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Hillary Clinton Tweet Explains Perfectly Why the Issue is Limiting Government Power, Not Just Personalities in Charge

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Hillary Clinton went on anti-Trump Twitterstorm today. Actually likely one of her unpaid interns or well-paid consultants—tweets from Clinton's account are rarely signed "-H" and there was a case made the Barack Obama Twitter account, run under the same principle, ought to be treated as a parody account. As Mark Hammer noted on Twitter last month, "the genius of the Trump Clinton Twitter war of 2016 is that it consumes Trump's every waking minute and Clinton doesn't know it's happening."

One tweet in particular exemplifies why it doesn't suffice to keep candidates like Donald Trump (or Clinton) out of office—reforms that limit the power of government officials are necessary to prevent abuses of power.

Clinton tweeted:

As plenty of twitter users noted to Clinton, it's not hard to imagine given President Obama's record of using the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to target conservative groups. Similarly, President Obama has continued the tradition of concentrating the decision to use military force in the hands of the executive branch despite the Constitutional role prescribed for Congress in war-making. The Congress has not taken any legally effective vote in favor of any of the campaigns Obama has engaged the military in, from West Africa to the Middle East.

In the twilight of his second term, Obama has also doubled down on the notion that unilateral executive action is necessary merely because the legislative, a co-equal branch of federal government, doesn't wish to act. "I've got a pen and a phone," President Obama said at the beginning of 2014.

While Trump may appear the most openly eager and willing potential successor to use those same powers, Hillary Clinton, with her history in government, is just as, if not more, willing to use unilateral executive action. She said she'd do so in the face of a Republican Congress that dared to act like a co-equal branch of government, and promised to do so specifically in curbing Americans' Second Amendment rights.

Clinton ought to examine her own role in enabling the executive branch power she now claims is a reason to vote for her instead of Donald Trump. Of course if voters really fear unlimited executive branch, the Libertarian party, long-time skeptics of government power, have a presidential candidate of their own, Gary Johnson, who's likely to appear on all 50 state ballots in November.

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  2. Well I don’t know Hillary/Fake Twitter Hillary, let’s go ask Citizens United how long they think they’d survive in a Clinton Presidency.

  3. Hillary would never turn the baleful eye of the State on her enemies. That would be wrong.

    1. Of course not. The State Department is for soliciting bribes from foreign countries. Justice, IRS, and EPA are for punishing your enemies.

  4. Goldberg is right, the Left really has no history. I am not sure I have seen a political campaign less self-aware then Clinton’s. Of course, it does not have to be as mist of the press ignored these types of gaffes by their darlings.

  5. I am Hillary, hear me roar
    I’m more important than Al Gore
    I could run this country if I had the chance
    Got an office down the hall
    Now Bill can’t fool around at all
    In this White House family I wear the pants

    Oh, yes, I am his wife
    But I’m in love with politics
    Yes this is the life
    I might run in ninety-six
    If I want to I will say anything

    I am strong (strong) I’m un-divorcable (divorcable)
    I am Clinton

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  7. Absolute power for the monarchical executive branch is totally cool so long as our dude is wielding it.

    1. #GoTeam!

  8. James Comey deserves to share a cell with Clinton. I imagine he’d be her bottom bunk bitch.

  9. Whoever does her twits sure can’t seem to think ahead.

    1. so, well-paid consultant then.

      1. I dunno, it has that millennial lack of self-awareness, which leads me to think intern.

  10. For a long time, I’ve been trying to get people to imagine what it would be like if Hillary Clinton were in charge of the Department of State and had the authority to approve or reject arms sales to various countries.

    Would she use her power and authority to enrich herself and her family and take money from defense contractors and foreign governments?

    Actually, we don’t have to wonder about that. We already have the answer:

    “In all, governments and corporations involved in the arms deals approved by Clinton’s State Department have delivered between $54 million and $141 million to the Clinton Foundation as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments to the Clinton family, according to foundation and State Department records.”

    —-Mother Jones

    http://tinyurl.com/o6x639e

    She’s still accepting money from foreign governments even as she runs for President, too, so there’s no reason to wonder about whether she’d use her position in the White House the same way.

    Why wouldn’t she do the same thing she’s been doing?

    1. “Why wouldn’t she do the same thing she’s been doing?”

      Why because the media would crucify her over that!



      ROTFL

  11. Imagine if Trump had not just Twitter to go after critics and opponents, but also the IRS?or our military. Do you think he’d be restrained?

    One might ask the same question of $hillary, as she has a proven track record of lying, bullying, and intimidation. She should mind her glass house…

  12. Hillary and Bill already have extensive experience using the IRS to go after their political opponents. Pretty much anyone who pissed them off was audited in the ’90’s. This makes them the perfect people to reform the system, obviously.

  13. Imagine if Trump had not just Twitter to go after critics and opponents, but also the IRS?or our military. Do you think he’d be restrained?

    Imagine if Climate Change zealots had not just Twitter to go after their critics and opponents, but also the IRS?or our military. Do you think they’ll be restrained?

  14. What would Hillary know about using the IRS (or the FBI) to go after critics? Oh, wait….

    1. Well to be fair, the current administration are the experts at it.

  15. Meh. I’ll take congressional complaints about the lack of congress-approved military actions seriously when they do something about it. But whining, while not even trying and failing to take action? It’s not convincing. They’re happy with what Obama is doing, they just don’t want to take the blame. If they were unhappy, they could stop him.

  16. “As plenty of twitter users noted to Clinton, it’s not hard to imagine given President Obama’s record of using the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to target conservative groups.”

    I thought Lerner was a Clintonista?

  17. Imagine if Clinton had a brain and wasn’t a narcissistic cunt.

  18. The projection, they just cant help it.

  19. And if the Saudi’s put enough money into the Clinton foundation would she be constrained. Vote Gary Johnson

  20. Clinton would use the Dept of the Treasury to launder the Clinton Crime Family’s ill gotten gains.

  21. Want the Executive reigned in? Elect Trump.

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