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Eleanor Holmes Norton: 'You don't have a right to know' what's going on at the White House
American Thinker ^ | 7-29-2014 | Rick Moran

Posted on 07/29/2014 4:20:45 AM PDT by servo1969

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Washington, D.C.'s non voting delegate to Congress, has a novel definition of the separation of powers. Becoming exasperated at House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa's insistence that a subpoena to David Simas, director of the administration's Office of Political Strategy, should go forward, Holmes Norton dressed down Issa by claiming the Oversight Committee, which oversees the executive branch, didn't have the right to investigate the White House.

Washington Examiner:

"You don't have a right to know everything in a separation-of-powers government, my friend. That is the difference between a parliamentary government and a separation-of-powers government," Norton said during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.

It was, to put mildly, a significant departure from the more traditional liberal stance that openness and transparency are must to prevent abuses of power by government officials. Instead the leading advocate for statehood for the District of Columbia literally argued that even the congressional committee charged with oversight shouldn't be asking questions in the first place.

She made the comments while protesting the committee's Republican majority for voting to ignore a claim by the White House that David Simas, director of it's Office of Political Strategy and Outreach, was immune to a congressional subpoena to testify. Republicans believe the office is being used a political campaign operation, a violation of federal election law.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: holder; irs; issa; obama; oldstory; scandals

1 posted on 07/29/2014 4:20:45 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

I am immensely happy this woman, nor any other DC Congressional representative cannot officially vote in Congress.


2 posted on 07/29/2014 4:22:40 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: servo1969

Dear God, they really do think Obama is King.


3 posted on 07/29/2014 4:24:34 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Gaffer

Give DC to Maryland and be done with it.


4 posted on 07/29/2014 4:25:45 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: servo1969

I wonder what the intellectual giant would say if George Bush were president.


5 posted on 07/29/2014 4:25:47 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: servo1969

Sounds like Morrisseys latest song...

“World Peace Is None Of Your Business”

World peace is none of your business
You must not tamper with arrangements
Work hard and sweetly pay your taxes
Never asking what for
Oh, you poor little fool- oh, you fool

World peace is none of your business
Police will stun you with their stun guns
Or they’ll disable you with tasers
That’s what government’s for
Oh, you poor little fool- oh, you fool

World peace is none of your business
So would you kindly keep your nose out
The rich must profit and get richer
And the poor must stay poor
Oh, you poor little fool- oh, you fool

Each time you vote you support the process
Each time you vote you support the process
Each time you vote you support the process
Brazil and Bahrain
Oh, Egypt, Ukraine
So many people in pain
No more, you poor little fool
No more, you fool


6 posted on 07/29/2014 4:26:08 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: servo1969

She’s got something to hide, I’ll proffer.


7 posted on 07/29/2014 4:28:45 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: servo1969

Eleanor.....

Does you haircut really make it easier to pick the nits and find the lice as the African women say?

(her hair is racist)


8 posted on 07/29/2014 4:30:59 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: servo1969

“You don’t have a right to know”?

Since when? It is not like this is the Manhattan Project, and even that was at least partially revealed, after its purpose (to produce a working atomic bomb) had been fulfilled.

The need for secrecy when dealing with an enemy force that has ill intent and is actively engaged in warfare with you is one thing. For participation in the affairs of a government of men, secrecy is the exact wrong prescription.

When did “the most transparent of governments” become “the most lawless of governments”? And is there a way to reverse this trend?

Well, I can think of several, but most of them involve the use of sidearms and other weaponry and some crafty planning for strategic advantage.


9 posted on 07/29/2014 4:31:24 AM PDT by alloysteel (Most people become who they promised they would never be.)
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To: servo1969

This b!tch thinks we should all just bow down.

Not going to happen......We loathe her type and her “constituents”.


10 posted on 07/29/2014 4:33:10 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: bert

There are not enough Bags in the world....


11 posted on 07/29/2014 4:35:34 AM PDT by ABN 505 (-)
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To: servo1969

Hiding much?


12 posted on 07/29/2014 4:39:18 AM PDT by jughandle (Big words anger me, keep talking.)
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To: servo1969

every time I see a pic of this broad she has her yap open.


13 posted on 07/29/2014 4:42:32 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: servo1969

Sweetheart - au contraire - you fascists have no right to hide such information.


14 posted on 07/29/2014 4:44:40 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: servo1969

“DC” = Dumb....uhhhh....Chick.


15 posted on 07/29/2014 4:52:06 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: alloysteel

“When did “the most transparent of governments” become “the most lawless of governments”? And is there a way to reverse this trend?”

This token dope is the perfect tool to lead blacks to abortuaries and Planned Parenthood centers. Don’t question the government’s motives! /s


16 posted on 07/29/2014 4:52:09 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: servo1969

Then let’s bring back Dick Nixon!


