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New York congressman introduces bill
to abolish presidential term limits

The Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley

Original Article

Posted By:PChristopher, 1/7/2013 2:02:49 AM

New York Democratic Rep. Jose Serrano reintroduced a bill in Congress on Friday to repeal the 22nd Amendment, which places term limits on the U.S. presidency. The bill, which has been referred to committee, would allow Barack President Obama to become the first president since Franklin Roosevelt to seek a third term in office. H.J. Res. 15 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.”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/7/2013 2:05:29 AM     (No. 9102474)

This is going nowhere.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 1/7/2013 2:06:29 AM     (No. 9102475)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: maggie2u, 1/7/2013 2:14:45 AM     (No. 9102480)

Yeah, and like we didn´t see this coming.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/7/2013 2:23:58 AM     (No. 9102483)

I think I am going to be sick.
Not that we didn´t see this one coming.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/7/2013 2:31:12 AM     (No. 9102486)

They loved the Great Depression so much that they want to relive it...I hate lefties!!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 1/7/2013 2:40:44 AM     (No. 9102489)

I much prefer a Constitutional Amendment that makes Obama president for life, permanently dissolves Congress and eliminates the vote. Nothing and no one should ever be permitted to stand in the way of the greatest human being to ever walk this planet.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: noddy, 1/7/2013 2:47:46 AM     (No. 9102493)

Now watch for the polls. Of course only the ignorant, unemployed and illegals will be polled. This is the stuff of nightmares.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ZurichMike, 1/7/2013 2:49:26 AM     (No. 9102494)

This would take a constitutional amendment. Do you know how long that would take to get through all the state houses of the US?

This is DOA even before the ink dries.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: steveW, 1/7/2013 2:56:48 AM     (No. 9102499)

I have no doubt that within the Democrat party there are plans underway to allow Obama to reign unlimited. The thought of it must first be floated, then discussed in "serious" MSM circles, then debated (it now becomes "legitimate"), then given cover with the usual guilt-inducing, smokescreen rhetoric. I know not a single Democrat who wouldn´t jump at the chance to have Obama be president-for-life, like Castro. Not one.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 1/7/2013 2:56:58 AM     (No. 9102500)

They--you know Them--just will not stop these innumerable versions of Chinese water torture. Can we just have a week without having to add another nightmare to the list?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jond, 1/7/2013 3:01:06 AM     (No. 9102501)

Sideshow to a sideshow. Irrelevant.

(An interesting discussion would be whether Congress is actually fulfilling the role envisaged for it, or capable of doing so.)

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Starshine, 1/7/2013 4:54:59 AM     (No. 9102528)

He conceived this notion while pouring Ripple wine over his body in the sauna.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rather Read, 1/7/2013 5:06:29 AM     (No. 9102530)

#8 is right. It would take YEARS to get this through all the state houses. I´m sure that some of them (Massachusetts) would vote for it in a heartbeat. But there is no way it would pass.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: dirtyjersey, 1/7/2013 5:42:04 AM     (No. 9102538)

Total diversion. Watch the other hand, that´s where the trick is coming from...

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Reply 15 - Posted by: simple simon, 1/7/2013 5:43:56 AM     (No. 9102539)

#9, I know of at least 1...Bill Clinton. Maybe Hillary.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: hamrman, 1/7/2013 6:06:04 AM     (No. 9102553)

Not NO, but ´ell NO...is this guy on drugs? Doesn´t he remember Idi Amin Ugandan President for Life? This is a slippery slope...

