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Adam Wood
06-12-2011, 03:17 PM
davidpdx (1000+ posts) Sat Jun-11-11 05:50 AM
Original message
Obama should say if he is reelected, he will do only a simple inauguration (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=433x687239)
On the White House grounds to show he is serious about deficit reduction.

http://money.cnn.com/2009/01/16/news/economy/inaugurati... Blasphemy!!!
FSogol (1000+ posts) Sat Jun-11-11 06:14 AM
Response to Original message
1. Unrec. Nothing more than a RW meme that Obama's personal spending habits are responsible for the
deficit.
JTFrog (1000+ posts) Sat Jun-11-11 06:44 AM
Response to Reply #2
3. The RW made it a meme
before his first inauguration.
CakeGrrl (1000+ posts) Sat Jun-11-11 11:01 AM
Response to Reply #4
13. Exactly. Unrec for op buying into what the RW would love to see. n/t
bettyellen (1000+ posts) Sat Jun-11-11 07:46 AM
Response to Original message
5. RW meme
ClassWarrior (1000+ posts) Sat Jun-11-11 12:01 PM
Response to Reply #5
19. Link please?
Edited on Sat Jun-11-11 12:02 PM by ClassWarrior
Please show me the right wing sources pushing this meme.

And if it is a RW meme, it's one he could use to do political jujitsu. I think many of his independent and progressive followers like me, who are kind of disgusted by the spectacle and excess of inaugurations, Super Bowls, etc., would be impressed - thus it would backfire on the Radical RW.

NGU.:eek:

Questioning the un-questionable assertion that something DUmmies don't like is a "RW meme?" Inconceivable!
bettyellen (1000+ posts) Sat Jun-11-11 06:37 PM
Response to Reply #19
41. Oh please, the same RWers pushing this never said a single word about Bush as he ran us into debt
Edited on Sat Jun-11-11 07:07 PM by bettyellen
it's total bullshit designed to trick him into looking like a low rent pretender to the throne, who stays hidden in the White House instead of taking his place on the international stage that has so very heartily welcomed him. They hate seeeing him so popular and being treated like an equal (instead of an embarrassment) by the other leaders of the free world. and no- I have not been making notes for you everytime I have seen O Reilly, Coulter or Hannity on TV suggesting that Obama shld not be doing one thing or another or accusing him of nickle and diming the USA when his expenses have NOTHING TO DO WITH OUR DEBT. You missed the brouhaha over every single trip he's taken out of this country, how they resent his wife and kids going to Spain- and what their rooms and security cost? Well, most of us did not. Sorry you are falling for the BS and suggesting he go for the faux folksy stuff that only works on idiot RWers who will hate him anyway. He is not going to save this country by hobbling himself in this way.
He deserves the honor more than any president we have had for more than thirty years, and he has already done a lot for the economy and his people and still gets little enough credit. Idiots go around thinking he raised their taxes. They are not going to respect him more for staying home and pretending to be poor. It would be an empty gesture. You want to save the country some real money? Help us get solid majorities in both houses next year, because that is the only thing that is going to help.
Greybnk48 (1000+ posts) Sat Jun-11-11 09:38 AM
Response to Original message
10. Right wing bullshit? n/t
Hutzpa (1000+ posts) Sat Jun-11-11 11:33 AM
Response to Original message
15. He should also give up his motorcade
his flying rights and all other perks that comes with being a President.

Unrec for wasting my time and energy on this madness.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/wtf.gif

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/sleep.gif
scheming daemons (1000+ posts) Sat Jun-11-11 11:58 AM
Response to Original message
18. Inaugurations are not paid by taxpayer dollars... unrec for massive FAIL

Inaugurations are paid for by private donations.
Peacetrain (1000+ posts) Sat Jun-11-11 12:32 PM
Response to Original message
25. When the President is re-elected.. I want parades, bells , whistles and the full
inauguration festivities.

Jimmy Carter tried the austerity inauguration and it depressed people..
Peacetrain (1000+ posts) Sat Jun-11-11 03:45 PM
Response to Reply #26
39. That is just absolute bullhockey that gets pulled out every time a Democrat wins anything
They pulled that out from the right and it got echoed in here by a few that Obama should not have the inauguration all the other Presidents have.

They did the same thing with Clinton.. Carter fell for it hook line and sinker.

What he got for the gesture was total derision (this is also a huge moneymaker for DC the people who live there).

FORGET IT.

