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Obama Will Seek A Third Term

Updated on October 20, 2013

There is a rumor floating around that President Barack Obama may seek a third, and even fourth term in office. Granted, some of this rumor was started by a rather shady investor by the name of Porter Stansbury during an appearance on Alex Jones' radio show, who is a known conspiracy theorist—shady in part because he has made what were ruled by an appeals court some years back as "false statements" which he charged $1,000 a piece for, and was ordered to pay $1.5 million in damages for doing so.

That being said, I have viewed Barack Obama's entire presidency as being a bit, if not a lot surreal, and so after nearly six years in office there really is little that would surprise me about what this president may want to do. Including seeking a third, and possibly a fourth term.

Sure. It is true that there are complications to accomplishing this. For example, there is the 22nd Amendment in the Constitution which states that a president can seek no more than two terms in office. However, he may seek an additional term if he can get the approval of two-thirds of both Congressional Chambers. If he were to try to accomplish this now he would likely fall flat simply because the republicans still control the House.

But imagine if, for whatever reason, he still held that super majority that he had when he first entered the White House? I am not sure that even the democrats may have fully supported an idea like this. But who knows?

Very strange things have happened throughout this president's current terms in office.

For one thing, the president has clearly not delivered on most of his campaign promises. He has not been able to budge the economy out its doldrums. His Affordable Care Act has been a dismal disaster with still better than 70% of the American people disapproving of it. The Affordable Care Act is in even worse shape lately since the launch of its web site which has been the butt of late night talk show host's jokes, and frankly the jokes of many Americans as well in the nation's lunch rooms. There was the Benghazi scandal which could have been an impeachable thing—which by the way still hasn't been fully answered as to what happened there. There was the IRS scandal, the Fast and Furious scandal, the Verizon scandal, and the list goes on.

Yet he remains intact, and unscathed for the most part, other than his approval numbers are beginning to show serious signs of erosion.

Which may be another reason, by the way, that it would be unlikely that the president could actually win a third term in office even if he could somehow get the support of two-thirds of both Congressional chambers to even run. The Congress would be a tough lot to sell even an idea like this to. But I think it would be even tougher to sell this idea to the American people.

Without a doubt, many Americans have been asleep at the wheel throughout President Barack Obama's presidency. That's how he got reelected. Did you ever wonder if the zombie apocalypse is actually upon us now?

Clearly zombies voted for the president's second term in office.

But American's are waking up. A little bit. At least that seems to be the case when you look at his numbers.

But again, stranger things have happened. And this has been a very surreal time since President Barack Obama took over the free world.

So, anything is possible.

It is a rumor for now. There has been no official word from anyone in the Obama administration who has even talked about this. Nor have any reporters posed such a question to the president, nor his press secretary. So, it is likely just that. A baseless rumor, and a claim made by a shady investor by the name of Porter Stansbury, that may likely only get traction by people the likes of Alex Jones and the people who listen to his schtick.

But beware. President Barack Obama is exactly the kind of person I think we should all be very cautious about, and very suspicious of. He's left field enough to actually find it plausible that he may well do exactly such a thing as try for that two-thirds support of both Congressional chambers to seek a third term.

In a nutshell, President Barack Obama is exactly the kind of person, that without checks and balances, and without a Congress, and without a Constitution, could very well become a dictator. Deep down, while I do not know the president's thoughts, I believe he would have the desire to stay in office until his dying breath, much like a Fidel Castro or a Hugo Chavez. Or even something like a Vladimir Putin. I believe that he believes that he is the chosen one, and that America should be ruled much like a kingdom—by a king whose throne would belong to him.

Do you think that Obama has a secret desire to become a ruler?

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      5 years ago from Wisconsin

      True Drbj. But there is one thing I think even these "free seeking" individuals may come to realize, and that is that Obama has really not done much for them EVEN WITH all the freebies. It is really the question of the day. WILL Americans, even the uninformed ones, begin to realize that this administration has been a total disaster? Obamacare may be providing some light at the end of the tunnel in that it has been dismally bad so far, and I think once people realize the true cost of the so-called Affordable Care Act, things will begin to sink in a little bit that maybe they need to at least arm themselves with just a tad bit of information. At least that is my hope. But the poll numbers seem to be suggesting there may some growing truth to that.

      @Recister, I am not sure how to follow that. lol. Do you care to enlighten me?

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      drbj and sherry 

      5 years ago from south Florida

      I fervently hope, Jim, that the rumor about the Prez seeking a third term is just that - a rumor. It's true that informed and concerned voters might not support him (where were they when he ran for a second term?) but those who are uninformed and apathetic will continue to support an administration that provides freely - and I emphasize that word, free - for all their possible needs. Why work for a living when our generous government give you all those goodies?

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      5 years ago from Wisconsin

      @gmwilliams, there is that nasty little aside in the 22nd Amendment allowing for a president to seek a third term, but it requires a two-thirds vote from both Congressional chambers. Nothing would surprise me anymore with this guy.

      @FitnezzJim, since when has this president upheld the Constitution? In fact, he has on many occasions talked about it as an impasse to his ability to govern. He also circumvents things often by executive order—granted many president do in fact use executive orders. But our current POTUS uses them many times more.

      @The Frog Prince, you are right. There is nothing secret about his desire. :)

      Thanks to all who stopped by. I appreciate it.

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      The Frog Prince 

      5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Secret desire? He makes it more apparent every passing day.

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      5 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

      Amendment XXII to the U.S. Constitution clearly states 'No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, ...'. It seems unlikely to me that our current President would deliberately set out to violate a Constitution he has sworn to uphold on multiple occasions.

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 

      5 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      Let's HOPE NOT! Two terms are MORE THAN ENOUGH under this disastrous president. I really do not put it past Obama to want to have a 3rd although there is a 2-term presidential limit. He will find a way to subvert this. Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York, subverted the 2-term mayorial limit. Politicians can do as they wish; however, it is up to smart and well-informed voter not to vote Obama into office the 3rd term. Well, after what has happened thus far in America only misinformed and unaware people would vote for this disaster of a president for 3rd office!


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