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Hillary Warns GOP: 'Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely'
NewsMax ^ | Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004 12:55 p.m. EST | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

Posted on 11/18/2004 11:06:50 AM PST by JustAnotherOkie

New York Sen. Hillary Clinton warned Thursday that she already sees signs of corruption with Republicans firmly in control of the House, the Senate and the White House.

"You know, absolute power corrupts absolutely," Clinton told CNN's "American Morning."

Dropping the bipartisan demeanor she'd adopted for the opening of her husband's presidential library, Clinton said, "I think that we have an administration and Republican leadership that, you know, is very powerful. And power should be handled carefully in a democracy."

Clinton complained that when Republicans were in the minority, "they certainly wanted to apply the harshest of rules to Democratic leaders for so many years."

While calling for a political "truce to all of this back and forth," she added, "let's have rules that apply to everybody."


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Well Hillary, you should know, considering the pardons, gifts, and cigar sessions in the White House.
1 posted on 11/18/2004 11:06:54 AM PST by JustAnotherOkie
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To: JustAnotherOkie

Pot meet kettle.


2 posted on 11/18/2004 11:07:20 AM PST by Bikers4Bush (Flood waters rising, heading for more conservative ground. Vote for true conservatives!)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

SHE should know! *Mounds of hysterical laughter*

"Rose Law Firm Documents? I have no idea!"


3 posted on 11/18/2004 11:07:41 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger (Knight of Gondor)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

"You know, absolute power corrupts absolutely,"
well she would know - the ultimate personification of it


4 posted on 11/18/2004 11:08:03 AM PST by DM1
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To: JustAnotherOkie

Sounds like plagarism to me.


5 posted on 11/18/2004 11:08:29 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: JustAnotherOkie

Ha Ha! What a witch.


6 posted on 11/18/2004 11:09:04 AM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (Yes DUmmies, we stole the election, but you'll never figure out how. Love, the VRWC.)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

Yep - she knows absolute corruption. In fact, it's her middle name.


7 posted on 11/18/2004 11:09:07 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: JustAnotherOkie
"You know, absolute power corrupts absolutely,"

And she said it all by herself...!!!!
8 posted on 11/18/2004 11:09:48 AM PST by Edgerunner (The left ain't right. Hand me that launch pickle...)
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To: Brilliant

Funny I could have sworn Lord Acton wrote that ... (after reading Tactius)


9 posted on 11/18/2004 11:10:14 AM PST by MrsEmmaPeel
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To: JustAnotherOkie

So Hillary what would you call you in the white house and Bill heading the UN?


10 posted on 11/18/2004 11:10:19 AM PST by cripplecreek (I come swinging the olive branch of peace.)
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To: JustAnotherOkie
That's rich.........Hillary! "I can't recall" Clinton,
lecturing the GOP about how power corrupts.
It's almost as funny as BJ lecturing us on moral values.
11 posted on 11/18/2004 11:10:20 AM PST by MamaLucci (Libs, want answers on 911? Ask Clinton why he met with Monica more than with his CIA director.)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

From someone who should know


12 posted on 11/18/2004 11:10:50 AM PST by thoughtomator (The Era of Old Media is over! Long live the Pajamasphere!)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

Watch out!!! Hildebeast is about to get RELIGION!!

This Hipocrtical A$$ knows all to well about corruption, she is CORRUPTION in the Flesh!!


13 posted on 11/18/2004 11:10:52 AM PST by 26lemoncharlie (Defending America)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

Pot...Kettle...


14 posted on 11/18/2004 11:11:00 AM PST by RockinRight (The Left's train of thought has derailed.)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

Gosh...maybe we should give back one house of congress to hillary and the dems...you know...so we can all just get along.


15 posted on 11/18/2004 11:11:05 AM PST by kimosabe31
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To: JustAnotherOkie
"You know, absolute power corrupts absolutely

You mean, like, when you and your hubby were President in 93/94 and the Democraps controlled the House and had 58 Senators? Like, then ? ... Man, what a witch.

16 posted on 11/18/2004 11:11:28 AM PST by Nonstatist
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To: JustAnotherOkie
She's right.

It's something we would do well to think about, lest we face the same fate as the Democrats.

17 posted on 11/18/2004 11:11:58 AM PST by cicero's_son
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To: JustAnotherOkie
Funny, because that's what she'd love to have. The Clintons, in absolute power in Arkansas, wrecked the public schools and the medical profession.

Note: If anyone is ever in an accident in Arkansas, insist that the ambulance takes you over the nearest state line for help.

18 posted on 11/18/2004 11:12:08 AM PST by xJones
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To: JustAnotherOkie
We should just sit back... allow her to feel her own comfort zone.... and quietly compile her more spontaneous moments as insurance against 2008...

