Skip to comments.Inaugural deficit (obummed--inaug concert cancelled)
Posted on 01/20/2013 5:13:19 AM PST by Liz
.....because of a lack of enthusiasm for Obama's inauguration, the WH was trying new initiatives to sell tickets......an inaugural concert was canned because there were not enough big acts. Streisand and Bon Jovi said they couldnt make it. The Inaugural Committee then announced new talent for the inaug balls. Chris Cornell, Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Hudson were added to the Alicia Keys, Katy Perry and Usher lineup.
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(SUBTITLED:Obomb--inaug tickets hawked at fire sale prices)
Mondays inaug is no sellout....Some DEM party officials are skipping the whole thing. DC hotels and events are offering discounts, rebates, twofers. Benefactors Brunch is a $5,000 fire sale price. VIP access to the Inaugural Ball is listed as an amazing deal. General admission is $500. To squat in the Parades VIP section---$150.....in the everybodys-a-peasant section, its possible the Oval Office is so desperate, they may pay you a few dollars to fill the embarrassing void.
COMMENTS Odd, isn't it? Obama "won" the popular vote and the electoral vote. But he can't seem to create enthusiasm among his "supporters and voters" for his inaugural festivities.
Dem leaders are skipping the inaug. Which raises an interesting point....what were they all doing election day---and the weeks leading up to the election?
NOTE Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa and six other Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee should subpoena Dem leaders, and their documents, to determine what exactly they were doing on election day and the weeks before.
No phones? No freebies?
President Barack Obama's private swearing-in will be a brief, sparsely attended ceremony in the Blue Room of the White House. White House spokesman Jay Carney says Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the oath of office on Sunday just before noon, the time required by the Constitution. Obama's family will attend along with a few reporters, and Obama isn't expected to make a speech. (Excerpt) Read more at newser.com ...
THIS JUST IN As is customary, before the inaug, the Obamas, and selected Democrats, will worship together. At the Obama's house of worship----"The Church of Whatever Works For Me---- a special ceremony is to take place----with Democrats kneeling before the DNC logo.
Dems will be giving thanks that Romney was so stupid and easily duped.....a dumbo RINO who was used to having his lunch money taken by the schoolyard bully.
A breakfast of tacos and tequila will commence, then David Axelrod will do the Mexican Hat Dance on the Capitol steps attired in his serape and matching sombrero.
What are you implying?
If you cant figure it out.......I’m SURE not gonna tell (snix).
” COMMENTS Odd, isn’t it? Obama ‘won’ the popular vote and the electoral vote. But he can’t seem to create enthusiasm among his ‘supporters and voters’ for his inaugural festivities.”
Well, many of his voters and supporters can’t afford to go.
Friend of mine, Obama supporter, went to the last inauguration, even served as a volunteer. This time, she can’t afford to go. Seems her most recent paycheck shrunk....unexpectedly. LOL
I am trying to find a way to back out of it, but I may be dragooned into taking the kids down to the mall for the swearing in. Mrs. Sphinx’s POV is that they’re the right age and that we should take them to witness the civic ritual. My POV is that this is one civic ritual I have no interest in witnessing. It’s a short walk, so it’s not a day killer either way.
But to get to the point: the only reason we have tickets is that a democrat congressional staff neighbor was handing them out. Which would only happen if they don’t have constituents to give them to. Even the dems seem to be just going through the motions.
I’m not as interested as where he spent the loot as much as where he received the loot.
You’re a braver man than I. I couldn’t do it even with threats, cajoling from my wife. “It’s for the kids”
I just couldn’t do it.
swearing in or swearing AT?
what were they all doing election day>>>>>>>Liz
What are you implying? >>>>>>>>>>>Rocky
They were voting as many times as they could.
Plus ---- Obama's having a brief private swearing-in w/ family only in the WH.
All of it is a huge red flag---not that the duped Romney RINOs would "get it."
As I posted above---Dem leaders are also skipping the inaug. Which raises an interesting point....what were they all doing election day---and the weeks leading up to the election?
We must urge Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa and six Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee to subpoena Dem leaders, and their documents, to determine what exactly they were doing on election day, and the weeks before.
makes you wonder why these people are staying away from washdc
Is it true that Lady Gaga is going to perform? If so, an obvious sign that the Apocalypse is indeed upon us.
Here's a clue.
Dem machine goes nonprofit / By GEOFF EARLE, 1/19/13, NY POST
WASHINGTON Maybe President Obama isnt done campaigning after all. As he prepares to take the oath of office for a second term, Obama is converting his massive campaign organization into a nonprofit that will gin up political support for his policies. The effort, called Organizing for Action, will be headed by former campaign manager Jim Messina, an organizing maestro, and is packed with former White House and campaign alums.Those who responded to Obamas request to say, Im in, were invited to contribute campaign cash and can also help steer the group.
The overlooked secret weapon of the 'rats was the "early voting" scam in key states. When the SoS in Ohio tried simply to regulate and standardize it, the 'rats went ballistic--it would have countered their secret weapon. They had fine grained lists of voters--they knew every voter in their precincts-- and had a plan to get every one to the polls.
