Skip to comments.Republicans to flee D.C. for Inauguration
Posted on 01/02/2009 10:36:00 PM PST by melt
While millions descend on Washington for the historic Inauguration of Barack Obama on Jan. 20, some Republicans see it as an occasion to get out of town.
Out of power on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue and mostly out of favor on K Street, many emasculated elephants in the GOP herd will begin the Age of Obama with what amounts to an extended holiday vacation. Instead of fighting the quadrennial cold and what are expected to be record-setting crowds, they're heading out to greener pastures, with better temperatures, less hassle and more agreeable company.
What better way to mark the Obama Inauguration (and his millions of adoring fans that will be in D.C.) than to get out of town to fabulous Las Vegas! Charlie Spies, a Republican lawyer and former CFO to Mitt Romneys campaign wrote in a blast e-mail to GOP friends. We hope you can join us for dinner and a fun evening on Monday, Jan. 19, to celebrate the last few hours of our Republican president in the White House.
Spies and his wife Lisa, a Republican fundraiser, have gotten about 15 takers so far for this last supper or, as they billed it in the e-mail, their own Inaugural in Exile.
Theyre far from alone. Others will usher in the new era from the slopes, the islands, the NFL playoffs and even on a serendipitously timed honeymoon. Full Democratic control of Washington may be a bitter pill, but its easier to get down from a lodge, beach, 50-yard-line or, especially, honeymoon suite.
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Millions of Democrats in one place, at one time...
Shades of Katrina--- when does the cannibalism begin...?
Wow, is this ever a smart move....
More sore loser Republicans with little or no dignity. I don’t blame them for avoiding hostile crowds that get shivers running up and down their legs when President-Elect Obama opens his mouth, but do it with discretion, not with loud announcements.
I personally will be en route to DC for the post ObamaCon March for Life.
DC is already a joke of Liberalism gone full-bore. Blacks are in nearly 70% of all public officials, police, fire, etc. and they adhere to every anti-gun, anti-business, high-tax Left Wing program ever invented. There are black programs of every variety, including colleges, schools, libraries, government housing, etc.
It is a cesspool, like every other Democratic, Liberal city. Murder, drugs, poverty and crime are rampant. The corrupt, lazy officials scream for more money to throw at issues that have continued to be swept under the carpet, instead of nipped in the bud with common sense.
Conservatism built this nation, Liberalism is there to hand out spraypaint to deface it.
No one with any sense is going to be in DC from 17-21 January. If anywhere near the 4 million spectators turn up for the inauguration it’s going to be a humanitarian disaster. Worse if it is very cold or [shudder] snows.
Millions of baby-murderers freezing to death? Works for me.
There is no way I would want to be anywhere near that place on that day. NONE!
I can’t imagine being surrounded by liberals under any circumstances, but this would be pure hell.
Where are these people going to get the money to make a trip to DC since so many of them are on welfare and supposedly can't feed or house the family without government handouts?!
They seem to be able to find funds when they want which also proves to me they don't need taxpayer's money to live!
I wonder if the Hotels have adequate damage insurance.
I do not know.
I haven’t been following this too closely - flesh and blood can only stand so much - but last I heard they were expecting 10,000 buses.
It’s no so much fleeing as it is avoiding contamination.
Do you know how many diseases some blocks of the democrat party carry?
I wouldn’t be caught there during the infestation with anything less than a level 4 rated bio-hazard suit with helo evac and decon teams standing by at Andrews AFB.
It could definately become a disaster. No one in their right mind would go near the place.
I agree. But I do think it is unfair for the media to even report this. I am sure that Democrats were out of the area during the last two Presidential inaugurals. This is normal if you ask me and does not need a story.
I'm wondering if this inauguration will be a redux of "Resurrection City". There was a fair bit of rioting that summer as well. My dad could see the "action" from his window at the Pentagon.
Mr. Crist has the best idea of all.
Well good for you! And I do not think your opinion of what we are going to do amounts to a whit to anyone.
I felt like there was some sort of evil spirit hovering over the place.
And to top it all off, the place is crawling with muslims.
That area is the last place on earth I would want to live/work in.
LOL! Mark Steyn, filling in for Rush on Friday, called it, "the era of hopey changeness!"
****The REpublicans should STAY out of DC - give it over to the Socialists for a year - People who don’t already know that DC is a he*l hole of reverse apartheid - has been for years - will begin to get the picture. ****
Since Bush and the other RINO’s are socialist, please change that to “the Conservatives should stay out of DC”
10,000 buses....Nagin gave them a good deal!!!
Stoners and hooker first to arrive with tents no rooms at the Sanford Arms.
Why did you change the poster’s use of “black” to “negro”? Was it meant as sarcasm? I’m curious.
While all the attention is directed to the inauguration areas, the local thugs will be free to raise havoc in the rest of the town. It is going to be bad.
we will remain at arms length 10 miles outside of the city.
traffic, etc. is bad enough here on a non-inauguration weekend. :(
The Republicans SHOULD get out of DC, and get back in touch with their home communities.. and for God’s sake, revitalize what it means to be a Republican, not some calcified, self-interested RINO.
I try to stay off racist threads, babe.
Anytime the conversation goes to “the magic negro”, I need to not be there.
I dislike Oboma for a lat of reasons, but what color he is isn’t one of them.
“I havent been following this too closely - flesh and blood can only stand so much - but last I heard they were expecting 10,000 buses.”
LOL! I’m trying to ignore the whole “Big O” debacle.
Wow! 10,000 buses filled with crazy Obamabots! The police are sure gonna be busy. I hope they gave some thought about having the National Guard on standby.
I’ll be stuck in DC with my trusty hound, so I’m loading up the fridge, bar, humidor....and cleaning my M1911 just in case.
Thanks for the perspective. It ain’t gonna be pretty, for sure.
I wonder how many 'Conservatives" ever stop and ponder where we would be today had Gore or Kerry won?
Even today - Bush is the only one, not only in this country, but the world, that is flat out saying that Hamas is to blame for what is happening and that Israel has every right to be doing what they are.
I shudder to think what we're in for...especially from the miscreants (look up the real meaning) of the world who are just biding their time until we have people in power who have a combination of yellow streaks running up their backsides; a hatred for the military and our country and are simpatico with the miscreants of the world.
One thing you can take to the bank: There are going to be a lot of Bush Bashers that will look back in the years to come and wish someone like him were in charge, pretecting their sorry as*es.
democrats are definitely dangerous when they get all worked up. I don’t blame them.