Fact-Check Fact-Checkers: Obama Really Wanted A Third Term…Not Per The Constitution

President Obama once again panders to the uninformed Liberal base that voted and supported his failed presidency. Twice. Obama recently stated he believes it could have delivered a third term over Donald Trump had he been allowed to run again. No. Obama would be crying like Hillary. For those that use Facebook as a information tool, a president has term limits making this Fake News.

The Twenty-second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution sets term limit for the election of the office of the President of the United States. Congress passed the amendment on March 21, 1947. 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 four year terms shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.

The Twenty-second Amendment was originally approved by 36 states from 1947 to 1951. The following states ratified the amendment in 1951. North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Florida, and Alabama making 41 states that ratified the amendment. The only way to break this article is to ratify an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of Congressional members passage of a resolution.

Attempts were made on Obama’s behalf during his term in the Oval office by several congressmen, including Democrats Rep. José E. Serrano, Rep. Howard Berman, retired Sen. Harry Reid, and Republicans Rep. Guy Vander Jagt, Rep. David Dreier, and Sen. Mitch McConnell have introduced legislation to repeal the Twenty-second Amendment, but the resolution never made it any further.

On January 4, 2013, Rep. Serrano again introduced another resolution proposing an Amendment to repeal the Twenty-second Amendment, as he had done every two years since 1997; he had not done so during the 114th Congress as of 2015 when Trump made his announcement to run for president.

In my opinion, Obama spoke with a emotional tear drop insanity plea to mainstream media since the defeat of Hillary Clinton based on the facts that his two term presidency ends January 19, 2017 and Trump the new boss gets sworn in the next day.

Had Hillary won the election. The theme of her presidency would have borrowed the lyrics from the English Rock Band The Who “Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss” from the song Won’t Get Fooled Again, from the album, Who’s Next. She would have extended Obamaism and the status quo.

If by any chance Obama had a third term, he would have ruled the country as a monarchy. Even if the Constitution had no term limits for the presidency of the United States, his, would have been a “personal insult” to the legacy of the American people.


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Michael Coker
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