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Bill Clinton: Let presidents serve three terms
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Posted on 11/08/2011 6:54:43 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Bill Clinton: Let presidents serve three terms

By: Tim Mak November 8, 2011 08:48 AM EST

Three times could be a charm - but not for him.

Former president Bill Clinton said Tuesday that presidents should be able to run for a third term so long as they take off some time after their second term.

“I’ve always though that should be the rule,” he said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “I think as a practical matter, you couldn’t apply this to anyone who has already served, but going forward I personally believe that should be the rule.”

Clinton made the remark in the context of a question posed by Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough, who said that many wished that Clinton could run again.

“Shouldn’t a president be able to take two terms, take time off and run again? Shouldn’t Americans have that choice?” asked Scarborough. He cited former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who led his country during World War II and then again in the 1950s, as an example.

The two-term limit for the presidency is mandated by the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, which was ratified after Franklin D. Roosevelt won four consecutive terms in the 1930s and 1940s.

Earlier in the morning, Clinton said that he does not spend time thinking about whether the country would be better off under the leadership of his wife, Hillary Clinton.

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Me, me, me........
1 posted on 11/08/2011 6:54:45 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

No. Especially not you, Bill.


2 posted on 11/08/2011 6:55:44 AM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is easy to answer. Just imagine 12 years of Obama.


3 posted on 11/08/2011 6:58:17 AM PST by RC2
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To: Sub-Driver
Oh Hell no!
4 posted on 11/08/2011 6:58:37 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Sub-Driver
“I’ve always though that should be the rule,” he said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

Or maybe a Constitutional Amendment. Whichever is easier.

5 posted on 11/08/2011 6:58:53 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Sub-Driver

FUBC. You should be taking time off wearing an orange jumpsuit in Ft. Leavenworth for your treason against the United States. Along with your worthless fleabag wife.


6 posted on 11/08/2011 6:58:53 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: Sub-Driver

And Clinton should be serving three terms....consecutively, behind bars.


7 posted on 11/08/2011 6:58:56 AM PST by N. Theknow (Idi Obama = Just your everyday, ordinary, 3rd World Dictator)
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To: coloradan
Indeed. He is Exhibit "A" as to why Presidents shold only have one term.
8 posted on 11/08/2011 6:59:45 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Sub-Driver
Earlier in the morning, Clinton said that he does not spend time thinking about whether the country would be better off under the leadership of his wife, Hillary Clinton.

Yeah. I doubt ANY of Clinton's fantasies include his wife.

9 posted on 11/08/2011 6:59:59 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: N. Theknow

Leavenworth would be the perfect place.


10 posted on 11/08/2011 7:00:03 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Sub-Driver

The third and fourth term of FDR gave half the world to the communists. By the time Truman arrived it was too late.


11 posted on 11/08/2011 7:01:14 AM PST by Happy Rain ( "Many of the most useful idiots of the Left are on the Right.")
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To: Sub-Driver

I bet I am the first Freeper on record to say that Bill Clinton would give it a try...

I’ve actually stated twice in the past 2 months that Bill Clinton would love to be president a 3rd time - and if he did find a way into this cycle - he’d win in a landslide.

Why? The current Republican slate of candidates is downright awful. That’s all there’s to it.

=8-)


12 posted on 11/08/2011 7:01:15 AM PST by =8 mrrabbit 8=
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s official .... Slick Willy has lost his marbles.


13 posted on 11/08/2011 7:01:46 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Sub-Driver
Clinton made the remark in the context of a question posed by Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough, who said that many wished that Clinton could run again.

Bleah. Get a room.

14 posted on 11/08/2011 7:02:05 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh Lord. Three terms with George W? Three terms with Clinton? I don’t think so. Both of them were awful with two terms. Why make the American people suffer even more.


15 posted on 11/08/2011 7:02:05 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: coloradan

Hillary would probably kill him, if he got a third term while she got denied the chance to run.


16 posted on 11/08/2011 7:03:11 AM PST by Jonty30
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To: Sub-Driver
The only way I'd go along with this is if it extended to members of Congress as well.
IOW, a total of 3 terms (12 years) for President, 2 terms (12 years) for Senator and 6 terms (12 years) for Representative.
And, since this needs to be a Constitutional amendment it would only take effect after the amendment were ratified, regardless of who or which party was in power at the time.
17 posted on 11/08/2011 7:03:17 AM PST by cuz_it_aint_their_money (I'm voting for Sarah Palin in 2012. Even if I have to write her name in!)
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To: RC2
Just imagine 12 years of Obama.

I'd rather bikini wax a wolverine.

18 posted on 11/08/2011 7:03:17 AM PST by tacticalogic
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To: Sub-Driver

I remember Ronald Reagan saying as much years ago. He said if the people like the job the president is doing, why not? Of course, I am not in favor of Presidue Clinton being around for that long.


19 posted on 11/08/2011 7:03:50 AM PST by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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To: Texas Eagle
Yeah. I doubt ANY of Clinton's fantasies include his wife.

Post of the day!!!!


20 posted on 11/08/2011 7:03:52 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: al_c
Post of the day!!!!

Wow. Thank you. But the day's still young. I will save my speech for later. Just in case.

21 posted on 11/08/2011 7:05:23 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: =8 mrrabbit 8=

Well, I do agree that Clinton would want to run again. And IF he could go up against Barry, he, indeed, would win the Dem nom.

I don’t think the Reps running are a bad lot. I look at it like....at the very worst, we get Romney. AT THE WORST. And, I do believe he is a smart, decent guy. Who knows? He could really grow into a fantastic Pres....Reagan had some bumps before he “saw the light”.

