Republicans Skipping Obama's Inauguration Make America Look Like One Giant Brat (VIDEO)

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obamaToday marks the second Presidential Inauguration for Barack Obama. Actually, the President was officially sworn in yesterday in a private ceremony in the White House Blue Room, but today's the day that all the pomp and circumstance and Beyonce will take place. At 11:30 a.m. today, the great politicians of our fine country will put their party differences aside and bind together in front of the Capitol Building with the same common goal of making the next four years the best they can possibly be for the citizens of the United States.

Psych!

Many Republicans are blowing the pop that is D.C. stand in favor for locales where fruity-flavored drinks served in halved coconuts are a plenty. If you can't beam 'em ... peace out, I guess?

According to Yahoo!, many Republicans and supporters of GOP candidate Mitt Romney are "are leaving town for sunny vacation destinations and company conferences or staying indoors and avoiding the crowds." Charlie Spies, attorney and co-founder of a pro-Romney super PAC, was hosting about 100 Republicans in Las Vegas for this weekend (including some former Romney campaign aides). Events took place at the Wynn Las Vegas and Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. Spies held a similar gathering four years ago for about 20 friends, but this year, more people's interest seemed to have been piqued. Spies said: "I was expecting more than 20 but no place near this response. I think people were excited to have an opportunity to be someplace other than D.C. and let President Obama and his supporters have their day in the sun."

Similarly, Ron Bonjean, a former Bush administration and congressional aide who runs a public affairs firm, held a work retreat at a resort in Mexico, saying: "It's the perfect time for us to be productive and focused on the year ahead while Washington is consumed with swearing in the president." You know, because if work's going to get done, where better place than a resort in Mexico?

Passive-aggressive comments like these are a huge part of what's wrong with America. We're more divided than ever, and I don't doubt for a nano-second that if the outcome were different, and Romney were being sworn in, Democrats would be doing the same thing.

It really doesn't seem like it's about the people anymore or building a better country. It seems like it's more about petulant men and women being consumed with "winning".

These are the people who are running the United States. Seriously. Didn't the inauguration used to be about coming together? I know there are plenty of people who are displeased with Obama's re-election, but this just seems like a bunch of spoiled rich brats pouting. It's ridiculous. And it definitely doesn't seem like a "band together" moment for our nation.

"Normal" people in their every day lives don't seem to have a problem finding middle ground with others. Don't we do it all the time? At work; at home; etc. (No, not on Internet comment boards.) Hopefully, Washington will be able to follow suit again some day. God Bless America ... right?

Here's a video of what the inauguration means to the President:

Are you unhappy or happy that Obama is being sworn in again?


Image via White House

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bills... billsfan1104

So what were the democrats when they protested Bush's inauguration? So what if people don't attend. Not everyone has to glued to the TV and fawning over Obama.

bills... billsfan1104

At least you acknowledged that Democrats would be doing the same. But I do agree with one the quotes, this day is for Obama and his followers. I have to work today.

mustb... mustbeGRACE

I wouldn't attend even if I lived across the street.


Why celebrate a sinking ship with a  fruit loop at the helm?

amber... amberdotsmom

I wouldn't attend but then I don't think it should be happening in the first place. I'd apply that to all Presidents, I just think if you get a second term and you already had your big inaugeration any repeats should be a scaled down, very basic thing. Seems like a waste of time and money when they've done it before. Then again I'm not a big fan of pagentry at just about any time.

bills... billsfan1104

Amber, I agree with you. I said it a couple of times, that the first time is fine, but the second time needs to be like it was yesterday. And then maybe a speech to the public and a parade.

Doomy234 Doomy234

I also agree with amber. Why the need for a huge ordeal the second time around? It seems highly unnecessary. That is a big reason I am not watching it, I watched it the first time. I dont think that is petulant that some people dont want to watch. There are always people who disagree, but to say that they are acting like spoiled brats because they refuse to watch is a bit much. Not everyone has to have their eyes trained on Obama at everything he does, especially at something as redundant as a second term public extravaganza to celebrate what has already taken place once before and already officially in private.

Flori... Floridamom96

Wait a minute, he was already inaugurated in a private ceremony, you know, where they along with the rest of the country were not invited. All that's left is the celebrating. Why on earth would those who disagree with this man's election and policies participate in celebrating it?

nonmember avatar Truth Teller

Because not celebrating makes them look like the petty assholes they are. I watch every inauguration whether I voted for that man for President or not. It's fascinating to me and if you think watching history in progress is not important don't watch, but don't bash people who do find it interesting.

Pinkmani Pinkmani

Bills, you're working today? That's a bummer!


I'm an Obama supporter and I'm not watching. I just wanted to see my girl crushes Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. Since I'm off today, I'm doing all the work that I should've done today.

RMT1995 RMT1995

Ecstatic.

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