It seems Hillary doesn’t know a hill of beans about how the government works

January 28th, 2006

Hillary Clinton says Democrats should filibuster Judge Samuel Alitio because, best viagra cheap “I do not think Judge Alito would advance the principles Americans hold most dear.”

Shouldn’t a lawyer AND a U.S. Sentator like Ms. Clinton understand that “advancing” things is the role of the Legislative branch (or possibly the Executive), but NOT the Judicial?

And she was doing such a good job pretending to be a centrist.

For Ms. Clinton’s enlightment I’ve included a link to Congressforkids.net. They explain the various functions of the three branches of government so simply that even Ms. Clinton should be able to understand them.

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  • 1. grumps  |  January 28th, 2006 at 3:27 pm

    First three definitions from dictionary.com.

    ad¬?vance Pronunciation Key (d-vns)
    v. ad¬?vanced, ad¬?vanc¬?ing, ad¬?vanc¬?es
    v. tr.
    1. To cause to move forward: advance a chess piece.
    2 To put forward; propose or suggest: advanced a novel theory during the seminar.
    3. To aid the growth or progress of: advanced the cause of freedom.

    A judge could reasonably do these things without;
    4. To raise in rank; promote.
    5. To cause to occur sooner: advance a deadline by one week.
    or especially;
    9. To serve as an advance person for (a trip to be made by a politician or a dignitary): ‚Äúadvanced the China trip during which the first trade agreements… were signed???

    It all depends on what the definiton of is is.

  • 2. Administrator  |  January 28th, 2006 at 4:59 pm

    Grumps,

    I respect you quite a bit, so I’m going to ask an honest question and I look forward to hearing your honest answer.

    Do you really want a small group of un-elected, lifetime-appointed people “advancing” things in the direction they think best?

    Remember – before you answer – you might not always agree with the court’s definition of “advance.”

    And I really do think her use of that word is telling. She could have said “protecting” or “guarding” or “assuring” and I would have agreed with her statement even if I disagreed with her opinion.

  • 3. grumps  |  January 29th, 2006 at 6:18 am

    Taking in the context and allowing for the speaker…”Advancing the principles most Americans hold dear,” doesn’t scare me.

    The question isn’t the definition of “advance” it’s the definition of “principles” that’s troubling to both of us. Hillary is busy marginalizing herself and Alito is shoveling as fast as he can to cover what he said in the past.

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