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Hillary cannot leave her past or Obama behind

Hillary cannot leave her past or Obama behind

My Op-Ed at The Washington Examiner

I have an Op-Ed in The Washington Examiner, Expect even more executive power grabs from Hillary:

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign launch was meant to present a different side of Hillary — a softer, more humble, less power-hungry version of the candidate. The “Scoobie” van road trip to Iowa portrayed Hillary as the everywoman, interested only in You.

Hillary was trying to shift the public’s attention away from her scandal-ridden days in Arkansas and as first lady, her Wall Street connections, the Clinton Foundation’s questionable fundraising and her role as diplomatic field general for a disastrous foreign policy. Clinton’s campaign not only wanted to leave the old Hillary behind, but to distance her from President Obama as well.

Yet on a critical issue — executive branch power grabs — Clinton cannot leave her past or Obama behind.

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Otherwise, we lose the Republic.

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Prof., you lil’ stinker, you are EVERYWHERE these days…!!!

The Republic was lost with the passage of the 17th Amendment. The representation in the Senate of the States’ interests as nominally sovereign geopolitical entities was the cornerstone of the Republic, allowing the States to prevent the encroachment of the federal government upon their authority and as a counter-balance to the expression of democracy through the House. It was a “check and balance” system found within a single branch of government (rather than between branches). These functions were critical to the establishment of an actual republic, and many of our current problems can be traced directly to the passage of the 17th Amendment.

    tom swift in reply to DaveGinOly. | May 17, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    That’s one theory.

    Another is that the Senate was only thrown in as a sop to get the smallest colonies to ratify—in particular, the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations; the first Colony to declare its independence from Britain, but the last to ratify the Constitution.

    A Senate was the only part of federal government in which tiny colonies wouldn’t be routinely swamped by large colonies, as those would automatically dominate anything involving proportional representation. Even so, the first ratification vote in RI failed.

      CloseTheFed in reply to tom swift. | May 17, 2015 at 9:13 pm

      You’re analysis is incorrect. DaveGinOnly is over the target. Whether it was thrown in to corral the small states or not, to pass legislation requires it to go through the Senate. And the STATES would NEVER go along with most of this crap the feds do along the lines of taking their money, only to return it with a million strings attached.

      Skookum in reply to tom swift. | May 17, 2015 at 10:44 pm

      The Constitution is a negotiated document, but giving each state legislature an equal say in the Senate, regardless of the original reasons, serves as an effective barrier to mob rule and concentration of power in DC. The big states get more say in the House, which is in many ways the more powerful body, not that one would know it as such under Boner.

LukeHandCool | May 17, 2015 at 2:51 pm

I’m waiting for the Branco cartoon showing airline execs apologizing profusely and informing Hillary they’ve lost all her baggage.

To which a smiling, happy Hillary responds, “What difference does it make?”

Excellent piece, Professor. Shared.

Hillary is no more “American” than Obama, Holder, Kerry, Biden, and the rest of the 1st tier democrat politicians including Reid, Pelosi, Wasserman-Schultz, and so on.

These people are outsiders looking in with malice in their hearts and intentions to end world superiority of the United States of America.

Like the NRA put a cork in their scheme to disarm us, elections of 2010 & 2014 sent a powerful grassroots shove-back to them.

Obama was a political fluke. Like Reid admitted to last week, they have no more “Omamas.”

Now, with Obama term-limited & known world wide as a lying scheming imperious bastard with no redeeming qualities as a world leader, the stage is set for an American comeback.

We have to have a new president to lead us back & these Rinos need containment.

I do not wish to think about Hillary’s behind.

The WORST thing Bill and Hillary have done is to collect charitable donations for the poor around the world – and kept it for themselves! And, we don’t have to prove that in court. The American people will not abide that level of sleaziness.

The Clintons ooze putrid sleaze like puss dripping from a gangrenous wound.

