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WaPo's Modest Proposal: Dictator Obama

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"It’s time to put that power back where it belongs," explains Jonathan Zimmerman in today's Washington Post, "Barack Obama should be allowed to stand for re election just as citizens should be allowed to vote for — or against — him. Anything less diminishes our leaders and ourselves." The 22nd Amendment, limiting the Presidential term, according to Zimmerman, reflected "a shocking lack of faith in the common sense and good judgment of the people." Of course, in the increasingly 'entitled' America, it would only cost a few hundred million to bribe all the newly downgraded Middle-to-Lower class Americans with Obamaphones in order to finally get a "dictatorial democracy" by indirectly funding the lower common denominator with $400 in free money every election cycle.

 

End Presidential Term Limits (Jonathan Zimmerman),

Via WaPo,

I’ve been thinking about Kilgore’s comments as I watch President Obama, whose approval rating has dipped to 37 percent in CBS News polling — the lowest ever for him — during the troubled rollout of his health-care reform. Many of Obama’s fellow Democrats have distanced themselves from the reform and from the president. Even former president Bill Clinton has said that Americans should be allowed to keep the health insurance they have.

 

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Or consider the reaction to the Iran nuclear deal. Regardless of his political approval ratings, Obama could expect Republican senators such as Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and John McCain (Ariz.) to attack the agreement. But if Obama could run again, would he be facing such fervent objections from Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)?

 

Probably not. Democratic lawmakers would worry about provoking the wrath of a president who could be reelected. Thanks to term limits, though, they’ve got little to fear.

 

Nor does Obama have to fear the voters, which might be the scariest problem of all. If he chooses, he could simply ignore their will. And if the people wanted him to serve another term, why shouldn’t they be allowed to award him one?

 

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the GOP moved to codify it in the Constitution in 1947, when a large Republican majority took over Congress. Ratified by the states in 1951, the 22nd Amendment was an “undisguised slap at the memory of Franklin D. Roosevelt,” wrote Clinton Rossiter, one of the era’s leading political scientists. It also reflected “a shocking lack of faith in the common sense and good judgment of the people,” Rossiter said.

 

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“I think our people are to be safely trusted with their own destiny,” Sen. Claude Pepper (D-Fla.) argued in 1947. “We do not need to protect the American people with a prohibition against a president whom they do not wish to elect; and if they wanted to elect him, have we the right to deny them the power?

 

It’s time to put that power back where it belongs. When Ronald Reagan was serving his second term, some Republicans briefly floated the idea of removing term limits so he could run again. The effort went nowhere, but it was right on principle. Barack Obama should be allowed to stand for re election just as citizens should be allowed to vote for — or against — him. Anything less diminishes our leaders and ourselves.

It was only yesterday that we highlighted what happens when the entitled elect themselves... a brutal hangover," and the dismal waste of the Obamaphone program (among many others) suggests we are well down that route:

As Heritage reports, free cell phones for low-income Americans, one of the fastest growing welfare programs in the United States, is—by the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) own admission—rife with “waste, fraud and abuse.” And who is paying for these free Obamaphones? If you have a phone subscription, you are.

 

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According to figures supplied by the FCC to The Wall Street Journal, 41 percent of subscribers were unable to prove their eligibility for the program.

 

Indifference to abuse of the program is appalling.

 

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Lifeline has mutated from a program designed to help the needy into a glorified corporate subsidy. Abuse of the program will continue while the FCC scrambles to fix it.

 

An all-expense-paid cell phone, courtesy of those who actually pay for their own service, is not a human right; it’s an insult to struggling families who are reminded every month that their money is lost in yet another sloppy government slush fund.

 


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Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:12 | Link to Comment overmedicatedun...
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run it up the flag pole and see who salutes..

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:16 | Link to Comment CH1
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Stunning.

Idol worship in our time.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:20 | Link to Comment Jack's Digestib...
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Do it. Rid of us the last vestiges of our republican government. The faster we go over the cliff, the more people will begin to realize where we're headed, and we can finally get this reset show on the road.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:31 | Link to Comment Xibalba
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Works for Mother Russia, why not the USSA? 

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:46 | Link to Comment Kaiser Sousa
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i interrupt the post to bring the following.....

"

Mr. Enders: Yes.

 

Secondly, Mr. Secretary, it does present an opportunity though—and we should try to negotiate for this—to move towards a demonetization of gold, to begin to get gold moving out of the system.

 

Secretary Kissinger: But how do you do that?

 

Mr. Enders: Well, there are several ways. One way is we could say to them that they would accept this kind of arrangement, provided that the gold were channelled out through an international agency—either in the IMF or a special pool—and sold into the market, so there would be gradual increases.

 

Secretary Kissinger: But the French would never go for this.

 

Mr. Enders: We can have a counter-proposal. There’s a further proposal—and that is that the IMF begin selling its gold—which is now 7 billion—to the world market, and we should try to negotiate that. That would begin the demonetization of gold.

 

Secretary Kissinger: Why are we so eager to get gold out of the system?