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Reply 17 - Posted by: LAW428, 1/7/2013 6:17:10 AM     (No. 9102566)

Is there no limit to leftist megalomania?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Country Boy, 1/7/2013 6:19:26 AM     (No. 9102572)

The guy gamed the election machines and stole the election. Still gluing together the painted styrofoam that he has a mandate.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: rightwinggranny, 1/7/2013 6:22:31 AM     (No. 9102580)

This Representative has introduced this bill into every session of Congress since 1997--even during the George Bush years. For some reason it is one of his causes. He is the only sponsor, and as long as no one actually agrees with him we will be ok.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Janjan, 1/7/2013 6:23:44 AM     (No. 9102582)

I would support a change to the 22nd Amendment. Let´s impose term limits on all politicians instead of just the President.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: helibobber, 1/7/2013 6:36:09 AM     (No. 9102594)

Dictatorship.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: rightdog, 1/7/2013 6:47:48 AM     (No. 9102612)

What #20 said!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: JimS, 1/7/2013 6:48:01 AM     (No. 9102613)

Don´t hyperventilate. Nothing to see here.
Dingbat Serrano has been introducing this same bill in every Congress since 1997--even through Bush years. No co-sponsors, no floor vote. Will go nowhere.
Besides, everyone knows that Moochelle will run for President in 2016

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 1/7/2013 6:55:03 AM     (No. 9102619)

It can´t happen? That´s what I thought about BO getting re-elected. And look how that ended.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Crosscut, 1/7/2013 7:09:00 AM     (No. 9102630)

Obama is the exact reason why this amendment was created in the first place. In the event the nation was dumb enough to put a butthola in the Oval Office it wouldn´t be forever.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/7/2013 7:10:00 AM     (No. 9102632)

Tell the gullible masses something often enough ............

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Reply 27 - Posted by: jayhawk, 1/7/2013 7:16:57 AM     (No. 9102646)

So.............those of you who declare this can/will never happen--when has Obamanazi ever let a little detail like the Constitution constrain him? He will just do an end-run around it like he has numerous other times and with the complicit media, arrogantly DARE you do do something about it and the congress will form a commission to study the issue while Obamanazi waltzes away to his third term.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: krause, 1/7/2013 7:35:00 AM     (No. 9102671)

How did we get so many insurgents in our government?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: bpl40, 1/7/2013 7:35:04 AM     (No. 9102672)

Ask the proponents what they would think of the bill if applies only after the current incumbent /occupier leaves office.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Echohawk, 1/7/2013 7:39:57 AM     (No. 9102680)

#27 makes a good point. What if Obama declares himself President for Life via Executive Order?


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Reply 31 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/7/2013 7:45:41 AM     (No. 9102690)

Anybody who thinks abolishing presidential term limits is a good idea needs to read The Patriarch, the bio of Jos. P. Kennedy. The behind-the-scenes machinations and gyrations of FDR are mind-boggling.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: disasterman, 1/7/2013 7:48:57 AM     (No. 9102696)

Everyone keeps saying this could never happen, it would take too long to get through the state houses. The progressives are actively trying to gut the First and Second Amendments right now. Once those pesky little things are out of the way, dumping Twenty Second will be like taking candy from a baby.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 1/7/2013 7:54:09 AM     (No. 9102704)

Term limits should apply to all senators and congressmen - fdr was a perfect example when a politician thinks they are king and now we have another idiot in the white house who is even worse than a king, he is already a dictator with no restraints on his orders by the limp wristed dems.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: PageTurner, 1/7/2013 8:10:46 AM     (No. 9102734)

Just like Hugo Chavez did. Oliver Stone was right, Obama governs just like Hugo. Hugo is Obama´s template.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: mitzi, 1/7/2013 8:19:53 AM     (No. 9102751)

Change the rules for the black guy?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: 4freedom, 1/7/2013 8:21:38 AM     (No. 9102753)

Wait till he gets majority on the Supreme Court, it will be then thrown out.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: BarryNo, 1/7/2013 8:25:05 AM     (No. 9102764)

Bammy plans on being chief mourner at Hugo C.´s death. It´s the Democrat´s ´Golden Circle´ all over again. They´ve just been smarter about it, this time.

The goal this time is not to fill the world with Slave States - no, that was a piker´s dream - Bammy is one of those who dream of a world where they and their friends are, on pain of death and torture, worshiped as gods.

