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GAFFE: Democrat Senator Schumer’s 3 Branches Of Govt: House, Senate, & President (video)

Posted by FactReal on February 1, 2011

This from liberals who are obsessed with IQ levels.
SEN. CHARLES SCHUMER (D-NY) on CNN’s “State of the Union” program (1/30/2010):

“I would urge my Republican colleagues, no matter how strongly they feel, you know? We have three branches of government. We have a house, we have a senate, we have a president. And, all three of us are going to have to come together and give some.” (Video and here)

No wonder elected representatives flunked the Constitution quiz and reading the Constitution on the House floor became controversial. How can we expect them to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution.

Via NewsBusters:

Imagine for a moment Palin or Bachmann saying something this stupid. So-called journalists – especially those on MSNBC! – would have a field day with it.

Matthews would call the speaker a balloon head, spending the next several days playing the comment over and over while claiming it shows a deplorable lack of knowledge about our political system thereby disqualifying said person from public office.

By contrast, and this is only a guess on my part, I highly doubt the “Hardball” host or any of the other shills on MSNBC will at all question the intellectual capacity of the Senior Senator from New York if this flub is even mentioned.

And even though it’s filmed inside Schumer’s state, I don’t expect the folks at “Saturday Night Live” will do an opening sketch this weekend about their Senator’s gaffe much as they did for Bachmann last weekend.

Perish the thought, for as we’ve seen so often in recent years from the liberal media, errors by Democrats are human; forgiving them is divine.

Via U.S. Government for Kids (from U.S. Government Printing Office)

The Founding Fathers, the framers of the Constitution, wanted to form a government that did not allow one person to have too much authority or control. While under the rule of the British king they learned that this could be a bad system. Yet government under the Articles of Confederation taught them that there was a need for a strong centralized government.

With this in mind the framers wrote the Constitution to provide for a separation of powers, or three separate branches of government. Each has its own responsibilities and at the same time they work together to make the country run smoothly and to assure that the rights of citizens are not ignored or disallowed. This is done through checks and balances. A branch may use its powers to check the powers of the other two in order to maintain a balance of power among the three branches of government.

The three branches of the U.S. Government are the legislative, executive, and judicial. A complete diagram of the branches of the U.S. Government may be found in the U.S. Government Manual (PDF).

To learn more, choose from the following:

Democrats Attack GOP for Reading Constitution on House Floor
Democrat Rep. John Conyers refers to a Non-Existent ‘Good and Welfare Clause’ in the Constitution which supposedly authorizes Congress to force Americans to buy health insurance. (There is no “good and welfare clause” in the U.S. Constitution.)
Democrat Rep. Phil Hare (D-IL): ‘I Don’t Worry About the Constitution’
Democrat Rep. James Clyburn reading of Constitution in chamber was “uncalled for”.
Democrat Nancy Pelosi dismissively answered “Are you serious?” when asked where Constitution grants Congress authority to mandate purchase of health insurance
Democrat Pete Stark: “The Federal Government can do most anything in this country”
Leftist Joy Behar Annoyed at ‘Constitution-loving’ House Republicans
Vanity Fair: Reading the Constitution Is Too Expensive
The New York Times reading the Constitution on House floor is a “ritual of self-glorification”
WaPo’s Ezra Klein: The Constitution is confusing because it was written more than 100 years ago (more)


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