Limbaugh: Obama’s going to try for a third term or something

posted at 6:04 pm on June 30, 2009 by Allahpundit

Yeah, I know Jose Serrano introduced a House resolution to repeal the 22nd Amendment a few months ago. He did the same thing in 2003. It went nowhere then and it’ll go nowhere now. Help me figure this out: Conservatives are absolutely convinced that Obamanomics was, is, and can only be an unmitigated disaster for the country, so much so that the chief strategy among the base for a Republican revival at the moment is to sit back, watch liberalism implode, and then welcome back voters to the right with open arms. If all of that’s true and a backlash to Hopenchange is inevitable, how is Barry O planning to get a constitutional amendment passed before 2016? He’d need 2/3 of both the House and Senate and 3/4 of the states to ratify it. Even if every Democrat in Congress voted to lift presidential term limits (which they wouldn’t, if only for reasons of simple self-interest), they’d still need to pick up a bunch more seats in both chambers to push it through. How bad, exactly, does Rush see things getting for the GOP — especially at the state level, where only 14 red states could block the amendment — that he’d imagine something like that might be possible? I don’t follow him here at all. Click the image to watch.


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This isn’t about The Precedent going for a third term. It’s about him fighting the fact that he is not a natural-born citizen … in addition to the fact that The Precedent supports all of America’s enemies, everywhere.

progressoverpeace on June 30, 2009 at 6:07 PM

He’ll need a second one first.

elderberry on June 30, 2009 at 6:07 PM

Who says 0bama will rely on a vote to stay in power?

Lou Budvis on June 30, 2009 at 6:07 PM

I think Rush explained it, no one thought that he could appropriate the auto industry, banking industry, etc. It happens extra-governmentally.

hip shot on June 30, 2009 at 6:08 PM

With a veto proof majority in Congress…just need a Bill introduced repealing that current presidential term limit. They’ll invoke FDR, too, to make it “palatable” for most Americans.

It is not outside the realm of possibility. To think so may be dangerously delusional to our national well being.

coldwarrior on June 30, 2009 at 6:08 PM

how is Barry O planning to get a constitutional amendment passed before 2016 2012 ?

Don’t make this drag out longer then need be Allah.

upinak on June 30, 2009 at 6:08 PM

I listened to him today. He simply pointed out the mind set of Obama. Look at all the things that have been done by the O that are not in his authority to do.

jimmy2shoes on June 30, 2009 at 6:08 PM

Considering his high regard for the Constitution and other laws, who says he’d wait around for an amendment? Why not just have some extra ballots printed up in Venezuela for his ACORN supporters to “take to the people”?

cthulhu on June 30, 2009 at 6:09 PM

This wasn’t Rush’s finest moment in radio commentary.

myrenovations on June 30, 2009 at 6:09 PM

Stranger things have happened, AP. We did after all just elect a socialist who has quickly revealed his fascist dictatorial tendencies we were shouting about throughout the election. This is a guy who spent 20 years listening to an anti-white, anti-Semitic, anti-American loon who thinks the government created AIDs to kill blacks. He hung around with Hamas spokespeople. He launched his political career in the home of a terrorist. He told us he wants to spread the wealth and an uncovered interview revealed he’s disappointed that the civil rights movement didn’t get the courts involved in wealth redistribution. He vote “present” except when it came to saving the lives of babies who survived abortions.

This guy is a liar, and I’m sorry, but pure evil. It’s sad that so many still can’t see that.

My point is, it seems unthinkable that we would even elect a person like this. But we did. I don’t see the term limit being removed as any less likely.

RightWinged on June 30, 2009 at 6:10 PM

I wondered why everyone jumped ship from the other threads…

…and this post is why!

Rush better be wrong on this. He’s not wrong often, though.

Obama’s first term is basically to build up for a 2nd term.

