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Clinton vows review of executive power
Guardian ^ | 10/23/07

Posted on 10/23/2007 10:57:50 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker

Hillary Clinton would launch a policy review as president with an eye towards giving up some of the executive powers accumulated by George Bush, she tells Guardian America in an interview today.

The New York senator and frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination also accuses the Bush administration's broad brush approach to terrorism of making it harder to understand "what it is we were up against", and expresses concerns about the attitude of the president's nominee for attorney general to interrogation and "expansive" executive power.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: hillary; powerhungry

1 posted on 10/23/2007 10:57:50 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker
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To: NativeNewYorker

BS! Will never happen, unless it ends up granting MORE powers to the president.


2 posted on 10/23/2007 10:58:46 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Crom! Non-Sequitur = Pee Wee Herman.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

ROFL - Hillary give up power???? Be serious, how can anyone believe anything coming out of that witch’s mouth??


3 posted on 10/23/2007 10:59:44 AM PDT by Alright_on_the_LeftCoast
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To: Lee'sGhost

Clintoon? Give up power? It’ll never happen.


4 posted on 10/23/2007 11:01:15 AM PDT by Paladin2 (We don't fix the problem, we fix the blame!)
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To: NativeNewYorker
After she mandates national health care, overrides Congress and pulls troops out of Iraq........
5 posted on 10/23/2007 11:02:01 AM PDT by Red6 (Come and take it.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

It’s rare than a presidential candidate declares that they intend to undermine the US Constitution.


6 posted on 10/23/2007 11:02:30 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the Constitution?)
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To: NativeNewYorker

"After a comprehensive review, we have decided to seek UNLIMITED POWER!"

7 posted on 10/23/2007 11:02:36 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

What makes her think she has the right to diminish the powers of the executive branch? If she’s complaining that Bush had no right to expand them, surely she also has no right to expand them, reduce them or change them in any way. Surprise, surprise, her logic is faulty.


8 posted on 10/23/2007 11:02:40 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Lee'sGhost
BS! Will never happen, unless it ends up granting MORE powers to the president.

That's exactly what I thought. Her idea of "reviewing executive powers" (wink wink) would be to determine which additional ones she needs to achieve her world view.

9 posted on 10/23/2007 11:02:47 AM PDT by Lou L
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To: Red6

She thinks the president has power now, wait till she gets in office. She will be amazed at how much power she is going to get.

Oh Wait...Nevermind.


10 posted on 10/23/2007 11:03:43 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (No to nitwit jesters with a predisposition of self importance and unqualified political opinions!)
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To: NativeNewYorker
Didn’t Hugo Chavez start out doing the same thing before his power grab?


11 posted on 10/23/2007 11:04:17 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: NativeNewYorker
Hillary Clinton would launch a policy review as president with an eye towards giving up some of the executive powers


12 posted on 10/23/2007 11:04:55 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Translation: President Hindenburg must be reigned in.


13 posted on 10/23/2007 11:06:03 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: NativeNewYorker

Biggest laugh of the day. You should also
include the name of the author...Michael Tomasky
then go read his bio. An excerpt from Wikipedia:

Michael Tomasky is a liberal American columnist, journalist and author.

Tomasky was born and raised in Morgantown, West Virginia. He is a columnist at New York, where he has written “The City Politic” column since 1995. His work has also appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, Harper’s Weekly, The Nation, The Village Voice, The New York Review of Books, Dissent, Lingua Franca, George, and GQ. He later became executive editor of The American Prospect and editor of Guardian America.

Tomasky is the author of Left for Dead: The Life, Death, and Possible Resurrection of Progressive Politics in America (1996), a study of the intellectual collapse of the American left. He is also the author of Hillary’s Turn: Inside Her Improbable, Victorious Senate Campaign (2001), a chronicle of Hillary Clinton’s successful election to the Senate in 2000.

As of 2007, Tomasky lives with his wife in Brooklyn, New York City, New York.

THINK HE JUST MIGHT HAVE A BIAS IN HIS REPORTING?


