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Inauguration Day, Part 7

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1:05: Inaugural Luncheon at the National Statuary Hall, US Capitol

2:40: Inaugural Parade – Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues to the White House

3:45: Parade Review, White House

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Text of the President’s address here

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203 Responses to “Inauguration Day, Part 7”


  1. 1 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    The President reaches the top of the platform stairs on the way out, turn to witness the scene on the mall again and says to that family around him: “Let’s take one last look. We’re not going to see this again.” Always in the moment. Always!

    I love My President!

    • 2 xtine
      January 21, 2013 at 12:41 pm

      He was checking out that darn enthiasm gap! Gosh darn it!

    • January 21, 2013 at 12:41 pm

      “Always in the moment. Always!”

      So true, Dudette!!! Congrats on 1st!!

      #FORWARD

    • 5 a4alice
      January 21, 2013 at 12:48 pm

      Yep. I watched him watching. That’s what it is Dudette. Always in the moment.

      • January 21, 2013 at 12:51 pm

        Yes, I loved it loved it loved it when he did that.
        I am so happy that he was enjoying the moment.
        It’s quite instructive, isn’t it? there he is, just been inaugurated a second time,
        and he’s appreciating the view of the peoples. awesome.

    • 7 Pamela
      January 21, 2013 at 12:54 pm

      He was riveting. I had already hit mute, so all the energy he was expressing was tangible, sans being talked over my those in the know! He was looking at his people. We The People. (even though I was at home in Seattle, I was there in spirit!)

    • 8 sonjiaduncan
      January 21, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      “Let’s take one last look. We’re not going to see this again.” Always in the moment. Always!

      So true that is how he lives and you can see it in his eyes when he talk and interact with us.

      Thank you Chips your coverage has been great. Swift but inclusive. Now to try and read all the post while they are eating.

  2. 9 Jazz
    January 21, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Glorious day!

  3. 13 mtmarilyn
    January 21, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Oh Chips, thank you for this wonderful place

  4. 14 kathryn kivett
    January 21, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    WOW!….the most moving inguration I have ever seen….not to take anything away from the last but WOW

  5. 17 desertflower
    January 21, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Chips…we need to have an intervention for amk! ASAP. He said goodbye to us…that is NOT ok :(

    • 18 mtmarilyn
      January 21, 2013 at 12:53 pm

      I just went back and read his post. He cant leave. He is a part of this family.

    • 21 0388jojothecat
      January 21, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      Maybe he meant good nite?

    • 23 Chi
      January 21, 2013 at 12:59 pm

      I agree…

      If we have to kidnap and hold amk hostage, then we must…

      • 24 desertflower
        January 21, 2013 at 1:05 pm

        seriously!

        • 25 utaustinliberal
          January 21, 2013 at 1:24 pm

          What thread did he say this?

          • 26 desertflower
            January 21, 2013 at 1:27 pm

            The last one or the one before…toward the end of the thread…he said thank you to Chips and all of us…and said goodbye. My heart hurts….he needs to be here for 4 more!!

          • January 21, 2013 at 1:45 pm

            Here it is UT:

            What a great day. What a great achievement by saner voices. And what an awesome ride it has been.

            I thank you all TOD’ers for your unwavering commitment to PBO / JB team and making it all happen (and for putting up with my lame jokes).

            I thank our blog empress Chips for her tireless job of supporting, defending and promoting PBO and his ideals and doing it all with a fine sense of humor thereby raising our collective spirits and hopes. TOD is and will always be my most favorite blog and Chips, my most favorite blog hostess.

            With my heartfelt best wishes for a great, historic and an awesome second Obama Presidency, I bid you all good bye with a pardonable proud sense of accomplishment.

            http://theobamadiary.com/2013/01/21/inauguration-day-part-6/#comment-623927

            He mentioned a while ago that once PBO was re-elected he was going to give up visiting blogs and get on with his life, so I don’t know if that’s what he meant with this message. I hope not. Would miss the fella.

  6. January 21, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Chips, you rock. thank you SO MUCH FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART :)

  7. 29 daisydem
    January 21, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Macon!!

  8. 30 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Love the overhead view as the President and the Vice President cross through the Capital Rotunda! Awesome!!

  9. 31 utaustinliberal
    January 21, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    I will be watching his speech over and over again. Phenomenal.

    • 32 hopefruit2
      January 21, 2013 at 12:43 pm

      Indeed. I will buy the DVD as soon as it comes out. Meanwhile, I will watch my DVR’d version from CSPAN.

  10. 33 Lynn
    January 21, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    President Obama has covered all the bases. The agenda is powerful !! This is why we had to have four more years! The groundwork was laid and WE the PEOPLE answered the challenge.

