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Liberal Democrats in uproar over Libya action (Kucinich calls for Obama's impeachment)
Politico ^ | 2011-03-20 | John Bresnahan & Jonathan Allen

Posted on 03/20/2011 8:30:36 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

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.

Kucinich also questioned why Democratic leaders didn’t object when President Barack Obama told them of his plan for American participation in enforcing the Libyan no-fly zone during a White House Situation Room meeting on Friday, sources told POLITICO.

And liberals fumed that Congress hadn’t been formally consulted before the attack and expressed concern that it would lead to a third U.S. war in the Muslim world.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; dems; dennisthemenace; districtofcolumbia; eleanorholmesnorton; impeach; kucinich; libya; oathofoffice; unconstitutional; usurper
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1 posted on 03/20/2011 8:30:44 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Uh-huh. Surrrrrrre they did.


2 posted on 03/20/2011 8:31:59 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: rabscuttle385

Here is the RINOS’ chance. Agree with Kucinich and get the kenyan outta’ there. And don’t worry about being two-faced. Just do it, Boner!


3 posted on 03/20/2011 8:33:15 AM PDT by Terry Mross (We're at war! Whose side are you on?)
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To: rabscuttle385

The Kook actually makes sensible case for something?


4 posted on 03/20/2011 8:34:19 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: rabscuttle385

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

*inhales*

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


5 posted on 03/20/2011 8:35:18 AM PDT by chris37
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To: rabscuttle385

This is turning into a lot of fun.


6 posted on 03/20/2011 8:36:08 AM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: rabscuttle385

I’m all for impeachment but not necessairly for the same reasons.


7 posted on 03/20/2011 8:37:36 AM PDT by Lucky2 (Obama - fag in chief)
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To: wally_bert

What is that old saying about a broken clock is right on time two times a day.


8 posted on 03/20/2011 8:37:49 AM PDT by mazda77 (Mike Hogan - JAX Mayor)
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To: rabscuttle385

Even M Moore has (weighed) in


9 posted on 03/20/2011 8:38:25 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: rabscuttle385

OBama’s action in Libya have EVEN LESS legitimacy than Bush’s Iraq/Afghanistan. AT least Bush got authority from Congress and UN with one year debate. Obama only got it from UN and then rushed to war


10 posted on 03/20/2011 8:39:44 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Terry Mross

Amen to that!!!


11 posted on 03/20/2011 8:39:58 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: Lucky2

Whatever works! The ultimate goal is to get that madman out of the WH!


12 posted on 03/20/2011 8:40:52 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: rabscuttle385
And liberals fumed that Congress hadn’t been formally consulted before the attack and expressed concern that it would lead to a third U.S. war in the Muslim world.

Aren't we in an eternal war with Muslim world? Just a new battle in a single war, though I expect this won't end well either. Got thrown into another tar pit.

13 posted on 03/20/2011 8:41:51 AM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: rabscuttle385

My God!. This list of EmoRats jackholes in that article is a who’s who of whacked out leftists.


14 posted on 03/20/2011 8:42:22 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I don't prep for the disaster. I prepare for the rebuilding.)
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To: rabscuttle385

IS there any word from Code Pin yet? Nope...


15 posted on 03/20/2011 8:42:33 AM PDT by TankerKC (I feel 271 degrees out of sync today, which isn't half bad.)
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To: wally_bert
No impeachment will be successful unless it is initiated by and is widely supported by democrats.

Democrats must become convinced that Obama is so toxic that democrats will lose elections as the “party of Obama” for at least a generation. And their only redemption would be to correct the mistake themselves via impeachment.

I am doubtful that would happen, but this is a good start.

16 posted on 03/20/2011 8:43:23 AM PDT by Cracker Jack (If it weren't for the democrats, republicans would be the worst thing in Washington.)
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To: TankerKC
IS there any word from Code Pin yet? Nope...

Let me try that again:

Is there any word from Code Pink yet? Nope...

17 posted on 03/20/2011 8:44:36 AM PDT by TankerKC (I feel 271 degrees out of sync today, which isn't half bad.)
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To: rabscuttle385
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”

Bunch of names there that I thought I would never agree with. Broken clock situation I guess.

