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Democrats want Congress to sign off on Libya attack [they have strong views on the War Powers Act]
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Posted on 03/19/2011 2:27:44 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Democrats want Congress to sign off on Libya attack

By: John Bresnahan and Jonathan Allen March 19, 2011 04:27 PM EDT

Even as American warships have begun bombing military targets inside Libya, several leading House Democrats are pushing for President Barack Obama to seek congressional approval to allow U.S. forces to help enforce a “no-fly” zone over Libya.

Rep. John Larson (Conn.), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, is setting up a conference call with members this afternoon to discuss U.S. involvement in Libya. Larson is one of those Democrats who want Obama to get congressional approval for American involvement in the effort.

Other Democrats with the same view as Larson are Reps. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.) and Dennis Kucinich (Ohio). On the Senate side, Sen. Richard Lugar (Ind.), top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, has called on Obama to seek congressional sign-off on the Libyan operation.

Larson is putting the call together so that rank-and-file lawmakers can get more information from Democrats who were at the White House on Friday to be briefed about U.S. involvement in the Libyan campaign. American warships began missile attacks on Libyan air-defense units on Saturday as part of “Operation Odyssey Dawn,” according to media reports.

“It’s an update for members,” Larson spokesman Ellis Brachman said.

But today’s Democratic Caucus call may also turn into a debate over whether Democrats should push the president to seek congressional approval for U.S. involvement in Libya under the War Powers Act. Larson himself believes the president has a responsibility to do so. Several House Republicans, including Rep. Ron Paul (Texas), have challenged the White House on the same issue in the past.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jimmyqaeda2; kucinich; larson; libya; lugar; nadler; noflyzone; obama; odysseydawn; pelosi; ronpaul; warpowers
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No blood for oil..........(sic)
1 posted on 03/19/2011 2:27:48 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

You’ve got muslims killing muslims. I say we wait a while


2 posted on 03/19/2011 2:29:42 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Sub-Driver

3 posted on 03/19/2011 2:29:42 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Sub-Driver

They don’t get it. It’s a DEMOCRAT president. He doesn’t need permission from Congress, he got it from the UN.

It’s not like he’s pro American or anything. Laws are for Republicans and conservatives.


4 posted on 03/19/2011 2:30:36 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Sub-Driver

no, stay the heck out of it.


5 posted on 03/19/2011 2:30:36 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Sub-Driver
Other Democrats with the same view as Larson are Reps. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.) and Dennis Kucinich (Ohio). On the Senate side, Sen. Richard Lugar (Ind.), top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, has called on Obama to seek congressional sign-off on the Libyan operation.

I have no doubt that they will sign off but shouldn't this have come first?
6 posted on 03/19/2011 2:31:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Sub-Driver

And the national interest of this is?

Oil?

While the federal government prohibits developing indigenous sources of energy?

Coal was public enemy number 1 not too long ago.

America, you get the government you, oh so richly, deserve.

What is the point here. Moamar was supposedly the buddy of Obama and Farrakhan. Did they have a falling out? Is Hillary just doing this to get FReepers to call her a “war leader” and vote for her? Is Ears fully distracted by Brazilian dancing babes and basketball?

I wonder how Hillary/Obama/Soros, the other leftists would like it if other countries try to bomb the US to prevent the US Government from using force against US citizens when they inevitably turn the US military on American patriots in the coming years.


7 posted on 03/19/2011 2:33:42 PM PDT by MichiganConservative (Letting Obama supporters vote is like giving a loaded gun to a child with severe mental retardation.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Democrats want Congress to sign off on Libya attack

LOL It's a little late for that isn't it?

8 posted on 03/19/2011 2:35:15 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Sub-Driver

If it further alienates Hussammie Obammie and the dimbulbs in congress from their supporters, then go for it.

As for killing mooslimbs, there are far too many of them on this planet to begin with.

After 4 combat tours in Iraq and Shitcanistan, I have come to realize that those people are truly evil.


9 posted on 03/19/2011 2:35:34 PM PDT by NWFLConservative
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To: Sub-Driver
Democrats want Congress to sign off on Libya attack [they have strong views on the War Powers Act

Onky when a Dumicrat is in the White House and they Control the Senate.

10 posted on 03/19/2011 2:37:02 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Sub-Driver

0bama lied, people died.