    WE AND HE are the ones we’ve been waiting for!!

  11. 34 mtmarilyn
    January 21, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    I can’t wait to buy the dvd of this event. It is one for the ages. We have so much to be thankful for.

  12. 35 Jeff
    January 21, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    What was up with Lupe Fiasco? It seems like he’s attacking the president every chance he gets now.

  13. 37 xtine
    January 21, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Bill signing ceremony! OMG! That was funny!

  14. January 21, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    I want to be Nancy Smash at this very moment!

  15. 39 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    I LOVE MY PRESIDENT!

    Did I say that already? :-)

  16. 41 dotster3
    January 21, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    President Obama signing official documents, saying he is proclaiming “peace on earth, good will toward men”. Says he is signing nominating papers for all the cabinet positions, knows they will be dealt with with great dispatch. Everyone kinda chuckled at that.

  17. 43 utaustinliberal
    January 21, 2013 at 12:44 pm

  18. 44 mtmarilyn
    January 21, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Well that was interesting. I wonder if the repubs will hold those nominations up.

  19. 45 Lynn
    January 21, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Watching the President execute signing statements and start more nominations !! Back to the business of LEADING!!

  20. January 21, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Wow Rachel Maddow was reporting interesting facts about the Obama’s, and she said that “Sasha” Obama’s real name is actually Natasha. LOL I never knew that. I wonder how they got Sasha from Natasha.

  21. 53 Kyle
    January 21, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Congrats to TOD and chips today, this has to be happiest little corner on the internet today.

    I was thinking about all ways that PBO has stood up us in the face of constant critcism, hatred and ignorance from those so called patriots, and it just makes me feel even better about what we have been able to accomplish over the last 4years.

    Enjoy the day! cheers to PBO and 4 more historic years to come.

  22. 54 xtine
    January 21, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Chips, if you can a vid of Bill Signing, that was a hoot!

  23. 55 lisalovesobama
    January 21, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    harry wanted to take a pen, but Chuck called him out, and so PBO gave Harry his pen so Harry could have one!!! hahahahaha!!! :lol: Good ol’ Harry, I wouldn’t have asked to take the pen, I’d have just stolen it! :lol:

  24. 57 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Chips, you are ON IT, Girlfriend! I don’t know how you manage to keep up with all this fast-moving history and make sure we’re in the loop so quickly. You are a NATIONAL TREASURE!! Thank you SO much! {{{{{{{{{{Chipsticks-BlogQueenExcelsia}}}}}}}}}}

  25. 58 carolmaewy
    January 21, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    ஐக்கிய Staes, பராக் ஹுசைன் ஒபாமா மற்றும் அவரது குடும்பத்தின் ஜனாதிபதி ஆசீர்வதிப்பாராக. துணை ஜனாதிபதி ஜோ பிடென் மற்றும் அவரது குடும்பம் ஆசிர்வதிக்க.

  26. January 21, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Was cousin Henry at the inauguration? I’m still teary-eyed behind President Obama’s speech..WE, the people…inspiring. He put folks on notice and I love it. This is what all of us fought, canvassed, donated, phonebanked and worked for. Congrats TOD family, congrats.

  27. 60 Lynn
    January 21, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Sweet LadyChips and all you wonderful TOD folks………Thank You For This Wonderful Place!!

  28. 61 GGail
    January 21, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Sen Harry Reid wanted on of the signature pens, President Obama said “I’ll get you one later”, then he reached into his suite jacked and gave Sen Reid the pen he was carrying! I hope he remembers to pick up another one along the way :-)

  29. 62 carolmaewy
    January 21, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Bless the President of the United Staes, Barack Hussein Obama and his family. Bless the Vice President Joe Biden and his family.

  30. 63 carolyn
    January 21, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Thanks for posting the speech, Chips . I need to listen to it again, and then read it. It was just too powerful to absorb all at once. I feel so fortunate to have lived long enough to witness this! Pretty soon the inaugural luncheon.

  31. 64 vitaminlover
    January 21, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    He just signed for the nominations for his choices for Secretaries.

  32. 65 carolmaewy
    January 21, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    😂😂😂😂😂😭😭😭😭😭 can’t speak, just copy and paste.

  33. 66 japa21
    January 21, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Well, that was quite a moment. Bittersweet because this is the last time we will see him taking the oath and speaking so inspiringly to the American people. Yes he will speak again, but there is something special about an inaugural address. I could use one phrase to describe the speech it is “Velvet glove holding a sledge hammer.” He made it very clear what is priorities are and what he will not do. He will not sacrifice the elderly, the sick, the disadvantaged. He will continue to work for the future of all Americans, even those who may despise him.

