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Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Rasmussen "Trust" Poll Out

Rasmussen hasn't published the poll officially, but it's available on their By The Numbers page. But what is surprising, or maybe not so, is that it's very ugly for Democrats. Basically the "Most Ethical Congress" ever's chickens are coming home to roost.

October 2009 September 2009
Issue................Dem GOP Diff Dem GOP Diff Shift
Health Care......40% 46% (6) 44% 44% - (6)
Education.........38% 43% (5) 45% 40% 5 (10)
Social Security..37% 45% (8) 43% 41% 2 (10)
Abortion...........35% 47% (12) 37% 44% (7) (5)
Economy...........35% 49% (14) 39% 47% (8) (6)
Taxes................35% 50% (15) 40% 48% (8) (7)
Iraq..................31% 50% (19) 37% 47% (10) (9)
Nat’l Security....31% 54% (23) 39% 51% (12) (11)
Gov’t Ethics......29% 33% (4) 34% 35% (1) (3)
Immigration.....33% 40% (7) 33% 45% (12) 5

Take a close look, the GOP leads in 9 of the 10 entries. That's a huge shift from last year, when NO ONE the GOP lead in no categories. It's only taken 9 months of "hope and change" to show the country that the change the Donk's want isn't what the country wants. To quote Mo Lane on his blog,
Does the Democratic Party feel like demonizing their opponents on health care rationing some more? – because I think that the GOP can somehow manage to find the strength to keep bearing up under the Democrats’ scorn.
I'm not quite that optimistic, but it's only take a few months of unified government under the Blue Banner to show the country that this isn't the right direction either. Hopefully, the GOP will pull their head out of the sand and start running Fiscally Conservative candidates for public office, not just at the national level, but at the local level as well. I don't think they'll learn from the mistakes of the past 8 years (i.e. forgetting they are the party of fiscal responsibility) but "hope" springs eternal.

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