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Old 12-01-2013, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Plymouth Meeting, PA.
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Sad thing is we have sheeple here who would definitely vote him a third term


A third term for President Barack Obama? It could happen | al.com
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:52 AM
 
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Why are idiots so willing to vote an idiot to a third term? Are they afraid of being called a racist if they don't, or does it go deeper. I also suspect that they want a socialist state and they see the idiot-in-chief as their pathway to that goal.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I think we're getting closer to seeing it become a reality.

It has nothing to do with racism.
It's more party loyalty than having a Black man in the Oval Office.

Obama sways with the wind. I don't recall ever seeing a President do so many 360 turns as this one.
No spine, no conviction, easily swayed into submission.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:16 AM
 
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Jeez.

There is a rule of thumb in journalism: If a headline is a question, the answer is "no." Such articles are written primarily because the reporter didn't have any real news to report about, so he's just churning up stuff out of Wikipedia.

There is certainly zero chance that a constitutional amendment could be passed and take effect in time for Obama to be elected directly to a third term. It's impossible for the legislative mechanism to move that quickly (and deliberately so). So Obama would have to leave office and then run again a term or two later from scratch.

And there is nearly zero chance that a constitutional amendment would ever be passed anyway to repeal the 22 amendment. In order to rouse the populace enough for that to happen, we'd have to have had a president who was so super successful in everything he did that everyone would feel the loss when he left office.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:17 AM
 
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I think we're getting closer to seeing it become a reality.

It has nothing to do with racism.
It's more party loyalty than having a Black man in the Oval Office.

Obama sways with the wind. I don't recall ever seeing a President do so many 360 turns as this one.
No spine, no conviction, easily swayed into submission.
Did you not read the article?

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It’s not just Democrats. The late U.S. Rep. Guy Vander Jagt, R-Mich., introduced a bill to repeal the 22nd Amendment in 1986. The move would have allowed Ronald Reagan to seek a third term.



”The 22nd Amendment is an insult to American voters who are wise and well-informed,” Vander Jagt said at the time.


Reagan himself initially supported term limits but changed his mind during his second term in the White House.


"In thinking about it more and more, I have come to the conclusion that the 22nd Amendment was a mistake," Reagan said in an interview with Barbara Walters in 1986.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Why are idiots so willing to vote an idiot to a third term? Are they afraid of being called a racist if they don't, or does it go deeper. I also suspect that they want a socialist state and they see the idiot-in-chief as their pathway to that goal.
Funny thing is what Bill Clinton said in the link about a non-consecutive third term. Who wouldn't pay to see primary "debates" between Bill and Hillary Clinton?
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:19 AM
 
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Previous attempts to repeal the Twenty-second Amendment have failed; and there is not enough time left now to amend the Constitution to allow President Obama to run for a third term in office. Besides, there's not enough votes to pass it.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:21 AM
 
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Sad thing is we have sheeple here who would definitely vote him a third term
A third term for President Barack Obama? It could happen | al.com
From your link:

"Serrano currently has no co-sponsors for his bill, and he’s had little success in prior attempts to abolish presidential term limits. He’s introduced similar legislation in every new term since 1997, during the administrations of Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama."

There definitely are sheeple here, but they aren't on the left. You guys will use anything, even an obscure bill that's languished in committee for 11 months and isn't going anywhere (and one that Reagan would have supported, it seems) if you can find a way to turn it into an Obama bashing thread, which is about all C-D is about any more.

And all the usual suspects will jump in and bleat their agreement. Sheeple, indeed.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:24 AM
 
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It's not going to happen. Get over it.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:30 AM
 
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Jeez.

There is a rule of thumb in journalism: If a headline is a question, the answer is "no." Such articles are written primarily because the reporter didn't have any real news to report about, so he's just churning up stuff out of Wikipedia.

There is certainly zero chance that a constitutional amendment could be passed and take effect in time for Obama to be elected directly to a third term. It's impossible for the legislative mechanism to move that quickly (and deliberately so). So Obama would have to leave office and then run again a term or two later from scratch.

And there is nearly zero chance that a constitutional amendment would ever be passed anyway to repeal the 22 amendment. In order to rouse the populace enough for that to happen, we'd have to have had a president who was so super successful in everything he did that everyone would feel the loss when he left office.
Well said indeed. I subscribe to all that Ralph writes.

I will also predict that when the 2016 presidential race begins in earnest, we shall see plenty of new threads 'proving' that President Obama is preparing to declare martial law, that he is dictator-for-life, that he made the military take a personal oath to him, etc.

I recall that January day when President Clinton was leaving office, with President-Elect Bush preparing to be sworn in. I was listening to Rush Limbaugh that morning. Some idiot called in and swore that Clinton had 'called out the tanks' to take over the country; that he had actually witnessed the tanks roaming the streets of D.C. Rush simply chuckled, noted that it was a bit early in the day to enjoy adult beverages, and hung up without comment. No doubt if CD were in existence back then, said caller would have started a thread about it, and many herein would be aghast and say "I knew it!".

Such is life.
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