January 16th, 2013
11:25 AM ET
2 years ago

Inauguration brings different kind of gridlock to D.C.

Washington (CNN) - The morning Thomas Jefferson was sworn in as the nation's third president, he declined the seven horses and two carriages that were ready to ferry him from his boarding house to the Senate chamber where he would take the oath of office.

Instead, Jefferson walked, followed by congressmen and onlookers, according to the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.

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  1. J'Cincinnati'Redd

    Americans are hurting. Do we really need to make this big of a deal for a 2nd term president? I dont think we do. As a matter of fact obama, needs to speed through the process and then get back with the house speaker, and get a debt package deal. Im not in the mood in the mood for dancing.

    January 16, 2013 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    J'Cincinnati'Redd wrote:

    Americans are hurting. Do we really need to make this big of a deal for a 2nd term president? I dont think we do. As a matter of fact obama, needs to speed through the process and then get back with the house speaker, and get a debt package deal. Im not in the mood in the mood for dancing.
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    You have two choices.
    1. Suck it up. The Republicans lost. Get over it already and move on.
    2. Lament and whine about it for the next four years...until you get an ulcer and need Obamacare.

    How can Pres. Obama "get back with the house speaker" when the "house speaker": doesn't return phone calls; doesn't accept invites to state dinners; and reneges on deals, deals which have supposedly been agreed upon in the past?

    January 16, 2013 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  3. Wake up People!

    I don't know about anyone else but I seriously would rather the POTUS and FLOTUS ride in the bullet proof limo. I don't trust these crazies as far as I can throw them. I better stop now before another of my well written and thought out comments is deleted.

    January 16, 2013 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  4. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    At that point, Jefferson could do that and not worry about as many crazies comming after him. I would hope that the second inaugural is smaller and shorter. There is work to be done by the president and congress.

    January 16, 2013 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |