Jay Walking: President Obama’s Alleged “Decision” for a Secret, Hush-Hush, Inaugural Swearing In Ceremony…
I just read a prepared blog post on the Website, “The Brenner Brief,” which not only made me ill, but also disabused me of the notion that the “truth” is more powerful than the lie. Truth be told, people believe whatever they want to believe, and they’ll spin that any which way they must to “make it so.” The comment, titled “Transparent President Obama May Have Private Swearing In,” authored by “The Brenner Brief,” (thereby making it quite clear that this is a “signature piece” for this site) is a snide, uninformed, just-this-side-of rant, accusing President “Sunlight is the greatest disinfectant” Obama of being, perhaps, one of the most secretive, two-faced, and at the very least, opaque presidents the United States has ever known… Then, for good measure, they cite articles from other sites, among them statements that contradict the point they are trying, so unsuccessfully, to make! You see, citing one’s sources, even if one has not read them oneself, is always a good practice because it makes one look… like one is citing one’s sources…
The Brenner Brief staff has a problem with the fact that President Obama will be sworn in, privately, on January 20, 2013. As it happens, January 13, 2013, is a Sunday. And historically, when Inauguration Day has fallen on a Sunday, the Chief Justice has still administered the Oath, but always privately, with a second, public event taking place the following day – Monday. If President Obama were to break with this established tradition, and have the Chief Justice administer the Oath, publicly, and only, on Sunday, January 20, these same right-wing, wrong-thinking patriots for transparent government would cry “Blasphemy!” and accuse President Obama of thinking he is Emperor Obama, or our Lord and Savior, Obama (and they have already accused him of that, here in another post where they apparently don’t realize that Jamie Foxx is a comedian, and that while he was obviously feeling a sense of relief, he was also, obviously, only kidding when he referred to President Obama as “Our Lord and Savior.” (I’m now rolling my eyes so dramatically, I might as well be munching on a wedge of watermelon, while writhing in a cotton field screaming, “NOOOOOOooooooooooooooo!!!”)…
Nowhere in this some-of-the-most-irresponsible-journalism-I-have-ever-seen post do they mention that President Obama is not the first president to have held two inaugural ceremonies (one private, one public), nor will he be the last. We just don’t “do” Sunday Inaugurals, Coronations, or anything else! It seems to me a retraction, or an addendum is in order. And as the Brenner post is just a flimsy, insubstantial, uninformed, piece of twaddle, they could even slip this information into the post without even bothering to update it, thereby making themselves look like they know what the heck they’re talking about. But they won’t have to do that because people will read it, “like” it, and go about their business because either they are not informed, don’t care to be informed, or would rather not be informed. But this is Civics 101! Even al-Qaeda knows this… How could the folks at The Brenner Brief not know?
I feel like I’m “Jay Drowning…”
…because there’s nothing better than good information.®
Jay Walking: President Obama’s Alleged “Decision” for a Secret, Hush-Hush, Inaugural Swearing In Ceremony… by Vivien E. Zazzau is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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