Saturday, February 23, 2013

Clinton and Obama in 2016?

Today, there was some speculation that Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama (aka Barry Soetoro) could be the Democrat presidential ticket for 2016. Some readers were quick to poo-poo the idea because they think that 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution forbids it. That's an incorrect reading/understanding to the amendment. But, it probably doesn't matter anyway. I'll explain.

The 22nd Amendment states "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...." (Emphasis mine.)

Note that a key word is "elected". Obama cannot legally be elected to another term. But, he can return to the oval office for a third (or more terms) if elected as vice president and the elected president leaves office due to death, resignation, impeachment, etc. or if elected as president in defiance of the Constitution (many say he already has been).

Considering his popularity with the moocher class and the big-government elites, I predict that

1 - If Obama were to run as president again in spite of, and violation of, the 22nd Amendment (and many believe there is no valid evidence that he was even eligible for election in '08 or '12), he would be reelected regardless of the Constitution and its 22nd Amendment or,
2 - If Obama were to run as vice president, his ticket would win regardless of who the presidential nominee is, but especially if his wife is nominated as president.
It's clear that the Constitution has little meaning for at least half the voters and even less meaning for virtually all of the politicians they elect. How can it have any meaning? Very few Americans or politicians have ever read and understood it. Most Americans don't care that 95% of what the central government does is prohibited to it by the US Constitution. I must conclude, therefore, that most Americans won't care if Obama violates the Constitution to return to the Whitehouse in 2016 or even if we ever have another presidential election. The elites and the moochers have their guy in office -- that's all that matters.

Without smarter voters, the Constitution -- with all its protections of Liberty -- is dead and buried. We need smarter voters.

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