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Obama Sworn in as President

by Keith Koffler on January 20, 2013, 12:18 pm

President Obama today was sworn in to serve for another four years as the 44th president of the United States.

Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath of office in the Blue Room of the White House. The president’s family and a small group of reporters were in attendance.

Obama took the oath on Michelle Obama’s family bible. The Robinson bible was held by the first lady.

The ceremony followed an appearance this morning by the Obamas at The Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington. The Rev. Ronald E. Braxton used the Obama campaign theme “Forward” as the theme of his sermon, which retold the story of Moses.

He urged Obama and others to not allow obstacles to interfere “Where forward is the only option.”

The preacher said: “I’m a witness that the God of Moses, with miraculous power, still moves on behalf of humankind,” adding “Forward was the only option.”

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Will January 20, 2013 at 12:44 pm

“Hallelujah” Forward – Obama Increased Debt $50,521 Per Household in First Term; More Than First 42 Presidents in 53 Terms Combined.

Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred…….

Their’s not to make reply,
Their’s not to reason why,
Their’s but to do and die.

Guillermo Grande January 20, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Indeed. But if I recall, at least they still had their guns?

Swedishlady January 20, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Well, let´s get finished and done with this miserable affair.

CAR January 20, 2013 at 1:36 pm


Today at mass we prayed for the president, especially to understand and protect life. THAT would take a miracle.

Corey January 20, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Just think, four years from today this fool will be just another worthless footnote to history.

Star January 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Yes–I keep thinking this whole thing will be an anomaly of our national history–a president who tries to turn the country on its traditional head, bankrupt it, not provide daily leadership and governance, encourage cultish followings…etc.

SAllen January 20, 2013 at 1:17 pm

And…Lady Gaga is performing at the ball; what an example to the youth of America! Does he even think of those things as part of his responsibility?

Quintus Arrius January 20, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Lady Gaga performing is proof that the Inaug folks are cutting back…on actual musical talent.
Lady Gaga is the Tubo Timmy of Music.

Julie Brueckheimer January 20, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Did you see the photo of Lady Gaga on Drudge in her black bra with automatic guns attached to the left and right sides?

Julie Brueckheimer January 20, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Beyonce will be doing the national anthem. I won’t be watching, but someone tell me tomorrow if it was recognizably The Star Spangled Banner.

Lizzy January 20, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Will she be singing in the ‘Situation Room’ ?

Star January 20, 2013 at 7:33 pm

The Situation will be in the Blue Room. (kidding)

Michael January 20, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Yes, but the damage that he will have inflicted will last a lot longer.

Julie Brueckheimer January 20, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Just think of all the damage he will have done though.

Corey January 20, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Damage can be undone as easily as progress!

Girly1 January 20, 2013 at 1:19 pm

The Authenticity of Fake:
“America is being run by a Made in Indonesia leader whose performance is as bad as the Made in Indonesia, Pakistan, or China crap you will find in Wal-Mart. It doesn’t matter because he is a brand”.
Daniel Greenfield

Quintus Arrius January 20, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Love the Sultan!

veritaseequitas January 20, 2013 at 1:32 pm

So is Barack being compared to Moses or God?
Does Barack even know who Moses or God is?
Does Barack even realize that it is Moses who lead the Jews out of Egypt and that Israel is God’s people?
Does Barack even realize that part of the reason the USA has been so blessed is because we are (or were) friends to Israel?

Quintus Arrius January 20, 2013 at 1:54 pm

That is an interesting point. Will Barack lead the Blacks out of the ghettos to the promised land of the Suburbs? They hope so, The word picture works, sort of.
Lead to a job?
Lead to homeownership?
Lead to a good school for kids?
Lead to safe neigborhoods?
One hopes so, but hope defines there are stated goals preceeding the hope.
With this man, he has achieved his hope and therefore his goal.
I suspect no great change but the further cannibalization of our wealth, soveregnity, and morals.

sportinlife10 January 20, 2013 at 4:04 pm

…more likely to lead to reparations.

chris January 20, 2013 at 9:39 pm

Obama is more like the pharaoh

regina January 20, 2013 at 1:35 pm

let the games begin

Noma January 20, 2013 at 1:44 pm

“I did it!”

Island Girl January 20, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Just heard that too! EVIL!!!!

Frank January 20, 2013 at 9:22 pm

He loves “I”.

RT January 20, 2013 at 2:49 pm

We have a lot of challenges in front of us – known and unknown. For the majority of American’s, we have the right guy, with the right tools, in the right place to make a positive difference. His will be done by the Grace of God.

For those who don’t share this viewpoint, you can be part of the solution or be relegated to insignificance – a fringe group of wackos. Either way, you play a role. Your choice.

Make it a great week.

