Thursday, January 22, 2009

Obama bin Antichrist

Oops:

Barack Obama has been sworn in as US president for the second time in two days, because one word was given out of order during Tuesday's ceremony.

In the oath, as set out in the US Constitution, the new incumbent swears to "faithfully execute the office of president of the United States".
But as Chief Justice Roberts read out the oath for Mr Obama to repeat, he moved the word "faithfully" to the end of the phrase.
Mr Obama, apparently noticing the error, hesitated. Mr Roberts repeated the phrase incorrectly, and Mr Obama followed suit, using the erroneous formula.

So, just to be on the constitutionally safe side, Roberts administered the oath again yesterday, at the White House. But:

In contrast to the first oath-taking, Mr Obama did not swear on a Bible

Does the man have any idea what he’s just unleashed?

Update: this is pretty funny. Not often you can say that about a Times editorial...

5 comments:

Andrew R said...

Truly is it said: You can't fight the crazy.

No doubt the plan was to kibosh the "not the President because he got the oath wrong" nonsense, but of course it just gave the loopers something else to latch on to. Already, apparently, the point is being argued that having been sworn in twice, he is now on his second term and thus ineligible for re-election in 2012.

You can't outwit crazy.

Tom Freeman said...

Strewth. Six and a half hours after I posted this, Google gives 29,600 results for obama oath bible antichrist.

(This post is in second place. Curse you, Guardian!)

M said...

Not the best audience to attract...

Anonymous said...

honestly none of us white people would ever think obama was the antichrist if he wasnt a nigga. forreal. think about it, if his name was peter brady and he was a white guy, but everything else about him was exactly as it is now, would anyone be saying he was the antichrist?

Anonymous said...

Actually, if Obama was a white guy named Peter Brady, he wouldn't have been elected. He was chosen over Hillary because of his skin color.