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Obama on his swearing-in as the President of United States of
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Los Angeles, California, Nov. 05, 2008
Gary Singh (Avtar)
Yesterday, I received "Election Night Invitation
From Anaheim Councilman Harry Sidhu" at Tandoor Restaurant,
Anaheim, California and the festivities began at 7:00 pm. Sidhu
Family and JoinHarry Campaign Team enjoyed local and national election
coverage. Harry Sidhu was also re-elected as Anaheim Councilman.
As I watched President-elect Obama give his acceptance
speech in Grant Park in Chicago, I saw people wiping away tears,
and then, I felt my own eyes well up with tears of disbelief, tears
of happiness and gratitude that I had the opportunity to witness
this moment. He said, if anyone doubted that anything was possible
in America, they received their answer tonight. Yes, we can!
I realized that "What would Abraham Lincoln
think?" and we certain that he would approve of what the American
people have achieved by electing a black President. Barack Obama's
election has brought us together not only in US but worldwide.
At an Election Night party hosted by Kala Garner
(left) of San Diego, Valentina Ofurdire (center) jumped to her feet
as Barack Obama walked on stage for his victory speech. ... Photo
PEGGY PEATTIE / Union-Tribune
President-elect Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Jill Biden, and Vice
President-elect Joe Biden celebrate their campaign victory with
the crowd of supporters in Grant Park during Obama's election night
rally in Chicago.Tribune photo by Zbigniew Bzdak / November 4, 2008)
Thus, it is easy for me to imagine the immense jubilation
in the hearts of America’s African-American population. Many
eyes will be shining with joy tomorrow. Many will feel arise in
their breasts a great new sense of pride, accomplishment, and public
dignity. They will feel validated as never before.
Newly elected president, Obama now faces the challenge
of putting together an administration that can work toward fulfilling
his campaign promises to get the nation on the right track.
With 97 percent of precincts reporting nationwide,
Obama had secured nearly 63 million votes, the largest total in
history. He led McCain 52 percent to 46 percent in the popular vote--the
highest percentage of any Democratic presidential nominee in 40
Barack Obama, President-elect, dove immediately into
his transition to the White House this morning, accepting congratulations
from President Bush and the Pope, preparing to commence intelligence
briefings and reportedly asking Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) to be
his chief of staff.
Today, Bush called Obama's election
a victory in the nation's long civil rights struggle. He said:
- All Americans can be proud of the history that was made yesterday.
- They showed a watching world the vitality of America's democracy
and the strides we have made toward a more perfect union.'' Obama's
life story, and his election, are a testament to the fulfillment
of the American story
- Many of our citizens thought they would never live to see that
day, not specifically citing the election of the first African-American
president but alluding to it with his words - "especially
uplifting for a generation that witnessed the struggle for civil
rights with their own eyes.
Pope Benedict XVI sent Obama a personal note Wednesday, The Associated
Press reported, saying he would pray for God's blessings on the
American people and on the new president-elect after his historic
Barack Obama: Biography
Barack Hussein Obama (known as "Barry"
in childhood) was born Aug. 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii to Ann
Dunham of Wichita, Kansas (white woman) and Barack Hussein Obama,
Sr., a black Kenyan father. His parents were students at that time
at the East-West Center of the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
He was only two years old when his parents separated
and divorced when he was four. Obama’s father went to Harvard
to pursue Ph. D. studies and then returned to Kenya. In the Kenyan
town where his father was born, the long-brewed "Senator"
brand of beer has been nicknamed "Obama."
His mother, Ann Dunham grew up in Wichita, Kansas
and her father worked on oil rigs. In World War II, her father joined
Patton’s army and went to Europe. Her mother started work
on a bomber assembly line and after the war they moved to Hawaii
through the Federal Housing Program.
