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Obama Sworn In Again, With Right Words (No Bible Used)
Washington Post ^ | Thursday, January 22, 2009 | Michael D. Shear

Posted on 01/22/2009 5:35:08 AM PST by icwhatudo

In golf, they call it a mulligan. A do-over.

There's no formal name for what President Obama and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. did last night.

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.

Just to make sure.

"We decided it was so much fun . . .," Obama joked while sitting on a couch in the Map Room. Obama stood and walked over to make small talk with pool reporters as Roberts donned his black robe.

"Are you ready to take the oath?" Roberts asked.

"I am, and we're going to do it very slowly," Obama replied.

After a flawless recitation that included no Bible and took 25 seconds, Roberts smiled and said, "Congratulations, again."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


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1 posted on 01/22/2009 5:35:08 AM PST by icwhatudo
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To: icwhatudo

I posted this on the other threads:

You be the judge:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=274_VdeckAU

Obama jumped in too fast on the first line at :40. Then Roberts put “faithfully” in wrong spot starting at :47. Then Obama mumbles “And will to...best” at 1:00 instead of “And will to THE best”.

Thats 3 mistakes. Picky, sure, but since Obamas flubbing of the oath is only being blamed on Roberts by the MSM and DUmmies, I thought actually listening to it and deciding for ourselves might be a better idea.


2 posted on 01/22/2009 5:36:32 AM PST by icwhatudo
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To: icwhatudo

A third time today could be perfect.


3 posted on 01/22/2009 5:38:49 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Dixie Yooper

Why a third time?


4 posted on 01/22/2009 5:39:51 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: icwhatudo

So the whole Bible thing was just for show, as I suspected.

And it was invalid because they flubbed it, so when they did it again the right way, no Bible.

That tells me everything I need to know.


5 posted on 01/22/2009 5:41:18 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: icwhatudo

No Bible


Outside of tradition there is no requirement for a Bible. In fact he could have had the sworn statement typed and signed it with witnesses and it would have been just as valid, imo.


6 posted on 01/22/2009 5:41:37 AM PST by deport
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To: Dixie Yooper

Even the dumbest new recruit in the military gets only one change at his oath.


7 posted on 01/22/2009 5:41:57 AM PST by ronnyquest ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: icwhatudo
Could Judge Roberts doubt BHO’s status as a natural born citizen, so he gave 2 invalid OAF? Do you need a bible?
8 posted on 01/22/2009 5:42:06 AM PST by BarbM
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To: PurpleMan
Why a third time?

This time he can place his left hand on Aunt Ester's cook book.

9 posted on 01/22/2009 5:43:27 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: icwhatudo

The real point would seem to be:

If Obama is a practicing Christian as he has claimed:

Why was no Bible available at his home?


10 posted on 01/22/2009 5:43:38 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (During any "d" administration: USA's msm, become indistinguishable from the ussr's pravda.)
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To: metmom

Yes. Those two words, No Bible.

Now if only we can find out what the prayer times are in Washington DC, plus Bambi’s agenda, then we can put two and two together.


11 posted on 01/22/2009 5:44:11 AM PST by bergmeid (2012 - someone please fast forward.)
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To: ronnyquest
Even the dumbest new recruit in the military gets only one change at his oath

And if they get it wrong...they're still in.

12 posted on 01/22/2009 5:46:17 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Michelle had taken the family Bible to a meeting with military families...

s-a-r-c


13 posted on 01/22/2009 5:46:32 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: icwhatudo

Wait, if there was no Bible- then what did he “swear” on .... his own honor?

That’s a joke

“SO Help, ME”


14 posted on 01/22/2009 5:48:08 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: bergmeid

Oh and also, if we can find out what’s regularly on the menu in the WH. You know, meat-wise.


15 posted on 01/22/2009 5:48:16 AM PST by bergmeid (2012 - someone please fast forward.)
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To: icwhatudo
Obviously, Bambi is sensitive to the ‘legitimacy’ issue surrounding his presidency. Now, how about that birth certificate ?
16 posted on 01/22/2009 5:51:22 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: ronnyquest
Even the dumbest new recruit in the military gets only one change at his oath.

