The Emoluments Clause of the Constitution and Mr. Trump
First published 19 Nov 2006
Several months ago, Ipsism
opined that the relationship between politician and voter was akin to a marriage. Republicans committed infidelity with entitlements, increased spending, and give-aways to the illegals. As a result, voters gave them a trial separation rather than their votes. Continued infidelity will bring the full force of divorce to Republicans.
For those who choose to believe the pundits and the exit polls, remember that exit polls do not measure the sentiment of those who protest by not participating in the vote. These ARE the infidelities that caused the separation, moreso than even the Administration`s politically correct failure to prosecute the war in Iraq.
As far as 2008, it will go to the stateman, not the politician. Whoever acts in the best interest of the country, rather than playing `gotcha` games will take the next election. You have already underestimated conservative voters by treating them as your base - chattel that you herd to the polls to do your bidding. Mid-terms should have shown that conservatives are voters, not anyone`s base.
Take heed of what Ipsism Cerebri says, or not. Just don't say that you weren't warned.
|G. W. Bush redefined himself by stating, `I build bridges, not fences` at the Mexican border - a statement that will eventually become as infamous as `Read my lips`. Subsequent actions proved that he was with the illegals, not the citizens. His party followed his lead. This caused them to lose the conservative voters who had, previously, trusted them. |
`W` added insult to injury by appointing Sen. Martinez to be titular GOP Chairman. An unabashed message that he was dumping `them what brung him`, in order to chase the pretty Latino voters who have already gone Democratic. Now to be known as:
G. W. Quisling (kw-z` lnj) see, quis-ling – noun a person who betrays his or her own country by aiding an invading enemy, often serving later in a puppet government; fifth columnist.
|[Origin: 1940; after Vidkun Quisling (1887–1945), pro-Nazi Norwegian leader] |
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The ramblings of an old coot who knows that no one is going to pay any attention to what he says. But, say it he will because when it`s too late, people will say, `why didn`t you tell us, why didn`t you say something` and I can say, `I did, you didn`t listen`
So, these will be the warnings of one too old for you to hear, too resolute for you to heed. It will be easy to ignore me. You`ll say that I`m a racist or a bigot, a redneck or a right wing extremist, just don`t say that I didn`t warn you.