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Barack Obama becomes president

Barack Obama, left, joined by his wife Michelle, second from left, and daughters Sasha, third from left, and Malia, takes the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts to become the 44th president of the United States at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009.

Barack Obama, left, joined by his wife Michelle, second from left, and daughters Sasha, third from left, and Malia, takes the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts to become the 44th president of the United States at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009.

January 20, 2009, 11:02 a.m. Updated January 20, 2009, 11:12 a.m.

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President Barack Obama takes the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday.

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Barack Obama will become the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009 — the first African-American elected to the position. Many locals will make the trip to Washington, D.C., to watch the historic event. Others will watch from here in Kansas.

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Barack Hussein Obama has taken the oath of office as the 44th president of the United States.

With a hand on Abraham Lincoln’s inaugural bible, and before a crowd stretching across the National Mall toward where Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of his dream of racial equality, the 47-year-old Obama was sworn in as the first black American president by Chief Justice John Roberts.

Roberts told him, “Congratulations, Mr. President.”

Obama’s wife, Michelle, and young daughters Sasha and Malia looked on. They were joined by people from around the world who gathered in huge numbers in the early morning Washington cold to see history made.

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DMH1983 5 years, 2 months ago

Someone explain to me why a Conservative is considered racist just because they don't agree with Obama's agenda or lack of experience? Seems like the "racist" claim is thrown out there just to avoid actually responding to valid concerns!

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Flap Doodle 5 years, 2 months ago

Golly, Barry's illegal alien aunt did make the party."One special guest who commanded attention at the party was Zeituni Onyango, 56, Obama's aunt from Kenya who has been in this country illegally and is getting help in her immigration fight from another ball guest, Cleveland attorney Margaret Wong."http://blog.cleveland.com/openers/2009/01/ohio_democrats_party_complete.html

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XD40 5 years, 2 months ago

The Democrat party, the modern American left, is the party of racism. The Democrat party was the party that supported slavery, Jim Crow and segregation. They supported gun control to keep blacks in the deep south from protecting themselves. They opposed abolition, Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation. The Democrats are the party of the KKK as Sen. Byrd proves. They are sessesch, pure and simple -- anti Union, anti-American, anti-US.

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jimjones 5 years, 2 months ago

I hope no one sends him tickets to see a play at Ford's theater...that would be really tacky. :)

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Defender 5 years, 2 months ago

offtotheracists, there is no way you can label yourself as not being a racist. Sorry, but your posts prove it, and are in fact, the very definition of racism. And Wyatt, they removed your post because it was hate filled and inflammatory, as well as racist. Just because your ignorant hatred guides you, doesn't mean this website has to publish your ignorant poison.

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XD40 5 years, 2 months ago

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wyattearp2 5 years, 2 months ago

As you can see the LJ World removed my remark, but that's not unusual for the LJ World. If the comment does not side with the LJ World employees points of view they immediately nix it.But then again Truth hurts.... Do we expect anything less of them and their one-sided paper / stories....

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barrypenders 5 years, 2 months ago

Why the race baiting beo?Obama is the biggest liberal to ever make the office.Just because he is black non liberals should look the other way?You.re kidding right? You sound like you are the one with color problems.

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enima18 5 years, 2 months ago

Looking at all these comments I would say race was an issue this election. Its funny listening to both sides throwing the race card around so loosely.Another funny thing is how all the Obama supporters are treating the inauguration as the second coming of Christ and all the McCain supporters think the world is about to end. Maybe we should just see what the guy does, you never know what might happen.

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RedwoodCoast 5 years, 2 months ago

You know what I saw on television today?"I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear...". Did you catch that everyone? Our 44th president who was elected through a democratic election has recent African ancestry and the middle name Hussein.It seems as though he was elected fairly. You guys can't contest the accuracy of the election, so you have to move on to African Americans who are supposedly voting for a candidate merely because that candidate also identifies as an African American. Even attempting to argue suggestion sounds pretty racist to me. You more than likely don't have any hard data to even argue that suggestion.It is like saying, "Old people voted for McCain only because he was old, too."

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rightytighy 5 years, 2 months ago

I have to post a lot...... to fill the void....sniff sniff...

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beobachter 5 years, 2 months ago

Racism is running rampart among the W worshippers. As expected, anyone who thinks W was a good president can't be very smart.

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offtotheright 5 years, 2 months ago

There was no reason to vote for the Hussein! Socialism maybe? Sharing the wealth? Maybe his long history of qualifications?You are a fool!

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beobachter 5 years, 2 months ago

so you are saying if they were black, they only voted for Obama because he was black. Does that mean that all the ones who voted for McSame only voted for him because he was white? You are saying that people are too stupid to vote for anyone for any reason other than race? No wonder there were so many stupid W supporters, shear stupidity.

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offtotheright 5 years, 2 months ago

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byebyeBush 5 years, 2 months ago

I hope to see america as one- not one nation under oppresion of bush- LOLThe wealthy should be tased and to help build up the infrastrcture that bush helped lay flat.peace

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beobachter 5 years, 2 months ago

All of the racists are out tonight.

