Presidential terms

English: Grover Norquist at a political confer...

English: Grover Norquist at a political conference in Orlando, Florida. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Barack Obama is US President number 44 and when he finishes his term in January, 2017, 44 US Presidents will have served a total of 228 years or an average of 5 years and 2 months each. There will have been only 14 presidents who have served two full terms or more. They are in order:

  1. Washington
  2. Jefferson
  3. Madison
  4. Monroe
  5. Jackson
  6. Grant
  7. Cleveland
  8. Wilson
  9. FDR
  10. Eisenhower
  11. Reagan
  12. Clinton
  13. GW Bush
  14. Obama

President Obama will be the 14th two-term President unless Grover Norquist and some Republicans have their way and impeach him for being President while black. GW Bush has the distinction of being number 13 on the list, an unlucky number for the country.

Impeachment

English: Grover Norquist at a political confer...

English: Grover Norquist at a political conference in Orlando, Florida. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Three GOP members of Congress are threatening to impeach President Obama over his executive orders to improve gun safety in the US. This should not be a surprise because before the election, Grover Norquist promised that the GOP would seek to impeach the President if they had the numbers in Congress and if he were re-elected. Impeachment threats can be expected to continue all through Barack’s second term, especially if the GOP gain seats in the election of 2014. Such is the regard of the GOP for the will of the people. High crimes and misdemeanors are not required for impeachment by the GOP. They will invent a reason if necessary, such as Fast and Furious, Solyndra or Benghazi.

What’s the difference?

Republican Party (United States)

Republican Party (United States) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What’s the difference between a good Republican and a bad Republican? A good Republican will compromise for the good of the country and a bad Republican will stand by his/her principles and refuse to compromise. In the new year, we will soon learn how many good Republicans, if any, are members of the new Congress.

Kiss of Death (Star)

Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid), left, and D...

Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid), left, and Darth Vader watch the construction of the first Death Star in Revenge of the Sith. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The ultimate weapon in Star Wars was the Death Star. This morning I received an email from Grover Norquist trumpeting the endorsement of Rush Limbaugh of the Norquist pledge of no new/higher taxes. And I thought that was like using Darth Vader as a salesperson for the Dark Side. Won’t make many sales that way.

Good news

The California State Capitol building in Sacra...

The California State Capitol building in Sacramento. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Good news or perhaps great news if you are a resident of California, a former resident of California who still loves the state or just someone who supports good and progressive government. In the election yesterday, Democrats became the majority party in Sacramento in both houses of the legislature, In fact the Democrats now have a super majority in both houses. That means that Grover Norquist‘s influence in the state of California is greatly diminished. Not only is Grover Norquist the guiding evil genius in Washington orchestrating GOP obstructionism, he is also active doing similar work in the states.

I have been a member of the Barack Obama Truth Team and as such, I have subscribed to many right-wing blog sites that I would never have read otherwise. One of their favorite topics besides lying about Barack, has been defaming the state of California. I trust that the changes in the party structure in Sacramento will start to change that.