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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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

It’s a leftist.

They have no soul.

Solaratov on January 21, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Lol, whats happening? Half a dozen prog trolls on this thread. They’re really orgasming, aren’t they? Lol

tommy71 on January 21, 2013 at 2:07 PM

I’m flying my flag upside down today….and will continue to do so for the next four years.

lynncgb on January 21, 2013 at 2:08 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

Businesses are shutting down all over the place, and layoffs are accelerating.

Yep, good times.

http://www.dailyjobcuts.com/

(and they miss a lot)

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 21, 2013 at 2:08 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

This was great so I am bumping it to the next page! :)

22044 on January 21, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 1:51 PM

It’s going to be interesting come 2014 when the Dems realize Obama’s got no coat tails and his scorched earth diplomacy and policies mean they will at the back of the bus again (his term, not mine).

can_con on January 21, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Lol, whats happening? Half a dozen prog trolls on this thread. They’re really orgasming, aren’t they? Lol

tommy71 on January 21, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Even Bishop said he pooped himself.

/LMAO! It’s in the early threads on this post

Key West Reader on January 21, 2013 at 2:09 PM

so the lsm is giddy because he gave a progressive speech, his political army is ready to go…

blech

guess it wasn’t a feel good inspiration…sounds like it was pretty divisive as usual

cmsinaz on January 21, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Mark Steyn said something encouraging a little while ago. He called today “hump day” in the Obama presidency. (This assumes no change to term limits.)

darlus on January 21, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Off to eat some lunch. Back later.

22044 on January 21, 2013 at 2:11 PM

so they double down like they did in the campaign…
per john king…

cmsinaz on January 21, 2013 at 2:12 PM

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

You will be such a cute little fluffer.

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 2:12 PM

If the trolls decide to use their Axelturf posting points on this thread and don’t bother us again the rest of the year, that’d be great. Several of them will probably be banned with their idiocy as well.

sauldalinsky on January 21, 2013 at 2:12 PM

…his fake smile.

HotAirLib on January 21, 2013 at 1:52 PM

Why would anyone who loves America smile at that spectacle?

Now, sing, you little b!tch!

Solaratov on January 21, 2013 at 2:14 PM

SnarkVader on January 21, 2013 at 1:21 PM

get away from the kool-aid now…

what a maroon

cmsinaz on January 21, 2013 at 2:14 PM

SnarkVader=leftist fluffer. Will go through life and accomplish nothing, except the proper chin wiping technique. To heII with the lot of them!

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 2:20 PM

If the trolls decide to use their Axelturf posting points on this thread and don’t bother us again the rest of the year, that’d be great. Several of them will probably be banned with their idiocy as well.

sauldalinsky on January 21, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Actually, I’m rather curious to see how they’ll defend the indefensible down the line as things get progressively (pun intended) worse.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 21, 2013 at 2:27 PM

SnarkVader=leftist fluffer. Will go through life and accomplish nothing, except the proper chin wiping technique. To heII with the lot of them!

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 2:20 PM

To heII they will indeed go, sadly though as is the case with all who choose to go to heII, they will refuse to go alone and insist on taking as many with them as possible.

SWalker on January 21, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Actually, I’m rather curious to see how they’ll defend the indefensible down the line as things get progressively (pun intended) worse.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 21, 2013 at 2:27 PM

They’ll accuse Republicans of obstructionism, as always. And racism–can’t forget, either. And war on women, homophobia, etc. It’ll be the usual litany that doesn’t stand any test of reason but with the MSM it stands the test of time.

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Sandbagging?

Sorry Ed, just saw your tag. Lol! ; )

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 2:37 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

Yep these little communists and low IQ scums do not realize that 70% of the military vote Republican, 90% of the officers in the military vote Republican, and most gun owners are Conservative and Republicans, the largest army in history… They think that Obama will snap his fingers and all of us will be crapping in our pants surrending our guns… LOL…

mnjg on January 21, 2013 at 2:39 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

Guess they’re smiling about things to come. Wonder if they already had their uniforms made with appropriate amounts of gold braid representing their Exalted (another intended pun) positions in the New World Order. Can see ‘em standing in front of full length mirrors looking themselves up and down admiringly while P and M are upstairs watching the tele.

