Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

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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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Vote '09...Obama or Nobama?

Don Surber presents an interesting bit of punditry about next months gubernatorial elections in NJ and VA.
The Washington Post online library only goes back to January, but the New York Times analysis on Nov. 9, 2005 was: “In Virginia, Lt. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, a Democrat, defeated the Republican, Jerry W. Kilgore, sending a powerful message that President Bush’s political standing had fallen in this reliably Republican state. With 96 percent of the ballots counted, Mr. Kaine had won 51 percent of the vote to 46 percent for Mr. Kilgore, the former attorney general.”

The political reporters keep buying the Democratic Party spin that this is not a referendum on Obama’s presidency. It is. Bush received 51% of the vote in 2004. That is far from being a pariah.
I agree, next months elections are in fact an early referendum on the Obama presidency. But, major media is so bound up in pushing his presidency toward "success" that they will spin this way and that in order to avoid pointing the finger squarely where it the White House.

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