Lyin Ted introduces term limits bill

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    Great idea. Quite a populist, progressive move by Ted.
     
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    I would make Representatives limited to 10 years, not 6. But the two limit terms for Senators works for me.
     
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    That's awesome.
    Of course, the better option would always be that our voters weren't complete fucking morons
    "I hate this but I will vote for him/her anyways. God bless my party"
     
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    Not a chance in hell of passing
     
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    senators who have been around since the hoover administration aren't gonna vote to remove themselves from office, folks.
     
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    If Lyin Ted is concerned about term limits, why doesn't he just refuse to run after his second term?
     
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    Yeah.

    I'll give Cruz credit for at least tossing it out there.
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    That would take an amendment to the Constitution to actually effect just as it took one to set a presidential term limit. Term limits aren't going to sail through the ratification process as did the 26th Amendment.
     
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    If Trump and some Republicans really want this, the game plan would be to introduce it, put it to a vote, and then go after via primaries for republicans and the general election for democrats those who voted against it during the midterms. it gives a populist option to people to maybe vote against the incumbents for once.
     
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