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Posted by: John_Hamilton on 01/20/2013 02:25 PM Updated by: John_Hamilton on 01/20/2013 02:46 PM
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President Obama and Vice President Biden Take the Oath of Office

Washington, DC...Today, in two separate, private ceremonies, President Obama and Vice President Biden were officially sworn into office, marking the start of the second term. (The Constitution mandates that the President takes the oath on January 20. Since that date falls on a Sunday this year, the public inauguration ceremony and festivites will take place tomorrow, January 21)




President Obama took the oath, administered by Chief Justice John Roberts, in the Blue Room of the White House, using a bible that belonged to First Lady Michelle Obama’s paternal grandparents.


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Posted on: 2013-01-20 16:01:08   By: Anonymous
 
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

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    Obama is the BEST!
    Posted on: 2013-01-20 18:58:35   By: Anonymous
     
    "W" was an oaf. He helps make "O" look even better! Thanks "W"...

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      Re: Obama is the BEST!
      Posted on: 2013-01-21 18:03:32   By: Anonymous
       
      Gloop??

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    Here's why "W" was such a fvcking goof-head:
    Posted on: 2013-01-20 18:59:36   By: Anonymous
     


    There is no doubt that George W. Bush felt a lot of pressure as the president of the United States. But, there is a limit to how many mistakes the public will let pass without harsh criticism. Unfortunately George W. Bush is possibly the worst speaker of this century, which can be forgiven, but often his quotes are truly humiliating. Here is a list of quotes from HoldemHarry that George W. Bush should be embarrassed of.

    “I promise you I will listen to what has been said here, even though I wasn’t here.” Sadly this was said at the President’s Economic Forum in Waco, Texas, August 2002, seems like a place a president should be paying attention. Wonder where exact George W. Bush thought he was that day, truly a quote to be embarrassed of.

    “You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.” and “Is our children learning?” are two quotes that actually raise concern. Obviously our schools need more assistance if the president of the United States cannot form a couple proper sentences, which were ironically about education.

    “The same folks that are bombing innocent people in Iraq were the ones who attacked us in America on September the 11th.” George W. Bush announced this in Washington D.C. July 2007. Shocking to hear the president admit an attack on his own country, George corrected this statement immediately and as he should have been was embarrassed.

    “Do you have blacks too?” America should be partially embarrassed for this since it was said to the Brazilian President Fernando Cardoso in 2001. Not only is this question unbelievably racist it is also incredibly ignorant. George W. Bush should not only be embarrassed by this question, but also ashamed he ever asked it all.

    “They misunderestimated me” it was in Bentonville Arkansas that George W. Bush said this. Who knew that the president had the authority to make up words on the spot? Not only is misunderestimated not a word, but it is a double negative. Therefore George Bush should be double embarrassed for this quotation.

    “I just want you to know that when we are talking about war, we’re really talking about peace” said in Washington D.C. June 2002. Really, what kind of backwards logic is that? Apparently foreign disputes and people dying is part of peace. George W. Bush should be embarrassed by this quote as well.

    George W. Bush was unfortunate enough to suffer from a stutter when speaking in public which was the start of his ridicule, but by the end of his presidency he had said enough humiliating quotes to shame himself as a horrible public speaker. Most often these quotes were corrected, though some were not, and even the most offensive ones were never addressed by him in public. Reading the quotes above should open up eyes to the type of man George W. Bush really is, an individual who often makes mistakes. Always bear in mind that just because George Bush has embarrassing quotes does not make him the worst president or a bad person.


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      Re: Here's why "W" was such a fvcking goof-head:
      Posted on: 2013-01-21 09:03:33   By: Anonymous
       
      And the purpose of your lengthy slur is?

      If you were so confident of your president you wouldn't need to belittle a past one.

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    Just LOOK at this "W" sh!t!
    Posted on: 2013-01-20 19:00:17   By: Anonymous
     
    The definitive rundown of President George W. Bush's most memorable gaffes, bloopers, flubs and brain lapses.
    1. Bush Attacked By Shoes
    ""
    An Iraqi journalist throws his shoes at President Bush during a news conference in Baghdad. Hilarity ensues.
    2. Bush Shows Off His Dance Moves
    ""
    President Bush gets down and boogies with African dancers at an event for Malaria awareness.
    3. Bush Gropes Germany's Chancellor
    ""
    While attending a G-8 summit, President bush gives German Chancellor Angela Merkel a creepy, uninvited neck rub. Watch video of the incident and view the frame-by-frame pictures.
    4. Bush Can't Stop Thinking of New Ways to Harm Our Country
    ""
    President Bush declares, "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
    5. Bush Has No Exit Strategy
    ""
    President Bush tried to escape from a news conference in Beijing after facing hostile questions from reporters, only to be thwarted by locked doors.
    6. Bush Jokes About Failure to Find WMDs in Iraq
    ""
    As part of a bizarre comedy skit at the 2004 Radio & TV Correspondents' Association dinner, Bush shows a series of photos depicting him searching for those elusive WMD's in the White House.
    7. Bush Can't Get Fooled Again
    ""
    Watch video of President Bush saying, "There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again."
    8. Bush Tells Brownie He's Doing 'A Heck of a Job'
    ""
    In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Bush tells FEMA director Michael Brown, "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job."
    9. Bush Gets Violated By a Turkey
    ""
    President Bush gets a surprise while pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey.
    10. Letterman's Top 10 George W. Bush Moments
    ""
    David Letterman entertains the crowd at the annual White House Correspondents' dinner by presenting the "Top Ten Favorite George W. Bush Moments," featuring a video highlight reel of classic Bush bloopers.