Barack Hussein Obama's mother married Lolo Soetoro,
Indonesian student at an East-West Center and moved to to Jakarta,
Indonesia. Obama’s half-sister Maya Soetoro–Ng was born
there. Obama attended schools in Jakarta, where classes were taught
in the Indonesian language. She returned to Hawaii in 1972 for several
years. In 1977, she went back to Indonesia, where she worked as
an anthropological field worker. She stayed there most of the rest
of her life, returning to Hawaii in 1994. She died of ovarian cancer
At the age of 10, Barack returned to Hawaii to enroll
in the fifth grade at Punahou School in Hawaii under grandparents
supervision. In this school, there were only three black students
among the majority Asian-American students where he got conscious
of racism and realized that what was the meaning of African–American.
From Kenya, his father came to visit him and his family. His father
died in a car accident in 1982. Obama had admitted that he used
alcohol, marijuana and cocaine during his teenage years.
Barack Hussein Obama went to Occidental College in
Los Angeles for two years. In 1983, he graduated a degree in political
science from Columbia University in New York. In 1985, he moved
to Chicago and started working at Business International Corporation.
He also worked as a community organizer with low-income residents
and joined the Trinity United Church of Christ.
In 1988, he went to Harvard Law School, elected the
first African–American editor of the Harvard Law Review and
graduated magna cum laude in 1991.
He joined the firm of Miner, Barnhill & Galland
at Chicago to practice as a civil rights lawyer and started teaching
at the University of Chicago Law School.
In 1988, Ob ama started dating Michelle and married
in October 1992. They have two daughters Malia, 10 and Sasha, 7.
His political career began:
- He worked for both parties in drafting legislation on ethics,
expanded health care services and early childhood education programs
for the poor
- He helped to create a state earned-income tax credit for the
- He worked with law enforcement officials to require the videotaping
of interrogations and confessions in all capital cases and for
inmates on death row who were found innocent.
- In 1992, presidential campaign of Bill Clinton, he joined a
team of democratic party to organize voter registration drives.
- In 1996, he was elected State Senate as a Democrat from Hyde
- In 2000, he ran for the U. S. House of Representatives seat
- In 2002, he spoke against a resolution authorizing the use of
force against Iraq during a rally at Chicago’s Federal Plaza
- I am not opposed to all wars. I'm opposed to dumb wars.
- Saddam poses no imminent and direct threat to the United
States but He's a bad guy
- I know that an invasion of Iraq without a clear rationale
and without strong international support will only fan the
flames of the Middle East, and encourage the worst, rather
than best, impulses of the Arab world, and strengthen the
recruitment arm of al-Qaeda
- In 2004, Obama ran for the U.S. Senate open seat vacated by
Republican Peter Fitzgerald and received 70% of the vote, the
largest electoral victory in Illinois history.
- To support John Kerry at the 2004 Democratic National Convention
in Boston, he delivered the keynote speech:
- We worship an awesome God in the blue states, and we don't
like federal agents poking around our libraries in the red
- We coach Little League in the blue states, and yes, we've
got some gay friends in the red states
- There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq, and there
are patriots who supported the war in Iraq. We are one people,
all of us pledging allegiance to the Stars and Stripes, all
of us defending the United States of America.
He helped create legislation to control conventional
weapons and to promote greater public accountability in the use
of federal funds. He also made official trips to Eastern Europe,
the Middle East, and Africa. He helped to create legislation regarding
lobbying and electoral fraud, climate change, nuclear terrorism,
and care for returned U.S. military personnel.
His first book was published in 1995 after Obama
was elected the first African-American president of the Harvard
Law Review, but before his political career began. The book was
re-released in 2004 following Senator Obama's keynote address at
the 2004 Democratic National Convention (DNC);
In October 2006, his second book was published- The
Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.
In February 2007, Obama announced his candidacy for
the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. He countered that he
would cut taxes for 95 percent of earners while raising it on the
richest Americans, those making more than $250,000 a year.
His grandmother died one day before the election day.