Star January 20, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Or–and there is another choice there, RT–we can remind people of the truth here. That is how we contribute to the solution, better thinking, more realism and less snideness. A certain number may embrace it. If Obama’s will is not done does that mean God doesn’t endorse his policies?

gracepmc January 20, 2013 at 3:20 pm

“relegated to insignificance” — yikes!

Julie Brueckheimer January 20, 2013 at 4:16 pm

It’s funny, but Obama told Glen Greenwald at the beginning of his first term exactly the same thing you are telling us in your second paragraph. And you sound just like your boss: do it my way or don’t do anything.

BTW, Obama had many challenges in his first term which he did not address, the biggest ones unemployment and the economy. Our challenge is apparently to go through another four years of the same old, same old Obama and hope that there is something to salvage in the end.

Kimbly January 21, 2013 at 8:51 am

Yes! At what point will the challenges be BEHIND us? Four years is plenty time to turn it around. Obama hasn’t.

MarjoJimbo January 20, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Not sharing the same viewpoint doesn’t make one necessarily a wacko.

chris January 20, 2013 at 9:46 pm

The view point here could be looking at the Book of Daniel or Revelation, instead of the Book of Exodus

Danceswithtruth January 20, 2013 at 11:20 pm

Absolutely! Or maybe a good reflection on 2 Chron 7:14.

gracepmc January 20, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Obama goes to church and now he’s Moses leading us to the Promised Land? Can’t wait to hear the speecifying at the public inauguration.

Langley Spook January 20, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Mao said ‘forward was the only option’ during the Cultural Revolution…

(Cultural Revolution = society wide chaos. Obama’s ‘second term’ = ???)

sportinlife10 January 20, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Is it really true that he was chewing gum again? Whataguy.

Julie Brueckheimer January 20, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Apparently, Obama said something like, “I did it.” I wish one of us had been there to say, “You didn’t do it. Someone else did it.” Oh wait, that doesn’t apply to the Narcissist-in-Chief.

DeniseVB January 20, 2013 at 4:26 pm

I will certainly wish this family well, and a safe journey into the second term. But it doesn’t mean I’ll agree with them and how they want to run MY life, or spend MY money over the next 4 years. Therefore, I’ll whine :D

MarjoJimbo January 20, 2013 at 8:44 pm


Brenda A. January 20, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Wow, those family dynamics are interesting.


Julie Brueckheimer January 20, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Yes, those girls look a little p.o.’d. You wonder if they’re a bubble in school or if a little bit of reality creeps in there.

Julie Brueckheimer January 20, 2013 at 7:49 pm

And it must be difficult having two narcissists for parents.

rulierose January 20, 2013 at 10:47 pm

those kids are going to have lots to tell their therapists.

sportinlife10 January 21, 2013 at 7:54 am

Unlike some others (I name no names), we wouldn’t want to drag the children into this, would we? But it would be nice if someone would tell them to not look so mean all the time.
(Wistfully: don’t even think about how naturally good-humored the Romney Family looked.)

movedtothefarm January 20, 2013 at 8:16 pm

puke… gag…

Lizzy January 20, 2013 at 8:32 pm

I simply can’t watch tomorrow or any today I think I’ll see about a root canal or

GWShrub January 21, 2013 at 8:37 am

Hee hee, just what I thought this morning. Or at least a filling or two.

rulierose January 20, 2013 at 10:47 pm

after the ceremony, Obama took Roberts aside and said “By the way, John, thanks for that assist on Obamacare. I was cracking up when I read your decision! ‘yeah, sure, it’s a tax. whatever!’ I owe ya one.”

a note from our attorneys: this is not a real quote

Jeff1000 January 21, 2013 at 2:52 am

The unemployment rate is the same as when Barack took office; debt has exploded to 16.5 trillion dollars; the government is spending over a trillion dollars a year more than it takes in; Al-Qaeda is energized; our country is deeply divided and at war with itself; health care costs have skyrocketed; the borders are wide open; welfare rolls and food stamp usage have exploded; taxes have increased for all Americans and the government wants to tax us even more; the Second Ammendment is under attack; the Constitution, in which Barack Obama swore on a bible to uphold, is under unrelenting attack.

Bin Laden is dead; GM is alive (yuk yuk); abortion is lauded; condoms are free (uh huh); Michelle has bangs.

Abraham Lincoln and MLK? Are effing kiddin’ me!?

*2008 – 2016 with a Barry Bonds asterick.

Congratulations for nothing.

sportinlife10 January 21, 2013 at 7:55 am


KmB January 21, 2013 at 7:48 am

Great sermon, mentioning Moses and Obama together, both are known dividers: Moses the Red Sea, Obama the country.

Ron Brown January 21, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Was the President chewing gum during the parade reveiw?

If somwascthat appropriate?

Ron Brown

Ron Brown January 21, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Was The. president chewing gum? If so was that appropriate?

Ron Brown.