And the media is scratching it´s collective head over the jump in gun sales?

Your quirky neighbor, your irritating relative, the grandma down the street, your best friend...

... will be violently trying to take your Property, your Freedom and your Life.

Unless you can join with like-minded people and stop them.

War is coming.



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Reply 38 - Posted by: starsNstripes, 1/7/2013 8:48:19 AM     (No. 9102815)

I think the congressman got ahead of the playbook. You see, first you´re supposed to outlaw all firearms--you know, disarm the public. Then, you declare BHO the president for life.

It gets a bit untidy if you do these two out of sequence.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: chance_232, 1/7/2013 8:51:02 AM     (No. 9102822)

I´ll agree to repealing the 22nd amendment, if ya´ll agree to also repealing the 16th and 17th amendments.

If the dems were smart, they would craft a constitutional amendment that lifted term limits for democrats and banned republicans. /s/

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Reply 40 - Posted by: suncitypro, 1/7/2013 8:59:15 AM     (No. 9102835)

#14 hit the nail on the head--more wag the dog stuff. Be prepared for the slight of hand.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: sadc, 1/7/2013 9:03:47 AM     (No. 9102846)

Bill Clinton is having a snit fit. If anyone deserved to be Pres for life, he believed he was it. Watch his reaction, should be fun.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: RhymeWriter12, 1/7/2013 9:28:28 AM     (No. 9102887)

This is what I´ve been telling everyone for months.. Obama will find a way to keep presidency... And with fixed elections equals indefinite president... It´s fixed for ever... Goodbye america

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Reply 43 - Posted by: EnsignO´Toole, 1/7/2013 9:30:56 AM     (No. 9102892)

Unlimited presidential terms has already been tried, that´s why there is a 22nd Amendment. Americans do not want a ruler/dictator, especially one who doesn´t follow the Constitution.

The Founding Fathers probably didn´t put term limits in the original Constitution, because no one lived long enough in those days to be able to serve longer than two terms, although Washington refused the honor.

If America hadn´t been in the middle of WWII, I believe the American people might not have elected FDR to a third and fourth term. Of course, if the Republicans, as always had run serious candidates who really did have better ideas, FDR might not have been elected four times.

Alf Landon (1936),Wendell Wilkie (1940), and Thomas E. Dewey (1944) couldn´t fight the number of "takers" in those elections - shades of today. We should all tell our Congress Critters (especially the Republicans who have a wimp tendency) to study history. America has "been there, done that" with no term limits and it turned out badly.

"Those who don´t know history are doomed to repeat it."

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Pros7767, 1/7/2013 9:38:21 AM     (No. 9102907)

No problem here. Obama will issue another executive order and our wimpy republicans will stand there wringing their hands not knowing what to do.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: 3rdjerseyman, 1/7/2013 9:43:03 AM     (No. 9102922)

What´s the deal with Latinos and Caudillos?

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Jebediah, 1/7/2013 9:57:47 AM     (No. 9102962)

Our own Hugo Chavez.


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Reply 47 - Posted by: stryker714, 1/7/2013 10:09:40 AM     (No. 9103000)

That´s right #38. The Agenda21 bans not only firearm possession but private property as well. Bamster just contacted UN after the election and indicated he wants to revisit the issue. The dems know that although they are more anxious than a child waiting on Christmas morning for a complete and comprehensive takeover, they still have to follow the hierarchy and dissolve any chance at resistance. Just look at the link the other luc poster put up about "Grinding America Down" and see their long term goals.

The big question relates to Biology I in college: fight or take flight? With no Republican backbone, no one calling out bamster for all his lawbreaking, failure to follow the constitution, etc the default option is obvious and painful to think of.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Talk2, 1/7/2013 10:20:58 AM     (No. 9103021)

With a WH full of communists and fellow travelers, and a congress full of leftists of all stripes you cannot dismiss this bill as the work of a loon. With an electorate made up of 50% who are bought and paid for through your tax money you can never be sure we aren´t in the beginnings of a new Third Reich.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: geoguy, 1/7/2013 10:27:56 AM     (No. 9103031)

Constitution? Constitution... we don´t need no Constitution. Nobody cared about natural born citizen requirement, why care about the rest? Judges are all intimidated into rulings that contort legal logic or out and out abrogating the law.

