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1 chadu  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 12:14:50pm

And now I want to punch Rep Serrano in the face and in the junk/taco.

2 Aligarr  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 1:07:02pm

Idiots like Serrano give dumbasses like Hoft credibility amongst the room temperature IQ’s of this country .

3 Lidane  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 1:17:15pm

At this point, I’m pretty sure that the first person to object to President Obama serving more than two terms would be President Obama.

I can’t see him wanting to keep going after all the shit the GOP has put him through.

4 HappyWarrior  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 1:37:24pm

re: #3 Lidane

At this point, I’m pretty sure that the first person to object to President Obama serving more than two terms would be President Obama.

I can’t see him wanting to keep going after all the shit the GOP has put him through.

Yeah, I remember laughing at the idiots who thought Bush wanted to get rid of it. After 8 years most of them are happy to leave. FDR was a rare exception. Anyhow, I never liked the idea of requiring term limits. I understand why it was implemented though.

5 euphgeek  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 1:43:01pm

re: #1 chadu

re: #2 Aligarr

I don’t think Rep. Serrano is an idiot or needs to be punched. The wingnut bloggers and talking heads are the ones to blame here for not doing the most basic research instead of just devolving into

OMG Repeal 22nd Amendment? Obama=Dictator for Life!!!!!

without realizing that presidents were still elected, even before the 22nd Amendment.

6 b_sharp  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 3:35:44pm

Potential Dictators for Life

George Washington
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
James Monroe
Andrew Jackson
Martin Van Buren
William Henry Harrison
John Tyler
James K. Polk
Zachary Taylor
Millard Fillmore
Franklin Pierce
James Buchanan
Abraham Lincoln
Andrew Johnson
Ulysses S. Grant
Rutherford B. Hayes
James A. Garfield
Chester A. Arthur
Grover Cleveland
Benjamin Harrison
William McKinley
Theodore Roosevelt
William Howard Taft
Woodrow Wilson
Warren G. Harding
Calvin Coolidge
Herbert Hoover
Franklin D. Roosevelt - 3 terms

7 Shvaughn  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 3:39:14pm

re: #4 HappyWarrior

Anyhow, I never liked the idea of requiring term limits. I understand why it was implemented though.

What are good arguments in favor of it?

It seems to me that it makes the executive less responsive to the people during the 2nd term, since he’s effectively a lame duck for 4 years. That seems more a bug than a feature.

8 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 4:02:13pm

FDR literally was President for Life.

9 geoffm33  Wed, Mar 6, 2013 4:47:47pm

re: #5 euphgeek

re: #2 Aligarr

I don’t think Rep. Serrano is an idiot or needs to be punched. The wingnut bloggers and talking heads are the ones to blame here for not doing the most basic research instead of just devolving into

without realizing that presidents were still elected, even before the 22nd Amendment.

Agreed. It’s a piece of legislation that gets proposed every few years regardless of political affiliation. I should have sarc tagged my title, it was written tongue in cheek. The 22nd amendment is relatively new in the grand scheme of things. The two term limit was more if a defacto standard post Washington to FDR.


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