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Obama supporters served unglamorous feast of Cheez-Its, peanuts and pretzels at glitzy inauguration party

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DAILY MAIL UK

Whoever coined the term ‘to the victor goes the spoils’ did not have President Barack Obama’s official inauguration party in mind.

They knocked on doors for him and helped him win re-election, but when Obama supporters put on their tuxedos and ball gowns to celebrate the start of his second term in office, they feasted on pretzels, peanuts and Cheez-its.

‘This is the food? I’m not too thrilled about it. It’s for the birds,’ said Ben Shelly, who helped mobilize support for Obama on the Navajo reservation in Arizona.

Party snacks: Obama supporters were served with humdrum peanuts, pretzels and Cheez-Its. ‘The food? I’m not too thrilled about it. It’s for the birds,’ said one man
Dancing was also difficult: it was much too crowded in front of the stage to manage more than an easy shoulder roll when pop stars like Alicia Keys and Brad Paisley played their hits.

But that did not stop Obama backers from partying with their president, and celebrating the brief moment when the rancor of the campaign has faded and the tough work of his second term has yet to begin.

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h/t  Melody

» 30 Comments

  1. Unruly Refugee

    January 22nd, 2013

    What are you supposed to feed rats and squirrels?

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  2. grayscape

    January 22nd, 2013

    Look at the bright side progturds – at least you got some food….and it’s much better than what they’ll be serving you at his next inauguration – the permanent one.

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  3. Towg

    January 22nd, 2013

    Brad Paisley play at Obumbles party? Sorry to hear that. Still like his music, just not as much as I used to. Hope this isn’t his Dixie Chicks moment.

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  4. Chieftain

    January 22nd, 2013

    What an outstanding metaphor to headline what is in store for the economy over the next four years…

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  5. Tim

    January 22nd, 2013

    Were the peanuts, pretzels, and Cheez-its fresh?

    I mean, really … that’s all that matters …

    as long as they be gittin free shit!

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  6. Claudia

    January 22nd, 2013

    Keep these stories coming. Maybe, just MAYBE, eyes will be opened.

    I can’t stop hoping. But you know what the Bible says about hope deferred. Sigh.

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  7. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    January 22nd, 2013

    @ Towg – Afraid it will be his DIXIE CHIX moment.

    He appeared with Garrison Keillor, fer Chrissake! What kind of country is that? Nope. He’s typical of the NEW country, born and bred in NYC and exported to Nashville.

    No thanks. Give me Waylon, Wille, George, Merle, Tanya, Tammy, Loretta and even Toby, Craig, Travis and Gretchen.

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  8. RosalindJ

    January 22nd, 2013

    His low brow proles better get used to it. Odds are they only dipped their toes in any Cliffs Notes versions of European history required reading tomes. So they never got the part about how useful idiots are little but fodder. You feed your front line volunteers as cheaply as possible.

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  9. 99th Squad Leader

    January 22nd, 2013

    The image of that cute mouse belongs in the IOTW Critters feature.
    A better representation of liberal progs would have been a roach.

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  10. Jarhead Cracka

    January 22nd, 2013

    What, no lobster and bison for you !!

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  11. ? everything

    January 22nd, 2013

    when are the little people going get it? & I am not referring to midgets btw….

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  12. ? everything

    January 22nd, 2013

    anybody else getting the impression these tools are being made fun of? one word “enlighten ones”, ENTITLEMENT. I got a theroy about entitlement, SHIT FLOWS DOWNHILL……

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  13. The Mad German

    January 22nd, 2013

    What exactly did the fool voters think their elitists was going to feed them?

    Lobsters and stakes are for the elitists, pretzels and cheez-its are for the voters and welfare morons who thought that he cared.

    Guess they never heard the phrase “let them eat Trail mix”

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  14. The Mad German

    January 22nd, 2013

    Lobsters and steaks, sorry.

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  15. old_oaks

    January 22nd, 2013

    I wonder if it was the red “Flamin’ Hot” variety?

    At the very least I’m sure the Cheez-Its were…

    http://munchymart.com/images/cheezithotspicy.jpg

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  16. Diann

    January 22nd, 2013

    Good gracious, these people are so stupid, I could spit in my hand right in front of them, tell them it’s champagne and they’d lick my palm.

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  17. One Notch Above a Congresscritter

    January 22nd, 2013

    30 million illegal Mexicans and they couldn’t find one to make some enchiladas or tamales?

    Should have had some Busch beer on tap.

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  18. EinTX

    January 22nd, 2013

    Those are “munchies” snacks, plain and simple. I am surprised there were no Takis, hot Cheetos, or Nacho Cheese Doritos. Every teen I work with swears by those for the “munchies.” Some one did not get the full list. Wonder how many blunts they passed out at the party?

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  19. sablegsd

    January 22nd, 2013

    “Hope this isn’t his Dixie Chicks moment.”

    I hope it is.

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  20. scr_north

    January 22nd, 2013

    Gee, I wonder whether the attendees were required to use their own EBT card to purchase that fine repast.

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  21. even steven

    January 22nd, 2013

    Cake would have been too obvious.

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  22. Tiger Eyes

    January 22nd, 2013

    Hope they didn’t eat those “Snacks”! They were suppose to be dinner for the next 4 years after you lose your job.

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  23. Dr. Tar

    January 22nd, 2013

    Obama figured it was enough for the rank and file to bask in his glory – the munchies were just something extra he threw in to demonstrate his magnanimity to the Party faithful.

    Of course we should all be grateful he didn’t feed his minions on our (the taxpayer’s) dime.

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  24. Carlos The Jackal

    January 22nd, 2013

    Were they serving any other types of Crackah there?

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  25. Patricia

    January 23rd, 2013

    Hey, Crackers – it’s free so quit complaining! We’ll be fortunate if we can afford snacks when this bunch finally leaves. Better cling to your guns and Bibles….

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  26. Melody

    January 23rd, 2013

    hahahahahahaha/ could not happen to a better crowd.

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  27. Snowball the Sourpuss

    January 23rd, 2013

    Barry: I just want to give a huge fuck you to all that supported me!

    Crowd: YAAYAYAYAAA!!! HOORAH!!!!!

    *sigh*

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  28. Noelegy

    January 23rd, 2013

    What? No kale chips?

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  29. ToreyDawn

    January 23rd, 2013

    Haha! The night Paul Ryan came to visit Team Nevada headquarters, the week before Nov. 6th, a couple members of the press told us that they liked being assigned to the Republican election night parties. The reason? Because we served great food and the Dems—not so much – lol!!

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  30. ToreyDawn

    January 23rd, 2013