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What a difference 4 years makes

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Where are all the Anti-Inauguration activists now?

 

 

Headlines from 4 years ago:

 

"Republicans spend $42 million on inauguration while troops die in unarmored Humvees"

 

"Bush extravagance exceeds any reason during tough economic times"

 

"Fat cats get their $42 million inauguration party, Ordinary Americans get the shaft"

 

 

 

Headlines this year:

 

"Historic Obama Inauguration will cost only $120 million"

 

"Obama Spends $120 million on inauguration; America Needs A Big Party"

 

"Everyman Obama shows America how to celebrate"

 

"Citibank executives contribute $8 million to Obama Inauguration"

 

 

 

Maybe it is only inflation that is to blame?

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1965: Lyndon B. Johnson, 1.2 m

1973: Richard Nixon, 300,000

1977: Jimmy Carter, 350,000

1981: Ronald Reagan, 500,000

1989: George H.W. Bush, 300,000

1993: Bill Clinton, 800,000

2001: George W. Bush: 500,000

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"Though early estimates Tuesday ranged as high as 2 million, satellite images of Obama's swearing-in suggested the actual size of the throng may have been closer to half that, said Clark McPhail, a sociologist who has been analyzing crowds on the mall since the 1960s."

 

http://www.courant.com/news/nationworld/chi-crowds-tabjan21,0,2267676.story

 

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Where are all the Anti-Inauguration activists now?

 

 

Headlines from 4 years ago:

 

"Republicans spend $42 million on inauguration while troops die in unarmored Humvees"

 

"Bush extravagance exceeds any reason during tough economic times"

 

"Fat cats get their $42 million inauguration party, Ordinary Americans get the shaft"

 

 

 

Headlines this year:

 

"Historic Obama Inauguration will cost only $120 million"

 

"Obama Spends $120 million on inauguration; America Needs A Big Party"

 

"Everyman Obama shows America how to celebrate"

 

"Citibank executives contribute $8 million to Obama Inauguration"

 

 

 

Maybe it is only inflation that is to blame?

 

hmmm, let me see, what kind of difference can four years make:

-->civil liberties trashed. check.

-->dead iraqis. check.

-->dead americans. check.

-->dead pakistanis. check.

-->dead afghanis. check.

-->economy in a shambles. check.

-->iran closer to nuclear weapons. check.

-->n. korea with more weapons-grade plutonium. check.

-->more ice sheets melted. check.

-->more SUVs. check.

-->increased notoriety of pseudo-scientific ID. check.

-->further delays in stem cell research. check.

-->more people behind bars. check.

-->more guns!!!! check.

-->successfully ignored israeli-palestinian question. check.

-->Social Security invested in the stock market. damn.

 

you're right, what a difference 4 years makes. i'm sure your sampling of headlines is 'fair and balanced', and reflects no editorial bias on your part.

 

actually, i was listening to libtard radio the other day and they tried to tally the cost, from capitol police to park service to mass transit, so i guess that demonstrates your point is invalid.

 

is this the best you can do?

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You know you're a bunch of losers when you control all three branches of government yet fail to accomplish anything of significance beyond tainting the Constitution and enriching corporations at the expense of the condition of the nation and its people...

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