This is an outlaw government!

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Reply 50 - Posted by: AntiStatist, 1/7/2013 10:33:50 AM     (No. 9103038)

Nowhere. There´s no way the Constitutional Amendment would get the required support from Congress or the states.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: PaleAle, 1/7/2013 11:34:10 AM     (No. 9103158)

Three terms for members of Congress and the President. The third term shall be in prison.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: strike3, 1/7/2013 11:37:43 AM     (No. 9103170)

Under the Stinky Administration, all things are possible. He keeps throwing tests and challenges our way and America keeps failing. This repeal has the best chance of passing now than it ever did in history.

We can renounce our citizenship and move to a nice tropical island or we can prepare for the coming battle. The wannabe king of the world will not go away gracefully.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: rplat, 1/7/2013 11:46:59 AM     (No. 9103198)

If you want to continue ripping of the country and getting your free stuff, you must first ensure the little dictator a full time job for life.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: redink, 1/7/2013 11:58:06 AM     (No. 9103219)

The pattern is to say these things out loud in New York and California; write it in the NY times; and then pass it in a pork bill disguised as an emergency measure late Friday night.
In other words: So let it be written, so let it be done.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: LadyHen, 1/7/2013 12:35:13 PM     (No. 9103289)

4 years is a long time... never say never people. Don´t drive your heads into the sand and get caught with your britches down at your ankles AGAIN.

I put nothing past the liberal progressive communists in DC and the "conservatives" will do zip to stop them because they a) are corrupt or b) are idiots who don´t know the rules of the game changes long again and left them behind.

The Dems will stop at nothing as they really do believe the ends always justify the means.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/7/2013 12:38:00 PM     (No. 9103293)

Hey bozo, you can´t repeal a Constitutional Ammendment with a bill...you must ammend the Constitution.

Moron!

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Daisymae, 1/7/2013 1:38:48 PM     (No. 9103397)

I agree with you #8, but their intentions alone are galling.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: GHOSTRIDER68, 1/7/2013 1:57:43 PM     (No. 9103428)

To end so much idiocy at all levels of our gooberment, WE need an Amendment or a Bill which stipulates:
NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION!

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Reply 59 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 1/7/2013 2:03:57 PM     (No. 9103444)

This will go about as far as the latest ban on guns proposal.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: rc1776, 1/7/2013 2:32:58 PM     (No. 9103495)

First it was The Living Evolving Constitution, then the KKK (Klinton Krime Klan ) wanted to do away with the Electorial College and have only the mob vote, next the demo-fecal material wanted pervert marriage, then pedofilia for all, and now this.
I wish the Conservatives had this strong tenacity to confront and destroy these anti-American demo-fecals.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/7/2013 2:35:00 PM     (No. 9103497)

#58 reply is instructional, and it points out precisely why we need term limits for Congress - retroactively!

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Reply 62 - Posted by: ohyababy, 1/7/2013 2:45:17 PM     (No. 9103515)

NO, NO, HELL NO!

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Reply 63 - Posted by: jintz, 1/7/2013 2:50:55 PM     (No. 9103520)

Add this and give up our arms and we will be another despot nation who would trample over the people

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Reply 64 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/7/2013 3:29:25 PM     (No. 9103582)

BillyBoob Klintoon wanted to abolish presidential s.perm limits...
but that was considered...
a Trojan horse...
Ba-da-Bing!

The proposed amendment, as has been noted above, is going to Nowheresville... fast.

Ahx Ahhhhnuld about amendink da constitution to allow furriners to be elected.
How´s dat verking out for ew, Ahhhhnuld... ?

