Welcome Back, Mr. President: 9 Reasons To Celebrate The President’s Second Inauguration
At the beginning of a brand new year, we have much to celebrate and anticipate, from New Year’s resolutions to gearing up for another year of great change in your professional and personal life. This January, we have one additional reason to celebrate: on Monday, January 21st, President Barack Obama will be sworn into his second term as the President of the United States in the nation’s capital.
Although you might not need any other reason to celebrate this historical event, MN Biz will sum up a few political, personal, and even entertaining reasons to continue the celebration of President Obama’s second inauguration into the next four years!
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History Repeating Itself For The First African-American U.S. President
If there is no other blatant reason, the second inauguration is also the first second term for the first African-American President of the United States. The Presidential debate against Republican candidate Mitt Romney gave us a little taste of what the presidency would be for the next four years absent of Barack Obama, and as many voters did in 2008, Americans made it a point to get out and vote in 2012 to bring the President back to the White House for his second and final term.
A Celebration of President Obama’s First Term in Office
The best part about President Obama’s second inauguration celebration is the chance to recognize the historical president’s accomplishments from his first term in office, including his leadership on the capture of Osama Bin Laden in May of 2011, one of the world’s most wanted criminals.
His final term in office
As we celebrate his first term in office and his accomplishments, we will also undoubtedly be celebrating his second and last term as President of the United States, a historical mark for the country.
A Second Chance For President Obama’s Policies To Take Effect
Many Americans are familiar with the empty promises of politicians, promising a change in politics, structure, and policy. Giving President Obama a second term is giving him four more years to implement his policies successfully, including his progressive urban policy that encourages economic growth for major metropolitan cities (right down to small businesses) and his consistent views on creating clean energy for all. The biggest policy of all implemented by President Obama will be that of the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” which will take effect in 2014.
Mitt Romney’s Defeat
The best part about the President’s second inauguration on January 21st? We will not be celebrating Mitt Romney’s turn in office. From his dubious campaign statements, to his comments about the “47 percent,” and his weird presidential debate responses (i.e. “binders full of women”), this inaugural celebration brings a sigh of relief for many Obama voters.
The President will be sworn in using Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Lincoln’s bibles
Besides the political implications of the inauguration, the historical implications are also in play. President Obama is expected to be sworn into office using the bibles of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Lincoln. The President will also be facing MLK’s memorial while taking his oath as President for his second term.
Michelle Obama’s Second Inaugural Fashion Statement
As women, we don’t need many reasons to tune-in to the second inauguration after mentioning First Lady Michelle Obama. As we all tear up watching the President being sworn in to office for his second and last term, all eyes will also catch a glimpse of the First Lady’s superb sense of style, which will surely be on display just as it was in 2008. Who will she wear this January for her husband’s second inauguration??
Beyonce will be singing the National Anthem
Beyonce will perform the National Anthem at the presidential inauguration, along with a set of performers scheduled to attend, including Usher, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry and more. What a great way to include pop culture into the politics of things on January 21st!
Four More Years of Vice President Joe Biden
With 20-plus years in Congress, the Veep, Joe Biden, is often underestimated. But he showed his knowledge and experience when he absolutely slayed Rep. Paul Ryan (WI) during the vice presidential debate. He continued his policy work by spearheading the effort to create a gun control plan, which is already in President Obama’s hands and should be revealed later this week, according to The New York Times.
And besides all that, his off-the-cuff antics keep us in stitches.