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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, August 21, 2011

Obama's Low Poll Numbers: Congress' Fault

This is a man who refuses to take responsibility for anything he does.  It was Bush's fault that he entered office on a it's Congress' fault he has very low approval ratings.  In an interview with a friendly CBS reporter in his lavish Martha's Vinyard digs Mr. Obama is quoted as saying {emphasis is mine}
President Barack Obama says his low approval rating is a reflection of public unhappiness with Congress.  Obama tells CBS in an interview broadcast Sunday that he's "impacted," just like Congress, when people aren't happy with Washington. He says he understands that his arguments that the country would have been worse off if he hadn't taken certain actions don't resonate with the millions of unemployed people. The president, who's vacationing on Martha's Vineyard, Mass., says he expects to be judged in November 2012 on whether things have improved. Recent public opinion polls have shown Obama's job approval rating at near 40 percent, the lowest of his presidency.  Obama taped the CBS' `Sunday Morning" interview last Wednesday in Illinois at the end of a Midwest bus tour focused on the economy.
but of course, none of it is his fault...that in his first two years, with a Democratically controlled Congress, he signed legislation that was passed over the howling protests of millions of Americans, that has failed to do anthing about the 2007-10 recession, and that the vast increase in the size and scope of the federal bureaucracy that has greatly expanded the reach and scope of that bureaucracy, has had nothing to do with his current poll woes...nope, perish the thought.

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