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AP Slammed Bush’s ‘Extravagant’ Inaugural in ’05, but Now It’s Spend, Baby, Spend
Newsbusters ^ | Jan 14 09 | Rich Noyes

Posted on 01/14/2009 11:04:10 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out

Four years ago, the Associated Press and others in the press suggested it was in poor taste for Republicans to spend $40 million on President Bush’s inauguration. AP writer Will Lester calculated the impact that kind of money would have on armoring Humvees in Iraq, helping victims of the tsunami, or paying down the deficit. Lester thought the party should be cancelled: “The questions have come from Bush supporters and opponents: Do we need to spend this money on what seems so extravagant?”

Fast forward to 2009. The nation is at war (two wars, in fact), and now also faces the prospect of a severe recession and federal budget deficits topping $1 trillion as far as the eye can see. With Barack Obama’s inauguration estimated to cost $45 million (not counting the millions more that government will have to pay for security), is the Associated Press once again tsk-tsking the high collar cost?

Nope. “For inaugural balls, go for glitz, forget economy,” a Tuesday AP headline advised.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: assininepress; bhoinauguration; doublestandard; gwb2004; msmslime; ossociatedpress

1 posted on 01/14/2009 11:04:11 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

The media can be counted on to be a collective group of press secretaries for Obozo and Congressional Democrats.


2 posted on 01/14/2009 11:05:11 AM PST by mgc1122
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Behold media and Liberal hypocrites. No smoke and mirrors here; just their obvious lies and deceit.


3 posted on 01/14/2009 11:05:29 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

How much longer can we survive with a corrupt press monopoly?


4 posted on 01/14/2009 11:06:29 AM PST by roses of sharon ("No socialist system can be established without a political police.", Churchill -1945)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

bookmark


5 posted on 01/14/2009 11:06:37 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (Will work for Bailout.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

The double-standard of the MSM is astounding...and what really is amazing is how these comparisons run off of them like water on a duck’s back.

They are going to keep a double-standard and they don’t care what anybody else thinks about it.


6 posted on 01/14/2009 1:15:26 PM PST by kjo
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To: roses of sharon
How much longer can we survive with a corrupt press monopoly?

There is a reason that the founders put the freedom of the press Number 1 on the list of amendments. And what is happening now is the reason that they put the right to bear arms at Number 2.

7 posted on 01/14/2009 1:18:13 PM PST by mc5cents (Show me just what Mohammd brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

self bump


8 posted on 01/14/2009 1:18:44 PM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: mgc1122

Of course - example, don’t forget that Chris Matthews recently said that he would do everything in his power to aid in Obama’s success and a little while ago, NPR said it was, I believe, their duty to do the same.


9 posted on 01/14/2009 1:19:46 PM PST by agrace
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

The monopoly of AP needs to be busted up big time. Libtards!


10 posted on 01/14/2009 1:22:23 PM PST by kevinm13 (The Main Stream Media is dead! "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: kevinm13

“The monopoly of AP needs to be busted up big time. Libtards!”

File lawsuits against them and place citizen arrests on AP stringers for sedition.

Use the RATS playbook against them.

That’s how Reagan beat the Soviets.


11 posted on 01/14/2009 1:26:44 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Control the information, you control the people.")
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To: chuck_the_tv_out; Stillwaters; Pride in the USA

I’d like to see every GOP and every conservative media outlet and mouthpiece force this inaugural excess to become a big, smelly issue.


12 posted on 01/14/2009 1:29:55 PM PST by lonevoice (Ich bin ein plumber)
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To: mc5cents

Good observation.................................


13 posted on 01/14/2009 1:30:10 PM PST by Osage Orange (Ban Thugs...Not Guns!!)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

WHERE ARE THE ELECTED PUBBIES.....POINTING THIS OUT!!!!????


14 posted on 01/14/2009 1:32:27 PM PST by Osage Orange (Ban Thugs...Not Guns!!)
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To: kjo

Good summary.


15 posted on 01/14/2009 1:33:45 PM PST by GATOR NAVY
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
With Barack Obama’s inauguration estimated to cost $45 million (not counting the millions more that government will have to pay for security),...

