that his Prime Pupil Bigot is doing his bidding.

sentinelrules on January 21, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Putting new brakes on the bus.

As long as he’s under there anyway, he might as well do something useful.

Solaratov on January 21, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Got my tuxedo pressed and bought a new formal shirt. Reservations at a fine restaurant. Woke up today feeling good about America and life. I’ll think of you small, bitter people when Obama takes his bow at the ball tonight. And I’ll smile and sip a little more champagne.

urban elitist on January 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Of course.

Sultan Knish described Obama supporters beautifully, and you prove the point.

After 2010, the numbers were crunched, and it was clear that Obama and the Democrats could not win a mainstream campaign. Instead, they targeted narrow groups, stirred up conflicts over issues aimed at that group, whether it was union pensions, racism or birth control. There was no more pretense of a national election, only a frenzied rush to polarize as many groups as possible and join them together into an acrimonious coalition, not so much for anything, as against Republicans.

There isn’t any inspiration here. Just paranoia over everything from gay marriage to abortion to racial profiling to illegal immigration. A dozen illegal benefits being handed out with the explicit threat that they will be lost if Romney wins. A dozen mini-civil wars being stirred up to divide Americans and set them at each other’s throats for the benefit of the Obama campaign.

From Occupy Wall Street to Wisconsin, from Trayvon Martin to Chick-fil-A, the goal of these manufactured conflicts has been to divide and conquer the electorate by emphasizing group rights over individual economic welfare.

Obama can’t win on the economy. He can’t win on foreign policy. He can’t win on any aspect of his administration. All he can do is stir up violence and then promise to heal the country in his second term while winking to all the representatives of the grievance groups. It’s not a new game, but the Democratic Party has never played it quite this baldly in a national election. And if it succeeds, then national politics will have finally been reduced to the level of a Chicago election.

This is an UnAmerican campaign. It is an Anti-American campaign. It is a campaign by those who hate and fear what America was and who resent having to care about anyone outside their own group. Its group jingoism, its dog whistles and special privileges are repulsive and cynical, treating the people of a great nation like a warren of rats eager to sell each other out for a prize from the Cracker Jack box of identity politics entitlements.

There is not a single Obama voter anywhere in the land who believes that another four years of him will make this country better. Not a single one from coast to coast. No, what they believe is that he will make the country a worse place for those people that they hate. That he will have four more years to sink their ideas deeper in the earth, regardless of how many families go hungry and how many fathers kill themselves because they can no longer take care of their families. What they believe is that Obama will grant their group more special privileges and the rest of the country can go to hell.

And that’s exactly it, urban elitist.

You and your Barack Obama have no interest in anything other than punishing those that you hate because of their religious beliefs, their skin color, and their political affiliation.

On MLK Day, that is what you are celebrating — that someone who shares your hatred of people with white skin, people with religious beliefs, and Republicans is in office and is going to punish and harm the people you hate with the full force of government.

You are no different than the Nazis. The only reason you want power is to hurt and harm others. The only thing you care about is Obama’s eradicating those people who you despise and making them suffer.

northdallasthirty on January 21, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Got my tuxedo pressed and bought a new formal shirt. Reservations at a fine restaurant. Woke up today feeling good about America and life. I’ll think of you small, bitter people when Obama takes his bow at the ball tonight. And I’ll smile and sip a little more champagne.

urban elitist on January 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM

LOL…nobody gives a chit what you’ll be doing assclown. Let me pretend to care and say…hope you choke on the champagne. It will make all of us smile.

HumpBot Salvation on January 21, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Puppet Show

and Spinal Tap Barack Obama

Christien on January 21, 2013 at 1:11 PM

And you people own guns?
Maybe that should be looked at.
Thank God BHO will do something
you nuts.

lostmotherland on January 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM

.
awww, I feel lucky to have the Marxist Corruptor in Chief looking after me. We must be special or somethin.

Maybe once he’s “fixed” us, he can go back and clean up the cesspool he helped perpetuate in his own hometown of Chicago – with all those homicide and corruption.
Maybe ?

FlaMurph on January 21, 2013 at 1:15 PM

New Star Wars script:

[BO-Won places heart on chest, staggers to a chair]

MOOCHELLE: What is it?

BO-WON: I just felt something, as if thousands of voices cried out and were suddently silenced.

MOOCHELLE: You mean the adoring crowds?

BO-WON: No, something else…something distant…oh! Never mind, it was just 3,000 fetuses that were terminated. No worries. Party on! [fist-bumbs Beyonce]

Nutstuyu on January 21, 2013 at 1:16 PM

MLK Jr. must be spinning over his grave. His legacy is misrepresented by the most divisive president in American history, a Democrat who believes that color of skin always trumps content of character. What a shame.

sauldalinsky on January 21, 2013 at 1:21 PM

It’s gonna take years to get the Ghetto Trash out from the WH.

sentinelrules on January 21, 2013 at 12:16 PM

The Obamas have more class and dignity than you could ever dream of having.