De Dicktater of Santa Monica woss unavailable fur kommint.

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Reply 65 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 1/7/2013 4:58:58 PM     (No. 9103721)

Happy to see so many posters who checked the facts about Patrick´s non news article. He did forget though to mention that Barney Frank and Harry Reid also tried to move against the 22nd.
There were 3 other hopefuls who tried a third run before the 22nd was enacted . The other 39 or so presidents honored the gentleman´s agreement.
FDR did use the the war to stay for the 3rd. The slogan was don´t change horses in mid-stream.
During the 4th run FDR was seldom seen and wasn´t even in the WH the several months before he died. He was unable to function even with his wheelchair and out of the loop in Ga.
Congress and Harry Truman reacted fast to the situation multi- terms created that allowed a very ill man to be used by his wife and staff to govern uncontested.
The 22nd was passed by huge majority of Congress and sent to State legislatures for ratification.
At least 30 states would not ratify a repeal that would need 2/3rds to pass.

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Reply 66 - Posted by: artlover, 1/7/2013 6:40:37 PM     (No. 9103845)

I told you, I told you, I told you !!!!!

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Reply 67 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 1/7/2013 8:28:30 PM     (No. 9103955)

Keep an eye on it. WHile I expect the bill to die, the fact is that the msm will publicize it to keep the prospect of a repeal out there for future.

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Reply 68 - Posted by: philemon1967, 1/7/2013 8:38:14 PM     (No. 9103965)

Term limit for the office of the presidency is a very important check on the power of the presidency. Any incumbent already has a natural advantage and if you keep a person incumbent for a long time, there is a tendency for a lot of power to be accumulated to negate the advantage of having a free election. Think of Soros SOS project but now in the hands of a corruptocrat like Barack Obama with coercive powers of government. Abolishing the presidential term limit is the same as enslaving the whole of America for the purpose of electing a dictator.

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Reply 69 - Posted by: hamrman, 1/7/2013 8:50:03 PM     (No. 9103976)

This guy is obviously suffering from some psychosis!

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Reply 70 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 1/7/2013 9:28:04 PM     (No. 9104027)

Molon Labe would be an apt battle cry for Americans who will not stand being taken over by this American-hating Marxist!

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Reply 71 - Posted by: kono, 1/7/2013 11:20:37 PM     (No. 9104170)

If they try this there´ll be hell to pay. They´ll have to get the guns, first.

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The Obama administration has turned down an urgent appeal from Egypt’s government for the delivery of U.S. Apache attack helicopters needed for counterterrorism operations in the Sinai Peninsula. U.S. officials and a Western diplomat said the 10 AH-64 attack helicopters had been blocked from delivery in October in response to the administration’s opposition to the military ouster of Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammad Morsi last year. (Snip) According to U.S. officials, the Egyptians said the attack helicopters were urgently needed for Cairo’s fight in the Sinai against a new al Qaeda-linked terrorist group

OH NO! Obama may have to cut third vacation
THIS YEAR short because of Ukraine
Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: PChristopher- 3/7/2014 12:26:56 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama, his wife and the first daughters may have to cut their latest vacation short because of Russia’s meddling in Ukraine. The Obama family’s current plan for the weekend is to escape the cold, snowy doldrums of Washington, D.C. for some rest and relaxation in sunny Key Largo, Fla., reports the Daily Mail. However, despite Obama’s earnest invocations of international law, pro-Russian forces and the Russian government are making swift military and political moves in Ukraine’s Crimea region. Consequently, the Key Largo holiday could be in peril. “It is possible the president may return to the White House

Poll: New York not thrilled
with Mayor de Blasio
Associated Press, by Jonathan Lemire    Original Article
Posted By: PChristopher- 3/7/2014 9:29:07 AM     Post Reply
Only 39 percent of registered New York City voters believe Mayor Bill de Blasio´s has done a "good" or "excellent" job during his first two months in City Hall, according to a poll released Thursday. More than half of the voters polled rated his performance "fair" or "poor," according to the Marist College/The Wall Street Journal/WNBC poll. Just ten percent of voters gave de Blasio the highest "excellent" mark while 29 percent categorized his performance as good. De Blasio, the city´s first Democratic mayor in 20 years, took office January 1

