Skip to comments.‘I’m for It’: Obama Lends Support to DC Statehood Push
Posted on 07/21/2014 4:23:01 PM PDT by mandaladon
President Barack Obama said on Monday that hes in favor of Washington, D.C., gaining statehood.
Im in D.C., so Im for it, he said to a room of mostly young, minority boys who were at the White House for Obamas My Brothers Keeper initiative. Folks in D.C. pay taxes like everybody else. They contribute to the overall well-being of the country like everybody else. They should be represented like everybody else.
Obama said hes supported the idea of statehood for D.C. for quite sometime but acknowledged that the politics of it would make it something difficult to move through Congress.
D.C. is the most liberal city in the U.S., according to a poll released by Gallup in January.
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That would make DC the 58th State according to Zero.
2 more socialist Senators, 1 more Marxist congressman.
Marion Barry for Governor! Rob Ford for Lt. Gov.
Of course he is for it: two DemonRat Senators FOREVER.
It would make more sense to split mexifornia first.
Just what we need another blue state.
Guaranteed 2 RAT Senators, no thanks. They can be dissolved into Maryland, they will welcome the Rif Raft that inhabits DC.
I support walling it off and letting them eat each other.
Washington DC is part of Maryland. Just combine it and be done with it.
Good Baraque; let’s make D.C. a state and then move the nation’s capitol out of that stinking swamp. We could carve out an uninhabitated corner of the geographical center and put it there.
I don't care who ya are, that's funny.
Once again, Barry is tackling the most pressing issues facing this nation.
It is not now and never was intended to be a state. It should be a part of an adjoining state. It would be best if it was returned and cut up along it's original lines and those areas returned to their respective states of Maryland and Virginia from where it came.
The City itself should be eliminated.
“Yeah, I think they should be GIVEN BACK TO VIRGINIA & MARYLAND....”
I think that Virginia already got its part (or at least most of it) back. The remaining amount should be given back to Maryland. Maryland can’t be made any worse than it already is.
Come to think of it, but I think most of Virginia’s citizens would be well served if the part of Virginia that was formerly in the District was also given to Maryland.
If it’s evil, he’s for it.
Maybe every city and county in America can become a state!?
Perhaps just as bad, we'd also have a capitol *state*. One with no state law at all, just the U.S. Code. One with no state courts, just federal courts. You can see where this leads.
Yep. Liberals outnumber conservatives by more than any other geographic area.
Love the part about not being air-conditioned. Just remember, they can’t do any more “work” or “get things done” over the internet.
No even enough residents for a Congressional district and he wants 2 black Senators too?
The British originally located Washington DC in a miserable swamp that allowed employees of the Crown to claim time-and-a-half pay.
They will keep voting Democrat as long as there is a USA.
‘Cause he wants to be governor AND President.
Educated in an Islamic school and unclear on the concept
DC should just be abandoned. There’s obviously something wrong with the water there.
To even be considered for statehood would first require a constitutional amendment.
Wendy Davis will become governor of Houston Texas just as Molly Ringwald predicted!
How can people LIVE in Washington, DC? Isn’t that like living inside City Hall?
0bama's open borders will result in a dirty bomb (at least) being set off there, so it will be abandoned in the near future.
And just how is the State of DC supposed to support itself?
Everything is just about Federally owned. Should the State of DC tax the Federal government? Should every museum have an entrance fee? What about state tax? What about everything else that comprise a state and its revenue factors?
Our “sure, yeah, whatever” president is pitiful.
The Obama Way - Change for the sake of disruption and divisiveness.
Stacking votes with illegals at the bottom...stacking votes with socialists at the top.
The idea will probably pass with “conservatives” championing the cause....
North Texas, Central Texas, West Texas, East Texas, South Texas...
“Washington DC is part of Maryland. Just combine it and be done with it.”
I agree. Arlington, VA was part of the original DC but was returned to Virginia. Let’s return the District to Maryland. The land on which the Federal buildings and monuments sit will remain federal land, under administration of the central government, just like national parks and military bases.
Even better, perhaps it is time to move the seat of the government close to the geographic center of the country (probably somewhere in rural Kansas). We can do it right this time. Build an office building and auditorium for both the House and Senate. Next to it place dormitories where Congressmen and Senators will be required to live when Congress is in session. The Senate and House can share a cafeteria, without any private dining facilities, and the congress critters should be required to eat at the cafeteria while Congress is in session. In the office building allow the Congress critters to have small offices without private restrooms. All Congressional staff should sit in cube farms, in the same way most middle management in today’s corporations are assigned to cubicles. Lobbyists will not be allowed to reside or have physical offices within 100 miles of the seat of government. Congressmen, congressional staff, and lobbyists will be required to post in advance all meetings on an internet log accessible by the public.
Moving the seat of government and making it uncomfortable for congress critters would further the cause of liberty.
That would provide a rationale for Obama planning to stay on in DC after his Presidency
(Note I did NOT say 2016)
If I remember my history, Washington DC was supposed to be a neutral area. All citizens were to be citizens of surrounding states.
***We could carve out an uninhabitated corner of the geographical center and put it there.***
The AMAZING CRISWELL of CRISWELL PREDICTS said the capitol would be moved to WICHITA KANSAS.
But then he was never right.
If they let "Western Maryland" secede that would be a great trade....that would net two more GOP Senators and at least 1 Congressman.
Or let DC become and State along with Western Maryland. That would maintain the balance of gridlock.
Obama would love to screw this country up with as much leftist idolatry as possible. If it is bad for America, Obama loves it.
Actually, it would be the 61st state, since what Obama actually said was that he had been campaigning in 57 states, he had one left to go, but that he was not going to be able to make it to Alaska or Hawaii (so obviously he meant to say 47). But anyway, that would make DC the 61st state then.
I am a big proponent of the Congress meeting every year for six weeks from July 15 through August 30th to pass a budget and do all the nations normal business. No Air Conditioning in any buildings. Especially any buildings that house Federal Employees of any department that excercises control over the citizenry.
The Congress should be housed in college style dorms, 1980 dorms not 2012 dorms. Two Congressmen in each 10’X8’ dorm room with bunk beds two desks and toilets and showers DOWN THE HALL. They can al eat in the Cafeteria. They will have a limit on amount they can spend.
The POTUS can have his own room, kind of like a Residence Advisor. But he would still have to use the gang showers and toilets. A favorite hang out for Barney Frank.
The SCOTUS could meet for a week. to handle any court cases. No judicial review of constitutionality. We have to rid ourselves of the first great power grab of Marbury VS Madison.
Ah yes, a more perfect union!
He was never an adjunct professor, or any type of professor. He was an instructor. A part timer given a class in order to get a regular paycheck while trying to get elected to a political office. ANY political office. As that was his way of paying his bills and supplementing the family income by getting his wife more and more sack jobs for political pay offs.
I’m “all for” Clown Prince nobama being arrested, tried and imprisoned...then exiled.
i dont think it crazy at all... it is in history...