I doubt she will survive any reasonable challenge in 2006...
And Rudy will likely squash her re-election bid.... a lot like a PEST....

Regards

19 posted on 11/18/2004 11:12:08 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The answers are out there; Wisdom is gained by asking the right questions)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

20 posted on 11/18/2004 11:12:25 AM PST by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: JustAnotherOkie

Perhaps the most accurate thing she's ever said.

Will we finally become the party of Reagan, or

continue our decent into the party of quasi-socialist "government compassion"?


21 posted on 11/18/2004 11:12:54 AM PST by mikeus_maximus
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To: JustAnotherOkie
Can't be absolute. Senator Clinton still has 950 stolen FBI files
ignored by the DOJ. [Isn't that special?]
22 posted on 11/18/2004 11:13:12 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Then I say unto you, send men to summon ... worms. And let us go to Fallujah to collect heads.")
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To: JustAnotherOkie

Wow what an insight!!!

She's got my vote!!!!!!!!!


23 posted on 11/18/2004 11:13:17 AM PST by EA_Man
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To: JustAnotherOkie

"Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Now, how about a little solitaire, Senator Kerry?"...


24 posted on 11/18/2004 11:14:20 AM PST by Luddite Patent Counsel ("Inanity is the Mother of Convention")
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To: JustAnotherOkie

915 Private FBI files.

Take the BEAM out of your eye Hillary before you lecture anyone about an imagined speck in theirs.


25 posted on 11/18/2004 11:14:42 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Next up, US Senate. 60 in 06!)
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To: DM1

>"You know, absolute power corrupts absolutelu".

Why, Killary, how profound!


26 posted on 11/18/2004 11:14:47 AM PST by Paperdoll (on the cutting edge: OUR FIGHT HAS JUST BEGUN)
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To: Bikers4Bush

I beg to differ, but I don't think it was power that corrupted Hillary-she'd be just as vile clerking a graveyard shift in a gas'n go.


27 posted on 11/18/2004 11:14:50 AM PST by Spok
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To: JustAnotherOkie

Hillary! and Hubby and the 'Rats had absolute control of the US government for the first two years of the Clinton presidency. It wasn't a problem for her then. I guess it's only a concern when she's on the outside looking in.


28 posted on 11/18/2004 11:15:36 AM PST by chimera
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To: JustAnotherOkie

we're aware of that--we experienced decades of democrat hegemony.


29 posted on 11/18/2004 11:15:54 AM PST by ken21 (against the democrat plantation.)
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To: JustAnotherOkie
Clinton complained that when Republicans were in the minority, "they certainly wanted to apply the harshest of rules to Democratic leaders for so many years."

Oh, sure, maybe in your liberal fantasyworld where any conniving liberal obstructionism has to be justified by claiming falsely that Republicans are so much worse. Liberals are excellent at feeling justified at doing anything evil in order to achieve their ends. Republicans throughout the '70s went along with so many liberal proposals that it completely upset traditional checks and balances (see the War Powers Act for starters, babe).

I give her credit for saying what liberals really believe, though. They really think that no skullduggery is too low for them to engage in because basically they are fighting Evil. I've seen that attitude over and over from them, the ends justify the means and all that. At least Hillary doesn't try to hide it.

30 posted on 11/18/2004 11:16:19 AM PST by KellyAdmirer
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To: mikeus_maximus

"Perhaps the most accurate thing she's ever said.
Will we finally become the party of Reagan, or
continue our decent into the party of quasi-socialist "government compassion"?"



Welcome Newbie. So who do you work for Moveon? ACT? Or the DNC?

Your cover is blown troll. You can wander back over to Deluded United now.


31 posted on 11/18/2004 11:16:59 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Next up, US Senate. 60 in 06!)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

It speaks from personal experience. Notice I called "it" an it!


32 posted on 11/18/2004 11:17:31 AM PST by God bless Texas (I don't care how much you know until I know how much you care.)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

Hillary + Bill + Arkansas + Absolute Power = Corruption


33 posted on 11/18/2004 11:17:44 AM PST by fritzz (A good plan vigorously executed now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week - Patton)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

"You know, absolute power corrupts absolutely,"

Based on Bill and Hillary's personal experience.


34 posted on 11/18/2004 11:19:32 AM PST by oldbrowser (You lost the election.....................Get over it.)
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To: JustAnotherOkie
Hillary once again trading upon the victims of our dumbed-down education system and trying to revise the tenets of our founding principles as she did with the Electoral College after 2000. So I guess I have to set her straight.

This comment about absolute power was put forth in objection to those systems of government that place governing control in the hands of royalty or tyranny, that place power in the hands of one or a few people. The 'absolute' descriptor referred to those who wield control over what our Founding Fathers divided into the three functions of government (the executive, the legislative, and the judiciary).

