• Barack Obama,  John Roberts

    The Obama Oath MULLIGAN – Obama Retakes The Oath “Out of an Abundance of Caution”


    Well, the Flubbed Oath FLAP has been rectified.

    In golf, they call it a mulligan. A do-over.

    There’s no formal name for what President Obama and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. did last night.

    After flubbing his one role on Inauguration Day — administering the oath of office to Obama — Roberts traveled to the White House to re-administer the oath.

    Just to make sure.

    “We decided it was so much fun . . .,” Obama joked while sitting on a couch in the Map Room. Obama stood and walked over to make small talk with pool reporters 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.

    After a flawless recitation that included no Bible and took 25 seconds, Roberts smiled and said, “Congratulations, again.”

    Obama said, “Thank you, sir,” and then added: “All right. The bad news for the [reporters] is there’s 12 more balls.”

    One FLAP solved.

    Now, Mr. President when will you make your state of Hawaii official birth certiciate available?

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  • Barack Obama,  Joe Biden,  John Roberts

    Shocking: VP Joe Biden Starts to Measure Oval Office Drapes and Then Barack Obama Retakes Oath of Office

    Barack Obama’s botched Oath of Office

    Due to the FLAP of Barack Obama’s botched Presidential Oath of Office, Obama has retaken the Oath.

    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.

    Well, after Chris Wallace of Fox News in the video above said that Obama was maybe not President. But, really this is over-kill.

    Then, there is the issue of Vice President Joe Biden.

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  • Barack Obama,  John Roberts

    Obama Says Chief Justice John Roberts Not to Blame for Flubbed Oath of Office

    Barack Obama’s botched Oath of Office

    President Barack Obama says it is not Chief Justice John Robert’s fault.

    President Obama isn’t blaming Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts for slipping up as he recited the president oath of office during Tuesday’s inauguration ceremony.

    Obama said Roberts actually helped him as he gave the oath, and that he was grateful.

    “We’re up there, we’ve got a lot of stuff on our mind, and he actually helped me out on a couple of stanzas there,” Obama told ABC News backstage at the “Neighborhood Ball.”

    “So overall, I think it went relatively smoothly and I’m very grateful to him.”

    Various media and blogs have blamed either Roberts or Obama for the flub. Transcripts suggest that Obama broke in earlier than Roberts expected in repeating the oath, and that this may have thrown the chief justice off. He then put the word “faithfully” at the end of the phrase “I will execute the office of the United States” instead of at the front of that phrase.

    Yeah, it makes no difference unless you are saying the oath should be administered again and Obama is NOT President.

    Good grief…..

    Next time, the Chief Justice and President-Elect should have a cheat sheet.

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  • Barack Obama,  John Roberts

    Who Stumbled on Presidential Oath: Obama or Roberts?

    Barack Obama takes the Presidential oath of office as administered by Chief Justice John Roberts

    Flap was mentioning to the wife that he would not be surprised if Barack Obama stumbled on his oath of office after Joe Biden stumbled on his. And, there you go.

    But, having taken the oath a number of times myself, I can tell you the nerves and adrenaline are racing hard through your body and a diligent staff usually have a cheat sheet posted somewhere to help the office holder. But, alas, this is hard to do here.

    However, note there was a different spin on who flubbed the moment.


    roberts1.jpg MSNBC: roberts2.jpg

    Note: Fox’s headline now heads: Roberts, Obama Stumble On Oath.

    But, really who cares?

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  • Barack Obama,  Joe Biden,  Samuel Alito,  Supreme Court

    Justice Samuel Alito Snubs Obama/Biden Visit to the Supreme Court

    Obama and Biden visit the Supreme Court

    U.S. President-elect Barack Obama (L) and Vice President-elect Joe Biden (R) visit the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington January 14, 2009. Also pictured are Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. (2nd L) and justices John Paul Stevens (3rd L), Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Clarence Thomas (rear), and David Souter (2nd R)

    At least there is one American conservative who is NOT AMOURED with “The One” and his VP, Joe Biden.

    President-elect Barack Obama paid a visit Wednesday to the Supreme Court and chatted in front of a fireplace with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., a fellow Harvard law graduate whose confirmation he opposed three years ago.

    The two will meet again at noon Tuesday, when the chief justice gives the oath of the office to the incoming president.

    Wednesday’s meeting was described as a relaxed, get-acquainted session. It included Roberts, seven associate justices and Vice President-elect Joe Biden.

    The absence of Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., who was at the court Wednesday morning for arguments in two cases, was a mystery. He has, however, voiced lingering anger over Senate Democrats, including Obama and Biden, who voted against his confirmation three years ago. When walking on Capitol Hill, Alito has said, he crosses to the far side of the street whenever he nears the Senate Office Building.

    Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is anything but a hypocrite. Obama and Biden gave him a rough,difficult time during his confirmation and Biden even for a time supported a filibuster of Alito’s nomination. So, why bother with even being pleasant? They were not very kind to Alito who when nominated was already a federal appellate justice.

    Flap wrote many pieces about Alito’s fight for confirmation and can be found in the Alito Archive here.

    Exit question: Wonder what Alito thought of George Will’s little dinner party the other night?

    Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito

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  • Joe Biden,  Samuel Alito

    Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Strikes Back at Vice President Elect Joe Biden Over Plagiarism

    Joe Biden in Princeton hat

    Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del.., jokingly puts on a Princeton Tigers cap during Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito’s confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006

    Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito strikes back by joking about Vice President-Elect Joe Biden’s proclivity for PLAGIARISM.

