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Crowd shrinks by nearly half for 2nd inaugural
Politico ^

Posted on 01/21/2013 4:13:34 PM PST by Red in Blue PA

An inaugural official told reporters that "at least" 1 million people were on the National Mall for President Obama's swearing-in ceremony.

If the figure is accurate, a crowd of around 1 million would put attendance at about 55 percent of the 2009 crowd. The city of Washington, D.C., estimated that 1.8 million people packed the Mall last time to watch Obama get sworn in for his first term.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: districtofcolumbia; msm; obama
Funny how I never heard this on any of the "news" channels today.
1 posted on 01/21/2013 4:13:42 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

So they only got half the 17 Million they got in ‘09?


2 posted on 01/21/2013 4:15:27 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Some of them must have come from the other 7 states....


3 posted on 01/21/2013 4:17:18 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Red in Blue PA

BS. There was not a million on Mall. Obama’s propagandists are trying to inflate crowd size. It was probably 500,000 or so.


4 posted on 01/21/2013 4:18:04 PM PST by kabar
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To: Red in Blue PA

It was probably less than half, this time around. Many of the government employees would have been required to attend this time around.


5 posted on 01/21/2013 4:18:22 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

estimates are 500,000-700,000..........or 1/3


6 posted on 01/21/2013 4:19:45 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Red in Blue PA

I just avoided tv today. I think I have only listed to Obama on two occasions for more than a couple of minutes.

1. The Bin Laden is dead announcement
2. The First debate where I only could stomach about half the debate. I just listened to excerpts for the other two debates.

So, I will read some stuff, but I won’t listen to it if I can avoid it.


7 posted on 01/21/2013 4:22:06 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Everyone knows that the second inaugural is ALWAYS lower attended. My goodness Reagan was lucky to have 20 people at his due to the weather.


8 posted on 01/21/2013 4:23:12 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Wow, just like the economy...


9 posted on 01/21/2013 4:25:29 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

RE: Crowd shrinks by nearly half for 2nd inaugural

Just goes to show the uncanny and tremendous adulation Obama had in 2009. He was treated like someone with godlike qualities and he responded in kind ( “Heal the planet, stop the rise of the oceans” ). Remember the fainting at his speeches and Chris Matthews’ tingle up his leg?

Well, his mythical status has sort of dissipated somewhat BUT NOT COMPLETELY. Nearly one million today is still a SIZABLE crowd. Huge number of Americans are still naive believers.

Even during the 2012 general elections, Obama lost over 8 million votes from 2008, but still managed to beat Romney comfortably. It will take an economic and military disaster of major proportions to destroy the myth of our “Lord and Savior” ( to qopte Jaimie Foxx ), Barack Obama.


10 posted on 01/21/2013 4:39:00 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Red in Blue PA

I bet a lot of dead voters who voted for him were there!


11 posted on 01/21/2013 4:52:57 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

A million? Hell, we had more than that at our Obamacare protest and we had to pay our own way!


12 posted on 01/21/2013 5:03:09 PM PST by Kenny (<p)
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To: SeekAndFind
Nearly one million today is still a SIZABLE crowd.

But there wasn't a million.

2009

2013


13 posted on 01/21/2013 5:04:21 PM PST by kabar
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To: kabar

Just curious, where did you get those photos, and are they legit?


14 posted on 01/21/2013 5:05:59 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Red in Blue PA

I was going to go but I’m a sub on a bowling team and had to stay home is case they called.


15 posted on 01/21/2013 5:06:53 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: Red in Blue PA

I heard 800,000.

And inagural ball tickets were going for half-price.


16 posted on 01/21/2013 5:24:09 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

drudge had a report of 25% earlier.


17 posted on 01/21/2013 5:27:32 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Red in Blue PA

In related news...

Gallup: Obama Lowest-Rated Re-Elected President Since WWII
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2980414/posts


18 posted on 01/21/2013 5:30:31 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
An inaugural official told reporters that "at least" 1 million people were on the National Mall for President Obama's swearing-in ceremony.

I heard that on our ABC affiliate today. Not sure I believe it--I heard that there were available hotel rooms in the DC area over the weekend.

19 posted on 01/21/2013 5:37:26 PM PST by Taft in '52
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To: SeekAndFind
Breitbart

They are more legit that an administration official telling the media it is a million.

20 posted on 01/21/2013 5:37:37 PM PST by kabar
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To: Red in Blue PA
Statement: "Crowd shrinks by nearly half for 2nd inaugural"

Response: Unfortunately, he was still reelected.

21 posted on 01/21/2013 5:42:50 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: kabar

A funny but good comment under the pictures:

Lisa4USA

“...when the messiah won the election.” That depends on how you define the word, “won”.


22 posted on 01/21/2013 7:48:33 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Did they trash the Mall like they did last time?


23 posted on 01/21/2013 7:51:28 PM PST by Rebelbase
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