Attached is a campaign poster to re-elect Obama in 2016. I had it custom made as satire, but it has led to some serious discussions especially about the Constitution. When people tell me that Obama couldn't run for another term because of the Constitution, I ask them, "What's the Constitution between friends?"
Still, as you know the Constitution, like the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield, "gets no respect." I mean, really, the Constitution is supposed to limit the government's powers, but it seems to me that our kind, benevolent, beneficent, omniscient overlords know no limits to their powers and do whatever they please.
As such, I'll bet that should Obama decide to run for a third term, no one will stop him. There may be some listless legal challenges in court, but they will go nowhere. Just like the legal challenges in 2008 to Obama's eligibility to run since he is clearly not a "natural born citizen." And the craziest part is should he run for another term, he will win. Indeed, he is the best candidate the Democrats have for 2016. But don't tell them that.
As for your probable attendance to the Bernanke event, yes, I could understand why your SO would object to your spending 40 Federal Reserve Notes "to prop up dictators," but it is, after all, a "once in a lifetime event," isn't it? Will you get a "selfie" with him? Maybe an autograph? But whichever, I do hope your attendance will produce "fodder" for articles and letters that you will write.
Yes, I'm sorry I cannot attend. But if you do attend, do ask "Uncle Ben" to pay homage to "Uncle Joe" for me.
BTW, Marcy and all, do make as many posters as you wish and plaster them all over SF. We do want to re-elect Obama, don't we?
---In email@example.com, <amarcyb@...> wrote :
Ha! Sorry you cannot attend the Bernanke event, but your assistance with Obama's reelection for a third term (and taking a stand on how outdated the US Constitution has become) is more important. I will probably attend, even though my significant other objects to my spending $40 of family money propping up dictators. It might be interesting to listen to what Bernanke has to say as source of an article for the LPSF website or Facebook, or a Letter to the Editor.
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