Some points:

1. If the election is close, Democrats will steal the election.
2. As seen by Hillarycare, whose complexity makes Obamacare look sensible, President Clinton II would likely establish a Soviet style bureaucracy and even more Central Planning.
3. We can make the argument that Obama is a Maoist while Hillary is more of a Stalinist. Both had Communist mentors in their formative years.
4. It’s time to re-publish Gary Aldrich’s “Unlimited Access: An FBI Agent in the Clinton White House” to get an accurate picture of HERSELF!

Pelosi Schmelosi | May 17, 2015 at 3:56 pm

More on Hillary and Corning…

Company Finds Clinton Useful, and Vice Versa
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/12/nyregion/12hillary.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Corning Inc. involved in Hillary Clinton’s youth jobs push
http://www.pressconnects.com/story/money/2014/06/24/corning-inc-involved-in-hillary-clintons-youth-jobs-push/11301267/

Hillary is running on the economic record the Republican Congress forced Bill to build, and her vagina. That’s it.

Under her tenure at State, our relations got worse with every single nation in the world, except Iran and Cuba, who gladly accept the freebies Obama and she threw them.

Her record otherwise is one unbroken chain of corruption, lying, and dealing with shady money men.

    Let’s never forget who enabled Obama and Clinton: the hacks running the GOP. (Think Christie hugging Obama on election eve; think Boehner being Obama’s butler; think McConnell being Obama’s turtle.)

    Anchovy in reply to Estragon. | May 17, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    As a follow up to my earlier post about Hillary’s posterior (see what I did there?), I also want it known that I do not wish to think about Hillary’s vagina either.

    This, I am sure, is one of the few areas where I am in agreement with Bill Clinton.

      Ragspierre in reply to Anchovy. | May 17, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      “…I am in agreement with Bill Clinton.”

      Along with essentially the entire male population and all but a few wimmins.

      NTTAWWT. Per se. All a matter of taste.

      (AWWWW, crap…!!! I just lost dinner. Damn!)

And think Stockholm Syndrome sufferer John McCain with his tongue perpetually up Hillary Clinton’s behind:

McCain: Clinton accomplished little as secretary of state
http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/mccain-clinton-accomplished-little-secretary-state

John McCain: ‘I respect Hillary Clinton’
http://onpolitics.usatoday.com/2014/07/06/john-mccain-hillary-clinton-favorite-democrat/

John McCain: Hillary Clinton Would Be ‘Formidable Candidate’ In 2016
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/28/john-mccain-hillary-clinton_n_4171612.html

McCain: Clinton Would Be ‘Very Formidable’ In 2016

McCain Institute To Host Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at The Sedona Forum 2014
https://www.mccaininstitute.org/newsroom/press-releases/mccain-institute-to-host-former-secretary-of-state-hillary-clinton-at-the-s

Hillary Clinton: John McCain’s favorite Democrat?
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hillary-clinton-john-mccains-favorite-democrat/

And if you must throw up:
https://www.google.com/search?q=mccain,+hillary+clinton&client=palemoon&rls=Palemoon:en-US&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=r_1YVcb5AoOZNsaagdAG&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAg&biw=1680&bih=899#imgrc=vGu12A42LoooDM%253A%3BVew12N3gk7gvbM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fnyoobserver.files.wordpress.com%252F2011%252F06%252F012508_mccain2_web.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fobserver.com%252F2008%252F01%252Fbill-clinton-on-hillarys-relationship-with-mccain%252F%3B530%3B260

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://images.politico.com/global/2012/11/27/121127_clinton_mccain_605.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/84297.html&h=328&w=605&tbnid=bXDvyiVaGeK_AM:&zoom=1&docid=UuQLWLOy0a86oM&ei=sf1YVebuAcvEgwSE5YCgDQ&tbm=isch&client=palemoon&ved=0CB4QMygBMAE

She’s also carrying shrapnel from the attack upon landing in Bosnia.

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