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It's Official: President Barack Obama!

It's Official: President Barack Obama!

Barack Obama takes oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts to become the 44th president of the United States of America at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. on Tuesday.

Although the oath took place minutes after noon, the transfer to power to President Obama occurred exactly at noon, according to law.

President Obama, 47, was joined by his wife, Michelle, and daughters. Malia, 10, kept it cute in a deep-blue belted J.Crew coat while 7-year-old Sasha popped in a pink coat, also by J.Crew, paired with an orange scarf and gloves.

Congratulations President Obama! Godspeed.

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  • haley

    # 102 i couldnt put it any better

  • groundcontrol

    Australian @ 01/20/2009 at 8:10 pm All you guys against obama don’t realise that almost every country in the world hates u americans, and now that u have obama, its starting to change, people are actually starting to respect americans again, . . .

    ##########

    I’m sure you don’t mean it but this is an incredibly shallow notion. The world hates us and now because we have an African American President they will start to love us. Sorry, dear, but that is very naive. It doesn’t work that way. They honestly don’t care what race our president is. Many of these countries have serious racial and religious and class discrimination that makes the U.S. look like heaven on earth. They care about how we relate to them and what we can do for them.

    I am concerned about the Dow. So much about the economy is based on the intangibles such as confidence in the market and confidence in new leadership and its plans for the economy. I thought we would see more recovery after the election and wit the prospect of new leadership – even with so many of President Clinton’s economic team joining the Obama administration. But it still is not responding. I’ve never had a lot of confidence in Obama’s ability to correct the economy but I remain hopeful and pray that I am wrong. Worse though is that Wall Street seems to share my doubts.

    People need to accept that there will always be disagreements over politicians and presidents. It doesn’t make anyone a racist or a sore loser. It’s just the way it has always been. SInce when can’t people feel free to criticize their political leaders?

    Seems as though poor Michelle has made a second unfortunate choice for her inaugural gown. Please get her a proper stylist.

  • LOW CLASS AND NO CLASS

    That group of low class grown men booing Bush and “singing na na na na good bye” must have made Obama cringe. Here is his big moment and his supporters are acting like ignorant children.

  • Lucy and Ethel

    to #44

    STFU

  • jennifer

    I just really love the way so many people love to blame the goverment for the lack of jobs and the economy. Please don’t tell me that you really think the goverment is going to change basic economics?
    They cannot make a business give more demand for their products just so you can keep your job.
    Supply and Demand.
    Now we were attacked on american soil. Opps did you forget? 9/11
    We cannot afford to be lax in this war. And by the way throughout history there are allways going to be those who oppose wars. Even when they are being attacked on their own soil.
    Lets wise up here and look at the whole pic. NO ONE MAN or goverment is going to make everything roses and give us all a new pony.
    I for one do not doubt for one minute, the ability of those who oppose Americans to enter our country and live amoung us and one day do the unthinkable again.
    Will our goverment be there for us ? Will we feel confidence in their guidance? I am concerned by his lack of experience. He had questions about his birth certificate and he waited to release it. Why?

  • Neil

    He better succeed because if he doesn’t it is wont be good for traditional Democrats AND Republicans. Those of you rubbing your hands in anticipation better take a cold shower because if he fails it will be devastating and that sort of thing leads to REAL change, the change WE DON’T WANT TO SEE. Ron Paul in 2012? If things don’t work out it won’t be Sarah Palin a desperate country will be turning too, regardless what the machinery of both parties will want. So, we should all wish him well because we all lose if he fails.

  • lylian

    Donna @ 01/20/2009 at 3:22 pm

    I agree with Emilie, he really is not seasoned enough for the job. I sure hope he proves me wrong. I am however tired of the race issue and would have preferred someone else. Hey maybe I can retire to a foreign county since I think this one is going into the crapper.

    >>>>>>>>>>>

    But please don’t try Australia. I’m sure we don’t want someone like you.

  • lylian

    Neil @ 01/21/2009 at 1:19 am

    So, we should all wish him well because we all lose if he fails.
    >>>>>>>>>

    What you say is absolutely true. This is the part I don’t get of Obama bashers. Bash him before he is elected. Volunteer and vote against him getting elected.

    -
    But here he is, elected. And you’d think self interest would cause people to pray for his success because it would be the Americans own success. If Obama fails, then so do most Americans.

    -
    All these Obama bashers who want to migrate – all I can say is, I hope it’s not to Australia. But – they probably don’t. Our taxes are higher, our government is bigger, we aren’t a super power, and we have UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE. The last one is sure to be a turn off. LOL

  • yoyo

    FUCK YEAHHH!!!!

