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Obama Sworn in as 44th President of U.S.
The Washington Post ^ | 2009-01-20

Posted on 01/20/2009 9:29:06 AM PST by rabscuttle385

BY WILLIAM BRANIGIN

Barack Obama took the oath of office today as the 44th president of the United States and pledged to "begin again the work of remaking America."

Addressing a huge throng estimated at more than 2 million people on the capital's Mall and millions of others watching on television, Obama recognized the multiple crises now afflicting the nation at a time of war abroad and economic turmoil at home. But he sought to rally Americans to a "new era of responsibility" and the promise of a brighter future.

He cited a profound "sapping of confidence across our land -- a nagging fear that America's decline is inevitable, and that the next generation must lower its sights." The challenges are real, serious and many, and "they will not be met easily or in a short span of time," he said.

"But know this, America -- they will be met. On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord. On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics."

Obama continued: "Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho2008; bho44; bhoinauguration; coronation; obama; obamainauguration; usurperinchief
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"And so, teammates, fellow patriots...no matter the challenges that any of us face in the future, always stay strong and stand strong for freedom."
—George Allen, November 2006
1 posted on 01/20/2009 9:29:06 AM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

God help us.


2 posted on 01/20/2009 9:30:08 AM PST by VoiceOfBruck (There's no such thing as "some" freedom of speech)
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To: VoiceOfBruck

Amen!!!


3 posted on 01/20/2009 9:31:35 AM PST by RolandTignor
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To: VoiceOfBruck

God help us.

.....and deliver us from evil. Amen


4 posted on 01/20/2009 9:31:38 AM PST by unkus
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To: rabscuttle385

......so.....when does the ‘spreading of the wealth’ begin???............


5 posted on 01/20/2009 9:31:38 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: rabscuttle385

......so.....when does the ‘spreading of the wealth’ begin???............


6 posted on 01/20/2009 9:31:41 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: rabscuttle385

That was today? I was washing my hair...


7 posted on 01/20/2009 9:32:00 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: rabscuttle385

Was that today?


8 posted on 01/20/2009 9:32:01 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Can anyone identify this babbling woman now speaking?

Sheesh.


9 posted on 01/20/2009 9:32:11 AM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Barack Obama took muffed the oath of office today

There, fixed it to reflect events on the ground.

10 posted on 01/20/2009 9:32:19 AM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: rabscuttle385

Pretty good inauguration speech. Best wishes President Obama.


11 posted on 01/20/2009 9:32:26 AM PST by PGalt
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To: unkus

Yes.

And “Present” can never be his answer again! We shall see.


12 posted on 01/20/2009 9:32:47 AM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: cripplecreek
Was that today?

Unfortunately.

13 posted on 01/20/2009 9:32:56 AM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

Congratulations to the new president. So long as he is in the right, may God favor his endeavors.

Is dissent still the highest form of patriotism?


14 posted on 01/20/2009 9:33:10 AM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: rabscuttle385

Agreed, but let’s hope that Nostradamus and the Mayan Calender are wrong. I can think of no better perfect storm for bringing this Republic down than b. Hussien.


15 posted on 01/20/2009 9:33:17 AM PST by lormand (...don't blame me, I never vote democRAT)
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To: rabscuttle385
To 'paraphrase' his speech,,,he PROMISES,,,

much bigger government,

much more expensive government,

much more controlling government,

much more intrusive government,

much more litigious government,

much more socialist government,

much more US sovereignity lost to world government,

a reduction in US military weapon systems,

and a much more far-left social agenda across the board.

16 posted on 01/20/2009 9:33:40 AM PST by stockstrader
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To: rabscuttle385

Bin Laden is having an Obasm in his cave as we speak.


17 posted on 01/20/2009 9:33:49 AM PST by End_Clintonism_Now (POLITICAL DISSIDENT as of 11/4/08)
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To: Badeye

The future.


18 posted on 01/20/2009 9:33:51 AM PST by bvw
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To: rabscuttle385

Good luck President Obama.