Rapper forced off stage after 40 minute anti- Obama song

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 21, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Actually, I’m rather curious to see how they’ll defend the indefensible down the line as things get progressively (pun intended) worse.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 21, 2013 at 2:27 PM

They’ll accuse Republicans of obstructionism, as always. And racism–can’t forget, either. And war on women, homophobia, etc. It’ll be the usual litany that doesn’t stand any test of reason but with the MSM it stands the test of time.

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Sure. But I’m especially interested in seeing how they’ll convince folks that they’re employed and have money when they’re actually at home 24/7 and out of work, and how the “recovery” is going so well with boarded up businesses all around them.

Call it a psychological exercise if you will.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 21, 2013 at 2:46 PM

The fools/maggots who will be starved celebrate today, blindly.

May you all be destroyed, you and yours, painfully, in the dark/cold. The body you feed from will not tolerate you much longer.

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Inauguration…

blech

workingclass artist on January 21, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Yep these little communists and low IQ scums do not realize that 70% of the military vote Republican, 90% of the officers in the military vote Republican, and most gun owners are Conservative and Republicans, the largest army in history… They think that Obama will snap his fingers and all of us will be crapping in our pants surrending our guns… LOL…

Actually, 70% of gun owners are either DEms or Indys. Loser. Plus, I doubt 70% of the military is as stupid as you. Maybe the officers; officer class always was filled with dumb a##es.

lostmotherland on January 21, 2013 at 3:06 PM

oops, meant to bq the quote.

lostmotherland on January 21, 2013 at 3:07 PM

lostmotherland on January 21, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Maggot, the Soldiers and the Officers are our brothers, parents, children, neighbors and etc.

Also, the body you feed off of rejects you, gnatbrain.

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Sure. But I’m especially interested in seeing how they’ll convince folks that they’re employed and have money when they’re actually at home 24/7 and out of work, and how the “recovery” is going so well with boarded up businesses all around them.

Call it a psychological exercise if you will.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 21, 2013 at 2:46 PM

They won’t, but that’s why there are distractions like foreign conflicts and such. Maybe–just maybe–reality will at last set in on a wide-ranging scale and be the political death-knell of liberalism.

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Actually, 70% of gun owners are either DEms or Indys.

lostmotherland on January 21, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Indeed, self-included, lots of R/Cs switched away from the parties, or never joined. Indies are as many for good reasons but you are too dumb to grasp it. They are definitely not Ds or commies.

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Take a good look at the unemployment rate among black teenagers and it tells you all you need to know about Obama. He hates his own and likes them in bondage.

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2013 at 3:12 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 fun and be sure to tip the staff well. They’ve had a rough time in the last few years’ economy for some reason, but I’m confident it will change now that the new guy is coming in.
 
But again, have fun and congratulations.

rogerb on January 21, 2013 at 3:13 PM

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

Looters have no balls – so, they go to balls…and if they’re not significant enough to be invited…they go to restaurants and dream of Utopias…

Why don’t you use your brain? You seem to at least be given one.

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2013 at 3:16 PM

That would have been quite the time traveling trick, since Das Kapital wasn’t written until 1867 and Marxism didn’t formally exist until 1890.

SWalker on January 21, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Ha! I place the blame of all our troubles squarely on the anti-reason of Immanuel Kant. So there!

anuts on January 21, 2013 at 3:33 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

Okay then, tell me quickly a phrase from one of Obama’s speeches that stands out and defines his entire first term. You can’t – because there isn’t anything remarkable about ANY of his speeches. The most famous words his first term will be remembered for are “You didn’t build that.”

TarheelBen on January 21, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Okay then, tell me quickly a phrase from one of Obama’s speeches that stands out and defines his entire first term. You can’t – because there isn’t anything remarkable about ANY of his speeches. The most famous words his first term will be remembered for are “You didn’t build that.”

TarheelBen on January 21, 2013 at 3:34 PM

“I resign.”

Boy, I’d remember that line!

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 21, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Actually, 70% of gun owners are either DEms or Indys. Loser. Plus, I doubt 70% of the military is as stupid as you. Maybe the officers; officer class always was filled with dumb a##es.

lostmotherland on January 21, 2013 at 3:06 PM

ZOMG!! You really are that stupid, aren’t you. I never would have believed it.

