WAPO OP-ED: End Presidential Term Limits … Let’s Have a King Again Instead … We Should Have Senate and House Term Limits
End presidential term limits, are you insane? We should implement US House and Senate term limits as well.
In what might be one of the most foolishly thought out premise, NYU history professor Jonathan Zimmerman inked a WAPO oped titled “End presidential term limits,” suggesting that the 22nd Amendment limiting presidents to two terms of office should be repealed as a way to assuring a more effective presidency and protecting democracy from a leader without fear of voters’ wrath. Why is it so important now, because Barack Obama is president? Hell, it’s not like he follows the US Constitution now, watch him run for a third term anyhow and call those oppose racists.
Sorry, but if our countries first president, George Washington, thought multiple terms was a bad thing, that is good enough for me. As it was Washington had to be talked into a second term. Ending term limits was wrong when it was discussed by Republicans during the presidency of Ronald Reagan, it was wrong when Democrats brought it up with Bill Clinton and it is still wrong with Barack Obama. The office of the President is bigger than any one man, that includes Obama. There is a reason why America fought a War of Independence against King George and it was not to replace one tyrant with another.
In 1947, Sen. Harley Kilgore (D-W.Va.) condemned a proposed constitutional amendment that would restrict presidents to two terms. “The executive’s effectiveness will be seriously impaired,” Kilgore argued on the Senate floor, “ as no one will obey and respect him if he knows that the executive cannot run again.”
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.
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?
Nothing to fear eh, what would you call the approval rating in the 30′s and the panic that Democrats are presently experiencing? Also, Zimmerman says, “If he [Obama] chooses, he could simply ignore their will.” Just curious, when did Barack Obama or Democrats ever care about the will of the People?
That being said, not only should the 22nd Amendment not be repealed, there should be term limits for Senators and House members as well. As a matter of fact there should be a limit as to how many years that some one can serve in over-all political life. These people need to understand who they work for and the laws they pass will eventually effect them too. That does not happen in today’s politics.
Former President Bill Clinton Speaks … ‘President [Obama] Should Honor the Commitment’ and Let People Keep Their Insurance Plans as He Promised (VIDEO)
The Obama White House can’t like this … Power play and Civil War for the Democrat Party.
Former President and Democrat Grand Puba Bill Clinton has weighed in on the healthcare debate and the millions of Americans who have had their insurance plans canceled because of Obamacare and said that President Barack Obama should honor his promise to the People. Clinton, who favors Obamacare, made by Clinton in an interview with OZY founder Carlos Watson. This is going to be rather hard for the MSM to hide. The heck with the so-called infighting and disagreements between the Tea Party/Conservatives and the establishment GOP, we have a full scale Civil War and mutiny going on in the Democrat party for power.
“So I personally believe, even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got,”
BILL CLINTON: Third problem is for young people mostly, but not all young who are in the individual market whose incomes are above 400 percent of the poverty level. They were the ones who heard the promise, “If you like what you got, you could keep it.”
I met a young man this week who has a family, two children, bought in the individual marketplace. His policy was cancelled and one was substituted for it that doubled his premium. Now, I asked him, I said, “Same coverage?” He said, “Yeah.” And I said, “But are your copays and deductibles the same?” He said, “No, they’re much, much lower.” So he said, “In the years when I use healthcare, I might actually save money.” But he said, “You know, we’re all young and we’re all healthy.”
So I personally believe, even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got.
Rush Limbaugh: Obama agrees with Clinton that the dude Obama should keep his promise. (VIDEO). (Oh wait, Obama and the other dude who should keep the promise is the same person)
RUSH: The president has tasked his team with looking at a range of options. Why, it’s the Limbaugh Theorem. Obama agrees with Clinton. He thinks he should keep his promise, too. “Yeah, I do. I think that guy who made that promise ought keep it.” This is unreal! Limbaugh Theorem right in front of your face. Obama agrees with Clinton, that that guy Obama ought to keep his promise, and he’s working real hard to make sure that that guy Obama keeps his promise.
How ironic, or should I say politically calculating. Bill Clinton not only helped sell Obamacare to the American people, but also probably single handed got Barack Obama reelected in 2012 with his Democrat National Convention speech. Don’t think that Bubba doesn’t have some culpability with inflicting Obamacare on we the People as well.
Let’s face it, the only reason Slick Willy has weighed in has nothing to do with telling Obama that he should honor his pledge to the People that if they liked their healthcare plan, they can keep it. After all, it is not as though Bill Clinton never lied, but then again “it all depends on what is, is.” ,,,,But as correctly stated at Michelle Malkin, this is the beginning of Operation “Get Hillary as Far Away from This Train Wreck as Possible”. Yes it is.
