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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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Proud american @ 01/20/2009 at 4:48 pm

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I agree again. I think we have some common ground here. I’m not liberal nor am I conservative. Obama said in his speech that we all need to “change”. He said we need to recognize our bad habits and start to fix things. I agree that 170 million is excessive, and he’s not exactly following his own advice on that part. But honestly everyone just needs to give him a chance. Obama Said, “What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility – a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character, than giving our all to a difficult task.”

Proud american @ 01/20/2009 at 4:50 pm

Cont…
Let’s give him a chance to do that, before we start bashing him. Give him a chance to succeed before making him the next scapegoat.
Everyone needs to get it through their thick skulls that we need to give him a chance to do what he promised. He just started about 5 hours ago! Give him some time!!

haha debbie thats hilarious i totally agree

YES WE CAN!!
was incredible when he won, and more today when he becomes to THE PRESIDENT!! He’s full of hope, and everybody hopes with him. I’m sure that the change is coming!

Congratulations OBAMA!

Proud American,
You’re right – we definitely have some common ground. I fall smack in the middle of liberalism and conservatism and wasn’t thrilled with any of the 3 candidates. And I will certainly give him a chance – again, I haven’t bashed him or his policies and believe that he’s making good decisions. I’m just alarmed by the public fawning over him and their lack of sense of responsibility. To think that a president will change your life for the better is…is…I don’t – just ignorant. And the thought that so many people believe this to their core is frightening.
God bless the USA!

How dare you throw stones “emilie”? I’m a christian and I believe in a woman making her own choice. That person will have to settle that issue with God only. Most people who say they don’t believe in abortion have deep rooted secrets that a lot of people don’t know about. Let the truth be known,o.k. The majority of people who don’t like Obama, don’t like him because he is african american. Get over yourself. God made us all in his image! God approves so who cares what people like you think. Hating blacks will not get you into heaven sweety!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[☆I n F a m o u s☆] @ 01/20/2009 at 5:07 pm

My President is black
My Maybach too
And I’ll be goddamned if my diamonds ain’t blue
My money’s dark green
And my Porsche is light grey
And I’m headed for DC, anybody feel me?
~
My president is black – in fact he’s half white
So even in a racist mind, he’s half right
So if you’ve got a racist mind, it’s all right
My President is black, but his house is all white!
~
Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther could walk
Martin Luther walked so Barack Obama could run
Barack Obama ran so all our children could fly
So I’m a spread my wings, you could meet me in the sky!
~
Already got my own clothes, already got my own shoes
I was hot before Barack, imagine what I’m gonna do
Hello miss America, hey pretty lady
Red white and blue flag, wave for me baby
Never thought id say this ****, baby I’m good
You can keep your puss, I don’t want no more bush
No more war, no more Iraq
No more white lies – My President is black!
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hahahahahahahaha j’s a genius.

HEY EVERYBODY OBAMA WON! JUST THOUGHT I WOULD REMIND YOU REPUKE-LICANS ABOUT THAT LIL’ KICK IN THE AZZ!!!!!!!

oh, good heavens. Really. That’s a great song, Einstein.

hey kae, emilie doesn’t have anything against black people she just thinks that it is immoral to give up a life for the sake of not having to deal with it ABORTION IS WRONG!!!! i totally agree with emilie

*86

Just wondering
are you racist?
Whats your deal?

do you miss bush.. haha on your own

OBAMA well done:)

# 87 did you totally miss the part about not being against black people NOT against black people i just happen to have a strong oppinion on abortion i think that it is wrong just cause im against abortion doesnt mean i am racist

You people are nuts. He’s not a celebrity and he most definitely he’s not GOD like people proclaim him to be. I hope he does good like he says he’s gonna do. Every president says that lets make a change and it never happens. Man did you look at the stock market when Obama got sworn in as president wouldn’t you think it would go up ha ha ha ha no it didn’t it went down. Just give him a few months or a year then you will start hating him because he lied!!!!

Lmao at some of the dumb bitc*** in this thread; go f*** yourselves

Oh yea by the way he also first president in history to spend over 100 million on his inauguration than any other president what does that tell you.

This thread isn’t about Bush a**holes

OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was taking my government final when the inauguration was going and my teacher was trying to get a live feed but couldn’t cause his laptop would get crashed. But however he did get a live sound so we were able to hear it. It was just soo funny cause not only the Chief Justice messed up the oath but when the lady told everyone to stand up, people in my class actually stopped and got up and my teacher yelled ” Sit down and get back to taking your final!!!” I didn’t stand but a couple of my friends did which was funny.

you are entitled to your opinion on the subject of president obama. but you have to remember that 48 percent of the those who voted did not and do not share your opinion of the man. and some of those who voted against obama were african-american.

when the next congressional elections come along you may see just how unhappy some of these people who voted republican are. even now some republicans, my aunt and uncle are two of them, are starting the grass roots job of getting democratic congress people voted out of office next time around. they want to put republicans in control of the house to stop obama from forcing his “social” agenda on tax payers.

these people refuse to stand by and watch all their hard earned money -what’s left of it- be taken away by this new president. my uncle says he did not spend all those years “on the line” in the fire department to see his savings used to pay for the education and health care of children who aren’t his. he comes from the old school which says that if you bring a child into this world you, and you, alone are financially responsible. not your neighbor!

im just picturing you all behind your computers being idiots

hahahahahahah

Obama!! wooooooooooo

im so happy:)

he is president now so saying harsh things isn’t guna change that
be happy :)

If he messes up which i hope he wont, then you can run your mouths

you know, I’m Canadian, and yet I am very proud of Obama and everything he has done, and everything that he wants to do help Americans.
man, i wish we had a great leader like Obama here in Canada…but unfortunately we just have Steven Harper. maybe I’ll move to the U.S. ;) lol congrats USA, you have a great 4 years ahead of you! (hopefully it will be 8 years!)

i agree that #87 totally missed the part you’re talking about. and you are allowed what you think about abortion. just as i am. you also have the right to say that abortion is wrong. just as i have the right to keep what i think private. although where #87 ever got the idea that being anti abortion is the same as racist i’ll never know.

amazing day…so historic!

OBAMA! <3

Quote # 74
Debbie @ 01/20/2009 at 4:47 pm He is half white and raised by a white mother and white grandparents. What happened to his black father?

What most black fathers do.
Disappear.

Oh please, the guy separating from his wife soon after the marriage, and finalized a divorce within two years. He returned to Kenya and would have been lynched if he had returned. Come on.

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