    (INGORE ALL THE RACIST REPUBLICAN HATERS…)

    THIS IS GOING TO BE A GOOD PRESIDENCY INDEED…..

  • yoyo

    FUCK YEAHHH!!!!

    (INGORE ALL THE RACIST REPUBLICAN HATERS…)

    THIS IS GOING TO BE A GOOD PRESIDENCY INDEED…..

  • jennifer

    Boy what did we ever do to the haters in Australia? Talk about stereotypes. You don’t even know us and yet you think we are all one way. That is really prejudice

  • Brad
  • Michelle

    What happened with the green gloves that don’t match the green shoes, fire the designer who allowed her to walk out like that. I am worried about the White House renovations, there should definitely be rules about what you can do to a public property, $ 100,000 can buy a lot of regrettable changes to what at this time reflects class and taste, so I hope Michelle hires the right people to interpret her taste, as whoever matched the gloves and shoes should not be allowed anywhere near a paint brush or wallpaper at the White House, as the fashion faux pas will now be forever documented at the Smithsonian (maybe they will forget to include the shoes and gloves). Really, would Carla Bruni have allowed someone to make her wear that? Maybe they should have lunch and talk about fashion, Michelle needs a fashion BFF, as whoever is doing the last check before she walks out like that should be fired.

  • happy

    I’m very happy ! Good bye Bush =) hello Obama !!!!!!
    He is very the best of all the president and I want to say to emilie and donna that you are just racist ( that’s what I think ) but the choice is up to you ….

  • Jo-jo

    WDFFF IS NO. 18 ON ABOUT.

    DNT F UCKING CUSS ISLAM WASTEMAN

    F KIN JEW BAA STARD

    GO SUCK UR MUMZ LEFT TI T

  • http://365daysofmovies.blogspot.com TheMoviesWeWatched

    It was such a great hopeful day. I truly hope people will continue on high spirits and really put an effort in working together, volunteering, etc

  • Denise

    to Lucky L: Obama’s father left his family in Africa and came to Hawaii, left his family in Hawaii, went to Harvard, married another white women and took her back to Africa, acquired his first two kids and stayed married for awhile until his third wife left him and the kids.
    Doesn’t sound like a great guy?

  • joy

    Just Jared,
    Who knew you had so many ignorant conservative loonies browsing your pages! Geez.

    January 20th was a great historic day for America. I wish Obama the best!!

  • annabelle

    #102, it’s like you read my mind !
    We are screwed !!!!!!!!!!!
    At least I can say, he’s your president , not mine.

  • Obama Rocks!!!

    OMG I love the Obama’s so much, they are the coolest first family that America has ever seen. I was watching the Inaugaration for like 8 hours because I didn’t want to miss anything. He is going to make such a difference and that’s why everybody loves him.
    The Obama’s daughters looked so gorgeous, they are just so adorable and didn’t at all look phased by all the attention they were getting. I wish them all the luck in the world.

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  • RYAN

    Obama has a lot of work to do to fix up the mess that Bush left behnid

  • emma

    yay! i’m so happy for you americans :)
    i believe that obama is just the right person to change reputation that america has around the world.
    and i must say that he is the most handsome persident ever!

  • Cynthia

    WTF!!!? IS THAT DAN QUAYLE SWEARING IN BARRACK AS PRESIDENT OF THE US?! CAN HE DO THAT?! BARRACK WAS SWORN IN AGAIN IN HIS OFFICE, WHAT’S GOING ON?!

  • hottest couple ever

    Congrats to President Obama and his lovely family! I never thought I would live to see this and I am overwhelmed with joy and confident
    in the future of this country. How can anyone Not want President Obama to succeed??? If he succeeds we all do. God Bless him and keep him safe!!!

  • woah!

    i was there :)

  • http://www.fotolog.com/sheisfoxymaqaaa macarena

    soy de chile , un lugar muy lejano, y aun asi estoy mas que feliz por el presidente barack obama it´s really cool !!!! i love it

  • http://google toni

    congradulation obama family, God bless you all.

  • http://google toni

    I don’t care who became president as long as they can take good care of our country that’s all it matters.
    God Blessed America.

