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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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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Pelosi Retains Grip on House Democrats

In an early Christmas gift to the GOP, Nancy Pelosi should retain her grip on the House Democratic caucus.  Mrs. Pelosi along with Barack Obama and Harry Reid are seen by voters as the face of reckless spending of the past four years.  She over saw a record addition to the public debt on her watch.  That amount totals to nearly $5 trillion dollars!  That's more than 1/3 of the total public debt of $13 trillion dollars.

Furthermore, the GOP will likely use her as a poster child for socialism and reckless spending in the 2012 election campaign.  Nancy, the gift that keeps on giving.  This is the first time in our history where a caucus that lost their majority retains ALL of it's congressional leadership in the next Congress.
Outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi averted a Wednesday showdown between her top two lieutenants by announcing that she will create a new post for Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.), who was expected to lose a race for minority whip to Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.).
This isn't making the back benchers in the Democratic party happy though
..."You have a bunch of senior citizens at the buffet at closing time fighting over the last piece of meat," said one veteran Democrat who talked about the "frustration of the younger generation" of talent that's upset at the prospect of keeping "the status quo."

Those Congressmen and women aren't happy about being led into the that they may not return from for some time to come.  Retaining Mr. Clyburn is seen as a bone to the Black Congressional Caucus...whom will see two GOP additions in an overwhelmingly Democratic group.

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