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    Repubes... Don't you just love 'em?!?
    Posted on: 2013-01-20 19:02:17   By: Anonymous
     
    The 7 Types Of Republican Idiots

    The Educated Republicans:
    These are the rarest of all Republicans. Occasionally you will run into one in public, or in a public-forum online. These Republicans are the smartest of the Republican idiots. They have learned everything there is to know about their position, from a Republican perspective. They’ve educated themselves on all the reasons why their position is correct.

    The reason why this type of Republican is an idiot:

    Anyone with the internet and 5 minutes can find something that thoroughly discredits their version of the “facts.” Even when confronted with contradictory facts they continue to fall back on their original arguments, try to change the subject to something they are more comfortable talking about, or start expressing opinions with no factual merit.

    What to Remember when debating them:

    Keep them on-topic. Don’t let them ignore your counter-points and then change the subject on you. They’re masters of that, but if you can keep them on topic eventually they will just start expressing opinions to which you can say “do you have any facts to back that up?”



    Fox News and Conservative Talk Radio Republicans:
    These are one of the angriest groups of Republicans. They watch Fox News or listen to Conservative Talk Radio and they think it makes them an expert on politics. The only knowledge they have of politics is parroted talking points without any facts to back them up. When you defeat them in debate they will resort to calling you names like “Liberal,” “commie,” “socialist” or “baby-killer” etc. They think all liberals are socialists that want to take their money and give it to people who don’t deserve it.

    The reason why this type of Republican is an idiot:
    They have no idea what they are talking about. Usually they’re just repeating things they have heard from Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh. They think that liberals want to take away their freedoms and they clearly don’t know what the word “liberal” means, or what liberals have done for our country and freedom. They think President Obama is comparable to Hitler for passing health-care reform. They accuse you of watching MSNBC if you don’t agree with them. They call you a sheep but expect you to blindly believe everything they tell you, without question.

    What to Remember when debating them:
    Keep demanding facts from them to back up their assertions until they break down and call you any of the aforementioned names. Ask them to name specific freedoms that liberals have taken away from them. They have a tendency to become violent so watch their hands if you are debating them face to face.




    Christian Republicans:
    These Republicans are hypocrites. They do everything in the name of Christ, while simultaneously acting as un-Christlike as humanly possible. They support the right to carry assault weapons, are pro-war, and completely ignore the fact that the Bible depicts Christ as a Liberal who was opposed to capitalism and violence. They sincerely believe that this is God’s country and that God loves us more than anyone else in the world. They think that anyone that is not 100% pro-Israel is anti-semitic. They hate everyone that doesn’t agree with them and think the Bible tells them to, and they hate Gay people because they think they are sinners.

    The reason why this type of Republican is an idiot:

    They do terrible things in the name of their Lord. They think that anyone who doesn’t agree with them is damned to hell or hates America. They believe that we are a Christian Nation even though the Founding Fathers made sure that they did not brand this country as a Christian Nation. The Founding Fathers wanted a country of religious freedom, free from religious persecution, but these Republicans will never admit that.

    What to Remember when debating them:

    There’s a list of all the quotes that prove our Founding Fathers wanted a country of religious freedom. The link is HERE. Another thing to remember is that the Christian Right is neither. Start asking them questions like “how would Jesus feel about war,” “how would Jesus feel about assault rifles,” or “do you REALLY think that America is God’s favorite country, in the ENTIRE universe?” And of course these questions should yield a response that thoroughly proves that they are hypocrites, and continuing to argue with them would be a waste of time.



    Tea Party Republicans:
    These Republicans are a dumbed-down combination of the previous 2 groups of Republicans. They think Sarah Palin is intelligent and it’s the media filter’s fault that she looks so stupid. They think Reagan was fiscally Conservative even though he tripled the deficit. They watch Fox News religiously, and think Glenn Beck is credible. They don’t understand why people think they’re racist while they’re standing next to people holding racist signs. They protest higher taxes even though taxes have gone down for 95% of working families.