How many opportunities does a Freeper get to spell 'chance'? ;)

17 posted on 01/22/2009 5:54:48 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Dixie Yooper

Using is a Bible is tradition, not prescribed by the Constitution.

It’s not required for others taking Federal oaths (military, cabinet officials, civil servants, etc.)


18 posted on 01/22/2009 6:00:13 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: icwhatudo

Not like Obama would have a bible handy by his bedside or in his living room. Perhaps he had not yet unpacked his Koran.


19 posted on 01/22/2009 6:02:33 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: icwhatudo

Obamah through off the timing when he jumped in too soon, not letting Judge Roberts complete his first sentence.


20 posted on 01/22/2009 6:04:41 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: silverleaf

That’s a classic! Great job.

Seriously, IMHO this is the first thing to start pounding liberals about. Today. Right now.

I propose a name for this first of thousands of daily Obama scandals, which will tire America of his failed administration:

“Bible-gate”.


21 posted on 01/22/2009 6:05:36 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (During any "d" administration: USA's msm, become indistinguishable from the ussr's pravda.)
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To: deport

I believe Teddy Roosevelt took the oath without a bible but I can’t be sure without some digging.


22 posted on 01/22/2009 6:06:22 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: icwhatudo
Sorry, but a false oath is still no oath, no matter how perfect the recitation.

The man is a usurper, and for no other reason than that the Supreme Court made him so bu refusing hearing to any challenge to his credentials. It may be his birth is as he said, it may be that the proper interpretation of the Constitutional requirement of "natural born citizen" would include birth overseas when only parent is a citizen. It may be that a adult swearing to renounce US citizenship so as to gain the passport and exchange-student admissions status of an Indonesian does not change his status under the Constitution. But those challenges where never heard, and they are legitimate challenges.

By refusing a hearing -- any hearing whatsoever -- the Supreme Court has not only effected a major miscarriage of law, but they -- by themselves -- have made this Presidency a Usurper Presidency. Barry Soetoro, the 44th President and the 1st Usurper President.

Chief Justice Roberts. Judge, please correct this terrible situation, and let those challenges have a honest, complete hearing.

23 posted on 01/22/2009 6:07:07 AM PST by bvw
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To: TexasCajun

Obamah through off the timing when he jumped in too soon, not letting Judge Roberts complete his first sentence.

That is exactly what happened but we wouldn’t want to blame The One for anything now would we. And I think you meant to write threw.


24 posted on 01/22/2009 6:09:22 AM PST by debboo (Stop socialism, vote conservative)
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To: silverleaf

I think that would have to be “so help me, me”


25 posted on 01/22/2009 6:10:16 AM PST by sniper63 (Silent and stealthy - one shot - one kill)
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To: debboo

Stupid spellchecker, it should have known what I meant.


26 posted on 01/22/2009 6:14:35 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: bvw
Repost for spelling and grammar fix-up:
Sorry, but a false oath is still no oath, no matter how perfect the recitation, no matter how many times it is made, no matter how many the witnesses, no matter what Holy Text is held in hand during the recitation.

The man is a usurper. A Usurper President for no other reason than that the Supreme Court made him so. The Supreme Court made the Usurper status ripe by refusing hearing to any challenge to his credentials. It may be that Obama's birth is as he said, it may be that the proper interpretation of the Constitutional requirement of "natural born citizen" would include birth overseas when only one parent is a citizen. It may be that a adult swearing to renounce US citizenship so as to gain a passport and exchange-student admissions status of an Indonesian does not change his status under the US Constitution. But those challenges where never heard, and they are legitimate challenges.

By refusing a hearing -- any hearing whatsoever -- the Supreme Court has not only effected a major miscarriage of law, but they -- by themselves -- have made this Presidency a Usurper Presidency. Barry Soetoro, the 44th President and the 1st Usurper President.

Chief Justice Roberts. Judge, please correct this terrible situation, and let those challenges have a honest, complete hearing.


27 posted on 01/22/2009 6:14:39 AM PST by bvw
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To: deport

Actually, he did sign a typed statement of the oath in front of witnesses, right after the ceremony. Apparently this has been done for some time, I guess to provide a written record of the oath.

