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Poll:Should The US Adopt A 'No Confidence' Provision to Rid Ourselves of the Likes of Obama?

Posted on 02/21/2011 6:37:19 PM PST by lbryce

In what is arguably one of the worst political events in US history, the election of Obama, we are forced to stand by and watch the piecemeal destruction of our very nation, the very political, economic dismantling of this great country of ours, the greatest country in history, by what is the greatest, most insidious nemesis America has ever known or faced.

The wisdom and sagacity of our forefathers providing for the all-encompassing political contingencies as law of the land having stood the test of time, yet not having foreseen, imagined the nightmare scenario which we are in midst of enduring, may not endure through.

Our forefathers having confidence in the people as fundamental principle of government, the decision of the people as being sacrosanct, averse to tampering with terms of elected officials thus having made no provisions in which to reverse, hold up to inspection, the validity of their decision, in mid-term, with a constitutional provision of 'Motion of No Confidence' that has worked so well in Parliamentary forms of government, such as Great Britian.

Indeed, despite overwhelming unpopularity of our past presidents in serving out their full term of election, our country has survived intact.

But with the current White House occupant I am not very secure that our country will manage to recover from the cataclysmic forces ripping it apart from within and without, the deliberate, irreparable evisceration, destruction of the very institutions that has made America the shining city on the hill, this bastard of a politician who dares call himself a citizen let alone the leader of the greatest country ever.

Every day I cringe, every day I grit my teeth with every decision this bastard president takes monumental jubilation in tearing down all that which through the centuries, our very patriots, soldiers, every day citizens paid for with their lives, every day I am filled with worry, sorrow pondering the fate of our country, wondering how we are going to endure, survive another two years of such wanton, deliberate political, economic implosion of the United States of America.


TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: noconfidence; obama

1 posted on 02/21/2011 6:37:28 PM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Yes and the election of 2010 reflects that attitude of most of the nation.


2 posted on 02/21/2011 6:42:12 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: lbryce

Nah, why mess with the Constitution? We already have impeachment.


3 posted on 02/21/2011 6:42:27 PM PST by rfp1234 (Le Parti du The'. Ne marchez pas sur moi!)
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To: lbryce

He should get the opportunity to show his birth certificate or resign, no questions asked.. sans pension, SS protection and exile to some small base off the coast of Cuba


4 posted on 02/21/2011 6:43:33 PM PST by The Brush
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To: lbryce

As bad as he is I’d hate to see the US revert to parliamentary type of government as they have in Europe. Every time you turn around they’re having another election. Then too, the VP would move up. Do you really want Biden as president?


5 posted on 02/21/2011 6:43:52 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: rfp1234

IF there’s still a Constituiton in two years.


6 posted on 02/21/2011 6:44:22 PM PST by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: lbryce

NO. We brought this on ourselves, one person didn’t do it. We should start by encouraging people to get back into church, then go from there.


7 posted on 02/21/2011 6:47:12 PM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: lbryce

I agree 100%.

I’m still waiting for just ONE member of the GOP to challenge his authority. So far not one has had the balls to do so.

I also weep for our country every day that the usurper is in office. His goal is, without question, to destroy all that is good about America.


8 posted on 02/21/2011 6:48:08 PM PST by panaxanax (*Memo to Jim DeMint: Check your mail. Your DRAFT NOTICE will be arriving soon!)
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To: lbryce
The entire concept of the "vote of no confidence" is a hallmark of the British style parliamentary system. This is not, nor ever has been a facet of the US political scene. I, for one, would have to think long and hard about all the possible ramifications of such an "innovation" before I signed on to it... Such a move should not be done hastily, and should be treated with all the due deliberation of a Constitutional amendment, before any implementation...

the infowarrior

9 posted on 02/21/2011 6:49:25 PM PST by infowarrior
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To: lbryce

No.


10 posted on 02/21/2011 6:50:01 PM PST by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: infowarrior
I think a 2/3’rds of the States invoking a nullification would be a better solution then trying to tack in a “no confidence” provision.

An official way for the states to nullify might redress the current imbalance between the states and the federal system.

11 posted on 02/21/2011 6:54:25 PM PST by Reily
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To: lbryce

Of course not. The presidency is too much of a popularity contest (and too poll-driven) already. We need future presidents to have the freedom to do things that are unpopular at the time, as Lincoln, Reagan, and GW Bush did. Not every president is a disaster like Obama.


12 posted on 02/21/2011 6:57:56 PM PST by solzhenitsyn ("Live Not By Lies")
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To: Reily
I think a 2/3’rds of the States invoking a nullification would be a better solution then trying to tack in a “no confidence” provision.

An official way for the states to nullify might redress the current imbalance between the states and the federal system.

