I Want to Talk About the Inauguration

Share your thoughts, feelings, reactions, hopes, fears, and experiences to Barack Obama's inauguration as the 44th President of the United States of America 164 People

    Cost of the Innauguration

    A lot of right wing pundits have decried the cost of the innauguration which I think is estimated at USD150M.  The pundits are upset because this is the most expensive innauguration in the history of the US and GWB was criticised by the cost of his innauguration and it was...
    Roaring20s Roaring20s
    41-45, M
    7 Responses Jan 20, 2009

    Thrilling Tears

    I watched and was thrilled.  Riveted and glued to the coverage. Tears came to my eyes during the moving ceremony. I was just so relieved that the past 20 years of a vacuum of leadership are over. I was so relieved to see Bush get on that helicopter and leave.  Good...
    DancesWithDolphins DancesWithDolphins
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 20, 2009

    In the Name of Love

    My alarm clock woke me at 4:56 this morning. I didn't even think last night when I told it to wake up to "Pride (In The Name of Love)," the 1984 hit by U2. But it's interesting: That song was written in memoriam to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who led the...
    rustyguy rustyguy
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 20, 2009

    We Are All Americans United!!!!

    The aerie thrill of the spiritual, The soulful roll of gospel, The lilting, colorful speech of the people, The syncopated energy of ragtime, The sensual agitation of jazz, The graceful moves of the athlete, The strength of a people who survived the largest...
    mysticsovereign mysticsovereign
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Jan 20, 2009


    Well...I guess that the Party is over......I just wish that he would call it a day...And be done with it.
    singer1960 singer1960
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Mar 21, 2009

    I Thought That the Speech Was Pretty Timely

    Everyone says that it was a good speech, no one says why.   So here is my take on why the speech was good. It resonated with me because he told the country basically that yes, things are bad, but no, we aren't going to let that effect how we do business. I like that...
    AnarcistNutter AnarcistNutter
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2009

    Hopes and Prayers

    The rest of the world is certainly with the US in its Inauguration celebrations, hopes and prayers. The election of the nation's first non-white President is so significant. This man is so much more aware of and across the issues that matter to the world.  The recent...
    Groffy Groffy
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Jan 20, 2009

    Mixed Emotions

    I never much cared for McCain or Obama really.  I know it was just propaganda and campaign ads, but I believe it when they say McCain would have been another Bush.  The truth is that he voted the same as Bush on 90-something percent of everything. But Obama wants...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    47 Responses Jan 20, 2009

    MY Reason For Being So Moved Today

    heres a picture .. I know everyone is happy for their children .. but this image is so significant ...   this is my 4 year-old completely engrossed by a book of pictures of Obama. Despite the Dora books behind her, she spotted the book when we walked in walmart and i...
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Jan 20, 2009

    An Amazing Day

    I am so hopeful for our country. This is a day I never thought I would see in my lifetime. I had tears in my eyes through much of the Inauguration Ceremony-- tears of happiness and of pride for the progress we have made. I thought Joseph Lowery's prayer was the perfect ending to...
    datura datura
    56-60, F
    20 Responses Jan 20, 2009

    A Sigh of Relief.

    I was so worried something bad would happen today.  I'm glad that it's done and everything is good.  I loved his speech, I hope he can get the cooperation he needs to make some of that happen.  I particularly like the line "We'll offer you our...
    Beastweaver Beastweaver
    41-45, M
    7 Responses Jan 20, 2009

    A Salute to the New America

    After 45 years of oppressive rule, the United States appears to have, at long last, elected a President who wants to raise America from the ashes and rebuild the country. President Obama deserves our support; please give him your undivided attention. Yes, things will get worse...
    CaptainKangarooCollector CaptainKangarooCollector
    1 Response Jan 20, 2009

    Share Your Thoughts In The Inaugural Living Room, A Sofa Perspective

    I remember when I was a little girl, my grand father use to tell me and my sister stories about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement. I was young and could never even grasp the importance of what he was teaching me at the time. He once told me that you can...
    purplerose1026 purplerose1026
    1 Response Mar 7, 2013

    Staying Neutral, But Hopeful

    Since this last election, I have decided to 'take the Swiss approach' when it comes to American politics: basically, park the car in 'neutral' and watch what unfolds as we go. Of course, this is a big day in American history; it is a time of change but there is still a lot...
    Armine Armine
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Jan 20, 2009

