Digital News Report- President Barack Obama has taken the Oath of Office again, so all of the conspiracy nutters can give it a rest. After Chief Justice John Roberts flubbed the 35 word oath, causing Barack Obama to stumble around in front of a crowd of millions in the most cringe worthy moment of the day, they’ve decided to have a do-over in what the White House counsel Greg Craig called “an abundance of caution, because there was one word out of sequence.”
The President is still officially the President and has been since noon on Inauguration Day, but they decided to give it a second go at 7:35pm ET in the Map Room of the White House. Many have already comment on the issue, including Vice-President Biden who quipped that his, “memory is not as good as Chief Justice Roberts.” Even Fox News’ Chris Wallace “was wondering here whether Barack Obama is in fact the president of the United States” after the flub.
“We decided that because it was so much fun [the first time]” Obama joked to reporters. He also urged Chief Justice Roberts, “to do it very slowly,” and afterwards teased that he had twelve more inaugural balls to attend.
We can hope that this shuts down any conspiracy theories that may float around trying to say that President Obama is not actually President, but there are still bound to be some. After all, people are still trying to say that Obama is not actually a citizen and thus cannot be President. First they tried to claim that he was born in Hawaii before it was a state. After someone cracked open an encyclopedia it became obvious that they were wrong, so they tried to say he wasn’t born in Hawaii at all. When that didn’t work, they tried to say the birth certificate was faked or that he gave up his citizenship when he moved to Indonesia as a child. They just can’t make up which direction they want to take their conspiracy.
But now he’s been sworn in not once, but twice. What may seem like overkill to some still won’t be enough for others. But legally he’s President and if the Conspiracy Theorists want to go argue with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court about it, go right on ahead. It was his mistake anyway.