Foundation or own personal slush found?
Things that make you go hmm … The NY Post is reporting that the Bill Clinton Foundation has spent over $50 million on travel since 2003. Bill Clinton and his Foundation have certainly been in the news lately, for all the wrong reasons.
I did not spend that $50 million on travel, not a single time …
Bill Clinton’s foundation has spent more than $50 million on travel expenses since 2003, an analysis of the non-profit’s tax forms reveal.
The web of foundations run by the former president spent an eye-opening $12.1 million on travel in 2011 alone, according to an internal audit conducted by foundation accountants. That’s enough to by 12,000 air tickets costing $1,000 each, or 33 air tickets each day of the year.
That overall figure includes travel costs for the William J. Clinton Foundation (to which Hillary and Chelsea are now attached) of $4.2 million on travel in 2011, the most recent year where figures are available.
As reported at Weasel Zippers, “Bubba’s foundation is also rife with cronyism according to a recent NYT investigation“.
I’m back, Clinton’s blast from the past …
Move over Anthony ‘Carlos Danger’ Weiner, the king of political perv is back. Talk about a blast from the past. According to Radar Online, The National Enquirer is set to publish details of a Monica Lewinsky sex tape that she recorded for Bill Clinton during their inappropriate affair. You remember, when President Bill Clinton was telling us that he did not have sex with that woman [a White House intern], miss Lewinsky, not a single time. No wonder the Clinton’s have been upset with Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma for the latest sex scandal and all the references back to Bubba’s sordid sex scandals with Monica Lewinsky back in the day when Bill Clinton was president.
Let’s face it America, when it comes to sex scandals Weiner’s sexting pales in comparison to Bill Clinton’s sex with an intern as President. There is no comparison, yet we have hypocritical Democrats calling for Weiner to drop out of the NY’s mayor race but they defended Clinton to the high heavens saying that it was a person matter. Hmm … no double standard here is there?
A sex tape that Monica Lewinsky recorded for Bill Clinton at the height of their scandalous affair has leaked, during which the former White House intern is heard planning a secret sexual rendezvous with the president and declaring she is “too cute and adorable” to be ignored.
On the audio tape obtained by The National Enquirer, Lewinsky at one point tries to seduce the commander in chief: “I could take my clothes off and start… well… I know you wouldn’t enjoy that? I hope to see you later and I hope you will follow my script and do what I want.”
Lewinsky, who turned 40 last week, made the three-minute, 47 second recording in November 1997 and addressed it to “handsome.”
Weasel Zippers asks, I would love to know who leaked this tape, the timing surrounding the Weiner scandals are uncanny.
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black, the ultimate double standard and hypocrisy …
The New York Post is reporting that Bill and Hillary Clinton are livid, peeved and mad as hell at the comparisons that are being made to Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky and Anthony Weiner’s sexting to females and his wife Huma’s forgiveness of his transgressions. REALLY? Sorry, but Weiner’s actions may be pervy and completely disgusting, but do they really rise to the level of
high crimes and misdemeanors what Bill “Bubba” Clinton did with Monica Lewinsky in the Oval Office? We will not even get into the “cigar” discussion. Bill and Hillary are mad at the comparisons, who do you think set the bar so low for politicians to come? Lest we remind everyone that it was Slick Willy who had sex with a 22 year old intern. It was Hillary Clinton who taught Huma how to “stand by your man” for political expediency.
Just curious, when did sexting become worse than sex with a 22 year old intern in the White House? Hmm, How does anyone top that? Sorry, if Bill Clinton was allowed to stay in office and the Democrats did not think his judgement was out of line, how can they say anything different about Anthony Weiner?
How come what was good for Bill Clinton is not the same for Anthony Weiner?
Bill and Hillary Clinton are angry with efforts by mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner and his campaign to compare his Internet sexcapades — and his wife Huma Abedin’s incredible forgiveness — to the Clintons’ notorious White House saga, The Post has learned.
“The Clintons are upset with the comparisons that the Weiners seem to be encouraging — that Huma is ‘standing by her man’ the way Hillary did with Bill, which is not what she in fact did,’’ said a top state Democrat.
Weiner and his campaign aides have explicitly referred to the Clintons as they privately seek to convince skeptical Democrats that voters can back Weiner despite his online sexual antics — just as they supported then-President Bill Clinton in the face of repeated allegations of marital betrayals.
“The Clintons are pissed off that Weiner’s campaign is saying that Huma is just like Hillary,’’ said the source. “How dare they compare Huma with Hillary? Hillary was the first lady. Hillary was a senator. She was secretary of state.”
