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Are you unhappy or happy that Obama has been sworn in again?

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Republicans Skipping Obama's Inauguration Make America Look Like One Giant Brat (VIDEO)

Posted by Nicole Fabian-Weber on January 21, 2013 

obamaToday marks the second Presidential Inauguration for Barack Obama. Actually, the President was officially sworn in yesterday in a private ceremony in the White House Blue Room, but today's the day that all the pomp and circumstance and Beyonce will take place. At 11:30 a.m. today, the great politicians of our fine country will put their party differences aside and bind together in front of the Capitol Building with the same common goal of making the next four years the best they can possibly be for the citizens of the United States.

Psych!

Many Republicans are blowing the pop that is D.C. stand in favor for locales where fruity-flavored drinks served in halved coconuts are a plenty. If you can't beam 'em ... peace out, I guess?

According to Yahoo!, many Republicans and supporters of GOP candidate Mitt Romney are "are leaving town for sunny vacation destinations and company conferences or staying indoors and avoiding the crowds." Charlie Spies, attorney and co-founder of a pro-Romney super PAC, was hosting about 100 Republicans in Las Vegas for this weekend (including some former Romney campaign aides). Events took place at the Wynn Las Vegas and Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. Spies held a similar gathering four years ago for about 20 friends, but this year, more people's interest seemed to have been piqued. Spies said: "I was expecting more than 20 but no place near this response. I think people were excited to have an opportunity to be someplace other than D.C. and let President Obama and his supporters have their day in the sun."

Similarly, Ron Bonjean, a former Bush administration and congressional aide who runs a public affairs firm, held a work retreat at a resort in Mexico, saying: "It's the perfect time for us to be productive and focused on the year ahead while Washington is consumed with swearing in the president." You know, because if work's going to get done, where better place than a resort in Mexico?

Passive-aggressive comments like these are a huge part of what's wrong with America. We're more divided than ever, and I don't doubt for a nano-second that if the outcome were different, and Romney were being sworn in, Democrats would be doing the same thing.

It really doesn't seem like it's about the people anymore or building a better country. It seems like it's more about petulant men and women being consumed with "winning".

These are the people who are running the United States. Seriously. Didn't the inauguration used to be about coming together? I know there are plenty of people who are displeased with Obama's re-election, but this just seems like a bunch of spoiled rich brats pouting. It's ridiculous. And it definitely doesn't seem like a "band together" moment for our nation.

"Normal" people in their every day lives don't seem to have a problem finding middle ground with others. Don't we do it all the time? At work; at home; etc. (No, not on Internet comment boards.) Hopefully, Washington will be able to follow suit again some day. God Bless America ... right?

Here's a video of what the inauguration means to the President:


Are you unhappy or happy that Obama has been sworn in again?

by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 3:01 PM
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Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Jan. 21, 2013 at 8:37 PM
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 This. :)

Quoting timeforprogress:

I am happy to see the first black president start a second term on the day we celebrate the birth of one of the many great visionaries who died to make this day possible.  It is a beautiful day to be an American.  Not that long ago a man could be murdered for daring to dream of what Obama has achieved.

 

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mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 8:40 PM
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I find it weird that many conservatives think Obama won because of entitlements. Nope Obama won because our country does not want to live in a theocracy and did not want to go the direction that the right wing wants to go in. many people who are on welfare don't vote.

etsmom
by Bronze Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 8:44 PM
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Didn't watch. I don't like Obama and I wasn't thrilled when he won. I spent the whole day with 4 kids playing games.

ReginaStar
by Gold Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 9:28 PM
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I'm ecstatic and his speech was absolutely beautiful. 

I also went to 2 parades celebrating MLK Jr. 





 Jaliyah  My video here

lga1965
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 9:30 PM
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Quoting mikiemom:

I find it weird that many conservatives think Obama won because of entitlements. Nope Obama won because our country does not want to live in a theocracy and did not want to go the direction that the right wing wants to go in. many people who are on welfare don't vote.

 Whenever a conservative brings up "entitlements", you know they are not well informed and don't understand why Romney lost. Accordingly, they are angry and confused and can only attempt to insult the voters who DO know why they voted for Obama. It is unfortunate how little some conservatives know about politics and the candidates.

Bookwormy
by Platinum Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 9:34 PM
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I'm happy. I'd have prefered HR Clinton, but this is so much better than Cheney or Romney. And I'm glad its on MLK Jr Day. I'm glad my daughter watched it. I liked his address.
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joey125
by Silver Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 9:39 PM
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Happy   our country go it right 

Friday
by HRH of MJ on Jan. 21, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Indifferent. He's better than the alternative but not by enough, IMO.

I have to wonder if blowing off the inauguration by the opposition party is SOP or a new thing. Seems petty, either way.

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

mineandme
by New Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 10:45 PM
I'm happy.
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Bookwormy
by Platinum Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 11:14 PM
Yes, very petty.


Quoting Friday:

Indifferent. He's better than the alternative but not by enough, IMO.

I have to wonder if blowing off the inauguration by the opposition party is SOP or a new thing. Seems petty, either way.


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