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Fox's Chris Wallace asks: Is Obama even president? (screwed up oath!)
L.A. Times ^ | 1/20/09 | Scott Collins

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhoinauguration; daoaf; foxnews; inauguration; justiceroberts; oath; oathofoffice; obama; obamaoath; obamaswearingin; roberts; swearingin
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And they say this dude is eloquent?
1 posted on 01/20/2009 7:46:37 PM PST by RIghtNowAndAlways
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To: RIghtNowAndAlways

He screwed up the oath? Hahaha! Sorry, this is the first I heard of this! That’s rich!! LOL!! Oh, that made my day!


2 posted on 01/20/2009 7:48:19 PM PST by swatbuznik
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To: RIghtNowAndAlways

Is he even a natural born citizen?


3 posted on 01/20/2009 7:48:21 PM PST by americanophile
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To: RIghtNowAndAlways

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.


4 posted on 01/20/2009 7:49:11 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: americanophile

Is he even a natural born citizen?
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No.

Next question.


5 posted on 01/20/2009 7:49:32 PM PST by Canedawg ("When white will embrace what is right."..this is the hope and change "they" want.)
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To: RIghtNowAndAlways

44*


6 posted on 01/20/2009 7:50:11 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (CIA Director!....So easy, a caveman can do it!)
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To: RIghtNowAndAlways

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!


7 posted on 01/20/2009 7:50:11 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: RIghtNowAndAlways

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.


8 posted on 01/20/2009 7:50:28 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: RIghtNowAndAlways

Chris must be having a senior moment.


9 posted on 01/20/2009 7:51:23 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: RIghtNowAndAlways

Is he even eligible to be President?


10 posted on 01/20/2009 7:51:32 PM PST by Tarpon (America's first principles, freedom, liberty, market economy and self-reliance will never fail.)
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To: RIghtNowAndAlways

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.


11 posted on 01/20/2009 7:51:48 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: RIghtNowAndAlways
It was a weird verbal slip, combined with misplacing the word "faithfully" at the end of the sentence. President to the United States Of America, rather than "of."
12 posted on 01/20/2009 7:51:57 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RIghtNowAndAlways

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”.


13 posted on 01/20/2009 7:51:57 PM PST by CaribouCrossing
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To: RIghtNowAndAlways

Shoulda put the oath on a teleprompter.


14 posted on 01/20/2009 7:52:45 PM PST by The Worthless Miracle (I will not gird my loins for Joe Biden.)
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To: CaribouCrossing

Events do seem to be conspiring to keep tweaking suspicions.


15 posted on 01/20/2009 7:53:47 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RIghtNowAndAlways

The Teleprompter President needs his teleprompter.


16 posted on 01/20/2009 7:54:08 PM PST by TheWasteLand
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To: RIghtNowAndAlways

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...


17 posted on 01/20/2009 7:54:14 PM PST by ChetNavVet (Build It, and they won't come!)
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To: RIghtNowAndAlways

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.


18 posted on 01/20/2009 7:54:51 PM PST by raptor29
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To: RIghtNowAndAlways
RUSH says Senator Fineswine said Oaf of Office when she read her part and that must have set the stage for the garbled words of the big O. Reminds me of a kindergarten recital...
19 posted on 01/20/2009 7:55:54 PM PST by tubebender ( If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.)
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To: swatbuznik

Chief Justice Roberts messed up as well.


20 posted on 01/20/2009 7:55:57 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of the Free Because of the Brave)
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To: RIghtNowAndAlways

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.


21 posted on 01/20/2009 7:55:59 PM PST by rednesss (Fred Thompson - 2008)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Too funny..............and in more ways than one!


22 posted on 01/20/2009 7:56:28 PM PST by ALASKA (I feel more like I do today than I did yesterday.....)
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To: RIghtNowAndAlways
Roberts stumbled because he has guilty knowledge.

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.

23 posted on 01/20/2009 7:56:34 PM PST by nufsed
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To: RIghtNowAndAlways

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.


