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 Post subject: Do you think this will finally shut them up?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:28 pm 
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GOP claims he's not president because the oath was botched.

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Obama takes presidential oath — again

WASHINGTON – Chief Justice John Roberts has administered the presidential oath of office to Barack Obama for a second time just to be on the safe side.

The unusual step came after Roberts flubbed the oath a bit on Tuesday, causing Obama to repeat the wording differently than as prescribed in the Constitution.

White House counsel Greg Craig said Obama took the oath from Roberts again out of an "abundance of caution."

The chief justice and the president handled the matter privately in the Map Room on Wednesday night.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090122/ap_ ... _do_over_1


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Do you think this will finally shut them up?


NO! These myopic sycophants still believe Obama wasn't born in the US. There is no honeymoon for a Dem president since that would be admitting there is room for compromise on a two way street. I fervently hope that Obama's starting middle ground positions are firm and won't slip any more to the right because they are already too far to the right.

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Do you think this will finally shut them up?


NO! But I find it amazing that this has been questioned! Regardless of oath-taking, Obama became the president at noon on January 20, 2009. The formalities are just that...FORMALITIES.

According to the 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the terms of the President and Vice President end at noon on January 20th, and the terms of their successors begin at that same moment. Therefore, George W. Bush ceased being president at precisely noon, and Barack Obama became president at noon.

U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 1.8 prescribes that the President shall take the oath "before he enter on the execution of his office," but this is prescriptive, not prohibitive.

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U.S. Constitution, Art. II, Sec. 1.8.
U.S. Constitution, Amendment XX

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