Archive for Tuesday, January 20, 2009

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.


SouthernBelle 7 years ago

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

ImagineThat 7 years ago

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

TheOriginalCA 7 years 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....

ImagineThat 7 years 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

ImagineThat 7 years ago

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

ImagineThat 7 years ago

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

Danielle Brunin 7 years 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.

Danielle Brunin 7 years 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.

bondmen 7 years 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'...

Alia Ahmed 7 years 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.

RedwoodCoast 7 years ago

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wyattearp2 7 years 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>>>>>>>

rightytighy 7 years ago

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

RedwoodCoast 7 years 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."

enima18 7 years 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.

wyattearp2 7 years 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....

Flap Doodle 7 years 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."

DMH1983 7 years 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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