    I very deliberately avoided having any expectations for this speech. Well, I can say now that no matter high those expectations may have been, he exceeded them.

  34. 74 dotster3
    January 21, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Loved every moment of the ceremony. Everyone rose to the occasion, especially President Obama with that powerful, historic speech.

    • 75 auntsis522
      January 21, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      I agree. The event was simply flawless. That speech, that speech. The poem, the songs, the prayers. I may need to take a nap…this has been quite overwhelming day.

      • 76 idon
        January 21, 2013 at 1:14 pm

        I too loved every minute but the SPEECH, We the People was amazing. I love the way PBO weaves history into his speeches. Recall his A More Perfect Union speech. I used to watch that one over and over again. PBO is just amazing.

  35. January 21, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    WASN’T THAT AWESOME!!

  36. 78 LunarSea
    January 21, 2013 at 12:52 pm

  37. 79 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Of Richard Blanco, today’s Poet Laureate, C-SPAN is reporting, he is the youngest to recite a poem at the Presidential Inauguration.
    He’s also the First Immigrant, First Hispanic, and First Gay Poet to do so.

  38. 82 GGail
    January 21, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    OMG!!!!! I just received an email from our new President!

    “I just renewed my oath of office to serve as your president for four more years.

    Thank you for making this possible. It’s an honor to be your president.

    Now it’s time to finish what we started — let’s get going.

    Barack”

  39. 88 ranman11
    January 21, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    I thought President Obama delivered a speech that really represents the true content of his character. An all around great inauguration cermony.

  40. 90 hopefruit2
    January 21, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    So far most of the CSPAN callers seem to be very inspired by this Inauguration.

    • 91 Obama Grandmama
      January 21, 2013 at 1:22 pm

      When C-Span announced the were having callers I quit watching live tv since I did not want to hear the GOP talking points. Now I am watching my TiVo version with MSNBC.

  41. January 21, 2013 at 12:54 pm

  42. 96 CEB
    January 21, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    So proud of my president; so full. Still processing everything. So touching when he paused and looked out and said he wanted to see it one more time that it was the last time that he would see this (the crowd on the mall).

    Kelly and Beyonce killed it.

  43. 97 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 12:54 pm

  44. 98 sonjiaduncan
    January 21, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Perfect day for Our wonderful President and his motivational speech.

  45. 99 Pamela
    January 21, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Back now, hot chai tea, still on mute, still weeping in my joy!

  46. 101 LunarSea
    January 21, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    A caller on CSPAN just called out fauxspews. Said that for all the talk of coming together and bipartisanship fox has been spending all their time tearing apart everything PBO’s said and everything that is happening. Says their goes bipartisanship. It was great!

    • 102 0388jojothecat
      January 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm

      Then the repug idiot talking about Hilary’s glasses and benghazi nonesense.

      • 103 LunarSea
        January 21, 2013 at 1:12 pm

        poor things must be feeling so irrelevant after 4 solid years of trying to prevent this day from happening. I would pause for them for a moment except I really just don’t give a damn anymore. They used up all my caring. LOL

  47. 104 0388jojothecat
    January 21, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Saw President Jimmy Carter talking to Mr. waterloo.

  48. 105 hopefruit2
    January 21, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Jimmy Carter looks great for 88!

  49. 106 mtmarilyn
    January 21, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    I am listening to cspan and a person just said he should have said something about bipartisanhip. This President has been more bipartisan and than anyone. Its the repubs that wont give.

  50. January 21, 2013 at 12:57 pm

  51. 110 sherijr
    January 21, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    a perfect day. all of it. every word. every moment. Looking forward to these next exciting 4 years.

  52. 115 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Watching John Legend waiting to introduce his girlfriend/fiance’ (?) Chrissy to Hillary Clinton. So cute!

    • 116 jacquelineoboomer
      January 21, 2013 at 1:05 pm

      To put that in a little context, right before C-Span showed John Legend at the Inaugural Luncheon, they showed Newt and his wife getting into the back of a limo, leaving the building. #ICannotStopLaughing

      • 117 Pamela
        January 21, 2013 at 1:08 pm

        Newt has no business being in that building anyway, IMHO. May he never return.

      • 118 LunarSea
        January 21, 2013 at 1:15 pm

        hahaha so glad he left. don’t want him poisoning the well of good will going on in our nation today.

        He’s probably heading to another inauguration conspiracy meeting and has to pick up his hood on the way.

