This game got one thing right at least.

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3 years ago#11
From: rodman870 | #009
They also probably got one thing wrong; that General Petraeus still had a career by 2025.

He just haaaad to go sex up that one lady..

Well, that's a recent scandal, happened well after the game's production was finished. But it would be great if he did have a career, it's silly how a simple thing like that can screw up a public official's career while everyone else just shrugs it off.
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3 years ago#12
It kinda makes sense that a 'crisis' (ie: a world war) wouldn't be the optimal time to squander millions of dollars on hate messages and photo ops while dividing the country on petty no-win issues like abortion and gay rights instead of focusing on important things like not getting wiped off the face of the earth.

I'm Canadian, but it really does make a whole lotta sense from the outside looking in. Seriously, watching elections from north of the border it's scary how you 'merican's get during election time. Well, sometimes it's funny, but mostly scary. Especially in the states where Fox News is still considered a legitimate news association.
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3 years ago#13
PharoahPelican posted...
From: Crashes86 | #007
PharoahPelican posted...
Wait, a crisis? I thought that amendment was a blanket 2 tern limit.


Apparently you dont know our history and things the US gov have in place for emergencies.

The only president to serve more than two terms was FDR. The 2 term limit was a response by Republicans to that. So you're telling me to learn my history when it seems like you don't know it as well.

And I just looked up the actual text of the 22nd amendment and there is no emergency clause, so yeah, that crisis thing was dead wrong.


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3 years ago#14
Well, that's a recent scandal, happened well after the game's production was finished. But it would be great if he did have a career, it's silly how a simple thing like that can screw up a public official's career while everyone else just shrugs it off.

True, but the bad thing is if he hadn't gotten caught up in a scandal I could easily see him being the secretary of defense (or was it state?) in a dozen years.

Now it's a longshot to say the least.
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3 years ago#15
From: yedi | #012
It kinda makes sense that a 'crisis' (ie: a world war) wouldn't be the optimal time to squander millions of dollars on hate messages and photo ops while dividing the country on petty no-win issues like abortion and gay rights instead of focusing on important things like not getting wiped off the face of the earth.

I'm Canadian, but it really does make a whole lotta sense from the outside looking in. Seriously, watching elections from north of the border it's scary how you 'merican's get during election time. Well, sometimes it's funny, but mostly scary. Especially in the states where Fox News is still considered a legitimate news association.

No, it's scary, and stupid, and annoying, and a waste of time for the most part. Campaigns now are 90% how the other guy is bad and 10% anything else that isn't saying what the candidate actually wants to do.

But, there's been 2 World Wars. The US was in WW1 for a year. We were in WW2 for 4, but FDR started in the Depression. Then after that they ratified the 22nd amendment limiting the president to two terms. Unless there's an amendment that follows that that says in a crisis they can serve longer then there's nothing about that.
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3 years ago#16
From: rodman870 | #014
Well, that's a recent scandal, happened well after the game's production was finished. But it would be great if he did have a career, it's silly how a simple thing like that can screw up a public official's career while everyone else just shrugs it off.

True, but the bad thing is if he hadn't gotten caught up in a scandal I could easily see him being the secretary of defense (or was it state?) in a dozen years.

Now it's a longshot to say the least.

I think it was defense, but yeah.

I don't know enough about him though, would he have been good at that job?
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3 years ago#17
Even if there isn't an emergency clause one would be put in place if it was bad enough and the standing president would remain, there just wouldn't be enough time/money to go through an election.

As for the 2 term limit, I think it is stupid. The presidency should be 1 term whether that be 4 years or 8. Reason is because first terms seem like safe terms where nothing is really done AND an entire year or the 3 years is spent campaigning for the next term... waste of time. If the president won and knew okay now I'm president for as long as the limit allows no matter what (except impeachable offenses) then there would be less worry about how they are portraying them self for an upcoming election and they could just get right down to business.
3 years ago#18
Linctagon7 posted...
That Obama won't be president anymore by 2025.

Thank God for that. Maybe America can recover then.


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3 years ago#19
From: Zmapper33 | #017
Even if there isn't an emergency clause one would be put in place if it was bad enough and the standing president would remain, there just wouldn't be enough time/money to go through an election.

As for the 2 term limit, I think it is stupid. The presidency should be 1 term whether that be 4 years or 8. Reason is because first terms seem like safe terms where nothing is really done AND an entire year or the 3 years is spent campaigning for the next term... waste of time. If the president won and knew okay now I'm president for as long as the limit allows no matter what (except impeachable offenses) then there would be less worry about how they are portraying them self for an upcoming election and they could just get right down to business.

It would have to be ratified as an amendment, and that would take a lot of time too.

That makes sense.
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3 years ago#20
From: slipknotrox765 | #018
Linctagon7 posted...
That Obama won't be president anymore by 2025.

Thank God for that. Maybe America can recover then.


you're either an idiot or a troll

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