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Clinton Says She'd Give Up Some Powers
Brietbart ^ | 10/23/07 | staff

Posted on 10/23/2007 11:16:00 AM PDT by teddyballgame

NEW YORK (AP) - If elected president in 2008, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton would consider giving up some of the executive powers President Bush and Vice President Cheney have assumed since taking office. In an interview published Tuesday in Guardian America, a Web site run by the London-based Guardian newspaper, Clinton denounced the Bush Administration's push to concentrate more power in the White House as a "power grab" not supported by the Constitution.

Asked if she would consider giving up some of those powers if she were president, Clinton replied, "Oh, absolutely ... I mean, that has to be part of the review that I undertake when I get to the White House, and I intend to do that."

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Make sure you've swallowed your coffee before reading this. Otherwise you'll spit it out all over your computer. I don't even have to see the interview to know she's lying through her teeth.
1 posted on 10/23/2007 11:16:01 AM PDT by teddyballgame
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To: teddyballgame

Any chance she’ll give up all executive powers?

H


2 posted on 10/23/2007 11:17:04 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor (How 'Bout Them Cowboys!!!)
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To: teddyballgame

My bet is that she ends up ceding all executive powers to President Fred Thompson.

H


3 posted on 10/23/2007 11:18:30 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor (How 'Bout Them Cowboys!!!)
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To: teddyballgame

Maybe she’ll promise not to throw coffee on a Marine guard.


4 posted on 10/23/2007 11:19:01 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: teddyballgame
Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton would consider giving up some of the executive powers

Note verb.

5 posted on 10/23/2007 11:19:05 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: teddyballgame
Hillary has another religious experience of speaking in tongues.

And makes absolutely no flipping sense.

6 posted on 10/23/2007 11:19:10 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: teddyballgame

The only power President Hillary is interested in is the FBI files.


7 posted on 10/23/2007 11:19:11 AM PDT by donna (Chickens grown in the USA; then processed in CHINA; then sold in the USA. Huh?)
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To: teddyballgame

Like the power to empty a room with a single harangue?


8 posted on 10/23/2007 11:20:08 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: teddyballgame
Will she give up the power to turn people into a frog?


9 posted on 10/23/2007 11:20:58 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: teddyballgame

Like I’ve said many times, if Hillary is elected President, Sarkozy will be the leader of the free world. It sure as heck won’t be Hillary.


10 posted on 10/23/2007 11:21:48 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: teddyballgame

Errrr? Before or after the purges?


11 posted on 10/23/2007 11:22:16 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Staying home or voting 3rd Party, Elects Hillary!)
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To: teddyballgame

Clinton Says She’d Give Up Some Powers

Yea, right. If anything, she will grab MORE and become the American Evita! The Clintons never give up anything, be it power or money!


12 posted on 10/23/2007 11:22:29 AM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: teddyballgame

HA, HA, HA, YUCK, YUCK, Yuck, good one hill!


13 posted on 10/23/2007 11:22:48 AM PDT by Rodm (Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings)
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To: donna
The only power President Hillary is interested in is the FBI files.

I agree. She doesn't mind considering giving up President Bush's just powers, they were never what she used, anyway. The woman is truly scary.

14 posted on 10/23/2007 11:22:55 AM PDT by Judith Anne (Thank you St. Jude for favors granted.)
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To: teddyballgame
No doubt she will b/c she doesn’t need them....the Clintons buy, bully and temper tantrum their way to whatever power they want. The rule of law does not matter to her, give up Powers/don’t give up Powers it makes no difference she will do what she wants with or without declaration of Powers.
15 posted on 10/23/2007 11:23:07 AM PDT by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: teddyballgame
"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.

16 posted on 10/23/2007 11:23:44 AM PDT by Brian Mosely (A government is a body of people -- usually notably ungoverned)
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To: teddyballgame

As I said in the other post on this topic,
take a look at WHO wrote the column for
the Guardian (a liberal UK newspaper)...
Michael Tomasky. Then go look him up
on Wikipedia!


17 posted on 10/23/2007 11:24:07 AM PDT by Grendel9
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To: teddyballgame

Right, TBG!

This article is not only amusing, but it is also a big bunch of baloney.


18 posted on 10/23/2007 11:24:18 AM PDT by RexBeach ("Americans never quit." Douglas MacArthur)
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To: teddyballgame
Does this mean:

She won't raise voters from the dead?

She won't spirit bodies into Fort Marcy Park?

She won't will dishwashers to contribute $1000 to her campaign?

She won't make Rose Law Firm records magically appear out of nowhere?

She won't will dogs named "Buddy" into busy streets?

