Rush Limbaugh claimed Tuesday that President Obama is laying the groundwork to stay in office beyond 2016! He said Obama's followers will seek to repeal the U.S. Constitution's 22nd Amendment, allowing him to serve more than two terms -as Honduran President Manuel Zelaya tried to do.
Laughable on its face, a repeal would take its own Constitutional amendment, which would need to be passed by 2/3's of Congress, then ratified by 2/3's of the state legislatures, a task no one's pulled off since 1992, with an amendment that was proposed in 1789!
Such a controversial idea, getting rid of the 22nd amendment even if popular, would take years. The Equal Rights Amendment guaranteeing women's rights in 1972, passed the congress after many tries, but expired in 1979.
We remember Big Pants making the same paranoia-feeding threats about Bill Clinton. You know he doesn't believe this or most of the far-fetched things he says about how "dangerous" Obama is - he knows the dittoheads (not known for their interest or knowledge of civics) eat it up and that saying these things will get him on the teevee, and the lefty blogs like this one.
As always, it's about the promotion of the Rush Limbaugh Show, not a sincere warning of civic danger to citizens as he pretends.
Our question: How the fuck are citizens served by such dishonest fear-mongering?