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Wed Jan 20, 2021, 01:11 PM

Chief Justice Roberts showing his bias

At both of Obama's swearings-in (the first of which Roberts famously flubbed), he ended with a question, "So help you god?" Same just now for Biden.

Four long years ago, Roberts uttered the above line correctly, as a statement to be repeated, not as a question to be answered.

On 1/20/25 , before Biden (or Harris, if Joe decides not to run) takes the oath, s/he (or a spokesperson) should politely advise the CJ of the proper way to end the oath. (If he did that to me I would just throw the question right back at him, followed by, "Hey, I just repeated what you said, chief." )

Obama 2009


Obama 2013


Fatso 2017


Biden 2021

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Lord Ludd Jan 2021 OP
AnyFunctioningAdult Jan 2021 #1
edhopper Jan 2021 #4
flibbitygiblets Jan 2021 #7
DavidDvorkin Jan 2021 #9
Lord Ludd Jan 2021 #10
jcgoldie Jan 2021 #2
edhopper Jan 2021 #3
BGBD Jan 2021 #5
PRETZEL Jan 2021 #6
hlthe2b Jan 2021 #8
abqtommy Jan 2021 #11

Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 01:13 PM

1. There is no correct way to say it since

it is not in the Constitution. Would be nice if they stop using it entirely.

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Response to AnyFunctioningAdult (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 01:18 PM

4. Not the point

he said it markedly differently for Obama and Biden than Trump.

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Response to AnyFunctioningAdult (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 01:24 PM

7. Excellent point. "GOD" has no place in politics, full stop.

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Response to AnyFunctioningAdult (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 01:37 PM

9. I agree

It should never have been added.

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Response to AnyFunctioningAdult (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 01:57 PM

10. Granted, but Roberts should be consistent

Either always say the line as a statement, or always ask it as a question.

Unlike with Trump, it sounded like Roberts was asking Obama (twice!) & Biden, "Do you really mean it?"

Had Trump been hooked up to a polygraph during the oath, the needle would've flown off & stabbed Roberts in the eye, & the machine would've exploded.

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 01:15 PM

2. Maybe he was just scared what dumbass trump's response would be...

I didnt know there would be a test ... uhmmm man woman tv camera?

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 01:17 PM

3. You are absolutely right

Question for Obama and Biden. Statement for Drumpf.
Wonder if it was unconscious or intentional?

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 01:18 PM

5. Its because Trumpnis Ron Burgandy

He'd have repeated whatever Roberts said.

"So help you God?"

"So help you God."

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 01:23 PM

6. I guess I missed that part

but did Roberts leave out the part about protecting from enemies, both foreign and domestic?

Justice Sotomayor most certainly said it in VP Harris' oath.

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 01:29 PM

8. Maybe he's just turning "Valley Girl"

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 20, 2021, 03:47 PM

11. Yeah, who knows what he's wearing underneath that black robe?

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