We have to destroy that dream. FAST.

bluelightbrigade on June 30, 2009 at 6:11 PM

A backlash being inevitable is not the end of the story, unless one is convinced that backlashes are never dealt with sufficient ruthlessness by those wishing to hang on to power. I know, that’s hypothetical; it never happens anywhere in the world ever, thus no one ought ever be vigilant against it or even mention it as a possibility.

Or something.

CourtZero on June 30, 2009 at 6:11 PM

The thought had crossed mind when Obama made his comments about Honduras. I just don’t think he’ll make it past 2012. If he does we are in for the end of America.

boomer on June 30, 2009 at 6:11 PM

does Rush see things getting for the GOP — especially at the state level, where only 14 red states could block the amendment — that he’d imagine something like that might be possible?

Possible? Yes it is possible, although very unlikely, but I think we all know that Obama would like to be Herr Presidente for life.

MB4 on June 30, 2009 at 6:11 PM

well we all know he’s taking notes from chavez and ackmydumbjihad i wouldn’t put nothing past this guy, remember he thinks he’s the messiah.

SHARPTOOTH on June 30, 2009 at 6:11 PM

Who says 0bama will rely on a vote to stay in power?
Lou Budvis on June 30, 2009 at 6:07 PM

Exactly. This isn’t about results necessarily, it’s about intent and Ogabe has a growing streak of nuancing and mangling the law to fit his agenda.

His tenure will be marked by a continuing parade of dire emergencies which demand that his policies get passed right frickin’ now; why would anyone be surprised if one last emergency demanded his continued presence in office?

Bishop on June 30, 2009 at 6:11 PM

I agree with other posters: Obama violates the constitution daily. He’ll just stay in office after his second terms is over. He’ll cite some extreme emergency, rely on the military, and if that fails his Acorn mobs. Which is exactly why Obama upset with the Honduras situation. Them military there removed the President who was violating their constitution. Something he doesn’t want here. Note the “violate the constitution” part AllahPundit. Nothing about amendments. Obama doesn’t give a damn about the law and Rush knows this.

chicagojedi on June 30, 2009 at 6:12 PM

With a veto proof majority in Congress…just need a Bill introduced repealing that current presidential term limit. They’ll invoke FDR, too, to make it “palatable” for most Americans.

It is not outside the realm of possibility. To think so may be dangerously delusional to our national well being.

coldwarrior on June 30, 2009 at 6:08 PM

Excellent point. It would be naive to think that this isn’t plausible or even possible.

bluelightbrigade on June 30, 2009 at 6:12 PM

There will be an EMERGENCY, that requires the skill, and experience that our beloved dear leader brings to the table!!!

adn the masses will cheer him on!!

right4life on June 30, 2009 at 6:12 PM

The easy way would be for O-bots to elect Michell-O to succeed him after his second term, no?

petefrt on June 30, 2009 at 6:12 PM

“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” Or so said thomas Jefferson.

He also noted, “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

coldwarrior on June 30, 2009 at 6:12 PM

Rush was working on three hours sleep. Cut him some slack.

PappaMac on June 30, 2009 at 6:13 PM

I don’t follow him here at all.

It doesn’t sound to me like Rush is saying Obama will get a third term. Just that he’d like to go for that. Obama would like to go for a second term too, obviously. Aiming for something and actually achieving it are two different things.

amerpundit on June 30, 2009 at 6:13 PM

When will Megan McCain weigh (sorry for the pun) on this?? She’s the voice of us Conservatives, right?

WhatsRight on June 30, 2009 at 6:13 PM

myrenovations on June 30, 2009 at 6:09 PM

I agree.

a capella on June 30, 2009 at 6:13 PM

The only way I see it happening is if we are in the midst of some horrific crisis/disaster when the time comes to replace Obama — a real crisis/disaster, like say World War III — then there would be an actual chance that he could get Congress to “temporarily” override the term limit with the terrified support of the people, who wouldn’t want a rookie to take over in the middle of a conflagration.

aero on June 30, 2009 at 6:13 PM

Don’t discount it, Allah!

newton on June 30, 2009 at 6:13 PM

He’ll cite some extreme emergency, rely on the military, and if that fails his Acorn mobs.

chicagojedi on June 30, 2009 at 6:12 PM

I’m pretty sure he won’t be able to rely on the military to keep him in office illegaly

boomer on June 30, 2009 at 6:14 PM

There will be an EMERGENCY, that requires the skill, and experience that our beloved dear leader brings to the table!!!

adn the masses will cheer him on!!

right4life on June 30, 2009 at 6:12 PM

An emergency like maybe our shoes needing to be tied?