It is interesting how even now that Obama is President, the Washington Post is still a bitter newspaper looking to trash people for no reason — “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.”

I guess Obama wasn’t quite the change we needed.


28 posted on 01/22/2009 6:26:50 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: silverleaf

“...“SO Help, ME”...”

That’s a direct quote from George Burns, as God, in “Oh, God”. Said it in the trial sceen.


29 posted on 01/22/2009 6:49:25 AM PST by NCC-1701 (DRILL NOW. DRILL OFTEN. DRILL 24/7/365. PAY LESS. SUCK THE GROUND DRY.)
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To: livius

ping


30 posted on 01/22/2009 6:52:18 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Interesting and I guess that would provide for an official record for the archives, etc. I’d never heard of that being done before but makes sense. Do you have a link to anything stating he signed a typewritten version? I suspect that was photographed as well.

Thanks for your response.


31 posted on 01/22/2009 8:00:31 AM PST by deport
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To: deport

I couldn’t find any links to any news reports saying he signed anything.

It was in the discussion at the constitution law site, but just a comment that a reader had “informed” them, not a link to any official news.

I’m guessing it just isn’t “newsworthy”, but I probably will look into this more to see, because it is interesting to me now.

I wonder if Obama will re-sign the executive orders he gave before he re-took the oath, just to be sure?


32 posted on 01/22/2009 8:46:31 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

I’m guessing it just isn’t “newsworthy”, but I probably will look into this more to see, because it is interesting to me now.


Thanks..... I looked a little bit but couldn’t find anything on any of the presidents signing a paper copy. I would think it would be that they did for record purposes. I like you was interested once you mentioned it. If I find anything I’ll ping you.


33 posted on 01/22/2009 8:52:02 AM PST by deport
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To: icwhatudo
Many Presidents have been sworn in twice for a single term: Hayes in 1877, Arthur in 1881, Coolidge in 1923, not to mention those occasions when the regular inauguration day fell on sunday and weren't sworn in publicly until the public ceremony the next day. Also, Hayes did not use a Bible in his inauguration. Franklin Pierce (1853), the only President to "affirm" rather than to "swear," was the first President to not kiss the Bible after taking the oath.

Obama is also not the first President to have a cult of personality: George Washington was all but deified in his day, though this was apparently spontaneous among the people and received no encouragement from him.

If it becomes illegal to criticize Obama, this will also have a precedent in the Sedition Act of 1798, which made it illegal to criticize President John Adams.

Number of Presidents who were supposedly going to be the death of the country--several: Jefferson, Jackson, Van Buren, Lincoln, and probably every other President who had an opponent (ie, every President other than Washington).

Of course, this doesn't mean that a President couldn't actually bring about the end of the country. Let's pray Obama doesn't end it!

34 posted on 01/22/2009 8:55:35 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator ( . . . koh 'amar HaShem, shallach 'et-`ammi veya`avduni!)
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To: deport
The do-over:


35 posted on 01/22/2009 9:32:09 AM PST by SuperSonic (I voted against BIG SOCIALISM!)
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To: PurpleMan

John Quincy Adams took the oath putting his hand on a law book.


36 posted on 01/22/2009 7:26:04 PM PST by Grig
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To: icwhatudo

I always thought it was kind of funny that everybody swears on the Bible when the Bible says not to swear at all.


37 posted on 01/23/2009 6:59:19 AM PST by Hilda
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To: icwhatudo

Check out this old video where Obama refers to “his Muslim faith..”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKGdkqfBICw&feature=related

He is corrected by George but the truth is out in Obama’s words. Also, Obama gave one of his daughters a muslim name. He doesn’t fool me. He doesn’t own a bible.

It is fine that he is Muslim but the deceit is the KEY to his character. No bible in the second swearing in. What does that confirm? He is not a Christian. Sorry Obama you are a fraud!!! I don’t care what religion he is, I care that he continues to lie and get away with it.


38 posted on 01/23/2009 9:05:16 AM PST by joygrace
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