Bungled Oath Do-Over: Day 3: Jan 22, 2009

No Bible

Obama Re-Sworn: No Bible

Fox News’ Chris Wallace wonders “….whether or not Barack Obama in fact is the President of the United States , they had a garbled oath, it’s just conceivable that this will go to the courts…”

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Acting out of what White House counsel Greg Craig called “an abundance of caution“, Chief Justice John G. Roberts administered Obama’a oath of office a second time Wednesday. This do over may be unprecedented and must be an embarrassment for the Chief Justice. The second swearing-in took place in the White House Map Room according to Washington Post. (via Drudge) No Lincoln Bible this time around:

“….After flubbing his one role on Inauguration Day — administering the oath of office to Obama — Roberts traveled to the White House to re-administer the oath…..After a flawless recitation that included no Bible and took 25 seconds, Roberts smiled and said, ‘Congratulations, again.'”

Such abundance of caution may be prompted by the Obama administration’s wariness concerning the dozens of law suits still pending regarding his eligibility to be President. There are litigants in waiting pledged to challenge Obama’s every action taken as President because of his constitutional ineligibility, i.e. his usurpation. Fox News reported on the re swearing-in:

President Obama took the oath of office for a second time Wednesday, FOX News confirms, after Chief Justice John Roberts and the new president stumbled slightly over the language on Inauguration Day.

Some constitutional scholars had suggested that Obama re-take the oath just to be on the safe side. Obama did not substantively change any language on Tuesday, but after Roberts flubbed some of the wording the new president used language different from that prescribed in the Constitution.

Blog Wizbang was out front on this story:

….They were concerned about even a sliver’s chance that someone could bring a lawsuit and try to argue that he did not meet the Constitutional requirements to be president because he didn’t say the oath absolutely as it was supposed to be said…..

Ed Morrissey at Hot Air comments:

Apparently Barack Obama must read the blogs, or listen to constitutional lawyers on television. The new President took some free advice and re-took the oath of office today, just to be on the safe side….The prospect of President Joe Biden must have caused Obama a sleepless night in his new residence. And as it turns out, Obama wasn’t the first president to flub the oath on Inauguration Day. Calvin Coolidge and Chester Arthur both had do-overs after fumbling the first attempt, the AP notes. I’m pretty sure that Obama has to feel some relief at not making history with this.

By the way, Chester Arthur was the original usurper; a long article about his duplicity is here.

Maureen Dowd, NY Times columnist, uses the “U” word in an article about the Hillary Clinton confirmation hearings: h/t Free Republic (emphasis added)

(Hillary Clinton) will easily intimidate the world’s dictators, just as she often intimidated Obama in the primaries. But it remains to be seen whether she can put aside her tendency to see disagreement as disloyalty. Can she work at the State Department with those who deserted her to support the usurper Obama? Can she manage Foggy Bottom better than she managed her foggy campaign?

Obama Sworn In

Obama Sworn In

Also see : Obama’s Bad Omens by Jed Babbin at Human Events

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2 Responses to “Bungled Oath Do-Over: Day 3: Jan 22, 2009”

  1. Ted Says:

    Take the test.

    FIRST QUESTION: Who IS the actual and lawful 44th President of the USA?

    ANSWER: Joe Biden

    Biden was initially the Acting President for at least 5 minutes under either the Constitution’s Article 2 or the Constitution’s 20th Amendment, from 12:00 Noon 1/20/09, having already taken his Oath of Office and before Obama completed his ‘oath’ at approximately 12:05 PM, 1/20/09. Under the 20th Amendment if the President-elect shall have failed to qualify, or alternatively under Article 2 if the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term, being 12:00 Noon 1/20/09, which ability and/or qualification includes that he take the Article 2 oath “before he enter on the execution of his office,” then either the Presidency shall devolve on the Vice President under Article 2 or the Vice President shall act as President under the 20th Amendment. (The importance of the oath in ‘commencing’ an ‘Obama Presidency’ — rather than merely the 1/20/09 Noon time — is confirmed by the re-take of the ‘oath’ by Obama at the White House on 1/21/09 after the first ‘oath’ was NOT administered by Justice Roberts NOR recited by Obama in the words as required under Article 2.)

    This is significant because at such time that the Supreme Court finally rules on the merits on Obama’s disqualification as not being an Article 2 “natural born citizen” (clearly he is NOT), Biden’s automatic status (without needing to take a separate Presidential Oath) of being President would be predicated upon four different bases: First, having been Vice President under Article 2; second, having been Vice President-elect under the 20th Amendment; third, having been actual President in the hiatus before Obama took the ‘oath(s)’; and fourth, retroactively deemed President during the full period of the Obama usurpation so that the acts of the Federal Government under the usurpation can be deemed authorized and/or ratified by Biden’s legitimacy.

    SECOND QUESTION: Who will be the 45th President?

    ANSWER: Hillary Clinton

    One must assume that Bill and Hillary Clinton have been aware of all of the above. Biden’s wife recently “let the cat out of the bag” on the Oprah Show that both Biden and Hillary had considered alternatively Veep or Secretary of State, in either case, setting up Hillary to be President on a vote of the Democratic Congress if need be.

    THIRD QUESTION: Is Obama an unwitting victim of this troika or a knowing participant?

    ANSWER: Yet undetermined.

  2. steadyjohn Says:

    Thanks Ted, as always. Your comments are appreciated; this one is especially on the mark. I will use it in today’s posting.

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