But you need to work on your lies. You’re pretty bad at it – or just too stupid.

lostmothahumper, you’re just a loss all the way around. I’ll bet your masters are looking forward to standing you in front of the wall.

Solaratov on January 21, 2013 at 3:49 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

Only in brainless plankton. He ‘loves’ you so much that he despises you fools.

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2013 at 3:58 PM

nonpartisan, your nom s/b nobrain.

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Didn’t know if this was already covered on this thread; Paul Ryan booed at inauguration.
Well, he should be booed, but not for this speech, but for voting for the fiscal no cliff bill.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/paul-ryan-booed-inauguration_696618.html

Belle on January 21, 2013 at 4:03 PM

One more reason to be a proud Southerner Conservative.

South 50 %
West 37 %
Politics
Republican 49 %
Democrat 35 %
Independant 35 %
Ideology
Conservative 49 %
Moderate 37 %
Liberal 22 %

Come on down South for a visit lost. Be glad to show you the ground
around. Got some nice ditches down here!

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Belle on January 21, 2013 at 4:03 PM

They’re a class act, aren’t they? Next up? The raunchy entertainment from the classiest of all. You remember “take that, Mitches?”

scalleywag on January 21, 2013 at 4:24 PM


The commitments we make to each other through Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security, these things do not sap our initiative, they strengthen us,” Obama said.. “They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.”

Can anybody tell me WTF he is talking about?

matthew8787 on January 21, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Obama is the most gifted orator of this generation, the last was Kennedy.

UH, sure he is, uh, if you say so.

https://www.google.com/search?q=obama+uh+count&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

scalleywag on January 21, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Got some nice ditches down here!

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 4:23 PM

I’d love seeing him do some work, for once, in return for his Obamamoney, and dig a few. He gets first pick to call his own.

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Can anybody tell me WTF he is talking about?

matthew8787 on January 21, 2013 at 4:25 PM

It’s a bunch of mishmash, the same tired old mishmash he’s been spewing for 6 years now. The government made all of us commit to having medicare and social security taken from our checks. Now when people retire and want their benefits, they’re “takers”. He’s an idiot.

scalleywag on January 21, 2013 at 4:33 PM

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

kingsjester on January 21, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Still with the birther thing? His professional birth certificate clearly shows he is not from Manchuria.

/s/

Nutstuyu on January 21, 2013 at 4:35 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

Are you kidding? I could hit that from a thousand yards. Uh oh, will I now get flagged by the Secret Service?

Nutstuyu on January 21, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 4:29 PM

I sure as heII ain’t digging it for him. He’ll dig his own. One day.

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 4:39 PM

I sure as heII ain’t digging it for him. He’ll dig his own. One day.

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 4:39 PM

And the final result will come as a big shock to the sanctimonious child.

I can’t wait for it, for them all.

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Are you kidding? I could hit that from a thousand yards. Uh oh, will I now get flagged by the Secret Service?

Nutstuyu on January 21, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Flagging you–with the Stars and Stripes. As I expect, you’ll hang it properly and proudly. ~S~

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 4:46 PM

Just read where Paul Ryan was booed on his way to the inauguration fiasco in D.C. Ryan said it was his “obligation” to attend the event. At this point in time, “courtesy, respect and obligations” to the radical scum in D.C. is the last thing Ryan should be concerned with, especially when courtesy and respect earned him nothing during the debate with Joe Biteme.

I have left the Republican Party. Few, if any, Republicans are serious about salvaging our country. I am thoroughly convinced that the Republicans are completely out of touch with the average, hard-working and God-fearing patriots and conservatives of the U.S. Most of them are financially set for the rest of their lives, so they can survive in the coming years of struggle and hardship for the patriots.

Paul Ryan’s sense of “obligation” not only gets the scorn of the radical scum, it also earns no kudos or respect from many who are disgusted with the Republican Party. Republicans acting this way will have no chance of contributing to the defeat of the Socialists in 2016. And that goes for McConnell, Boehner and other so-called prominent Republicans.

metroryder on January 21, 2013 at 4:56 PM

SnarkVader=leftist fluffer. Will go through life and accomplish nothing, except the proper chin wiping technique. To heII with the lot of them!

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Bitter much?

It’s going to be a great four years.