    The reason why this type of Republican is an idiot:
    They parrot Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin talking points. When you discredit one thing they say they immediately move on to the next subject. Anyone that doesn’t agree with them is a socialist, even though they can’t give you the actual definition of socialism. Many of them are on Medicare while protesting “socialism.” They have never met a socialist, so they have no idea what socialists believe. They think liberals are socialists and socialists are Nazis.

    What to Remember when debating them:

    They have no idea what they’re talking about. Ask them to prove what they are saying. If you ask them a question and they respond with a question refuse to answer their question until they answer yours. Don’t back down. Remind them that taxes have actually been lowered for 95% of working families. If debating them in public be careful because they are known to carry guns in places they don’t need them, like public parks and bars and churches.



    Birther Republicans:
    The birthers think that Obama was born in Kenya. No matter how much evidence you present them with that is contradictory to that, they will continue to insist that he is not the legitimate President. They are sore-losers because McCain lost the election, and they will never support Obama, even if he paid off the entire National Debt.

    The reason why this type of Republican is an idiot:

    They think Obama was born in Kenya. They think that Orly Taitz, who grew up in a communist country, is credible, and that Obama is a socialist. They think that Obama’s birth announcements in Hawaiian newspapers were propagated over 40 years in advance of his election, just so that he could be elected someday.

    What to Remember when debating them:

    Don’t waste your time. You could wave Obama’s actual birth certificate in their face and they would still say it’s a fake. They are sore-losers and they will never be happy as long as Obama is President. Make jokes asking to see their birth certificates, or Sarah Palin’s birth certificate. This is the best way to get them to go away.



    Racist Republicans:
    [DISCLAIMER: I am putting this one almost last for a reason. I do NOT think that all Republicans are racists. I have Republican family members who are not racist. This section is only about the small percentage of Republicans that are ACTUALLY racist, because they do exist. I'm not "playing the race card" or "race-baiting," I'm just describing a small group of racists who also affiliate themselves with the Republican Party]

    Racist Republicans hate Obama because he’s black. They think that all Muslims are terrorists. They think Obama is a terrorist Muslim. The think anyone with a name like Obama’s is a terrorist.

    The reason why this type of Republican is an idiot:

    They’re racist, but they think Obama is a racist. They can’t understand why people call them racists when they post racist pictures or racist comments and then claim not to be racist. Whenever they possibly can they will call you a racist, to hide the fact that they are actually racists.

    What to Remember when debating them:

    They’re racists. Racists are uneducated bigots. You would have a much easier time convincing an apple tree to start growing oranges.



    Extremely Idiotic Republicans:
    These Republicans are Republicans because they think it’s cool. They have a Republican in one of the other groups listed, so they think they know what they’re talking about. They have terrible spelling and grammar but they expect you to believe whatever they say because they are saying it to you.

    The reason why this type of Republican is an idiot:

    It’s hard to tell if they ever made it past the 4th grade. Most of their posts are illegible. They don’t know anything about their position other than what they have heard their friends say. They think that Republicans are fiscally conservative because they say that they are, and call anyone that doesn’t agree with them sheep. They ignore all historical information that is contradictory to what they say. They are 100% blind to facts.

    What to Remember when debating them:

    No amount of facts or logic will ever convince them that their buddies are wrong. You could be a college professor and they will still think that your opinion isn’t credible. Instead of trying to argue with them try explaining Algebra to your dog. I’m sure it will be much more productive.

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      Re: Repubes... Don't you just love 'em?!?
      Posted on: 2013-01-21 08:56:27   By: Anonymous
       
      Your insulting diatribe is exactly why I hate condescending liberals.

      [Reply ]

        Re: Repubes... Don't you just love 'em?!?
        Posted on: 2013-01-21 19:54:56   By: Anonymous
         
        Go ahead. Hate us.

        There's more of us than there is of you. A lot more. And we vote.

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I am sooooooo proud...
Posted on: 2013-01-20 16:07:49   By: Anonymous
 
It's wonderful to have a real American as our President... Thank you for your service, Mr. President!

[Reply ]

    Re: I am sooooooo proud...
    Posted on: 2013-01-20 17:10:13   By: Anonymous
     
    isn't that lovely!!

    [Reply ]

      Re: I am sooooooo proud...
      Posted on: 2013-01-20 17:16:33   By: Anonymous
       
      so glad you agree!

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        Re: I am sooooooo proud...
        Posted on: 2013-01-20 18:20:18   By: Anonymous
         
        worst president in US history.

        [Reply ]

          Re: I am sooooooo proud...
          Posted on: 2013-01-20 18:30:48   By: Anonymous
           
          bah humbug to you too. bah.

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          Re: I am sooooooo proud...NOT!
          Posted on: 2013-01-20 18:56:24   By: Anonymous
           
          Exactly right, worst president EVER and he's destroying this Country just as he wants to... Wake up from the Kool--aid fog people!!!