 

Mr. Enders: We were eager to get it out of the system—get started—because it’s a typical balancing of either forward or back. If this proposal goes back, it will go back into the centerpiece system.

 

Secretary Kissinger: But why is it against our interests? I understand the argument that it’s against our interest that the Europeans take a unilateral decision contrary to our policy. Why is it against our interest to have gold in the system?

 

Mr. Enders: It’s against our interest to have gold in the system because for it to remain there it would result in it being evaluated periodically. Although we have still some substantial gold holdings—about 11 billion—a larger part of the official gold in the world is concentrated in Western Europe. This gives them the dominant position in world reserves and the dominant means of creating reserves. We’ve been trying to get away from that into a system in which we can control—

 

Secretary Kissinger: But that’s a balance of payments problem."

Mr. Enders: Yes, but it’s a question of who has the most leverage internationally. If they have the reserve-creating instrument, by having the largest amount of gold and the ability to change its price periodically, they have a position relative to ours of considerable power. For a long time we had a position relative to theirs of considerable power because we could change gold almost at will. This is no longer possible—no longer acceptable. Therefore, we have gone to special drawing rights, which is also equitable and could take account of some of the LDC interests and which spreads the power away from Europe. And it’s more rational in—

Secretary Kissinger: “More rational” being defined as being more in our interests or what?

Mr. Enders: More rational in the sense of more responsive to worldwide needs—but also more in our interest by letting—

http://www.ingoldwetrust.ch/minutes-of-kissinger-meeting-on-gold-1974

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76v31/d63#fn1

NOW WHAT IS REAl MONEY????

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:29 | Link to Comment FEDbuster
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Because Obama revisited:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-sdO6pwVHQ

The Free Shit Army"s "GeneralissimO"

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:46 | Link to Comment Manthong
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OK.. I will go for repealing the 22nd Amendment..

IF AND ONLY IF WE REPEAL THE 16TH AND 17TH AMENDMENTS AT THE SAME TIME.

STICK THAT ONE UP YOUR LIBERAL BUTT.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 15:14 | Link to Comment James-Morrison
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This is what the unstable countries in South America do:  Equador.

I have a counter-proposal:  Modify the amendent to ONE AND DONE.  

Make it retroactive.

So long Obama

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 16:01 | Link to Comment knukles
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Amazing the arrogance, detachment from reality and egocentric nature of the Progressive mentality.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 16:39 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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Knuk- nobody's got any idea how bad this is going to get.  People think he's it, then we're through.  Not the case.  Whoever replaces him (if he is ever replaced), will be riding the RISING tide of statism.  It's in it's ascendancy, not it's decline.  The COUNTRY is in decline, but not statism.  

I used to think we were just going to become "Europe Lite" but I don't any more.  We are going to become effectively a welfare dictatorship.  Brutal oppression of everyone foreign and domestic who dares question state propoganda, coupled with massive entitlements to keep the peasants from revolting on our own soil.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 19:33 | Link to Comment Bindar Dundat
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And here is how it will happen --

 

http://www.larryobrien.net/my-worst-fear/

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 19:44 | Link to Comment Bindar Dundat
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Double post

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 21:02 | Link to Comment XitSam
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If you have a skill, you will be told where to work.  For the good of the state.  If you don't have a skill, you will be told which skilled worker is responsible for your sustenance so you can whip him to make sure he works hard.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 15:15 | Link to Comment JLee2027
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And the 19th. Face it, a women's right to vote always means half the vote is socialist in nature. Doesn't work, which is why the Founders wanted only property owners to vote.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 15:45 | Link to Comment RafterManFMJ
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Amusing how you attract the red on such an obvious tenet of human nature and human History. Another indicator of how there is no other choice than to burn.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 16:02 | Link to Comment Manthong
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You might be surprised to find out how many intelligent women agree with trashing the 19th.

The intelligent ones understand what a minority of that demographic they are.

Not that most women are not smart in their own way, but their most important function in society should be to nurture children and keep men focused on their responsibilities, not to be Amazons pursuing selfish, dominating or orgiastic activities.

OK logical positivist collectivist destroyers of the natural order, junk away.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 18:39 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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How does one get invited to these "orgiastic" activities?

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 20:15 | Link to Comment Miffed Microbio...
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Manthong, I would entertain your proposal but since I don't vote any more it is no longer applicable. The last 5 years of my voting history was simply trying to stop the irrational spending and rid ourselves of the idiots entrenched in our government. I obviously failed. As the years went by and I saw I had become a minority without hope of any power to effectuate change I gave up and focused how I would survive when math became reality once more.

When my husband and I voted we ALWAYS voted as a unit. We debated the merits and costs of each candidate and proposition. It we couldn't reach a consensus ( rare) we did not vote for that particular person or prop. We believed 2 people who are intimately involved should sit down and come to a rational decision. Yes, there was some damn heated debates. One must be able to defend and debate ones position. Both of us had times where we had to give in because it was clear our positions weren't strong. Besides, it's silly to cancel out each others vote.

