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The Worst Inauguration in the history of inaugurations. Ever!

January 21, 2009

Here is a first hand account of an Obama supporters with a FREE Purple Ticket stuck in a tunnel during the whole inauguration!


A direct quote from an Obama supporter:

“I’m one of those Obamaites some people hate. Since the day he announced his candidacy, I have been working full-bore to get this man elected. I’ve been a volunteer and a staff member. My family has been brought to the verge of economic collapse due to my dedication toward the campaign and its untold volunteer hours. Life has been put on hold, household repairs have gone undone, there has been tension in my relationship with an extremely supportive and patient spouse, who would have loved to see my passion for Obama put into a proper financial perspective. My two children have sold bumper stickers, buttons, and have put up with Mom blogging for Obama in her “spare time” for almost two years.

And you know what, there are thousands of people throughout the country who have worked as hard as I have, if not harder

And that’s why my let-down about the Inauguration is that much greater. Because I was unlucky enough, along with thousands of other Obama volunteers, to have been given one of the “Purple Tickets of Doom.”

My understanding is that many of those dedicated volunteers and campaign staff were rewarded for their efforts with purple Inauguration tickets. The true believers came from across the country, put airline tickets on our credit cards, slept on people’s floors, woke up at 4 a.m. to get to the Inauguration… only to find that we were to be parked in an underground tunnel under DC waiting to be let in, and then were turned away at the gates. As one African-American man said on his cell phone to his kids: “I came all the way to DC and didn’t see shit but some tunnel.”

My 73-year-old father and I made the trek this morning with our purple tickets clutched proudly in hand. As African-Americans, this event had such significance. My father earlier said quietly that he wished his parents could have seen this day come to pass. I flew in from Los Angeles, he drove 6 hours from North Carolina.

We got on the Metro from our Alexandria, Virginia, hotel without incident. The Metro ran smoothly, even though the cars were crowded.

However, once we got to our purple ticket entrance, the day spun out of control. We arrived and there was little information about where to stand. People were packed to the gills. Those closer to the front of the line explained where the back was. The sight was staggering, we walked the length of the 3rd Street tunnel, that was packed with people as far as the eye could see. My initial thought was “where are the Porta Potties?” There was not one the entire length of the line of thousands of people.

We waited in line for a couple of hours. We were “lucky” I suppose because we came relatively late at 7:30am. There were people waiting in the purple line since 4am that morning. Some were packed in the tunnel for four hours!”


This account from a FireDogLake reporter, Greg Levine. He didn’t even make it into the tunnel He stood with thousands outside the tunnel which for all intents and purposes was filled to the gills with people virtually sardined and incarcerated, unable to move, in a concrete cylindrical cell.

Fire-dog-lake link.

  1. January 22, 2009 8:54 am

    We find the news you will never see mentioned in Big media.

    Can you imagine how upset these Obama workers are? Their hero threw them under the bus!

    Another special mention. Did anyone notice Dick Cheney was huddled behind bullet proof glass sitting in a wheel chair? I think his odd position at the inaugural was due to death threats. Of course, I can’t understand why anyone would be upset with Dick Cheney.

  2. January 22, 2009 4:02 pm

    Great post!

    p.s. tell, can you email me again, i lost your addy and want to send you something!


  3. January 22, 2009 8:38 pm

    Another disappointed BO supporter gives a sobering account of the misfortune he encountered when invited by the Obama staff to the Inauguration.

    One Lump or Two

  4. January 23, 2009 12:45 am

    Sadly, this man had to learn by bitter experience how little Obama cares about POC, or, indeed, anyone but himself. As hard as he worked to get this usurper elected, I, too worked–to prevent our country from being seized by this uncaring puppet of fraud.

  5. January 23, 2009 1:05 am

    Sadder still, he isn’t the first and won’t be the last to be disappointed by this charlatan and his handlers.

  6. January 23, 2009 1:08 am

    POC are going to be separated by the ‘haves and have nots’ divide coming to a neighborhood near you. (pl)

    Obama has a hidden agenda we discovered almost two years ago. His plan of implementing it for the ‘haves’ will be at hand soon when the next chunk of Bailout money is allocated.

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