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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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Friday, July 02, 2010

Linsey Graham: The Tea Party Will Die Out

Senator Linsey Graham (R-SC) has a article forthcoming in which he predicts that the Tea Party movement will die out because it "has no plan." 
Graham argues throughout the story that the Republican Party will eventually move away from the fringe and join him closer to the political middle but that, for now, it has shifted too far to the right.  “Everything I’m doing now in terms of talking about climate, talking about immigration, talking about Gitmo is completely opposite of where the tea party movement’s at,” Graham says. “The problem with the tea party, I think, is it’s just unsustainable because they can never come up with a coherent vision for governing the country. It will die out.”
Unfortunately, Mr. Graham is a large part of what is wrong in Washington, DC. He and his ilk have driven this country nearly into bankrupcy and I would dearly love to see him retired by the electorate in 2014, when he is up for reelection.

Politicians like Mr. Graham, don't have any vision, they merely attempt to make "deals"..."deals" that waste billions of dollars, "deal"s that will permit those who have broken the law to gain near instant citizenship ahead of those who have followed the rules mandated by Congress, while calling it "immigration reform". 

Futhermore, these political "deals" that Mr. Graham continueally attempts to seal, are made without the Democratic leadership's having to make concecssions of any sort.  Often times, the GOP is forced to make all the concessions, selling out the party on many of the basic tenets of the party platform...Mr. Graham is morally bankrupt as any politician now in Washington. 
“Everything I’m doing now in terms of talking about climate, talking about immigration, talking about Gitmo is completely opposite of where the Tea Party movement’s at,” Graham told The New York Times Magazine...“He is totally out of touch with his base in South Carolina,” she said. “His comments in The New York Times Magazine article only prove he does not understand the frustrations of his voters and that he has forgotten who it was he was elected to represent.”
None of his positions on these issues reflects those of the majority of his constiuents.  Retiring Mr. Graham in 2014 should become a real priority of the Tea Party movement, after all, we certainly can't do much worse than a Congress that has acted irresponsibly for most of the last 50 years.  A Congress that has squandered the funds that should be in the Social Security Trust Fun, one that has spent literally trillions of dollars that we don't have and passing the cost down to our great grand children to pay for. It's time to cast all of the scoundrels, like Mr. Graham, out and start fresh.  We can start this  November, and finish it in 2012 and 2014.

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