    How To Wear Pink Crystal Bracelet

    Wear pink crystal bracelets can make you more charms´╝îPink crystal pandora bracelets to wear left hand to soften their own temperament,Wearing the right hand can strengthen itself to the outside worl.Pink crystal when the temperature easily fade into white, purification is best...
    seotuiguang seotuiguang
    22-25, M
    Apr 15, 2013

    Inspired By Another Story

    When I picked up my son today, I asked his day care providers if they'd had the kids watch at all, and they nodded and said, "Oh yes, we explained it all. We think they understood!" So on the way to the car, I said "Gabe, did you get to see the new president, on...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 20, 2009

    History Was Made the Day He Became President

    The day after MLK Jr's. birthday, we inaugurate the first black president of the United States. (this is why I strongly believe in KARMA) I am proud to be an American and proud that our country has taken huge steps in the right direction to overcome...
    EaRtHgUrLnO1 EaRtHgUrLnO1
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2009

    What a Waste of Money!!!!!!!

    Thousands of workers losing their jobs every day multiple businesses going under every day,and the taxpayer is expected to pay out the millions of dollars that this bullshit is costing,i have news for all you obama fans guess what he does not give a **** about what you think.He...
    exukinsf exukinsf
    46-50, M
    7 Responses Jan 20, 2009

    Missed Opportunity?

    Missed Opportunity Did we miss an opportunity? President Obama swept into office, on the voices and hopes of this country being tired of the politics that were being done.The people felt President Obama reflected their passion for change and they overwhelming...
    julenedellamor julenedellamor
    31-35, F
    Jan 2, 2011

    Obama: "Tyranny" and "Impoverishment" Are the Only "Changes That You Can Believe In"

    If you really want to know what Obama is all about than you should do a Google search  for the term  ‘Webster Tarpley” or ‘Webster Tarpley, Obama”.    Both Tarpley and Jerome Corsey have thoroughly  investigated this Marxist...
    elfknight elfknight
    36-40, M
    17 Responses Jan 20, 2009

    Hope Restored and Spirit Lifted

    Watching the the Inauguration on TV here in Scotland , I couldn't help but feel proud for America and all its people. President Obamas speech was full of honesty and truth . Put in simple terms with no false rhetoric or spin. He high lighted the problems facing his nation...
    salar1 salar1
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Jan 21, 2009


    I am so absolutely happy and proud of the American people. It was DEFINATELY time for this change...we are not living in the past & it's time for hopefully a wonderful & bright future for all of us...equally!
    chrissy122878 chrissy122878
    1 Response Jan 20, 2009

    I Find It Interesting

    that so much of the inoguration and celebrations focused on Obama as a black man, instead simply as a progessive, open-minded agent of change and new President. Not all white people have oppressed black people. White people collectively are not the "bad guy" and don't...
    RubyTewes RubyTewes
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 21, 2009

    We Shall See

    I live in Illinois and I really cant rember what if anything he did for the state. I really hope he does something now that hes running the country but his track record dosent look good.
    lookin4sumthing lookin4sumthing
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jan 20, 2009

    The New Era Has Begun !

    This great  country belongs to Christians, Muslems, Hindus, and Non believers, as well, who are contributing to the wellbeing of America, not just white, red, yellow ! I am thrilled about the artistic vocabulary, over the language, the events of the past, and the set of...
    hrlvenkatesh hrlvenkatesh
    61-65, M
    Jan 27, 2009

    A Truly African-american President?

    Please no one attack me, I'm not trying to bait people but as a non American, I am trying to get perspective. Is Obama really an African-American? I know her meets the 1997 United States Census Bureau definition. When I hear the phrase African-American, I think of ...
    warwick warwick
    36-40, M
    5 Responses Jan 20, 2009

    Thanks For the Very Cold Welcome

    I wont make this to long  well i will try not  to ..... I came to this site  cause i was looking for people like me people who had loved ones  in the army  or milatary . i was lost  scared  and didnt know as much as i should have i never was on...
    Sara143 Sara143
    41-45, F
    10 Responses Jan 21, 2009


    I dont know. I thought it was pretty impressive right from the start of the campaigns to the laying of his left hand signature. Its lyk this whole event was predefined. Splendid don't u think?
    labrynth labrynth
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2009

    As Reported By My First Grader

    "Mom!  You missed the coolest thing at my school today.  We got to watch Barrack Obama be the president on t.v. !                          ...
    Lilt Lilt
    38 Responses Jan 20, 2009

    A Defining Moment For This Southern Girl

    Tears filled my eyes...Neither male nor female, black,white,native nor asian. Every single person that stood in DC today was an AMERICAN. People embraced and for a brief moment in time, all one nation. It doesn't matter to me who you voted for and what you think of Obama. What...
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jan 20, 2009


    Washington trash trucks hauled away at least 130 tons of garbage after the inauguration of President Obama, with more to go. Mind now....Think about this....That is 260.000 pounds ....Two hundred and sixty thousand pounds...National Park Service workers picked up almost 100...
    hiram253 hiram253
    Jan 1, 2011

    Watching the Inauguration All Day Long Was Awesome!!!!!

