Barack Obama has only four years to save the world. That is the stark assessment of Nasa scientist and leading climate expert Jim Hansen who last week warned only urgent action by the new president could halt the devastating climate change that now threatens Earth. Crucially, that action will have to be taken within Obama's first administration, he added.
Luckily, James Hansen is a proven liar so we can dismiss his hysterical rantings as the contemptible, rent-seeking bullshit that they so obviously are.
Still, its always worth noting that Obama may not be able to achieve Change That We Can Believe In™ within his first term, or even his second, so (via Counting Cats) your humble Devil is delighted to note that Congressman José Serrano has put forward an eminently sensible piece of legislation. [Emphasis mine.]
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.
Your humble Devil notes that Congressman Serrano is, like Obama, a Democrat but he is sure that this has no bearing on the amendment that Congressman Serrano has proposed.
Your humble Devil would also like to point out that it is—"thank god!" as my American friend exclaimed—very difficult to change the US Constitution. Having said that, is it not true that all tiers of the US Executive—Congress, the House of Representatives and the Presidency—are now controlled by the Democrats?*
As such, I am willing to bet that they will have a very good try at it: after all, no measure is too insane when catering for the New Messiah, eh?
* I know little of US politics (and am not massively interested) so I'm willing to be corrected on this.