Comments on: Roberts, Obama jumble presidential oath of office http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/01/20/roberts-obama-jumble-presidential-oath-of-office/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Andrew H Hasty http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/01/20/roberts-obama-jumble-presidential-oath-of-office/comment-page-2/#comment-403696 Fri, 13 Nov 2009 16:41:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15151#comment-403696 I Would like to redistribute your wealth. Please to remind the man that he took an oath in God’s name to preserve protect and defend … not to find fault with, look for “flaws”, and shred the Constitution. Messing up on the word “faithfully” was an ominous sign. Can a President be impeached for betraying the oath to office?

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By: David Rosen http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/01/20/roberts-obama-jumble-presidential-oath-of-office/comment-page-2/#comment-387975 Thu, 22 Jan 2009 18:09:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15151#comment-387975 “So help me God” is also not part of the Constitutionally required oath of Office.

So, did all of the presidents for 150 years back govern illegally?

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By: Pete http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/01/20/roberts-obama-jumble-presidential-oath-of-office/comment-page-2/#comment-387974 Thu, 22 Jan 2009 18:07:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15151#comment-387974 The world’s population is around 6.7 Billion. Maybe 5% watched the inaugeration, around 3.35 Million.

President Obama and Justice Roberts repeated, correctly this time, the Oath Of Office in the Map Room of the White House.

This is a credit to President Obama and likely indicates his perspective of the weight and serious nature of his Office to the citizens of the United States and the countries around the world.

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By: Febbie http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/01/20/roberts-obama-jumble-presidential-oath-of-office/comment-page-2/#comment-387972 Thu, 22 Jan 2009 17:32:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15151#comment-387972 To Leviticus;

It was highly obvious that President Obama knew what Chief Justice Roberts was supposed to say. Also, the rhythm of an oath begins with the persons name and then the remaining portions of the first line. President Obama knew this…he then flowed ‘with’ the Chief Justice.

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By: Yo http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/01/20/roberts-obama-jumble-presidential-oath-of-office/comment-page-2/#comment-387939 Thu, 22 Jan 2009 04:15:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15151#comment-387939 By the way folks – they weren’t being watched by 1.5 million people, more like hundreds of millions of people ALL OVER THE PLANET collected for the exact same moment in time!

Talk about nerves! It could have gone a LOT worse than a few words flubs. It just shows that everyone is human, and that’s important to remember in a time when people want and expect so much from someone – as well as put him on a pedestal beyond what he’s earned.

No criticism on our Prez. I am very excited and hopeful about this new era in our country and our new President. It’s our duty to be positive, support progress and be actively involved. Apathy rots a country from within.

The hubbub is over – let’s get to work!

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By: Amy http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/01/20/roberts-obama-jumble-presidential-oath-of-office/comment-page-2/#comment-387936 Thu, 22 Jan 2009 03:07:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15151#comment-387936 For some fun, watch the Youtube video where FDR to Obama oaths can be viewed. GHWB almost started too soon, just like Obama; Clinton also began to step on the lines. My favorite – Gerald Ford, who already had his right hand up when Warren Burger said “please raise your right hand.” Rehnquist always had notes to keep on track. Roberts should of had a cheat sheet. No shame in that – big stage, big moment, be prepared.

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By: Heather Lord http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/01/20/roberts-obama-jumble-presidential-oath-of-office/comment-page-2/#comment-387934 Thu, 22 Jan 2009 02:10:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15151#comment-387934 If it is true that Chief Justice Roberts proceeded over the swearing in without notes than shame on him… Another individual in a previous post mentioned that anyone would be nervous standing in view of so many … My question is Why choose this moment to not have my notes ? What is this one upmanship? I can do it without notes! Or was it a misstep – i.e., left them in my other pants pocket… Perhaps what I have read elsewhere is not fact and someone far wiser can set me straight. The entire swearing in was rushed – the sense of awkwardness was evident from the initial question… and then to find out he didn’t have any notes… OkOk it may be a small item in the larger context …. enough said.

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By: sonofalink http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/01/20/roberts-obama-jumble-presidential-oath-of-office/comment-page-2/#comment-387908 Wed, 21 Jan 2009 21:33:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15151#comment-387908 t.harrison: What socialistic practices are you speaking of? His “wealth redistribution” comment? We already have that… our income tax. And yes, that’s forced. So that’s unconstitutional?

And what document is he withholding. Oh, the whole “he won’t show anyone his birth certificate” urban legend? Total lie. Dude was born in Hawaii. You know how I know? I SAW HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE. Look it up. Too lazy? Here’s one link: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.shared/ image.html?/photos/uncategorized/2008/06  /13/bobirthcertificate.jpg

And read the article… amendment 20 shows no need for the oath. He could have not shown at all and he’d still be president at noon.

Please quit spreading this FUD, it’s quite childish.

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By: Omg http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/01/20/roberts-obama-jumble-presidential-oath-of-office/comment-page-2/#comment-387899 Wed, 21 Jan 2009 20:36:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15151#comment-387899 Good grief, they were both nervous. Have you ever had to speak in front of 1.5 million people before? It’s NOT THAT BIG OF A DEAL PEOPLE. Why do you all feel the need to ARGUE about it. Like Obama says, change comes from the inside and each of us needs to do our part!

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By: Melissa http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/01/20/roberts-obama-jumble-presidential-oath-of-office/comment-page-2/#comment-387894 Wed, 21 Jan 2009 19:36:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=15151#comment-387894 Oh stop it already. This is a non-issue. There are plenty of other real issues to discuss.

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