Barack Obama Retakes Oath Of Office

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President Barack Obama has retaken the oath of office after his swearing-in ceremony Tuesday didn't go as smoothly as planned. Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath to the president in front of reporters. On Tuesday, Roberts flubbed his lines while leading Obama in the 35-word oath.


Obama takes presidential oath again after stumble

from The Associated Press
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Barack Obama, left, joined by his wife Michelle, takes the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts to become the 44th president of the United States at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009. Associated Press © 2009
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In this Jan. 20, 2009 file photo, Barack Obama, left, takes the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts to become the 44th president of the United States at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Roberts re-administered the oath to Obama Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009 at the White House because the the words spoken by Obama at the Capitol were out of sequence.Associated Press © 2009
After the flub heard around the world, President Barack Obama has taken the oath of office. Again. Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the oath to Obama on Wednesday night at the White House — a rare do-over. The surprise moment came in response to Tuesday's much-noticed stumble, when Roberts got the words of the oath a little off, which prompted Obama to do so, too.
Don't worry, the White House says: Obama has still been president since noon on Inauguration Day.
Nevertheless, Obama and Roberts went through the drill again out of what White House counsel Greg Craig called "an abundance of caution."
This time, the scene was the White House Map Room in front of a small group of reporters, not the Capitol platform before the whole watching world.
"We decided that because it was so much fun ...," Obama joked to reporters who followed press secretary Robert Gibbs into the room. No TV camera crews or news photographers were allowed in. A few of Obama's closest aides were there, along with a White House photographer.
Roberts put on his black robe.
"Are you ready to take the oath?" he said.
"Yes, I am," Obama said. "And we're going to do it very slowly."




Roberts then led Obama through the oath without any missteps.
The president said he did not have his Bible with him, but that the oath was binding anyway.
The original, bungled version on Tuesday caught observers by surprise and then got replayed on cable news shows.
It happened when Obama interrupted Roberts midway through the opening line, in which the president repeats his name and solemnly swears.
Next in the oath is the phrase " ... that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States." But Roberts rearranged the order of the words, not saying "faithfully" until after "president of the United States."
That appeared to throw Obama off. He stopped abruptly at the word "execute."
Recognizing something was off, Roberts then repeated the phrase, putting "faithfully" in the right place but without repeating "execute."
But Obama then repeated Roberts' original, incorrect version: "... the office of president of the United States faithfully."
Craig, the White House lawyer, said in a statement Wednesday evening: "We believe the oath of office was administered effectively and that the president was sworn in appropriately yesterday. Yet the oath appears in the Constitution itself. And out of the abundance of caution, because there was one word out of sequence, Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the oath a second time."
The Constitution is clear about the exact wording of the oath and as a result, some constitutional experts have said that a do-over probably wasn't necessary but also couldn't hurt. Two other previous presidents have repeated the oath because of similar issues, Calvin Coolidge and Chester A. Arthur.
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1 comments:

mdaku said...

This guy seems to be really intent on pulling the button of neo-conservative evangelicals America.First he disses and ditches his Pastor of 20 years,the Rev Wright.Second he gives a speech on inclusiveness and accommodation of all faiths or the lack thereof.

He is Pro-Choice(supports the right to have or not to have a baby be left to the mother). He overtly alludes to returning America to its rightful place,in science,quote,"We will restore science to its rightful place" while acknowledging even atheists,qoute,"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus — and non-believers". Then he gets sworn in a second time in the White House without putting his hand on any bible.His official 2009 Cadillac Presidential Limousine is nicknamed "the beast" and his Secret Service nickname the "Renegade".

Small wonder the most notable of Humanists like Sir Richard Dawkins are claiming him as one of our own.Rememeber in the run up to the elections he was endorsed by 76 American living Nobel laureates their endorsement read in part,"the nation needs “a visionary leader who can ensure the future of our traditional strengths in science and technology and who can harness those strengths to address many of our greatest problems: energy, disease, climate change, security, and economic competitiveness,” concluding that “Barack Obama is such a leader.”

So the big question is,is Barack Husein Obama Jnr the ONE,Who is Talked About in the book of Revelation 13:18.What's your take?