SnarkVader on January 21, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Just read where Paul Ryan was booed on his way to the inauguration fiasco in D.C. Ryan said it was his “obligation” to attend the event. At this point in time, “courtesy, respect and obligations” to the radical scum in D.C. is the last thing Ryan should be concerned with, especially when courtesy and respect earned him nothing during the debate with Joe Biteme.

I have left the Republican Party. Few, if any, Republicans are serious about salvaging our country. I am thoroughly convinced that the Republicans are completely out of touch with the average, hard-working and God-fearing patriots and conservatives of the U.S. Most of them are financially set for the rest of their lives, so they can survive in the coming years of struggle and hardship for the patriots.

Paul Ryan’s sense of “obligation” not only gets the scorn of the radical scum, it also earns no kudos or respect from many who are disgusted with the Republican Party. Republicans acting this way will have no chance of contributing to the defeat of the Socialists in 2016. And that goes for McConnell, Boehner and other so-called prominent Republicans.

metroryder on January 21, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Oh come on…what was he supposed to do…hide? Paul Ryan is a man. He does not hide.

Actually, I do think there are Republicans who are interested in saving the country and many of them are hard working and God fearing patriots and conservatives. Who died and made you boss of deciding who is and who is not a patriot? I am so tired of listening to conservatives eat their own..it is no wonder Obama won a second term.

Terrye on January 21, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Bitter much?

It’s going to be a great four years.

SnarkVader on January 21, 2013 at 4:58 PM

I agree! The surprises to liberals and their reactions are going to be comedic to watch; their suffering and simpering will be legendary even in Hell.

I can’t wait for it!

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Bitter much?

It’s going to be a great four years.

SnarkVader on January 21, 2013 at 4:58 PM

No doubt a lot of people who voted for Richard Nixon’s reelection thought the same thing…and Obama is not nearly as competent or intelligent as Nixon was..

So the liar won a second term…wait awhile and see how that turns out.

Terrye on January 21, 2013 at 5:05 PM

It’s going to be a great four years.

SnarkVader on January 21, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Even if Romney were partying in D.C. today instead of BHO, I still wouldn’t believe that.

But I suppose you’re right. There’s always a chance the President will turn away from his misguided Leftist policies and his associations with various crooks in our government, corporations, banks and foreign governments.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 21, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Bitter much?

It’s going to be a great four years.

SnarkVader on January 21, 2013 at 4:58 PM

I so much look forward to see what makes you whimper.

(paraphrasing Pinhead from Hellraiser)

Liam on January 21, 2013 at 5:06 PM

SnarkVader on January 21, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Bitter? Lol! Sure no accomplishment one. Tell me, how old were you when you earned your first million? When did you purchase your first boat or third home? Bitter, you are funny! You will leave this earth having accomplished 0 I suspect. Starve b i t c h.

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 5:06 PM

555

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Lol!

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 5:11 PM

I have left the Republican Party. Few, if any, Republicans are serious about salvaging our country. I am thoroughly convinced that the Republicans are completely out of touch with the average, hard-working and God-fearing patriots and conservatives of the U.S. Most of them are financially set for the rest of their lives, so they can survive in the coming years of struggle and hardship for the patriots.

metroryder on January 21, 2013 at 4:56 PM

The GOP and I fear most Conservatives, have felt for a long time that there’s some kind of “auto” switch that runs our society. Sometimes it falters and sputters, but it always starts running smoothly again. As long as enough people somewhere are making money, it’ll trickle down magically to the masses.

We need to realize that our Republic requires constant maintenance on our part.

I get the feeling that both BHO and the GOP see the writing on the wall and are increasingly moving into a sort of survival mode where they and theirs can live comfortably through it all…because, I see no real effort on either side to really fix anything.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 21, 2013 at 5:12 PM

“I want to take a look one more time,” he told those surrounding him. “I’m not going to see this again.”

Jot these words down, or recall them.

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Oh, and SnarkVader, I am at the top of my game. The happiest I have ever been. Life is grand! You won an election. Lol! In your face loser. ; )

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 5:15 PM

You will leave this earth having accomplished 0 I suspect. Starve b i t c h.

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Will leave Earth a Looter/Moocher, a maggot.

The body which feeds them is also rejecting them but they are clueless.

