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Will obama Have a THIRD Term??

snell/GOD & COUNTRY-zero cliques 2013/01/08 19:50:14

Democrat Representative Jose Serrano from New York has reintroduced a bill
that would abolish presidential term limits by repealing the 22nd
Amendment. The bill proposes “an
amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second
article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an
individual may serve as President.”


This isn’t the first time Serrano has proposed this idea. He’s done it
multiple times in the past under Clinton’s administration and even George W.
Bush’s. In fact, he’s introduced this amendment every 2 years since 1997.


George Washington set the precedent by only serving two terms. In his
farewell address, he said that he actually wanted to retire after his first
term, and that he never actually thought of himself as qualified to be president
at all. (Oh, to have such humility in candidates running for president
nowadays.) But he was compelled by those he trusted and was convinced that it
was his duty to serve a second term.


It seemed to be the prevailing opinion among the founding fathers that the
president’s term be limited so as to prevent a monarchy. Jefferson wrote in 1807
that “if some termination to the services of the chief Magistrate be not fixed
by the Constitution, or supplied by practice, his office, nominally four years,
will in fact become for life.”



But it wasn’t actually proposed to be law until 1947 after FDR’s
3rd term. FDR actually won a 4th term but died a few
months in. The 22nd amendment was finally ratified in 1951, which now
limits presidents’ terms to two.


People are saying that such a bill would never pass with a GOP-controlled
House. That’s probably true, but as people’s dependence on government increases,
and people’s perception of the president gravitates towards one of a monarch or
a benevolent dictator, the American opinion will gradually be more in favor of
eliminating presidential term limits. If there’s any president under which the
22nd Amendment would be overturned, it would be Obama. Has there ever
been a president that has been compared to Jesus and has been called our
“savior” as many times as Obama has? Has there ever been a president that has
received as much blind and cult-like support from people (mostly those with high
melanin content) as Obama has?


If there’s any president that could sell this to the American people, it
would be Obama. I’m sure his supporters would relish the idea of a
3rd Obama term and even riot if they didn’t get their way. And
predictably, anyone not in favor of a 3rd term would be called a
racist.


Representative Serrano has introduced this joint resolution many times, but
perhaps this time will be different. But let’s hope that it doesn’t make
it out of committee.





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  • bob'45 2013/01/08 20:46:06
    bob'45
    +11
    This guy is a joke. He is a perfect example that we not only need to retain term limits for POTUS, but there should also be term limits for every member of congress.... Dictator anyone? term limits for congress cartoons

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  • WinterLynn 2013/01/10 06:15:15
  • snell/G... WinterLynn 2013/01/24 23:23:40
    snell/GOD & COUNTRY-zero cliques
    +2
    ....a very DANGEROUS loon....
  • Annie~Pro American~Pro Israel 2013/01/10 04:11:31
    Annie~Pro American~Pro Israel
    +4
    Dear God, I hope that the looney, entitled, left wing voters, aren't that stupid. That's all America needs is a 3rd term Marxist POTUS.
  • snell/G... Annie~P... 2013/01/24 23:24:08
    snell/GOD & COUNTRY-zero cliques
    +1
    ....u sure got that right Annie....thx for stopping by.
  • HatinOnHaters ;~} 2013/01/09 22:16:59
    HatinOnHaters ;~}
    +4
    repealing the 22nd is a horrible idea...gives waayyy too much power to a certain individual...no way and it doesn't surprise me at all that it is under a democrat dictatorship either...George W. wouldn't have run for a third term anyway....it's always the Democrats that go to break the rules, like FDR did
  • snell/G... HatinOn... 2013/01/24 23:26:07
    snell/GOD & COUNTRY-zero cliques
    +1
    i hear that! its not enough they got the job (power grab) but they then must destroy everthing in their path (including the job itself), while they're at it.
  • HatinOn... snell/G... 2013/04/06 21:28:02
    HatinOnHaters ;~}
    until they lose power then they cry foul HatinOnHaters
  • ALPEAUX 2013/01/09 15:50:28
    ALPEAUX
    +2
    FUBAMA ITF! Alpeaux
  • snell/G... ALPEAUX 2013/01/24 23:26:57
    snell/GOD & COUNTRY-zero cliques
    that's why i like you Alpeaux, a man of few words - but loaded with powder!
  • keeper 2013/01/09 14:29:01
    keeper
    +5
    NO WAY and NO HOW!!!
  • Dave**Gay for Girls** 2013/01/09 13:38:45
  • HatinOn... Dave**G... 2013/01/09 22:23:08
    HatinOnHaters ;~}
    +4
    it's a dangerous scenario, indeed
  • snell/G... Dave**G... 2013/01/24 00:50:47 (edited)
    snell/GOD & COUNTRY-zero cliques
    +2
    Only FDR in 1940. Altho several tried.