Other than that, I can’t see his skill set matching any emergency.

myrenovations on June 30, 2009 at 6:14 PM

More hysteria from the far-right. Next.

dcwvu on June 30, 2009 at 6:14 PM

With a veto proof majority in Congress…just need a Bill introduced repealing that current presidential term limit. They’ll invoke FDR, too, to make it “palatable” for most Americans.

You can’t repeal an amendment with a regular statute. You’d need another amendment, a la Prohibition.

Allahpundit on June 30, 2009 at 6:15 PM

Who says 0bama will rely on a vote to stay in power?

Lou Budvis on June 30, 2009 at 6:07 PM

This.

Remember the quote during the campaign? Something along the lines of needing to create a civilian defense force that is just as well equipped and trained as the military? Remember that one?

Oh really? And why would you need that?

BardMan on June 30, 2009 at 6:16 PM

More hysteria from the far-right. Next.

dcwvu on June 30, 2009 at 6:14 PM

I recall the left doing the very same thing with GWB.

boomer on June 30, 2009 at 6:16 PM

With a veto proof majority in Congress…just need a Bill introduced repealing that current presidential term limit. They’ll invoke FDR, too, to make it “palatable” for most Americans.

coldwarrior on June 30, 2009 at 6:08 PM

Oh come on now, the next thing you will be telling us is that a man could become president without ever showing more than a crackerjack box “certificate of live birth”.

MB4 on June 30, 2009 at 6:16 PM

Limbaugh’s getting pretty wacky when it comes to Obama.

Argue public policy, forget the man. Attacking the man didn’t help against Reagan or Clinton or Bush II. All got re-elected.

Public policy, public policy, public policy….

SteveMG on June 30, 2009 at 6:16 PM

He should have had Steyn fill in for him today. Some days you just don’t have it.

JammieWearingFool on June 30, 2009 at 6:18 PM

More hysteria from the far-right. Next.

dcwvu on June 30, 2009 at 6:14 PM

Uh, the left said the same thing for the past 8 years. In fact, they claimed Bush would suspend the election and become dictator for life.

Apparently some people’s memory gets wiped clean on January 20th every four years.

amerpundit on June 30, 2009 at 6:18 PM

dcwvu on June 30, 2009 at 6:14 PM

In the early 90′s, there were several in the Intel Community who pointed out that North Korea was bound and determined to obtain an offensive nuclear capability, and in collusion with A.Q. Khan, no less.

Key members of Congress, and the Clinton Administration, said we were being hysterical…they said North Korea would collapse sooner rahter than later since Communism was dead once the Soviet Union went under.

coldwarrior on June 30, 2009 at 6:18 PM

a la Prohibition.

Allahpundit on June 30, 2009 at 6:15 PM

Then start it Allah. Begin the tide.

upinak on June 30, 2009 at 6:18 PM

I’m suprised no troll has made a drug comment yet.

boomer on June 30, 2009 at 6:18 PM

Which is exactly why Obama upset with the Honduras situation. Them military there removed the President who was violating their constitution. Something he doesn’t want here. Note the “violate the constitution” part AllahPundit. Nothing about amendments. Obama doesn’t give a damn about the law and Rush knows this.

chicagojedi on June 30, 2009 at 6:12 PM

Nail, head.

Rogue on June 30, 2009 at 6:18 PM

You can’t repeal an amendment with a regular statute. You’d need another amendment, a la Prohibition.

Allahpundit on June 30, 2009 at 6:15 PM

You are ruled out of order!!!

