Skip to comments.Fox's Chris Wallace asks: Is Obama even president? (screwed up oath!)
Posted on 01/20/2009 7:46:37 PM PST by RIghtNowAndAlways
"Well, again, we're wondering here whether or not Barack Obama in fact is the president of the United States," Chris Wallace told Fox News viewers, well over an hour after Obama had taken the oath of office today.
Fox News replayed the swearing-in moment when President Obama and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. each bobbled the words to the constitutional oath. "They had a kind of garbled oath," Wallace said.
"It's just conceivable that this will end up going to the courts," Wallace speculated.
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He screwed up the oath? Hahaha! Sorry, this is the first I heard of this! That’s rich!! LOL!! Oh, that made my day!
Is he even a natural born citizen?
Sure thing Wallace. He isn’t expected to prove he is even eligible to hold office but he’ll go to court over a garbled oath.
I have serious doubts.
Is he even a natural born citizen?
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So much for the brilliant Harvard lawyer. Of the 44 who have taken the oath of office. He’s the only one who couldn’t spit out the words. Idiot or fraud? YOU DECIDE!
This won’t make the courts. I still believe there is something to this whole passport thing. If Barry had an indonesian passport he traveled on, it’s a whole new ballgame in terms of renounced citizenship.
Chris must be having a senior moment.
Is he even eligible to be President?
I didn’t see it - probably choked when he is supposed to say something about “defending the Constitution” or the “so help me God” part.
I didn’t watch the inauguration but I did watch Fox later and heard Wallace’s comments about Obama and the screwed up oath.
Chalk it up to things that make you go, “hmmmmmm”.
Shoulda put the oath on a teleprompter.
Events do seem to be conspiring to keep tweaking suspicions.
The Teleprompter President needs his teleprompter.
This is th first I’ve heard of it and I say:
It don’t mean nothing, now to us clar mindid folk it does, but just like the fact that this dolt is most likley illigitimate or whatever controversy.. he screwed up. Taking (Stealing) office, he screwed up. Yea He’s my president...
Hey guys, Obama is a leftist weasel, and we’ll see the realities of that in the coming months. But c’mon, the flubbing of the “Oath” was due to Justice Roberts screwing it up. He tried to do it from memory, said the words in the wrong order and screwed it up for Obama.
Chief Justice Roberts messed up as well.
As much as I hate to defend this guy, it didn’t help that Roberts flubbed it first, he screwed up and then Obama just started to repeat what Roberts had mistakenly said.
Too funny..............and in more ways than one!
Even though the court hasn't accepted a case, Roberts has seen enough info to know or have significant doubt about OB being qualified for office.
The mind plays funny tricks on behavior when you try to suppress information.
I’m very disappointed in Chief Justice Roberts — the formula is specifically prescribed by the Constitution. He shouldn’t have screwed this up. The oath is the only important thing about the Inauguration — the rest is fluff.
I am laughing so hard that it is almost impossible for me to type this reply to your GREAT post!!!
He took about 8 days to comment on Gaza and even then didn’t really say much. I’m worried about our national security under this lefty. The oath is ceremonial and this will go nowhere of course. I’m hoping that all of these Obamites with great expectations keep those expectations... boy are they in for a surprise!!
I just read some of the comments on that site. Chris Wallace made a short and passing comment about the flubbed oath and these people are jumping all over him (Wallace) for even mentioning it. The Internet has proven to me that there are far too many liberal and uneducated idiots out there.
I think there’s more to Emperor Hussein’s passport situation than there is to the BC issue. It will be hard to uncover a smoking gun on that one because, well, this is Kenya we’re talking about. Even if they had the attending physician step forward, no one here would believe him. Or, the media would do whatever was necessary to destroy his reputation and brand him a liar.
We know he lived in Indonesia, and it’s very plausible he carried an Indonesian passport at some point in his life. Unfortunately, has likely been destroyed by now.
Wallace has really reached on this one.
Obama, the constitutional scholar, could have said the correct oath and not repeated the incorrect oath. It's interesting that this even shows his character. Even when he knows what the right course of action is, he'll forgo right for pleasing people.
Obama interrupted Justice Roberts which started the whole screw-up. I think Roberts was trying to help Obama along and had to repeat himself since Obama obviously isn’t competent enough to say more than three words by memory without a teleprompter. So it was Obama who caused the screw-up.
well why not. makes as much sense as anything else.
So Obama was too stupid or scared to do the right thing and instead repeated something in error? Not a good sign.
“Wallace has really reached on this one.”
Did you watch that segment where Wallace mentioned the flubbing of the oath, etc.? He didn’t make a big deal out of it at all. He made a couple of comments about it and that was it.
If he was really “reaching”, he’d have talked more about it, IMO.
Obama screwed up the beginning but Roberts incorrectly cited the oath after that. I think Obama threw him off his stride, but they were clearly nervous.
Roberts screwed up, not Obama. If you ain’t got a memory, get a pencil...
Oh wow, Chris Wallace is going to get a lot of flack from what he said!
This has been known since noon;
Justice Roberts misspoke the oath causing O to flub it too.
Correct. Roberts said the words in the incorrect order which probably messed up The One since he was expecting to hear something a little different.
Funny watching it but beyond that it means nothing, IMHO...
Wallace is just having a little fun tweaking people.
AND I believe Roberts was so rattled he ended it with “So help you GOD???? “ in the form of a question.
Chief Justice Roberts read the oath to him incorrectly.
BHO then recited it back with the same error.
If he preferred a long court fight to paying $10 for his Hawaiian birth certificate (assuming he was born in Honolulu), then I doubt he will end this the easy way by just having the CJ re-administer the oath. Of course it doesn't have to be the Chief Justice.
Look out Chris Mike Medved will rip you for questioning the one.
So, where in the Constitution does it say that the words of the oath have to be said in a particular order?
Obama didn't know the oath without Roberts telling him? Obama couldn't say it correctly unless Roberts said it correctly? Obama had to say whatever Roberts said?
Obama failed the first test of leadership. He should have known the oath. He should have said it correctly despite the pressure and the setting. Instead he folds and agrees with error in his first act as President. It's not Roberts fault. It's Obamas.
Or maybe he stumbled simply because people stumble.
It happens to the best of them.
Yep hes crewed it up royaly. Every MSM replay of the event has edited it out however. I guess they can’t have their messiah looking like a complete idiot who can’t repeat a few simple words.
I don’t know how this translates to going to court over it however.