Prove me wrong.


19 posted on 01/20/2009 9:34:14 AM PST by Taking Congress back in 2010
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To: rabscuttle385

“And so, teammates, fellow patriots...no matter the challenges that any of us face in the future, always stay strong and stand strong for freedom.’
—George Allen, November 2006”

Were it not for “macaca”...


20 posted on 01/20/2009 9:34:19 AM PST by ScottinVA (All I needed to know about islam I learned on 9-11.)
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To: Le Chien Rouge
......so.....when does the ‘spreading of the wealth’ begin???............

Where's my pie...full gas tank...mortgage payment...etc...
21 posted on 01/20/2009 9:34:28 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: rabscuttle385

So, NOW do we have standing to see his eligibility documents like a birth certificate???


22 posted on 01/20/2009 9:34:33 AM PST by CodeToad
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To: rabscuttle385

I haven’t watched the news and won’t for a few more days.

To see all this arse licking makes me cringe.

You would think that one just one journalist would be curious as to why the phony is fighting not to show his real birth certificate.

I mean isn’t there just one left.

It’s the same as the what is a civilian sercurity force?


23 posted on 01/20/2009 9:34:34 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: rabscuttle385

I wish him good luck. He’s going to need it.


24 posted on 01/20/2009 9:34:36 AM PST by LowTaxesEqualProsperity
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To: Badeye
You're referring to the 'praise song for the day'.

It was so bad my flesh hasn't stopped crawling. I would expect better from a high school freshmen.

25 posted on 01/20/2009 9:34:45 AM PST by skeeter
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To: rabscuttle385

let the “re-making of America begin......

the slide to the ghett-Oisation begins.


26 posted on 01/20/2009 9:34:52 AM PST by o_zarkman44 (Since when is paying more, but getting less, considered Patriotic?)
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To: rabscuttle385

We are in a world of sh-t!


27 posted on 01/20/2009 9:35:03 AM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Badeye

Makes you long for the poetic genius of Maya Angelou, doesn’t it?


28 posted on 01/20/2009 9:35:03 AM PST by stop_fascism
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To: rabscuttle385

Welcome to the beginning of the United Socialist States of America (USSA). GOD HELP US ALL!!!!!

I noticed something during the inauguration that freaked me out. It was the way the crowds were reacting. They were like in a trance.

The chanting of “OBAMA! OBAMA!” and the way that they were cheering and waving the flags was reminiscent of how the people reacted towards Stalin in Moscow’s Red Square or Mao in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.

This is scary, folks! I hope and pray we only have to endure 4 years of this nightmare!


29 posted on 01/20/2009 9:35:06 AM PST by wk4bush2004 (SARAH PALIN, 2012!!!!!!!)
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To: B-Chan

no, paying taxes is.


30 posted on 01/20/2009 9:35:08 AM PST by wombtotomb (since its "above his paygrade", why can't we err on the side of caution about when life begins?)
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To: B-Chan

“Is dissent still the highest form of patriotism?”

Never more than it is now.


31 posted on 01/20/2009 9:35:28 AM PST by ScottinVA (All I needed to know about islam I learned on 9-11.)
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To: Badeye

The sad thing is, the babbling woman made as much sense as Obama - proof positive he wrote his own speech. Even the crowd seemed let down and waiting for any opportunity to break into applause. His first disappointment has to be that lousy, lackluster speech.


32 posted on 01/20/2009 9:35:39 AM PST by trebb ("I am the way... no one comes to the Father, but by me..." - Jesus in John 14:6 (RSV))
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To: B-Chan
Is dissent still the highest form of patriotism?

Sorry dissent is only allowed if there is a Republican White Male President. Now you can be jailed for it and called a racist.

33 posted on 01/20/2009 9:35:45 AM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: stockstrader

Now now, he said we shouldn’t measure government by its size, but whether it is working or not. So, I guess in our case, when it is not working, we should grow it even bigger? Spectacular.