18 posted on 03/20/2011 8:44:55 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Looks like someone is planning to run again on an anti-war platform.

19 posted on 03/20/2011 8:45:13 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: rabscuttle385

U.S. President Barack Obama kicks a soccer ball with children during his visit to the Ciudad de Deus Favela neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro, March 20, 2011.… REUTERS/Jason Reed

REUTERS

20 posted on 03/20/2011 8:46:03 AM PDT by maggief
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To: rabscuttle385; Mrs. B.S. Roberts

The 10.5 earthquake under my chair as I read this was amazing. I’ve actually read that LIBERAL, LEFTIST, Democrats are repeating the accusations they constantly threw at former Pres. Bush, at THEIR OWN. I’m stunned, and just a TINY, TINY bit hopeful.
The regretful aspect of this is that it has taken them so long to see the obvious on a sunny day.


21 posted on 03/20/2011 8:47:12 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: "We print the news as it fits our views")
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To: rabscuttle385
The "libs" are in a quandary after seeing the "Che" Guevara T-shirt wearing protester in Rio: Obama? Che? Obama? Che?

Ready to tip over the edge.

22 posted on 03/20/2011 8:48:07 AM PDT by GregoryFul (Obama - Jim Jones redux)
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To: rabscuttle385
"Maxine Waters, Sheila Jackson Lee, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton “all strongly raised objections..."

Larry, Moe, and Curly don't like it? This will go nowhere. It's all street theater.
23 posted on 03/20/2011 8:50:46 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: PowderMonkey
Larry, Moe, and Curly don't like it? This will go nowhere. It's all street theater

The Communist Caucus doesn't like it? Are we reduced to agreeing with them on this? Sheesh. I feel sick.

24 posted on 03/20/2011 8:52:20 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Cracker Jack; All

After the 2008 elections James Carville famously predicted 40 years of liberal rule in the US. My what a duifference 2 years makes...


25 posted on 03/20/2011 8:54:05 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: rabscuttle385

This is he biggest round of BS I have ever seen. It is a smoke screen to make us believe there is a rift among the ranks.


26 posted on 03/20/2011 8:55:56 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: maggief
U.S. President Barack Obama kicks a soccer ball with children during his visit to the Ciudad de Deus Favela neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro, March 20, 2011.… REUTERS/Jason Reed

And judging from the photo, like the ignoramus he is, it looks like he used the point of his toe. Brazilians and football fans would laugh at that.

27 posted on 03/20/2011 8:56:02 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: rabscuttle385

This WAS a civil war, but the US and others have taken sides to strike Libya’s existing government. An analogy in America’s civil war would have UN forces bombing Lincoln.

Just what does “No Fly Zone” mean?


28 posted on 03/20/2011 8:57:20 AM PDT by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years)
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To: TankerKC

IS there any word from Code Pin yet? Nope...


No, but his neighbor Calypso Louie has spoken out...

“Who The Hell Do You Think You Are?” Farrakhan Blasts Obama For Calling For Qaddafi to Step Down (Video)

http://www.hapblog.com/2011/03/who-hell-do-you-think-your-are.html


29 posted on 03/20/2011 8:59:28 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: rabscuttle385


Not a peep from this clown...
30 posted on 03/20/2011 9:01:25 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: bill1952

Yep, I’d say the obama has definitely jumped the shark now!


31 posted on 03/20/2011 9:01:43 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: TankerKC; All

IS there any word from Code Pin yet? Nope...


No, but his neighbor Calypso Louie has spoken out...

“Who The Hell Do You Think You Are?” Farrakhan Blasts Obama For Calling For Qaddafi to Step Down (Video)

http://www.hapblog.com/2011/03/who-hell-do-you-think-your-are.html


32 posted on 03/20/2011 9:01:56 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Lucky2

Never let a good impeachment go to waste.


33 posted on 03/20/2011 9:01:56 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (Hope and change is share the poverty.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Since when does the UN authorize the US to go to war?
34 posted on 03/20/2011 9:02:35 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Nice 'til I'm not.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Well, Obama’s making the right people mad. I guess he’s finding out that a President has to do the right thing and ignore the crazies.