Cheshire Cat on June 30, 2009 at 6:18 PM

The Precedent doesn’t have any interest in being elected to a third term. He wants nothing more than to destroy the US. That is his mission, as it was Hannibal’s. This is all about revenge.

Now, if he can retain control while destroying this country, he will be happy to do so, but that is not his first priority. Our destruction is.

And the emergency he needs will be shortly forthcoming. It will be the collapse of our dollar and the grinding to a halt of our society. This is what we all had to contemplate occurring in Oct 2008 and will come to fruition some time in the next year, or so. We all saw how Americans went batsh!t crazy in Oct, so just imagine what’s going to happen when the disaster that we feared actually comes to be. The Precedent will call martial law, and all bets are off from there – along with the true death of our Republic.

The only defense against this traitor is going to be secession. That’s just the situation this nation has gotten itself into. We can thank universal suffrage, without any reasonable requirements, and the idiotic expansion of democratic processes for that.

progressoverpeace on June 30, 2009 at 6:20 PM

Allahpundit on June 30, 2009 at 6:15 PM

Look at the composition of the States…and how they’ve voted recently when it comes to statism. Getting that 2/3′s of the states voting in favor of an Amenndment is not out of the question. Add ACORN to the mix and it becomes far easier.

coldwarrior on June 30, 2009 at 6:20 PM

I recall the left doing the very same thing with GWB.

boomer on June 30, 2009 at 6:16 PM

To be fair, the crazies did the same thing during Clinton.

In fact, it’s been one of my guide posts for how to avoid getting too crazy during Obama’s Reign of Terror.

I’m not calling Rush crazy, by the way. I just haven’t had time to listen to the podcast yet.

Kensington on June 30, 2009 at 6:20 PM

Why am I not surprised that AP was cognitively-challenged on this topic? Experience…. I didn’t even need to read the tagline to know it was AP (and therefore confused.)

Right_of_Attila on June 30, 2009 at 6:21 PM

Rush is just as demoralized as the rest of us and he was saying out loud what a lot of us think. Obama and Rush know that Obama can’t constitutionally serve a third term. Who knows what events could occur to put Obama in a position to act outside the restraints of the law. Having a healthy fear of such events is better than waking up and finding the government took over GM, the banking institutions, the health care industry and outlawed privately negotiated contracts.

fourdeucer on June 30, 2009 at 6:21 PM

You can’t repeal an amendment with a regular statute. You’d need another amendment, a la Prohibition.

Allahpundit on June 30, 2009 at 6:15 PM

You also can’t become president unless you are a natural born citizen. All that needs to happen is for Scalia, Thomas, Alito or Roberts to drop dead.

Cheshire Cat on June 30, 2009 at 6:22 PM

I think this is an exercise in possible vs. plausible.

myrenovations on June 30, 2009 at 6:22 PM

Kensington on June 30, 2009 at 6:20 PM

I think it’s an indicator that we as a country are getting more deeply divided and hostile toward one another.

boomer on June 30, 2009 at 6:23 PM

Or, if the O-bots don’t run Michelle, they could run Rahmbo. Point being, a work-around would be so easy it seems a waste of energy to defy the 22nd Amendment.

What would Putin do?

petefrt on June 30, 2009 at 6:23 PM

Rush is really hopped up on something. First it is Obama’s fault that Governor Sanford’s soulmate lives in Argentina and not in Columbia, SC and now Obama is going to run for a third term.

What the fat guy saying here … that no matter who the GOP drags out in 2012 they will lose?

Rush … take a chill pill … your got the taking pills part down, now find one that says “chill” on the bottle.

Monkei on June 30, 2009 at 6:23 PM

But I always find coldwarrior persuasive. So I would find more comfort if he would have dismissed this out of hand.

myrenovations on June 30, 2009 at 6:23 PM

I think Rush explained it, no one thought that he could appropriate the auto industry, banking industry, etc. It happens extra-governmentally.

hip shot on June 30, 2009 at 6:08 PM

Can you explain what you mean by extra-governmentally? You mean you think it was unconstitutional? Obama certainly used the government framework to do it, and the Supreme Court decided to not even take the case because they did not believe it was unconstitutional.

tneloms on June 30, 2009 at 6:23 PM

Apparently some people’s memory gets wiped clean on January 20th every four years.

amerpundit on June 30, 2009 at 6:18 PM

In dcwvu’s case, there’s not much to tidy up.

