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'They're Starting To Seriously Worry': Concern Growing About Low Turnout At Obama Inauguration
UK Daily Mail ^ | 12:34 EST, 6 January 2013 | By Daily Mail Reporter and Associated Press

Posted on 01/06/2013 3:35:37 PM PST by drewh

Hotel rooms remain unbooked ahead of January 21 inauguration ceremony Organizers expecting much lower turnout than 2009 ceremony, when nearly 2 million people flocked to the National Mall

Crowds may have flocked to the National Mall to see President Obama make history in 2009, but the team behind the president's 2013 inauguration bash later this month are bracing themselves for a ton of empty seats. The ceremony that Washington will stage in a few weeks won't be the historic affair it was in 2009, when nearly 2 million people flocked to the Capitol to watch Obama take the oath of office. This time, District of Columbia officials expect between 600,000 and 800,000 people for Obama's public swearing-in on the steps of the Capitol on Monday, January 21.

Two weeks before the big day, plenty of hotel rooms still haven't been booked. Four years ago, some hotels sold out months in advance. There will be just two official inaugural balls this year, both at the Washington Convention Center, rather than 10 official balls at multiple locations around town.

The pair of celebrations are the lowest number since 1953, according to the New York Post.

A political insider told the paper: 'Some on the presidential inaugural committee are starting to seriously worry.' His inaugural committee has also scaled the celebration back to three days of festivities, instead of four.

Some changes are on account of the slowly recovering economy and a desire by planners to ease the security burden on law enforcement.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoinauguration; ceremony; cgi; districtofcolumbia; fakebirthcertificate; inauguration; kenyanbornmuzzie; nooneathome; obamainaugural; obamma; partisanmediashills; photoshop; shortattentionspan; wasteoftime; youdidntbuildthat
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1 posted on 01/06/2013 3:35:42 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

Will the messiah even attend or will he still be in Hawaii on vacay as usual.


2 posted on 01/06/2013 3:39:07 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: drewh
No...

It is MLK day, Michigan has it off and many folks go the the International Auto Show, instead I predict many Unions will bus their Minions down and take the day off after to bus or fly back.

Remember just like November, they will always surprise us, even if they have to generate it....

3 posted on 01/06/2013 3:40:44 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: drewh

If the libs were holding their coronation for Barry across the street from my house, I wouldn’t go.


4 posted on 01/06/2013 3:41:07 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where can I pick up a 2013 Mayan calendar?)
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To: drewh

It’s hard for dead voters to get a ride to the festivities.


5 posted on 01/06/2013 3:41:39 PM PST by zagger
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To: taildragger

Once union members see their latest payroll deductions maybe they won’t be so keen on supporting Obama.


6 posted on 01/06/2013 3:42:57 PM PST by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: drewh

Weird. These are strange times we live in. It begs the question: did he really win?


7 posted on 01/06/2013 3:43:17 PM PST by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: drewh

His autopen or teleprompter will be sworn in at noon.


8 posted on 01/06/2013 3:44:07 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: unixfox

Qween Moochelle just touched down today from the islands.


9 posted on 01/06/2013 3:44:36 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh
Speaking of Obama:

On SNL last night, they did a skit where a guy playing Bloomburg the mayor had a sign language gal standing right next to him.

When he said the word "Obama" she put her hands up to her ears and cupped them as if demonstrate the prez's huge ears.

Funny as hell.

10 posted on 01/06/2013 3:45:24 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: drewh

But we will be told by the MSM a different story.....


11 posted on 01/06/2013 3:46:19 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: taildragger
It is MLK day...

Really? 1/20 is a Sunday, and everybody demanded MLK Day be a Monday holiday. Maybe they're having the inauguration on the 21st this year. I don't know. Things have gotten strange lately.

12 posted on 01/06/2013 3:46:49 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: drewh

Best comment on the Daily: no need to worry obama has purchased one million phones to give away.