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offtotheright 5 years, 2 months ago

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byebyeBush 5 years, 2 months ago

all the 40 something whitepower whitecollar men are jerking off thinking of sexy sara palin....why?88 IQ fools are nothing but midwest white trash.

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wyattearp2 5 years, 2 months ago

If he can be president, anyone can do the job! Oh I forgot, he already missed one deadline for change, I haven't received my money he promised me yet. HHHMMMM just like a Donkey, they make promises that they just can't keep and they spend money on frugile parties like the one just thrown. GET READY TO RAISE THE BIG TOP AMERICA, A NEW CLASS CLOWN IS AT THE HELM>>>>>>>

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Pywacket 5 years, 2 months ago

Hope you're right, redwood. Then, after they came around and changed their pants, I hope they went to bed and sobbed into their pillows. That will be a great memory for them when they realize that all their paranoia and fears were so groundless. It feels unbelievably good that we again have an American president who is not hated and reviled by the rest of the world, that we have a president who is thoughtful, intelligent, capable, and whose ego takes a backseat to cooperation. How refreshing! The fact that he is African American is icing. The fact that he is smart, well educated, intelligent, curious, thoughtful, cooperative, hard working, engaged, decent, and focused is the cake, the meat & potatoes.The usual racists can play their coy, disingenuous little games all they want to, but it's hard to believe that even they are as stupid as their comments indicate. On the other hand, if they voted for shrub twice, maybe they really are...

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RedwoodCoast 5 years, 2 months ago

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Alia Ahmed 5 years, 2 months ago

bondmen,What's your point about Lowery's benediction? I'm white and I am not offended by the statement above. In the history of our country, it has been whites that have enslaved or discriminated against people of color. Hopefully, we're making progress in becoming a country that not only tolerates but appreciates diversity of thought, ethnicity, religious beliefs.

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bondmen 5 years, 2 months ago

And the Reverend Joseph Lowery's Benediction at Obama's inauguration said in part:'Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back, when brown can stick around... when the red man can get ahead, man; and when white will embrace what is right. That all those who do justice and love mercy say Amen. Say Amen'...

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coleman1951 5 years, 2 months ago

A woman, no matter of what race or mixed. That, would indeed be historical.

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coleman1951 5 years, 2 months ago

As if people haeven't figured it out. Obama is not the first black man as president. He is the first mixed race president. Now, lets see, that makes him half white. Now, why are the people focusing in on the black half, what makes his skin tone dominent. So hate to burst all of the "We're in for a change" people. He's still a white man too. I do wish him well, So all the bloggers blog all you want. He did not make as much history as you think.

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rodentgirl16 5 years, 2 months ago

I couldn't resist. Ultimately, we all want what's best for our country. All we can do is hope for the best and do it with a sense of humor.

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madmike 5 years, 2 months ago

You have the appropriate handle, RODENT!

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rodentgirl16 5 years, 2 months ago

If you don't support President Obama, you are an anti-American terrorist who hates our country. Har, har. My, how things come full circle.

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lcchain 5 years, 2 months ago

ImagineThat (Anonymous) says…God help us all…….or at least people I like____yeah i think you just proved how terrible of a person you are!Obama could be 100% Arabian, but since I'm NOT racist, I'm happy for him because of the person he is, not because the color of his skin.

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jackbinkelman 5 years, 2 months ago

"The cult of Obama moves into high gear." As opposed to the cult of du m bya? I'll take the former. Thank God for Obama.

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XD40 5 years, 2 months ago

The cult of Obama moves into high gear.

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barrypenders 5 years, 2 months ago

You telling me that it has not been mentioned that he is the first black president?

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ImagineThat 5 years, 2 months ago

yes Barry boi, you ARE mistaken. That's the point >>>>>

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barrypenders 5 years, 2 months ago

If I am not mistaken he is being heralded as the "first black president" is he not?So get over yourselves and enjoy the moment.

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ImagineThat 5 years, 2 months ago

wooo hooo yeee haaarrwaitwhat happened to the comment about someone throwing Bush in the river?

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ImagineThat 5 years, 2 months ago

uh Barry , I hate to tell ya but he is only 23% BLACK and 43.75% ARAB. And what color are you exactly? Or are you void of color? GGEEEEZZZZUUUUUSSSSSS

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TheOriginalCA 5 years, 2 months ago

barrypenders (Anonymous) says… Color does matter!! whoo hooo!The country has come along way!!!=====================Here's to the people who voted for a black man JUST because he is black. Yes, color does not matter....

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barrypenders 5 years, 2 months ago

Color does matter!! WHOO HOOO!The country has come along way!!!

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ImagineThat 5 years, 2 months ago

God help us all.......or at least people I like

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SouthernBelle 5 years, 2 months ago

YAY!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!!This is a most wonderful moment in our nation!!!

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