Bush declares a 'state of emergency' as cost of Obama's swearing-in ceremony soars to $161 million

16 posted on 01/14/2009 1:37:56 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: roses of sharon

The socialist agenda was to infiltrate media and education, and they’ve succeeded quite well.


17 posted on 01/14/2009 1:54:26 PM PST by Rennes Templar (The Messiah and the Religion of Fleece)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

I heard today that it is closer to $150 million


18 posted on 01/14/2009 1:56:10 PM PST by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

If it weren’t for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all.


19 posted on 01/14/2009 1:59:18 PM PST by TBP
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

How in the world can Obama be spending 4 times the amount Bush spent just 4 years later?


20 posted on 01/14/2009 2:01:22 PM PST by rod1
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
I guess "The One" is spreading the wealth. But where is it coming from? From my taxes. In a time when this country is going bankrupt and businesses are laying off and selling out in droves. Banks are going belly up. You and your family are scrimping for a living and TRYING to save for the final meltdown.

I just want to up chuck every time I see his ugly face come on TV. Lord, please save us from what we will be facing after January 20th.

21 posted on 01/14/2009 2:02:40 PM PST by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

The Obamatards can do no wrong.

A pox on AP....may it soon be buried with the rest of the newspaper industry!


22 posted on 01/14/2009 2:03:49 PM PST by Palladin (Sexual Pistachio)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

I smell a double standard...


23 posted on 01/14/2009 2:13:52 PM PST by GOPJ ("A consensus of 100 scientists is undone by one fact." - - Einstein (take that Al Gore))
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

http://www.flixxy.com/political-systems.htm

Because the Democrats live under the assumption that the USofA is a Democracy and it is not.

The USofA is a Republic with good reason. Watch the video referenced above.


24 posted on 01/14/2009 2:15:32 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (The American Form of Government . . . http://www.flixxy.com/political-systems.htm)
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To: Osage Orange
"WHERE ARE THE ELECTED PUBBIES.....POINTING THIS OUT!!!!????"

We all know the media can not wait to tell the public anything elected Pubbies say..

Who else besides the media is a source of information for the public?

Only an idiot would believe the media would cover anyone who was critical of Obama on anything.

YOU MUST BELIEVE THE MEDIA IS FAIR AND BALANCED!!!!

25 posted on 01/14/2009 2:22:27 PM PST by Common Tator
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To: mc5cents

Well, no. Kinda.

The Founders didn’t “put” the amendments in the order they are; the states did. Amendment #2 (RKBA) was merely adopted after the states adopted #1.

Nonetheless, it still shows the high importance they placed on #2. ;)

Sauron


26 posted on 01/14/2009 2:28:27 PM PST by sauron ("Truth is hate to those who hate Truth" --unknown)
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To: facedown
$45 million?

Chump CHANGE!

27 posted on 01/14/2009 2:34:56 PM PST by jaz.357 (My life is in order.... Random is one kind of order.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Progressive hipocrisy at it’s best.


28 posted on 01/14/2009 5:18:23 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Common Tator
YOU MUST BELIEVE THE MEDIA IS FAIR AND BALANCED!!!!

Please...........

I've said for years now....that the MSM / DBM is the most dangerous entity in the U.S.

I've been here...a few weeks...cut me some slack. : )

29 posted on 01/14/2009 6:55:24 PM PST by Osage Orange (Ban Thugs...Not Guns!!)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

I am SHOCKED... SHOCKED I tell you at this blatant double standard....

BTW, if you point this out to a liberal, they’d say “well, that was for Bush and this is for Obama. Can’t you see the difference?”


30 posted on 01/15/2009 8:52:33 AM PST by seamusnh
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To: seamusnh
"...Can’t you see the difference?”

I can see the difference. Bush was just a plain ol American whereas the most merciful is a corrupt socialist Kenyan-born Alinskyite elitist with homoweirdo tendencies and ah ah ah ah um problems with ah ah ah ah the ah ah um, wel let me put it this way, ah ah um ah no no no wait a minute, wait a minute, ah um the truth.
31 posted on 01/15/2009 9:22:41 AM PST by domeika
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