13 posted on 01/06/2013 3:46:52 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: drewh

Why would 2,000,000 want to see him “Take The Oath”?He doesn’t BELIEVE in The US Constitution!!He referred to it as a”Flawed Document”!!!


14 posted on 01/06/2013 3:47:09 PM PST by bandleader
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To: FlingWingFlyer
If the libs were holding their coronation for Barry across the street from my house, I wouldn’t go.

You would if your outhouse was over there.

15 posted on 01/06/2013 3:47:09 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: drewh

Just promise free birth control and food stamps, the moochers will come in groves


16 posted on 01/06/2013 3:48:00 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: drewh

Yeah, worry that if this many people don’t care, how did you get elected? Voter Fraud?


17 posted on 01/06/2013 3:48:09 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: taildragger

Ooops. I noticed the Inauguration date is 1/21. Huh. Go figure. I thought 1/20 was the date specified by the Constitutional Amendment.

I feel stoopid.


18 posted on 01/06/2013 3:48:51 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: unixfox

What if they had an inauguration and nobody came?

At this point, even Michelle and the girls are not a sure bet to show up.

And Herself, the Cold and Joyless? Is she still too indisposed to venture outside for such a grueling ordeal?

Maybe Bronco Bama could just phone it in. Or send Biden to collect the award, like has been done on occasion at the Academy presentations.


19 posted on 01/06/2013 3:50:12 PM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: drewh

Worry not, the MSM are already working on the proper camera angles to make 100 people look like millions.


20 posted on 01/06/2013 3:50:47 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: drewh
Obama should give all attendees a free commemorative platinum 1 trillion dollar coin for attending the inauguration.

That should get the numbers up.

-PJ

21 posted on 01/06/2013 3:50:47 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: drewh

Anybody out there who still thinks 0bama DIDN’T steal the election?? WAKE UP.


22 posted on 01/06/2013 3:50:53 PM PST by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: autumnraine

Think maybe lotsa folks voted less for Obama the man and more for Obama the money.


23 posted on 01/06/2013 3:52:18 PM PST by dogcaller
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To: drewh

Sorry Mr Prez, I can’t make it. I’m a sub on a bowling team and I have to stay home in case they call.


24 posted on 01/06/2013 3:52:18 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: drewh

“We’re giving away free basketball shoes, and there will be naked white chicks...”

VOILA, *THERE* IS YOUR CROWD...!


25 posted on 01/06/2013 3:54:15 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Crucial
Weird. These are strange times we live in. It begs the question: did he really win?

It's not the votes that count,
it's who counts the votes!

Regards,
GtG

26 posted on 01/06/2013 3:54:41 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Sandra's feeble attempt at psychology during her speech was a bit over the top. Rings around her neck symbolizing condoms. Seriously?..


27 posted on 01/06/2013 3:55:03 PM PST by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Maybe people can’t make it because they’re on vacation in Hawaii.

Oh wait, that’s Obama.

Maybe he won’t show up because he doesn’t feel it’s necessary, like a graduation ceremony back when he pretended to be in college.

Thanks drewh.


28 posted on 01/06/2013 3:56:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Lad I don't know where ya been but I see you won first prize.)
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To: zagger
It’s hard for dead voters to get a ride to the festivities.


29 posted on 01/06/2013 3:56:58 PM PST by null and void (The world is full of Maple Streets.)
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To: drewh
What are they worried about? The son of a bitch won.

FMCDH(BITS)

30 posted on 01/06/2013 3:58:23 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: drewh

More anecdotal evidence of massive voter fraud.


31 posted on 01/06/2013 3:59:23 PM PST by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny.)
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What are you talking about?! Øbongo has trillions of dollars to throw around, and if he starts to run short he’ll just print more. With all those Øbomabucks they’ll fill every seat in the joint.


32 posted on 01/06/2013 3:59:23 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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> ‘They’re Starting To Seriously Worry’: Concern Growing About Low Turnout At Obama Inauguration

They were worried about a low turnout at the Dem. Convention too but that didn’t prevent Hussein’s return to the Oval Office.