19 posted on 10/23/2007 11:24:23 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski (No good deed goes unpunished.)
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To: teddyballgame

Funniest thing Hillary has ever said.


20 posted on 10/23/2007 11:26:40 AM PDT by RockinRight (The Council on Illuminated Foreign Masons told me to watch you from my black helicopter.)
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To: teddyballgame
Hillary will be happy to give up some powers, e.g. because as stated in Bay Buchanan's book, "The Extreme Makeover of Hillary Rodham Clinton," Hillary is "well-informed but she has no vision – so she compensates by knowing the facts in detail – she employs an extremely large staff to pull together the final product, policy or idea for the future. This has been a pattern throughout her life. She has employed gurus. Influences that are quite disturbing."

Read up...fascinating account of the Hildabeast...

21 posted on 10/23/2007 11:26:44 AM PDT by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: teddyballgame

She can’t wait to get her hands on the Karl Rove Mind Control Beam.


22 posted on 10/23/2007 11:28:18 AM PDT by blau993 ((Fight Gerbil Swarming))
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To: Hemorrhage

My thoughts exactly. Let’s make sure sure never gets any presidential powers.


23 posted on 10/23/2007 11:28:20 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Hemorrhage
...ceding all executive powers to President Fred Thompson

...what? Shall we start a pool? After weeks, months, or years? Surely Hitlery will not allow itself to be out-done in the tenacity department by Algore!

HF

24 posted on 10/23/2007 11:28:42 AM PDT by holden
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To: Hemorrhage
The most power hungry bitch on the face of the earth trying to tell people she would give up power. What a crock of crap!!!!!!
Thank God that all the polls show that more than half of the voters in the USA say NEVER to the hilderbeast!!!!!
25 posted on 10/23/2007 11:30:44 AM PDT by oldenuff2no (My dad ldft for Europe in)
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To: teddyballgame

Not called a congenital liar for nothing.


26 posted on 10/23/2007 11:32:15 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Drill ANWR, Personal Accounts NOW , Vote Hunter in the Primary)
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To: teddyballgame
Isn't there a little piece of paper. I am sure she isn't familiar with it. I believe it is called the Constitution that decides what powers are conferred to which branch?
27 posted on 10/23/2007 11:33:48 AM PDT by Lost Dutchman ("Weep for the future Na'Toth, Weep for us all." (G'Kar-Babylon 5))
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To: teddyballgame

Considering the Clinton’s excel at using illegal criminal powers in secret and the dark of night... what does she care about what power’s that are legal and above board


28 posted on 10/23/2007 11:35:16 AM PDT by tophat9000 (You need to have standards to fail and be a hypocrite, Dem's therefor are never hypocrites)
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To: teddyballgame

Don’t forget she’s a lawyer. All she says was that she ‘intends’ to do ‘it’. My reading of the quote is that she ‘intends’ a review, but says nothing about actually giving up Executive Power.


29 posted on 10/23/2007 11:36:40 AM PDT by bobwoodard
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To: teddyballgame

Liberals always use words differently from the rest of us.

In this context, and after careful parsing, what she means is that she will give up any effort to defend the US against its enemies, especially if they agree to contribute to her campaign funds and Swiss bank accounts.

It doesn’t mean, however, that this powerdrunk manipulator will give up her power. She will merely use it in different directions, as she and her husband did earlier, spying on her American enemies in what she refers to as the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, rather than bothering about Muslim terrorists or Russian and Chinese Communist spies.

Bush is concerned about defending our country against its enemies. The clintons are only concerned about defending themselves against their personal enemies.

There, fixed it.


30 posted on 10/23/2007 11:40:25 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: xtinct
[Hitlery] has employed gurus

...and consulted the dead, Eleanor Roosevelt, for example. Elie probably didn't ask for a consulting fee, but the Bible suggests that consulting the dead will be driven out before the LORD.

Deuteronomy 18:10-12 "There shall not be found among you anyone who [SNIP] calls up the dead.

"For whoever does these things is detestable to the LORD; and because of these detestable things the LORD your God will drive them out before you."

HF

31 posted on 10/23/2007 11:41:40 AM PDT by holden
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To: teddyballgame

Clinton Says She’d Give Up Some Powers
***And she’s selling ocean front property in Nebraska. Weird thing is, people are buying it.