Democrats pay for it.. it pumps money into the community and the nation gets to share in a really spectacular thing.. the changing of power in a peaceful manner.
Tarheel_Dem (1000+ posts) Sat Jun-11-11 11:17 PM
Response to Original message
90. Unrec for buying into RW & Naderite memes, which are indistinguishable. Sad....
Bobbie Jo (1000+ posts) Sat Jun-11-11 11:27 PM
Response to Reply #90
93. +1000
Unrec for same.

So, very clearly, this whole idea that Presidents should maybe tone it down a little on inaugural costs is a right-wing meme. Just a Rovian/Koch-brothers ploy, pounded out by the right-wing media at ... CNN.





Travelman (306 posts) Sun Jun-12-11 01:52 PM
Response to Reply #5
106. Not at all limited to the RW - both sides do it
PLENTY of complaints about the cost of the '05 Bush inaugural, right here at DU:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=104x2875168

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=203x193620

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=103x92570

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=104x2874002

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=104x2881265

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132x1498638

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x4880509

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x1098307

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=104x2965964

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=186x4503

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x1111108

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=115x18240

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=104x2951126



And that's just the first few I found.

Both sides sound off about the cost of the other side's inaugural. It's been going on for decades.

OOPS!

djones520
06-12-2011, 04:22 PM
Whole lot of Name Removed in that thread, and #106 has completely dissapeared. Not even "Deleted Post", it's just flat out gone.

What a bunch of fucking cowards those mods are there. :rolleyes:

Rockntractor
06-12-2011, 04:28 PM
Whole lot of Name Removed in that thread, and #106 has completely dissapeared. Not even "Deleted Post", it's just flat out gone.

What a bunch of fucking cowards those mods are there. :rolleyes:

A moment of silence for all who died in the making of this thread.:(

Adam Wood
06-12-2011, 04:34 PM
Whole lot of Name Removed in that thread, and #106 has completely dissapeared. Not even "Deleted Post", it's just flat out gone.

What a bunch of fucking cowards those mods are there. :rolleyes:

:confused:

It's still there (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=433x687239#687757).

djones520
06-12-2011, 04:57 PM
:confused:

It's still there (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=433x687239#687757).

Huh... I must have clicked a wrong link, or one with an old cookie... weird.

pyackog
06-12-2011, 06:58 PM
At this point, the term "its a RW meme" is a LW meme. :)

MrsSmith
06-12-2011, 10:21 PM
Wow, are these the same DUmmies that were so upset over the expense of Palin's bus tour...which is not being paid for through taxation? :confused:

:D:D

SarasotaRepub
06-12-2011, 10:53 PM
HA!!!!

Nice find Adam.:D

Odysseus
06-13-2011, 11:30 AM
A moment of silence for all who died in the making of this thread.:(

... ... :D

It's still up, and the stupid is growing stronger:


ClassWarrior (1000+ posts) Sat Jun-11-11 10:53 PM
Response to Reply #44
54. It's an "empty gesture" to say, for instance, we dedicate this inauguration to public service?
Why not a series of Inaugural Balls with unemployed and poor people only? Would that be an "empty gesture?"

NGU.

It wouldn't be an empty gesture at all. Prince Obama can announce the ball, and then the mice and birds can make dresses for the poor unfortunate waif whose evil stepmother and ugly stepsisters won't allow them to go, and then, when they've shredded the gown, the fairytail Czar can come down and magically transform a pumpkin into a stretch limo and the rags into a ballgown. Oh, and the rat in the trap can be a chauffeur, and the local drug dealer's pit bull can be magically transformed into a bodyguard. Then, when the clock strikes 12 and the poor have to leave, the DOJ can launch an investigation into who left the glass slipper, with the person who it fits being appointed to the newly-created position of Happily Ever After Czar. :rolleyes:

Nope. Not an empty gesture, just a really, really stupid one. Bibbity boppity boo...

ralph wiggum
06-13-2011, 11:54 AM
ClassWarrior (1000+ posts) Sat Jun-11-11 10:53 PM
Response to Reply #44
54. It's an "empty gesture" to say, for instance, we dedicate this inauguration to public service?
Why not a series of Inaugural Balls with unemployed and poor people only? Would that be an "empty gesture?"

NGU.

Paging Bobo the Hobo. Pull up the Buick and jump into this thread.

NJCardFan
06-13-2011, 02:45 PM
Whole lot of Name Removed in that thread, and #106 has completely dissapeared. Not even "Deleted Post", it's just flat out gone.

What a bunch of fucking cowards those mods are there. :rolleyes:

It's because those people are intellectually dishonest. It's in their blood.