Obama Sets Another Precedent

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  1. Principessa

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    Along with a few million others, I'm on President-Elect Barack Obama's campaign e-mail list. :smile: I admit since the election I tend to delete the e-mails before reading them but this one caught my eye and I read it.

    I wondered what they were going to do with all that extra campaign money that was raised. Turns out it is going to fund his inaugural ball. I think that's pretty damned cool. :cool: Especially since a few weeks ago his detractors were saying he shouldn't even have an inaugural ball due to the economy being in such poor condition.

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  2. vince

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    Skip the balls, let the people keep the money or donate to a charity and get down to work. I can see having a party, but isn't all the hoopla and multiple glittering balls, a little OTC in these times?
     
  3. Principessa

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    That was the general consensus of those against the balls. :mad: However as a black American I have to say it just figures people would want to do away with a time honored tradition just because we have a black President. I know you aren't thinking about race Vince; but others in the media were.



    As far as I know the multiple balls are paid for by different organizations and the attendees. Inauguration: Where the Parties Are

    Not for nothing, but the sad state of the economy is not Obama's fault though it will soon be his responsibility.
     
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    Holy fuck, that's hilarious.
     
  5. Principessa

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    I can't believe my alma mater is having a cash bar at $100 a head! :yikes: For a C-note I expect an open bar. :irked:

    Hmm, Georgia has an open bar but it's $200 per person. after perusing the list $200 seems to be the minimum to get a cash bar.

    Apparently every state does it's own inaugural ball to celebrate. :eek: I knew there were at least a dozen but I had no idea there were that many in addition to the many political interest and corporate groups which have balls.
     
  6. D_Rod Staffinbone

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    great. some of the money i gave will be feeding rick warren's fat ass
    while he laughs it up. i hope they have fun.
     
  7. D_Rod Staffinbone

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    :mad: i just hope it's not going to be business as usual in d.c.. time will tell.
     
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  8. str8up8x6

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    Of course it's an unprecedented event, it hasn't happened before. All new presidents have an unprecedented inaugural. As to asking for more donations it doesn't surprise me. Once a politician finds the tit he doesn't let go, he just keeps sucking.
     
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  9. cutedorkwho

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    A glitzy ball does seem a bit OTC in these rough economic times. Donate to charity, give it back to the people in some way but there's got to be a better way than to spend it on THIS.


    And don't even THINK about bringing race/ethnicity into this. There's no connection, don't try to insinuate there is one. We voted him in afterall, didn't we?
     
  10. Phil Ayesho

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    We should start calling him the Precedent Elect
     
  11. vince

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    I agree with cutedork and call bullshit on you NJQT. Unless you can provide some evidence to back up that claim.
     
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    I have to admit though, after giving to his campaign as much as I did... I'd like a ceasefire from his transition team asking for money everyday. I can always count on more email from Barack. I fight off the urge to mark it as spam everyday. I'm afraid if I designate it as spam, I'll miss something really important though.

    I beg Barack.... ENOUGH! (I say that with the most respect)
     
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    Ohhhh.. that was good. I almost missed it.
     
  14. B_cigarbabe

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    Sorry. I loves me my Obama, but 'could' is the operative word here.

    I don't play the lottery either.
     
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