32 posted on 10/23/2007 11:41:43 AM PDT by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq — via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.))
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To: teddyballgame
If elected president in 2008, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton would consider giving up some of the executive powers President Bush and Vice President Cheney have assumed since taking office

That would be like Palpatine stepping down and saying "My bad" ...

just ain't gonna happen

33 posted on 10/23/2007 11:42:07 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (False modesty is as great a sin as false pride.)
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34 posted on 10/23/2007 11:44:52 AM PDT by Califreak (Duncan Hunter-no clothespin necessary!)
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To: teddyballgame

I sure wish she’d give up that power she has over me that makes me want to puke every time I see her or hear her.


35 posted on 10/23/2007 11:44:57 AM PDT by Nervous Tick
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To: teddyballgame
Among other things, they have pushed for warrantless wiretapping of terrorist suspects and the use of "signing statements" to justify ignoring or defying laws enacted by Congress.

Congress doesn't enact law you lying sack of s***. Laws only happen once the President signs it into Law or Congress overrides the President's veto

Therefore there is no way the President can "ignore or defy laws enacted by Congress"

36 posted on 10/23/2007 11:45:21 AM PDT by KenHorse (It may be the only purpose of your life is to serve as a warning to others)
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To: teddyballgame

She’d do things secretly, and the Times won’t leak her secrets.


37 posted on 10/23/2007 11:52:39 AM PDT by syriacus (When you think "government health care," remember "public housing.")
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To: teddyballgame
If elected president in 2008, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton would consider giving up some of the executive powers President Bush and Vice President Cheney have assumed since taking office. In an interview published Tuesday in Guardian America, a Web site run by the London-based Guardian newspaper, Clinton denounced the Bush Administration's push to concentrate more power in the White House as a "power grab" not supported by the Constitution.

In the last eight years I have witnessed a power grab by Senate Democrats, and a Speaker of the House acting as a Secretary of State. I have not witnessed any power grab by the executive branch. As always, The Beast projects and lies in the same sentence.

38 posted on 10/23/2007 11:54:24 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: KenHorse

Notice how Hillarious Hillary talks - using WHEN, not IF as if her winning is a given........


39 posted on 10/23/2007 11:55:15 AM PDT by GYPSY286 (Politicians must USE their heads or Americans will LOSE their heads.)
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To: Lost Dutchman
Isn't there a little piece of paper. I am sure she isn't familiar with it. I believe it is called the Constitution that decides what powers are conferred to which branch?

You don't really believe "she" would let a little document like the constitution stop her, do you?

40 posted on 10/23/2007 11:57:07 AM PDT by Edgerunner (If you won't let the military fight your battles, you will have to. Keep your powder dry...)
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To: Hemorrhage
Any chance she’ll give up all executive powers?

Perhaps she'll give some concessions after pardoning Mumia......

41 posted on 10/23/2007 11:57:26 AM PDT by gunservative
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To: teddyballgame

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


42 posted on 10/23/2007 11:59:26 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: holden

thinking anti-Christ = Hildabeast !!!


43 posted on 10/23/2007 11:59:59 AM PDT by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: Hemorrhage
By answering the questioner, it said it would absolutely be willing to consider giving up Executive Powers it argues are unsupported by the Constitution.

Isn't it obvious that even if she's right that President Bush has taken up unconstitutional powers, no moral reflex, urge or compass will cause her to renounce out-of-hand (even as a lawyer, an officer of the court) doing likewise?

She'll consider doing otherwise. Oh, yes, absolutely!

HF

44 posted on 10/23/2007 12:00:27 PM PDT by holden
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To: teddyballgame

She Who Must Not Be Named will “consider” giving up executive power? Right. And I’ll consider voting for her. I don’t think either even will last more than a nanosecond.


45 posted on 10/23/2007 12:01:07 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: teddyballgame

But she would maintain the tradition, just as every President before her, of peeing standing up.


46 posted on 10/23/2007 12:01:15 PM PDT by whatexit
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To: teddyballgame

No way will the hildebeast give up anything. To even think in that direction is utter stupidity.


47 posted on 10/23/2007 12:04:22 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: GYPSY286
Notice how Hillarious Hillary talks - using WHEN, not IF as if her winning is a given

That's exactly why liberals go off the deep end when they don't win elections. They deeply believe their own BS.
48 posted on 10/23/2007 12:11:09 PM PDT by Beckwith (dhimmicrats and the liberal media have .chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: bobwoodard
...that has to be part of the review that I undertake when I get to the White House, and I intend to do that."

Emphasis mine. She's claiming an "intention" to undertake a "review", not to give up anything. Yale Law School and husband Bill taught her well.   

49 posted on 10/23/2007 12:17:28 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Kill the terrorists, secure the borders, and give me back my freedom.)
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To: teddyballgame

All fine and good, but will she give up the broomstick?


50 posted on 10/23/2007 12:17:54 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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