A Cornerstone for the US to Become Venezuela

2009 August 19
by drdog09

Lets see in order for Obama to become Kim Jong-il Lite requires a few props —

  • Mindless crowds of unwitting adoring adherents.
  • A populace weighted with the burdens of taxation to a (un)caring government.
  • The same population forcibly attached to that government for their very lives through health care.
  • A praetorian guard willing to do the unspeakable.
  • Never ending control of the State apparatus.

So hows ‘O’ doing? Better than average I am afraid. He has the mindless crowds. The tax burden is well on its way. He has the SEIU prepared to be his (purple) color guard. Better than even chance he will shackle Americans with some sort of government controlled health provisions. But the never ending control, hmm, that’s a pesky one. The 22nd Amendment stands in his way. Or does it?

Jose Serrano (D-NY) has proffered H.J.Res.5 that would be the cap stone of Obama become the Hugo Chavez of Norte Americano. The text from the Open Congress website —

H.J.Res. 5 is a Constitutional amendment to remove the limit on the number of terms one may serve as President. It effectively would repeal the 22nd Amendment, which was approved by Congress in 1947 and ratified by the states in 1951. Over the past six congressional sessions, several members of Congress have introduced similar legislation, including Sen. Harry Reid in 1989 ( S.J.Res. 36). As is likely the case in the 111th Congress, the resolutions have never proceeded out of committee. Furthermore, given its past history, it is not likely that such resolutions have been or are currently tied to any specific presidential session.

It won’t happen just because it has failed in the past? Well lets not be complacent! The Democrats have control of both chambers and have shown the willingness to move legislation forward regardless of what rank and file Americans desire. If they are willing to push health care thru with all the ruckus in the town halls then this is entirely possible.

The only saving grace is time — maybe.

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9 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 August 19 2:33 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Both men benefit from state-run media.

    Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking: Obama has improved to -6 and is ahead 51 approve/49 disapprove overall. It’s probably because Michelle looked so hot in the shorts. Sure glad she isn’t a dog like Sarah Palin.

  2. 2009 August 19 2:33 pm
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    INC permalink

    It would still have to be ratified by the states. I can’t see that happening. People are angry enough about the proposed government takeover of health care. They would explode if the Dems tried this.

  3. 2009 August 19 2:41 pm
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    brucefdb permalink

    They won’t try it now, maybe later.

    It’s a long long time until Nov 2010. We’re only in the first quarter of that game, oops, maybe the start of the second.

    I still think they will pass some sort of Hellcare that will serve as the nose under the tent.

    As Rush pointed out today, we can win if R’s don’t go bi-partisan on us.

  4. 2009 August 19 2:45 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    INC

    It would still have to be ratified by the states.

    Very true. Amendment process is rather protracted, hence the closing comment. If it were to pass, ‘O’ would probably not be the beneficiary. But I would not put it past them for trying.

    Point is having sufficient governorships not in control of the Dims maybe a critical situation.

  5. 2009 August 19 2:48 pm
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    INC permalink

    True.

  6. 2009 August 19 3:08 pm
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    booshkindoggin permalink

    Not saying it couldn’t happen here but there are very fundamental differences in the American experience founded as it is in individualism and personal liberty, from that of traditional Asian collectivism. In Kim J’s worker’s paradise you will find virtually no one willing or able to speak out against an oppressive regime, and certainly no privately armed citizenry. I continue to hope, and pray, for my country.

  7. 2009 August 19 3:49 pm
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    rightwingyahoo permalink

    I will repeat my conviction that we will not be rid of Obama without conflict, whether 3 or 8 years from now…

    Remember, the left already cheated in 2000 and came very close to pulling it off. They WILL do it again.

  8. 2009 August 19 3:59 pm
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    justrand permalink

    rwy: “we will not be rid of Obama without conflict”

    I’d put the odds at 1:10 at this point. Sounds like long odds…except that up until THIS point in our history I would have put the odds at 1:1,000,000. If Obama gets re-“elected” in 2012 (via whatever cooking of voter registration and fraud), then the odds, IMHO, go to 1:1 (50/50).

    And I don’t think the Dems will try to put this up for a vote in Congress until AFTER the 2012 election at any rate.

    All that said…when/if the Dems get this ready for State-by-State ratification look for the Mother of all high pressure efforts…including threats, blackmail and outright wide-open bribery. Oh wait…that’s already happening with this administration!

  9. 2009 August 19 4:32 pm
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    conservativetony permalink

    Let them try the 22nd Amendment route.

    Likely 2010 election night scenario:

    Tingles: “Uhh, we have former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle–er, excuse me Senator, I mean Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (SMLHR) with us today, just back from his election headquarters here in New York. Good to have you back, Senator. Can you tell us what’s going on? Some of the recent polls were saying the GOP was going to pick up seats. Some of these crzay Republican outlier polls has the GOP winning by a large margins across the country.”

    SMLHR: “Well Chris, as you know the party in the White House typically loses seats during the mid-term elections. The losses will be slight and are predictable given the huge wins the Democrat party realized in 2008. Besides, there isn’t any single issue anybody will be able to point to as the cause the losses. . . . . Just another hiccup.”

    Tingles: “Hold on a sec, Senator, we’re getting some more results coming in and some new exit poll data.”

    SMLHR: “Oh goody, I love exit poll data. We always win those.”

    CNN Anouncer: The GOP has picked up another senate seat, giving them 6 pickups tonight and, wait a sec, another twenty, no make that, no, hold on a sec while I confirm this.” (The CNN announcer speaks into his microphone, agitated: Are you sure? No way!! Really? Did you personally verify the results? You did?) “Ok, Chris I’m back. Sorry for the delay. The CNN election team has just confirmed that GOP has picked up anothe twenty-five seats, giving them a total of sixty House pickups so far this evening.”

    Tingles: “Senator Reid, what do you make of these results? Of course everything will have to be verified, but just in case. . . ”

    SMLHR: “Just like I predicted, Chris. The president will keeping explaining his policies with a clear and educated voice on issues like health care. . . ”

    Tingles: “Lets get the election crew back in here. Ok, you said you also had some exit poll results. Do they reveal anything??

    CNN annoncer: “We decided to not release the exit poll data–it simply wasn’t verifiable”

    Tingles: Well, go ahead and give it to us anyway. We will just consider it faulty.”

    CNN announcer: “For those who voted for the GOP candidate 60% said it was because of the health care reform bill that was just passed. Another 25% said it was because of the Democrat’s push to repeal the 22nd Amendment. The rest said they were upset about the 10% unemployement rate.”

    Tingles: “Wow, you’re right. This exit poll data can’t be right.”

    CNN announcer: “Wait a sec, Chris! We have another result. CNN wanted to wait until it could verify the results, but the other news organizations have alreadydeclared. We do not agree, but here is what everybody else is saying: SMLHR and now FSMLHR of Nevada has lost his seat. Chris, I see the FSMLHR is still with you. Could you ask him his thoughts?”

    Tingles: “At the moment, FSMLHR is busy on his cell with his lawyers. Hey, what do you know, the tingle is gone. Thank God, it was driving me crazy.”

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