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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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To: drewh

Watch out? Here they go the same as always. They are always desperate, the election, blah, blah and blah. I wonder if he will actually be sworn in now they have proven fraud and it looks like Hawaii says they can’t verify him.

DON’T BUT IT.


51 posted on 01/06/2013 4:21:52 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: muawiyah

One thing men can’t control is their nightmares or dreams.
I hope FUBO has every nightmare every night that is available to him from his trashed mind and heart.


52 posted on 01/06/2013 4:22:33 PM PST by txhurl
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To: MattinNJ

Bingo. Exactly what I was thinking.


53 posted on 01/06/2013 4:24:17 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: mirkwood

LOL!


54 posted on 01/06/2013 4:24:38 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should wear GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS.)
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To: drewh

Just bus people in, that’s what dicktators do.


55 posted on 01/06/2013 4:25:24 PM PST by gotribe (obama = the Great Divider)
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56 posted on 01/06/2013 4:25:29 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should wear GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS.)
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To: drewh

No problem. Just have Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and Lil Wayne have a free concert before the ceremony.


57 posted on 01/06/2013 4:28:52 PM PST by skeeter
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To: The Cajun
Worry not, the MSM are already working on the proper camera angles to make 100 people look like millions.

I see that fairly often. Tight shots of the same small group walking around from different angles.
Local media are an obnoxious bunch.
58 posted on 01/06/2013 4:29:41 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should wear GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
Obama should give all attendees a free commemorative platinum 1 trillion dollar coin for attending the inauguration.

By 2016 they can use it to buy a loaf of bread!

59 posted on 01/06/2013 4:31:24 PM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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To: drewh

Anybody up for a little SCHADENFREUDE?


60 posted on 01/06/2013 4:31:29 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: drewh

will odinga show up??


61 posted on 01/06/2013 4:31:42 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: drewh

Well duhhhhhhhhhh, that is because he didn’t win the election. It was fixed. Remmeber he couldn’t even draw a huge crowd during the campaign, so the admin and the MSM concocted excuses.


62 posted on 01/06/2013 4:31:55 PM PST by dforest
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To: drewh

Will Hillary be there...


63 posted on 01/06/2013 4:33:33 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: drewh; kristinn
"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."

Didn't DC Freepers have their own ball?

64 posted on 01/06/2013 4:35:33 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: Crucial

I think your gut instinct is the correct one.


65 posted on 01/06/2013 4:36:00 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.")
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To: Crucial

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

You know the answer to that...My cousin and I were talking last night about how elections are pointless in this country now.....If Palin ran and had 70 million he would have slipped by with 73 million.....


66 posted on 01/06/2013 4:36:34 PM PST by 3722535r
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To: Cyber Liberty

Don’t feel “stoopid.” There will be an official, albeit small, somewhat private swearing-in ceremony at the White House on 01/20, followed by the public sham on Monday.


67 posted on 01/06/2013 4:37:36 PM PST by Mean Maryjean
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Oh I would go. Only to spill drinks on the most pretentious arse holes I could find in attendance.

I’d probably get kicked out. Sounds like fun.


68 posted on 01/06/2013 4:37:55 PM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: cotton1706
"His autopen or teleprompter will be sworn in at noon."

HA!

Twice - once on Bible, and then on the Koran.

69 posted on 01/06/2013 4:39:50 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: 3722535r

Obama has what they used to have in Chicago...vote producing machines in Cleveland, Philadelphia, St Lucie County, Madison, and Northern Virginia that get him however many votes he needs to take the swing states.


70 posted on 01/06/2013 4:41:10 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: drewh
The guy couldn't fill a stadium but he got elected easily? Nice that the suck-ups in the MSM lack curiosity...
71 posted on 01/06/2013 4:41:36 PM PST by GOPJ (Our Friends don’t trust us.. Our Enemies don’t fear us .. - Freeper Tilted Irish Kilt)
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To: drewh

Those big bad corporations that underwrite much of the inaugural festivities expense have cut back. Some aren’t donating at all. Imagine that!

However, I would imagine every president who was re-elected had a lower turnout for the second. All of Reagan’s 2nd Inaugural events were canceled due to Arctic temps.

And it’s not new at all that the balls are all limited to a single venue. That started with W’s 2nd inaugural. All were at the convention center, wit the exception of the Military Ball that was at Union Station.


72 posted on 01/06/2013 4:45:18 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: drewh

Who is Obama, and why should I attend his inauguration?


73 posted on 01/06/2013 4:46:33 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: mirkwood

74 posted on 01/06/2013 4:47:15 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: drewh

Yep, the mall will look like 50,000 moon pies.// My favorite with a Pepsi.


75 posted on 01/06/2013 4:48:34 PM PST by primatreat ("gimme me "obama EBT free money card. Hope the postman don't snitch it!)
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To: Red_Devil 232
"I wish Dick Cheney would be there to give him the Stink Eye again!"

The VP has the best Stink Eye ever!

76 posted on 01/06/2013 4:51:56 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: drewh

The thrill is gone. /s


77 posted on 01/06/2013 4:53:59 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: ez

“Obama has what they used to have in Chicago...vote producing machines in Cleveland, Philadelphia, St Lucie County, Madison, and Northern Virginia that get him however many votes he needs to take the swing states....”