Then we found out none of our friends or acquaintances did this. They each voted separately! We couldn't believe it. I asked a few men why they did this and the answer always was " It's not worth the argument." WHAT? I don't get men today. Some how they have lost the ability to say no.

I would propose to you women who wish to vote should be fully time workers or business owners.

Miffed;-)

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 17:18 | Link to Comment you enjoy myself
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well, married women don't vote socialist.   but you're right that the only way democracy works (at least in the long run) is to restrict voting to those who actually have skin in the game.  either you need to contribute a certain threshold in taxes, or you get a vote for every $10K or so that you put in.  its insane that just a couple districts in Philly, where almost 100% of the residents are dependent on wealth redistribution and make no net contribution to the country, can swing PA blue every time, and hence decide a presidential election.  heck, even a seriously blue state like NJ would become permanently red if just the residents of welfare sinkhole Newark weren't allowed to vote.    

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 16:40 | Link to Comment thisandthat
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Yeah, what about all the mouthing about that, now (oh, and Chavez)?

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:38 | Link to Comment Gringo Viejo
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President Snow?

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 15:17 | Link to Comment Demonoid
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I would rather see President Snowden.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 15:23 | Link to Comment autofixer
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Why that is a beautiful white rose you wear.  It smells kind of funny.  

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:22 | Link to Comment max2205
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I am outta here if that happens

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 20:25 | Link to Comment Karl Danneskjold
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Ditto

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 20:32 | Link to Comment Everybodys All ...
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You'll likely have to leave before that happens

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:26 | Link to Comment Singelguy
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When elections are manipulated, bought and paid for, the only salvation the American people have is term limits. Rather than abolish the 22 ammendment, extend it to all members of Congress and the Supreme Court.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 16:38 | Link to Comment Freddie
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When did the USA last have an honest election? 

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 16:49 | Link to Comment Greenskeeper_Carl
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I was about to post the exact same thing before I read yours. +1. The conversation we should be having is why this doesn't cover every single elected official.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:24 | Link to Comment yogibear
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Not surprising. This group of young sheep wants to abolish the US constitution. Many in the senate would have no problem with a completely re-written constitution  based on fascism.

They would welcome a dictator or tyrant. 

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:30 | Link to Comment DosZap
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Want to start an IMMEDIATE Civil War, go ahead.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:31 | Link to Comment Xibalba
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But who's got the ammo? 

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:49 | Link to Comment CH1
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Want to start an IMMEDIATE Civil War, go ahead.

I don't think so. There is way too much inertia in the direction of NOT acting. Hell, the constitution has been trashed in 50 ways already... and no one acted.

If they're inert now, they'll be inert then.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:39 | Link to Comment hound dog vigilante
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don't count on it. 

5-15% engagement of total pop. is all that is needed to instigate revolution/civil war/secession. a small, critical mass will bring about change... the other 85-95% will follow like sheep, just as they do now...

 

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 15:18 | Link to Comment MeBizarro
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1. Almost all revolutions fail

2. Those that do succeed in toppling the regime in power and creating a revolution often take violent and unexpected turns and a fracturing of power as various groups vie for power

Basically the only sensible prediction is that a revolution that seeks to overthro the ruling class/power establishment is almost certainly destined to failure and if it does succeed and overcome the odds that all bets are off what direction it will take especially if it was accomplished with bloody hands. 

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 16:08 | Link to Comment Headbanger
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Oh really?   Then explain the "failures" of any number of revolutions "accomplished with bloody hands" like oh say..  the American Revolution, the Russian and Chinese and Cuban and India and any number of other revolts which have resulted in lasting change!!

Where do you get your basis for your "sensible prediction" anyway you intellectual idiot!?

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 18:26 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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All revolutions are failures as they are merely the next rallying cry for the newly oppressed. I don't think you seem to know what "lasting" really means.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 18:30 | Link to Comment MeBizarro
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Those are only a handful of revolutions and look at how many attempted 'revolutions' failed under Tsarist Russia in the 19th century alone or before Castro was successful in Cuba.  Overwhelming majority of attempted revolutions fail.  It is just a pure historical numbers fact. 

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 15:59 | Link to Comment DanDaley
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Panem et circences (bread and games)...and by the way, what do you get when you cross a penis and a potato? A dick-tater. Couldn't resist.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:11 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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Newsflash: We already have a civil war. Every year. It's called Black Friday.

And all sorts of simulated civil wars in cyber space, video games and TV.

I'm no longer opposed to a culling of the herd to save the planet: 80% of the Sheeple, and 90% of the 'Shepherds'.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 15:12 | Link to Comment MeBizarro
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Yeah because a few people injured at tens of thousands and people playing video games is similiar to an actual civil war.  I would happily volunteer you for one of those that should be culled if you think that is the case.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:45 | Link to Comment mofreedom
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You must admit, he hasn't been president lo these many years, just campaining, playing golf, basketball games, concerts, hell he ain't done nuttin...save blaming smebody else...none of which are presidential.

