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Could Barack Obama Become President again as Speaker of the House?
Vanity | August 2, 2018 | Jim Noble

Posted on 08/02/2018 3:45:41 AM PDT by Jim Noble

The XXII Amendment to the Constitution says, in part, "No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once."

Notice what this Amendment prohibits: "No person shall be elected to the office of the President". It says it twice.

Notice also what the Amendment does not say: "Any person having served blah, blah, blah shall be ineligible to the office of the President".

If the Democrats take the House and elect Obama as Speaker, and then manage to remove the President and Vice President (by whatever means), would Obama's succession to the Presidency happen by him "being elected to the office?"

I don't think so.

The Amendment only prohibits a third term that happens as a result of an election (which, BTW, is not in the Constitution to begin with).


TOPICS: FReeper Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2018election; 2020election; 22ndamendment; chat; constitution; election2018; election2020; tds; vanity; x44; xxiiamendment
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1 posted on 08/02/2018 3:45:41 AM PDT by Jim Noble
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To: Jim Noble

No because certain individuals would never allow it. Arkancide is a two way street.


2 posted on 08/02/2018 3:46:56 AM PDT by DarthVader ("The biggest misconception on Free Republic is that the Deep State is invulnerable")
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To: Jim Noble

Cart

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3 posted on 08/02/2018 3:47:09 AM PDT by Paladin2 (no spelchek, no problem...)
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To: Jim Noble

The uber-lazy Hussein? WAY to much work for him. Besides, Jay-Z just called and is on hold...


4 posted on 08/02/2018 3:49:10 AM PDT by Libloather (Trivial Pursuit question - name the first female to lose TWO presidential elections!)
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To: Jim Noble

As I’ve said before, Obama is too lazy to go back into political office.


5 posted on 08/02/2018 3:50:41 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: Jim Noble
I don't think Congress would even abide by the "No person shall be elected ..." language.

But to your question, I think the mechanism you identified has been considered by many as a way to extend the time in office. Interesting that the authors of the amendment, who no doubt had plenty of time to choose words carefully, did not use the word "eligible" which is used to define the qualifications for holding office.

6 posted on 08/02/2018 3:54:05 AM PDT by Cboldt
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My takeaway: An amendment will be needed for Trump to serve his 3rd and 4th terms...


7 posted on 08/02/2018 3:57:50 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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Democrats: By ANY Means.


8 posted on 08/02/2018 3:59:34 AM PDT by LiveFreeOrDie2001 ( Thank GOD Hillary didn't get elected!)
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To: Jim Noble

This is what you lie awake worrying about?


9 posted on 08/02/2018 4:00:23 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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Without re-reading it, I think it says they cannot be elected more than twice and cannot serve for more than ten years.

The point is moot. If the Dems did that there would probably be a shut down of government.

The other reason it is moot is that you would never convict them both in the Senate.


10 posted on 08/02/2018 4:03:05 AM PDT by Vermont Lt
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Two terms is max....no matter what the circumstances. There is no loophole.


11 posted on 08/02/2018 4:03:14 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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So now Democrats are having wet dreams of somehow shoe-horning whatshisname back in office again?

Yeah. Right after hell freezes over, morons.


12 posted on 08/02/2018 4:06:19 AM PDT by Pravious
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To: DainBramage

When I compare POTUS GHW Bush, Bill Clinton, GW Bush & Barack Hussein Obama to POTUS Trump...I come to the conclusion that all of them when compared equally to DJT are Lazy, Lackluster & Incompetent!!! Case closed!!!


13 posted on 08/02/2018 4:06:40 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (Defeat both the Republican (e) & Democrat (e) political parties....Forever!!!)
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To: Jim Noble

Ugh! why? just stop.


14 posted on 08/02/2018 4:07:25 AM PDT by ronniesgal ( I wonder what his FR handle is??)
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To: Jim Noble

prison for the organizer


15 posted on 08/02/2018 4:29:44 AM PDT by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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Why do it for Obama? I honestly believe that this is how the establishment plans on elevating Hillary to the White House.

Win House and Senate in November
Recruit Hillary as House Speaker
Impeach and get rid of both Trump and Pence
Nominate Hillary for President

Would the establishment try to fix the elections in November for a rat win in both the house and senate? Maybe (tin foil hat time) that is the reason for Soros’ play to take over all the AG positions.


16 posted on 08/02/2018 4:40:03 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Proud member of the DWN party. (Deplorable Wing Nut))
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I’d be more worried about the damage he could cause as “speaker”, and not so much of him ever becoming “president’. Both the Potus and the VPotus would have to go away at the same time for that to happen.


17 posted on 08/02/2018 4:44:37 AM PDT by FrankR (IF it wasn't for the "F-word", and it's deritiives, the left would have no message at all.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Upon first reading of your post I thought there is nothing legal or common sense about your remarks.

But then we are talking about demonrats that have more uses for toilet paper than they do the Constitution and never make any sense anyway.

So yes, this could happen.


18 posted on 08/02/2018 4:44:37 AM PDT by redfreedom (Gun control has proven success! (Such as in Hitler's Germany & Stalin's Russia))
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To: ArtDodger

Not at all. The restriction is only on being elected President.

In 2024 Mike Pence can run for President with Donald Trump as his running mate. Then immediately after being sworn in, Pence resigns and we have 4 more glorious years of Trump.


19 posted on 08/02/2018 4:53:47 AM PDT by sipow
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But Barry... It’s Hillary’s turn (again!)


20 posted on 08/02/2018 4:56:24 AM PDT by jerod (Nazi's were essentially Socialist in Hugo Boss uniforms... Get over it!)
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