Petulant Dem U.S. Reps. boycott Trump inauguration

That smooth transition Barack Obama promised incoming President Donald Trump was just so much hot air. He has done nothing to dissuade his minions intent on delegitimizing the presidency of Donald J. Trump — whose much awaited inauguration will take place Friday.

The inauguration snub movement gained momentum when Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) declared that he would boycott the event because he doesn’t see Trump as a “legitimate president.” Trump responded saying “Lewis was all talk,” and soon news outlets were united in referring to Lewis as an untouchable civil rights “icon.”

Other members of Congress have jumped on the bandwagon, declaring they will be protesting. The list of mostly minority Democrats who have publicly stated they won’t be at the Jan. 20 ceremony  currently stands at about two dozen. The 115th Congress includes 435 U.S. House members. Republicans number 241 and Democrats 194, so the impudent dissidents hardly constitute a ripple.

We notice Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) isn’t on the list. Of course his mind is heavy with pressing issues, such as he evidenced in 2011 when he  expressed his concerns (video) that Guam would tip over and capsize, falling  into the ocean if too many people resided on the island.  More recently he has compared Jewish settlers to termitesRep. Raul Grijlava (D-AZ) is boycotting.

Jeff Flake’s close congressional amnesty buddy Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Illinois) has joined the list of non-attendees. Since Flake was so vocal in his opposition to Donald Trump that he frequently said  he wouldn’t vote for him, it will be interesting to see if he once again breaks ranks with Republicans and sits the inauguration out. We’re betting he’ll be there, letting the sunlight glint off his bottle streaked locks.

Former U.S. Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, along with their wives will attend. Former President George H.W.Bush and his wife, Barbara, will be absent. A spokesman said that “at ages 92 and 91— and all that entails — President and Mrs. Bush will be unable to attend.” The elder Bush has had serious health problems in recent years. 

Former President George H.W. Bush sent a gracious letter to the President-elect on January 10, apologizing for having to miss the ceremony, saying he and Barbara “wish you the very best as you begin this incredible journey of leading our great country.”
“My doctor says if I sit outside in January, it likely will put me six feet under. Same for Barbara,” Bush wrote, in a letter reported by ABC News. “So I guess we’re stuck in Texas.”

And the obsessive Obama? Lacking any semblance of a personal barometer or decorum, he continues to make sweeping policy changes within days of his exit and has not called on the  boycotting Democrats to act civilly as we install his successor. 

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6 Responses to Petulant Dem U.S. Reps. boycott Trump inauguration

  1. Casper says:

    Thanks for reminding me why I didn’t follow my liberal parents into Democrat La-La land. For the most part, Democrats need an uniformed base who expect government to do for them what they should do for themselves, beginning with being able to rationally look at facts and draw conclusions. My parents were hardworking and took no subsidies, but they were raised by depression era parents who worshiped Franklin Roosevelt. Liberalism was in their genes.

  2. Maggie says:

    They had 8 years of Barack Obama. It was past time for a change, but theses fools only get the fact that they expected Hillary to carry on for them and her defeat shattered any sense of reasonableness they might have possessed….and I’m being generous in saying that.

  3. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Obama, the community agitator, condones the Democrats’ boycott of the upcoming inauguration. And I think he’d like to see a little mayhem and anarchy. Plus they’re using it as a fundraising tool.

    John Lewis, like McCain, lives off of his past and can have his opinions, but Trump will still be president. It’s time to put the race card aside and get with the program.

    While the GOPe probably think Obama’s last-minute policy changes are his last gasp at power and just say ‘oh well’ – actually they’re dangerous, un-American and scandalous. Check this out from above link: “Many departments have also accelerated hiring in recent weeks, hoping to bring on as many employees as possible in case Trump proceeds with a planned freeze for federal employees.” Not the worst one, but sounds like grade school antics. What mature person comes up with these kinds of things? (Rhetorical question)

  4. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Radical/hateful groups to disrupt Trump inaugural – Project Veritas undercover project

    Part I: Undercover investigation exposes groups plotting criminal activity at Trump inauguration

    • Frankly Speaking says:

      This planned criminality is beyond shocking. Shutting down the inauguration of the Prescient of the United States is outrageous. As much as many Republicans despised the far leftist Barack Obama and all he attempted to do to make America a socialist nation, no one engaged in these despicable acts.

  5. aridteri says:

    Hot air is ALL Obama has given Americans these past years.. . . Obama is the master of hot air. Whatever he says, the opposite occurs.