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(The Daily Caller)   2004: Democrats claim Bush will declare himself emperor for life and forego the 22nd Amendment. 2013: Democrats push to have 22nd Amendment repealed   ( dailycaller.com) divider line
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2013-01-18 11:36:31 AM  
Again? That Jose Serrano is very pushy.
 
2013-01-18 11:37:49 AM  
This Congressman has literally proposed this every term. Even when Bush was President.
 
2013-01-18 11:40:50 AM  
What a jag.  Why don't you go work on something else, dickhead?
 
2013-01-18 11:41:07 AM  
Repealing the 22nd Amendment has been a longtime goal of Serrano's, regardless of the sitting president's political party. Serrano proposed similar resolutions in 1997 and 1999, during  Bill Clinton's administration, and in 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007, during George W. Bush's administration. He proposed the repeal again in 2009 after Obama took office.

and we're done!  thanks for playing folks, sorry you came out for nothing.  hey, maybe we'll have a good solid outrage thread later this afternoon, ok?  thanks!  move along, that's right...no ma'am, the restrooms are through those double doors over there on the right.  OK people - lets move this along now!  head outside now...thanks folks...
 
2013-01-18 11:43:34 AM  
Subby and Serrano are farkwads.
 
2013-01-18 11:44:13 AM  
I would like to point out that there's a difference between simply ignoring the 22nd (as the headline suggests bush might have done) and repealing it
 
2013-01-18 11:44:50 AM  
I'd be kind of OK with repealing it and replacing with an amendment that grants the President a single six year term.
 
2013-01-18 11:45:26 AM  

Weaver95: Repealing the 22nd Amendment has been a longtime goal of Serrano's, regardless of the sitting president's political party. Serrano proposed similar resolutions in 1997 and 1999, during  Bill Clinton's administration, and in 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007, during George W. Bush's administration. He proposed the repeal again in 2009 after Obama took office.

and we're done!  thanks for playing folks, sorry you came out for nothing.  hey, maybe we'll have a good solid outrage thread later this afternoon, ok?  thanks!  move along, that's right...no ma'am, the restrooms are through those double doors over there on the right.  OK people - lets move this along now!  head outside now...thanks folks...


I'll get the lights
 
2013-01-18 11:49:32 AM  
Subby you do see the distinction between Bush's alleged effort to simply declare himself emperor for life and the current supposed effort to change the law so as to permit Obama to be legally reelected again, don't you?
 
2013-01-18 11:50:14 AM  
media.theonion.com
 
2013-01-18 11:52:55 AM  
Sorry about your headline, submitter
 
2013-01-18 11:57:58 AM  
If we didn't have term limits, Bill Clinton might still be President.  And that.... wouldn't be too awful.
 
2013-01-18 11:59:38 AM  
The 22A doesn't need to be repealed.  Obama just needs to draft and sign an executive order.  BAM!  Who's gonna challenge him?  The GOP?  The media?  HAH!
 
2013-01-18 12:04:37 PM  
Subby:  A Democrat is not equal to Democrats.

Ya dumbass.
 
2013-01-18 12:17:58 PM  
FDR would still be president if we had the technology.
 
2013-01-18 12:21:09 PM  

BritneysSpeculum: Subby you do see the distinction between Bush's alleged effort to simply declare himself emperor for life and the current supposed effort to change the law so as to permit Obama to be legally reelected again, don't you?


Bush tried to declare himself emperor? I must have missed that.
 
2013-01-18 12:21:56 PM  

BravadoGT: The 22A doesn't need to be repealed.  Obama just needs to draft and sign an executive order.  BAM!  Who's gonna challenge him?  The GOP?  The media?  HAH!


Not sure if serious
 
2013-01-18 12:22:14 PM  
We should. Not for any particular President, but because the limit is stupid.
 
2013-01-18 12:23:06 PM  

Altair: FDR would still be president if we had the technology.


Like the God-Emperor in WH40K? On a throne powered by the lives of a million psychs a day?
 
2013-01-18 12:23:23 PM  
Considering the precedent was already violated, I don't understand our fixation on maintaining it. While I certainly understand the dangers of not having term limits (see: Congress), why have them for one branch but not the remainder?
 
2013-01-18 12:23:28 PM  

BravadoGT: The 22A doesn't need to be repealed.  Obama just needs to draft and sign an executive order.  BAM!  Who's gonna challenge him?  The GOP?  The media?  HAH!


...and we have our first nominee for the Fark Friday Morning "Who submitted this troll-tastic headline?" Poll (TM).
 
2013-01-18 12:23:30 PM  
Anyone who seriously believed "BUSH GON' BE PRESIDENT 4 LYFE" was anything beyond a conspiracy theory has autism.
 
2013-01-18 12:24:32 PM  
I think Bush was pretty eager to leave his 8 year mess for the black guy to clean up.
 
