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    Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Not really sure why we do this anymore. It seems like a waste of time and money to have a big party every time someone gets selected to be President. Especially when theyre relected. I know that most of it is paid for privately, but theres got to be plenty of side expenses that arent. I say, swear them in, and get to work.

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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Not really sure why we do this anymore. It seems like a waste of time and money to have a big party every time someone gets selected to be President. Especially when theyre relected. I know that most of it is paid for privately, but theres got to be plenty of side expenses that arent. I say, swear them in, and get to work.
    It's a way of saying thank you to supporters, and a way for the rest of us to see who the President thanks.
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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Today's official inauguration is a small formality, tommorow's (publicity?) redo show is the wasteful, hoopla version. Obama/Biden decided on that since the timing of the real event on a Sunday was not to their liking.
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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    obama is all about pomp and circumstance and this inaugural is something he lives for, Michelle even got a new do for it which leads to another question. Why is Michelle trying so hard to look white? She looks like a valley girl and I'm surprised she didn't go Blondie.

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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    obama is all about pomp and circumstance and this inaugural is something he lives for, Michelle even got a new do for it which leads to another question. Why is Michelle trying so hard to look white? She looks like a valley girl and I'm surprised she didn't go Blondie.
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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Why is Michelle trying so hard to look white? She looks like a valley girl and I'm surprised she didn't go Blondie.
    She even talks white. What is that all about?

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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    *Maggie rolls eyes and falls over backwards*
    Actually she has a do kinda like yours without the pig tails.

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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Not really sure why we do this anymore. It seems like a waste of time and money to have a big party every time someone gets selected to be President. Especially when theyre relected. I know that most of it is paid for privately, but theres got to be plenty of side expenses that arent. I say, swear them in, and get to work.
    I can understand getting rid of it for re-elections, but for first elections it's important that we all see him publicly swearing to uphold the constitution so that we can call him a lying piece of **** later.
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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Really need to be putting a rootabega option because I reallydon't care either way.
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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    I am good with the swearing in ceremony. the massive parties following it seem unnecessary. just have a nice dinner at the white house and get back to work.

    however, I will note that this kind of complaint is always raised by the losing party like clockwork every four years. when their candidate wins the next time around, though, they are all about the coronation, so maybe it's inevitable.

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