Originally Posted by paquerette
I am absolutely befuddled. Someone please read this and tell me it's not true.
Originally Posted by Dragonfly
Apparently, the amendment wouldn't allow Bush (and, I suppose, any other previous President) to run again but would repeal term limits for any future Presidents once the amendment was ratified (which could take a long time).
Originally Posted by Sarihah
Stories about this bill have been going around for at least a year, if not longer. I read that the bill was originally crafted with the intent of keeping Clinton in office, but now Republicans have latched onto the idea. I have no idea if this is factual or not.
Originally Posted by RowansDad
Don't forget what you learned in your civics class folks:
"The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention[/v] for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate."
Originally Posted by Tata
Maybe not G.W. Bush. But Jeb Bush. With manipulation of computerized, no paper trail voting machines, the perpetual president is ensured. Oh, look. He got elected again. Wow. Well, whadda ya know.
Originally Posted by mamadawg
Karl Rove is an evil genius.
Originally Posted by applejuice
Actually he has brothers as Jeb, governor of FL, who has presidential aspirations as well as Jeb's son, George Prescott Bush, who can clearly reach out to the Latino constituency.
Plenty of Bushes to head to the White House, no need to cancel the 22nd Amendment.