  • TWPUMPKIN

    WHAT CHANGE!!!! BUSH DID MANY GOOD THINGS. HE WAS FAR FROM PERFECT BUT I AM SICK AND TIRED OF PEOPLE ACTING LIKE OBAMA IS GOD. BUSH GAVE MORE MONEY AND AID TO THIRD WORLD COUNRTIES THEN ANY OTHER PRESIDENT. HE KEPT TAXES DOWN AND KEPT THIS COUNTRY SAFE. DO YOUR RESEARCH YOU MORONS.

  • CAMERON

    OMG HE LOOKS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CHARMING!!!
    GO TO HELL BUSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Obamamaniac

    you rich white people is too arrogant!!

  • Orchid

    163 Michelle @ 01/21/2009 at 10:08 am

    What happened with the green gloves that don’t match the green shoes, fire the designer who allowed her to walk out like that. I am worried about the White House renovations, there should definitely be rules about what you can do to a public property, $ 100,000 can buy a lot of regrettable changes to what at this time reflects class and taste, so I hope Michelle hires the right people to interpret her taste, as whoever matched the gloves and shoes should not be allowed anywhere near a paint brush or wallpaper at the White House, as the fashion faux pas will now be forever documented at the Smithsonian (maybe they will forget to include the shoes and gloves). Really, would Carla Bruni have allowed someone to make her wear that? Maybe they should have lunch and talk about fashion, Michelle needs a fashion BFF, as whoever is doing the last check before she walks out like that should be fired.
    ——-
    I doubt that very much! :lol:

    I read that when she accompanied her husband on his first official visit to Britain, her designer clothes (by Dior) for the two (three?) days in London, was estimated to cost one million dollars.

  • Orchid

    162 Brad @ 01/21/2009 at 9:52 am

    http://www.faithfreedom.org/obama.html
    ——-
    Looks interesting! Thanks. Have printed it and will read it later. It’s quite long.

  • Orchid

    167 Denise @ 01/21/2009 at 3:45 pm

    to Lucky L: Obama’s father left his family in Africa and came to Hawaii, left his family in Hawaii, went to Harvard, married another white women and took her back to Africa, acquired his first two kids and stayed married for awhile until his third wife left him and the kids.
    Doesn’t sound like a great guy?
    ——-
    Which one is BO’s mother, ‘another white woman that he took back to Africa’ or was there another one before that one, or the third one?
    Whether that makes him a ‘great guy’……. :smile: He could have had four wives at the same time!

  • bleeding heart moderate.

    i can’t believe so many of you dumbasses are still isolating yourselves due to party preferences. shows you just how crappy politics can be. i’m not going to say i’m behind this man 100%, because i’m not. however, i believe in many of the same ideals he holds and i hope-no, i pray that this nation can pull itself back together after the shithole bush left us in.
    and to those who are saying he doesn’t have enough experience, or he doesn’t know what he’s doing-
    do you have any fucking idea of who was “running” this country before him?
    i, however, can agree. obama certainly doesn’t have the “experience” and definitely isn’t “seasoned enough” for the job, but if you’ve been conscious at any point in the last year and a half, you would know that whatever obama puts his mind to, he achieves. did any of you see THIS (inauguration) coming?
    to be realistic, he probably won’t be able to get everything he wants done in office. mainly because he has to work through a bunch of old cranky men. he’s done some great stuff so far-reaching out to the Palestinian president and signing papers to close Gitmo.
    yeah, he doesn’t have enough experience. not enough experience to make him an arrogant assfucker like the previous “president” who thought the only course of action was to finish what daddy started.

  • a response to Lisa, #44

    # 44 Lisa @ 01/20/2009 at 4:14 pm

    Prediction now with a l i b e r a l s o c i a l i s t President of the Dems:

    Hyper-inflation
    Hyper-unemployment
    Stock market crash
    Vietnam style ground war in Afghanistan
    Major terrorist attack in USA
    Oil restrictions push gas prices in the stratosphere, deeping the depression
    Otherwise, things should be pretty much normal!
    ***
    you’re describing bush’s presidency. obama is here to clean that shit up. understand?
    and “President of the Dems”? you fkn kidding me?! he’s the AMERICAN president. if you don’t think so, get the F U C K out of our country and let us Americans enjoy this hopeful new era.

  • berlin grew

    nr.16 has some serious race issues. Obama is an educated man as well as many other afro-americans, so stop refurring to blacks as non-educated koolaid drinkers. Bush was not very educated and yet the american people allowed him to run the country for 8 years, I wish that shoe had hit him right is his face, cause he totally deserved it!

