January 20th 2009: Inauguration of Barack Obama

On this day in 2009, eight years ago, Barack Obama was sworn into office as the 44th President of the United States. That day, Obama made history as the nation’s first African-American President, having successfully defeated Republican candidate John McCain in the 2008 election. January 20th has been the official presidential Inauguration Day since the ratification of the 20th Amendment in 1933; previously, new presidents were sworn in on March 4th. Obama’s inauguration was one of the most observed events in global history, with millions watching in person, online, or on television. The day’s theme was ‘A New Birth of Freedom’, which derives from President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth. Obama was sworn into office by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts, who administered the oath of office required by the Constitution in Article Two, Section One, Clause Eight. However, the oath administered to Obama strayed slightly from the exact words specified in the Constitution, and he thus retook the oath the next evening. Obama was re-elected to office in 2012, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. The Obama presidency will be remembered primarily for the historic passage of the Affordable Care Act, the normalisation of relations with Cuba, and his appointments to the Supreme Court. His years in office were also marked by increased partisanship and division in America, and continued instability in the Middle East. Obama leaves office today, to be replaced by Republican Donald Trump, with high approval ratings, leaving a legacy of grace and statesmanship that will not be soon forgotten.

January 20, 2017

I respected President Bush. I would have respected Senator McCain and Mitt Romney had they been my President. Though I disagreed with many of their policies, I respected them and could see their virtues and the common ground that we had. It’s not about losing. It’s not about Republicans versus Democrats or conservatives versus liberals. It’s about Trump.

I will never use the presidential honorific when referring to him. He is not and will never be my President. I am ashamed that I live in such an ignorant country. I am ashamed that so many of my fellow Americans cared so little for the lives and well being of their neighbors. I am ashamed of people that I know that either still support him or blithely advocate continued chances to prove himself.

Trump proved himself to be an utter failure of a candidate all through his campaign and continued that streak since securing the election. He is a fraud and a fascist. I only hope that this disastrous turn for our country will cause the silent majority to speak out. The inauguration does not mar today. It marks the first official day of the resistance. Rise up.


bc it’s the gosh darn 4th of july !!! freedom !!! i didn’t get these from a reliable source

aries: “my esteem in this country has gone up substantially. it is very nice now when people wave at me, they use all their fingers.” – Jimmy Carter

taurus: ”i don’t know whether it’s the finest public housing in america or the crown jewel of the american penal system.” – Bill Clinton

gemini: "i love this state. the trees are the right height.” – Mitt Romney

cancer: "being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. there’s nothing to do but to stand there and take it.” – Lyndon Johnson

leo: "if this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.” – Abraham Lincoln

virgo: “i experimented with marijuana a time or two and i didn’t like it. i didn’t inhale and never tried it again.” – Bill Clinton

libra: “if i don’t have a woman for 3 days, i get terrible headaches.” – John F. Kennedy

scorpio: “i just received the following wire from my generous daddy: ‘dear jack, don’t buy a single vote more than is necessary. i’ll be damned if i’m going to pay for a landslide.”’ – John F. Kennedy

sagittarius: "blessed are the young, for they will inherit the national debt.” – Herbert Hoover

capricorn: “i am not fit for this office and should never have been here.” – Warren G. Harding

aquarius: “it depends on what the meaning of the words ‘is’ is.” – Bill Clinton

pisces: "i only know two tunes. one of them is ‘yankee doodle’ and the other isn’t.” - Ulysses S. Grant


*dusts off blog*
*flips lights on*
*Ma$e’s “Welcome Back” plays as I walk through the hood*

Okay this is obviously about to become a problem so i have to clear things up now.


Yes I believe in gay marriage.

Yes I believe i want to enter into a safe economy when I go to college.

No I do not support Obama.

No I do not think he did anything good for our economy.

No he did not keep us out of a depression, we are basically about to enter one thanks to him.

No I do not think he is truly for gay marriage, he was against it once and had the same moral views as Romney.

No I do not think Romney should make abortions and gay marriage illegal.

No I do not believe Obama will do anything FOR gay marriages, if he was, he would have done it by now.

No I do not think he is going to benefit our economy. He is making the middle and upper class pay for BIRTH CONTROL and ILLEGAL ALIENS.

Birth Control is $8, there is basically no excuse to not be able to buy it, and if you don’t have the money, you shouldn’t use it.

Illegal Aliens should not enter the country if they can’t support themselves, i understand that they may be coming from a tough place themselves, but they should atleast be legalized when entering the country.

Yes i know i will get hate for this, but it’s my opinion. If you hate me for it, fine, if not fine. I was raised in a purely Republican household. We are all political with our own views in this house and we support eachother.

So if you can’t deal with it, that sucks. But if Obama is reelected into office, their is basically no hope for the future adults of our country to enter into a safe economy. Only into an economy that has to support everyone around them without getting support themselves.

Mitt Romney charges that “under President Obama the rich have gotten richer, income inequality has gotten worse and there are more people in poverty in American than ever before.” Well, yes. Mainly because Republicans refused to raise the minimum wage, or extend unemployment benefits, or vote in a jobs bill. And they slashed food stamps, housing assistance, and so on. But does Romney really think Americans forget that three years ago he dismissed 47 percent of Americans as la…zy parasites; told a national TV audience he was “not concerned about the very poor;” and said the topic of inequality was too divisive to even talk about. “I think it’s about envy,” he said then. “I think it’s about class warfare.”

Romney is a pioneer in generating widening inequality. His economic agenda is based on cutting taxes on the wealthy, and keeping the loopholes that allowed him to pay a tax rate of 11%. He made his fortune in private equity – buying up companies and then squeezing their payrolls, laying off workers, loading the companies with debt, deducting the debt from corporate taxes, and then selling these pumped-up, down-sized companies for more than he paid for them.
Mitt Romney gives new meaning to hypocrisy.

—  Robert Reich via Facebook (1/28/2015)
Someone please go convince Mitt Romney to run for President again.

Is there another Bush somewhere we haven’t thought of?  Has John McCain decided he really is too close to death to run again?  What’s Michele Bachmann up to?  Herman Cain?  Is Mitt Romney busy?  There’s still time.  He can file late before California to cause just enough drama to deny Trump the nomination outright, then the GOP would have a brokered convention and nominate someone who isn’t in the process of making himself persona non grata in every foreign country around the globe.

One of these two creeps is about to walk away with the Republican nomination and it’s probably going to be Trump.

I’m legitimately afraid he might win.  I feel like most of y'all are sittin pretty in the city forgetting about the rest of the countryside.  Y'all don’t know stupid people like I know stupid people.  And y'all especially don’t know stupid white people like I know stupid white people.  They stay in my messages day in and day out and they might actually sneak this bewigged Cheeto up into the White House.

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