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  1. January 7, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    If POTUS could run again, he would have my vote.

    • 4 Don
      January 7, 2016 at 6:44 pm

      Can you imagine a third term, bella, I get sick even thinking about him not being in office when his term ends.

      • 5 Nena20409
        January 7, 2016 at 6:46 pm

        How Come in my life time, none has made a challenge to this law?
        Congress passed this law after FDR. Yet, they did nothing about their own term expiration day? It was Not in the Constitution. So it can be changed.

        • 6 arapaho415
          January 7, 2016 at 7:27 pm

          GA/GE Nena.

          Replied to one of your downthread posts re: Trump protesters.

          Seems to me there’s no modern President who would have been in a position to challenge this law.

          JFK – assassinated
          LBJ – did not seek 2nd term
          Nixon – resigned
          Ford – defeated for 1st elected term
          Carter – defeated for 2nd term
          Reagan – Alzheimer’s
          GHWBush – defeated for 2nd term
          WJC – Lewinsky scandal
          GWB – Reviled by both GOP and Dems alike

        • 7 nathkatun7
          January 7, 2016 at 10:06 pm

          Nena, It is not simply a law passed by Congress! It’s the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, ratified February 27, 1951. The only way you can change it is to amend the Constitution with another Constitutional Amendment. For example: The 18th Amendment, prohibiting the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcohol, which was ratified January 16, 1919, was repealed by the 21st Amendment, which was ratified Dec. 5, 1933. Amending the Constitution is not an easy process.

          • 8 Nena20409
            January 7, 2016 at 11:04 pm

            Thanks, Nathkatun. like I said, in my life time.
            Congress passed the law affecting ONLY the 1/3…..the Executive Branch…….Not the Congress nor the SCOTUS.
            The Constitution declared Black Folks 3/5th of a Person. It got changed.
            I don’t really want Pres Obama to go for a 3rd Term. I just want this dastardly unfair law, affecting only the Executive to be in par with the other 2 Branches of the US Gov’t.
            Thanks for the History. I should have looked it up, but was too lazy to do so. I am a product of the ’60s. It is Not an excuse. It is my laziness speaking.

        • January 7, 2016 at 10:54 pm

          As much as I feel actually worried and sickened at losing the best President in my lifetime next year, I do not feel it would be fair to PBO or his family for him to stay in office longer. He deserves less stress in his life.

    • 10 keltuc
      January 7, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      If he was allowed to run, and if I was allowed to vote, I too would vote for him for a third term. However, um, being Canadian and all, that’s not gonna happen. 😉 Also, I recall the San Francisco Giants’ Larry Baer asking him “A third term, perhaps?” To which the President immediately replied “No”. And then he added “Michelle will not allow that.” LOL. Can’t say I blame her at all. The stress of all of them being in the cross hairs of all the crazies out there has got to be very draining.

  2. 11 Nena20409
    January 7, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Congrats, Don on your Solid Au ⭐
    It looks like the Berniettes showed up in mass to show their dislike against Trump.

  3. 13 MightyPamela
    January 7, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    And I, without a doubt in my heart, mind or soul! 🐻

  4. 14 Nena20409
    January 7, 2016 at 6:53 pm

  5. 15 Nena20409
    January 7, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    • 16 carolyn
      January 7, 2016 at 7:14 pm

      Paul Ryan and company hate that statistic! 67%…..that’s almost unheard of.

    • January 7, 2016 at 7:29 pm

      CNN had to show some people in that poll does not agree with POTUS using executive order, well as for me you have to do what you have to do. Congress has shown that they weren’t going to do anything, regardless how may people get kid. And with Congress being in the hip pocket of the NRA, POTUS did what he had to do.

  6. 19 arapaho415
    January 7, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    GA/GE TODville.

    Not sure if I’ll be able to view CNN’s town hall at 5pm PST, since I don’t have cable/TV, but got this site from Google:

    Let me know if you know of a way to view online.

    Also this:

  7. 22 Nena20409
    January 7, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    • 23 Nena20409
      January 7, 2016 at 7:17 pm

      I just want to post a couple of paragraphs for those who may not be able to access the NYT from here.

