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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:34 PM

Obama Takes One Last Look At Inauguration Crowd: ĎIíll Never See This Againí



Obama Takes One Last Look At Inauguration Crowd: ĎIíll Never See This Againí
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Reply Obama Takes One Last Look At Inauguration Crowd: ĎIíll Never See This Againí (Original post)
ProSense Jan 2013 OP
Drunken Irishman Jan 2013 #1
malaise Jan 2013 #2
Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2013 #3
2naSalit Jan 2013 #4
CraftyGal Jan 2013 #5
ReRe Jan 2013 #17
SunSeeker Jan 2013 #28
ReRe Jan 2013 #31
SunSeeker Jan 2013 #32
ReRe Jan 2013 #34
Bad Thoughts Jan 2013 #6
bluestateguy Jan 2013 #7
MzShellG Jan 2013 #8
MynameisBlarney Jan 2013 #12
MzShellG Jan 2013 #23
SunSeeker Jan 2013 #29
MzShellG Jan 2013 #9
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #20
NYC Liberal Jan 2013 #10
TeamPooka Jan 2013 #11
DollarBillHines Jan 2013 #13
Bad Thoughts Jan 2013 #14
TeamPooka Jan 2013 #15
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #19
Bad Thoughts Jan 2013 #22
Aviation Pro Jan 2013 #21
TeamPooka Jan 2013 #16
Demo_Chris Jan 2013 #18
robinlynne Jan 2013 #24
donheld Jan 2013 #25
catbyte Jan 2013 #26
jberryhill Jan 2013 #27
SunSeeker Jan 2013 #30
Rowdyboy Jan 2013 #33
davidpdx Jan 2013 #35

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:35 PM

1. Soak it up, Mr. President. You've earned it.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:36 PM

2. Freaking wow!

And I suspect neither will anyone else

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:38 PM

3. It has to be an amazing feeling.

Honestly, I can't even imagine what it's like for him. It's just too big for me to imagine.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:55 PM

4. I saw that part but didn't hear what he said.

indeed, I don't remember seeing so much support for a president at the inaugural events in my lifetime. Once again, the Mall looked packed. And there were lots of people along the parade route already in place too while the motorcade was traveling to the capitol.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:01 PM

5. There were projections of 8,000 people in attendance. n/t

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Response to CraftyGal (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 03:46 PM

17. You meant 800,000...

right?

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Response to ReRe (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:08 PM

28. It had to be closer to 1 million. They had to close off the mall at 11 am due to overcrowding. nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #28)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:04 PM

31. I know...

1 mil was the final estimate. I had replied to the previous poster that didn't put enough o's in the number... Hey, and I think they limited the crowd. Haven't yet heard any horror stories about not being allowed in, though. Have you?

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Response to ReRe (Reply #31)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:39 AM

32. Well, there's this...

Per DUer Marions Ghost:

"The access points were limited from the outset

The whole mall was fenced off and there was no vehicular traffic for several streets around--the only traffic on these streets was security and the motorcades. Nearby train stations were closed. Buses were used to block every intersection. On the Mall itself, inside the fences and guards, Mall was lined with phalanxes of hundreds of bumper to bumper porto-potties (adding another layer of protection!) Of course there was a lot of rooftop surveillance. Had to pass through a checkpoint (no backpacks allowed).

The Mall was Closed during the proceedings."

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=377053

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #32)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:53 AM

34. There you go...

I knew it was too "organized", too clean cut back there in the back and down those side streets. And they showed allot of those black fences. Looks to me like someone in power somewhere is walking a very fine line between public safety and tamping down support for Obama or democracy itself. Thanks for your reply...

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:05 PM

6. He won't go to Pres. Gillibrand's Inauguration in 2016? eom.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:12 PM

7. That could be a scene in a movie about Obama

Will Smith should get the part; and Gabrielle Union should be Michelle.

Anyway, he actually will see it again,and again and again. He'll be there to see off the new president in 2017 (hopefully Hillary) and former presidents are always invited to attend the inauguration.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:31 PM

8. They are the perfect choices to play the 1st couple........

I would definitely go see that movie when it premieres. And I rarely watch movies in theaters. Lol.

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Response to MzShellG (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 03:36 PM

12. No way

Denzel.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 04:38 PM

23. No doubt Denzel would be an excellent choice to play President Obama.....

As well as Kerri Washington playing 1st lady Michelle O. I hope there will be several movies giving all of them an opportunity to portray the 1st couple.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:10 PM

29. Definitely Denzel. If he drops 40 pounds.

I know. Let me do it for you:

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:37 PM

9. Dupe. nt

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 04:18 PM

20. True...

but it is different when they are there for you.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:41 PM

10. I'm sure he will be there when Hillary is inaugurated in 4 years

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 03:33 PM

11. I love how he and Michelle take little moments like this to enjoy the experience

there have been a few photos of the two of them at different places where they just "stop and smell the roses" along the way.
So cool.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 03:38 PM

13. Can you imagine how The Other Couple would've acted.

Hell, she would have insisted on a carriage.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 03:39 PM

14. Would Rafalca pull it ...

... or be in it?

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Response to Bad Thoughts (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 03:40 PM

15. lol

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Response to Bad Thoughts (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 04:17 PM

19. On top in a carrier. nt

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #19)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 04:35 PM

22. Ha!

Funny, but isn't that where Tagg sits now?

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Response to Bad Thoughts (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 04:31 PM

21. Alfalfa/Alpaca

...would have been up in the viewing area as a guest of honor and slinging horseshit on the guests.

Thank the dieties whatshisfuckingface was not elected and thank those same dieties for his swift disappearance.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 03:40 PM

16. and a crown....

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 04:03 PM

18. What a moment! Congratulations Mr President

 

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 06:54 PM

24. ok. first moment I felt a really strong emotion inside. imagine what he felt.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:23 AM

25. He lied

He can see it again when he comes to Hillary's inauguration in 2016

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Response to donheld (Reply #25)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:35 AM

26. But all those people were here for HIM, they'll be there for Hillary or Elizabeth in 2017

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:17 AM

27. I hope someday, there is a statue there

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #27)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:13 PM

30. There will be. And I will take my kid to DC someday to see it and talk about how I voted for him.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:55 AM

33. The right person for a difficult time....

Somehow history has a way of finding them, or at least they find their way.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:46 AM

35. He deserves it

It's going to be a sad moment when he leaves office 4 years from now.

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