Hmm. Isn't it interesting how nothing like that ever happened, or was even attempted?
Fast foward to our new President, President "I Won" Obama, his right-hand man, Rahm "Scar" Emanuel, and the ever starry-eyed Democratic Party minions in congress. For people who invented stories of massive power grabs by one party, who even wrote alarmist books about it, they have been awful silent when actual power hoarding is happening right in front of our noses.
Representative Jose Serrano (D - NY) has introduced a bill in the House of Representatives to repeal the 22nd Amendment thereby removing the two term limit from the office of the President.
Obama, in all of his bipartisanshippyness, has nominated Republican Judd Gregg to be his head of Commerce. Awwwwww, that makes me feel hopeful. But then the big O realized he couldn't have a Republican in charge of the 2010 Census, which will determine the redistricting of congressional districts across the country and so he came up with a plan. Obama has decided that the U.S. Census will no longer be the responsibility of the Department of Commerce, as it has been for at least 100 years, but instead will move to the White House. This means uber-partisan Scar Emanuel will be running the Census show.
This article rightly points out how dangerous this actually is:
"As a matter of impact, the census has tremendous political significance. Political parties are always eager to have a hand in redrawing districts so that they can maximize their own party's clout while minimizing the opposition, often through gerrymandering. The census also determines the composition of the Electoral College, which chooses the president. If one party were to control the census, it could arguably try to perpetuate its hold on political power." (My emphasis)
Does anyone else find this so totally outrageous??? Where are all the college kids with hankerchiefs around their faces and skits and paper mache effigies? Where are all the aged and stoned hippies dressed in pink? If W had ever tried pulling a stunt like this he would have been castrated, I'm pretty sure. This kind of thing is so scary. The obviousness of their actions is frightening. It's like they don't even care that they are doing it in plain sight. That mere fact suggests a lot. The consolidation of power in this new White House administration is a definite change.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Need I say more? Ok, The Generational Theft Act of 2009. The first time in our history as a nation that we (read: the Democrats) are bypassing the normal channels of debate and Constitutional processes because the longer this rot lingers in the air, the more the citizenry are starting to turn up their noses. They are railroading us, pure and simple.