Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Obama is President: Rally around your checkbooks

Barack Obama was sworn in today as President number 44. This was done in spite of questions surrounding his status as a natural born citizen. He won after running the most expensive campaign in American history. He followed it up by having the most expensive inauguration in history. Let me make a bold prediction. This will be the most expensive Presidency in US history. Already deficit predictions are at record levels for 2009. On top of this Obama is promising 'pie in the sky' programs like insurance for illegal aliens. Hold onto your checkbooks. Taxes are going up and not just for the rich. In case you missed it; here is the video of Obama flubbing taking the oath of office.

Video of Barack Obama taking oath of office.


Unknown said...

Hand it over! You are only allowed hope and change, everything else belongs to The One.

Anonymous said...

Correction: John Roberts flubbed the Oath of Office, not Obama. Roberts apologized.

Ted said...


Who was the 44th President of the USA?


Joe Biden.

He was the Acting President for at least 5 minutes under either the Constitution’s Article 2 or the Constitution’s 20th Amendment, from 12:00 Noon 1/20/09, having already taken his Oath of Office and before Obama completed his ‘oath’ at approximately 12:05 PM, 1/20/09. Under the 20th Amendment if the President-elect shall have failed to qualify, or alternatively under Article 2 if the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term, being 12:00 Noon 1/20/09, which ability and/or qualification includes that he take the Article 2 oath “before he enter on the execution of his office,” then either the Presidency shall devolve on the Vice President under Article 2 or the Vice President shall act as President under the 20th Amendment.

Here’s why this may be significant. If a subsequent Supreme Court ruling disqualifies Obama as not being an Article 2 “natural born citizen”, Biden’s automatic succession to the Presidency could be predicated upon either and/or both having been Vice President under Article 2 or, if that be deemed problematic because Obama’s unlawful Presidency is nullified, Vice President-elect under the 20th Amendment.

Anonymous said...

Iraq cost 720 plus million per day and you're calling Obama a big spender?

You posted your link at Cajun Boy in the City blog and here I am. In Memory of Molly Ivins I offer a quote from a 2006 piece of hers in The Texas Observer:

"If ever a gang of corrupt jerks deserved to be held accountable, this one does."


Keep Gitmo. Send Bush, Cheney, et al. without habeous corpus.

The GOP is irrelevant. It will survive in small pockets but will never again hold national sway over public policy. This is the Bush Legacy.

Welcome to a new day in America.


chovak said...

swood7797, I hope you're not calling Obama "That One."

Ted, your connection to reality is tenuous. There have been mistakes in the past on the Justice's parts and on Presidents' parts, and they didn't retake the oath back then. Also, Obama was born in Hawaii after it became a state. Also, ask Bush who he left the envelope marked "44" for. Also, the sun rises in the east.

Re the general post: I do enjoy baseless speculation as much as the next idiot blogger, but do you really need to keep up the talk about "He's going to raise taxes! I know it!" after the election has been won? I mean, what's the point? If he wants to raise taxes, I think you'll have some notice, and then you can talk to your congressman. If he doesn't raise taxes, rest assured, it won't be because you wrote a bunch of paranoid blogposts.