That said...I would rather have a “real” Conservative. Who knows what will happen with Cain? I don’t count him out yet.


22 posted on 11/08/2011 7:06:06 AM PST by Pigsley
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To: Sub-Driver

No. Sometimes I think two is too many. Maybe we need to amend the Constitution to allow a single six year term.


23 posted on 11/08/2011 7:06:25 AM PST by SoJoCo
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To: Sub-Driver
“I’ve always though that should be the rule,” he said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

So Bubba's big on rules, huh? Except for that whole "I promise to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth" rule.

24 posted on 11/08/2011 7:07:07 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Sub-Driver

Repeal the two term amendment, but, allow a shall remain in office vote every two years.


25 posted on 11/08/2011 7:08:54 AM PST by depressed in 06 ( Where is the 1984 Apple Super Bowl ad when we need it?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Typical Clintonian logic - or lack thereof.

And folks still think this sleezeball is intelligent.


26 posted on 11/08/2011 7:08:58 AM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m on board!

I think going to three 1 year terms or three 2 year terms would be a vast improvement.


27 posted on 11/08/2011 7:09:14 AM PST by Iron Munro (One Trillion seconds = 31,709 years. One Trillion dollars = 3 Months of Obama Spending)
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To: Texas Eagle

If I had just taken a sip of my coffee, you’d be seeing a bill for a new monitor. Dang, that was funny.


28 posted on 11/08/2011 7:10:00 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

FUBC!


29 posted on 11/08/2011 7:10:34 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Sub-Driver

Thank God the Presidency is term limited.


30 posted on 11/08/2011 7:15:27 AM PST by GOPJ ( Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.... Will Rogers)
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To: Pigsley

At the end of Clinton’s 2nd term we had a balanced budget.

Who ever thought I would wish for a return to Clinton.

But he was FORCED into that by Newt Gingrich, so that is why I would love to see a Cain/Gingrich ticket


31 posted on 11/08/2011 7:15:57 AM PST by Mr. K (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.)
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To: coloradan

So many interns so little time...


32 posted on 11/08/2011 7:17:24 AM PST by refermech
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To: Sub-Driver

Lately, I’m think a one-term limit would be better.

The United States was not designed to have an imperial president, but rather be a republic controlled by a messy, ugly, legislature.

Only because the federal government is too powerful, does the POTUS matter so much.


33 posted on 11/08/2011 7:21:34 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why do we want a rapist, crook, liar and thief to serve a 3rd term Bill?


34 posted on 11/08/2011 7:27:05 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’d go the other way. Limit them to six years.


35 posted on 11/08/2011 7:30:53 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Madoff screwed the rich. Bernanke screwed us all.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ah NO!


36 posted on 11/08/2011 7:31:44 AM PST by mk2000
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To: Iron Munro
I think going to three 1 year terms or three 2 year terms would be a vast improvement.

With that system the incumbent would be in campaign mode from day one.

We need to encourage less campaigning, not more.

37 posted on 11/08/2011 7:34:00 AM PST by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bill would actually be a vast improvement from Obama.


38 posted on 11/08/2011 7:35:18 AM PST by Lazamataz (I guess some Occupiers are more 99% than other Occupiers.)
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To: RC2

Imagine 12 years of klintoon! or 12 years of hitlery!!

Would be better to have POTUS for one term, maybe even 6 years. Or better one term for 4 years with the opening to run again after being out of office at least one term.

As it is now we have a working President for maybe 3 years and a year running for re-election (present Indo-kenyan socialist muslim excepted on all aspects).


39 posted on 11/08/2011 7:35:46 AM PST by X-spurt
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To: Sub-Driver

Funny he did not seem to feel that way as George W’s expiration date was looming...


40 posted on 11/08/2011 7:36:23 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: al_c
It’s official .... Slick Willy has lost his marbles.

STDs?

41 posted on 11/08/2011 7:37:32 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Sub-Driver

Who is the most egregious horsesarse narrcisist: Clinton or Obama?


42 posted on 11/08/2011 7:37:59 AM PST by Melchior
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To: Sub-Driver

I think one term is all anyone should get. I’m tired of them campaigning on the taxpayer dime. I also have to go along with Ben Franklin that we shouldn’t pay our politicians for serving the country. It’s too bad that we’re locked into the system we have. Political office should be run like a jury system.


43 posted on 11/08/2011 7:39:56 AM PST by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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44 posted on 11/08/2011 7:41:54 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Jonty30
Hillary would probably kill him, if he got a third term while she got denied the chance to run.

And, is that a bad thing? 2 for 1; 2 for 1 out of the race.

45 posted on 11/08/2011 7:42:32 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Sub-Driver

Bill Clinton reminds me of nothing more than a case of Genital Herpes. Horrendously painful, unspeakably disgusting, then it goes away and just when you think you’re rid of it, it comes back, and worse than ever.


46 posted on 11/08/2011 7:45:23 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: coloradan

Well fortunately for all of us Bill the Constitution won’t allow 3 terms. We fought a war in 1776 to get away from Kings.


47 posted on 11/08/2011 7:45:49 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Pigsley
Nice knowin ya.


48 posted on 11/08/2011 7:49:06 AM PST by NorthStarStateConservative (Springtime in America will arrive on January 21, 2013.)
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To: Sub-Driver
“I’ve always though that should be the rule,”

Always? Always? Did XXX-42 say that in 1988 to allow Reagan to run for a third term?

49 posted on 11/08/2011 7:53:56 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: coloradan

One or two in the whitehouse, and the other in Leavenworth?


50 posted on 11/08/2011 7:54:36 AM PST by UncommonJudge (Captions on for the hearing impaired.)
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