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Openness White House To Allow Coverage of Inauguration

by Keith Koffler on December 12, 2012, 5:45 pm

The White House told Dylan Byers of Politico today that it has magnanimously agreed to allow the press to cover the swearing in of the president of the United States.

I wanna tell you, the fact that barring reporters from the Inauguration of the president was even under consideration is a bad sign about how the White House intends to deal with the free flow of information during President Obama’s second term.

You weren't invited, but here's a keepsake

As you may be aware, the Constitution mandates that the president take the oath of office on January 20, which this year is a Sunday, so the White House is doing what the Presidential Inauguration Committee terms a “private” swearing in followed by the public event Monday, January 21.

Officials had been telling the press they’d have to do with a representation of the moment by Pete Souza, the White House Minister of Photographic Propaganda. But the “private” Sunday event is the actual swearing in, while the Monday stuff is just for show. In a free society, it might be wise to let the public not have to take Pete Souza’s word for it.

You may remember, the White House pulled the same stunt in 2009 when John Roberts botched the ceremony and Obama had to be sworn in privately just to make sure. The country was told about it later and delivered an official photo.

Trying to close off the swearing in of the president so as, I assume, not to detract from the next day’s public bonanza, bespeaks a real bad attitude toward freedom of the press. A similar contempt was expressed during a briefing the other day by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, when the Obama mouthpiece failed to answer a single question posed by reporters.

I assume things only get worse from here.

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regina December 12, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Dear God, Please let us be wrong and things don’t get any worse for the U.S.

cincycinco December 13, 2012 at 8:54 am

Sorry to point this out, regina, but;

“And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done”

Daniel 11:36

http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Daniel-11-36/

I’m afraid God is getting ready to teach our countrymen a much-needed lesson. Maybe about what happens when you desire a King? Has he done that before?

Oh. He has.

“6 But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD.

7 And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.

8 According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also unto thee.

9 Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit yet protest solemnly unto them, and shew them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.

10 And Samuel told all the words of the LORD unto the people that asked of him a king.

11 And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots.

12 And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots.

13 And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.

14 And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.

15 And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.

16 And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.

17 He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants.

18 And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the LORD will not hear you in that day.”

1 Samuel 8

And, here’s where America is with this;

“19 Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;”

also, 1 Samuel 8
http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/1-Samuel-Chapter-8/

As a nation, we’ve been quite naughty. God has spoken again and again on how he deals with that. All you can really do is see to your OWN salvation, and watch the Lord explain to Obama and our fellow citizens just WHO the REAL King IS…

veritaseequitas December 12, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Funny…a swearing in for The Liar-in-Chief.

cincycinco December 13, 2012 at 8:55 am

Does he finish with “So help me ME!”?

Rod December 12, 2012 at 6:41 pm

The real topic for the next 4 years is “how bad will it get” – there is no question things will go downhill from here – the question is how bad will the crash be when it hits bottom (assuming it even hits bottom before Obama leaves office)

MichelleIndependent December 12, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Roberts will crown him KIng Obamanus Narcissus Maxiumus.

cincycinco December 13, 2012 at 8:56 am

Before, or after kneeling to him?

cincycinco December 13, 2012 at 9:17 am

Watch Roberts. Remember that Dhimmis must ALWAYS keep their hands LOWER than those of their spiritual betters…

Girly1 December 12, 2012 at 9:04 pm

The Presidency – Chicago style.

Jeff December 12, 2012 at 11:02 pm

That’s cuz Valerie Jarret is who is getting sworn in..That’s just a cutout of Barry, he started vaca early

MichelleIndependent December 13, 2012 at 9:01 am

Hahah good one!

srdem65 December 12, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Spox for the WhiteHouse announced that MrO will swear to uphold the Constitution at his swearing-in now that the nosy Press has been invited to be witness to the ceremony.
Spox had no comment when asked about the rumor that MrO had planned to change the wording of the Presidental oath to reflect his intentions to fundamentally transform America into a pathetic third-world country.

cindylou December 13, 2012 at 5:09 am

Is it a tradition to have 2 swearing ins?

Just2old December 13, 2012 at 6:45 am

Only with this guy.

Susan December 13, 2012 at 9:22 am

All the leftist media has been bragging about how he will be matching the number of times FDR was sworn in. Guess being sworn in four times is some badge of honor for him. He’s such a historic accomplishment for America – our first tinpot dictator…

SLAMMER December 13, 2012 at 8:57 am

Now they’ll have to use that Bible book cover over the koran 2 days in a row.

cincycinco December 13, 2012 at 9:15 am

Sure it’s not really a leather-bound, gilt-lettered first edition of “Dreams From My Father?” Purchased at taxpayer expense…

CiscoKid December 13, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Gee, I’d really would like to watch this important and historic event, but I’ll be cleaning my 2 cat’s little boxes.