Think of the campaing slogan for 2016:

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:08 | Link to Comment rqb1
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"If you like your president, you can keep your president"

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:24 | Link to Comment yogibear
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Not surprising. This group of young sheep wants to abolish the US constitution. Many in the senate would have no problem with a completely re-written constitution  based on fascism.

They would welcome a dictator or tyrant. 

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 15:26 | Link to Comment Jlasoon
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"Shit. I know shits bad right now, with all that starving bullshit, and the dust storms, and we are running out of french fries and burrito coverings. But I got a solution". 4 More Years!!!! 4 More Years!!!! -President Comacho
Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:19 | Link to Comment AlaricBalth
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Term limits should be required for the entire entreched political class. Congress is a particularly virulent form of cancer which needs to be surgically removed with the harshest of instruments.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:21 | Link to Comment seek
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Yeah, something like a lifetime cap on years of government service (say 10) with a 20 year ban on working in any industry you passed major legislation on. And an inspector general who's paid a flat salary plus 10% of any funds found to be obtained through bribery or in violation of the industry work ban.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:43 | Link to Comment Skateboarder
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Career politicians are the worst kind of scum. In fact, they are giving a bad name to scum.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:52 | Link to Comment CH1
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Career politicians are the worst kind of scum. In fact, they are giving a bad name to scum.

I agree, and yet everyone obeys them!

Why should anything change, as long as everyone obeys?

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:33 | Link to Comment Skateboarder
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I had long come to the conclusion that obediance is founded in job security. Job security is founded in either hard skill, manipulation, or both. As Mr. Scum up top warps the minds of his inferiors with all kinds of fucked up demands, this trickles down into a nasty chain of gruntworkers doing things that are morally despicable, things they might not have done otherwise. The only escape from nasty heirarchies like these is total decentralization. The return of the local 'elders' and shamans. ;)

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:49 | Link to Comment Real Estate Geek
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I for one would be THRILLED if that IG became a billionaire within the first year.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:39 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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Don't shoot the searcher but found this bit which I think makes it evident a lot of these 'entrenched' clowns have been trying to do this over the years.  If this is in fact accurate, just look at the list of shitbags; Frank, Hoyer, McConnell, etc.  

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/termlimits.asp

Disclaimer: Snopes is the same piece of shit Wiki is, Wapo is, etc..  I know.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:58 | Link to Comment MeBizarro
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Term limits are a blunt hammer of a solution to a problem that won't be addressed.  The biggest issue far and away is the gerrymandering process that has started to occur over the past 20 years especially in the House where the most ridiculous and asburd voting districts are drawn up protect incumbents and party seats.  Even if you have voting term limits, you still have this cancer which has affected Congress and severly curtailed its effectiveness in the House. 

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:23 | Link to Comment DosZap
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Uh, are you on crack?, must be,no ownder you stupid SOB's are going dead broke.YOUR all frigging IDIOTS.The reason for term limits, SEE FDR.

Need I say more?.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 16:11 | Link to Comment Headbanger
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I wish you would say more to these fucking moe-rons who've  been brainwashed by the liberal media and education system the past 30 some years to make them into such pathetic passive idiots!

 

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:15 | Link to Comment Dr. Everett V. Scott
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I notice the WaPo didn't propose letting the 'common sense' of the American people decide when Reagan was President, or GWB, etc., or even Clinton. This Administration-inspired story is just being thrown up against the wall, to see if it sticks.

 

Anyway, let's do it. Bring it on. Obama 'won' by the skin of his teeth last time, courtesy of a Hurricane that gave him 3 straight days of 100% face time (while excluding his opponent), plus incessant, endless Democrat voter fraud, in which Obama's name kept popping up in election machines, even when Romney was the citizen's vote. And TV stations announced that Obama had won — two weeks before the election! And numerous precincts that showed 110% or more votes for Obama — and ZERO for Romney. Even in black precincts, that is impossible, no?

 

But hurricanes don't hit the mainland on 2 successive election days. Exit polling showed that more than half the voters made their decision ON election day. If god is on Obama's side, let's see another hurricane.

 

So bring it on. Obama was sorta popular back then. But now, not very much...

Not very much at all.

 

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Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:46 | Link to Comment moneybots
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"Obama 'won' by the skin of his teeth last time, courtesy of a Hurricane that gave him 3 straight days of 100% face time (while excluding his opponent)"

 

I saw Romney on TV during that time.  The problem was not a lack of face time but a natural disaster preempting electioneering, which worked to Obama's advantage as incumbant.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 17:03 | Link to Comment Tall Tom
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"But hurricanes don't hit the mainland on 2 successive election days. ... If god is on Obama's side, let's see another hurricane."

 

First there was that "nice" Hurricane Issac that disrupted the Republican National Convention in Tampa in August, 2012 if you do not recollect.

 

Then there was Hurricane Sandy which struck the New Jersey shores in late October, 2012.

 

Both of these events happened during "Politically Crucial times".

 

There are some that claim that Heating the Ocean Waters drives the Hurricanes towards the Heated Waters as the systems are largely Heat Driven. They make the claim that directional Energy emanating from HAARP can do that trick. They claim that the US Government has the ability to steer Hurricanes.

