Barack Obama has been compared with Franklin D. Roosevelt, and indeed similarities abound. Both presided over the government during grim economies, and both believed the path to righting the ship of state was to increase its size and scope.
On Friday, New York Democratic Rep. José Serrano sought to add another commonality to FDR and BHO by introducing H.J.Res. 15, a proposal to repeal the Twenty-second Amendment to the Constitution. This is of course the amendment — passed in 1947 and ratified by the states three years later — that established term limits on the presidency. If passed, the resolution would be the first salvo in a lengthy battle that would effectively pave the way for a third Obama term and beyond.
This resolution is not a first, not even for Serrano, who proposed an identical resolution in 2009, though this one is almost certainly destined to enjoy the same unhappy fate. It is nevertheless fascinating for what it reveals about the degree to which Washington is, to borrow the president’s analogy, “broken,” and the extent of the disconnect between the left and right.
- Is it any wonder that ‘Washington feels as broken as it did four years ago’?
- H.R. 2499 passes, moving Puerto Rico one step closer to statehood
- Rep. Luis Gutiérrez: ‘This is the Obama we voted for’ (Take 12?)
- Democrats ‘love’ Obama? Really?
- Why the left still ‘likes’ Obama
- Will the real Barack Obama please stand up?
- Has racism, not incompetence, hobbled the Obama presidency?
- Obama administration ‘cooking the books’ on deportation numbers
- Barack Obama’s sneer campaign
- Barack Obama’s not-so-amazing dreamcoat
- By January 2013, Obama will have added as much debt as all 43 prior presidents
- Is Obama as mainstream as the left thinks? His views vs those of Socialist Party
- Is Obama to blame for the polarization in country?