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Obama Stumbles On Oath Again, POTUS Flubs A Line

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Today’s second inauguration went off nearly without a hitch for President Obama, save the part where he stumbles on the word “states” during a bit of the actual oath-taking part.

President Obama stumbled a bit, famously, during his first swearing-in as leader of the free world, and who wouldn’t be a bit nervous at such a big moment? While the President officially takes the Oath of Office on the Sunday prior to the official inauguration to-do, presidents tend to repeat the oath publicly on the following day, Monday, to the fanfare and celebration to which we are accustomed.

Obama stumbles on the oath in the following clip, when he is taking the oath in the big moment. The StarTribune explains:

“In front of hundreds of thousands gathered to watch, Obama stammered briefly over ‘states’ as he repeated back the words ‘the office of president of the United States.’… Obama had already been officially sworn in for a second term on Sunday, in accordance with the Constitution, which requires presidential terms to begin on Jan. 20.”

Obama’s stumbling over the words was not his first run-in with an Oath of Office blunder, and back in 2009 when he was sworn in the first time, Justice John Roberts made a mistake in the oath. The following day, the President and the Justice re-confirmed the oath in order to ensure no constitutional issues would arise from the slipup.

In the clip below, you can watch as President Obama stumbles on his oath in the second go-round, before he officially takes office for the second time.

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31 Responses to “Obama Stumbles On Oath Again, POTUS Flubs A Line”

  1. Christian Raney

    what creeps me out is he kind of twitched like a robot. some what of hitting an error. I don't know about anyone else, but kind of creeepy…Im still hesitant about the gov.

  2. Jack Schulte

    He was sweating and short-circuiting without his beloved teleprompter…not to mention choking on our tax dollars.He also despises the thought of our states being united…

  3. Joan Lee

    Dumber than a bag o' hammers…probably no place to plug in teleprompter.

  4. Anonymous

    Wasn't the Presidential Oath supposed to contain the same phraseology as the Vice Presidential Oath. I do not recall President Obama swearing to defend the constitution "against all enemies, domestic and foreign" as VP Biden had.

  5. Anonymous

    What's new about that? He can't complete a sentence without a teleprompter.

  6. Anonymous

    So dumb he is serving a second term. What are your accomplishments…probably nothing since the country has never heard of you!

  7. Edwin Johnston

    rose741 unemployment first term 7.8% unemployment second term 7.8% he has accomplished nothing but bringing in 1000's of mexicans

  8. Joan Lee

    So dumb are the sheeple that voted for this impostor..we are so screwed..if you dont see that , you are not looking.

  9. Robert Shoaf

    Do the people of this once great country not understand how important this oath is? When I was sworn into the U.S.A.F. we had NCOS wat hing us to make sure we said the oath completely and faultless as this would not be considered a truthful oath. I am sure by his inability to such gives him an out and excuses any liabilty legally. Remember this warning as it will be his excuse to legally not be prosecuted, it also will null and void any and all of his actions.

  10. John Touchet

    oh yes. He is not human. He should be thrashed with chains of metal..

  11. Robert Shoaf

    No just do it until you get it right. So does that mean you let your bar back slide? I hope not. Why should we expect less crom the highest office in the United States. If so we are in alot of trouble

  12. Dick Johnson

    You tellem Rose. If Ed & Joan can do better, step up. Or shutup.

  13. Anonymous

    Guys the stumble just shows he is human after all just like the rest of us…..its funny but I bet we would all stumble if we had 2 stand be4 thousands…and guess what the Vice president stumbled 2 so leave him alone,

  14. William Campbell

    Joan, it's sad that people don't see how great and fortunate of a country that we have. People are putting down the President before his policies have it's intended effect. If we are screwed now then we were exponentially screwed when Bush was in office and people did not have this discussion on a large scale. Curious.

  15. Dick Sicario

    He has to be at the point where it is very hard to remember all the
    Lies he has told, and to continue with the proper verbiage to maintain what he thinks is the truth.

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