 

It is not as Far Fetched as it sounds. By now you ought to expect "Bizzaro World" as the evidence has demonstrated that Truth is stranger than Fiction.

 

Looking at thermographic Maps of the Hurricane Sandy event was interesting as there were many anomalous Oceanic Hot Spots LEADING the Eye of that Storm. These maps were published by wunderground.com (I track Hurricanes as I am interested in Tropical Storms.)

 

Meteorologists have been researching, for many years, for many decades, how essential it is to be able to Steer large weather systems, as Hurricanes, away from Coastal Targets. Well that which can be steered away can also be steered towards.

 

What makes you think that what had first been developed for benevolence will not be perverted, kept secret, and be used for malevolence? What was the Manhattan Project about? What do you expect? It is just Human Nature.

 

Nikolai Tesla just did not know what he unleashed. He was naiive. He believed people to be as benevolent as himself. Unfortunately many those whom do rise to power do so through malevolence. they take advantage of the benevolence of the people.

 

No. We do not have the capability of "creating Hurricanes" on order. I really do not believe that we have the mastery of directing the Energy needed to do that. That would take an enormous amount of Energy.

 

But I believe that we do have the technology to manipulate Storm Systems. Even Seeding Clouds is manipulating Weather Storm Systems.

 

Military planners use what already exists and manipulate the existing circumstances to their advantage. They ignore the terrain at their peril. But they capitalize on its strengths, avoid the weaknesses, and exploit the weaknesses if the combatant makes the mistake of falling into that trap..  They take the High Ground and use every advantage.

 

Tell me...Just what business does DARPA have in researching Atmosphric Physics and Auroras? Isn't that something that NOAA needs to be doing? Why is our US Military so interested in "Auroras"? Doesn't DEFENSE mean development and deployment of weapons systems? Is not that the Military's job? HAARP is a DARPA Project.

 

And like Area 51 it has been "shut down". Well..What about the Norway Station? Was it shut down? What about the Canonbury Australia Station?  

 

I will buy that Bridge in Brooklyn if I am to believe that.

 

A Hurricaine may be an Act of God. But I cannot argue that point anymore if it strikes our Nation. A Third Hurricane Event will just confirm it.

 

 

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 21:55 | Link to Comment TheUnwisestWizard
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Weather weaponry used for multiple purposes but can only be used on ones own country. See weather weapon treaty of 1976... Just like cell phones, the tech has been around forever

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:38 | Link to Comment Don Diego
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Zimmermann, another member of the Chosen Tribe.......

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 17:25 | Link to Comment drstrangelove73
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Oy,but vat a mensch,eh?

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:45 | Link to Comment drendebe10
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I would support this only if two absolute conditions were met:

1.  Only confirmed/documented tax payers are able to vote in all elections.

2. Govement photo ID required to vote.

In mean time, the illegal kenyan alien needs to have its skin sandpapered off and buried in salt.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 17:09 | Link to Comment stant
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run it up the flag pole and see who shoots

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:14 | Link to Comment orangegeek
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eat shit and die Zimmerman and take that fucking nazi Barry with you

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:28 | Link to Comment Professor Fate
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One more term of "Choom" and even Jimmy Carter and the near child molester "Clit-on" would look good.

Fate the Magnificent
"Push the Button, Max"

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:14 | Link to Comment chubbar
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They look pretty good now compared to Obozo!

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:36 | Link to Comment Derf Scratch
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Zimmerman... hmm... funny how j media are so selective with their dictators... Hitler = Satan ; Stalin = ok even though killed 40 million (mostly goyim) ; Obozo= let's give him a shot 

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:55 | Link to Comment Jumbotron
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And so it begins.

 

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:17 | Link to Comment SpykerSpeed
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Yeah, and shut down the Internet while you're at it.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:17 | Link to Comment TeamDepends
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Anybody else getting that sinking feeling?

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:21 | Link to Comment ElvisDog
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Don't worry. There isn't time to repeal an ammendment to the constitution before the end of Obama's 2nd term. The bar is pretty high to do that.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:23 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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That's if you're playing by the rules.  At this point, these motherfuckers are just making them up as they go...yeah, I'd be worried.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:26 | Link to Comment DosZap
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Don't worry. There isn't time to repeal an ammendment to the constitution before the end of Obama's 2nd term. The bar is pretty high to do that.

 

No worries here, as HOW in the hell do THEY even remotely think 3/4rds of the states are BRAIN DEAD?.Just you BLUE monkeys.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:49 | Link to Comment Zadig
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My first reaction was "uh oh".  TPTB wouldn't coyly recommend a dictator if they believed things were going to get better soon. 

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:17 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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Many get a different feeling. A line from an old song: "I'm leaving... on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again"

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:51 | Link to Comment Harbanger
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"I'm leaving this socialist shithole and going the America."

-Grandpa.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:01 | Link to Comment seek
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While they're at it, why not eliminate congress and automatically put the president on the signature card of all bank accounts?