Days of early voting and extended hours enabled the 'rat machine to herd their masses into busses and take load after load bodily to the polls.
This is how they got their 100% votes in black precincts. They wouldn't have had the resources to get them all to the polls on one day, so they had to have the long open season to make all the deliveries necessary.
The GOP had no such organization, or apparently, even the faintest idea of what the DNC had been doing the last four years.
Let's hope they learned their lesson, but frankly I'm not optimistic. The GOP seems more interested in running people off than in GOTV efforts.
“EVERYONE FLUSH at 11:55 am”
Is this an organized event? If so count me in.
Like the MAJORITY, they were voting for romney. Obama took the office by voter fraud. It's no implication, it's fact.
MSMBC is saying this will have the largest attendance in history. Delusional.
Wouldn’t that be like taking a walk down MLK Boulevard? I wouldn’t expose my children to that. We’d wait and try City Hall or the Capitol city.
The place would be mobbed!
The Congressional Hispanic Institute, Inc, is an entity organized by Cong Joe Baca (D-Cali) in his capacity as head of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
Cong Baca created "HOGAR" (Spanish for home) in 2003 to work with the mortgage industry, F/M, lenders, banks and latino community groups to increase mortgage lending to what savvy observers consider to be unqualified Latinos.
"HOGAR" colluded w/ Cong Baca in what was to become a massive bilking of taxpayers. Cong Baca calculatedly hyped the fact that the national Latino homeownership rate was 47%, compared with 68% for the overall population.
HOGAR was coached to call the figure "alarming," and to say "a concerted effort was required to ensure that by the end of the decade Latinos will share equally in the American Dream of home ownership."
HOGAR and Cong Baca conned the public, failing to note that most of the "dreamers" were illegals, citizens of Third World countries who had violated US borders.
Predictably, HOGAR colluded w/ co-conspirators which included:
(a) shaky mortgage companies that ran into big trouble;
(b) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, both now under federal control after billions in taxpayer bailouts;
(c) Countrywide Financial Corp., sold to Bank of America Corp;
(d) Washington Mutual Inc., taken over by the US government and sold to J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.; and,
(e) New Century Financial Corp. and Ameriquest Mortgage Corp, both now defunct, killed by defaulted subprime Latino mortgages.
HOGAR's ties to the subprime mortgage industry were substantial. Bribery and self-dealing were rampant:
<><> Companies that donated $150,000 to Cong Baca got the right to have their own research fellow who would conduct fraudulent studies, which were cunningly used by industry lobbyists to pump lending.
<><> Bribery and extortion in the form of $100,000 annual donations to Cong Baca, for which HOGAR provided phony news releases from Cong Baca's Hispanic Caucus promoting a lender's commercial products to the Latino market,
<><> The most shocking example of bribery well-substantitated by Hogar's literature..... HOGAR announced it worked with Freddie Mac on a self-serving two-year examination of Latino homeownership in 63 congressional districts.
The "study" found Hispanic ownership on the rise thanks to "new flexible mortgage loan products" that the industry was adopting at the urging of Cong Baca's collusive coterie.
<><> HOGAR conned lenders into even more lenient down-payment and underwriting standards.
<><> As the subprime debacle unfolded, HOGAR declined repeated requests for comment despite the economic havoc their activities precipitated.
The mortgage schemes demonstrated the criminal activities of border violators with multiple identities---perhaps violent, terrorist-connected foreigners---colluding and conspiring to defraud private companies and public entities. And mortgage racketeering enterprises which employed sub rosa finance and business practices to carry out deceptions and frauds.
The alleged ring of swindlers---a Congresman, individuals with multiple identities, banks, insurance companies, mortgage nrokers--might be charged with cheating the US govt, taxpayers and bank share holders out of hundreds of millions of dollars via an elaborate web of mortgage and bank frauds.
The mortgage Dreamers used multiple phony identities, fraudulent Social Security numbers, purchased from identity forgers in order to obtain govt-subsidized benefits.
L/E will find that individuals with multiple identities obtained fraudulent mortgages then flipped the houses at ever-higher prices to family member who then absconded to foreign countries, sticking banks (and taxpayers) with hundreds of millions in fraudulent mortgages.
BACKGROUND A Wall Street Journal investigative report related that, according to the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council examination of the borrowing spree, uncovered financial schemes by low-income housing groups, Hispanic lawmakers, a congressional Hispanic housing initiative, mortgage lenders and brokers, all colluding in fraduent schemes to increase homeownership among Latinos with forged documents which enabled massive fraud.
This was not simply the mortgage market at work. It was fueled by avarice, greed, and Congressional enabling fraudulent practices. In 2005 alone, mortgages to Hispanics jumped by 29%; Latinos with multiple fraudulent identities in low-paying jobs obtained subprime mortgages for prime properties---soaring to 169%.
(Research provided by Wall Street Journal. Some material excerpted from the NY Times).
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