      THE epidemic of gun violence in our country is a crisis. Gun deaths and injuries constitute one of the greatest threats to public health and to the safety of the American people. Every year, more than 30,000 Americans have their lives cut short by guns. Suicides. Domestic violence. Gang shootouts. Accidents. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have lost brothers and sisters, or buried their own children. We’re the only advanced nation on earth that sees this kind of mass violence with this frequency.

      A national crisis like this demands a national response. Reducing gun violence will be hard. It’s clear that common-sense gun reform won’t happen during this Congress. It won’t happen during my presidency. Still, there are steps we can take now to save lives. And all of us — at every level of government, in the private sector and as citizens — have to do our part.

      We all have a responsibility.

      On Tuesday, I announced new steps I am taking within my legal authority to protect the American people and keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people. They include making sure that anybody engaged in the business of selling firearms conducts background checks, expanding access to mental health treatment and improving gun safety technology. These actions won’t prevent every act of violence, or save every life — but if even one life is spared, they will be well worth the effort.

      • 24 Nena20409
        January 7, 2016 at 7:18 pm

        Even as I continue to take every action possible as president, I will also take every action I can as a citizen. I will not campaign for, vote for or support any candidate, even in my own party, who does not support common-sense gun reform. And if the 90 percent of Americans who do support common-sense gun reforms join me, we will elect the leadership we deserve.

        • January 7, 2016 at 7:56 pm

          the President’s statement about not supporting any candidate who does not support common sense gun reform…is HUGE!!!

          and the comments in the comment section are very supportive…..very supportive…..

    • 26 purpleshoesla
      January 7, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      Boom! Our illustrious President is NOT playing.

      “Even as I continue to take every action possible as president, I will also take every action I can as a citizen. I will not campaign for, vote for or support any candidate, even in my own party, who does not support common-sense gun reform. And if the 90 percent of Americans who do support common-sense gun reforms join me, we will elect the leadership we deserve.

      All of us have a role to play — including gun owners. We need the vast majority of responsible gun owners who grieve with us after every mass shooting, who support common-sense gun safety and who feel that their views are not being properly represented, to stand with us and demand that leaders heed the voices of the people they are supposed to represent.

      The gun industry also needs to do its part. And that starts with manufacturers.

      As Americans, we hold consumer goods to high standards to keep our families and communities safe. Cars have to meet safety and emissions requirements. Food has to be clean and safe. We will not end the cycle of gun violence until we demand that the gun industry take simple actions to make its products safer as well. If a child can’t open a bottle of aspirin, we should also make sure she can’t pull the trigger of a gun.

      Yet today, the gun industry is almost entirely unaccountable. Thanks to the gun lobby’s decades of efforts, Congress has blocked our consumer products safety experts from being able to require that firearms have even the most basic safety measures. They’ve made it harder for the government’s public health experts to conduct research on gun violence. They’ve guaranteed that manufacturers enjoy virtual immunity from lawsuits, which means that they can sell lethal products and rarely face consequences. As parents, we wouldn’t put up with this if we were talking about faulty car seats. Why should we tolerate it for products — guns — that kill so many children each year?”

  8. 28 arapaho415
    January 7, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Second time today my previous comment is in moderation. 😦

    Update on PBO’s travel to GMU for town hall:

    “The motorcade is rolling at 7:09 pm to George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, for the town hall.”
    (previous pool report noted that PBO is in motorcade due to weather)

  9. 29 arapaho415
    January 7, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    This is one tweet that is stuck in moderation.

    Lots of tweets from WHPC on this now, must have just been published on @nytimes website:

  10. 31 Nena20409
    January 7, 2016 at 7:21 pm

  11. 33 Nena20409
    January 7, 2016 at 7:28 pm

  12. January 7, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    The FNV video is cool. Isn’t our First Lady the best?

  13. January 7, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Have anyone seen the MSNBC new lineup? Pitiful.

  14. 37 Nerdy Wonka
    January 7, 2016 at 7:48 pm


  15. 38 arapaho415
    January 7, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Love @presssec!

  16. 40 Nena20409
    January 7, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Now, this Brilliant!

  17. 43 Nena20409
    January 7, 2016 at 7:55 pm

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