So now we’re assuming Obama respects the rule of law? Upon what is this opinion based?

Jim Treacher on June 30, 2009 at 6:24 PM

Government by trial balloon. Throw the idea out there, see what kind of blow back you get. Keep pushing the ball forward, keep pushing the envelope. Never give up, never back down.

What do you have to lose? Who will stop you? The voters? Who counts the vote?

Skandia Recluse on June 30, 2009 at 6:24 PM

how is Barry O planning to get a constitutional amendment passed before 2016 2012 ?

Don’t make this drag out longer then need be Allah.

upinak on June 30, 2009 at 6:08 PM

Um, 2012 would be the election for his second term, and 2016 would be the election for a hypothetical third term.

tneloms on June 30, 2009 at 6:24 PM

I don’t think so. I am not saying that Obama would not like to be some strutting elPresidente for life, but I just don’t think he can get that done..and I think he probably knows it.

Terrye on June 30, 2009 at 6:24 PM

Easy, Amnesty.

Also, the Chavez model has proven successful.

True_King on June 30, 2009 at 6:25 PM

Rush is really hopped up on something.
Monkei on June 30, 2009 at 6:23 PM

I knew the drug comment was coming.

boomer on June 30, 2009 at 6:25 PM

Um, 2012 would be the election for his second term, and 2016 would be the election for a hypothetical third term.

tneloms on June 30, 2009 at 6:24 PM

*sighs*

Ever think that most people don’t WANT a second term? I.E. why I asked Allah NOT to drag it out.

upinak on June 30, 2009 at 6:25 PM

I don’t see votes being needed. I see a Honduras type of take over. Just snatching it up, and it will be, what Obama says it will be.

The bigger question is…will Americans sit by, and let it be, or will we rally a cry so loud, the world will hear it? Everything Democrats thought Bush WOULD do, Obama most likely, WILL do, and more.

capejasmine on June 30, 2009 at 6:26 PM

Rush is just as demoralized as the rest of us and he was saying out loud what a lot of us think. Obama and Rush know that Obama can’t constitutionally serve a third term

If I had the contract Rush had and got paid for making stupid remarks everyday on the radio I don’t think I would be too demoralized.

The problem is a lot of Rush’s audience actually believe the crap that spews out of his mouth, including now the third term gem.

Monkei on June 30, 2009 at 6:26 PM

Who says 0bama will rely on a vote to stay in power?

Lou Budvis on June 30, 2009 at 6:07 PM

I agree with other posters: Obama violates the constitution daily. He’ll just stay in office after his second terms is over. He’ll cite some extreme emergency, rely on the military, and if that fails his Acorn mobs.

chicagojedi on June 30, 2009 at 6:12 PM

I don’t know if you guys are just snarking, but are you really saying that you’re expecting Obama to mount a military coup in 8 years?

tneloms on June 30, 2009 at 6:26 PM

Well he be on the news tomorrow? If he is, mission accomplished.

Cindy Munford on June 30, 2009 at 6:27 PM

I think Obama sided with Zelaya because he thought Bush would not. He decided to pander to the likes of Chavez in the hopes of being popular. Of course it ended up making him look stupid.

Terrye on June 30, 2009 at 6:27 PM

Rush is slowly seeing the light, but in unrealted news he was wrong again today – failed to do his homework on the Messiah’s rating index and blindly followed Drudge, saying this is the first time His rating index has fallen to -2. Actualy, in Rasmusen’s poll this is the second time this month the rating was -2.

What seems to be missing in this discussion is what is He going to do NEXT year? In this year, He has taken over pretty much every major piece of the US economy, and will get single payer healthcare and Cap N Tax.

