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Rep. Jose Serrano seeks to abolish 22nd amend. and perpetuate Obama’s rule

This Puerto Rican guy's just "dyiiiiiiiing" to keep Obama in office!

With President-elect Barack Obama set to take the oath of office to begin his first term, one New York Congressman wants to make it possible for him to one day serve a third. Representative Jose Serrano (D) has introduced a bill in the House to abolish the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, which limits presidents to two consecutive terms or ten years in office.

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10 comments to Rep. Jose Serrano seeks to abolish 22nd amend. and perpetuate Obama’s rule

  • Hey, what's the matter man?
    Were gonna come around at twelve
    With some puerto rican girls that are just dyin to meet you.
    Were gonna bring a case of wine
    Hey, lets go mess and fool around
    You know, like we used to

  • Chances of that bill passing the House of Representatives? None.

  • Honey

    But put it in the country's mind. And I would bet that even if Obama said he could not accomplish all of what he wants to in one more term and he needs a third, and even if the country is going down hill, the left would want him to get his way.
    But what about those seven million voters on our side who stayed home? Will they understand what they have wrought?

  • "No Time for Elections

    There had to be a period for abolition of the privileges. Do the people
    have time now for elections? No! What were the political parties? Just an
    expression of class interests. Here there is just one class, the humble;
    that class is in power, and so it is not interested in the ambition of an
    exploiting minority to get back in power. Those people would have no chance
    at all in an election. The revolution has no time to waste in such
    foolishness. There is no chance for the exploiting class to regain power." Fidel Castro May Day 1961

    "Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." Obama 2008

  • Castro...Chavez...Zelaya...Obama.

    Expect a national Constitutional referendum, driven by MoveOn.org, the SEIU and every other Union, calling for the XXII Amendment to be repealed.

    Obama's support of Manuel Zelaya's unconstitutional attempt at a power grab in Honduras, was a prelude to a possible similar attempt here by this country's "Democratically-elected President", who already sees himself above what he has referred to as a "deeply flawed" Constitution.

    Obama and his shock troops will quote conservative icons like William F. Buckley, Jr., and none less than Ronald Wilson Reagan when making their argument in favor of repealing Presidential term limits.

    "I have come to the conclusion that the 22nd Amendment limiting the presidency to two terms was a mistake. Shouldn't the people have the right to vote for someone as many times as they want to vote for him"

    William F. Buckley, Jr.
    National Review, 4/1988
    "Repeal the 22nd Amendment"

    Obama's third and fourth terms are not some far-fetched conspiracy theory, they are a real possibility.

    We better steel ourselves.

  • asombra

    Every day I have less respect for people who vote this shit into office and keep it there. And trust me, I never had much respect for such people to begin with.

  • Ronald Reagan
    Remarks at a Republican Campaign Rally in Berea, Ohio
    November 2, 1988

    Pres. Reagan: Now, you know, my time is drawing to a close in Washington, and come January 1'll be going home.

    Audience members. Four more years! Four more years! Four more years!

    The President. Well, thank you, but you know—yes, that's very kind of you, but you know there's a 22d amendment that makes that impossible.

    Audience members. Booo!

    The President. But I'll give you a little secret. When I'm out of here, so they can't accuse me of doing it for myself, I'm going to see if I can't talk the people of America into canceling that amendment because it is not an infringement on the man in office, it's an infringement on the democratic rights of the people of America.

    "...that amendment ~~ (is) an infringement on the democratic rights of the people of America."

    Obama will use this.

  • The history of the 22nd Amendment is pretty thorny. It was passed solely as a response to FDR's four terms. I agree with Ronald Reagan.

    If we repeal this one, though, then I have two others we can include in the repeal petition that'll do more good than a dozen 22nd Amendments...

  • Honey

    Income tax and what else?

  • [...] Humberto posted back in November about the efforts of Castro cockroach Rep. Jose Serrano to perpetuate Obama’s rule. Serrano, who has a photo of Che in his office, is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and an admitted fan of Fidel Castro, whom he praised as “a great leader for his people," introduced the following joint resolution: [...]