Every day I wake up, I check the news, and see a world that's more fucked up than the day before, with cheered on by brainless apparatchiks.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:20 | Link to Comment Make_Mine_A_Double
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I'd be interested to know whom give the scrip to this troll to put under bi line in Pravda.

I'm so glad to be an Murikan where we have such a 'free' press (so long as vetted and approved by Mini Truth).

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:20 | Link to Comment Platinum
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Let me ask you something. When you come in on Monday and you're not feeling real well, does anyone ever say to you, "Sounds like someone has a lack of faith in president Obama. He needs a third term!?"

 

No. No, man. Shit, no, man. I believe you'd get your ass kicked sayin' something like that, man.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:46 | Link to Comment Cui Bono
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Yeah, aah um, did you see the memo about the third term coversheets? Yeah, um, we are doing that now. And, aah, yeah, I'm gonna need you to come in Saturday for a fourth term.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 15:23 | Link to Comment Platinum
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I've spoken to the Bobs about that, as well as the TSA reports.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:20 | Link to Comment Hedgetard55
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Where was this fuckstick when Bush was President?

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:35 | Link to Comment Blano
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Zactly.

Probably out protesting to get Club Gitmo shut down.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:31 | Link to Comment Derf Scratch
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Don't worry there's another Bush right around the corner, will be pushed heavily by the CFR/Trilateral/Bilderberg hornets nest   

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:21 | Link to Comment fxrxexexdxoxmx
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This idiot would have been against anyone from another party than the DNC who even thought this idea aloud. BTW FDR was a scumbag.

 

 

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:22 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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One has to work for Corp Amerika to see the worshipping and the fear. Of course Hollywood has done a beter job in all of this

 

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:23 | Link to Comment The Wisp
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Third Term My Ass.. Blood Will Spill...

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:23 | Link to Comment digitlman
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Fuck this guy and fuck the WaPo.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:20 | Link to Comment machineh
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If you like your president, you can keep your president ... just kidding!

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:25 | Link to Comment NOTW777
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voter ID please in every state; and lets see the original birth certificate, SS# and ALL school documentation including financial aid for foreign students

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 17:56 | Link to Comment MeelionDollerBogus
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and for all government employees too, right up to the President

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:27 | Link to Comment yogibear
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Liberals like Zimmerman would like to abolish the constitution as we know it. 

Wonder how Germany got Hitler?

Flood the US with non-citizens and have them vote in a dictator.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:03 | Link to Comment jimmytorpedo
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But I thought Zimmerman shot Obama's son.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:22 | Link to Comment machineh
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I thought he wrote 'ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more' and played a harmonica ...

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:27 | Link to Comment nightshiftsucks
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Sounds like it's time to lock and load

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:35 | Link to Comment Blano
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That's the great thing about articles like this....when that time comes, and it's coming, you know exactly who to shoot at.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:29 | Link to Comment q99x2
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To be publishing trash at a time when people's boiling points have been reached is idiocy unless you can do it somewhat anonymously. Today words authored in print can be like suicide by cop.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:31 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Why do you act as if this is not their very intent?

Divide and conquer absolutely requires the activation energy of the "seriously pissed."

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 15:54 | Link to Comment shiftless
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I love how these days many of these "authors" are stupid enough to leave their Twitter/Facebook contact details proudly at the bottom of "their" article. I always make it a point to drop them a line or two letting them know they are total pieces of shit who will hopefully die in a fire. Unfortunately, this shitstain failed to leave any contact information.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:28 | Link to Comment Cobra
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My head dude...

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:32 | Link to Comment JR
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It would be appropriate for Obama to stand for re-election now and not at the end of his term for his massive and irresponsible moves to change the American system illegally, far beyond the limits of the Constitution…and before the Dems and oligarchs beat the bushes for more voters south of the border. Taking a tip from the parliamentary systems, it’s time for Obama to face a no confidence vote.

Obama’s support from the demos vote combined with the money and blocking provided by the banking cartel have literally blown apart American law and the Framers' representative government.

This is rule by EBT card, financed by the money printers.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:43 | Link to Comment MeBizarro
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Rule by EBT card?  WTF are you talking about?  You read this kind of nonsense on here and yet just go look at who is taking the slice of economic pie and who votes especially in non-presidental years and especially in primaries.  It isn't EBT card holders. 

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:38 | Link to Comment Al Huxley
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Maybe, (just runnin' this up the flagpole to see who salutes) we should just - one time only you understand - do away with the 2016 election, and give President Obama's programs the time they need to truly take effect and start benefiting the American people.  And also, would the Republicans be stonewalling and blocking the President's every action if they knew he would be in power until 2020?  I think not....

 

Wow, the transition to dictatorship was much smoother and less painful than I expected.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:39 | Link to Comment kahunabear
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Fuck him!

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:46 | Link to Comment Little John
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good comment; short and to the point, I would only add " and the horse he rode in on "

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:40 | Link to Comment beegle
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la democracie a l'africane of Theodre Obiang ... it works fantastic in Ecuatorial Guinee , why not in Obama's USA ? Let the sheeple decide , surely an obamaphone is well worth it 

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:44 | Link to Comment alangreedspank
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His arguments for it are crap. He wants no term limit so pols of the party in the White House "fear" their leader. In Canada, there are no term limits and pols do fear the PM and you get the most awful and pathetic thing: party line.

