Obama Can't Win 'Em All
Some conservatives can't get into the spirit of unity for the inauguration
By Wesley Oliver, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2009 1:12 PM CST
President-elect Barack Obama boards his plane at Washington's Reagan National Airport, Friday, Jan. 16, 2009.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

(Newser) – Washington will be swimming in champagne for the inauguration Tuesday, but some conservatives are warning merrymakers to stop drinking the Obama Kool-Aid, Politico reports. “While we’re sitting around the campfire and trying to sing Kumbaya, our country is slipping away from us,” said one. Another predicted, “The first time Obama uses the bathroom, Newsweek will do a five-page spread.”

Referencing the nation’s problems, Tom DeLay said that if Obama were “serious” about changing Washington, he would forgo the lavish festivities and say, “I'm going to have a nice little chicken dinner, and we'll save the $125 million.” One conservative shared some advice for politicos: “You can take a sip of Kool-Aid. But on Jan. 21, let's get back to business.”

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jaguarj
Jan 19, 2009 12:40 AM CST
Only a corrupt Republican like Tom Delay would suggest a chicken dinner. Just like they all had when they had Inaugarations...right??? What a dumb ass!!
jaguarj
Jan 19, 2009 12:33 AM CST
Well, look who crawled out from under his rock. Tom Delay, the Republican poster child for corruption. Figures he'd suggest a chicken dinner....just like all the previous inaugaration dinners.. right? Dumb ass!!!
DeniseVB
Jan 18, 2009 9:14 PM CST
I read on the wires, 14,000 people in Chicago had their heat cut off for non-payment. Now there's some people hoping for change :(