Prog Canon (today’s reading: FDRalism)

Book of Limitations

A Democratic congressman on Friday yet again introduced a resolution seeking to repeal the 22nd Amendment, thereby removing the limit on how many terms a president may serve in office. [more]

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  1. Zipser
    Posted January 6, 2013 at 9:59 am |

    If anything is going to fix what’s wrong with Washington it’s going to be the imposition of term limits across the board. 12 years max, any way you choose. It can be 2 terms in the Senate or 6 in the Congress and any time spent in the other house counts in case you want to switch.

    If that means I have to give up an Orrin Hatch for a Ted Kennedy or Chris Dodd that’s fine by me.

  2. Posted January 6, 2013 at 10:21 am |

    Let me make sure I have this straight…Rep. Jose Serrano here would be all cool with the idea of 24 or 30 years continuous of President Tom Tancredo?

  3. Jess
    Posted January 6, 2013 at 10:47 am |

    Bingo Holger. They’d be scrambling like cockroaches in the kitchen light to remove a law that allowed an opponent to retain their power for life.

  4. Steve Skubinna
    Posted January 6, 2013 at 11:00 am |

    Oh good, that will fix things, career professional politicians!

  5. Posted January 6, 2013 at 11:09 am |

    Was that Richard Davi? I love that guy.

  6. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted January 6, 2013 at 11:41 am |

    Wow. Attempted Arse-kiss gone worng.
    [ya really think Obobo wants to be POTUS some more? Seems to me he'd rather be a free-range irritant supported by ...well, yanno, than hafta actually show up to "work" on a regular basis. Probably Just Me™]

  7. DougM (Progophobe)
    Posted January 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm |

    Has anyone noticed that during all the froofraw about guns,
    no legislator has introduced an act to repeal the Second Amendment?
    Heck, that would give ‘em all the legitimacy they’d need to confiscate everything.
    It’s as if they’re sure they’d, you know … fail.

  8. geezerette
    Posted January 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm |

    The Capital of America would be changed to Hawaii, or Venezuela. From what I hear Chavez isn’t long for this world and they’ll need a new Dick—tator.

  9. mech
    Posted January 6, 2013 at 12:36 pm |

    Guess we should speak to our contacts about any stray meteors in the neighborhood about the time of the coronation. . .

    When teh termites go too far, a can of raid just doesn’t do the trick.

  10. MikeG
    Posted January 6, 2013 at 1:10 pm |

    This sorta thing creeps up during a lot of POTUS’ second term. Most recently Clinton and Reagan. Doesn’t stand a snowman’s chance in hell though. The constitution was made hard to amend on purpose.

  11. Fat Baxter
    Posted January 6, 2013 at 3:25 pm |

    While we’re suggesting repeals, let’s repeal the 17th Amendment. Prior to that, most states appointed their senators; this amendment turned it into popular elections.

    30 states are currently in Republican hands. If it weren’t for the 17th Amendment, we’d have 60 GOP senators right now.

  12. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted January 6, 2013 at 7:32 pm |

    I think Uhbama would love a third term or even King for Life if he could rule by dictate without having to deal with nuisances like the Constitution, budgets and Congress, hire any flunkies he wanted without approval to do the actual work (which is where he nearly is now) and change the world to his vision without constraints.
    I really think he would be happy in a fiefdom with forced adulation like North Korea, unlimited powers and the perks that go with it, as long as his fiefdom was the big dog on the block.
    He would not be happy as king of a relatively powerless fiefdom like Luxembourg or Zimbabwe.
    Beware, he may try it by executive order of a ‘national emergency’ type. Amending that pesky Constitutiion the lawful way is too much trouble. We’re still stuck with the Constitution busting Patriot Act and the TSA 12 years after 9-11 with no end in sight. Why would an emergency third term or more be any different?

  13. Spin
    Posted January 7, 2013 at 1:14 am |

    Well they watched a megalomaniac like Bloomberg side-step term limits so I guess this is just a natural progression.

  14. tctsunami
    Posted January 7, 2013 at 11:21 am |

    The would be really cool if Sarah Palin was president. :)