2013-01-18 12:24:38 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Weaver95: Repealing the 22nd Amendment has been a longtime goal of Serrano's, regardless of the sitting president's political party. Serrano proposed similar resolutions in 1997 and 1999, during  Bill Clinton's administration, and in 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007, during George W. Bush's administration. He proposed the repeal again in 2009 after Obama took office.

and we're done!  thanks for playing folks, sorry you came out for nothing.  hey, maybe we'll have a good solid outrage thread later this afternoon, ok?  thanks!  move along, that's right...no ma'am, the restrooms are through those double doors over there on the right.  OK people - lets move this along now!  head outside now...thanks folks...

I'll get the lights


Ummm...So long and thanks for all the fish?

\got nothing
 
2013-01-18 12:24:51 PM  
So the guy's basically a left-wing Lyndon LaRouche? In that: whoever's currently in the White House, Democrat or Repulican, gets the same Hitler 'stache on his portrait?

/can't wait for the first female president when they finally have to reassess the look or look like a parody
 
2013-01-18 12:24:57 PM  
But its ok because it is Obama.
 
2013-01-18 12:25:04 PM  
Done in two and five
 
2013-01-18 12:27:21 PM  
If interested, here's a list I put together of repeal attempts, may or may not be complete...

113th Congress (2013-2014)
    - H.J.Res. 15 - Jose Serrano (D-NY) - Introduced 1/4/2013
112th Congress (2011-2012)
    - H.J.Res. 17 - Jose Serrano (D-NY) - Introduced 1/7/2011
111th Congress (2009-2010)
    - H.J.Res. 5 - Jose Serrano (D-NY) - Introduced 1/6/2009
110th Congress (2007-2008)
    - H.J.Res. 8 - Jose Serrano (D-NY) - Introduced 1/4/2007
109th Congress (2005-2006)
    - H.J.Res. 9 - Jose Serrano (D-NY) - Introduced 1/4/2005
    - H.J.Res. 24 - Steny Hoyer (D-MD) - Introduced 2/17/2005
108th Congress (2003-2004)
    - H.J.Res. 11 - Jose Serrano (D-NY) - Introduced 1/7/2003
    - H.J.Res. 25 - Steny Hoyer (D-MD) - Introduced 2/25/2003
107th Congress (2001-2002)
    - H.J.Res. 4 - Jose Serrano (D-NY) - Introduced 1/3/2001
    - H.J.Res. 39 - Steny Hoyer (D-MD) - Introduced 3/20/2001
106th Congress (1999-2000)
    - H.J.Res. 17 - Jose Serrano (D-NY) - Introduced 1/6/1999
    - H.J.Res. 24 - Barney Frank (D-MA) - Introduced 2/8/1999
    - H.J.Res. 28 - Steny Hoyer (D-MD) - Introduced 3/11/1999
105th Congress (1997-1998)
    - H.J.Res. 19 - Jose Serrano (D-NY) - Introduced 1/7/1997
    - H.J.Res. 38 - Barney Frank (D-MA) - Introduced 2/4/1997
    - H.J.Res. 39 - Michael McNulty (D-NY) - Introduced 2/4/1997
    - H.J.Res. 51 - David Dreier (R-CA) - Introduced 2/12/1997
    - H.J.Res. 88 - Steny Hoyer (D-MD) - Introduced 7/24/1997
104th Congress (1995-1996)
    - S.J.Res. 23 - Mitch McConnell (R-KY) - Introduced 1/24/1995
    - H.J.Res. 68 - Barney Frank (D-MA) - Introduced 2/8/1995
    - H.J.Res. 71 - Michael McNulty (D-NY) - Introduced 3/1/1995
    - H.J.Res. 81 - Steny Hoyer (D-MD) - Introduced 3/29/1995
103rd Congress (1993-1994)
    - H.J.Res. 107 - Michael McNulty (D-NY) - Introduced 2/16/1993
102nd Congress (1991-1992)
    - H.J.Res. 61 - Guy Vander Jagt (R-MI) - Introduced 1/9/1991
    - H.J.Res. 101 - Matin Olav Sabo (DFL-MN) - Introduced 1/30/1991
101st Congress (1989-1990)
    - H.J.Res. 84 - Guy Vander Jagt (R-MI) - Introduced 1/19/1989
    - S.J.Res. 36 - Harry Reid (D-NV) - Introduced 1/31/1989
    - H.J.Res. 264 - David O'B. Martin (R-NY) - Introduced 5/10/1989
100th Congress (1987-1988)
    - H.J.Res. 84 - Guy Vander Jagt (R-MI) - Introduced 2/24/1987
99th Congress (1985-1986)
    - H.J.Res. 687 - Guy Vander Jagt (R-MI) - Introduced 7/28/1986
    - H.J.Res. 690 - Robert K Dornan (R-CA) - Introduced 7/31/1986
 
2013-01-18 12:27:41 PM  

Granny_Panties: I think Bush was pretty eager to leave his 8 year mess for the black guy to clean up.