Cop-killer case sinks
Obama Justice nominee
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: PChristopher- 3/6/2014 7:12:29 AM     Post Reply
Senators blocked President Obama’s nominee to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division Wednesday in a bipartisan filibuster, with opponents saying his history defending a convicted cop-killer in the Supreme Court made him a poor choice. The defeat of Debo P. Adegbile, who as an attorney for the NAACP backed appeals by former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal, is a major blow to Mr. Obama. Democrats changed the rules last year to overcome filibusters with just 50 votes, but Majority Leader Harry Reid couldn’t even muster all of his own troops Wednesday.

Obama to Russia: There
Will Be ´Costs´ for Ukraine
Associated Press, by Julie Pace    Original Article
Posted By: PChristopher- 3/1/2014 7:27:49 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama is warning Russia "there will be costs" for any military maneuvers it launches in Ukraine, a move U.S. and Ukrainian officials say they believe to be already underway. Officials say Obama may retaliate by canceling a trip to Russia this summer for an international summit and could also cut off trade discussions with Moscow. But it´s unclear whether those moves will have any impact on Russia´s calculus in Ukraine, which is at the center of what many see as a tug of war between East and West. "Any violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing," Obama declared Friday

´I have so little time left!´ Jane Fonda, 76,
reveals she can´t stop crying as she comes to
terms with her own mortality
Daily Mail, by Colette Fahy    Original Article
Posted By: PChristopher- 2/25/2014 2:06:48 AM     Post Reply
She may not look anywhere near her 76 years but Jane Fonda says she is well aware of her age. The Hollywood legend – who has made her career in an industry which isn´t exactly kind to aging actresses - admits she has been brought to tears on more than one occasion recently as she comes to terms with her own mortality. In a thoughtful blog post entitled ´Crying´, which has since been removed, Jane wrote: ´[I´ve been thinking], how come my tears are so close to the surface? And I’ve come to feel it has to do with age

OSCARS: ‘12 Years A Slave’ Telling Voters
“It’s Time” – But How Will It Resonate?
Deadline Hollywood, by Pete Hammond    Original Article
Posted By: PChristopher- 2/20/2014 3:02:53 AM     Post Reply
“It’s Time”. That’s the message seen for the past few weeks on the 12 Years A Slave billboard as you drive on to the 20th Century Fox lot. And since the film earned nine Oscar nominations it has frequently been the slogan of choice for the Fox Searchlight contender in newspaper and television ads. A highly emotional close-up of star Chiwetel Ejiofor as the man forced into slavery and just two words to accompany it: “It’s Time”. (Snip) It’s Time for a serious film about slavery to win Best Picture?

Some Western Md. Residents
Want To Form Their Own State
CBS News, by Mary Bubala    Original Article
Posted By: PChristopher- 2/12/2014 7:16:37 AM     Post Reply
A tale of two Marylands: Western Maryland and the rest of the state. Fed up with high taxes and gun control, some people want to break away and go it alone. Mary Bubala explains why they’re trying to form their own state. There’s a storm brewing over the beautiful mountains and valleys of Western Maryland. More and more people in those five counties say Governor Martin O’Malley is out of touch and they want to break away from the rest of the state. “I can’t imagine Maryland without Western Maryland,” said Governor Martin O’Malley.

