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Republicans to flee D.C. for Inauguration
politico.com ^ | 1/2/09 | politico.com

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 Romney’s 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.”

They’re 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 it’s easier to get down from a lodge, beach, 50-yard-line or, especially, honeymoon suite.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhoinauguration; cnnnibalism; democrats
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Millions of Democrats in one place, at one time...

Shades of Katrina--- when does the cannibalism begin...?

1 posted on 01/02/2009 10:36:00 PM PST by melt
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To: melt

Wow, is this ever a smart move....


2 posted on 01/02/2009 10:42:48 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: melt

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.


3 posted on 01/02/2009 10:43:56 PM PST by DaveLoneRanger ("In this world you will have tribulation. But be of good cheer! I have overcome the world." - Christ)
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To: melt

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.


4 posted on 01/02/2009 10:47:07 PM PST by wac3rd (In the end, we all are Conservative, some just need their lives jolted to realize that fact.)
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To: melt

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.


5 posted on 01/02/2009 10:52:19 PM PST by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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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.

6 posted on 01/02/2009 10:56:04 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: melt
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.
7 posted on 01/02/2009 10:56:06 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: melt

There is no way I would want to be anywhere near that place on that day. NONE!


8 posted on 01/02/2009 10:58:13 PM PST by kcvl
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To: PLMerite

I can’t imagine being surrounded by liberals under any circumstances, but this would be pure hell.


9 posted on 01/02/2009 10:58:20 PM PST by unkus
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it’s going to be a humanitarian disaster

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!

10 posted on 01/02/2009 11:02:56 PM PST by kcvl
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To: melt
Obama's Fault
11 posted on 01/02/2009 11:06:52 PM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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I wonder if the Hotels have adequate damage insurance.


12 posted on 01/02/2009 11:07:08 PM PST by unkus
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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.


13 posted on 01/02/2009 11:07:22 PM PST by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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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.


14 posted on 01/02/2009 11:26:51 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg
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It could definately become a disaster. No one in their right mind would go near the place.


15 posted on 01/02/2009 11:27:46 PM PST by unkus
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To: melt
Republicans to flee D.C. for Inauguration

So it's time for that asteroid?
16 posted on 01/02/2009 11:31:37 PM PST by aruanan
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To: DaveLoneRanger

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.


17 posted on 01/03/2009 12:00:10 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: melt
I vividly recall "Resurrection City" lead by Rev Ralph David Abernathy. The encampment used the reflecting pool for the Washington Monument as a pool and urinal. The "campers" engaged in robbery, rape and other mayhem. It rained so much the park "camp" was a muddy mess. When the "campers" were finally evicted from the area, the park service graded the soil, rolled out the sod and restored it to a pristine state.

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.

18 posted on 01/03/2009 12:08:42 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: melt
Their heeere....


19 posted on 01/03/2009 12:45:11 AM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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Greg Crist, a GOP lobbyist who was willing to be named, said, “I will be pondering the future of my party at a remote location, aided in the conversation by my friend Jack Daniels.”

Mr. Crist has the best idea of all.

20 posted on 01/03/2009 1:02:22 AM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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