A far better solution, I concur...

the infowarrior

13 posted on 02/21/2011 7:01:08 PM PST by infowarrior
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To: infowarrior
The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution have all the remedies we need.
14 posted on 02/21/2011 7:10:38 PM PST by TheCause ("that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States")
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To: lbryce

In the meantime, we need to elect a veto proof conservative Congress and Senate. Maybe the nation needs to collapse into total chaos to get the American people to realize that Obama cannot be re-elected in 2012.


15 posted on 02/21/2011 7:10:59 PM PST by mohresearcher
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To: The Brush
OBAMA FAREWELL
Obama says goodbye outside the White House

16 posted on 02/21/2011 7:11:23 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: lbryce
No. This is one of those times when it is good to remember "Hard case makes bad law".

One of the things that makes the USA so stable is that we have a set time for elections, set terms of office and set powers for the elected.

You start making things depending on the whim of what the country feels at the moment then you undermine that stability.

17 posted on 02/21/2011 7:15:29 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (When all you have is bolt cutters & vodka everything looks like the lock on Wolf Blitzer's boathouse)
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To: lbryce

Yes, yes, yes, a parliamentary system with the POTUS as a figurehead, a pretty face, and an executive prime minister, who can be canned at any time along with his cabinet. What we’ve got is an American King George, an utterly archaic system, when 200 some years later other countries have developed constitutions based on our bad experiences.

What is really heartbreaking is that the Communists, who call themselves Progressives and some other benign labels, have figured out our system and how to subvert it.

With all that, your “should” question and my opinion and the flames I’m provoking are totally meaningless, as the chance of a meaningful change and reform in any area (say, taxation, Social Security) in this country is and will remain below zero Fahrenheit!

And I’m an optimist.


18 posted on 02/21/2011 7:20:21 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: lbryce

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2011/02/introducing-obama-financial-asset-index.html

O-FAIL, which stands for Obama Financial Anxiety Index Level™. O-FAIL takes all of the world’s instability, hysteria, currency woes, fears of energy disruption, terrorism and war — and encapsulates them into a single, easy-to-understand number.

(Number hasn’t been this high since James Carter was President.)


19 posted on 02/21/2011 7:22:52 PM PST by griswold3
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To: lbryce

No thanks. Parliamentary democracies are a mockery of government. Italy has had tons of elections since 1945; various others can only form coalitions for short periods in order to govern. I prefer the stability of our constitutional republic with its defined positions, elections, even in its currently degraded state.


20 posted on 02/21/2011 7:22:57 PM PST by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: lbryce

Similar discussions took place here when Toon beat impeachment, and some of us were saying that it’ll only get worse with the next one, while others defended the current system as they are doing above and below. It hasn’t gotten worse with this next one?

Don’t you think that the new democracies of Europe such as Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and others looked at our, to you, perfect Constitution when they composed theirs in the past 20 years, and saw the mess we are in?

Whenever I read European newspapers, one theme in published opinions about America jumps out: serious reform is impossible in the United States, say all the sages across the Continent. Tell me that they are all “stupid”.


21 posted on 02/21/2011 7:33:23 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: lbryce

Our system of government is fine the way it is. The last thing we need is Italian-style instability.


22 posted on 02/21/2011 7:37:51 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: lbryce
That would take a Constitutional amendment and the Constitution has been amendeded and abused enough.
What needs to be done is to wholesale repeal the 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd, 25th and 26th amendments. Maybe the 19th also.
These amendments have given us the mess we have today. So eliminate them and we get no more 0bamas or Reids or Schumers or Kennedys or Robert Byrds. The Pelosis, we have to put up with because these districts can elect who they want and let's face it the House of Representatives has been like a Frat house from the beginning.
23 posted on 02/21/2011 7:53:14 PM PST by Tupelo
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To: Salvavida

It all depends on the church. Many of them today are very liberal.


24 posted on 02/21/2011 8:16:27 PM PST by Catsrus (Have)
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To: lbryce

No. The perfect system is only as good as the state of its culture. There will be no shortage of Obamas as long as our people are fools.

Our system of government was specifically designed to prevent narrow interest groups from accumulating oppressive power. The best system in the world can’t prevent this if people are seduced into surrendering their rights and freedoms in return for politician’s promises of goodies, special privileges, and revenge for past injustices.


25 posted on 02/21/2011 9:13:39 PM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: lbryce
No. We are not a parliamentary democracy, where frustrated citizens can legally bring down a government anytime. We are a republic, and by definition we must live with the outcome of our voting decisions.

I'd be in favor of an IQ or common sense check as a condition of voting (!), but don't want a "no-confidence" check on Presidential power. Polls are good enough.

26 posted on 02/21/2011 9:17:20 PM PST by tom h
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