Prices plummet for SB tickets
ESPN, by Darren Rovell    Original Article
Posted By: PChristopher- 1/25/2014 8:31:35 AM     Post Reply
Two hungry fan bases and the wealth of the New York metropolitan area had some guessing that Super Bowl XLVIII would turn out to be the most expensive ticket in Super Bowl history. However, judging from the reaction of the resale ticket market in the past 24 hours, it could turn out to be one of the least expensive. On Friday, nine days before the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks meet at MetLife Stadium, the cheapest ticket to buy for the Super Bowl was $1,779 on NFL Ticket Exchange, the league´s official resale site. That´s $409 cheaper than it was



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Obama to free hundreds of drug
felons under clemency rules
designed to un-do mandatory
sentences from ´War on Drugs´ era

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/21/2014 11:37:51 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is poised to entertain a flood of new clemency applications from thousands of federal prisoners who were given harsh sentences under mandatory-minimum laws following drug convictions, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday. Holder said in a short videotaped statement that he wants to shrink the federal prison population by a modest amount while ensuring ´that those who have paid their debts have a chance to become productive citizens.´ At the center of the move is a set of old sentencing rules that punished crack-cocaine offenders with more time behind bars than users or traffickers of powder cocaine.

Dole: Cruz, Paul & Rubio
lack experience for 2016

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Mario Trujillo    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/22/2014 11:18:06 AM     Post Reply
Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) said a number of junior GOP senators considering a presidential run in 2016 do not yet have the experience — specifically naming Rand Paul (Ky.), Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Texas). The former 1996 GOP presidential candidate sounded particularly skeptical of Cruz in an interview this week with The Wichita Eagle. "A number of the younger members, first-termers like Rand Paul, Rubio and that extreme-right-wing guy, Ted Cruz — all running for president now. I don´t think they´ve got enough experience yet," Dole said. The 90-year-old former senator said, however, his main concern about 2016 is living

Jeb Bush is your only chance
against Hillary, Republicans

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Hot Air, by Bob Schrum    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/22/2014 6:32:54 AM     Post Reply
If Jeb reaches for the nomination, there will be a titanic battle between the party establishment and the Tea Party. Steve Schmidt, McCain’s strategist in 2008, insists that in the end Republicans usually settle on the most electable candidate. To get by, this Bush may be forced to trim his positions, although the cautionary tale of Romney suggests that he would have to tack artfully and carefully for the sake of the general election. Certainly he will have the resources to outlast, discredit, and disqualify his rivals.

Michelle Obama:
´splurging is the key to life´

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/21/2014 9:31:25 PM     Post Reply
Washington - Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries. "How would you appreciate vegetables if you never had chocolate?" she asked. "You couldn´t live without a little chocolate, a little French fries." The first lady took questions from children reporters Monday after appearing at the White House Easter Egg Roll. She told the children that if they eat right the majority of the time, then a splurge or snack is not going to hurt them. "I still splurge when I can, but that's why I try to exercise almost every day," she said.

Fraud runs rampant in Census Bureau
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New York Post, by John Crudele    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/22/2014 5:03:20 AM     Post Reply
There’s a pattern of falsifying statistics throughout the entire Census Bureau. And anyone who attempts to blow the whistle on the fraud is either retaliated against or ignored, according to two new sources who have experienced the process firsthand. As I’ve been writing for more than six months, the Census Bureau office in Philadelphia uncovered a case of fraud in 2010, did nothing about it and allowed the practice to continue. In that instance, a data collector named Julius Buckmon was faking reports that went into the nation’s all-important jobless tally and consumer-inflation survey. Because the Census Bureau’s surveys are scientific — meaning

Benghazi attack could have been prevented if
US hadn´t ´switched sides in the War on Terror´
and allowed $500 MILLION of weapons to reach
al-Qaeda militants, reveals damning report

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/22/2014 7:02:40 PM     Post Reply
The Citizens Commission on Benghazi, a self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that it could have been prevented – if the U.S. hadn´t been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier. ´The United States switched sides in the war on terror with what we did in Libya, knowingly facilitating the provision of weapons to known al-Qaeda militias and figures,´ Clare Lopez, a member of the commission and a former CIA officer, told MailOnline. She blamed the Obama administration

