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Dennis Kucinich Wonders Why Missile Strikes Arenít Impeachable Offenses ^ | March 20,2011 | Doug Powers

Posted on 03/20/2011 11:45:19 AM PDT by PROCON

Yesterday, US and British forces launched over 100 Tomahawk cruise missiles into Libya in an attempt to knock out its air defenses.

A group of left-wing House Democrats are fretting about the constitutionality of this military action (military action seems to be about the only time this bunch worries about constitutionality). Rep. Dennis Kucinich — who recently awarded himself the Purple Molar for injuries he sustained single-handedly attempting to thwart an olive pit attack at the congressional cafeteria — is even talking about impeachment:

A hard-core group of liberal House Democrats is questioning the constitutionality of U.S. missile strikes against Libya, with one lawmaker raising the prospect of impeachment during a Democratic Caucus conference call on Saturday.

Reps. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), Donna Edwards (Md.), Mike Capuano (Mass.), Dennis Kucinich (Ohio), Maxine Waters (Calif.), Rob Andrews (N.J.), Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas), Barbara Lee (Calif.) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) “all strongly raised objections to the constitutionality of the president’s actions” during that call, said two Democratic lawmakers who took part.

Kucinich, who wanted to bring impeachment articles against both former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney over Iraq — only to be blocked by his own leadership — asked why the U.S. missile strikes aren’t impeachable offenses. I love the smell of a potential primary challenge in the morning.

Others on the left who helped carry Obama into office on their shoulders are going apoplectic as well. Michael Moore suggested that Obama return his Nobel Peace Prize and compared him to Bush (a charge that will be especially hard for Obama to avoid if he’s going to recycle W’s speeches, but at least that might help keep the greens happy). Louis Farrakhan asked Obama “Who the hell do you think you are?” Obama’s even lost Joan Baez, and you know how the old saying goes: If you’ve lost an aging folk singer from the 60′s, you’ve lost… well, not much actually.

TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: denniskucinich; kucinich
I love it when the dims eat their own!
1 posted on 03/20/2011 11:45:22 AM PDT by PROCON
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The Evil Elf occasionally makes himself useful.

2 posted on 03/20/2011 11:47:44 AM PDT by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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This guy is a real gem. I hope he runs for Pres again.

3 posted on 03/20/2011 11:48:25 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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is even talking about impeachment:

Uh Dennis, George Bush isn't the President of the United States anymore.

4 posted on 03/20/2011 11:48:47 AM PDT by John123 (US$ - I owe you nothing. Euro - Who owes you nothing.)
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To: John123

Kucnich knows that Obama is president; in fact, he ran against him. He is consistent on this issue.

5 posted on 03/20/2011 11:51:08 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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My apologies for living in a state that has sent such twerps and propeller-hatted morons to D.C. as this gross fool and jackasses like Metzenbaum. This moron cannot be defeated here in Cleveland area because he never has a decent competitor. Insane!

6 posted on 03/20/2011 11:51:14 AM PDT by laweeks
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Just who in hell are they gonna impeach?
Cameron, Sarkozy? They are the two running the show. 0bama is just along for the ride.

American leadership is no more.

7 posted on 03/20/2011 11:54:33 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Boudicca from Wasilla supporter)
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To: laweeks

Let’s see how far the Dem loons can run with this.

8 posted on 03/20/2011 11:54:54 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Captain Kirk

“Is this the best we can do?”. Lmfao.

9 posted on 03/20/2011 11:55:17 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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While I think getting involved in Libya is extremely bad policy — on a par with the Kosovo Blunder — it is not impeachable.

These are just leftist idiots doing what they do best: being leftist idiots.

The problem for conservatives in all this is twofold:

1. There are plenty of “conservative” idiots who are supporting this Libyan Blunder — Krauthammer comes immediately to mind.

2. To the extent that this makes Obama appear “strong on defense” it obscures the fact that he’s every bit as much a leftist idiot as the leftist idiots currently calling for his impeachment.

The fact is, this “engagement” is supporting Islamic Extremists who are most likely far more evil and dangerous than Khadafy. So the long term effects of this blunder will be immensely pleasing to all leftists everywhere, including the leftist idiots who are so critical of our leftist idiot president for participating in this blunder.

Of much less importance, but still to me extremely interesting, is how Krauthammer and all the other numbskulls on the “right” who played cheerleaders to this blunder are going to spin the massively awful results once they become clear.

10 posted on 03/20/2011 11:58:58 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Captain Kirk

I doubt if I agree with Kucinich on anything, but I’ll give him credit for one thing. He’s not like most politicians who criticize the opposing party for something and ignore it when their a member of their own party does the same thing.

11 posted on 03/20/2011 12:09:07 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (If you like the employees at the DMV, post office, SS office... you'll love government healthcare)
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To: samtheman; PROCON; All

Very good post in a good thread.

HOORAY Dems questioning the actions of “Present” of the United States! Where are the rest of the quivering idiots in Congress (in particular the republicans)?

12 posted on 03/20/2011 12:11:31 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Captain Kirk

I rarely agree with this view of the U.S., but now I do in the case of the U.S. beginning another war in the Middle East.

Libya: Another quagmire beckons.

In the short space of a decade, the U.S. has made war in three Muslim nations, and Canada in two. For many Muslims, any just cause for these conflicts is beside the point. Shoddy affairs like Rep. Peter King (R-NY)’s congressional witchhunt on Muslims are easily enough overlooked in Karachi and Jakarta. But Western military attacks on sovereign Muslim nations can’t help but appear to many of the world’s estimated 1.2 billion to 1.6 billion Muslims - or about 20% of the world population - as a determined assault on the Muslim world.

13 posted on 03/20/2011 12:13:01 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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We have no business doing this. If the Libyans want freedom, let them earn it. I’m sick and tired of the U.S. carrying other people’s water. We have tons of problems here.

14 posted on 03/20/2011 12:16:05 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Luke ScottWalker - The Force Is With You)
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To: Tupelo

If they’re running the show, then why is the effort under the command of an American?

15 posted on 03/20/2011 12:20:02 PM PDT by sailor4321
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To: Lazlo in PA
Rules, Laz, rules:

16 posted on 03/20/2011 12:22:00 PM PDT by nascarnation
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Come on Dennis, give Obama a primary challenge in ‘12.

17 posted on 03/20/2011 12:26:08 PM PDT by DeskCaptain
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To: nascarnation
I would love for someone to provide a compelling argument how that picture happens. I'm baffled.

Maybe she has a Hobit fetish?

18 posted on 03/20/2011 12:56:07 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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I wonder why Obama is an impeachable offense at the very least a RICO problem.

19 posted on 03/20/2011 1:21:27 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: OldDeckHand

$$$$$$$ and power.

The ultimate aphrodesiac.

20 posted on 03/20/2011 1:31:09 PM PDT by nascarnation
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You would think Liberals would consider the UN to be sufficient authority for attacking Gaddafi.

21 posted on 03/20/2011 2:00:58 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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