Obama Sworn In For Second Term (With Video)

January 21, 2013

President Barack Obama was formally sworn in for a second four-year term, and Vice President Joe Biden also took the oath of office Sunday before Monday’s public inauguration ceremony, to be witnessed by hundreds of thousands of people on the National Mall.

Obama took the oath just before noon in a ceremony lasting about half a minute in the oval-shaped White House Blue Room, with views of the executive mansion’s South Lawn sweeping down to the Washington Monument.

With First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha, and a small group of reporters looking on, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath (video below).

Obama shook Roberts hand, kissed his wife and children, and said to his family, “I did it.”

This was the seventh time in U.S. history a president has taken the oath on Sunday, before a public ceremony the following day.  The U.S. Constitution requires a president’s term to begin on January 20.

Obama used a Bible that belonged to his wife’s grandmother, LaVaughn Delores Robinson.


32 Responses to “Obama Sworn In For Second Term (With Video)”

  1. bob hudson on January 24th, 2013 3:32 am

    So ,in the name of child safety , how many federally approved abortions did they approve to day.????? 1/22/2013 ???? Let you know tomorrow.

  2. bob hudson on January 24th, 2013 3:22 am

    Henry Coe.. Really? Obama, and liberals, do not care about people, it is all about power .Obamacare is a tax,and taxes just went up for ever one.well ya’ll fell for that one. So what is going to happen when we run out of money, Henry,? I find your rants and raves, most amusing, Why do you have a problem with people who are more successful than you.? They owe you nothing. They made it , they should keep it. You want more money, go earn it. Quit whining, What you posted, is so out of touch with the real world, I am still laughing. Do you get your news from (media matters)?? I read their web site and you sound just like them(what a joke)..But in reality, in the panhandle of Florida, my state, my history, we really do not care what liberals think, You can adjust to our (southern style, God bless the south,) or move , your choice.

  3. Henry Coe on January 23rd, 2013 7:56 pm

    Typical. Conservatives spend their time making up their own definitions of Liberalism as they decide how they want to define Liberals. There is no “Liberal Agenda”. That idea is an over blown conservative media hype tool or talking point that is used as a mean for emotionally manipulating Conservatives with a concept that every problem or issue is bigger than that problem or issue. So Conservative can’t debate any topic or issue, because for them the problem is about a fictitious “Liberal Agenda”. Conservatives/Corporatist do this while not working on anything productive, only making hate, fear and smear noise too look busy and concerned while Lobbyist continue to grease the money wheel to stop the environment from being protected to keep drugs from having proof they are safe and work or to mix in their special pork with anything that has to be passed.
    If I had to guess what a Conservative Agenda would be, as it has been, is to send tax dollars to the private sector for someone’s profit for something the government use to do at cost. To deregulate everything while cutting taxes for the rich so the rich can keep getting richer. The pollute the Constitutionality of the Constitution by passing laws that intrude on Liberty and choice for all Americans and they want that for their version of morality, forcing certain behaviors or not allowing others choices that don’t conform to what they “claim’ to support. But, that is also in part how they keep the hate, fear and smear machine alive in order to emotionally manipulate the gullible into being angry over “the Liberal Agenda” so they will vote for Republicans while remaining uninformed on everything related to Legislation. Much of this started in the Late 80’s with the Moral Majority and in the 1990’s conservative media picked up the ball and ran with it because the “Fairness Doctrine” rule with the FCC had been done away with. It was deregulated so certain media could get away with lying to conservatives.

  4. bob hudson on January 22nd, 2013 10:47 pm

    Here’s and Idea, post lives saved by law abiding gun owners ,and compare it to abortions performed by planned parent hood.. in a 24 hour period.

  5. bob hudson on January 22nd, 2013 10:15 pm

    On the subject of the Bible, the democratic party boo the use of God in their platform this year , Do you really think they believe in God.?? Action speaks louder than words.