          [Reply ]

          Re: I am sooooooo proud...
          Posted on: 2013-01-20 18:57:47   By: Anonymous
           
          you are a fvcking idiot...

          [Reply ]

            Rubes
            Posted on: 2013-01-20 20:07:43   By: Anonymous
             
            While you're worried about your guns,you lost your liberties.The Patriot Act took most of the rights in the bill of rights ,this is what the founding fathers wanted guns for,but the gun rubes aren't even aware of the liberties lost.Where were they when the Republican Congress and president took their liberties away?

            Obama never had or will have plans to take guns away.He does want to end large capasity military style weapons a.k.a assult weapon sales,and have stronger background checks.The majority of gun owners and the American public is in favor of this.

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              Re: Rubes
              Posted on: 2013-01-21 08:20:38   By: Anonymous
               
              Right on!!

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            Re: I am sooooooo proud...
            Posted on: 2013-01-21 09:07:38   By: Anonymous
             
            Spoken like a true lib. Full of deep thought, reason and logic.

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          Re: I am sooooooo proud...
          Posted on: 2013-01-21 10:23:00   By: Anonymous
           
          worst post of the moment

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Division
Posted on: 2013-01-20 19:58:09   By: Anonymous
 
and yet the Liberals STILL bash Bush and follow with personal attacks on Republicans.

same old, same old.

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    justice served
    Posted on: 2013-01-21 04:52:23   By: Anonymous
     

    Hey, dork... it's called "justice served." George "W" deserves it -- as does the party of "NO"...


    [Reply ]

      Re: justice served
      Posted on: 2013-01-21 07:41:13   By: Anonymous
       
      name calling, personal attacks, negativity and division... that's all you have and it's really sad.

      it's people like you who are the problem.

      [Reply ]

        Re: justice served
        Posted on: 2013-01-21 08:08:22   By: Anonymous
         
        Wow, all this bickering makes me want to go watch Honey Boo Boo.

        [Reply ]

          Re: justice served
          Posted on: 2013-01-21 11:24:48   By: Anonymous
           
          Since the only one who cares whether this discussion meets your personal quality standards is YOU, why don't you do yourself as well as the rest of us a big favor. Quit saying it and go do it.

          [Reply ]

            Re: justice served
            Posted on: 2013-01-21 13:22:45   By: Anonymous
             
            Lol. So glad I just ruined your day.
            It was so simple.


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              Re: justice served
              Posted on: 2013-01-21 15:15:09   By: Anonymous
               
              If encountering an internet troll was all it took to ruin my day, I'd have sworn off the internet years ago.

              Thanks about being up front about your intentions, though. Such honesty is rare in internet trolls.

              Actually, I think that's because the whole trick to being a successful internet troll is not to give that up so easily, but perhaps you think you have a better shot at ruining peoples' days by using your own unique approach .

              [Reply ]

    Re: Division
    Posted on: 2013-01-21 09:32:03   By: Anonymous
     
    Just as conservatives STILL bash Carter and Clinton and FDR. See, the way it works is, the successes and failures of a Presidential administration become part of the historical record, along with his personal quirks, foibles, biases etc, and are fair game for public scrutiny. (I look forward to a day when I will have to struggle with that awkward business of deciding whether to go with the more traditional "his" in this context, or more cumbersome but less gender-biased alternatives such as "his or her").

    Each Presidency leaves behind a legacy, and part of the process of decision making through open dialogue among an informed citizenry includes an obligation to carefully consider which policies of past administrations were successful, and consistent with our nation's fundamental principles, and which were blunders. Manifestations of weak character. The results of corruption. The co-opting of power by special interests. Any combination of those.

    If we can't make those evaluations, this whole social experiment WILL fail. Sometimes I feel like it has failed already.

    [Reply ]

      Re: Division
      Posted on: 2013-01-21 14:18:00   By: Anonymous
       
      To many big words for conservatives!


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A True Kodak Moment
Posted on: 2013-01-21 10:21:52   By: Anonymous
 
These girls will grow up with such wonderful memories of their part in history....best wishes for the next 4 years...gonna go have some champagne to celebrate

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    Re: A True Kodak Moment
    Posted on: 2013-01-22 09:06:46   By: Anonymous
     
    Planet of the Apes called...they want Michelle back!!

    [Reply ]

      Re: A True Kodak Moment
      Posted on: 2013-01-22 10:53:13   By: Anonymous
       
      You probably get calls from there all the time. Mostly from your mom.

      [Reply ]

      Re: A True Kodak Moment
      Posted on: 2013-01-23 20:36:32   By: Anonymous
       
      Completely cruel and unwarranted attack on the First Lady. You are such a coward not to identify yourself with such an obscene comment yet you hide behind your anonymity.

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