After stating that he would not accept corporate contributions for his inauguration, President Obama reversed course and announced that he would take unlimited donations from corporations for pragmatic reasons. The 2013 inauguration will likely cost taxpayers over $100 million.

The President’s new Twitter account @ObamaInaugural released a photo of the plans for the elaborate inauguration, which include a 40 by 60 foot planning map.

It is a massive undertaking, which may seem too extravagant for the tumultuous economics times in which we live, but, hey, it’s all for the people.

Oops. Well, there’s no question it will be a fancy party whether we’ve gone off the fiscal cliff or not. #inaug2013, yay!

Tick. Tick. Tick.

  • Gallatin

    List of corporations donating to obowmao’s inauguration please.

  • sunshineconnie

    Another dog and pony show for the curs & donkeys.

  • HARP2

    North Korea would be proud.

  • Jack Deth

    As much as I didn’t care for and did my best to avoid Obama’s first inauguration. I think I’ll add even more effort this time around.

  • LoriGirl

    Fiddle, fiddle, fiddle…anyone else smell something burning?

    • TugboatPhil

      While Moochelle yells for the peasants to eat arugula cake.

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  • MoxieLouise

    “Elaborate inauguration plans”…why am I envisioning a pentagram, a goat, and a silver chalice?

    • TugboatPhil

      I can’t find the link, but am pretty sure I read that 72 Virginians would be involved.

  • detroit19

    Inauguration? Don’t they mean coronation?

    • maddmedic

      I do beleive you are correct. And I for one refuse to live under a Monarchy!!!

  • Citizen0000

    A real leader would turn down such an event and not borrow millions to gloat upon himself. I hope his humility surfaces as he won’t brilliantly quip, “we won”

    • TugboatPhil

      I’d imagine he’ll take the opportunity to further encourage “revenge” upon the working half of America.

    • PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Hold up — WHO are we talking about now?

  • Purple State

    How dare this president hold an inauguration ceremony like almost every other president?! Socialism!!!

    • PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Nice try, but you fail. As usual.
      /How many $250 tickets have YOU bought?
      //Sounds like shenanigans for the 1% elitists.

      • Purple State

        Of course you know that the largest portion of the total tickets to the inauguration (any president’s inauguration) are free through your congressional representatives, and usually distributed via a lottery system. The $250 tickets are available for those who want to spend the money — but you don’t need to spend a dime to attend.

        • Belinda Henry

          That makes very little sense. You can get them free unless you want to pay 250$? That must be liberal logic when it comes to budgeting money.

          • Purple State

            It makes complete sense. Free tickets are available (as they have been before.) Paid tickets are also available (as they have been before.) It’s like going to the baseball game, or you know, basically any other situation where tickets are issued.

            But you’re distracting from the larger point, which is that this inauguration is being handled like most other inaugurations in the past, so why the outrage?

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    No one is saying that he shouldn’t have a P.I., but obama hasn’t met a dollar he couldn’t spend. I bet it costs tax payers over twenty grand every time Obama takes a ride to 7/11 to get a Big Gulp. #PieceOfChief #1.4Billion

  • Super 88

    Your tax dollars at work.

  • Joseph Phillips

    I will not watch it. On TV. On the Web. I’ll be at the movies or a bookstore. It’s like a royal wedding, but no honeymoon.

  • GW

    They just figured that since it’ll be the last inauguration, they wanted it to be the biggest one.

  • PennyRobinsonFanClub

    I hear there’s going to be a torchlight procession after dark, and a thousand SEIU Purpleshirts carrying giant “O” banners.

  • Belinda Henry

    You have to pay to watch the swearing in?

  • jerry

    At the end, O will sit on a throne and be crowned king and savior and all his followers will, first, get on their knees and worship him, then all will stand and extend their arms and shout Sig Heil!!

  • Stephanie Warren

    57th president? :/