Posted by Supreme General Rayegun @ 23:18
Found another gem over on WND here. I’m beginning to be more and more of a fan of this newspaper, because they are absolutely not afraid to tell the truth (without any libtard MSM bias) and back it up with facts. If it’s not on your daily list, you should add it!
So anyway, it seems that along with all the Constitutional issues Al-Obambi has in proving his eligibility for the Office of the President (go here, here, and here for more info) now there appears this on the radar screens here at the Southern Command Intel room. A lesser know clause in Article 1 of the Constitution, which the article quotes by saying:
The second clause of Article 1, Section 6, of the Constitution reads, “No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.”
For those like me who are not Constitutional scholars, “emoluments” is what we know as “pay raises” in our modern lexicon.
What this means is this. Al-Obambi’s choices for his cabinet, where the chosen individual is a CURRENT member of either the House of Representatives or the Senate, are not allowed by that little clause noted above from fulfilling the role they have been selected for. So that (as the rest of the article points out) means that Al-Obambi’s choice for Secretary of State….the junior libtard from Screw Yoursk, the testicle lockbox holder, Hitlary…..cannot Constitutionally fill that role.
Why you say? Because of that “emoluments” part of the clause. As also pointed out in the article:
During Clinton’s current term in the Senate, the salary for Cabinet officers was increased from $186,600 to $191,300. Since the salary is scheduled to again be raised in January 2009, not only Clinton but all sitting Senate members could be considered constitutionally ineligible to serve in Obama’s Cabinet.
This was something that even the Founding Fathers (God rest their souls) saw that the potential for this type of governmental corruption and intentionally wrote Section 6 of Article 1.
James Madison’s notes on the debates that formed the Constitution explain the reason for the clause. Madison himself argued against “the evils” of corrupt governments where legislators created salaried positions – or increased the salary of positions – and then secured appointments to the cushy jobs they just created. Others agreed that such tactics were evident in Colonial and British government, and they wrote Article 1, Section 6 to prevent the practice.
Hmmmmm. So this very quandary was important enough to be included by the Founding Fathers (God rest their souls) in the drafts and the final copy of the Constitution. Yet without missing a beat and in completely normal libtard Demonscummic style, Al-Obambi is going to conveniently ignore the Constitution once again.
There have been others that have made use of a “fix”, read the article to see more about it.
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 21:46
Well, that was rather anti-climatic.
So much for that 60-seat supermajority, eh, Dingy Harry?
However, Denizens, I think you can now expect to see Joe Lieberman absolutely jammed under the bus by the Demoscum. Welcome to the GOP, Senator Lieberman.
(And yes, Denizens – I know that, what with all the RINOs still there, it doesn’t mean much. On the other hand, now that there are fewer of them, perhaps we can ride herd on those that remain. Wishful thinking, yes, I know.)
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 2:09
The Obambi economy is on its way back down again.
The Dow took another nosedive on Monday, finishing at 8,179 as Wall Street suddenly remember whom 62 million jackasses voted for in November.
Hey, Donktards, I’m just giving you pussies what you gave GW Bush for eight years. Not my fault you can dish it out but can’t take it.