The New York Times published a high resolution picture of the crowd behind Obama as he was giving his 2nd inauguration speech and the picture is shown below.
If you click on the NY Times link, you’ll see that you can zoom in to see the individual faces and many of the more popular people have already been tagged. What you will notice is that about a third of the people in this picture are doing something other than listening/looking at Obama. Granted this is but an instant in time during the speech but I think it is telling that people were easily occupied with other things when sitting behind the President of the United States as he gives his inauguration speech.
I’ve taken the liberty to find some humorous and telling pictures of the crowd and I’ll share them below.
I think this kid summed up the reaction that most people had to the Divider-In-Chief’s speech.
This group of youngsters seemed to be more interested in playing Angry Birds.
Was this guy yawning or doing his best Joe Wilson impersonation? Either way, the guy to the right was not pleased.
Al Franken lives in Minnesota so you’d think he’d be acclimated to cold weather but it doesn’t appear so from this picture.
The following picture has many interesting items. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was busy taking pictures with her phone, Robert Gibbs looks like he’s in pain (understandable after spending years lying for Obama) and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan is looking for that Sandy relief package.
Here we see Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sitting next to former President Jimmy Carter. This would not be my recommendation for someone who has a brain that is on the mend. God help her and I hope the peanut farmer from Georgia didn’t set back her recovery.
Someone should have woken up the economically challenged Jerrold Nadler (D-NY).
I see that Newt Gingrich is judging Obama during this speech. Good!
I agree with the expression on the face of Carolyn Maloney (D-NY).
I feel sorry for the guy sitting behind Debbie Wasserman Schultz and I bet he couldn’t see a thing because of her hair.
I don’t know who this guy is but I feel his pain.
And finally, this picture sums it all up. The heavy eyes and scowls on the faces tell us how we feel about 4 more years of Obama. What was Barbara Milkulski wearing that got the guy in the red tie so excited? Poor Patrick Toomey can’t even watch!
Sigh…..Four. More. Years.
4 more years? Painful indeed, Cosmo.
I DID like the picture commentaries, though!
Haven’t yet had the strength to read about anything from yesterday. It’s like ‘waking up’ from a bad dream, and realizing you’re in a worse one.
Look on the bright side!
Just read an article that said we are on the back 9. If you golf, you know we are the last 9 holes of the game and the majority of this presidency is over! It’s over! (the majority of it). 😊
Yes! That is a great way of looking at it. Sticking with the golf analogies…. Can we take a mulligan on Obama?
I wonder how many more conservatives would vote if we did the election again. I think Obama would lose. But alas…too late.
But I like the idea!
Ha ha..I’d feel the same way sitting there listening to horse manure.:)
Reblogged this on DeborahBidwell's Blog and commented:
didnt watch it didnt listen to it, choose not to debate it, all the “if’s” in the world would not change reality, and we all better buckle up cause back 9 or not, this is going to be a bumpy ride for the next 4 years
Too funny! Way to add real value to work from the NYT. That’s a serious feat.