14 posted on 10/23/2007 11:06:09 AM PDT by Grendel9
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To: NativeNewYorker
"Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kinda cool."
--Clinton presidential aide Paul Begala, July 1998

Some of us do not have short memories.

15 posted on 10/23/2007 11:07:29 AM PDT by Brian Mosely (A government is a body of people -- usually notably ungoverned)
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To: rhombus

You mean like the right of the poresident to order the IRS to launch investigations of private citizens? Or like the right to interfere with senate investigations? Or do you mean like the right to invite communist foreign dignitaries to spend the night at the white house for a nominal donation to the presidential library? Oh, I know...Like the president shouldn’t have the right to have terrorists visit the whitehouse in an attempt to negotiate peace with Israel. Oooh, I got it! The president should not have the right to have sexual relations with interns or subordinates.

Yea. Go Hillary, let’s pull back some of those powers that past presidents have usurped.


16 posted on 10/23/2007 11:07:45 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (No to nitwit jesters with a predisposition of self importance and unqualified political opinions!)
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To: NativeNewYorker

ROFLOLOL!!!


17 posted on 10/23/2007 11:08:20 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: NativeNewYorker
Hillary Clinton would launch a policy review as president with an eye towards giving up some of the executive powers accumulated by George Bush

And if anyone believes this, I have some ocean front property in Kansas to sell them.

18 posted on 10/23/2007 11:08:25 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Lee'sGhost

BS! Will never happen, unless it ends up granting MORE powers to the president.

Exactly, she won’t rest until executive power becomes exclusive power. We have our own Evita Peron wantabe.


19 posted on 10/23/2007 11:10:27 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: MEGoody
And Alice saw that in the looking-glass world, everything was reversed. Up was down, in was out, and to 'give up' power was to indeed make it greater...


20 posted on 10/23/2007 11:11:41 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (The Democrat Party: radical Islam's last hope)
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To: Lee'sGhost
BS! Will never happen, unless it ends up granting MORE powers to the president.

Exactly!!

She probably has her eye on some powers she coverts and will finagle them into this "review"

The woman is evil.

21 posted on 10/23/2007 11:11:47 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (We are all foot soldiers in this War On Terror.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
"After a comprehensive review, we have decided to seek UNLIMITED POWER!"

you nailed it. I fear she and her evil cohorts will stage some nuclear event that will allow her to suspend the Constitution. I truly fear for our Republic. Dark days lie ahead is she becomes President.

22 posted on 10/23/2007 11:11:55 AM PDT by sand88
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To: NativeNewYorker
Hillary Clinton would launch a policy review as president with an eye towards giving up some of the executive powers accumulated by George Bush, she tells Guardian America in an interview today.

The New York senator and frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination also accuses the Bush administration's broad brush approach to terrorism of making it harder to understand "what it is we were up against", and expresses concerns about the attitude of the president's nominee for attorney general to interrogation and "expansive" executive power.

Guess the bee - otch has never read the Constitution.....

23 posted on 10/23/2007 11:12:00 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

I think she means a review of the Executive Power over Interns ... cause otherwise she’ll never have too much power vested in her presidency.


24 posted on 10/23/2007 11:12:08 AM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: NativeNewYorker

It would be better to curb the power of Congress and the Courts.


25 posted on 10/23/2007 11:12:35 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: NativeNewYorker

ROTFLMAO


26 posted on 10/23/2007 11:14:02 AM PDT by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: NativeNewYorker

When hell freezes over.........Hillary is the most power hungry of any person to ever run for President. She won’t give up a thing.


27 posted on 10/23/2007 11:18:41 AM PDT by RC2
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“”WE ARE GOING TO TAKE THINGS AWAY FROM YOU FOR THE COMMOM GOOD.””

Hillary R Clinton


28 posted on 10/23/2007 11:24:45 AM PDT by shbox (BobbyHill: "What's the matter with those people, Dad?" HankHill: "They're hippies, son")
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To: Lee'sGhost
Pandering. Trying to get people to forget her Stalinist power grabbing attempts over the years, including all those FBI files, etc.

