The Media Bias Continues … Compare GWB’s Inauguration Cost to Obama’s Most Expensive Inauguration Ever
Change you can believe in … all $150 million of it.
Is it responsible for Barack Obama to spend this much money on an inauguration when the country is in such desperate economic times? Imagine if a Republican President took such a nonchalant and carefree attitude of the people’s present economic situation and had a party like this while “We the People” tried to keep a roof over our heads.
We all know that there is a liberal bias in the media and a love affair with the Left and the Democratic party. One needs to look no further than Barack “the Chosen One’s” Obama Inauguration next week. It is being billed at the most expensive ever. Where is the media outcry that this is far too costly especially for these tough economic times? If your answer is, corporations are making donations to help defer the costs … does anyone really think that such donations are free and don’t come with strings and ropes attached?
President Barack Obama’s inauguration next week is set to be the most expensive ever, predicted to reach over $150m (£102m). This dwarfs the $42.3m spent on George Bush’s inauguration in 2005 and the $33m spent on Bill Clinton’s in 1993.
However, as Newsbusters points out we can remember the media railing on GWB for his excessive spending. With the media there are obviously two sets of rules, one for Republicans, and the other for Democrats like Obama who is actually spending 3x’s the amount that GWB did and gets a free pass.
It’s different when its Obama because, um, well he is Obama. The Obamamessiah can do no wrong and who cares if he spends like a drunken sailor for in inauguration while the economy is in crisis, people are losing their jobs and their homes … hell let the people eat cake. As Flopping Aces states, “perhaps it’s time that President-elect Obama be held accountable for something?” If no accountability is a sign of things to come, America is in for a long 4 years.
That spin is a far cry from four years ago, when the AP seemed interested in spurring resentment of the Bush inaugural’s supposedly high cost. Of course, displays of Republican wealth are routinely slammed by the media as elitist or aristocratic, while reporters seem to consider rich Democrats as stylish paragons whom we all should copy.
President Bush’s second inauguration will cost tens of millions of dollars — $40 million alone in private donations for the balls, parade and other invitation-only parties. With that kind of money, what could you buy?