    Historians point to George Washington's decision not to seek a third term as evidence that the founders saw a two-term limit as a bulwark against a monarchy, although his Farewell Address suggests that he was not seeking re-election because of his age. Thomas Jefferson also contributed to the convention of a two-term limit when he wrote in 1807, "if some termination to the services of the chief Magistrate be not fixed by the Constitution, or supplied by practice, his office, nominally four years, will in fact become for life."[1] Jefferson’s immediate successors, James Madison and James Monroe, adhered to the two-term principle as well.

    Prior to Franklin D. Roosevelt, few Presidents attempted to serve for more than two terms. Ulysses S. Grant sought a third term in 1880 after serving from 1869 to 1877, but narrowly lost his party's nomination to James Garfield. Grover Cleveland tried to serve a third term (and second consecutive term) in 1896, but did not have enough support in the wake of the Panic of 1893. Cleveland lost support to the Silverites led by William Jennings Bryan, and declined to head the Gold Democrat ticket, though he did endorse the Gold Democrats. Theodore Roosevelt succeeded to the presidency upon William McKinley's ass...
    Only FDR in 1940. Altho several tried.

    Historians point to George Washington's decision not to seek a third term as evidence that the founders saw a two-term limit as a bulwark against a monarchy, although his Farewell Address suggests that he was not seeking re-election because of his age. Thomas Jefferson also contributed to the convention of a two-term limit when he wrote in 1807, "if some termination to the services of the chief Magistrate be not fixed by the Constitution, or supplied by practice, his office, nominally four years, will in fact become for life."[1] Jefferson’s immediate successors, James Madison and James Monroe, adhered to the two-term principle as well.

