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An Imperial President

Kibitzer Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 6:40 PM
In the U.S. Congress, both the House of Representatives and the Senate approve by a two-thirds super majority vote, a joint resolution amending the Constitution. Amendments so approved do not require the signature of the President of the United States and are sent directly to the states for ratification. To Ratify Amendments three-fourths of the state legislatures must approve it, or ratifying conventions in three-fourths of the states must approve it. It is doubtful that repeal of the 22nd amendment could get through this process.

One definition of "imperial" on is, "of the nature or rank of an emperor or supreme ruler."

At his news conference Monday, a petulant, threatening and confrontational President Obama spoke like an emperor or supreme ruler. All that was missing was a scepter, a crown and a robe trimmed in ermine.

This president exceeds even Bill Clinton in his ability to evade, prevaricate and dissemble. I didn't think that possible.

Not only did he supply long answers to relatively easy questions, but much of what he said bore no relation to reality.

He spoke of having had the debate over...