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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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

GOP Leadership Is Out Of Touch

Dan Reihl is right when he says that the GOP leadership inside the Washington, DC beltway is out of touch "My Warning to the Establishment GOP".  He echoes many people that I've spoken and written to over the past 2 years.  These men (mostly) and women (very few) just don't get it.  They're playing politics, when the time for politics is over.  This nation has reached a cusp when events will rapidly begin to overtake our ability to respond. 
And I don't believe today's Beltway entrenched GOP is going to bring about the kind of change America needs. The leadership is weak, wasteful, misguided and out of sync with the people. The signs are all there, from Dede Scozzafava, to Charlie Crist - and worse.  And even if they reclaim this, or that majority in the fall, we will most likely see the same old politics as usual that so frustrated the Right under Bush. You don't really believe they are going to repeal ObamaCare and tell millions of people expecting health insurance at taxpayer expense they can't have it, do you? That will be politically imprudent to our Beltway ensconced GOP.  Illegal immigration? Led by soon to be ex-border cop John McCain, assuming he's re-elected, they will be calling us racists and haters, again. They have to worry about that Hispanic vote, after all.  [emphasis is mine]
I just don't see this leopard changing it's spots.  Even if the GOP manages to regain control of Congress, it won't be because of anything these "leaders" have done.  It will be inspite of them.  They are the reason why the GOP lost control of Congress in 2006-8 election cycles...because they spent like the "Democratic Lite" party they have become.  It has only taken the Democrats 18 months to show the country what real drunken sailor spending is like...with the disasterous concequences to the nation as a whole.

If given a preference, I would rather see Libertarian or Conservative Party members elected to various state houses and to the US Congress...after all, they certainly can't do any worse than that current roster of jackasses of either major party that we have "leading us down the primrose path..."

Remember them ALL out!  Reelect no one.

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