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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Roberts Sabotages Oath; Biden in Charge?

Do I have to do all the work for the Radical Right?

Sibby and Bob Ellis have missed the biggest story of the day. John Walker is still grading papers. Pastor Hickey came close, but still missed the point: Barack Hussein Obama still isn't the President of the United States. In the parting bumble of the Bush Administration, Chief Justice John Roberts muffed—nay, sabotaged—the Presidential oath, placing "faithfully" at the end of the clause rather than properly splitting the verb phrase. Fundagelicals like Pastor Hickey et al. who believe that salvation hinges on saying and obeying all the right formulas, should be all over this: Obama didn't say the exact words of the oath; therefore, Obama isn't President!

Here's what really happened:
  1. Chief Justice Roberts, knowing full well Obama is a natural-born citizen, thought rewording the oath with give sufficient strict Constitutional grounds for him to uphold a court challenge to the Obama Presidency.
  2. President Obama, who probably said these words to himself more than a few times over the past few days, immediately caught Roberts's miswording.
  3. Obama's sharp Constitutional mind saw the glint in Roberts's eye and knew exactly what he was up to.
  4. In that split second, Obama foresaw the court challenge some fringe right-winger would file, formulated the arguments on both sides, and realized he would easily win on a "spirit of the law" argument.
  5. Realizing Obama had caught him, Roberts stammered out a corrected version.
  6. Completely confident, Obama recited the miswording Roberts had offered, as if to say, "Bring it on."
Well, that was fun.

Know what's more fun? Dropping "Elect" from my phrasing.

[Photo by Doug Mills, New York Times, 2009.01.20]

President Barack Hussein Obama. Nice.


  1. Dude,

    It's all a conspiracy man.

    It sounds like you are really stoked about our new pres...

  2. I realize you're just joking, but two points:

    1 - Constitutional scholars have always said that the new president takes office at noon, regardless of whether he says the oath or not. In fact, Obama took the oath a few minutes late, but was already president.

    2 - Obama SIGNED a copy of his oath shortly after the ceremony. That is actually the official oath, and I'm willing to bet it's right on there.

  3. Just saw on Drudge Obama was re-sworn in today just in case.
    : )


    At 735 pm, Roberts administered the oath of office again to obama in the map room. Robert gibbs said the wh counsel, greg craig, believes the oath was fine Tuesday, but one word was out of sequence so they did this out of a "an abundance of caution." "We decided it was so much fun..." Obama joked while sitting on a couch. Obama stood and walked over to make small talk with pool 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. Oath took 25 seconds. After a flawless recitation, roberts smiled and said, "congratulations, again." Obama said, "thank you, sir." Smattering of applause. "All right." Obama said. "The bad news for the pool is there's 12 more balls."

  4. 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.


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