  6. bob hudson on January 22nd, 2013 10:09 pm

    Well, Bob, much to the loss of the liberal agenda, no one was killed, I sure they where hoping for the worst, By the way , how many abortions have been preformed since he has taken the oath? Come on Bob, guns don’t kill children, liberals do. One insane man shoots 26 people, using a gun, liberals on the other hand kill thousands of babies with our tax dollars. And let doctors do it for them. And they support it. Bob, do you support it? Just Asking.I am pretty much ( thats southren ) Bob, fed up with liberals who talk out of both sides of their mouth.. Hey Bob, why don’t you list your full on this blog?? I list mine. Got and opinion? why not back it up with your name??????????????

  7. Bob on January 22nd, 2013 1:17 pm

    One day after Obama is sworn in another shooting at a college in Texas. You better run out and get your guns. I hope Obama succeeds in actions against gun laws.

  8. Sandra Lambeth on January 22nd, 2013 11:53 am

    Everyone wants to talk about Obama and bring up the Bible but read it and find out that his presidency is ordained by God because his word will be fulfilled through him because we are in the book of Revelation and everything will and shall come to pass. Romney didn’t win because it doesn’t line up with the word. God is tired of all this sin that this country is doing and everyone is pointing fingers. We have taken God out of everything and do mean everything. It is time for all that are sinners and don ‘t believe in the Lord Jesus Christ to suffer for their sins. He will show himself powerful and mankind wants to blame each other and no one is to blame, whatever God is going to do, he is going to do with or without our approval. Other countries have suffered because of disobedience and rebellion and we will too we are no better than them. Make sure you get your life together and don’t be a judge and if Obama is not living right he needs to get it together too.

  9. bob hudson on January 21st, 2013 5:43 pm

    Well he’s in, but hopefully the other 47% of us who did not vote for him can keep him contained so he will not do to much more damage. Its a liberal stance, and a liberal agenda. If you like a liberals agenda’s , then it was a good speech.

  10. David Huie Green on January 21st, 2013 3:48 pm

    “John F. Kennedy was the greatest president in history.”

    Based on what? He was killed while serving his country, but so were several other presidents.

    He backed down before Fidel Castro, unlike FDR who stood up to Hirohito and Hitler and Mussolini from a wheel chair.

    He nearly got us in a nuclear war with the USSR over short range missiles in Cuba which could only nuke Key West. RWR came close with his “bombing in five minutes” quip but nobody had time to launch missiles ere the time was up and he shook up the Russian people enough to overthrow their dictatorship not long after.

    He sent advisors into Vietnam which set the stage for his hand-picked successor to start the Vietnam War and the death of tens of thousands of Americans based on a lie.

    How does he beat out George Washington who defeated the British and presided over the Constitutional Convention and started our new federal government along its path or Lincoln who forced the South to remain in the Union.

    I’m sure he meant well and he gave his all, but I just wonder how he became the best in your mind. And you could be right, I just wonder how you figure it.

    David wondering

  11. LEO GUY on January 21st, 2013 3:34 pm


    You are entitled to your judgement of people who don’t have a slobbering love affair with Barry as “hater’s”. It is your right, but you are mistaken that we are lonely. There are millions and millions of us. You better get down on your knees and prey that we don’t give up. Who else, may I ask, is gonna go to work and pay all those taxes so that the 47% can still do whatever it is they do? Just saying :-/

  12. LEO GUY on January 21st, 2013 2:01 pm

    “John F. Kennedy was the greatest president in history.”
    Right behind Jimmy Carter and Barry Obama. So that makes JFK number 3.
    Exercising my 1st Amendment rights!
    P.S. While I stil got’em!

  13. LEO GUY on January 21st, 2013 1:24 pm

    I beg to differ with your comment about no one wins with the “such hatred and disrespect shown to the President”. As long as we still have such freedom, we still have a chance in this country. It’s called the 1st Amendment. I’m not saying two wrongs make a right, but I don’t remember you or any of your fellow liberals crying about all the same kind of comments about Mitt coming from your side. I’m 56 years old and I never saw the likes of such evil comments and contempt heeped on Bush 43.
    So, once again you liberals can cry me river. :-/

  14. LEO GUY on January 21st, 2013 11:28 am

    Maybe for the 2nd time in her life, Queen Michelle is proud of her country. :-/

  15. kathy on January 21st, 2013 10:40 am

    No one wins when there is such hatred and disrespect shown to the President of the United States of America. The disrespect is disgusting, the smallness with which people betray themselves evil. You teach your children hatred and not Gods love when you speak the way people have and will continue on this site.