17 posted on 07/29/2014 4:53:58 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Rope. Tree. Politician. Some assembly required.)
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To: Gaffer

I wonder what she will be sayin when she relize da Whitehouse going to takes some bennies from “her people in the words of Holder” to fund this minority wave?


18 posted on 07/29/2014 4:56:38 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Mouton

I don’t care what she says as long as she cannot vote. She can bleat all she wants on Sunday TV shows when things get boring enough to start talking about how DC should be this or that.


19 posted on 07/29/2014 4:59:02 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: servo1969

These are the kind of arguments you can expect when people with IQs of 70 and below get elected as Congressmen, Senators and President. Pretty soon, they fill the judiciary and all the top spots in agencies throughout government. It is the worst kind of tyranny because there is nothing, no matter how dumb and irrational, they can’t emphatically convince themselves of. They parrot argumentation. They parrot reasoning, but are incapable of it. I mean, look at the woman’s face... Don’t tell me she knows or understands anything but her own hatred.


20 posted on 07/29/2014 5:02:24 AM PDT by LibWhacker (A New WPA: Hire blacks to surround illegal enclaves and round up job-stealing illegal aliens)
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To: servo1969

“You don’t have a right to know everything in a separation-of-powers government, my friend. That is the difference between a parliamentary government and a separation-of-powers government,” Norton said

I have given this the BUSH Test to determine its honesty.
It failed. I judge all comments, statements, policies by liberals with the BUSH test. Very simple. If George Bush said, did, thought etc, whatever it is these liberals say, do, think etc, would they then be agreeing with it. If not then it is not an honest statement.


21 posted on 07/29/2014 5:05:19 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

I’d go with dumb cow.


22 posted on 07/29/2014 5:28:49 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: servo1969

How can government have a right to our tax revenue if we don’t have a right to transparency?


23 posted on 07/29/2014 5:32:37 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: LibWhacker
Truer words never spoken. She is the voice of the Gimmedats, incapable of original or independent thought. This is what teachers frequently encounter at parent-teacher conferences, belligerent loudmouths steadfastly making excuses for horrific behavior. That's a main reason WHY the horrific behavior persists. It's never their fault.

Lady, stop trying to make excuses for what is not excusable. Shut the heck up and stop embarrassing yourself.

24 posted on 07/29/2014 5:34:03 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: Gaffer
I agree with you on the not having a vote so her comments as they relate to congressional action are meaningless. However, she is like the 10% on the ice berg you can see, it is the other 90% whom think just like she does.

For fifty years we have been on a path to a balkanized society. It is now evident in the various blocks in the Congress: Black Caucus, Hispanic Caucus, Womyn Caucus and amalgamations of these principal blocks along with the environmental and anti capitalism movements. Note, there is no America first group as they once was; everything now is based on tantrums voiced by these blocks which are strongly aligned against conservatives in general and a national plan which foisted the US to preeminence in the world in particular.

25 posted on 07/29/2014 5:40:46 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: servo1969

Gee, how did I know before even sing the picture?


26 posted on 07/29/2014 5:45:05 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: bert

That ain’t a doo. That’s a don’t!


27 posted on 07/29/2014 5:45:50 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: servo1969

Why did I know she was chocolate?


28 posted on 07/29/2014 5:47:13 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Truth is the enemy of our dysfunctional government.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Actually, they really do think that Obama is God.


29 posted on 07/29/2014 5:48:14 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: servo1969

Holy crap,this thing talks?!


30 posted on 07/29/2014 5:52:47 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: servo1969

the executive branch are functionaries carrying out the laws enacted by the legislative branch

as such, the legislative branch must verify its laws are being enforced and if they are not... it would exercise its power to remove the head of the executive branch to see that they are

then toss that disgraced ex-head of the executive branch to the judicial branch to face charges and penalties


31 posted on 07/29/2014 6:03:13 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Mouton

Your assessment is valid. They won’t stop with a “vote for her”. They want DC statehood with TWO Senators and a Representative. All for a district resident size BELOW the average Congressional district resident size (585K vs over 600K).

Throw in Puerto Rico with the same result and you have an additional 4 Democrat Senators.

But all this pales in comparison with this Tyrant’s overt flaunting of immigration law and potential illegal amnesty for illegal aliens.


32 posted on 07/29/2014 6:15:31 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Portcall24
Give maryland (THE Freak state) to hamas.
33 posted on 07/29/2014 6:19:27 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: servo1969

Okay, Elly, let’s see how that works when a (R) is in the WH..................


34 posted on 07/29/2014 6:24:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Red Badger

“I am immensely happy this woman, nor any other DC Congressional representative cannot officially vote in Congress.”.......

AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!

Now, how do we rid ourselves of those idiots?


35 posted on 07/29/2014 6:58:46 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: hal ogen

Only if you put a thousand foot high wall around Maryland.


36 posted on 07/29/2014 6:59:05 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: servo1969

Looks like Bill Cosby with lipstick.


37 posted on 07/29/2014 9:12:00 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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