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Another "Obama is spending too much on the Inauguration"

This from the AP nonetheless!

Obama hosting pricey party in a dicey economy - Yahoo! News

When "Time" says something negative about Obama that is when you will know he is in the shitter.

Who's John Galt.

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I have to agree that this criticism has a sound basis.
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In normal inauguration, I would agree.

But this one is different than that of the last 43, being the first African American Commander in Chief. I think it is appropriate to have such big celebration as this is history in the making, whether you like the man or not. And what better way to show the world America indeed is a land of opportunity and tolerate/welcome change?

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In normal inauguration, I would agree.

But this one is different than that of the last 43, being the first African American Commander in Chief. I think it is appropriate to have such big celebration as this is history in the making, whether you like the man or not. And what better way to show the world America indeed is a land of opportunity and tolerate/welcome change?
Oh I see so because he is African American he has a different standard.

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read it an weep!

inauguration costs

of course you won't believe it ,,, since it's not in your benefit to do so.
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whichever way you cut it, it remains very expensive pageantry, no matter which President it is/was expended on...

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Look at the bright side, this time at least Halliburton is not footing the bill.
I do have trepidations though. Hopefully Obama is not just another bought and paid by corporate America for President. Only time will tell.
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Look at the bright side, this time at least Halliburton is not footing the bill.
I do have trepidations though. Hopefully Obama is not just another bought and paid by corporate America for President. Only time will tell.
Time doesn't have to tell. Here it is in Black and White from Salon. That evil ultra conservative news outlet that it is.

Obama sells out to Wall Street | Salon

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read it an weep!

inauguration costs

of course you won't believe it ,,, since it's not in your benefit to do so.

Mediamatters is as a reliable a source for information as the Huffungton post you fool!

I will say this. I do not remember seeing the security cost lumped in with Bush's inaugurations, but I am willing to bet that you will see Obama's tab go above Bush's. I mean c'mon why should we even bother with security for him really. Everybody around the world loves Obama and would never want to do him any harm. Well except for Pelosi and Reid.

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Well, at least Obama did not have to appointed into his presidency by the US Supreme Court.
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