11 posted on 03/19/2011 2:41:09 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

12 posted on 03/19/2011 2:42:17 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: gorush

“You’ve got muslims killing muslims. I say we wait a while”

I’m with you for sure.....Yesterday here in Denver there were two gaggles of muslims in “traditional garb” at the corners of Colorado Blvd and Evans Ave. waving the Libya and American flags with signs saying Gadhafy is a murderer. This muslim area of the city has never flown a US flag any where or at anytime that I’ve ever seen. Nor have they ever protested, and I pay attention, any muslim violence such as the attempted subway bomber arrested here in Denver. And now they want our support because muslims are killing muslims?

All I can say is that they must have run out of Jews and Christians to kill.........let them have a good go at each other and we’ll deal with those left standing...one couldn’t be any worse than the other.


13 posted on 03/19/2011 2:43:08 PM PDT by Enten (How's that hopey changey thing working out for you?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess it’s easier to ask forgiveness then for permission. Wouldn’t you normally ask before?


14 posted on 03/19/2011 2:46:02 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Figures don't lie, liars figure!)
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To: Sub-Driver
There is also concern about the internal Democratic discussion without Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who is on a trip to Italy and then Afghanistan. Pelosi issued a statement on Friday backing Obama’s decision on the Libyan no-fly zone.

Pelosi and Obama both out of country when a war starts? Of well, that's one way to avoid questions.

15 posted on 03/19/2011 2:51:41 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Enten

With thier obvious hatred for America and their new suport for the Illegal against Libya, it’s clear these Mudslimes know something we don’t, probably that the “rebels” are a bunch of really virulent MB and AQ types who’ll do a lot more damage to us than Quaddafi, who’s pretty well been put in his box, ever will.


16 posted on 03/19/2011 2:52:53 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: Sub-Driver

Even the Communists Party (formally the Democratic Party) have yet to realize that they have no control over their dictator. The RATS are so confused that the party will explode one of these days.


17 posted on 03/19/2011 2:57:58 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Sub-Driver

Note the Code Pink silence.

They could care less about andy wars if it cant' be used to garner votes for the DNC.

Even Justin Raimondo the complete 100% antiwar fraud, is working very hard to defend Obama on this one.

18 posted on 03/19/2011 2:58:33 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama & try him for treason / Homosexuals reject diversity / Unions finally caught for theft)
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To: Sub-Driver

Note the Code Pink silence.

They could care less about any wars if they cant' be used to garner votes for the DNC.

Even Justin Raimondo the complete 100% antiwar fraud, is working very hard to defend Obama on this one.

19 posted on 03/19/2011 2:59:11 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama & try him for treason / Homosexuals reject diversity / Unions finally caught for theft)
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To: Sub-Driver

Not sure about the legalities, but it should have gone to the Congress for approval, that’s just good wisdom. Odd that no member of Congress bothered to put forward some kind of bill authorizing use of force.


20 posted on 03/19/2011 3:01:10 PM PDT by cookcounty (So did Barack Obama secretly write Bill Ayers' books? Or,............)
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To: Sub-Driver
. . . several leading House Democrats are pushing for President Barack Obama to seek congressional approval . . .

These Democrats seemed to be confused about how fascism actually works. Congressional approval? Now that's funny.

21 posted on 03/19/2011 3:03:38 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Sub-Driver

BUSH HAD CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL BEFORE ATTACKING IRAQ!!!!!!

This makes Obama even more of a “cowboy” and “war criminal” and it makes Libya an “illegal war”!


22 posted on 03/19/2011 3:13:09 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Good luck with that. Zero needs a little war to make it seems like he has a pair. He isn’t going to let Congress cancel his chance to be a man.


23 posted on 03/19/2011 3:15:26 PM PDT by AdaGray
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To: Erik Latranyi
Continuing where Bush left off again?


24 posted on 03/19/2011 3:16:28 PM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: paulycy

http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/obama_bilderbergers_160.html


25 posted on 03/19/2011 3:24:55 PM PDT by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!Jesus is Lord!)
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To: OPS4

They all suck. Pardon my bluntness.


26 posted on 03/19/2011 3:28:05 PM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Gaddafi was buddy with some of the more Stalinist wannabe leftist groups in Europe,getting rid of him would be one hell of a black eye to a lot of fringe groups in the West out to bring in these kinds of power hungry individuals in our lives.

And frankly I honestly believe it is in God’s hands anyway.I feel sorry for the poor ****** running Libya because he is going down.


