Cobb resident at the inauguration: ‘A long day, but very exciting’
by Lindsay Field
January 22, 2013 12:14 AM | 2377 views | 5 5 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cobb at the inauguration

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — One Cobb County resident who attended President Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony Monday said it was a memorable experience.

“It’s been a long day but a very exciting day,” said Smyrna’s assistant city administrator Tammi Saddler Jones on her way back to Georgia from the Capitol Monday afternoon.

Obama’s inaugural address to kick off his second term in office marked the 57th such address since President George Washington delivered the first in 1789.

Jones said it was her first time hearing the nation’s president deliver an inaugural address.

Her day began around 2:30 a.m. Monday when she, her mother-in-law from Michigan and approximately 10 others left their hotel in Washington to take the subway downtown for the event, which didn’t kick off until 9:30 a.m. with various musical performances.

Obama began his speech around 11 a.m.

“We were actually at the Capitol going through security around 6 a.m.,” Jones said.

Between 6 and 11 a.m., she said they got to know others seated in their section.

“There were people from various cities, states and countries,” she said. “I really enjoyed the diversity of the crowd today.”

In response to the president’s speech, Jones said she thought it was “very inspiring.”

“He talked as ‘we the people’ so it’s not just about him or the Congress, but it takes the whole U.S. to get together to make some very positive changes these next four years,” Jones said. “I thought it was a very, very positive speech.”

At times, she said those in her section broke out into applause after hearing portions of the address.

“It was a wonderful experience, and I look forward to sharing everything I did this weekend with my friends, family and co-workers,” she said.
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Lib in Cobb
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January 22, 2013
Thank you Mr. President and thank you to all those who stood in long lines to cast your vote for, "We the People". The GOP attempted to take your freeom of choice away and you said, "NO".
Middle of the road
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January 22, 2013
Obama said we cannot "treat name-calling as reasoned debate" - YOU WEREN'T LISTENING
Joe P
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January 22, 2013
Yes...Thank you Mr. President and those that voted for him. You've basically guaranteed the destruction of this wonderful country. I hope all of you that voted for him will one day wake up and realize what a drastic mistake you made. Voting him into office the first time was the cool thing to do. Voting him in the second time was just plain and simple stupidity.
The Takers...
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January 22, 2013
who voted Obama in, win for now, but will lose in the future just like the Greeks are now losing with austerity measures. Those who are desperate (45% of our populace) and lean on the 'Makers' only live day-to-day not thinking about the future which is an indication of how broken our country is. What is the incentive to achieve when your compensation is re-distributed to the 'foot-daggers' who are just doing the minimum to get bye. Obama thinks his supporters are highly motivated to move up the income chain. He doesn't even know his own constituency!
Dixiechick59
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January 22, 2013
Obama is the champion choice -depriver. He seizes the livelihood of those willing to work to try to better their lot in life, and by force distributes it to the parasite class whose only measurable activity is voting their way into other people's pockets.

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