Can anyone think of what His agenda might be in 2010 that even compares to the 2009 agenda?

Friendly21 on June 30, 2009 at 6:27 PM

An emergency like maybe our shoes needing to be tied?

Other than that, I can’t see his skill set matching any emergency.

myrenovations on June 30, 2009 at 6:14 PM

LOL…*we* can see that…but his followers think he is the NEW AGE BI-RACIAL MESSIAH!!!

can you dig it???

right4life on June 30, 2009 at 6:27 PM

but are you really saying that you’re expecting Obama to mount a military coup in 8 years?

tneloms on June 30, 2009 at 6:26 PM

No…we’re expecting his Administration to possibly require military removal in 8 years.

Rogue on June 30, 2009 at 6:27 PM

tneloms on June 30, 2009 at 6:26 PM

No, if he were to actually do it he would have have this little party in four years because I don’t think he’ll win 2012.

boomer on June 30, 2009 at 6:28 PM

Rush is really hopped up on something. First it is Obama’s fault that Governor Sanford’s soulmate lives in Argentina and not in Columbia, SC and now Obama is going to run for a third term.

What the fat guy saying here … that no matter who the GOP drags out in 2012 they will lose?

Rush … take a chill pill … your got the taking pills part down, now find one that says “chill” on the bottle.

Monkei on June 30, 2009 at 6:23 PM

You seems to have adopted a writing style reminiscent of that of a monkey throwing food, and other things which will go unmentioned, at a canvas hoping that enough will stick in enough of a pattern to be passed of as some kind of impressionist art, or something.

semloh on June 30, 2009 at 6:28 PM

*sighs*

Ever think that most people don’t WANT a second term? I.E. why I asked Allah NOT to drag it out.

upinak on June 30, 2009 at 6:25 PM

This post is about a constitutional amendment to allow presidents to have a third term. If Obama wants to take advantage of such an amendment, it would have to pass by 2016. Hence Allah’s question: “how is Barry O planning to get a constitutional amendment passed before 2016?”

tneloms on June 30, 2009 at 6:28 PM

AP’s argument is great assuming that The One plans to get his third, fourth … terms legally. The Constitution clearly means little to nothing to Democrats so why should be believe that it will stop The One?

johnsteele on June 30, 2009 at 6:28 PM

I don’t know if you guys are just snarking, but are you really saying that you’re expecting Obama to mount a military coup in 8 years?

tneloms on June 30, 2009 at 6:26 PM

can I ask.. what are you smoking? Have you not kept up?

upinak on June 30, 2009 at 6:28 PM

So now we’re assuming Obama respects the rule of law? Upon what is this opinion based?

C’mon Jim.

Even if Obama ignores the law he’s going to need a lot of people in the military and security and government to go along with this putsch.

There are too many patriots to allow that to happen.

SteveMG on June 30, 2009 at 6:29 PM

When I heard this today on my way to work, I had the sad realization that Rush actually has jumped the shark. He’s been getting more and more annoying to me lately, but this was just wacky.

This is the kind of crap I used to make fun of lefties over.

DaveS on June 30, 2009 at 6:29 PM

Rush is slowly seeing the light, but in unrealted news he was wrong again today – failed to do his homework on the Messiah’s rating index and blindly followed Drudge, saying this is the first time His rating index has fallen to -2. Actualy, in Rasmusen’s poll this is the second time this month the rating was -2.

didn’t you get the memo? Drudge is dead. Twitter and Facebook are now all the rage.

Monkei on June 30, 2009 at 6:29 PM

I don’t know if you guys are just snarking, but are you really saying that you’re expecting Obama to mount a military coup in 8 years?

tneloms on June 30, 2009 at 6:26 PM

he won’t have to, the press and his followers, will proclaim him el presidente for life!!

Viva la Revolutione!!!

right4life on June 30, 2009 at 6:29 PM

Monkei on June 30, 2009 at 6:26 PM

Rush could make you look stupid with half his brain tied behind his back. I have read your posts and he is far far smarter than thou.