It’s pure Schadenfreude to observe the ignorant fools.

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2013 at 5:13 PM

; )

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Twofer! : )

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Oh come on…what was he supposed to do…hide? Paul Ryan is a man. He does not hide.

Actually, I do think there are Republicans who are interested in saving the country and many of them are hard working and God fearing patriots and conservatives. Who died and made you boss of deciding who is and who is not a patriot? I am so tired of listening to conservatives eat their own..it is no wonder Obama won a second term.

Terrye on January 21, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Somebody call the Wah……..bulance. Jeesh, I may have ruffled your feathers a bit, but have we reached the point where one can’t comment on the Hot Air threads? Calm down, breathe in and out of a paper bag, and take a laxative. I certainly made no claim about being the boss of anything. Can’t you see someone else’s opinions for what they are?

Breathe in, breathe out…Breathe in, breathe out…the Wah….bulance is on the way.

metroryder on January 21, 2013 at 5:18 PM

..it is no wonder Obama won a second term.

Terrye on January 21, 2013 at 5:03 PM

He didn’t win it – people like you gave it to him, on a platinum platter. Keep doing the same, expecting different results.

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2013 at 5:22 PM

I get the feeling that both BHO and the GOP see the writing on the wall and are increasingly moving into a sort of survival mode where they and theirs can live comfortably through it all…because, I see no real effort on either side to really fix anything.

Dr. ZhivBlago on January 21, 2013 at 5:12 PM

That pretty much sums up my feelings as well. I’ve lived through 17 Presidential elections, and have supported both parties from time to time. I pretty much decided for the Elephant Party during and after the Reagan years.

At least through 14 of the elections, I have always heard the phrase “the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer”. And I have to tell you, that is reality, even after 4 years of Obama.

It’s like one big, continuous golf tournament for the politicians from both sides of the aisle. Some rounds you win, and some rounds you lose. It’s all according to how you play the game. But at the end of the day, they all meet up at the club house and party like it’s 1999.

metroryder on January 21, 2013 at 5:37 PM

He didn’t win it – people like you gave it to him, on a platinum platter. Keep doing the same, expecting different results.

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Amen…and pass the biscuits!

metroryder on January 21, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Bitter? Lol! Sure no accomplishment one. Tell me, how old were you when you earned your first million? When did you purchase your first boat or third home? Bitter, you are funny! You will leave this earth having accomplished 0 I suspect. Starve b i t c h.

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 5:06 PM

I made my first million when I was 29. A combination of luck with the housing market and hard work. Made my second million at 31 and my third at 34. Left real estate, went back to school, got my degree in information technology and now I set up MIS as part of urban renewal efforts and have set up broadband systems in parts of the world where 56K internet speeds were considered a luxury. I own one home and a small vacation house in New Hampshire on a lake. I know that when I get called home, I will go having done something to make parts of the world a better place. And I’ll go with clean conscious, knowing I didn’t let hate eclipse reason and rational thought. You should try that sometime.

SnarkVader on January 21, 2013 at 5:47 PM

TV is off today and will stay off for a few days…at least until all the pundits have had their day slobbering over Obama. Correction, I will turn in on to play Mahjong tile games. Dang, that game can become addictive.

metroryder on January 21, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Bonus nose pick by Barky at the end of the video I linked.

Brat on January 21, 2013 at 5:48 PM

That is one ugly woman, even with the white chick doo.

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 5:48 PM

SnarkVader on January 21, 2013 at 5:47 PM

Then why so bitter dear? You have it all. Whats lacking? Most folks in our station are quite happy. Yet you are found wanting. Whats the problem?

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 5:50 PM

I mean after all you’re the one that comes here to lob insults at folks who don’t think as you do. I would never think to do that at say Kos or HuffyPo. Something is definitely missing for you if you have a need to come and belittle others. What is it dear?

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 5:53 PM

Here’s a great video of big Mooch shoveling in those 3000 calories while giving Boehner the evil eye.

Brat on January 21, 2013 at 5:46 PM

Priceless! But one reader on this thread believes Republicans must show utmost respect at all costs. The radical Socialists show no respect to Republicans. But, I have to keep it all in perspective. It’s all a part of the game.

metroryder on January 21, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Terrye: “Oh come on…what was he supposed to do…hide? Paul Ryan is a man. He does not hide”.

