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First off, aren't there differing opinions in the Op Ed page of most all newspapers. Generally Op Ed sections of papers give space to various view points. That a paper publishes an opinion piece doesn't mean it supports that opinion.
And as for progressive Democrat running from or dissenting from Obama, it began happening a long time before this screwed-up Obama Care website business. So, again, don't try to portray true progressives as only dropping Obama or criticizing him since this ACA website biz.
Progressives have been complaining for a while now. So don't try making the specious claim that progressives are all of a sudden leaving Obama because of ACA.
But back to you original post and my criticism of it: please show any actual evidence that progressives or even establishment Democrats are, as a group, pushing for the rescinding of the Constitutional Amendment limiting presidential terms.
Obama couldn't get elected as Dog Catcher after his dismal record as president.
This won't stop his most ardent fans and supporters, but even then, that's just a small percentage of the population.
And something needs to be done about the lobbyists, special interest problem.
What would you suggest? You would have to carve out an exception in the First Amendment that limits and/or denies selected groups from engaging in redress. Not easy.
reply to post by Bassago
If you were around during the George W Bush administration, there were "conservative" (I use quotes as I personally believe the last conservative president was JFK) media types as ark as congressmen who wanted to not only remove term limits, but to open the presidency up to foreign-born naturalized citizens (read: Arnold Schwarzenegger.) Please, don't be one of the suckers who thinks only one of the two halves of the oligarchy are the bad guys.
The 1st has taken enough damage as it is so I would not suggest any such restrictions. Maybe we're looking at the problem from the wrong end. The restrictions could be placed on officials in regards to legislative favoritism, bribery, and obvious special interest influence. Just an idea.