Skip to comments.Barack Obama's Oath of Office
Posted on 01/20/2009 10:29:04 AM PST by antonia
Barack trips on the words of his Oath.
Obama took the oaf of office.
He doesn’t intend to follow the Constitution anyway, so why bother getting the oath right. Though its Roberts that miffed it.
Is there a transcript available?
Er, to be fair here, it was the Chief Justice that flubbed it, which threw Obambi off.
I don’t want to be in the business of sticking up for the new cretin-in-chief here, but I’d prefer to keep criticism of him grounded in reality.
This is just silly, and inaccurate.
Come on, let this one go. It makes us look like idiots. Roberts flubbed it. It looks to me like he skipped the word faithfully, realized he had done so, then added the word back in at the end of the sentence. Obama hesitated—with reason—do I recite the Chief Justice’s rewording or do I stick with what I memorized, the formal wording. Roberts realized why Obama was hesitating and jumped in with the correct wording.
Roberts made the mistake. If anything, Obama was overprepared and knew what the proper wording was.
Jumping on Obama for this makes us look like fools. Choose your battles prudently.
What do you expect? there probably wasn’t a telepromter right in front of him.....obama IS Ron Burgundy..a no talent script reader.
Barack didn’t trip.He waited on Roberts to correct his mistake,before continuing.
Yes. Must agree. Justice Roberts flubbed and Obama was thrown off. Let’s call it as it was and not be small. THere is enough accurate points politically to disagree with when it comes to Obama. We do not need to blame him for something that is not his error. We are larger then the Democrats I would think.
"Just after noon, Obama stepped forward on the West Front of the Capitol to lay his left hand on the same Bible that President Abraham Lincoln used at his first inauguration in 1861. The 35-word oath of office, administered by Chief Justice John Roberts, has been uttered by every president since George Washington. Obama was one of 22 Democratic senators to vote against Roberts' confirmation to the Supreme Court in 2005."
Was it Roberts who initiated the stumbling?
Obama started speaking over Roberts at the beginning if you watch the video. Threw the whole thing out of whack.
To be accurate, it sounds as though Obama jumped in to repeat the line as Roberts was initially reading the oath. Had Obama just waited, CJ Roberts wouldn't have had to repeat himself.
Roberts, who was thrown by having to repeat part of the oath, did fumble the words.
Patience is sometimes a virtue, even when you're President.
Exactly. Obama was gracious in not correcting Roberts and Roberts was gracious in accepting blame. Watching the luncheon just now, when Obama walked up to Roberts you can see Roberts mouthing “It was my fault...”
Roberts messed up the wording, Obama hesitated, Roberts haltingly corrected himself, Obama repeated... not a big deal.
Hussein was intimidated by a real man, a real leader
LOL, the affirmative action President for sure!
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Barack Obama Tuesday recited the oath of office to become the 44th president of the United States, administered by Chief Justice John Roberts:
ROBERTS: Are you prepared to take the oath, Senator?
OBAMA: I am.
ROBERTS: I, Barack Hussein Obama...
OBAMA: I, Barack...
ROBERTS: ... do solemnly swear...
OBAMA: I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear...
ROBERTS: ... that I will execute the office of president to the United States faithfully...
OBAMA: ... that I will execute...
ROBERTS: ... faithfully the office of president of the United States...
OBAMA: ... the office of president of the United States faithfully...
ROBERTS: ... and will to the best of my ability...
OBAMA: ... and will to the best of my ability...
ROBERTS: ... preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
OBAMA: ... preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
ROBERTS: So help you God?
OBAMA: So help me God.
ROBERTS: Congratulations, Mr. President.
You’re kidding right? Roberts definitely said faithfully the first time around.