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Phred42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:27 AM
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Was Roberts (oath) "screw-up" a payback?
Confirmation Vote: John G. Roberts, Jr. to be Chief Justice of the United States
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/r...

Obama Voted AGAINST confirming Roberts as Cheif Justice of the Supreme Court. Interesting.

Maybe the "screw-up" on the oath was an FU from Roberts to Obama.


:shrug:
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:28 AM
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1. Honest mistake. Roberts is an idiot and should not be on the court. nt
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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:29 AM
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2. No. Who wants to go down in history as a buffoon, to get some imaginary "payback"?
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 10:29 AM by Teaser
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Phred42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:43 AM
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11. so he'd rather go down as the buffon Cheif CJustice and member of the Federalist Society
that didn't know the presidential oath of office?

Ok - he is after all a Bush appointee - right up there with Heckova Job Brownie

Heckova Job Johnnie
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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:57 AM
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20. what?
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Phred42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:43 AM
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12. dupe
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 10:45 AM by Phred42
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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:29 AM
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3. .... Roberts was also the guy who coordinated the thug protests against the 2000 recount in FLA
He was probably mad that Bushie, the guy Roberts helped install in the White House, the guy who gave him a justiceship as a quid pro quo for coordinating that protest, got booed before the swearing-in.
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bcoylepa Donating Member (438 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:29 AM
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4. really???
people get serious - this is the kind of childish stuff that Obama talked about yesterday - he's not worried about - either am I -
looks like nerves to me
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BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:34 AM
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9. Yep
Just like Roberts to pull a childish stunt like that.
And now it's coming back to bite him in the ass.

He's made a damn fool of himself and of his office.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:57 AM
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14. bcoylepa, you probably have not been here long enough
because you will see a lot more childish stuff here being done by those who believe they are being clever.

I agree that it was probably nerves. That flub will be brought up at every inauguration from now on and will certainly be prominently mentioned when Obama takes his next oath of office. I am sure that Roberts would never deliberately do something that will make him look foolish for years to come.
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:29 AM
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5. No. It was his first time and he thought he was better at it than he wad
The only one to not use notes. Even Stevens had notes
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DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:30 AM
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6. No. Overconfidence and underpreparation.
Looks good on ya, smartass.
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Patsy Stone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:32 AM
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7. No
But now he owes Obama a BIG one.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:33 AM
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8. No. I don't think even he wanted to make a mistake in front of
millions of people, despite tinfoil hatters to the contrary. He screwed up.
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progdonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:41 AM
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10. Also no. Just proves how unworthy he is to be Chief Justice...
I would say, too, that it's actually a perfect example of how little the "strict constructionists" and other conservatives ever actually read the Constitution.

"Doo-doo-doo, oh I know the Constitution backwards and forwards; I'm the best expert on judicial philosophy in the country; I know exactly what the Forefathers intended on every subject under the Sun; doo-doo-doo."

"Oh, fuck; I had one sentence to recite from memory, and I fucked it up. Hope nobody noticed."
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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:49 AM
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13. This is the stupidest DU obsession ever. Worse than grandma-gate
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:57 AM
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15. Nah, it was Roberts arrogance. Most Justices have a copy of the oath with them. Roberts was going
to show that he was so brilliant that he did not need no stinkin' notes. Instead, he showed the opposite. Obama was, as always, too cool, stopping and nodding at Roberts to go again. But, in the future, the CJ should be required to read the oath, and in segments of three or four words, so that the Prez Elect doesn't screw up the echo either. This is, after all, the Constitution they are quoting.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:04 AM
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16. No--who wants to be captured on film looking like a doofus, for all eternity?
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malletgirl02 Donating Member (938 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:10 AM
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18. I agree
No matter how Roberts feels about Obama, he would not mess up purpose, for exactly the reason you state.
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:07 AM
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17. Maybe the "screw-up" was because he knew the world was watching.
Could it have been nerves?
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:12 PM
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23. That was the point I attempted to make yesterday and was called a Fascist enabler...
If it is true that to assume makes an ass of u & me, which is said quite often and everybody knows it...then it is also true that dummies can't be spelled without du

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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:11 AM
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19. no, just more incompetence on part of a Bush appointee
He did a heck of a job.
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:01 PM
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21. No. He is just really that dumb
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:03 PM
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22. This is one of those topics that for DU has the tremendous capacity to spiral into true...
unmitigated, irrevocable, nonsensical never-ending gibberish
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:40 PM
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24. No. Stop Being Stupid.
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Phred42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:00 PM
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25. Craig Crawford: Impeach John Roberts
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:06 PM
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27. Yeah. I Already Read That Beyond Idiotic Sentiment From Him Elsewhere.
What a moron he is.
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:40 PM
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26. Roberts is ALREADY a screw-up. He was just being himself.
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