Thanks for what?
Progressives just can’t seem to get enough of themselves. First, it was the annual push for the people of the world to turn off their lights for “Earth Hour,” and now it’s a push for the people of the world to (you can’t make this stuff up) stand up and clap to show their immense gratitude to Obama on his last full day in office.
Like the Women’s March on Washington, which started with one retired grandmother in Hawaii also posting the idea on Facebook, the clap-out began to take on a life of its own. Suddenly, with tens of thousands of people wanting to converge outside the White House on inauguration eve, the logistics got messy. Davis had enlisted the help of a college friend, Amanda Washington Lockett, and the women submitted a permit to the National Park Service to use the circular park within the Ellipse. But ultimately Trump’s inaugural committee didn’t relinquish use of the federal land, Davis said.
Unable to secure space big enough to meet demand, they reserved indoor space at the Blind Whino, an arts club two and a half miles from the White House. It can hold around 600 people. Tickets to the event sold out in less than a week.
It’s now a multi-hour party, with music and food, and at 7 p.m. the crowd will stand together and applaud for the outgoing president. The women hope people all over the country, and even the world, whether in their offices or in their living rooms or out with friends, will also stand at that time and clap. They’re hoping thousands stream it live.
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