What can we do?...The opposition did not question the obvious fraud and they know they got away with it....We just wait until the time comes where you will actually have to make a personal decision to either fight or surrender....That truly is the only option honest freedom loving Americans are looking at.....


78 posted on 01/06/2013 4:56:35 PM PST by 3722535r
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To: Mean Maryjean
I assume it will be another Roberts ceremony sans Bible. Like last time.


79 posted on 01/06/2013 4:56:52 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: drewh

I wouldn’t go to the Zer0 Syndicate’s inauguration ceremony for Zer0 even if it meant a rail car ride to a Death Camp. But, then that would mean I would never go when the third term comes up.


80 posted on 01/06/2013 4:56:51 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: skeeter
"No problem. Just have Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and Lil Wayne have a free concert before the ceremony."

Invite the Kardashians, every last one of them, and their friends, boyfriends, etc.

They can also host a Karsashian Ball for their reality show. "Cha-ching!"

81 posted on 01/06/2013 4:56:59 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: hummingbird

“Didn’t DC Freepers have their own ball?”

They did in ‘00 and ‘04. No reason to celebrate an Inaugural since then.

But that other part of your excerpt about two official inaugural balls, both at the Washington Convention Center, rather than at multiple locations just isn’t true. They haven’t had multiple locations since Bush’s first. By the time of his 2nd, they were all at the Washington Convention Center, with the exception of the Military Ball that was held at Union Station.


82 posted on 01/06/2013 5:01:17 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: drumr337

Should be: The fewer that show, the less trash on the ground.


83 posted on 01/06/2013 5:01:29 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Save the nation, have your family's progressives spayed or neutered.)
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To: EDINVA
"Those big bad corporations that underwrite much of the inaugural festivities expense have cut back. Some aren’t donating at all. Imagine that!"

Big corporations couldn't underwrite inaugural festivities - ObamaCare is bankrupting them. They can't AFFORD it.

84 posted on 01/06/2013 5:01:36 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: drewh

There is no reason to worry. Nancy Pelosi can photoshop adoring crowds into the pictures of the inauguration.


85 posted on 01/06/2013 5:09:06 PM PST by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: drewh

Code purple SEIU and code Pink (queers for steers) will be there in force no doubt,


86 posted on 01/06/2013 5:12:32 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: drewh

Go over to MLK Ave. in Anacostia and pass out free tickets.

That will bring in a crowd of Obama voters.

Of course they better nail down everything in a 4 square block area.


87 posted on 01/06/2013 5:13:34 PM PST by Venturer
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To: unixfox

“Autopen” is planned to take the oath of office— on a Quran in arabic. Tougher job this time for Chief Justice Roberts.


88 posted on 01/06/2013 5:14:08 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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


89 posted on 01/06/2013 5:14:38 PM PST by grateful
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To: drewh

Maybe because vote fraud was tremendously higher than we know and they can’t get together the money to buy admirers?


90 posted on 01/06/2013 5:16:15 PM PST by FrogMom (Chicken Little is coming, and he's right!)
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To: drewh

Maybe because vote fraud was tremendously higher than we know and they can’t get together the money to buy admirers?


91 posted on 01/06/2013 5:16:34 PM PST by FrogMom (Chicken Little is coming, and he's right!)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Hard to imagine doing that one— w/ or w/out condoms. A 38 year old grad student? And dumber than a sack of rocks— sort of like— “man was I drunk or what, what was that (itch itch)” Really quite amazing that anyone would think this has a point of view of any import or relevance.

Sort of like the obamaumao campaign video with the tattooed ambisexual ugly chick saying you want your first vote to be with a kind caring man....ewwwwwwwwwh!! Best friends with Fluke (and who would believe her name is really pronounced the way she says it is— english grammar being what it is— to emphasize the “act” so to say.


92 posted on 01/06/2013 5:21:08 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: drewh
So it's gonna look like Ohio right up until the election. Packed to the roof Romney events, ghost town concert venues with concerts for the ID Thief!

No more honest elections peeps!

93 posted on 01/06/2013 5:24:59 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: muawiyah

You know, Carter walked to his, but he didn’t get a 2nd one.
Interesting— buses to block....sightlines for... hmmmm?


94 posted on 01/06/2013 5:25:32 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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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.

Not even to pee in the punchbowl?

95 posted on 01/06/2013 5:28:37 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: drewh

There may be too many that can’t leave the bread lines. And worried how they will eat if there is not a .gov worker to chew their food for them.


96 posted on 01/06/2013 5:32:55 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: John S Mosby

I think most of the buses are going to be stretched out along the first part of the parade, so the fear is Obama’s own peeps are going to be going after him or some reason.


97 posted on 01/06/2013 5:37:06 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: John S Mosby

I think most of the buses are going to be stretched out along the first part of the parade, so the fear is Obama’s own peeps are going to be going after him or some reason.


98 posted on 01/06/2013 5:37:22 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: drewh

Maybe the RAT multi-voters should book multiple rooms.


99 posted on 01/06/2013 5:37:38 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: drewh
They can just send a bus ticket to every ObamaPhone holder living within 50 miles of DC and they'll have an overflow crowd.
100 posted on 01/06/2013 5:42:03 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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