PoliticsNation | January 25, 2013
>>> this week, we witnessed history. our first african american president sworn into office for a second term. it was a day to remember.
>> i, barack obama do solemnly swear or affirm that i will faithly execute the office of president of the united states .
>> welcome to washington. it is chilly, but frankly, bearable outside as the country prepares to celebrate the peaceful maintenance of power to transfer some power from the first term administration of president barack obama to the second term. let's listen.
>> this is a moment when millions stop and watch. a moment most of us always will remember. it is a moment that is our most conspicuous and enduring symbol of the american democracy.
>> preserve, protect and defend.
>> preserve, protect and defebd the constitution of the yietsd.
>> so help you god?
>> so help me god.
>> congratulations, mr. president.
>> 150 years after the emancipation proclamation and 50 years after the march on washington , we celebrate the spirit of our ancestors.
>> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment and we will seize it so long as we seize it together. and the rocket's red glare".
>> for me, withe .
>> we, the people, still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity. we, the people, declare today the most evidence of truths. that all of us are created e qualm. is the star that guides us still just as it guided our fore berers through seneca falls and zerks, selma and stonewall.
>> there's the secretary of treasury, tim geithner in some shades.
>> to my vice president who has not only been an extraordinary partner, bud an extraordinary friend.
>> i'll be
>> a man who never, never, never operates out of fear. only operates out of comforts.
>> mr. vice president? mr. vice president? hey, how are you doing? come on. they won't let you? that's it. yeah. all right. yes. yes.
>> i'm done.
>> we gather in the old hall to better hear one oolt and to reknew the appeal.
>> the effort was truly bipartisan. he other. don't like the food,
>> why are you here today?
>> plchblt president? how is it going? is the wealther good?
>> we're really here for the
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>> ladies and gentlemen , my better halve and my dance partner, michelle obama chblt
>> it was a great day, a day when we were all reminded just how much the country was changed. i was personally moved at that poemt and the president falls before the bust. and remember this. it was only 30 years ago senator jesse helms led the fight from being a dabd cat. blank black.
>>> and when i asked president reagan refused to criticize. we'll know in about 35 years, woent we. i don't fault his sincerity with regards to wanting the records opened up.
>> i was a young activist marching then behind mrs. king and others to get that national holiday . i was a season activist and i waped them bring out martin looulter king's bible to swear in the president of the yielgts.
>> yes, we make america exchange. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton , "hardball" starts right now.