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? It is thanks to Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton that today it seems that Americans care less that their politicians act like dogs in heat and their spouses just accept it. The Gateway Pundit has pics of better times between the two “dirty old men” when Bubba attended a Weiner fundraiser. And even more folly of Bill and Hillary turning on Weiner. Obviously there is only room enough for one morally bankrupt male Democrat in the party and his name is Bubba Clinton.
What Will Biden Say? Deal Struck with Bill Clinton to Get Full Endorsement Nominating Speech at Democrat Convention, in Return for Obama Endorsement of Hillary Clinton in 2016
The grand ‘Quid Pro Quo” deal from the ‘Odd Couple’ … Like any of us didn’t think that this happened behind the scenes? How else could Bubba have supported Obama and help him win the 2012 presidential election? Some one who pretty much despised.
File this one under, politicians will do anything to maintain power. As reported at the NY Post, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton struck a deal that for Bill Clinton’s support in 2012 at the Democrat National Convention, Obama would support Hillary in 2016. Talk about doing anything to maintain power. As stated at JWF, Clinton and Obama could not stand each other. Yet, for political expedience and ”for appearance’s sake they kissed and made up, aided and abetted by one of Obama’s media stooges”. Of course none of this works without an in the tank media that operates more as a propaganda wing of the White House than journalists.
How else does a person with complete contempt for Obama, actually go all in and endorse him, putting Obama over the top?
President Obama made a secret deal to support Hillary Clinton when she runs for president in 2016, campaign sources say, payback for the support her husband gave him in 2012.
Bill Clinton’s animosity toward Obama is legendary. A year before the last election, he was urging Hillary to challenge the sitting president for the nomination — a move she rejected.
According to two people who attended that meeting in Chappaqua, Bill Clinton then went on a rant against Obama.
“I’ve heard more from Bush, asking for my advice, than I’ve heard from Obama,” my sources quoted Clinton as saying. “I have no relationship with the president — none whatsoever. Obama doesn’t know how to be president. He doesn’t know how the world works. He’s incompetent. He’s an amateur!”
For his part, Obama wasn’t interested in Bill Clinton upstaging him during the presidential campaign. He resisted giving him any role at the convention.
But as last summer wore on, and Democrat enthusiasm waned, chief political strategist David Axelrod convinced the president that he needed Bill Clinton’s mojo.
However, after Barack Obama was reelected, it was reported that he was going to back out on their deal and wanted to stay neutral in the next election, as is traditional of outgoing presidents. What, like Obama has never moved the goal post before? Obama is infamous for doing this when negotiating with the GOP. However, former President Bubba went ballistic. The result was Obama praising Sec. of State Hillary Clinton on ’60 Minutes’ or as we called it the ‘Slobbering Quid Pro Quo Love Affair’.
Bill Clinton went ballistic and threatened retaliation. Obama backed down. He called his favorite journalist, Steve Kroft of “60 Minutes,” and offered an unprecedented “farewell interview” with departing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The result was a slobbering televised love-in — and an embarrassment to all concerned.
Who knows whether this was true as it was provided by unnamed sources. But it certainly sounds plausible.
EXIT QUESTION I: What do you think Vice President Joe Biden is thinking after reading that BO will be endorsing Hillary in 2016? Hey Joe, this is a big “F’n” deal.
EXIT QUESTION II: With all the Obama administration scandals, will Hillary even want Obama’s endorsement?
Charles Krauthammer Shreds Obama … President Obama Has Been Parsing Words In a Way That Makes Clinton Look Unsophisticated
Obama, it all depends on what is, is … or iRs, is.
Tonight on Special Report, Charles Krauthammer shredded Barack Obama with a thoughtful, professional and intellectual analysis of President Obama’s parsing of words that makes former President Bill Clinton look unsophisticated. Krauthammer is 100% correct, the words that Obama used during his feigned outrage with the IRS scandal made anyone who was actually paying attention and listening take notice. Krauthammer said Obama was acting more “Clintonian” than “Nixonian”. Obama did not say that he did not know about the IRS actions, he said he didn’t know about the IG report. However, the most damning critique may have been when Krauthammer stated, “if his own counsel learns about this 3 weeks before, how can the counsel … his counsel hears about this and doesn’t tell the president for three weeks about what is obviously a massive scandal?”
“He says I didn’t know about the IG report. Well if he didn’t know about any of this, never heard any complaints, then he would have said I don’t know anything about this at all. The IG is a peculiar answer by a guy who I have now seen for weeks now, he and his spokesman have been parsing words in a way that make Clinton look unsophisticated.”