At least in the US, dissidence within the party of common place which makes it for a more viable "democracy" if one assumes democracy is viable in any way.

But on the other hand, no term limit might slow down the pillaging; if the king knows he can be in power forever...

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:31 | Link to Comment Bobportlandor
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Term limits is a incentive to politicians to rethink the regulations and laws they are about to impose knowing they will be subject to them soon.

I submit the laws need to be enforced more so on government employees.

If a police officer beats a suspect, the tax payer doesn't pay the bill the police employees all pay with reduced pay and pensions.

Make all the gov. employees responsible and watch how fast the problems get fixed.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:40 | Link to Comment MeBizarro
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Dissidence in the party at the federal level?  Hardly.  Go look at the rate at which parties vote in unison and how this trend has accelerated since the 90s.  Thanks to Gingrich (that fat f@ck) who really started enforcing party voting disclipine on the hill in the mid-90s once he became Speaker and to others (both Democratic and GOP) you don't have much anymore. 

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 15:41 | Link to Comment alangreedspank
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Perhaps. But Rand, Ron Paul, Justin Amash, certain Democrats distancing themselves from O'Care are impossibilities in Canada.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 17:48 | Link to Comment MeelionDollerBogus
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party-lines will be obeyed but it's not the leader that does it, the entire party believes in it, all of them.
As for someone on the other side making trouble, watch Question Period, you'll see some try but it's still theater.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 18:33 | Link to Comment MeBizarro
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The numbers simply don't hold up to what you are describing in terms of the voting records especially in the House the past 20-30 years. 

Sat, 11/30/2013 - 22:01 | Link to Comment MeelionDollerBogus
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such as?

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 17:28 | Link to Comment MeelionDollerBogus
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What?

Crap?

from Washington Post? I am in Shock & Disbelief(tm)!

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:48 | Link to Comment Reaper
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"Power corrupts" Stupidity corrupts the mind. Term limits for editors is needed at the WP.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:24 | Link to Comment machineh
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You can't reform the WaPo

You can only bury it.

Smash the MSM!

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:51 | Link to Comment Bobportlandor
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I havea shocking lack of faith in the common sense and good judgment of the editors ar the WP.

People actually subscribe to this crap.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:51 | Link to Comment CaptainSpaulding
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Whats a Wapo?

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:25 | Link to Comment jimmytorpedo
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Isn't a Wapo where Branch Davidians go for their barbeques?

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:52 | Link to Comment TheRideNeverEnds
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Who are we kidding, anyone that is allowed to get elected is just a front man for the ruling oligarchy anyway.  

 

The presidential election is just an illusion of choice. 

 

Remember what they did to Ron Paul the last two elections?   

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:53 | Link to Comment moneybots
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"Barack Obama should be allowed to stand for re election just as citizens should be allowed to vote for — or against — him. Anything less diminishes our leaders and ourselves."

 

He did stand for re-election.  Time for someone else next time.  IF Washington had decided to keep running, Jefferson may never have been President.  That would have diminished our leadership and ourselves.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:53 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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Isn't WaPO owned by Buffett?

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:06 | Link to Comment Solarman
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No, Bezos, another billionaire progressive who will use the power of the media to bribe and scold politicians.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:35 | Link to Comment JR
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Where's Buffett now? Probably trying to work out his connections with Bezos. Where's an insider without an inside track to the daily newspaper of Washington, D.C.?

The philosophy and advice from the man from Omaha is tainted by his regular associations with the political and financial powers that run this country. 

Here is Buffett giving Goldman his vote of confidence at a critical time in 2008. Here is Buffett lending a hand to Goldman’s “charitable” handout to small businesses. Here is Buffett standing with Schwarzenegger as he began his first rocky steps at the governorship of California. Here is Buffett side by side with Hillary in her campaign seamlessly giving admiration to Obama as well. And here is Buffett as life-long friend of former Washington Post owner Katharine Meyer Graham sliding into position as financial advisor and major shareholder; something of an eminence grise in the company.

And there is Graham's father, Eugene Meyer, who bought The Washington Post in 1933 at a bankruptcy auction after having just served as chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, whose international banking house of Eugene Meyer (Lazard Freres) just happened to be among the original bank shareholders of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York—which controlled and still controls the entire system.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 17:21 | Link to Comment MeelionDollerBogus
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nothing progressive about demanding repression.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:59 | Link to Comment moneybots
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"The 22nd Amendment, limiting the Presidential term, according to Zimmerman, reflected "a shocking lack of faith in the common sense and good judgment of the people."