    Prior to Franklin D. Roosevelt, few Presidents attempted to serve for more than two terms. Ulysses S. Grant sought a third term in 1880 after serving from 1869 to 1877, but narrowly lost his party's nomination to James Garfield. Grover Cleveland tried to serve a third term (and second consecutive term) in 1896, but did not have enough support in the wake of the Panic of 1893. Cleveland lost support to the Silverites led by William Jennings Bryan, and declined to head the Gold Democrat ticket, though he did endorse the Gold Democrats. Theodore Roosevelt succeeded to the presidency upon William McKinley's assassination and was elected in 1904 to a full term himself, serving from 1901 to 1909. He sought to be elected to a (non-consecutive) term in 1912 but lost to Woodrow Wilson. Wilson himself tried to get a third term in 1920[citation needed], by deadlocking the convention. Wilson deliberately blocked the nomination of his Secretary of the Treasury and son-in-law, William Gibbs McAdoo. However, Wilson was too unpopular even within his own party at the time, and James M. Cox was nominated. In 1940, Franklin D. Roosevelt became the only president to be elected to a third term; supporters cited the war in Europe as a reason for breaking with precedent. In the 1944 election, during World War II, he won a fourth term, but suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and died in office the following year. Thus, Roosevelt was the only President to have served more than two terms.
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  • Mike snell/G... 2013/01/24 17:13:45
    Mike
    +2
    Is there any type of prohibition against a future president pulling another Grover Cleveland, and once more screwing up the Presidential headcount ?
  • HatinOn... snell/G... 2013/01/26 07:59:57
    HatinOnHaters ;~}
    +2
    nice dissertation, Snell;~}
  • john richardson 2013/01/09 08:06:09 (edited)
    john richardson
    +4
    Sounds like 1933 Germany but he has to divide the opposition first, so are we ready for that fight?How many differnt groups can we come up with this next election? And the libs are united while we vote a half dozen differnt ways claiming "it's principal." well what will we do differnt next time?
  • Birthpangs 2013/01/09 05:24:07
  • HatinOn... Birthpangs 2013/01/09 22:24:04
    HatinOnHaters ;~}
    +3
    yep..and it's coming sooner than everyone thinks too;(
  • Birthpangs HatinOn... 2013/01/10 02:50:03
  • Surly Curmudgen 2013/01/09 04:15:03
    Surly Curmudgen
    +4
    I am not sure Obama will get the citizens up on their hind legs in his second term. I think a third term would do so though and that would writ finis to the progressive infestation in this nation. Perhaps we should give him a third term.
  • pumpkin1960 2013/01/09 04:11:38
    pumpkin1960
    +5
    Lord save us from this, please. This pres is likely to be re-elected. People are dumb and would do it just to see if they could. King Obama, I can see it now. I feel sick.
  • dominic garcia 2013/01/09 03:41:24
    dominic garcia
    +5
    We are not going to let that happen!!!!!! No way!!!!
  • Birthpangs dominic... 2013/01/09 05:25:52
  • ReconMarine~PWCM*AVA*BTTB*JLA* 2013/01/09 03:12:41
  • HatinOn... ReconMa... 2013/01/09 22:24:38
    HatinOnHaters ;~}
    +2
    nice comment, Semper Fi!!
  • Pedro Doller ~Inc. 2013/01/09 02:51:59
    Pedro Doller ~Inc.
    +8
    A third term and he will be the last President the US will ever see. Game Over, a third world dictatorship will be on and out of the closet.
  • ReconMa... Pedro D... 2013/01/09 03:13:17
  • Studied 2013/01/09 02:44:14
    Studied
    +5
    This is not the first time Serrano has tried to do this, he tried under Bush also.
  • Mog of War 2013/01/09 01:46:04
    Mog of War
    +5
    Heh! The American people would never ratify that amendment.
  • ReconMa... Mog of War 2013/01/09 03:14:17
  • Birthpangs Mog of War 2013/01/09 05:27:15
  • HatinOn... Birthpangs 2013/01/09 22:26:39
    HatinOnHaters ;~}
    +3
    yep, that's how he got in in the first place...the liberal media jumped all over it in 2000, and they learned their lesson so now they shut up about it and you can all see what we have now;(
  • "Shooter" ™ 2013/01/09 00:47:37
    "Shooter" ™
    +9
    Liberals have tried this in the past and has never happened.

    Eight years of incompetence and LIES is enough!!


    no more obama no more obama no more obama no more obama
  • ReconMa... "Shoote... 2013/01/09 03:15:21
  • "Shoote... ReconMa... 2013/01/09 18:06:08
    "Shooter" ™
    +1
    DITTO!!! :))
  • snell/G... ReconMa... 2013/01/24 23:31:35
    snell/GOD & COUNTRY-zero cliques
    ....he also multiplies the deficit.
  • COCO "Shoote... 2013/01/09 04:45:11
    COCO
    +2
    Muy bien hermano,este pendejo necesita irse al carajo.
  • "Shoote... COCO 2013/01/09 18:07:25
    "Shooter" ™
    +2
    You got that right :))!!

    Happy New Year hermano!! :-))
  • Mike COCO 2013/01/24 17:15:19
    Mike
    +2
    Hay muchos locos por todo este sitio!
  • "Shoote... Mike 2013/01/24 23:37:18
    "Shooter" ™
    +1
    You ain't kidding my brother!! lmao!!

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