Archive for Friday, January 9, 2009

Congress declares Obama next president

January 9, 2009


— Barack Obama is officially the next president of the United States, Congress declared Thursday in fulfilling its centuries-old constitutional duty to certify and tally the electoral college vote from each state.

Republicans joined Democrats in a standing ovation as Vice President Dick Cheney, in his role as president of the Senate, announced from the podium that Obama had achieved a majority of votes and would be the 44th president on Jan. 20.

Speaking before a joint session of the House and Senate, Cheney confirmed the results of the Nov. 4 election, that Obama and next Vice President Joe Biden had received 365 electoral votes while the Republican ticket of John McCain and Sarah Palin garnered 173 votes.

“The outcome was not surprising, but it’s wonderful to have it official,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said after the session.


jaywalker 8 years, 2 months ago

The outcome was not surprising? Pelosi at her brightest. Sheesh.

Bossa_Nova 8 years, 2 months ago

what!?!?!? Obama is the next president!?!?!?! who would have known!!! good lord! what will happen when the news hits the streets?!?!?

Flap Doodle 8 years, 2 months ago

News from the future:"2009 - That Was The Year That Was: Anorak’s diary for the upcoming 12 months…JANUARYBarack Obama makes history as the first African-American sworn in as President of the United States; Invoking legacy of Franklin Roosevelt, promises America “nine years of economic depression, four years of world war, eventual nuking of Japan”Obama supporters left disappointed as oceans remain at static levels, planet fails to heal self, Dow drops below zero."

labmonkey 8 years, 2 months ago

I tell you what...if the Arizona Cardinals make it to the Super Bowl, I may start believing the end of the world predictions that have come with Obama's election.

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