Obama's 3rd Term ***

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#1 Jun 16, 2013
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tv.msnbc.com/2012/11/26/the-latest-conspiracy...
President Obama’s first term brought no shortage of conspiracy theories, from birtherism to suggestions that the Affordable Care Act included death panels.
Here’s the latest bizarre theory: President Obama is secretly planning to run for a third term in office. Investment adviser and conservative Porter Stansberry says that President Obama will follow in the footsteps of Theodore Roosevelt, who ran for a non-consecutive third term in 1912, or Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who ran for a third consecutive term in 1940.
According to Stansberry, a booming oil industry gives the president an extra edge when it comes to reelection, and he predicts President Obama will take advantage of the success of today’s U.S. shale industry.“He’s going to use all that power and leverage to propel himself into a third term,” Stansberry said on the “Alex Jones Radio Show” earlier this month.
Of course, Stansberry fails to factor in the stipulations of the 22nd Amendment, which states that “no person shall be elected to the office of the president more than twice.” The amendment was passed in 1951, after Franklin Delano Roosevelt had left office. Congress would need to pass an additional amendment to repeal the 22nd Amendment, which would then need to be ratified by three-fourths of the states, in order for President Obama to be eligible to run again in 2016. What are the odds of Congress coming together in a bipartisan matter to do away with term limits?
Take a look at Hardball’s Sideshow for Chris’s take on this prediction about a third term for President Obama.
Yes, Obama can win a third term

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#2 Jun 16, 2013
There is a scenario -- a nightmare scenario for RWNJs -- under which President Obama can legally and constitutionally win a third term as President of the United States. Of course, we should know that Barack Obama is too honest and honorable a person to pursue this course of action. But do the RWNJs know that?
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This is an RWNJ fantasy/nightmare scenario, but one worth flogging for exactly that reason. Amidst the Republicans calling for Obama's resignation, there is a certain obliviousness to the constitutional implications of it. The Twenty-Second Amendment says: "No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once." Now, this might seem to settle it for Obama, having been "elected to the office of the President" twice.
Except, what if he wasn't? Republicans already believe that the 2012 election was stolen in half a dozen states. If that were the case, then it would theoretically be possible for Obama to resign from office on January 19, 2015 -- just shy of the two year mark of his second term -- and concede that he was not really 'elected' to that term, and therefore had really only served one full term, and half of "a term to which some other person was elected." In the meantime, Joe Biden would finish out Obama's lame duck term, and Obama would be lauded as the hero of the ongoing economic recovery, and would coast to the presidency in 2016.
Obama could even resign in secret, conveying this resignation to Joe Biden, who would legally become the President, but under his executive authority could allow Obama to continue serving as a figurehead, living in the White House and giving press conferences and such. The Republicans would not know what hit them until the primary filing deadlines. Obama could even skip the early deadlines for Iowa and New Hampshire, assured as he would be of winning the primaries, if the Republican focus on certain other Democratic candidates weakens their political standing or dissuades them from running.
But for any actual RWNJs reading this, you can relax. Barack Obama is too honest, too honorable, and too great a man to try and bend or break the Constitution to hold onto the Presidency.
And then there's this:
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#3 Jun 16, 2013
better read the 12th amendment ...

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#4 Jun 16, 2013
Now wouldn't that be interesting?
It required electors to vote for president and vice president separately. Before its ratification, the candidate with the most votes was elected president and the candidate that came in second was elected vice president.
That would have made this a totally different 'ball-game' both terms...X

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#5 Jun 16, 2013
tallyho this gets real interesting, I think you opened a can of worms, bless yur heart.

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