     I think the inauguration was so interesting to watch. Obama gave a great speech!! I loved the poet also. I felt bad for Kennedy who had a seizure at the luncheon!! I hope he gets better soon. My mom also had a brain tumor so honestly I don't think it...
    artnews artnews
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jan 20, 2009

    Sharing My Respect

    I think others have said it all here, but I thought the speech was what it needed to be: Somber, hopeful, resilient.  Obama is playing his cards right-- he has 2 million people come to DC in freezing temperature, chanting his name. He has a 70% approval...
    videodemon videodemon
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 21, 2009

    The Morris Girls Was There When History Was Made!! O-b-a-m-a

    After the election, my mom called from Alabama and asked me to book her a flight here because she was going to the inauguration. Like so many of us, we thought that this election was going to be stolen from us. When we heard the great news, we started making ours plans. My...
    bmorris69 bmorris69
    1 Response Jan 29, 2009

    Im Overwhelmed With Joy

    This has been one hell of an experiance with this inauguration!! i am honored just to be living in seeing history in the making and finally change (and not just b/c he's the first black president)! i pray that God help lead obama to make the right decisions for america and oh how...
    memyselfani memyselfani
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 21, 2009

    What Does Today Mean to Me?`

    As i sit here in my college dorm about to prepare for the day I began to ponder what today really ment to me. For me personally today is a day that  will bring about change and hope that a lot of Americans have needed. I know that Obama will not be perfect for he is human...
    Missinghimmore08 Missinghimmore08
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2009

    Watching It Live @ Work

    I can't describe how significant this historical day is, words fail the occasion. It would be significant at any point, but the fact that we're transitioning from such an abysmal 8 years to such a promising administration...it's beyond description. Al Gore and John Kerry are on...
    VendettA12 VendettA12
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 20, 2009

    Obama's Inauguration Speech

    Obama's speech has moved me and I beleived in everything he said. I trust he will make it happen if some people just appreciate what he does and already did.
    lucymark lucymark
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 27, 2010

    I Got Teary Eyed!

    While at work today, we always have CNN playing on Tv... I watched the inaguration, and to just see the looks and love on Obama's family members faces, while he was sworn in, i cried some. It is just so moving to see a man with such sincerity and good-spirit become...
    hopefulgirl1 hopefulgirl1
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2009

    What Does Tomorrow Hold???

    I remember the first time I can truly recall a president taking the oath of office.  Although I remember Jimmy Carter, the first president I can remember taking the oath of office was Ronald Reagan.  At the time, I was unconcerned about such matters as &ldquo...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    19 Responses Jan 20, 2009

    Just Watched the Inauguration

    I just watched in Inauguration of our new President and I can honestly say, I was a bit teary eyed. As the cameras panned the audience, I saw one common thing,  everyone had the same look on their face,,  HOPE!  I believe that's the one common factor we all have...
    justANNIE justANNIE
    46-50, F
    17 Responses Jan 20, 2009

    What Happens When

    I suppose I'm as hopeful as if not more than most that Obama will be able to turn things around in the US. At least I pray that he does. However, politics being what it is, there will be things that happen that will either slow down or perhaps even nix a program that some group...
    printpants printpants
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jan 20, 2009

    Loved the Speech???

      Join the group:  I Loved The Presidents Inaugural Address
    DancesWithDolphins DancesWithDolphins
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 21, 2009


    I for one can now say that I have witnessed an historic event. I was born a few days before Dr. King's historic "I have A Dream" speech that was held on the very same mall that our new President, Mr. Barack Hussein Obama took his oath on. With this historic event that...
    DirtyJoker DirtyJoker
    41-45, M
    Jan 20, 2009


      I never cared before like I care today. I never considered the history or the meaning before like I am considering it today. I never wanted change as much as I do today. I've never felt emotional before like I am today. Today is different; today is historical for more...
    FeelingCrazy FeelingCrazy
    2 Responses Jan 20, 2009
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