CWforFreedom on June 30, 2009 at 6:29 PM

chicagojedi:

There is a big difference between taking over GM and ignoring an election and just staying in office. I don’t think that will happen.

Terrye on June 30, 2009 at 6:29 PM

This post is about a constitutional amendment to allow presidents to have a third term. If Obama wants to take advantage of such an amendment, it would have to pass by 2016. Hence Allah’s question: “how is Barry O planning to get a constitutional amendment passed before 2016?”

tneloms on June 30, 2009 at 6:28 PM

Wow, and there is somewhere in this “ideal” where I am saying that 2012 is going to “change” people’s way of thinking, away from Obama.

**Knock, Knock**

upinak on June 30, 2009 at 6:30 PM

myrenovations on June 30, 2009 at 6:23 PM

Consider this a wake up call….we really need more Americans to actually pay attention, which they apparently are not.

If I had declared a year ago that General Motors would be a government run operation, or that any of the other mega-trillions in new debt and committments we are now living under would come to pass, and Congress would pass huge mega Bills without even reading any of them, most would say that such was the crazed rantings of someone who was well off their meds.

Obama will do two things…he will push well beyond the boundaries when he knows he can, and he will offer up trial balloons, ready to place blame for failure on anyone else but his Administration should the trial balloon fail to launch.

The rest is mere details.

coldwarrior on June 30, 2009 at 6:30 PM

While I agree the chances of a legal process to allow Bama to do a Chavez is likely to fail, I am, as others have posted, less sure he cares a fig about legal process when power is at stake.

The Climate Change Bill should be ruled illegal because it is clinically impossible for those voting yes to know what they supported. Didn’t stop the “winners” from ramming it through.

When it was Bush v. Gore in FL, some comments were made about how civil things are here, no tanks in the streets, no riots, etc. I don’t expect this civility to continue, and I also will speculate that part of what is behind the demand for firearms and ammo is similar expectations on the part of others.

A fish rots from the head down, and if the thuggery that pushed the Porkulus and Climate Change bills through continues, it has to affect the body politic and how disagreements are settled.

The pass on the Black Panthers indictment by Holder signals it’s okay to physically threaten people at a polling site, as long as you are of the “right” group and supporting the “right” candidate. The bar on civility and free political expression just got lowered further.

While this may suit the moment, the long-range precedent could easily turn into somethiing really ugly. People like Bama rarely think in the long term, “winning” now is all that matters.

Harry Schell on June 30, 2009 at 6:30 PM

I don’t follow him here at all

That’s the thing about Rush, he has his good days… and bad days.

Greenhelmet on June 30, 2009 at 6:30 PM

Meh. He’s getting nis nuts cut in the midterms anyway. (Thanks, Jesse!)

Kid from Brooklyn on June 30, 2009 at 6:30 PM

Monkei on June 30, 2009 at 6:29 PM

admit it, uneducated, easily led people like you would be the first fall in line behind president-for-life obama!!

right4life on June 30, 2009 at 6:30 PM

Rush could make you look stupid with half his brain tied behind his back. I have read your posts and he is far far smarter than thou.

CWforFreedom on June 30, 2009 at 6:29 PM

you forgot also fatter. much fatter.

Monkei on June 30, 2009 at 6:31 PM

There is a big difference between taking over GM and ignoring an election and just staying in office. I don’t think that will happen.

Terrye on June 30, 2009 at 6:29 PM

Hope you’re right, won’t be surprised if you’re wrong. If there’s one thing that Democrats are good at, it’s projection. Just remember what they accused Bush of the last eight years and have a pretty good idea of what their intentions are.

Rogue on June 30, 2009 at 6:31 PM

The only way I see it happening is if we are in the midst of some horrific crisis/disaster when the time comes to replace Obama — a real crisis/disaster, like say World War III — then there would be an actual chance that he could get Congress to “temporarily” override the term limit with the terrified support of the people, who wouldn’t want a rookie to take over in the middle of a conflagration.

aero on June 30, 2009 at 6:13 PM

In other words, he’ll pull a Palpatine.