The separation of powers prevents one or a few people from gaining too much control over the people.

That the people elect to both houses and the executive members from the same party does not dissolve our tripartite form of government, each branch of which is still constrained by the Constitution. This system that combines the separation of powers with the Constitution and with state sovereignty thwarts any politician's attempt to gain absolute power.

It is the will of the people, Hillary. Suck it up.
35 posted on 11/18/2004 11:19:48 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (I'm fresh out of tags. I'll pick some up tomorrow.)
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To: JustAnotherOkie
Yes we noticed that just prior to the 1994 election Hillary. Thanks for the advice.
36 posted on 11/18/2004 11:19:57 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (Santorum 2008)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

New DICTIONARY Definition....

CORRUPTION......Clinton, esp, with Hillary or Bill attached.

SHEESH....the GALL of these libs.


37 posted on 11/18/2004 11:20:13 AM PST by goodnesswins (Tax cuts, Tax reform, social security reform, Supreme Court, etc.....the next 4 years.....)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

Yes, Hillary, and your absolute gall galls absolutely.


38 posted on 11/18/2004 11:20:25 AM PST by kitkat
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To: JustAnotherOkie
I guess that means that the Right Wing has "arrived," and there's no longer a need for a Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.
40 posted on 11/18/2004 11:20:49 AM PST by syriacus (Who wanted Margaret Hassan murdered? What did she know about the oil-for-food scandal.)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

"You know, absolute power corrupts absolutely,..."

Note to Hill: You certainly weren't trumpeting this garbage when the Democrats controlled both houses of Congress, now, did you? So to do it now is just a wee bit hypocritical and disingenuous. But Dems/Libs are well-practiced in those things. You lost. Accept it and get on with you life. The world will not come to an end. How do I know? Because it did not come to an end when you husband was President, and I hated every minute of the eight long, tedious years of his presidency.


41 posted on 11/18/2004 11:20:58 AM PST by DennisR (Look around - God is giving you more than enough hints He exists)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

It's already been said, but since it was my first thought, I'm saying it anyway.

She should know.


42 posted on 11/18/2004 11:21:36 AM PST by Soul Seeker
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To: JustAnotherOkie

So, this means that if the Dems win control of Congress and the Presidency in the future, they will share power with us? I don't think so.


43 posted on 11/18/2004 11:21:59 AM PST by sitewriter
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To: JustAnotherOkie

44 posted on 11/18/2004 11:22:04 AM PST by Ryan Spock
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To: JustAnotherOkie

You should know Hills with those 900 FBI files..


45 posted on 11/18/2004 11:22:09 AM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: JustAnotherOkie

I agree with the witch. I didn't leave the democrat party the demoRAT party left me. Drop the pervert agenda or a new party will have to be formed.


46 posted on 11/18/2004 11:22:33 AM PST by John Lenin
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To: JustAnotherOkie
"You know, absolute power corrupts absolutely," Clinton told CNN's "American Morning."

How did this woman make it through Welsley & Yale Law with that verbal-tick "Y'know" at the start of her every utterance? I imagine a John Houseman-like professor blowing a gasket every time she had to present a case-study in class.

Y'know, Hillary, you're going to have to drop the "Y'know's" if you ever want to sit in the Big Chair. Y'know?

Oh, and about your comment....nevermind....it's just too easy!

47 posted on 11/18/2004 11:22:47 AM PST by Tallguy
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To: cicero's_son
It's something we would do well to think about, lest we face the same fate as the Democrats.

You're right, young Cicero, we need at least one other viable political party. The current Democratic Party has become hostage to gay rights, abortion right, Jesse Jackson/Al Sharpton rights/Michael Moore/MoveOn etc. to the point that you have to belong to some special interest group to really be attracted to it. They're isolated in specific areas, and their interests don't reach mainstream Americans.

IOW, they've got some 'splaining to do to themselves if they want the Democratic Party to be a viable counterpoint. And again, yes, we need it.

48 posted on 11/18/2004 11:22:57 AM PST by xJones
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To: JustAnotherOkie

"You know, absolute power corrupts absolutely," Clinton told CNN's "American Morning."

"Hillary is a glaring example of the fact that very little power corrupts absolutely also"-Big Red Clay


49 posted on 11/18/2004 11:23:05 AM PST by Big Red Clay (Greetings from the Big Red State)
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To: JustAnotherOkie

Clinton complained that when Republicans were in the minority, "they certainly wanted to apply the harshest of rules to Democratic leaders for so many years."

This generalization is simply not true. For example, political historians all recognize that the Kennedy-Johnson Civil Rights Law of 1964 could not have been passed without the wide support and cooperation of the Republicans. This same law was opposed by many southern Democrats, including Al Gore, Sr.


50 posted on 11/18/2004 11:23:21 AM PST by tvn
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