      • 121 Obama Grandmama
        January 21, 2013 at 1:30 pm

        Am watching my TiVo rerun and Rachel just told her story of being in a DC hotel with Susan and suddenly John Legend ran in and took over for the piano player to play a song for his girlfriend. Susan apparently thought Rachel had arranged it.

  53. 122 jacquelineoboomer
    January 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Ha! Inaugural poet Richard Blanco had 3,648 followers on Twitter a couple of minutes ago. Let’s see how that climbs!

    @rblancopoet

  54. 123 TheWorld4Obama
    January 21, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Hi All TODers!! Happy PBO 2nd Inauguration Day to you all, my friends!!

  55. January 21, 2013 at 1:01 pm

  56. 128 Pamela
    January 21, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    What time is the parade?

  57. 129 RosesForObama
    January 21, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Waugh Chipsticks! it is very hard to keep up with You to day – thank You for a great day, if it has not been for You, I would have been in a “news desert”

  58. 130 andogriff
    January 21, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Ms Chips, this has been an EPIC day for you as well as PBO…. so many threads, so many live feeds, photos and links… THANK YOU again!!

  59. 131 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Recipes for the dishes being served at today’s Inaugural Luncheon! Yum!!

    http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/search/label/2013%20Inaugural%20luncheon%20recipes

    Bison Tenderloin with Wild Huckleberry Reduction
    Steamed Lobster with New England Clam Chowder Sauce and Sauteed Spinach
    Hudson Valley Apple Pie with Sour Cream Ice Cream, Maple Carmel Sauce

  60. January 21, 2013 at 1:10 pm

  61. 137 auntsis522
    January 21, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Michelle changed —- I think. Anyways, I like that silvery dress.

  62. 140 dotster3
    January 21, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    They’re announcing arrivals at luncheon on NBC—prematurely announced the Bidens, they’re there now—-there’s the POTUS and First Lady, sans coat, now with cardigan.

    • 142 Lynn
      January 21, 2013 at 1:19 pm

      Thank you for everything you do, sweet lady. If there’s a typo, it’s because of the tears I can’t see through !!

  63. 143 vitaminlover
    January 21, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Come on in and dine First Couple!

  64. 144 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    More here including a video about the history of Lenox involvement in Inaugural Gifts

    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/lenox-selected-to-produce-the-official-inaugural-gifts-for-the-president-and-vice-president-on-inauguration-day-187385501.html

  65. 145 Pamela
    January 21, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Ooh ooh, the SilverFox…. Looking fine also…:oops:

  66. 146 dotster3
    January 21, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Oh no, poor Michelle. She has to sit by Rusty!

    • 147 0388jojothecat
      January 21, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      I hope his tears don’t get bronzer stains on the first lady’s dress.

      • 148 dotster3
        January 21, 2013 at 1:29 pm

        I think the only thing that could make him cry at lunch is if his wine glass didn’t get refilled fast enough. But you never know—-if he begins to think about his own life story again, from sweeping floors in the bar to schlepping around on the hill, he may be so overcome by himself, he may begin to boo hoo mid lunchy. Hope Michelle has a napkin handy to shield herself.

  67. 149 auntsis522
    January 21, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Senator Schumer has done a great job as chair/mc.

    • 150 LunarSea
      January 21, 2013 at 1:20 pm

      Frankly I’m getting pissed that he’s talked about everything under the sun but the fact that we had a great candidate with a loyal following, that won a hard fought battle, with little support from that body, that made it possible for him to be up there today basking in the glory of a celebrating nation. Like Christie speaking during rethug convention

      But that’s just my take.

    • 151 nospin
      January 21, 2013 at 2:41 pm

      yes, Senator Schumer has done a very good job as chair/mc.

  68. 152 hopefruit2
    January 21, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Can the cameras let the people eat their lunch in peace :)

    • 154 dotster3
      January 21, 2013 at 1:17 pm

      They will after Schumer finishes speaking.

      • 155 dotster3
        January 21, 2013 at 1:21 pm

        goofy comment placement—trying to reassure hf that cameras will let them eat and drink! in peace—-soon.

    • 156 Dudette
      January 21, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      I’m watching on C-SPAN.

      Enjoyed Chucks speech.
      Nice shout-out to Hillary for loaning the Ferdinand Richardt painting of Niagra Falls from the State Department as a backdrop for the luncheon.

  69. January 21, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    looking at Orange Julius watch the waiter pour the wine at the luncheon…LOL

  70. 158 lisalovesobama
    January 21, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Blah! Mrs. Boner is sitting by her husband.

  71. 159 CEB
    January 21, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Auma, Craig and his wife are sitting at the table with Nancy Smash and her husband. PBO had a kiss for his big sis when he came in.