Yeah he was definitely sick of the job by around 2006, it was pretty obvious that his heart wasn't in it anymore.
 
2013-01-18 12:28:00 PM  
It would certainly be interesting. No more waiting for your party's guy to hit his term limit so you can go for the big seat. Every primary would be a potential bloodbath where everyone is trying to become president by tearing it out of the hands of the current guy.

Of course there is also the downside that it could easily be abused and turned into a emperor-for-life kind of position.
 
2013-01-18 12:28:47 PM  
I'm getting really farking sick of the lack of interest the far right seems to have in actual, substantive discussions.
 
2013-01-18 12:29:12 PM  
No way, Jose (Serrano)
 
2013-01-18 12:29:24 PM  
submittard you fail at life
 
2013-01-18 12:29:45 PM  

Type_Hard: f interested, here's a list I put together of repeal attempts, may or may not be complete...

113th Congress (2013-2014)
    - H.J.Res. 15 - Jose Serrano (D-NY) - Introduced 1/4/2013
112th Congress (2011-2012)
    - H.J.Res. 17 - Jose Serrano (D-NY) - Introduced 1/7/2011
111th Congress (2009-2010)
    - H.J.Res. 5 - Jose Serrano (D-NY) - Introduced 1/6/2009
110th Congress (2007-2008)
    - H.J.Res. 8 - Jose Serrano (D-NY) - Introduced 1/4/2007


Funny that's he's had zero cosponsors for that in the last 6 years.

fc02.deviantart.net
 
2013-01-18 12:29:54 PM  

darkedgefan: But its ok because it is Obama.


Look who doesn't know what he's talking about! This guy!
 
2013-01-18 12:30:02 PM  
I'd be extremely surprised if BO was nominated or elected again.

I wouldn't vote for him.

/meh
 
2013-01-18 12:31:10 PM  

odinsposse: It would certainly be interesting. No more waiting for your party's guy to hit his term limit so you can go for the big seat. Every primary would be a potential bloodbath where everyone is trying to become president by tearing it out of the hands of the current guy.

Of course there is also the downside that it could easily be abused and turned into a emperor-for-life kind of position.


I don't see how it could be abused. As long as the elections remain fair, it won't be Emperor for life, it will be President for as long as the people want you to be.
 
2013-01-18 12:32:24 PM  
I think there should be term limits for the executive and legislative...but damn if that wouldn't be funny just to see all the right-wing nitwits explode in a fury of a thousand suns.

My facebook feed was hilarious for the week after the election. I can only imagine it would be ten times as awesome in 2016.
 
2013-01-18 12:32:38 PM  
i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-01-18 12:33:23 PM  
Yeah, in a Republican-controlled House? Not likely to go anywhere.
 
2013-01-18 12:33:27 PM  
2004: Fark [Politics] poked fun at the absurdness of politics.
2013: [Politics] continues to circle the toilet bowl as it becomes the very thing it used to lampoon.
 
2013-01-18 12:34:09 PM  

darkedgefan: But its ok because it is Obama.


Wow, that's some epic fail right there.
 
2013-01-18 12:34:28 PM  

make me some tea: Type_Hard: f interested, here's a list I put together of repeal attempts, may or may not be complete...

113th Congress (2013-2014)
    - H.J.Res. 15 - Jose Serrano (D-NY) - Introduced 1/4/2013
112th Congress (2011-2012)
    - H.J.Res. 17 - Jose Serrano (D-NY) - Introduced 1/7/2011
111th Congress (2009-2010)
    - H.J.Res. 5 - Jose Serrano (D-NY) - Introduced 1/6/2009
110th Congress (2007-2008)
    - H.J.Res. 8 - Jose Serrano (D-NY) - Introduced 1/4/2007

Funny that's he's had zero cosponsors for that in the last 6 years.


He and Bachmann should combine, form Derptron.
 
2013-01-18 12:36:47 PM  
All hail emporer Obongo
 
2013-01-18 12:38:26 PM  
It's the right thing to do.
 
2013-01-18 12:40:11 PM  
Just like the other 7 times, I'm gonna have to go with "how about no".
 
2013-01-18 12:40:17 PM  
FTFY, subtard:
2004: Democrats claim Bush will declare himself emperor for life and forego the 22nd Amendment. 2013: Democrats push Some guy who happens to be a Democrat, but who is otherwise acting like a stubborn jackass pushes to have 22nd Amendment repealed
 
2013-01-18 12:40:59 PM  
I would like to see it changed to include congress - maybe 12 years for everyone. 2 terms in the senate, 6 in the house and 3 as president maximum for any one person. I would love to see a little more turnover in the senate! There are some people there (on both sides) who need to move on or do something. This might give them all a little more incentive to actually do something useful.
 
2013-01-18 12:42:46 PM  
Subby's a troll...but I think I like it
 
2013-01-18 12:44:20 PM  
I don't see where the Republicans are trying to go with these easily refutable lies.
 
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