Today is a good day for the country and for the world.

SnarkVader on January 21, 2013 at 1:21 PM

It doesn’t take long for you people maggots to revert to type.

Solaratov on January 21, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Thank God BHO will do something about you nuts.

lostmotherland on January 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM

‘Cause it’s a cinch lostmothahumper doesn’t have the nads to do anything.

Damn! You assclowns are just nutless!

Solaratov on January 21, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Got my tuxedo pressed [Christie sat on it] and bought a new formal shirt [BO2012 campaign t-shirt]. Reservations at a fine restaurant [Chik-fil-A]. Woke up today feeling good about [fascist] America and [aborting] life. I’ll think of you my small, bitter people peni$ when Obama takes his bow sucks it at the ball tonight. And I’ll smile and sip a little more champagne paint-thinner.

urban elitist on January 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM

FIFY.

Nutstuyu on January 21, 2013 at 1:23 PM

MLK Jr. must be spinning over his grave. His legacy is misrepresented by the most divisive president in American history, a Democrat who believes that color of skin always trumps content of character. What a shame.

sauldalinsky on January 21, 2013 at 1:21 PM

He died for nothing.

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Thank God BHO will do something about you nuts.

lostmotherland on January 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM

What do you fantacize about?

Keep in mind that “you nuts” feed you, you infantile maggot.

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2013 at 1:24 PM

The Obamas have more class and dignity than you could ever dream of having.

Today is a good day for the country and for the world.

SnarkVader on January 21, 2013 at 1:21 PM

LOL. You idiots really are clueless.

HumpBot Salvation on January 21, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Our Journey -
Through Hades -
Is Not Yet Complete!

(adding in the Unsaid)

jaydee_007 on January 21, 2013 at 1:26 PM

with Obama for America mutating into Organizing for America…they must have given the Obots a increase in pay. Every website I’ve been on today is full of them.

CoffeeLover on January 21, 2013 at 1:27 PM

The Obamas have more class and dignity than you could ever dream of having.

SnarkVader on January 21, 2013 at 1:21 PM

The Obama are vengeful, narcissistic cretins.

Chicago Thugs if you will.

sentinelrules on January 21, 2013 at 1:29 PM

This is a bumpy thread and the next few years will be a bumpy ride, but remember that the Lord told His children, in this life you will have trouble, so that we may trust that He is greater than any clown administration.

22044 on January 21, 2013 at 1:29 PM

And I’ll smile and sip a little more champagne.

urban elitist on January 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM

More like swilling MD20-20 with your nutcase bros around the fire in the 55-gallon barrel.

But…whatever trips your trigger, trashman.

Solaratov on January 21, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Don’t forget about Mooch, Pappy. I bet she makes a run for office.

::::::ducking:::::

Key West Reader on January 21, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Good one, if you want to see how dumb the woman thing is, download her thesis. She makes 7th graders very Einsteinian.

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Got my tuxedo pressed [Christie sat on it] and bought a new formal shirt [BO2012 campaign t-shirt]. Reservations at a fine restaurant [Chik-fil-A]. Woke up today feeling good about [fascist] America and [aborting] life. I’ll think of you my small, bitter people peni$ when Obama takes his bow sucks it at the ball tonight. And I’ll smile and sip a little more champagne paint-thinner.

urban elitist on January 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM

FIFY.

Nutstuyu on January 21, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Chick-Fil-A? Too classy for him, but they do serve liberals. :)

22044 on January 21, 2013 at 1:32 PM

urban elitist on January 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM
You are a sick sick soul

Delsa on January 21, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Today is a good day for the country and for the world.

SnarkVader on January 21, 2013 at 1:21 PM

That has to be missing the /sarc tag. Oh please do expound on WHY this is such a good day for the country. We breathlessly await Obama’s inspiring, uplifting vision. Nevermind. We’ve already had 4 years to show where this evil little man is going, and it’s gonna get really ugly.

Harbingeing on January 21, 2013 at 1:34 PM

I meant to say that
the “urban elitist on January 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM”
Is a sick sick twisted soul

Delsa on January 21, 2013 at 1:35 PM

The Obamas have more class and dignity than you could ever dream of having.

SnarkVader on January 21, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Best parody on HA, evah!!! Congratulations.

The Obamas killed the last shred of decency in the US.