27 posted on 03/19/2011 3:34:01 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: Sub-Driver

If they press for it, approve it on the condition that 150 billion be cut from the budget until the end of the fiscal year.


28 posted on 03/19/2011 3:37:49 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: Sub-Driver

If there is a vote the dems will all vote for whatever obama wants to do. A republican president needs approval from congress. A dem president needs a rubber stamp YES vote.


29 posted on 03/19/2011 3:44:18 PM PDT by Terry Mross (We need a SECOND party'1)
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To: MichiganConservative

Maybe his brackets were way off and he needed to change to major international affairs.


30 posted on 03/19/2011 3:53:47 PM PDT by hummingbird (Save Guam from Tilting!)
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To: MichiganConservative

Maybe his brackets were way off and he needed to change to major international affairs.


31 posted on 03/19/2011 3:53:49 PM PDT by hummingbird (Save Guam from Tilting!)
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To: MichiganConservative

Coal is an enemy. Offshore oil is another enemy. With the Japanese nuclear meltdown, I’m just waiting for moratorium on US nuclear facilities.


32 posted on 03/19/2011 3:59:13 PM PDT by hummingbird (Save Guam from Tilting!)
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To: fso301
Is this true? That Dems start war conditions and war and Repubs have to end them. I'm especially thinking of Viet Nam.
33 posted on 03/19/2011 4:07:46 PM PDT by hummingbird (Save Guam from Tilting!)
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To: Billthedrill

I’m sure someone will blame President Bush for the whole deal.


34 posted on 03/19/2011 4:11:46 PM PDT by hummingbird (Save Guam from Tilting!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Smart move on their part, they know several republicans will end their career due to this vote. Any one that votes for damn sure will never get my vote.


35 posted on 03/19/2011 4:16:34 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Sub-Driver

Let’s just impeach the bassturd...


36 posted on 03/19/2011 4:18:53 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Sub-Driver

What’s the rush? BO need a fig leaf? The GOP should debate it at least as long as the Dems did Pres. Bush’s move into Iraq.


37 posted on 03/19/2011 4:19:12 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Sub-Driver

Dammit! All war is messed up. There is no GOD and we love everybody. Gosh, you people are so stupidly naive, it makes me sick!


38 posted on 03/19/2011 4:24:30 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Sub-Driver

It is hard to comprehend the Bolshecrats have strong feelings about anything that does not rob Peter. Given the uniquely bobble head unison of message, you won’t find anyone not toeing the party line.


39 posted on 03/19/2011 4:39:52 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (Hope and change is share the poverty.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Aren’t you supposed to bet approval BEFORE you attack? (I mean, if you are a Republican president.)


40 posted on 03/19/2011 4:45:03 PM PDT by NCLaw441 (I before E except after C, or when sounded as A in neighbor and weigh. Isn't that WEIRD?)
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To: potlatch


41 posted on 03/19/2011 4:52:59 PM PDT by devolve (. . . . . . . . . . . . "- we*ll bring a gun!" . . . . Fill your hand! . . .)
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To: Sub-Driver

Help the rebels,,,why? If they win, they will immediately turn against the Great Satan.


42 posted on 03/19/2011 4:53:56 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Sub-Driver

Horse. Barn door.


43 posted on 03/19/2011 4:55:57 PM PDT by Old North State (Don't blame me, I voted for Pedro)
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To: Sub-Driver

All the Rats want is to have cover for THE ONE, to say America approved of his actions. That way he can declare he was in the right.

[Mr] T


44 posted on 03/19/2011 4:57:23 PM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: Sub-Driver

We have no business shooting at Libya - it appears 0bama is taking this as an opportunity to wag the dog.


45 posted on 03/19/2011 4:59:38 PM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: Sub-Driver

Dims riot against Dim prez for shooting at terrorist dictator. Code Pink will be rioting on the Mall by noon Tuesday!


46 posted on 03/19/2011 5:06:09 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (The Lord Said It and I Believe it. Read your Bible. These are the end time events.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama can commit our forces for 90 days without Congressional approval.


47 posted on 03/19/2011 5:07:27 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: paulycy

Obama as a cowboy is like John Wayne as a ballerina.


48 posted on 03/19/2011 5:09:17 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: Del Rapier

And then what? Whether he stays or goes, then what?


49 posted on 03/19/2011 5:17:31 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Obama as a cowboy is like John Wayne as a ballerina.

Agreed.

50 posted on 03/19/2011 5:28:25 PM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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