So much for the Obama Masses

Already the tarnish is gathering on the crown. The Internet is ablaze with the story. The most lavish and expensive inauguration in America's history left tens of thousands of supporters with tickets to the inauguration denied access to the mall.

The "little people" who voted for and supported their new President were left in the cold. Security, access, minimum hygiene facilities, and other creature comforts for inauguration attendees holding purple, (and some with blue and silver tickets), were all but non-existent. See a video commentary here.


Facebook has a page dedicated to group discussion by thousands of ticket holders deprived of entrée to the event. The page is called "Survivors of the Purple Tunnel of Doom."  The site is replete with discussions of 911 phone calls -- to which there were no responses; hardships suffered by the handicapped because there were no accommodations for them; and the lack of accountability when the Democrat Senate Sergeant at Arms placed the blame for the mess on the "discombobulated" ticket holders.

There are two things that disturb and sadden me in my discussions with my ordinary, fellow citizen, liberal friends: (1) They believe that liberalism equals populism. (2) They think that Obama cares about them ... personally. (1) It isn't and (2) he doesn't.

Hat tip: My wife
Already the tarnish is gathering on the crown. The Internet is ablaze with the story. The most lavish and expensive inauguration in America's history left tens of thousands of supporters with tickets to the inauguration denied access to the mall.

The "little people" who voted for and supported their new President were left in the cold. Security, access, minimum hygiene facilities, and other creature comforts for inauguration attendees holding purple, (and some with blue and silver tickets), were all but non-existent. See a video commentary here.


Facebook has a page dedicated to group discussion by thousands of ticket holders deprived of entrée to the event. The page is called "Survivors of the Purple Tunnel of Doom."  The site is replete with discussions of 911 phone calls -- to which there were no responses; hardships suffered by the handicapped because there were no accommodations for them; and the lack of accountability when the Democrat Senate Sergeant at Arms placed the blame for the mess on the "discombobulated" ticket holders.

There are two things that disturb and sadden me in my discussions with my ordinary, fellow citizen, liberal friends: (1) They believe that liberalism equals populism. (2) They think that Obama cares about them ... personally. (1) It isn't and (2) he doesn't.

Hat tip: My wife