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Friday, January 20, 2017

Wow, the Trumpers Really Turned Out For Their Guy, Huh?


This was the crowd for Trump:


Compare to the crowd for Obama, eight years earlier:


Maybe it was Trump's new 'do?


(H/T to Colbert for that one)

8 comments:

Pops said...
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Anonymous said...

Some possible reasons the Trump crowd is smaller...

1) Trump voters have jobs

2) Washington's bureaucrats were in the office, updating their resumes, shredding hardcopy, wiping hard drives and reviewing their pensions

3) There were threats of violence and disruption this time

4) The students were in their safe spaces, with colouring books and puppies, today

A question - were these photos taken at the same time in relation to the main event? The clouds today diffused the light so there are no shadows such as the 2008 photo has.

Al_in_Ottawa

bearsense said...

Possibly, those coming from that target-rich environment (OH,IN,MI, etc) got off in Washington, PA confused as to where the Great White Theme Park (GWTP) was.

3383 said...

Compare the crowds from a Bush or Clinton. Obama is the First Black President, and that got him a bump.

B said...

And the views I saw , while not nearly as full as Obama's coronation, were significantly fuller than that. Like nearly twice as many people....

But then again, the left press (but I repeat myself) can't ever let the full truth be known, so they will do what they can to make Trump look bad.

Comrade Misfit said...

Pops, personal attack. Red Card, your comment has been deleted.

CenterPuke88 said...

The Trump picture is from the TV feed during his speech, the Obama picture is not labeled for the time. In the Trump picture, there are white (insert joke here) tarps while they were not present for the Obama picture. The WTA ridership during the same times was slightly less than 1/3 for Trump vs Obama. The weather was 20's, but clear, for Obama and 40's, with light rain, for Trump. Obama's attendance, aided by being a Democrat in a Democrat stronghold (and an historic event) was estimated at 1.8 million. Trump's likely was at or less than 300k. The attendance wasn't "bad" in a historic sense, but for a guy who talked about his YUGE crowds, if was a clear embarrassment. They used a picture from one of Obama's inauguration's on one of their own posts...

Paul Wartenberg said...

to answer Anonymous:

1) Trump voters have jobs

A) there's a thing called VACATION LEAVE. If Trump voters in driving distance wanted to go, they'd have filed for leave time and done so. Considering the historic moment, the need to show support in the face of the following day's Womens' March, they should have.
Here's if the situation were reversed: if this were Hillary's Inaugural, and I lived within 5 hours driving distance, I'd have put in for a day's leave at work using my vacay time and put in the effort to show.

2) Washington's bureaucrats were in the office, updating their resumes, shredding hardcopy, wiping hard drives and reviewing their pensions

A) This is a sarcastic view of how the local employee base of civil service workers would react to the incoming administration. But there IS some truth to this. DC is a Company Town where a majority of people work - or has a relative who does - for the US Gov't. Trump - threatening to slash the bureaucracy into a 1000 pieces - represents everything they hate. They were definitely not going to cheer in a guy who's about to ruin their lives.

3) There were threats of violence and disruption this time

A) Brave and noble Republican voters shouldn't run and hide in fear. And these events ALWAYS have threats of violence and disruption.

4) The students were in their safe spaces, with colouring books and puppies, today

If you're talking about college students, who the hell takes classes on Fridays anymore?

A question - were these photos taken at the same time in relation to the main event? The clouds today diffused the light so there are no shadows such as the 2008 photo has.

A) Yes. Nearly every news outlet that did a compare and contrast between 2017 to 2009 (or 2013) spelled out that the time stamps were within the minute of each other. Even then, for much of 2017's Inaugural there remained huge areas of empty space (where the white tiles covered grass) so there was no "oh these were taken early before people actually showed up" excuse.