A New York University professor says if the people want President Barack Obama to serve another term, they should be “allowed to award him one.”
With Obama’s approval rating at an all time low, history professor Jonathan Zimmerman is concerned about keeping Democratic lawmakers on the liberal plantation, arguing that those breaking with the president on Obamacare and Iran do so because “they’ve got little to fear.”
“Democratic lawmakers would worry about provoking the wrath of a president who could be reelected,” Zimmerman suggested in a Washington Post editorial published on Thanksgiving.
Taking his argument even further, he wrote that the “scariest problem of all” may be Obama not having to fear the voters, “If he chooses, he could simply ignore their will.”
A comment that requires one to act as if the last five years never occurred.
Zimmerman reminds us that FDR was successfully reelected three times and quoted a political scientist of that time to imply that the 22nd Amendment was an “undisguised slap at the memory of Franklin D. Roosevelt,” ushered in by Republicans.
In further quoting Clinton Rossiter, the professor suggests term limits reflect “a shocking lack of faith in the common sense and good judgment of the people.”
As for Obama, Zimmerman asked: “If the people wanted him to serve another term, why shouldn’t they be allowed to award him one?”
A question the left is willing to pose now that we are at a tipping point of having a majority in this country dependent on the federal government for their very sustenance — and willing to vote for the political party that promises to keep giving away free stuff.
A truth that rings home every time you hear the left talk about “true democracy” and direct popular elections of the president.
“Barack Obama should be allowed to stand for re election just as citizens should be allowed to vote for — or against — him,” Zimmerman concluded. “Anything less diminishes our leaders and ourselves.”
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