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Thread: A Modest Proposal: Barack Obama Should Be Hillary Clinton's Running Mate

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    Re: A Modest Proposal: Barack Obama Should Be Hillary Clinton's Running Mate

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I'm no US constitutional scholar, like the President supposedly is, but it's my understanding that he has been elected to two terms as President and therefore he cannot stand for election to any position that may lead to a third term as President.

    I'll stand by to be corrected.
    I should have read further.....you beat me to it

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    Re: A Modest Proposal: Barack Obama Should Be Hillary Clinton's Running Mate

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    I don't see anyone suggesting such. Nixon was not innocent. Barack "Hussein" Obama's crimes are just worse. If Obama were a republican with a democrat controlled congress, he would be facing impeachment proceedings now.
    Yeah that's why the Republican controlled House passed all sorts of impeachment proceedings.

    I really don't think there would be half as many conservatives if it weren't for the persecution complex.


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    Re: A Modest Proposal: Barack Obama Should Be Hillary Clinton's Running Mate

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    The 12th amendment is pretty clear that anyone no longer eligible to run for president cannot run for vice president. I do not see anything in the 22nd amendment that would invalidate that.
    I think there's a subtle difference that you are disregarding. The Twenty-Second Amendment says…

    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.

    It doesn't say that such a person is ineligible to be President again, only that he is ineligible from being elected President. I just don't see anything in this wording that prohibits him from being elected to any other position, which would put him in the line of succession to the Presidency, nor of assuming the Presidency if those ahead of him in that line are unable to do so.

    And the Twelfth Amendment does not say, as you claim it does, that one who is ineligible to run for President, or to be elected President cannot run for Vice President. It says that “…no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.”


    You are assuming that being ineligible to be elected President means that one is ineligible to hold the office of President. Your assumption seems logical on its face, but given that there are other ways to become President than by being directly elected into that position, the wording of the Constitution just does not support this assumption.
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    Re: A Modest Proposal: Barack Obama Should Be Hillary Clinton's Running Mate

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Of course. Because Nixon was a Republican, which in your mind means he is incapable of doing anything bad.
    I certainly would not claim that. Yes, he did something bad, for which he rightfully was compelled to resign. If he didn't resign, he should have been impeached and removed from office.

    What is striking is that the two most recent Democratic Presidents have engaged openly in far broader and more serious corruption than anything of which Nixon was ever credibly accused, and have not been held nearly as accountable for their misdeeds as Nixon was. And now we have a credible Candidate for President, who, when her husband was President, was party to much of his corruption.
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    Re: A Modest Proposal: Barack Obama Should Be Hillary Clinton's Running Mate

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    I don't see anyone suggesting such. Nixon was not innocent. Barack "Hussein" Obama's crimes are just worse. If Obama were a republican with a democrat controlled congress, he would be facing impeachment proceedings now.
    He'd have been impeached and removed from office by now; probably during his first term.
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    Re: A Modest Proposal: Barack Obama Should Be Hillary Clinton's Running Mate

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Of course. Because Nixon was a Republican, which in your mind means he is incapable of doing anything bad.
    You have to admit, if modern day Hillary Clinton was back in Nixon's time and she deleted scads of her emails - let's substitute tapes, since emails didn't exist back then, she'd have been strung up and serving time in prison. Nixon retained all his damning recorded evidence and several administration officials served time because of it. It's possible, the Washington Post back then wouldn't have been interested in going after a high ranking Democrat, but it was a different time when illegal actions by politicians, once known, weren't just disregarded as politics.
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    Re: A Modest Proposal: Barack Obama Should Be Hillary Clinton's Running Mate

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    The 12th amendment is pretty clear that anyone no longer eligible to run for president cannot run for vice president. I do not see anything in the 22nd amendment that would invalidate that.





    I agree in regards to his second term. In my opinion trading five murderous Taliban terrorist leaders for a single US military deserter does amount to giving aid and comfort to the enemy. I also agree that his attempt to go around congress with virtual amnesty to illegal immigrants is highly unconstitutional. And Obamacare enacted in his first term is a clear violation of the tenth amendment regardless of the Supreme Court ruling otherwise.


    Many might find this a reach, but add in there his failure to respond to the Killings in Benghazi. Sending in the "FBI" to let it fade off the radar was political geneous, but also smacks of giving aid and comfort to the enemy...those "spontaneous demonstrators" are now recruiting and training the guys who have a stronghold there.

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    Re: A Modest Proposal: Barack Obama Should Be Hillary Clinton's Running Mate

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    So he could never be, say, speaker of the house? That doesn't sound right.
    I asked the same question earlier, and it seems likely that he could run for a House seat, could be elected Speaker of the House, but could not move up the ladder to VP if the President or VP were somehow removed from office.
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    Re: A Modest Proposal: Barack Obama Should Be Hillary Clinton's Running Mate

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    I should have read further.....you beat me to it

    I find it amusing that two Canadians are correcting Americans on their own constitution.
    Good morning F&L

    In fairness it was also a Canadian who created the OP and started the thread. But it gave liberals a tingle so it's not all bad.
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    Re: A Modest Proposal: Barack Obama Should Be Hillary Clinton's Running Mate

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I asked the same question earlier, and it seems likely that he could run for a House seat, could be elected Speaker of the House, but could not move up the ladder to VP if the President or VP were somehow removed from office.
    I do not see anything in the Constitution that prevents that. He is only prevented from directly being elected again to the Presidency.
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    We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.

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