The fact of the matter is that Barack Obama has to contort the language in such a manner because if he told the truth and simple said the obvious … he would be impeached.
Just curious, how come the LEFT and Barack Obama do not complain about the following not being fair?
It must be nice to be the daughter of a former president of the United States, otherwise Chelsea Clinton would never have landed this plum position with NBC. Watch the following video and listen to this riveting interview with the GEICO Gecko. Good grief, are you serious? Talk about getting the big gets. If the material was not bad enough, the interviewing style and her voice are just unreal. Does anyone honestly thing that if Chelsea was not the daughter of Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton she would ever have got this job? Talk about nepotism and the rich getting richer.
From News Busters:
CHELSEA CLINTON: Getting pigeon-holed is a worry even for a gecko. So he was only too happy to answer our questions. Are you concerned about being typecast?
GECKO: Well, I definitely don’t get the hunky leading man roles. Although I could probably get the hunky leading gecko roles.
CLINTON: Have you always had that accent?
GECKO: Sorry, Chelsea, what accent?
CLINTON: After 15 years of selling insurance, this commercial star is looking to branch out.
GECKO: I’m out on the road promoting my new book “You’re Only Human.” Shameless plug there.
CLINTON: Is there a down side to all this fame?
GECKO: Well, it seems the more famous you are the more likely someone is to dig up your old yearbook photos
If she can’t properly interview a lizard, why does anyone think she is qualified to run for political office? Oh, that’s right, it does not matter, she offspring of the Clintons.
Sen Rand Paul (R-KY): “I Don’t Promote Marijuana … Last Two Presidents [Obama/GWB] Could Have Been Jailed For Their Drug Use” … Don’t Forget Bill Clinton
This morning on FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) weighed in on recreational drug use in today’s society and the penalties for being convicted. Paul stated that he did not promote the use of drugs, even marijuana; however, he also thought that the penalties were far too severe. Paul is not for the legalization of drugs, but also not to incarcerate individuals for long period of times for non-violent crimes. He does not want to put people in jail and ruin their lives. Rand Paul went on to say that the last two presidents [Obama, GWB]could have been jailed for their drug use. Wallace was quick to jump in and correct the Kentucky Senator by saying, probably the last three presidents, although Bill Clinton claims he did not inhale (VIDEO).
Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday that President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush could have “conceivably been put in jail” for their drug use, ruining their lives and impacting their getting elected to office.
“Look, the last two presidents could have conceivably been put in jail for their drug use and I really think – look what would’ve happened, it would’ve ruined their lives. They got lucky. But a lot of poor kids, particularly in the inner city, don’t get lucky and they don’t have good attorneys and they go to jail for some of these things and I think it’s a big mistake,” the Kentucky Republican said on Fox’s “Fox News Sunday.”
“Actually, I think it would be the last three presidents, but who’s counting?” host Chris Wallace said with a laugh, referring to former President Bill Clinton.
Legendary Journalist Bob Woodward Calls Out Obama For Sequestration … “That’s a kind of madness that I haven’t seen in a long time” (Video)
File this one under the category when someone in the main stream media actually does their job and holds a president accountable no matter what his party affiliation.
Legendary journalist Bob Woodward of “Watergate” fame is calling out President Barack Obama as the deadline for sequestration nears. As the Obama White House uses scare tactics instead of leadership telling Americans that all things will cease to exist, families will suffer, children will go hungry and the sun will not come up tomorrow … Bob Woodward calls out Obama and likens his actions to madness. Woodward blasted President Obama for playing politics with sequestration and putting the United States at national security rick.
It’s one think for Republicans or conservative media to say that Obama is showing a failure to lead, but then one of the journalistic lions like Bob Woodward says it … everyone takes notice and listens.
Transcript from Real Clear Politics:
Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying ‘Oh, by the way, I can’t do this because of some budget document?’ Or George W. Bush saying, ‘You know, I’m not going to invade Iraq because I can’t get the aircraft carriers I need’ or even Bill Clinton saying, ‘You know, I’m not going to attack Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters,’ as he did when Clinton was president because of some budget document? Under the Constitution, the president is commander-in-chief and employs the force. And so we now have the president going out because of this piece of paper and this agreement, I can’t do what I need to do to protect the country. That’s a kind of madness that I haven’t seen in a long time.
It certainly is madness. Yes, just imagine how the liberal MSM would be reporting this story if Reagan or either of the Bush presidents has done the same and put party politics over country?
This is going to leave a mark against Obama. Bob Woodward is a respected journalist and it is going to be fool hearty for Obama and his minion to tarnish Woodward’s image. Although they will certainly try.