34 posted on 01/20/2009 9:36:03 AM PST by BattleHymn
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To: B-Chan
Is dissent still the highest form of patriotism?
It never was.

It can be patriotic at times, but if dissent was always patriotic, then American Dissident Voices would be the greatest patriots in America.
35 posted on 01/20/2009 9:36:19 AM PST by dbz77
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To: cripplecreek
Was that today?

You didn't forget to set your watch again, did you?

36 posted on 01/20/2009 9:36:40 AM PST by PistolPaknMama (Al-Queda can recruit on college campuses but the US military can't! --FReeper airborne)
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To: stop_fascism

OMG. Your RIGHT....sheesh.


37 posted on 01/20/2009 9:36:52 AM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: VoiceOfBruck

I don’t He will this time. The people of the nation voted for a government devoit of God, well, they got it. Now watch as the USA falls apart.


38 posted on 01/20/2009 9:37:23 AM PST by pctech
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To: rabscuttle385

Welcome to Europe.


39 posted on 01/20/2009 9:37:51 AM PST by vimto (To do the right thing you don't have to be intelligent - you have to be brave (Sasz))
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To: PGalt

It was a good speech, but I’ll have to go over the text.

Interesting how he told the rest of the world that we weren’t going to apologize for our lifestyle (contrary to earlier election remarks) and told those who would commit a terrorist act to stop blaming the West for all their problems.

As for the “responsibility” section of his speech, time will tell...that can have many definitions. Remember Michelle did tell crowds that “Barack WILL MAKE YOU WORK!!”


40 posted on 01/20/2009 9:37:52 AM PST by Boiling Pots (The USA has become one huge pyramid scheme. Thanks George, John, Nancy and Harry.)
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To: trebb

I actually thought it was a pretty good speech...and I’m thankful we don’t have to suffer through a 90 minute Clinton like mantra.


41 posted on 01/20/2009 9:37:56 AM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Barack proved that without his TELEPROMPTER he is in trouble. WOW, how could you flub an oath as bad as that?


42 posted on 01/20/2009 9:38:11 AM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: El Gato

Did you expect any better? The oath wasn’t being administered by a teleprompter.


43 posted on 01/20/2009 9:38:30 AM PST by BattleHymn
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To: rabscuttle385

I was expecting to find manna and quail on the ground when I woke up this morning.

I guess that starts tomorrow ...

Hope and Change Comrades - see you in the bread lines

Proud to be part of the 47% of voters that did not vote for Obama


44 posted on 01/20/2009 9:38:54 AM PST by BradyBug (Holy Rolling Redneck)
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To: rabscuttle385

May God bless and guide President Obama and may God bless and guide the United States of America.


45 posted on 01/20/2009 9:39:00 AM PST by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: PGalt

Pretty good inauguration speech. Best wishes President Obama

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haven’t seen it nor do I wish too either.

This is the start of the lefts radical agenda and I will not help them in any way shape or form.

We all know that he is good doing speeches it is when there is no script he looks like a pathetic clueless numpty.

No more present votes now nor can there be any nmore nice little bumper sticker slogans.

is it 2012 yet?


46 posted on 01/20/2009 9:39:16 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: stockstrader

it sounded more like another campaign speech than an innaugural speech.


47 posted on 01/20/2009 9:39:27 AM PST by DDLL
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To: rabscuttle385

So do I have to keep making my mortgage payments or what?
I just didn’t understand the speech too much...

FLOP !!!!!


48 posted on 01/20/2009 9:40:37 AM PST by tomnbeverly ("In the hour of darkness and peril and need, the people will waken to listen and hear.....)
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To: rabscuttle385
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49 posted on 01/20/2009 9:40:48 AM PST by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: LowTaxesEqualProsperity

I wish him good luck. He’s going to need it.

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I see that you must have some of his civilian security force behind you already, WOW they do work quick and I do wonder when they will get to my house


50 posted on 01/20/2009 9:40:48 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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