by Sal on January 20, 2009

in Election 2008,Politics

It’s Obama’s Day, and he deserves the pomp and circumstance that goes with it.  Democrats won the election, and in a Democracy, it means that they get their way.  There will be plenty of time to argue about ideas and about the disagreements we have, disagreements so fundamental that they go to the very core of two opposite directions for our nation.

But enough of that today.  Obama deserves congratulations, and his supporters deserve to enjoy their new President.  What is unfortunate, however, is how classless some individuals at the Inauguration were to now former-President George W. Bush.  As he arrived on stage, he was mocked by some in the crowd.  As reported by the Hill:

The crowd packed on the west side of the Capitol grounds serenaded President Bush in mocking fashion when he took to the inaugural stage alongside Vice President Dick Cheney.

“Nah nah nah nah, hey hey, good-bye,” a section of the crowd chanted.

The crowd packed immediately below the podium received Bush in stony silence when he took his seat on the stage surrounding the podium where Barack Obama was scheduled to take the oath office to become the 44th president of the United States.

The jeers are among the final public feedback Bush will receive as president.


H/T: Gateway Pundit

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January 20, 2009 at 11:14 pm

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Southern Girl January 20, 2009 at 5:45 pm

But mind you, we must accept our President today–never mind respect Presidents of our past. Double standards AND classless. Gee, I am ready to jump on that bus!


Mike January 20, 2009 at 5:49 pm

I was part of the obviously conservative-leaning crowd at president Bush’s First Inauguration. We applauded Bill Clinton and Al Gore. I am ALWAYS proud to be an American.


Chris January 20, 2009 at 11:53 pm

I also was at the 2001 Inauguration and will never forget it! The crowds were classy and friendly. All you saw on the news, however, were the protesters…I had people calling me up while I was down in DC asking if I was OK. The coverage today has been very Soviet-esque and all I could take was the swearing in and speech during the day and one FNC ball scene later in the evening.

An Inauguration signifies the peaceful transition of power, the greatness of our county and our capital. It’s very sad to see when the crowds don’t necessarily buy into that.


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