  16. James Broel on January 21st, 2013 10:20 am

    The coverage this morning on WUWF was very nice this morning. Congratulations President Obama on your second term!! I’m proud of you leading our country again!!

  17. Bob on January 21st, 2013 10:08 am

    Most of you that have all that hate in you must be very lonely people.

  18. bob hudson on January 21st, 2013 10:02 am

    kathy, true Christians do no support the killing of unborn children, or same sex marriage. At least not in my Bible. He is serving two masters, and that can not be done. His save the children speech is worthless while he hides behind the bodies of all those aborted babies , he believes are better off dead. What a hypocite. He could defund planned parent hood if he wish, or try, but no lets give them more money.

  19. Marie on January 21st, 2013 9:56 am

    John F. Kennedy was the greatest president in history.

  20. Lifendason on January 21st, 2013 9:54 am

    There are a lot of negative things been said here and I understand, but I think I will post a positive note.

    Lord Jesus, save this man’s soul before it’s everlasting too late.

  21. David Huie Green on January 21st, 2013 9:47 am

    I hope he does well.

    David in the same boat

  22. LEO GUY on January 21st, 2013 9:37 am


    Where do you get off with all that venom? It was “the so called Christians” you’re hating on that put Barry in there. There is no way who could have won without them. Are you really that unaware of the score? You’re winning remember?

  23. LEO GUY on January 21st, 2013 9:27 am

    Well we do still have the 22nd Amendment, so far.

    P.S. The 22nd Amendment is part of that thing we call “The Constitution”.
    I stopped being amazed of the number of “citizens” who haven’t a clue about it a long time ago. :-/

  24. bob hudson on January 21st, 2013 8:58 am

    The man is a left wing socialist hell bent on turning this country in to a broken version of Europe . his undoing will be the continued war on the constitusion of the United States

  25. kathy on January 21st, 2013 8:26 am

    So this is the buckle of the Bible belt, true Christians, judging a man they do not know. Questioning his character, his Christianity with statements like “it would help if he actually opened the Bible. You know not his soul or his heart but yet you judge him with hatred, disregard and animosity. So this is Christianity in the South. I will watch every last minute of this day and I will do it with great pride and respect. I am white, I am older and I am proud of our President, proud of the work he has completed and proud of the work he will undertake and accomplish. This is a proud day for America and for the so called Christians that inhabit America. Great job Mr. President, best wishes in the future. I hope you never have to see this hatred.

  26. Terry on January 21st, 2013 7:58 am

    puke, puke and puke!!!

  27. Abe on January 21st, 2013 7:22 am

    This President has done more good for this country than any president in recent history. I believe that if he turned water into wine that some people, the minority as we found out in November, would say that he was contributing to alcoholism.

    He has eliminated OBL, lowered deficit spending while at the same time preventing the USA from going into another Great Depression. He’s taught us that drone warfare is the most efficient way to eliminate Al Qaeda. He wound down two wars that should have never been fought the way they were or as long as they were. He’s a very intelligent man and that’s refreshing for a change.

    He’s not perfect but he’s been doing a fine job.

  28. Sam on January 21st, 2013 6:24 am

    To me his “I did it” statement about sums it up.

  29. Audrey on January 21st, 2013 6:06 am

    IT would really help if he actually opened a Bible.

  30. Friction against the machine on January 21st, 2013 5:58 am

    Thank God they can’t make us watch this obamanation…at least not yet. Think I will be a dirty capitalist and go to work today.

  31. 429SCJ on January 21st, 2013 4:52 am

    I did not bother to watch.

  32. tomtom44 on January 21st, 2013 12:42 am

    some of us was wondering if he was going to use a bible

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