33 posted on 01/06/2013 4:00:08 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: drewh

NOT to worry.
They will get Bruce S, Barbara S and their cohorts to perform (they will claim free but WE will foot a gigantic bill — Yes, I know, free with expenses paid).

Is Krispie Kreme and BloomingIdiotBerg going to be in “Lady O’s box”? (I mean on the stage with her).

That is going to be quite crowded in there providing they ‘invite’ all the needy people and ‘heroes’ that stopped selling guns, ammo and fattening foods.

There is a tasty morsel of irony.
The ‘Fat’ first lady ‘lecturing’ us on diet etc and the whole shenanigans will be guarded by more firepower than was used in the Korean War with a ‘theme’ of gun control....

To borrow a ‘line’.....
Popcorn, heavy butter and salty with a 32 oz drink in paper cup.


34 posted on 01/06/2013 4:00:09 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: drewh
The fewer that show ,the less trash left on the ground behind them
35 posted on 01/06/2013 4:00:27 PM PST by drumr337
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To: drewh
and a desire by planners to ease the security burden on law enforcement.

No need for burdening of law enforcement. Anyone who has any idea of harming him needs to realize two things:

1. It's a gun-free zone, so no guns allowed. And,

2. Any fool who is anywhere in his right mind MUST remember what happened after that idiot James Earl Ray gave us MLK celebrations, street names in almost every city with two or more streets, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Jesse Jackson Jr., Quanell X, Shelia Jackson Lee, and any illegitimate child of any one of them.

Just leave 'im alone and let him self-destruct over time. He will do a better job of it than anyone could possibly do. Look at Jimmy Carter and the fool he's made of himself. It gets better by the day.

36 posted on 01/06/2013 4:01:33 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: dogcaller

The sheeples gave him their votes but not their money or time. Not any free stuff that day either.


37 posted on 01/06/2013 4:02:01 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: drewh

Dead voters and imaginary “virtual voters” are notorious slackers when it comes to partying.


38 posted on 01/06/2013 4:02:37 PM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America !!!!)
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To: drewh

Bus in ACORN, SEIU, OWS, AFGE, AFSCME, bums and homosexual servicemembers. Problem solved.

39 posted on 01/06/2013 4:05:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: drewh

In all fairness, I thought the event was going to be a much more scaled down affair than in 2009........


40 posted on 01/06/2013 4:07:38 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: MattinNJ

Yep. And especially strange considering that no ObaMao worshipers will have to miss work to attend . . .


41 posted on 01/06/2013 4:07:52 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: drewh

They need to round up the OWS crowd. Feed them well to fill their bowels and let them camp out on the WH lawn.


42 posted on 01/06/2013 4:08:04 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: drewh

No need to worry. Just have the unions bus in their Purple Shirt Brigade like they do for “grass-roots” protests and voting.


43 posted on 01/06/2013 4:09:24 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Fair is a place you go to eat cotton candy and step in monkey poop)
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To: drewh
I wish Dick Cheney would be there to give him the Stink Eye again!
44 posted on 01/06/2013 4:10:17 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: drewh

Heard the same BS during the campaign........low turnout at rallies, couldn’t fill venues, no enthusiasm........he is still the POTUS


45 posted on 01/06/2013 4:12:35 PM PST by Toespi
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To: drewh
SAVE THE PLANET!


46 posted on 01/06/2013 4:13:16 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: drewh

47 posted on 01/06/2013 4:13:54 PM PST by mirkwood
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To: unixfox

The planners are making arrangements to line much of the route with large buses ~ that’s so you won’t get to see Obama’s limousine.


48 posted on 01/06/2013 4:15:24 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: drewh

this is all well and good ... but I want to know when we start filing charges against the supervisors of elections in every state that did not collect eligibility documentation ... thereby promoting election fraud


49 posted on 01/06/2013 4:16:18 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: drewh
a desire by planners to ease the security burden on law enforcement

I call Barbara Streisand on that one.

50 posted on 01/06/2013 4:21:24 PM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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