Skip to comments.With Republicans like these, who needs Republicans?
Posted on 05/23/2011 10:18:39 AM PDT by Starman417
It's no wonder we're so screwed.
Barack Obama has decided that he is the king of the United States and Republicans are in meek compliance. Obama unilaterally took us to war in Libya on a false premise. Libya was never an imminent threat. Obama invoked the War Powers Act in defense of his actions but now that the 60 days has passed Obama simply declared that he will simply not abide by the law.
In an effort to satisfy those arguing he needs to seek congressional authorization to continue US military activity in accordance with the War Powers Resolution, President Obama wrote a letter to congressional leaders this afternoon suggesting that the role is now so limited he does not need to seek congressional approval.
Since April 4, the president wrote, U.S. participation has consisted of: (1) non-kinetic support to the NATO-led operation, including intelligence, logistical support, and search and rescue assistance; (2) aircraft that have assisted in the suppression and destruction of air defenses in support of the no-fly zone; and (3) since April 23, precision strikes by unmanned aerial vehicles against a limited set of clearly defined targets in support of the NATO-led coalition's efforts.
Never mind that Obama has lied about virtually every aspect of the Libyan involvement right from the start, which is why you're an idiot to believe anything Barack Obama says.
There was a time when democrats thought this was a bad thing:
Hillary Clinton: If the administration believes that any, any use of force against Iran is necessary, the president must come to Congress to seek that authority.
Joe Biden:I want to make it clear. And I made it clear to the President that if he takes this nation to war with Iran without Congressional approval. I will make it my business to impeach him. Thats a fact. That is a fact.
And the Republicans?
Lindsey Graham whined recently about Fox News hindering Graham's efforts at amnesty.
In todays world, its very hard for bi-partisan agreements to be formed, said Graham, because those who dont like what youre trying to do are able to generate a lot of pushback early on, so this 24 hour news cycle makes it very, very difficult, but not impossible.
Lets talk about immigration. When Fox News is saying amnesty 24 hours a day, it makes it harder for me to get people on my side, he added. When the left, through MSNBC, talks about the tax cuts being a sell-out and going back to Bush policies, it makes harder for our Democratic colleagues.
Graham is a RINO. He is a closet democrat who is stupid enough to support the Schumer amnesty program, and here's where Graham amply demonstrates just how much of a fool he is:
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We have a government of Democrats. Just some of them have “R”s next to their name.
Can someone contact Sarah Palin and ask her if she can fax Boehner her balls?
she has WAY MORE then he has.
Lotta that going around when it comes to Presidents.
P.S. The only Senator calling on the “Impeachment” word is a Democrat, Kucinich.
And that is doubly impressive, because Kucinich isn’t even a Senator. He’s a congressman.
Oh wait, the GOP never cuts anything, ever.
I wish the GOP would grow up and start playing hardball. It will never succeed in verbally persuading 0bama to justify our new war in Libya by playing "mother may I." Cut all funding for this war. Now. That will get things done. And I am sure there are more than a few Democrats in the Senate that would be on board with this idea.
So is that 'non-kinetic' suppression and destruction, or 'kinetic' suppression and destruction?
The Tea Party and Conservatives were on fire in the last election. Beating the Rats to the ground and ridding us of Pelosi and Co. The GOP leadership has done everything in their power to put the fire out and lose in 2012. They are simply Not Worthy.
the UN authorized a no fly zone, to protect civilians. not killing grandchildren, and sinking the Libyan navy. Nato has arguably killed more civilians than Quaddafi!
...and the worst Republican of all, is McCain!!!
No president has ever recognized the constitutionality of the War Powers Act and neither do I, McCain said.
So does my horse. Oh, wait, he’s a gelding...
I am 12 Likes from South Carolina. Lindsey Graham will never be elected again.
Whether or not Congressmen and Senators (read “McCain”) believe the War Powers Act is constitutional, it is the law of the land until it is either repealed or declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, and both Congress and the president must obey it. For that matter, so must the military.
The excursion in Libya was a clear violation of the Act, and Obama should be impeached for it. Whether or not our current involvement is so limited as to fall outside the scope of the War Powers Act, it was not so in the beginning, and was a violation of the Act. A most, failing to get congressional approval within 60 days is a second violation of the Act. The first violation occurred when he committed our armed forces against Libya.
The president and Congress do not get to decide which laws to obey just because they have the personal opinion that the law is unconstitutional (read “McCain”). The military commanders should have refused to obey Obama’s orders to attack Libya because it clearly violated the War Powers Act, and was, therefore, an illegal order.
Now, whether or not the War Powers Act conforms to the Constitution is not for Congress, the president, or the military to decide. It is for the Supreme Court to decide. Whether or not it is a good law, or a good idea IS for Congress to decide, and then the president to sign or veto. But until that is done, it is the law and should be obeyed.
Obviously there are laws which should never be obeyed (e.g., rounding up innocent civilians and putting them in concentration camps), but the War Powers Act is no such law. Whether or not it’s a constitutional law, or a good law, or even a good idea, it is not immoral, and must be obeyed.
Resident Obama sent a letter to Congress. In it he said: “Kiss my ass I am going to Ireland for a beer.”
Congress met and said: “Well that settles that.”
“have a nice trip”.
The corrupt "Two-Party Cartel" is basically run by the same elites. Be prepared for for a standard of living of a totalitarian communist country.
LG gets nominated by the crossover voting in the primaries, then he wins the general. He knows it & others know it also. That's why he such an asshat.
Correct. If you are waiting for the GOP to save us from totalitarianism and economic ruin prepare for disappointment. Then prepare!!
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