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, June 12, 2011

ObamaVille: Carter's Redeaux...Only Much Worse

Pundits here on the right (Instapundit most often) have been saying since 2009 that a redeaux of Jimmah Carter's recession was a best case senario...I think that we're beyond that now.  Though, Mr. Obama doesn't seem to get the idea that blaming voters is the right way to go...Mr. Carter tried that very same strategy and lost...Obama's done it and may very well lose.


And...since the economic news is so bad, he's stopped getting a daily economic briefing as well.


That of course is a great strategy on his part.  Now, he can claim "not to have known" just how bad things are.  Mark Steyn, in the OC Register has hit the nail on the head.  In Toledo, Mr. Obama talked about how bumpy the road to economic recovery is,
"There are always going to be bumps on the road to recovery,'' President Obama said at a Jeep plant in Toledo the other day. "We're going to pass through some rough terrain that even a Wrangler would have a tough time with.'' His audience booed. They're un-fire-able union members with lavish benefits, and even they weary of the glib lines from his 12-year-old speechwriters.


At this point...with a double dip recession looming and job creation falling behind even LEGAL immigration, Mr. Carter's recession would be nice to have about now.  I lived through the late '70's and early '80' was tough.  I didn't have year'round, full-time employment until I volunteered for the military (USMC of course).  My wife is employed part-time and has been for two years, because NO-ONE is hiring retail managers (she has 17+ years of management experience).  So, as Mr. Steyn says,


This is Main Street, Obamaville: All bumps, no road. But shimmering on the distant horizon, beyond the shuttered diner and the foreclosed homes, is a state-of-the-art electric car, the new Fiat Mirage, that should be wheeling into town in a half-decade or so provided it can find somewhere to charge. "We will be able to look back and tell our children," declared King Barack the Modest of his own candidacy in 2008, "this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow." Great news for the oceans! Meanwhile, back on dry land, a quarter of American mortgages are "underwater" – that's to say, the home "owners" owe more than the joint is worth. In Harry Reid's Nevada, it's 63 per cent. Perhaps Obama's Aquatic Bodies Water-Level Regulatory Authority, no doubt headed by Jamie Gorelick or Franklin Raines or some other Democrat worthy, could have its jurisdiction extended to the Nevada desert.

It's time for a change...and Mr. Obama isn't it. His campaign slogan for the comming election s "It's Morning In America."  Sorry, Mr. Obama, it's not, and your policies as well as those of your enablers in the Democratic party have made things immensely worse.  Charles Krauthammer was right when he said it's "dusk in America,"


Here's some poll numbers for you approval-disapproval of his policies:
  • Economy – 40/59, was 40/55
  • Deficit – 33/61, was 39/58
  • Afghanistan – 52/41, was 60/29
  • Terrorism – 60/34, was 69/21
Ed Morrisey of HotAir says that,
Republicans in Congress took the lead on public trust on the economy, 45/42 over Obama, for the first time since December. The outlook on the economy remains doggedly pessimistic, with only 11% rating it as positive at all, and 89% rating it negatively, the highest since the midterms. Eighty-one percent now rate the economic recovery as “weak,” up from 75% in February 2010. A large majority, 57/42, do not feel the effects of a recovery on their personal economic situation. These are not re-elect numbers by any stretch of the imagination.

In 2012, unless they completely blow it (not out of the realm of possibility after all, this IS the GOP we're talking about), the Republican (unless it's Mitt Romney) should be able to hammer Obama on ObamaCare as well as the economy. 

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