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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.


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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by Bronze Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 11:28 PM
I'm not thrilled but it isn't like I would have been over the moon with Romney either. I think either will do/would have done considerable damage to the country. I did not watch the inaugeration but that really had nothing to do with Obama. Mainly I just don't find it interesting.
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by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Better than Romney!

Yes, I'm happy about it.
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by Obama licker on Jan. 22, 2013 at 12:01 AM


by Ruby Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 4:40 AM
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 Not happy---I hate what he's done to our country and what he's got in the works. 

by Robin on Jan. 22, 2013 at 7:52 AM
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by Silver Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:24 AM
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I am ambivelant. I am certainly not happy, as I don't agree with a single thing that comes out of that man's mouth. But I am not unhappy either. I just see it as a countdown. Hopefully our citizens will reflect on themselves this term, and when it is time to vote again, we can find a real leader, that actually wants to help this nation, and that people can come together in a large enough number to get elected.  I miss my country, and i would really like to see this internal bickering get a little less prominent.

by Ruby Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:34 AM

 Regardless if "I" am "happy or unhappy" I think it was shameful that the Repubs were unable and felt they were incapable of honoring the President of the United States by appearing at the Inaug. Their actions speak VOLUMES! about their character.

by Silver Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:35 AM


by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:35 AM
Not thrilled, but what can you do.

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by Silver Member on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:36 AM

I'm pretty indifferent to it. He needs to be sworn in, obviously. Lol. I'm not sure where "happy" or "unhappy" comes in.

I vote Republican (although I'm libertarian). I watched with my eldest daughter. My only thoughts were "God those girls have grown!" and "love her new cut!" (michelle). Lol. No "happy" or "unhappy".

I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Stay at Home Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosy, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it anywhere near my children. Now for the controversial stuff: we have traditional gender roles, we're Catholic, I'm Libertarian, he's Republican, we're both conservative, and we own guns (now there's no need to ask, lol).             Aimee

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