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A note on the 22nd Amendment

That’s the amendment that no president can serve more than two terms or eight years. You can serve up to 2 additional years if you started as VP and became president through illness, death or impeachment of the previous president. Then you’re entitled to your own two terms.

Nowhere in the 22nd amendment is it specified that the two terms must be served consecutively. I think that it was Teddy Roosevelt who tried to run in a different party after he served his first two terms but there was no 22nd amendment back then.

Whatevs. We know this amendment was put in place after FDR won four times. And why not?? He was pretty damn good. Brought us out of the Depression and led through most of WWII. But I get it, he died in office and it’s tough to keep it up for 16 years and let’s give someone else a chance yadayadayada.

Anyway, just because you can run and serve for two terms does not mean you are entitled to a second term. Do you know how I know this?

It’s because you actually have to run for a second term.

There is no eight year term for president. I know, I know, nobody told you this. You probably just figured it out by yourself when you realized that the president was being forced to run again after serving four years.

So it came as a great surprise to me yesterday when I was accused by a Republican of being a baby who was still mad about the last election and that my support for Biden would ruin the country and why won’t I wait until the next election cycle.

And I had to point out that 2020 *is* the next election cycle.

Trump’s Party apparently has people convinced that none of us have to vote this year … except Republicans? To be honest, this outburst didn’t make much sense to me and I’m still struggling to understand the logic (or lack thereof) that was magicked on the hapless Republican base voters.

When do they think the next election cycle begins?

How do they get people to think this way? It’s just… weird.

Anyway, keep your ears open for this one. You may point out that Trump is running again for his second term because he has to. If it were an automatic renewal, he wouldn’t have to run. Ta-da!!

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And now for a new segment I’m calling:

Simple Math

Number of reps in The Squad = 4

Number of Democratic House Reps = 232

Total number of all Reps in House = 435

% of crazy ultra socialist green new deal vegan evangelists House Dems (no significant digits) = < 2%

Yes, that’s right. Republicans are peeing themselves over less than 2% of the DEMOCRATS in the House. It’s even less for the entire house.

Now, how many Republicans fit into the batshit nutz conspiracy theorist segregationist south or basic selfish libertarian asshole category? (Is that one category or two?)

Betcha it’s more than 2% of the entire House.