    At a gala dinner hosted by the American Spectator Wednesday, Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. cracked wise at Vice President-elect Joe Biden’s expense, raising the Delaware senator’s past brushes with academic dishonesty to the delight of his conservative audience.

    Recalling an incident in which an article he submitted to the Spectator was rejected for publication, Alito began by joking that his unpublished piece had detailed how he would vote on the most controversial issues facing the Supreme Court.

    Then — in the process of suggesting things had turned out well for him despite this rejection — Alito trained his sights on Barack Obama’s running mate.

    “To coin a phrase, in the spirit of the vice president-elect,” Alito began, “you don’t always get what you want, but you get what you need.”

    Alito paused before continuing: “Did somebody say that before?”

    This IS funny.

    And, to pay back an ass clown like Biden is well fitting retribution.

    Alito, who as a Supreme Court justice holds a nonpolitical office, prefaced his joke by recounting the story of his 2005 faceoff with Biden, when the future vice president grilled Alito for his association with a conservative group of Princeton University alumni — and later returned to the hearing room sporting a Princeton baseball cap in order to calm the mood.

    Now, watch  the LEFT’s comments – what a hate monger Alito is.

    But, what a LIAR and PLAGIARIST Biden is.

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  • Barack Obama,  John Roberts,  Sarah Palin

    The Gloves ARE Off – Barack “HUSSEIN” Card Played

    sarah palin oct 6 2008

    Republican vice-presidential candidate, Gov. Sarah Palin, waves to supporters before a campaign speech Monday morning Oct. 6, 2008 in Clearwater, Fla

    The gloves ARE Off.

    Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott took the stage moments ago as one of the introductory speakers at a rally here for Sarah Palin. After delivering brief remarks in support of Palin, Sheriff Scott flipped the switch and used Barack Obama’s middle name in order to incite the crowd of thousands of people who have already gathered here.

    “On Nov. 4, let’s leave Barack Hussein Obama wondering what happened,” the law enforcement officer said.

    But, will it make ANY difference with the financial collapse sticking to McCain-Palin?

    Time is running out as another national poll has Obama up by 8 points.

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  • Supreme Court

    Indiana Photo ID Voter Law Upheld by United States Supreme Court


    Indiana Adult Drivers License on the Left, Under 21 on the Right

    The United States Supreme court this morning upheld Indiana’s photo ID law for voters.

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can require voters to produce photo identification without violating their constitutional rights, validating Republican-inspired voter ID laws.

    In a splintered 6-3 ruling, the court upheld Indiana’s strict photo ID requirement, which Democrats and civil rights groups said would deter poor, older and minority voters from casting ballots. Its backers said it was needed to deter fraud.

    It was the most important voting rights case since the Bush v. Gore dispute that sealed the 2000 election for George W. Bush mirrored.

    The law “is amply justified by the valid interest in protecting ‘the integrity and reliability of the electoral process,'” Justice John Paul Stevens said in an opinion that was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Anthony Kennedy.

    Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas also agreed with the outcome, but wrote separately.

    Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and David Souter dissented.

    More than 20 states require some form of identification at the polls. Courts have upheld voter ID laws in Arizona, Georgia and Michigan, but struck down Missouri’s. Tuesday’s decision comes a week before Indiana’s presidential primary.

    A common sense ruling. And, another reason why illegal aliens should NOT be granted drivers’ licenses.

  • Capital Punishment,  Death Penalty,  Supreme Court

    US Supreme Court to Decide Lethal Injection Rules

    The old San Quentin, California Death Chamber last used with the Stanley Tookie Williams execution

    The United States Supreme court will take up whether execution by lethal injection is unconstitutional – cruel and unusual punishment.

    Flap wishes these bleeding heart federal judges, like Jeremy Fogel in California had more concern for the victims of these perp’s heinous crimes.

    So, make the rules, inject them with one drug or hang the creeps.

    If anyone thinks this will deter the anti-death penalty cabal…….

  • Abortion,  Michael Ramirez,  Supreme Court

    Michael Ramirez on the US Supreme Court Upholding the BAN on Partial Birth Abortion


    Supreme Court OKs Abortion Procedure Ban

    The Supreme Court’s conservative majority handed anti-abortion forces a major victory Wednesday in a decision that bans a controversial abortion procedure and set the stage for further restrictions.

    For the first time since the court established a woman’s right to an abortion in 1973, the justices upheld a nationwide ban on a specific abortion method, labeled partial-birth abortion by its opponents.

    The 5-4 decision written by Justice Anthony Kennedy said the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act that Congress passed and President Bush signed into law in 2003 does not violate a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion.

    The law is constitutional despite not containing an exception that would allow the procedure if needed to preserve a woman’s health, Kennedy said. “The law need not give abortion doctors unfettered choice in the course of their medical practice,” he wrote in the majority opinion.

    Doctors who violate the law face up to two years in federal prison.

    Kennedy’s opinion, joined by Bush’s two appointees, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, was a long-awaited resounding win that abortion opponents expected from the more conservative bench.

    The administration defended the law as drawing a bright line between abortion and infanticide.

    Reacting to the ruling, Bush said that it affirms the progress his administration has made to defend the “sanctity of life.”

    GOP Presidential candidates in favor:

    Rudy Giuliani

    Mitt Romney

    John McCain

    Democrat Presidential candidates against:

    Hillary Clinton

    Bartack Obama

    John Edwards

    The case 05-380 Gonzales v. Carhart


    The Michael Ramirez Files

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