  72. 161 vitaminlover
    January 21, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Nooooooo! Bonehead does NOT need tobe sitting by First Lady Obama!

  73. January 21, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Rosa Parks is getting a statue in the hall later on this year

  74. 166 0388jojothecat
    January 21, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Clapping for MLK and Congressman John Lewis.

  75. 167 TheWorld4Obama
    January 21, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Did you guys see the black lady with the braids that PBO kissed right before he finally got to seat down? She is Auma Obama, his sister. Isn’t that awesome!! She must be so proud of her younger brother!!

  76. 170 cookemom
    January 21, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    I gave up trying to keep up with quick finger Chips. So now that I’ve arrived at what I think is the most current thread, I must say, ‘how bout our 1st and 2nd families? Might I also add that Sen Schumer is doing an outstanding job as event organizer. His luncheon speech is so very inclusive and on point.

  77. 172 jacquelineoboomer
    January 21, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Okay, not to be presumptuous, but as the mother of a son, I’m thinking President Obama’s mother would want him to be reminded of this, today:

    If

    If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too:
    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
    Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

    If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
    If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same:.
    If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools;

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
    And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
    And never breathe a word about your loss:
    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
    And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
    If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much:
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

    Rudyard Kipling
    P.S. And you’ll be a President, our son!

  78. 175 Bill
    January 21, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Today is the first time I have had warm feelings toward Senator Schumer

  79. 176 Pamela
    January 21, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I think FLOTUS is absolutely stunning. Stunning. Stunning!

  80. 177 GGail
    January 21, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I got up early this morning so it’s time for me to have my 2nd breakfast (snack) while they are having lunch :D

  81. 178 0388jojothecat
    January 21, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    What a beautiful yet true poem and one to live by. You have imparted exceptional wisdom to your son. I can only imagine President Obama’s mother, grandmother, and grandfather along with Mr. Robinson, looking down on their children with much pride. I know they feel their support and pride each and every day.

    • 179 jacquelineoboomer
      January 21, 2013 at 1:49 pm

      I had Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If” framed and on the wall in my then-young son’s bedroom. He’s 43 now – I’ll have to ask him if he remembers it! (He does write a little poetry, himself, so maybe … )

  82. 181 PhillyinJA
    January 21, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Hello can someone give me the link to CNN pleaseeeeeee

  83. 184 cookemom
    January 21, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Today is not a day of politics and I’m so happy that everyone seems to have set their differences aside for this momentous occasion. They are rubbing elbows and breaking bread together. They had coffee together this morning at PBO’s invite. The wives worked together on the inaugural committees. What a great start to what will be a wonderfully fulfilling second term. The change has already started, the voices of the naysayers will be minimized to a whisper. We must take PBO’s lead and move FORWARD with his 2nd term agenda. It will not matter what the talking heads say, PBO said we are going to get it done, with or without the folks who are determined to try and slow us down.

  84. 185 CEB
    January 21, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Everything was so lovely and so rich in history. We must understand who we were and are to be able to move forward to make ourselves and our country anew as we strive to make our union more perfect. I am even more proud to be an American.

  85. 186 Dudette
    January 21, 2013 at 1:27 pm

  86. 187 hopefruit2
    January 21, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    I’m thinking that Michael Steele voted for PBO.

  87. 189 auntsis522
    January 21, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    The parade is supposed to start @ 2:30PM.

  88. 190 dotster3
    January 21, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Just saw a clip of when PBO paused as he was leaving the ceremony, to take one last look at the inaugural crowd for one last time, Pete Souza rushed in to take Obama’s last view, to record it for all of history.

  89. 193 GGail
    January 21, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I love how the crowd broke out into the “OBAMA” chant !

  90. January 21, 2013 at 1:33 pm

  91. January 21, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    I adore Deval Patrick.

  92. 199 desertflower
    January 21, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    UT, if you’re still here, I responded to you about amk @26…..Chips has been on fire today with this inauguration coverage (Thanks, Chips!!) so I’m just guessing on the correct thread. It won’t be too hard to find. It’s toward the end

  93. January 21, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Okay, MAJOR NON-OBAMA NEWS: U2 is working on TWO albums with producer Danger Mouse!! Squee!! One should be released in September, with the other one shortly thereafter.

  94. 202 0388jojothecat
    January 21, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    OT: I heard Beyonce is getting back with Destinys Child. Has anyone else heard that?

  95. 203 sonjiaduncan
    January 21, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    “Let’s take one last look. We’re not going to see this again.” Always in the moment. Always!

    So true that is how he lives and you can see it in his eyes when he talk and interact with us.

    Thank you Chips your coverage has been great. Swift but inclusive. Now to try and read all the post while they are eating.


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