Look, I don’t agree with what Rush was saying(hell, I don’t even think Rush believed it himself), but at this point, I wouldn’t put anything past Obama. He’s a narcissistic Marxist fascist who has no regard for the traditions this country was built on and routinely violates the law and the Constitution.

Who’s to say he won’t concoct some emergency situation which compels him to put off elections for a little while? Does that sound any more far-fetched than the government running banks, auto companies, the energy industry, the health care industry, and literally taxing what we exhale?

Doughboy on June 30, 2009 at 6:31 PM

Beck said he was going to hang himself over N.J. giving citizens bulbs. I am pretty sure he wasn’t serious and I don’t think Rush is either. He made a joke about not knowing where Mr. Obama was born, thinks it was in Taco, Texas. Several sly remarks about birth certificate. Stirring the pot.

Cindy Munford on June 30, 2009 at 6:31 PM

admit it, uneducated, easily led people like you would be the first fall in line behind president-for-life obama!!

right4life on June 30, 2009 at 6:30 PM

you follow Rush like he was a teenaged girl in heat and you call me easily led!

Monkei on June 30, 2009 at 6:31 PM

Well he be on the news tomorrow? If he is, mission accomplished.

Cindy Munford on June 30, 2009 at 6:27 PM

Exactly.

At least by making a crazy statement like that, Rush gets it “out there” for people to mull over.

It’s like the “I hope he fails” sentiment that went over so well with the left.

tru2tx on June 30, 2009 at 6:32 PM

Remember 9/11?
Rudy didn’t consider a third term– contrast and compare with Bloomberg.

I don’t think the “0″ will have the military’s backing; that makes the DHS warning so dire for us.

It’s a chess game, a maze, connect the dots, whatever you want to call it; try to think ahead on the board, (or go backwards from the maze) and see where your opponent is headed.

gstep58 on June 30, 2009 at 6:32 PM

In fact I remember some of the more partisan Democrats saying the same kind of thing about Bush. They claimed he would stage a coup, refuse to leave, put people in camps.

I think we have enough to worry about just dealing with what Obama has actually done without fantasy scenarios.

Terrye on June 30, 2009 at 6:32 PM

People like Bama rarely think in the long term, “winning” now is all that matters.

Harry Schell on June 30, 2009 at 6:30 PM

I disagree, Gramsci, Alinsky, et al were all about the long term acquisition of power…

right4life on June 30, 2009 at 6:32 PM

Wouldn’t it only take 13 states to block it?

As Rush says, he’s right less than 100% of the time. This is that rogue percentage.

MadisonConservative on June 30, 2009 at 6:32 PM

Friendly21 on June 30, 2009 at 6:27 PM

Dude, you’re gonna make me have a stroke with talk like that. Quit freaking me out! He’s done enough damage in six months let alone thinking about what he’ll do in the coming years.

boomer on June 30, 2009 at 6:32 PM

No…we’re expecting his Administration to possibly require military removal in 8 years.

Rogue on June 30, 2009 at 6:27 PM

You and others on this thread sound exactly like everyone on DailyKos during the Bush years. The nice thing is that in this post, instead of just shrieking about how Obama is violating the Constitution, is a socialist, etc., you’re making actual predictions. Think realistically about whether when Obama leaves office you will look back at these comments and think, “Yeah, those were reasonable predictions about Obama leaving office.”

tneloms on June 30, 2009 at 6:32 PM

Do you folks actually believe that large elements of the military and police and other security along with folks in government would go along with this putsch?

Assuming for the sake of argument that Obama would try this, there are simply too many patriots to go along.

He can’t do it.

SteveMG on June 30, 2009 at 6:33 PM

you follow Rush like he was a teenaged girl in heat and you call me easily led!

Monkei on June 30, 2009 at 6:31 PM

at least I don’t bend over for the democRATs

right4life on June 30, 2009 at 6:33 PM

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