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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:23 AM
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"The Oath" is just window dressing...or how the RW media is stupid on a stick
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 08:57 AM by peacetrain
The President Elect becomes President at 12:00 noon oath or no oath.. If he takes an oath, he has to wait till 12:00 to become President.

All the Fox commentary, the Exploding Freepers, RW Talking heads.. this is why they so screwed this country up in the first place.. they do NOT know diddly squat, and never did.

They do not know how to run a government the size of the the United State, that is why they are constantly harping on small government. These people do not know what to do, or even understand the Constitution.

EDIT.. to add reason for op.. local talk radio callers are on that binge again, that somehow, President Obama is not the President. Same group who wailed about the birth certificate. They think Bush will have to come back. I do not know where they people come from.


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billybob537 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:26 AM
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1. Was Bush President Even though he wasn't elected?
Wingnuts are so DUMB They don't even know when they're being used "LIKE the LAST EIGHT YEARS"
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:26 AM
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:28 AM
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3. At 12:00 noon he is offically President..they try and run the oath as close
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 08:29 AM by peacetrain
to that time as possible. And thank you for the link! :hi:
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paparush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:48 AM
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4. Well, he became president at 12:00, but before he could exercise any Presidential powers..
he had to take the Oath of Office.

Article II, Section I, Clause 7 of the Constitution:

7. Before he enter on the execution of his office, he shall take the following oath or affirmation:
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of the President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:53 AM
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5. true.. i am just listening to the *usual* groups on a local talk radio show
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 08:53 AM by peacetrain
who think he is not "really" president,, aka birth certificate, etc.. he was President at 12:00, they just do not get a clue.

They think that because Roberts bobbled the words, that it mitigated the oath, and Bush will come back

There is just no explaining anything to some people
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paparush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:59 AM
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6. I know. Its kind of sad. Sickening, but still a little sad.
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