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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:17 PM
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So, what will stop Bush from running for a third term?
He can do whatever he wants as long as he deems it in the interest of our national security.
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lvx35 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:18 PM
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1. What will stop him from it?
A lack of terrorist attacks. :)
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:19 PM
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2. That's a trick question... we know that
it'll be a coronation not an "election". x(
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:22 PM
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10. Ahhh...no one said anything about an election.
Just a third term. :P
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:24 PM
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15. Well, I thought "running" meant campaigning.. but maybe you meant
jogging? We all know how his majesty likes to get him his exercise.
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:26 PM
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17. Well, that's what normal people would think.
But, if Bush were to use the term in the context, it clearly would mean something different. Because a president only can't be ELECTED to a third term, you see. It doesn't mean he can't serve!
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:19 PM
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3. Martial law?
If we don't get him out of there soon, I am anticipating some sort of serious national emergency, oh, long about August or so of 2008, something that would allow him to say that continuing with the campaign process and electing a new president would be too dangerous and threatening to our national security in such a time of crisis. I don't really put much past these guys.
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tyedyeto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:19 PM
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4. Amendment 22 of the Costitution of the United States of America
is what stops them.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:20 PM
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5. I hope you're right...
They don't seem to have much respect for all those other amendments.
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SofaKingLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:21 PM
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8. The Constitution will stop Bush? That would be a first. n/t
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:22 PM
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9. The Constitution?
Edited on Tue Jan-17-06 08:22 PM by Horse with no Name
When has that stopped him? :shrug:
It's just a piece of paper you know.
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tyedyeto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:24 PM
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14. OMG... I forgot about that
I really don't see the Chimp running again altho I do see one of The Dick's puppets doing so.
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:24 PM
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16. The Constitution has never stopped the cretin from doing anything else...
...why would it stop him from eternally squatting in the White House?

Hmph.
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earthside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:27 PM
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21. Ahem ...
You haven't heard about the "signing letter" Bush has just attached to the 22nd Amendment exempting himself?

(And all the other amendments, probably.)
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tyedyeto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:29 PM
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23. No.... tell me about it with links
Like I said, the Chimp is just a puppet, The Dick will name the next Pres to be appointed.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:46 PM
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31. No! I haven heard. I imagine it was a secret too, eh?
junior may off you for being a leaker.
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Blue Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:29 PM
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22. You would think so...
But what if his toadies on the Supreme court view that amendment inadmissable due to the fact that Bush wasn't elected in 2000 - he was appointed.
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tyedyeto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:36 PM
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27. Oh my!
I haven't thought of it that way. An appointment instead of an electoral 'victory'. That would put all elections in an entirely new light. I do believe he was appointed, not elected, in 2000 but will he capitalize on that? Hard to say at this point. For all that BS as to who will be the Dem nominee, the repugs are notably silent.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:21 PM
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6. No doubt his minions are gonna try something like this. They
have gotten away with so much that now they are cocky. I guess we will get another terrorist scare if not an actual attack and they will declare martial law saying that we can't change the government now that there is a crisis. You wait and see. They will try something like this. My gut tells me though that Americans aren't going to stand for it this time. At least I hope not.
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:21 PM
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7. AG Gonzales will issue an opinion saying 'its ok because we want to"
simple

the imperial presidency
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:23 PM
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12. Yeah, it's gonna be part of the Unitary Executive Theory- or whatever.
Edited on Tue Jan-17-06 08:24 PM by BullGooseLoony
Yeah, basically because they say so and that's what they want.

King George.
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meisje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:23 PM
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11. He dosen't want to be president now.
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PWRinNY Donating Member (456 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:23 PM
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13. WE THE PEOPLE
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tyedyeto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:26 PM
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18. We the People.... means nothing to this admin
Edited on Tue Jan-17-06 08:27 PM by tyedyeto
I see one of The Dick's cronies taking over.

Edit for typo
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PWRinNY Donating Member (456 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:33 PM
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26. That's OK
He means nothing to THIS people either.

"All authority belongs to the people." - Thomas Jefferson

"Here sir, the people govern." - Alexander Hamilton

We DO have the power to take back what is ours. Can't let this scared little mean man think he's more powerful than We the People are.

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tyedyeto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:39 PM
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29. I feel more empowered by the fact that I AM one of the People.
I know I'm a small fry but I still feel that I am the goverment's employer. Naive? Yes. But I still pay my taxes and the government works for me.
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ProudToBeBlueInRhody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:26 PM
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19. Battleaxe Barbara will tell him it's Jeb's turn
"Let your brother have a turn, you idiot!!!"
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grytpype Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:27 PM
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20. He'll just cancel the elections.
"Ah am cansellin the eleshins until it is safe fer americins to go to the polls."



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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:30 PM
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24. We'll be so far in hock, we'll have to sell DC to the highest bidder
and bush no speekee Chinese.
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Orangepeel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:31 PM
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25. Other republicans with presidential ambitions
right wingers value the constitution, the "rule of law," and legislative/judicial action when it benefits them personally.

Too many republicans have their own personal ambitions to let bush run for a third term.

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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:39 PM
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28. there won't even be a third term he will extend this one for a life time
appointment.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:42 PM
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30. obviously nothing!
Edited on Tue Jan-17-06 08:42 PM by leftchick
the Constitution and the amendments? fuck that man! He is the king of amerikka!
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:47 PM
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32. He'll just sign another executive order claiming
it is his duty as Commander-In-Chief to appoint himself the President because he can defend this great country better than anyone else and that's his job. End of conversation. If you object you will be labeled unpatriotic and aiding and abetting the enemy and imprisoned for life as an enemy combatant.
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:50 PM
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34. It truly is that simple.
Edited on Tue Jan-17-06 08:50 PM by BullGooseLoony
That kind of power is only taken- claimed with transparent justification, and allowed by the complicit.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:48 PM
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33. He is too lazy--he wants to go back TX anyway.
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ryan_cats Donating Member (745 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 08:53 PM
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35. We will.
We will.
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