35 posted on 03/20/2011 9:02:52 AM PDT by CitizenReporter
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To: rabscuttle385

But, but . . . the man’s a warrior! It would be against his nature to turn away from a chance to defend our country from grave threats like the Libyan tyrant or to risk losing the battle by taking time to consult Congress.


36 posted on 03/20/2011 9:06:09 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: rabscuttle385

This time, there ought to be enough liberal Democrats in the Senate to join in and Impeach Obama.

Go for it, Congress!!!


37 posted on 03/20/2011 9:08:43 AM PDT by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years)
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To: rabscuttle385
You have to love it when liberal Democrats fight one another for a change. As uncomfortable as it is to appear to be in the same boat with goons like BJ Lee and Captain K, not to mention Farrakhan, I am more uncomfortable with the United Nations supplanting the role of Congress in committing U.S. forces to war. We are, necessarily, depriving persons of life without due process, and its disturbing to hear nothing whatsoever mentioned yet of the War Powers Act.

When asked about this inconvenience this morning, that great South Carolina hawk Lindsey Graham says he's "comfortable" with the president's unilateral decision to use American assets to kill foreign nationals on their own turf, i.e., "war."

However justified Senator Graham might believe this "coalition" police action, or whatever, might be, you might think the lack of a congressional sanction of some kind might, at least, make him uneasy.

That a Republican Senator is "comfortable" with all this make me "uncomfortable" with regard to the future of the rule of law.

Andrew McCarthy's oped in NR is an important read.

38 posted on 03/20/2011 9:10:02 AM PDT by Prospero (non est ad astra mollis e terris via)
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To: CitizenReporter

“Well, Obama’s making the right people mad. I guess he’s finding out that a President has to do the right thing and ignore the crazies.”

Right thing?

This war against Libya is aimed at letting the expansion of radical islam continue! Once Libya is crushed those in the middle east who will do us all great harm will have yet another land to breed a muslim force that’s main objective is global domination and conversion or extermination of those who stand in the way.

Right thing? Think again.


39 posted on 03/20/2011 9:10:54 AM PDT by CSI007
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To: Cracker Jack
And their only redemption would be to correct the mistake themselves via impeachment.

Rush said something (before BO took office) along the lines of, "This guy is gonna be so bad, he may be the first impeached by his own party."

Pass the popcorn!

40 posted on 03/20/2011 9:12:37 AM PDT by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: rabscuttle385
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41 posted on 03/20/2011 9:15:33 AM PDT by peggybac (In the contemporary world, they pulled a Pearl Harbor. We need to pull a Hiroshima.)
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To: Terry Mross

Republicans are in control. Let’s see what we voted for in november.


42 posted on 03/20/2011 9:16:17 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: rabscuttle385
...strongly raised objections to the constitutionality of the president’s actions

This from the people who routinely shred and run roughshod over the Constitution. They do not care one whit for the "supreme law of the land." But they are, of course, too happy to use it for their own selfish interests.

43 posted on 03/20/2011 9:17:36 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Cracker Jack
No impeachment will be successful unless it is initiated by and is widely supported by democrats.

How many votes would be needed? How's this process work?

44 posted on 03/20/2011 9:18:59 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: rabscuttle385

I agree with Kucinich on this. I never thought I would say that. Obama does have the ability to bring people together!


45 posted on 03/20/2011 9:19:13 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: rabscuttle385

stop him @ the border on his way back from Rio... ask him for his passport and any other verifying documentation

last i checked, people were unsure if he had a passport that wasn’t phonied up when he came on the national stage


46 posted on 03/20/2011 9:20:20 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: CSI007

Bfl.


47 posted on 03/20/2011 9:22:39 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: rabscuttle385
At least he's consistent with his viewpoint.
48 posted on 03/20/2011 9:23:46 AM PDT by Shqipo (I am the unofficial originator of the Mega-Bump! Only use judiciously.)
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To: rabscuttle385

We told them a long time ago he would get rid of them.


49 posted on 03/20/2011 9:24:34 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: rabscuttle385

I totally agree with Dennis. Did I really say that?


50 posted on 03/20/2011 9:25:39 AM PDT by dforest
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