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I know people are tired of hearing it, but I for one am so happy to finally see a President that I helped elect take oath - and it's such a historic moment for our country!

I watched it with my girls, explaining why I was so happy. We had a talk about War, and a talk about what our United States are supposed to stand for. Liberty and Justice for All. How important that's supposed to be for our country, and how many - too many - people have seemed to forget those important concepts.

Today, I am so proud to be an American.

I don't think Obama is the Messiah or anything. In fact, after the incompetence of the last administration, I'm well aware that he'll have his hands full.

Still, I feel like President Obama did (squee!) when he finally let his grin loose before stepping up to the podium.

It's a good day for our country. I hope, I really hope, that it ripples through the world.


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Jan. 20th, 2009 05:56 pm (UTC)
I'm incredibly proud to be an American today too. It's an awesome feeling to know that I voted and helped elect him (even though CA was going to go democratic anyway).

Just watching the inauguration and Obama's speech is making me all emotional. I'm such a sap.

(Firefox doesn't think Obama is a word, lol.)
Jan. 20th, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC)
(We'll fix that! :P)

I was pretty emotional as well. I thought it was amazingly beautiful.
Jan. 20th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
It totally was.

I'm not old enough to have experienced the civil rights movement, but knowing that in my mom's lifetime she's seen that and Obama being elected to office is such an overwhelming feeling. It makes me so proud for our country.
Jan. 20th, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy I can't even begin.

After the last 8 horrific years this is SUCH the polar opposite. I FINALLY have some HOPE!


I'm still amazed.

This has not registered yet "Bush is no longer president".

Jan. 20th, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC)
It registered for me, even before Obama was sworn in! :P

I think I would have been happier with anyone who wasn't Bush...until I saw Sarah Palin on the freaking ticket and realized I only knew the tiniest bit of hell. I'm quite proud of the President who was chosen - and proud that they actually swore in the one who was chosen! I don't think Bush legitimately won either time, did he?
Jan. 21st, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
> I think I would have been happier with anyone who wasn't Bush...until I saw Sarah Palin on the freaking ticket and "realized I only knew the tiniest bit of hell. "

You read my mind. She scared the living crap out of me...

I think Bush actually won the second time - which is SO scary. I'm so glad he's out. And relieved that Palin is NOT in office. It's just insanely scary that people VOTED FOR HER AND McCAIN! I mean - shit - Palin could be PRESIDENT!!!!! That would be SO BAD for us as a country...but people don't see it. It scares me.
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