Skip to comments.AP Slammed Bush’s ‘Extravagant’ Inaugural in ’05, but Now It’s Spend, Baby, Spend
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 Bushs 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 Obamas 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.
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The media can be counted on to be a collective group of press secretaries for Obozo and Congressional Democrats.
Behold media and Liberal hypocrites. No smoke and mirrors here; just their obvious lies and deceit.
How much longer can we survive with a corrupt press monopoly?
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.
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.
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.
The monopoly of AP needs to be busted up big time. Libtards!
“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.
I’d like to see every GOP and every conservative media outlet and mouthpiece force this inaugural excess to become a big, smelly issue.
WHERE ARE THE ELECTED PUBBIES.....POINTING THIS OUT!!!!????
The socialist agenda was to infiltrate media and education, and they’ve succeeded quite well.
I heard today that it is closer to $150 million
If it weren’t for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all.
How in the world can Obama be spending 4 times the amount Bush spent just 4 years later?
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.
The Obamatards can do no wrong.
A pox on AP....may it soon be buried with the rest of the newspaper industry!
I smell a double standard...
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.
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!!!!
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. ;)
Progressive hipocrisy at it’s best.
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. : )
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?”