Professor: ‘Colleges Will Start Closing Up’ if
‘Racist, Misogynist, Money-Grubbing’ GOP Wins

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National Review Online, by Andrew Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/22/2014 4:42:50 PM     Post Reply
New audio reveals an Eastern Connecticut State University professor warning that Republicans will “want things to go back — not to to 1955, but to 1855? if they win control of Congress in November. Republican victories could also put him out of a job, he cautioned. “We will live in a very, very, very different kind of country if that happens,” Professor Brent Terry told students in his Introduction to Creative Writing course, according to audio obtained by Campus Reform. “I mean, colleges will start closing up if these people have their way.” Over the course of his rant, Terry characterized conservatives

Would YOU be underwater if the
polar caps melted? Map reveals
what our planet would look like
if sea levels rose by 260ft

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Daily Mail (UK), by Ellie Zolfagharifard    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/21/2014 5:20:21 PM     Post Reply
Global sea levels have risen by 8 inches (20cm) since 1880 and scientists predict they could rise up to 3ft (98cm) by 2100. But despite the UN’s recent threats of war, famine and extreme weather, such a dramatically different world caused by sea level rise can be hard to imagine. To help picture the future, Martin Vargic, an amateur graphic designer from Slovakia, has created a map depicting the planet with sea levels around 260ft (79m) higher than they are today. He imagines what Earth would look like if the ice sheets surrounding the North and South poles melted, releasing

Reid: ´We Are a Nation of Laws,
Not of Men and Women´

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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/22/2014 10:53:27 AM     Post Reply
It may not be tomorrow, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says "something will happen" to force a Nevada rancher to obey a court order to stop grazing his cattle on federal land and pay his grazing fees. "It´s obvious that you can´t just walk away from this," Reid said in an April 18 interview with a Nevada´s KSNV-TV News 3 program “What’s Your Point?” "You can´t have a law that is -- we´re a nation of laws, not of men and women," he said. (Video) Reid noted that most cattlemen pay their taxes, pay their fees, and follow

38 Republican lawmakers put aside differences
for lawsuit challenging legality of Obamacare

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Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/22/2014 5:20:31 AM     Post Reply
Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers, including such unlikely bedfellows as John McCain of Arizona and Ted Cruz of Texas, have joined to support a lawsuit challenging the legality of the Affordable Care Act and accusing the president of repeatedly ignoring the law he signed for political reasons. The lawmakers have signed onto a legal brief in support of a lawsuit filed by Sen. Ron Johnson, the Wisconsin Republican who is asking a federal court to overturn Obamacare’s special treatment for members of Congress and their staffs. “The unlawful executive action at issue in this case is not an isolated incident,” the brief

A rancher´s armed battle against the US
government is standard libertarian fare

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Guardian [UK], by Kieran Suckling    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/21/2014 8:10:33 AM     Post Reply
Perhaps the most remarkable feature of American democracy is the magnificent estate of public land that it reserved from the very beginning for the use of all citizens, rich or poor. There is nothing like it in the democracies of Europe, which came into being with nations already carved up into private fiefdoms. The Great Idea that hundreds of millions of acres of forests, deserts, rivers and prairies should be owned by, and managed for, the public interest has had a profound and lasting influence on American culture. But not everyone has accepted it. Cliven Bundy’s armed standoff with the National Park

A Marine´s story: Women set up
to fail USMC’s most grueling test

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ABC News, by Martha Raddatz*    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/21/2014 11:13:10 AM     Post Reply
At a petite 5’3’’, Sage Santangelo may not look like a combat fighter at first glance. But the female second lieutenant has never let that hold her back from pursuing her dream of becoming an infantry officer in the Marine Corps. Growing up, Santangelo found she was always able to keep up with the guys and enjoyed playing hockey on all boys’ teams. But when she joined the Marines, Santangelo found the playing field changed; she was segregated into female-only training units and as a woman, was relegated to less strenuous physical training than her male counterparts. And that’s why,


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