  • voe

    2 # 186

    I doubt Obama can clean up a war satisfactorily to all (now that he seems to advocate the notion that he is running not only America but the world). If he pulled the troops out to stop the bloodshed he makes Americans coward, gives American the title of the defeated (similar to which we got for pulling out of VN). If he committed the troops to fight for victory, he is not going to be able to claim that he cleans your so called “Bush’s mess” because we are not going to win. Afghans will fight till the last breath of their last citizen to keep their country out of control of another country, poor and oppressed they may be. This is something Americans of today don’t understand.

  • voe

    2 #185

    It wasn’t Obama who made the Inauguration happened. It’s his backers. Through history of mankind, no one inexperienced, little accomplished, little known person could become king without backers from the court of the previous king and there rich who hid in the dark pulling the strings of these backers.

  • voe

    2 Denise #167

    I too hope the White House retain its understated, dignified elegance.

    As for Michelle’s fashion sense, I agree with you. She should also avoid showing her muscular manly shoulders and the combination of red and black as worn in victory night.

    2 Orchid,

    Carla Bruni’s wardrobe with Dior could not have cost one million dollars. The suit and coat dress she wore run about 6K – 10K each at most. The dresses, if haute couture, could have been borrowed as she has figure model and Dior, being a French fashion house thus is patriotic, and also benefit greatly profit-wise from her image beaming around the world in TV and print, would gladly lend them to her, or give them to her free. After all, one of the perk of being Queen is getting these things almost free, if not free, and from all over the world too. The same could be said about jewelry and other gifts. Hence the Clintons tried to claim state gifts as theirs and moved those out of the White House when they left.

  • http://wahoowillie@netzero.com bill

    Every one is obsessed with president Obama, but how much do we really know about the man? No one thought to ask him the all important question, does he wear briefs or boxers?…

  • http://clodoaldo@araujomk.combr clodoaldo araujo nastarino

    ola meu
    querido irmao o presidente barack obama é com muito carinho que venho avisalo que
    estou feliz pois em minha carreira estou indo para mais uma missao vou para mais uma missao por amor a querida mae rainha aparecida ja esive noa guerra do golfo persico por 3 anos na equipe de divisao america estive na captura de sadam russem pelo brasil misao de paz estou indo por mais umadesta vez com meus amigos de formaçao esa e de 1 missao brasileira desta vez esto indo como general de divisao nome de guerra clodoaldo no exterior vestirei o meu uniforme tenho 1,68 altura peso 68 kilo tamanho calça 44 camisa g cortuno 39 no uniforme bandeira do estados unidos e aliados inclusivel alemanha quero dizer que te amo muito e atodos estou bem por estar um pouco magro mas tenho trabalhado bastante tenho saude e sou saudavel vou procurar agora cuidar um pouco de mim vouto a repetir te amo muito sou mais que vencedor a minha espsa presidenta dilma russef de araujo foi pega de surpres mas quem decide é sempre o homen fui chamado por cabeça e nao por cauda é general de divisao nome de guerra clodoaldo sobre o numero 0068713 sangue ó macho guerreiro sangue inrri uma saudaçao americana eu amo a america beijos e um forte abraçoa toda familia obama

  • http://clodoaldo@araujomk.combr clodoaldo araujo nastarino

    meu querido irmao no dia 18042012 quando vira a brasil vale do paraiba taubae no cavex seus batedores serao o fbi junto com policiais da garra edeic com seu pesoal serao no torno de 40 homens forte amente armados recomendaçao traga sua equipe de confiança no quesito alimentaçao atençao total nao se descuida com a imprensa esteja sempre com a esposa e meus sobrinhos nao desvie nem pra direita e nem para esquerda se te oferecerem mulher voce sabe nos estados unidos tem bastante diga beleza americana procura ser sempre fiel a sua esposa e filhos amando sempre a patria agrande naçao americana no demais tudo calmo estou respirando leve brisa e o leite que bebo é longa vida com muito carinho clodoaldo

  • http://clodoaldo@araujomk.combr clodoaldo araujo nastarino

    a/c presidente eu clodoaldo na vida religiosa sou de madre tereza de calcuta eu sou catolico ptrotestante e mediunico de francisco candido xavier o velho xico e espiruto emannuel admiro o maratham gandh que é de nossa linhagem

  • http://clodoaldo@araujomk.combr clodoaldo araujo nastarino

    a/c presidente eu clodoaldo na vida religiosa sou de madre tereza de calcuta eu sou catolico ptrotestante e mediunico de francisco candido xavier o velho xico e espiruto emannuel admiro o maratham gandh que é de nossa linhagem de clodoaldo

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