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  •  I didn't notice the snark tag, so I'm taking (1+ / 0-)
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    polecat

    this seriously. The president doesn't hit lame duck status until his/her last one or two years. There's plenty more to do before that happens. The best part of the last (second) term is that the president isn't restricted by worries about re-election. He/she can be much bolder, not having to watch every step. I think that's what we're witnessing now. In the past, Obama has been willing to make agreements that make everyone come out okay. Now he has no such restrictions. I like this new Obama better.

    •  Let's treat it seriously for a minute: Term limits (3+ / 0-)
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      HappyinNM, gfv6800, ichibon

      cause bad side-effects in politics.  Just look at the lame duck session in Michigan right now.  Think of all of the stuff that outgoing Presidents do (pardons, etc) on their way out.

      Why do you think there was an Amendment that made Presidents take office in JANUARY instead of MARCH?  That's tinkering to reduce the time period for a lame duck.

      This is not a silly idea.  And you might find someone willing to primary a sitting President if s/he has outstayed his/her welcome.

      Happy little moron, Lucky little man.
      I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
      —Spike Milligan

      by polecat on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 01:34:54 PM PST

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