He feeds off of carrion, from hour one of the Conn. shooting. It’s all you need to know. She is just an ugly man-woman. They are perfect beards for each other. He will write the best book and you will be floored. He’ll knock you Obama-sh*t eaters onto your azzes and he’ll laugh all the way to the bank, billionaires for life. They hate you. The hate all their cronies but they use you.

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2013 at 1:36 PM

urban elitist on January 21, 2013 at 1:00

Good for you!!

And hopefully, you’ll get to see the First Lady in her
Tranny outfit at one of those balls….

ToddPA on January 21, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Oh, urby won’t actually be at any of the balls. He’s just a used tool who knows his place. But he’ll celebrate as though any of the socialist ‘elite’ know who he is.
But then, they all know what he is – so it’s good.

Solaratov on January 21, 2013 at 1:36 PM

They hate all their cronies.

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2013 at 1:37 PM

how exactly am I glorifying Obama, you tard?

nonpartisan on January 21, 2013 at 11:54 AM

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

How dare anyone accuse you of glorifying Obama!

Pale Rider on January 21, 2013 at 1:42 PM

How dare anyone accuse you of glorifying Obama!

Pale Rider on January 21, 2013 at 1:42 PM

B-b-b-but he’s “nonpartisan”–his screen name even says so!

Christien on January 21, 2013 at 1:46 PM

I’ll think of you small, bitter people when Obama takes his bow at the ball tonight.

urban elitist on January 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM

That should be the highlight of the evening. He’s very practiced at bowing.

Ronnie on January 21, 2013 at 1:46 PM

The Obamas have more class and dignity than you could ever dream of having.

SnarkVader on January 21, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Yes, they do have a certain Banana Republic panache about them.

I do think they should be awarded the Jean-Bedel & Catherine Bokassa award with Emperor Jones Oak Leaves and Imelda Marcos swords with Fulgencio Batista Diamonds.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 21, 2013 at 1:48 PM

Good one, if you want to see how dumb the woman thing is, download her thesis. She makes 7th graders very Einsteinian.

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2013 at 1:31 PM

“Einssteinian”… I’m stealing it!

:o)~

Key West Reader on January 21, 2013 at 1:48 PM

Yah, pretty much thought this would happen.

http://twitchy.com/2013/01/21/feel-the-post-racialism-obama-fans-review-white-girl-kelly-clarksons-performance/

can_con on January 21, 2013 at 1:42 PM

They can stay classy!

Nice performance by Kelly. :)

22044 on January 21, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Yah, pretty much thought this would happen.

http://twitchy.com/2013/01/21/feel-the-post-racialism-obama-fans-review-white-girl-kelly-clarksons-performance/

can_con on January 21, 2013 at 1:42 PM

With the formality of the election over, who needs white people the next four years? /

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Can Obama nominate Michelle or himself to the Supreme Court?

can_con on January 21, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Looks like someone died today on Fox News. Even Bret the hack Beir can’t hide it with his fake smile.

HotAirLib on January 21, 2013 at 1:52 PM

I got a new tv for Christmas and I wasn’t going to taint it by tuning in to any of the vulgar displays going on in DC today. It’s time our country stopped with all the extravagant hoopla that comes with being inaugurated. After all the speeches the president has given in the last four years, what could he possibly have to say that he hasn’t already? I’d like to see someone just once take the oath in a humble manner, thank the people who voted for him, then get in the car and go to the White House, call a meeting with Congress, and get to work.

scalleywag on January 21, 2013 at 1:52 PM

HotAirLib on January 21, 2013 at 1:52 PM

Anyone with a lick of sense knows that after four years of this president, there’s not much to smile about. And there’s little hope of anything being better after another four.

scalleywag on January 21, 2013 at 1:55 PM

I spent the morning picking up dog poop. With the rain and cold weather I just haven’t been motivated to do it. Much more worthwhile than watching the further destruction of our country.

Rose on January 21, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Lulz, yeah, UE is totally going to be imbibing expensive champagne at a three-star restaurant. You might have heard of his date, btw; she goes by Lennay Kekua.

Good Solid B-Plus on January 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM

The Obamas have more class and dignity than you could ever dream of having.

Today is a good day for the country and for the world.

SnarkVader on January 21, 2013 at 1:21 PM

You’re an idiot…and probably drunk, to boot.

The d’ohbamas are nothing but ill-bred, low class, dishonest, immoral gutter trash.

You might slap lipstick on those pigs…but pigs is all they are and all they’ll ever be. The whole family.

Solaratov on January 21, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Those who hate America can rejoice today.

The national autopsy may begin.

20 million illegal forensic pathologists are ready to start doing the job.

Erase the border, end the nation.

Adios Constitution.

profitsbeard on January 21, 2013 at 2:04 PM

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