 

Washington had the common sense and good judgement to limit himself to two terms.  Every President who followed did as well, except Roosevelt.  Zimmerman lacks the common sense and Good judgement of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

 

 

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 19:26 | Link to Comment Diogenes
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The 2 term limit was established by George Washington when he declined to run for a 3d term. King George called this his greatest action in a lifetime of great actions. He found it unbelievable that anyone could voluntarily give up power for the good of his country. He had spent his life in the center of English political activity and couldn't think of anyone, living or dead, who could have done the like.

This custom was not broken, not even questioned until Roosevelt's remaking of the American government.

I'm glad someone besides me knows this.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:59 | Link to Comment Ban KKiller
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Zimmerman....STOOGE of the highest order. Is is a part time bankster too?

 

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:00 | Link to Comment collon88
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Zimmerman gets my vote for brown nosing boot licking dick sucking kiss ass of the year.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:06 | Link to Comment Son of Captain Nemo
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A possible etension to this well placed use of Jonathan Swift's work -

The Gospel According to "Wa-Po".

You know I'm just about old enough to remember if something like this had been floated by a major newspaper in this Country on a President that has done -

the exact opposite of everything he set out to do in his first term preserving Guantanamo, extrajudicial rendition, torture and murder through the NDAA, maintaining a permanent presence in Afghanistan, along with two wars that have destabilized the Region worse in Libya and threatening a World War over a false narrative using proxies that have killed both 100,000 civilians in Syria and our own troops in other parts of the Middle East...

The news organization would be going down in "flames" as the readership would collectively relinquish their subscriptions for good.

That's when you know you are living in a banana republic that is "as mad as a march hare" and you are old and getting gray by the minute and the Country you live in no longer closely resembles anything familiar that you remember as a child or young man.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:05 | Link to Comment Arbysauce
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Consider this Zimmerman's application for Propaganda Czar in a third Obama term.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:27 | Link to Comment machineh
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Or to marry Obama's daughter.

But he's prolly gay ...

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 15:24 | Link to Comment Son of Captain Nemo
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But why would they? 

They already have Mein Sunstein the ex-"Information and Regulatory Affairs" Czar designated in his new role for the "NSA oversight panel"...  FISA is certainly safe now.

You would never use a 'Brown Shirt' in a role that requires a patrician pedigree that is well versed in the study of mind control and propoganda and practitioner of Constitutional Law who knows (albeit very poorly)how to subvert it?

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:15 | Link to Comment NuYawkFrankie
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Just when you thought Pravda On The Potomac couldn't possibly get more tawdry...

they come out and hit a home-run with this junk.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:09 | Link to Comment sbenard
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All hail King George Obama. All bow to his worshipfulness!

I can't think of a faster route to a dictatorship. While they were friends, Mussolini referred affectionately to his friend FDR as "America's Dictator".

Who would have ever imagined that America would descend so rapidly into tyranny!

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 15:07 | Link to Comment ljag
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Does this mean all paperwork with the word "president" on it would have to be changed to "dictator"......just asking?

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 17:11 | Link to Comment MeelionDollerBogus
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I think this time around it would be El President-O

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:16 | Link to Comment Joebloinvestor
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Actually, I expect Barry to sit one term out and then run again.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:26 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Actually I never expect him to leave. I haven't from day one.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:52 | Link to Comment Dr. Everett V. Scott
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Exactly how I feel, too. 

 

Also, Chairman Zero cannot run even if he skips a term.  It's in the Constitution — for whatever that's worth.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=y1OJo7JUTIw

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 19:30 | Link to Comment Diogenes
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I'm still waiting for him to put down the golf club, shut off the teleprompter and go to work. Don't worry, he will be clocking out and heading for the door with his arms full of swag just like Clinton.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:20 | Link to Comment Arbysauce
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A modester proposal: put all the pols on a deserted island and televise the epic awesomeness.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 17:09 | Link to Comment MeelionDollerBogus
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ya! Have them run super-PAC campaigns to get the OTHER guy "voted off the Island" (into a shark-filled bay)

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:23 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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Obamas Might Stay in Washington After Presidency Ends

http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/obamas-might-stay-washington-presid...

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:23 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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This stupid fuck would be screaming for Zero's removal from office if this asshole were a white republican. He has done the exact opposite of everything he has promised since he has held office.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 15:00 | Link to Comment Zadig
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The opposite of everything he promised the serfs, but not the opposite of whatever his handlers demand.  Otherwise he'd have been replaced by now. 

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:27 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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   If cheese dik Zimmerman wants an end to term limits then we should be able to hold an election any time a presidents approval rating drops below 50%, so we can throw his worthless ass out of office!

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:32 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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No pension, no library, give him his u haul and 2 weeks pay an tell the family to get the fuck out

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:43 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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  Fukin -A... Now yer talking! ;-)

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:36 | Link to Comment MeBizarro
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Who cares.  It is a foolish op-ed pen by somebody who doesn't have any clout or power.  It is designed to grab eyeballs and web sites hits on a day alot of people are on the web as the idiots in the blogosphere on the right get their panties in a bunch.  Goal accomplished.

Melendez and Schumer would oppose this deal (or at least feign opposition) regardless of Obama's election status due to the NY/Northern NJ Jewish contigent among their campaign contributors. 

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