Yep, & that man is not a conservative, constitutionalist, or a nationalist. Voted for fiscal no cliff, auto bailout, TARP; he’s a big government spender, just like the rest of them, & the list of GOP flunkies is long.

& you even thought the NRA supported conservatism. We’re wrong on everything!!! Reince Prieubs will help us get another Romney in 2016, & this voter? Stick a fork in me, I’m done.

Belle on January 21, 2013 at 6:03 PM

My flag has been flying upside down since November. Clueless liberal neighbors stare. Today is a dark day in the Republic (no pun intended lest some progressive moron squall). I have refused to watch one second as our country commits suicide.

ultracon on January 21, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Brat on January 21, 2013 at 5:48 PM

AP must have been following this thread. Lol!

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 6:17 PM

What a depressing day. Four more years of this pathological liar.

Mojave Mark on January 21, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Moochelle look likes Mike Tyson with a wig on.

SparkPlug on January 21, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Moochelle is whoopi Golberg ugly.

SparkPlug on January 21, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 6:17

I saw that! LOL

Brat on January 21, 2013 at 6:27 PM

The inauguration parade is still going. And Barky is still chawing on that 3000 calorie cud.

Brat on January 21, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Lowest approval rating of a re elected president.

Wow. Barry’s approval ratings suck like a big gubmint LibLeech

SparkPlug on January 21, 2013 at 6:33 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

Behold the ramblings of the collective slave mind.

Harbingeing on January 21, 2013 at 6:39 PM

This is thanks to all the Romney people

Flapjackmaka on January 21, 2013 at 6:44 PM

PUKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bgibbs1000 on January 21, 2013 at 6:46 PM

I hope Obama goes full on progressive. That would divide the democrats and force the RINOS to tack right again.

Bill Clinton has warned Obama and the democrats not to play with the bear and it is clear Obama has every intention of ticking it off. Sort of like those Messin’ With Sasquatch Commercials…

:)

William Eaton on January 21, 2013 at 6:52 PM

This is thanks to all the Romney people

Flapjackmaka on January 21, 2013 at 6:44 PM

This is, like the previous defeat, thanks to moronic, chest thumping fake conservatives who stayed home rather than do whatever it takes to keep an existential threat to the country from taking office.

Anyone who calls themselves a conservative, or even a patriot who stayed home on election day or who flushed their vote on third party candidates who stood no chance of defeating Obama can go straight to hell as far as I am concerned.

V7_Sport on January 21, 2013 at 6:57 PM

blah, blah, blah … lie,lie lie.

The libturd is done.

tarpon on January 21, 2013 at 7:11 PM

My flag has been flying upside down since November. Clueless liberal neighbors stare. Today is a dark day in the Republic (no pun intended lest some progressive moron squall). I have refused to watch one second as our country commits suicide.

ultracon on January 21, 2013 at 6:04 PM

It’s probably made in China too. Moron.

lostmotherland on January 21, 2013 at 7:13 PM

I made my first million when I was 29.

LOL. Were you the dog or the top hat? I like the race car.

lostmotherland on January 21, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Anyone who calls themselves a conservative, or even a patriot who stayed home on election day or who flushed their vote on third party candidates who stood no chance of defeating Obama can go straight to hell as far as I am concerned.

V7_Sport on January 21, 2013 at 6:57 PM

word up

tommy-t on January 21, 2013 at 7:18 PM

It’s probably made in China too. Moron.

lostmotherland on January 21, 2013 at 7:13 PM

How would you know?

Bmore on January 21, 2013 at 7:21 PM

I voted for Romney, so what?
We still have an imposter in the White House.
Is that Moochelle’s real hair or a wig?
Whatever it is, its helping her to look more like who she is.

Belle on January 21, 2013 at 7:23 PM

I wonder how many trillion he plans to spend over the next four years? I wonder how much his future vacations are going to cost us. I wonder how many times Michelle will roll her eyes at those bourgeois conservatives? I wonder how many lavish parties we’ll have to fund for celebrities who campaigned for the president? I wonder how much his new health care laws are going to cost people, and whether or not they’re even going to help anyone to a better life. I’m so sad for my country.

scalleywag on January 21, 2013 at 7:38 PM

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