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Is the White House considering unconstitutional action?

February 9, 2009

Our Dear Leader is saying that he wants to take control of the US Census directly under his control in the White House.

Why would this democrat president want to take control of what should be a nonpartisan process of accurately counting the number of Americans in each state?

Personally, I think it is because of known and documented population shifts.

The big winner is Texas, which is likely to gain three new seats in the House of Representatives. Other states would gain single seats. Those being Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada and Utah.

The losers are Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. All are on track to loose a single seat.

There it is. Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania have majority democrat congressional delegations. In the case of Massachusetts, the entire delegation is made up of far hard left liberal extremist democrats. Not only will those states loose a member of congress, the states will lose a vote in the electoral college.

So, to keep the damage as low as possible, Our Dear Leader wants to remove control of the census from the non-partisan commerce department and move it into the White House where he and his staff of tax cheats can control the process.

An action that is in violation of the Unite States Constitution.

Don’t hold your press waiting for CNN or MSNBC (i.e. the Obama network) to break this story.

Update: Michelle Malkin picks up on this story.

Update: John Fund at the Wall Street Journal agrees.

“There’s only one reason to have that high level of White House involvement [in the US Census],” a career professional at the Census Bureau tells me. “And it’s called politics, not science.”

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Population shift may affect 2012 election

December 23, 2008

It looks like the 2010 Census will cause a reallocation of Congressional House seats, and a corresponding shift in Electoral College votes.

The big winner is Texas, which is likely to gain three new seats in the House of Representatives. Other states would gain single seats. Those being Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada and Utah.

The losers are Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. All are on track to loose a single seat.

Except for Iowa, all of the states loosing a seat have majority democrat congressional delegations. In the case of Massachusetts, the entire delegation consists of far left extremist liberal democrats.

The states gaining seats all went Republican in 2000 and 2004.

This trend in population shift is continuing. It is possible for more House seats to shift by the time the 2010 Census is counted.

Update: Welcome Instapundit readers (and thanks for the grammar tip ;->)
Could this be why our Dear Leader wants to bring control of the upcoming 2010 Census directly into the White House and out of the non-partisan control of the Commerce department?

Samizdata.net blog asks a very good question.

Is a White House take over of the census constitutional?

Has anyone over at MSNBC actually read the US Constitution?

October 22, 2008

I just heard some talking head on MSNBC repeat Biden’s false claim that the role of the VP in the Senate is only to break tie votes.
Let’s review Article I (which lays out the powers and role of the Legislative branch), section 3.

The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no vote, unless they be equally divided.

The Senate shall choose their other officers, and also a President pro tempore, in the absence of the Vice President, or when he shall exercise the office of President of the United States.

The Senate shall have the sole power to try all impeachments. When sitting for that purpose, they shall be on oath or affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no person shall be convicted without the concurrence of two thirds of the members present.

It’s pretty clear that the VP is to preside over the Senate, and the President pro tempore only gets the gavel when the VP is busy doing something else. Note that it clearly spells out the only time the VP is not to act as the President of Senate, i.e. presiding over it, is when the VP is acting as the of President of the United States or when the President of the United States is being tried for impeachment in the Senate.

Historically, the Vice-President’s office was in Senate offices. The move to the White House has made mid-20th century. That VPs have pretty much ignored this role for the past 50 or so years doesn’t change it.

One would think a thirty plus year veteran of the Senate would be up on this stuff, but clearly Joe Biden, and his lapdogs at MSNBC are not.

Deliciously snarky comment on this subject over at Hot Air.

Update: Ken Shepard at NewsBusters delivers some the history the left is clueless about.

He probably did…

July 20, 2008

Classical Values asks the following question about Barak H. Obama:

I wonder if he slept through his Constitutional Law classes.

Based on previous statements, I’d say he probably did sleep through them, including the ones he was supposed to have taught.

Rational Thought vs. Fear Mongering

August 20, 2007

The Marching Camp compares left and Right wing views on Victim disarmament.

He nails it with this line, “Thinking people cannot be persuaded by Sarah Brady and her ilk.”