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OBAMA’S THIRD TERM? Democrat Proposes Repeal of 22nd Amendment

Posted on | January 6, 2013 | 49 Comments

When I saw the news from Barbara Espinosa on Twitter this morning, I thought it was some kind of crazy joke:

Crazy as it is, however, it’s not a joke: Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.) on Friday re-introduced as H.J. 15 the same bill he offered last year, “Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment” — i.e., to end the two-term limit on the presidency, enabling Obama to be “President fo Life.”

The Twitchy Team is all over it, but as Barbara points out, there’s not a snowball’s chance in hell this this thing could ever pass the ratification process. Of course, the Democrat Party’s contempt for the Constitution is so complete, they don’t care. They’d declare martial law, prohibit dissent as a “crime against the people” and govern by decree if it weren’t for the fact that conservatives are armed to the teeth. That probably explains why Obama is the greatest gun salesman in American history.

UPDATE: Worth noticing that it was a young friend of ours whose Tweet helped get this story onto the Drudge Report:

Gabby Hoffman, superstar! Keep an eye on that kid. She’s going places.


  • M. Thompson

    No. Way. In. Hell.

  • Michael Mattei

    Ahh so many approaching tipping points.

  • smitty

    We need more, not less, term limitations across our government.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Fortunately, amendments are hard. And while he won with 52%, that is not going to be nearly enough to pass an amendment in House and Senate and then get it ratified by the States.

    But you never know what Boehner may do to assist it along.

  • richard mcenroe

    The best thing for America that came out of WWII is very possibly not that we licked Hitler and Tojo but that it likely hastened FDR’s death….

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Thanks to Ms. Hoffman for tweeting this.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    I hear his famous cocktails were poorly made too.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    We need more limited government. Which means less government.

  • mikegiles

    No how, no way. Every Dem is looking at the fact that there will be no incumbent in 2016, and Biden will be way too old to run. It even looks like Hillary’s health will keep her out!

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  • McGehee

    It only takes 13 states saying no.

  • Adjoran

    Pfaw. We talked about this when Reagan was reelected – turns out it wouldn’t apply to current officeholders anyway.

    Constitutional requires 2/3 vote in BOTH House and Senate OR by a Constitutional Convention (which has no rules or guidelines at all) AND ratification by 3/4 of the states (38). This proposal cannot do ANY of those things.

    But it can rattle your cage, and did.

  • jdkchem

    Rather than go with the “just say no policy” how about amending the house resolution to include repealing the 24th Amendment and establishing a minimum annual income tax that a person is required to have paid in order to vote in federal elections. It’s not like the commiecrats read the bills they vote for.

  • robertstacymccain

    Finding a successor to Obama is going to be hard. Finding a successor to Bill Clinton was hard; Gore just couldn’t get the juices flowing thte way Bill did. The post-Obama letdown is apt to be even greater.

  • Charles

    Let’s say the offer was to increase the term limit from 2 to 3. What additional clauses, limiting taxation and spending powers, for example, would Democrats give to get that?

  • JeffS

    And assuming that Billary’s health doesn’t head even further south; people keep on forgetting she’s 65 years old. I keep on reading puff pieces about her stamina and determination, which probably means her condition isn’t as rosy as being painted. And if her recent concussion was genuine (on which I place no bets), that’s more reason to think she’s headed for the rocking chair.

    Or so we can hope. The last thing America needs is that harpy at the helm.

  • JeffS

    One hopes. There are plenty of shallow, easy to please, low information voters out there.

  • Finrod Felagund

    But could Barack Obama survive a challenge in the primary against Bill Clinton? Don’t tell me that if Bill could become President again he’d rule it out, even if Barack Obama stood in his way.

  • Wombat_socho

    Ya know, Jeff, after four years of this jerk in the White House, I have a real hard time believing it could have been any worse with Hillary at the helm.

  • Finrod Felagund

    I’m all for lessening the power of individual House members by expanding the number of House members, though.

  • Bob Da Troll

    I just want to say I never voted for nor would i ever vote for a Democrat. Especially Obama. If this freaking wanna be socialist dictator gets another term, Im afraid America loses. I pitty all you stupid fools who voted for him…. AGAIN! F him and F u.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    We can’t have Hillary winning in 2016. The conservative justices can’t hang on that long.

  • Patrick Carroll

    More cowbell…

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    I recommend discussing Mlle. Alain as a pleasant alternative.

  • JeffS

    More like a distraction from their anti-gun plans. Ain’t working.

  • JeffS

    Oh? Remember who tried to ram an early form of ObamaCare down our throats, and she wasn’t even elected to any office?

    I’m sure Billary could figure out something worse. If naught else, Obama has smashed down several walls for her.

  • ThePaganTemple

    Oh I don’t know it might be fun watching Blow Job Billy and Obama fighting it out for the nomination and ripping the Democrats apart in the process.

  • Wombat_socho

    Point taken.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Good to see you posting PT!

  • Bob Belvedere

    Exactly. That would also be in line with the thinking of The Founders.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Who says Obama plans to leave? [Sorry, but given how he and his minions have conducted themselves, I think it reasonable to ask that question.]

  • Bob Belvedere

    Billy Boy’s health ain’t so great either [cocaine’s a bitch].

  • Bob Belvedere

    Miss Hoffman wrote: Govt Track proposing an amendment to abolish prez term limits? HELL NO. America can’t afford to have a dictator.

    We already have a de facto one.

  • JeffS

    I think this sums things up nicely.

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  • M. Thompson

    Go to a minimum Representative district size of one member per 500,000, if not more.

  • Far-right squish

    Ronald Reagan was against the 22nd amendment yo.

    maybe just residual FDR affection

  • DarthLevin

    If you repeal the 16th, 17th, 23rd, and 26th along with it, I’m cool.

  • Left wing Lib!

    OMG! what a bunch of paranoid Right wing idiots! You beleive evrything the right wing nuts spew out of their mouths!

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  • Kenny_Ray

    Obama will leave office even if its in a box.

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  • Conservative

    It was decided back I believe in 1924 to limit the House to 435…otherwise they have to build another building…because they won’t fit in their current building. With the rapid increase in population…each census would include drastic changes… I’m more for limits across the board for Congress and the Executive branch. Obama can’t get a 3rd term, wouldn’t he have to call a Constitutional Convention to ratify this?

  • Cooperate

    First of all, the GOP attempted the SAME thing in 1988 for Reagan, and secondly, there is little evidence of partisan motivation for this bill. Just some Democrat who has already introduced this bill. Lastly, even IF this is passed, that does not mean that ANYONE has the will or means to prohibit dissent, declare martial law, or become a dictator.