24 posted on 01/20/2009 7:56:57 PM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: RIghtNowAndAlways
Unfortunately, there's that pesky th Amendment, section 1. It makes the oath into a mere formality. Power transfers at noon unconditionally now. Obama could have stood up on the stage and flipped everyone the bird. Heck, that would have been a lot more entertaining than his boring speech...
25 posted on 01/20/2009 7:58:19 PM PST by OldGuard1
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To: FlingWingFlyer; All
44*

I am laughing so hard that it is almost impossible for me to type this reply to your GREAT post!!!


26 posted on 01/20/2009 7:58:29 PM PST by musicman (Until I see a REAL C.O.L.B BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: RIghtNowAndAlways

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!!


27 posted on 01/20/2009 7:58:56 PM PST by CurlyBill (1-20-13 can't get here fast enough!)
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To: RIghtNowAndAlways

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.


28 posted on 01/20/2009 7:59:26 PM PST by CaribouCrossing
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To: Secret Agent Man

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.


29 posted on 01/20/2009 8:00:14 PM PST by cartervt2k
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To: RIghtNowAndAlways

Wallace has really reached on this one.


30 posted on 01/20/2009 8:00:17 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of the Free Because of the Brave)
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To: raptor29
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.

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.

31 posted on 01/20/2009 8:00:27 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: raptor29

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.


32 posted on 01/20/2009 8:01:19 PM PST by Proudcongal
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To: RIghtNowAndAlways

well why not. makes as much sense as anything else.


33 posted on 01/20/2009 8:02:15 PM PST by GeronL (DAY 1, YEAR 0 - The first day of the Oministration. The nightmare begins.)
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To: rednesss
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.

So Obama was too stupid or scared to do the right thing and instead repeated something in error? Not a good sign.

34 posted on 01/20/2009 8:02:21 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: RIghtNowAndAlways
Several people have mentioned that it was pretty clear Roberts first misspoke during the Presidential Oaf of Office ceremony. They've also mentioned, right before the stumble, you can see Obama giving Roerts the stink eye and mouthing the words "Death to America."

Later, when it sounded like he said "so help me God" his words had the same kind of cadence and sing-song as "Allahu Akbar."

Per my viewings it can't be ruled out. What the heck?


35 posted on 01/20/2009 8:02:29 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

“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.


36 posted on 01/20/2009 8:03:33 PM PST by CaribouCrossing
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To: Proudcongal

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.


37 posted on 01/20/2009 8:03:55 PM PST by WillT
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Roberts screwed up, not Obama. If you ain’t got a memory, get a pencil...


38 posted on 01/20/2009 8:04:21 PM PST by waterhill (An armed man has the means for independence.....)
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To: devolve

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.


39 posted on 01/20/2009 8:04:21 PM PST by potlatch
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To: rednesss

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...


40 posted on 01/20/2009 8:04:57 PM PST by tips up
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To: RIghtNowAndAlways
2008... year of the rat curse
41 posted on 01/20/2009 8:07:44 PM PST by hope (in mourning)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Wallace is just having a little fun tweaking people.


42 posted on 01/20/2009 8:08:35 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: RegulatorCountry

AND I believe Roberts was so rattled he ended it with “So help you GOD???? “ in the form of a question.


43 posted on 01/20/2009 8:09:36 PM PST by supremedoctrine ("One was drawing funny faces, but his own was grave"--Richard Hughes, A High Wind in Jamaica)
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To: swatbuznik

Chief Justice Roberts read the oath to him incorrectly.

BHO then recited it back with the same error.


44 posted on 01/20/2009 8:11:26 PM PST by El Sordo
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To: April Lexington
Only 43 have taken the oath of office...Obama is ignorant of US history.

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.

45 posted on 01/20/2009 8:11:26 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: RIghtNowAndAlways

Look out Chris Mike Medved will rip you for questioning the one.


46 posted on 01/20/2009 8:11:45 PM PST by Brimack34
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So, where in the Constitution does it say that the words of the oath have to be said in a particular order?


47 posted on 01/20/2009 8:12:03 PM PST by webboy45
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To: waterhill
Roberts screwed up, not Obama. If you ain’t got a memory, get a pencil...

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.

48 posted on 01/20/2009 8:12:27 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: nufsed

Or maybe he stumbled simply because people stumble.

It happens to the best of them.


49 posted on 01/20/2009 8:13:31 PM PST by El Sordo
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To: swatbuznik

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.


50 posted on 01/20/2009 8:14:43 PM PST by Nathan Zachary
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