I heard this report on during the 2PM news break (FNR).

29 posted on 10/23/2007 11:25:32 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Tenacious 1

How about the right to be entertained by interns in the oval office?


30 posted on 10/23/2007 11:25:41 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: SpaceBar
Eine Volk, Eine Reich: Eine Hitlery.

I wish I could find that old photoshop of Hitlery on Hitlers State photo.

31 posted on 10/23/2007 11:30:30 AM PDT by Little Bill (Welcome to the Newly Socialist State of New Hampshire)
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To: rhombus
...entertained by interns in the oval office?

Interesting use of the word "entertained." I missed that part of the constitution where the executive branch was empowered to be "entertained" and lord over his minions during business hours in the oval office then lie about it under oath during a court ordered deposition.

(run-on sentence maybe?)

32 posted on 10/23/2007 11:35:32 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (No to nitwit jesters with a predisposition of self importance and unqualified political opinions!)
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To: K-oneTexas

Lol, that’s True! : )


33 posted on 10/23/2007 11:37:44 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: NativeNewYorker

The tone of this thread is disbelief.

Queen Hillary is clearly signaling her intention cede power to Princess Nancy.

She loves the Euro parlimentary governments and wants the Speaker to exert more influence.


34 posted on 10/23/2007 11:42:18 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Moveon is not us...... Moveon is the enemy)
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To: COBOL2Java

The next Dimm debate would be the perfect opportunity for Mrs. Clinton to confirm the powers she would give up. ;-)


35 posted on 10/23/2007 11:45:09 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Tenacious 1
(run-on sentence maybe?)

Hey those are some of my favorite sentences.

36 posted on 10/23/2007 11:55:29 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: NativeNewYorker

SCARY, ISN’T IT?

AND NOW . HOW ABOUT A LITTLE QUIZ?

A little history lesson: If you don’t know the answer make your best guess.
Answer all the questions before looking at the answers. Who said it?

1) “We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the
common good.”

A. Karl Marx
B. Adolph Hitler
C. Joseph Stalin
D. None of the above

2) “It’s time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the
few, by the few, and for the few...and to replace it with shared
responsibility for shared prosperity.”

A. Lenin
B. Mussolini
C Idi Amin
D. None of the Above

3) “(We)...can’t just let business as usual go on, and that means
something has to be taken away from some people.”

A. Nikita Khrushev
B. Jose f Goebbels
C. Boris Yeltsin
D. None of the above

4) “We have to build a political consensus and that requires
people to give up a little bit of their own...in order to create this common
ground.”

A. Mao Zedong
B. Hugo Chavez
C. Kim Jong Il
D. None of the above

5) “I certainly think the free-market has failed.”

A. Karl Marx
B Lenin
C. Molotov
D. None of the above

6) “I think it’s time to send a clear message to what has become
the most profitable sector in (the) entire economy that they are being
watched.”

A. Pinochet
B. Milosevic
C Saddam Hussein
D. None of the above

Answers:

(1) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton
6/29/2004
(2) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton
5/29/2007
(3) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton
6/4/2007
(4) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton
6/4/2007
(5) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton
6/4/2007
(6) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton
9/2/2005


37 posted on 10/23/2007 12:01:43 PM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: wideawake
It’s rare than a presidential candidate declares that they intend to undermine the US Constitution.

Excellent observation. If I believed that the president acquired more power than the Constitution calls for I would say:

"As president I would roll back some of the powers the president has unconstitutionally claimed."

The way she phrases it shows a total disregard for the constitution.

38 posted on 10/23/2007 12:33:39 PM PDT by mwilli20
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To: NativeNewYorker

She doesn’t need them. “she has 900 FBI files”


39 posted on 10/23/2007 1:21:07 PM PDT by snowman1
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To: MEGoody
The bitch and her two "power sharing" mentors.

Oh, yeah.

Just think of this graphic whenever you think of the cloven-footed, daughter and wife of satan.

40 posted on 10/23/2007 1:24:25 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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