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White House skips legal deadline on Libya (Obama "skips" the law)
ap ^ | 5/20/2011 | ap

Posted on 05/21/2011 5:06:53 AM PDT by tobyhill

The White House is skipping a legal deadline to seek congressional authorization of the military action in Libya — but few on the Hill are objecting.

Under the War Powers Resolution of 1973 a president can only send troops into combat for 60 days without congressional mandate.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abovethelaw; congress; imperialism; libya; noflyzone; obama; obamaswar; warpowers

1 posted on 05/21/2011 5:07:01 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

The law doesn’t apply to him. . . . . he is above the law.


2 posted on 05/21/2011 5:11:15 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Everything is broken-While zer0 fiddles.)
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To: tobyhill

I thought there were no troops on the ground. That changed?


3 posted on 05/21/2011 5:11:23 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Who is John Galt?)
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To: tobyhill

He is lawless.


4 posted on 05/21/2011 5:12:38 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: tobyhill
I think the word missing from the AP thesaurus is “violates”.
5 posted on 05/21/2011 5:12:58 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: EQAndyBuzz
The AP is trying to give Obama selective distinction but the WPA specifically states “US Armed Forces”. That would include assets controlled by US Armed Forces like drones or missiles over Libyan air space.
6 posted on 05/21/2011 5:17:36 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: SpaceBar
I am Pissed at Boehner . It is his Job to call out the President.

On this I don't blame Obama its congress's job to demand their War Powers.

Not say we not in session, damn we have soldiers in danger and Congress doesn't want to work?

Revolt inside the GOP , Boehner must go.

7 posted on 05/21/2011 5:17:52 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I do not believe” military action” means that troops need to be in the field of battle, just that the military is involved in any action.


8 posted on 05/21/2011 5:18:28 AM PDT by pennboricua
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To: scooby321
While I also think Bonehead Boehner should call him out, it is Obama that must comply with the law.
9 posted on 05/21/2011 5:19:38 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

To a Leftist, the “law” is whatever you can get away with.


10 posted on 05/21/2011 5:21:45 AM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: tobyhill

Would somebody tell me what the “downside” is for not following the Constitution? I’m beginning to wonder if the Constitution “matters” or if it is just another “dead religion”. I know this sounds harsh, but we see this president skirting the Constitution all the time and nothing happens ... just some right wing criticisms ... but no jail time or firing squad. I guess the Constitution has lost it’s teeth?


11 posted on 05/21/2011 5:25:05 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (You are just jealous because the voices aren't talking to YOU!)
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To: tobyhill

Where’s our team to object?


12 posted on 05/21/2011 5:28:21 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: tobyhill
No surprise in that.There have been so many occasions where this regrime has violated the law, what is one more?

Where are the Republicans? They now control the House?

13 posted on 05/21/2011 5:29:28 AM PDT by sport
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To: Voter#537
So what good is the oath of office for elected officials? It it obviously just for show, as none of them follow it, and there is obviously no process in place to punish those who violate their oath.

The last thing we were told at the induction center when I joined the Air Force was, "You are about to take the oath, if you want to leave, leave now, because once you take the oath you are officially in the military and if you leave then, you will be AWOL".

So the law of the oath only pertains to the peons, and not to jackwagons like obama? The law of the jungle is replacing the law of the land.
14 posted on 05/21/2011 5:35:51 AM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: tobyhill

I’m “special” and besides, you ugly American’s “have it coming to us” so you all can just suck it and shut up /sarcasm.

So says this Street Punk we have as President.


15 posted on 05/21/2011 5:36:17 AM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: sport

Pardon my Frencih but the House republicans are led by a limp wristed know nothing from Ohio who has no stomach for a war upon the forces of evil.


16 posted on 05/21/2011 5:36:52 AM PDT by Yet_Again
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To: tobyhill
Parody of the Bobby Fuller Four....

I flaunt the law,
and, "The One" won

17 posted on 05/21/2011 5:37:15 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (What do we do after reelection? The $1,000,000,000.00 fix is in.)
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To: 9YearLurker

Sleeping in after a long week of bamboozling Americans.


18 posted on 05/21/2011 5:38:25 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: R0CK3T

I should not reply when I’m angry...

“have it coming to us” - should be - “have it coming to you”


19 posted on 05/21/2011 5:38:34 AM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: Yet_Again

Sad isn’t it? Our side needs pit bulls and all we have are toy poodles.


20 posted on 05/21/2011 5:45:46 AM PDT by sport
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To: sport
Countdown until Obama leaves Office: 609 days as of May 21, 2011.

obama
It's the gas and groceries stupid! And Bernanke says the labor market in 'a very deep black hole'

------------------------------

Zer0's been neither crowned nor ordained
but his reign has been far from restrained
When folks wake up tomorrow
they'll find to their sorrow
who's in line to receive the royal pain

Hope and Change.... Tragic.


21 posted on 05/21/2011 5:49:34 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: tobyhill
What do we need Congress for? We have a king now. The first monarch of Northern America. The people should not rise up against the king, we should be ushering Congress out of office reminding them that kings don't need the approval of the serfs, the king is the law, the king does not go begging for approval.

We should rid ourselves and the king of the parasites in Congress who will not rise in defense of the people that elected them.

There is only the king, we need no other.

Impeach Congress.
22 posted on 05/21/2011 5:57:57 AM PDT by The Louiswu (Long Live the King.)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

I’ve beensaying this for a while, so I’ll say it again. Just about everyone needs to be unelected in D.C. Short of that, things are going to go from bad (real bad) to worse.


23 posted on 05/21/2011 6:57:14 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: tobyhill

“This is not the Congress you are looking for.” (I Be da Won and Can Only Be)


24 posted on 05/21/2011 7:11:15 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: tobyhill
Mr. Soetoro is taking liberties with the document he swore to protect and defend yet refers to the Constitution as a "charter of negative liberties". Barry has set a new high for an elected official who holds the Constitution in such low esteem. Maybe Senator Robert "Sheets" Byrd should have bequeathed his "pocket version" the Constitution to Barry.
25 posted on 05/21/2011 7:11:36 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: SERKIT

nobama was heard to say...”constitution...schmonstitution...”


26 posted on 05/21/2011 7:20:11 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag
-- Would somebody tell me what the "downside" is for not following the Constitution? --

It's selectively not applied. The general game being played is "avoid accountability." Congress is winning, so far.

Congress let Bush create a military court, also against the Constitution. The president is not a natural born citizen, also against the constitution, lots of federal and state laws that infringe fairly pedestrian keeping and bearing of arms; the war on (some) drugs is fought from a federal level; the Commerce Clause is construed to give the federal government the power to compel individuals to enter into commerce; the list goes on and on and on.

We are living in "the downside." I don't believe there is any downside to the politicians or their armies of minions (government bureaucrats of all stripe).

27 posted on 05/21/2011 7:20:55 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: The Louiswu

Is the War Powers Act an actual law, or just a resolution? If it is law, the House law should begin impeachment proceedings immediately for violating the law.


28 posted on 05/21/2011 7:46:59 AM PDT by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: tobyhill

Obama has more in common with Jefferson Davis than he does any American president.


29 posted on 05/21/2011 7:49:17 AM PDT by Crawdad
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To: tobyhill

The War Powers Resolution of 1973 (50 U.S.C. 1541-1548)[1] is a non-binding Joint Resolution intended to restrict the power of the President to commit the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of Congress. The resolution was adopted in the form of a United States Congress joint resolution; this provides that the President can send U.S. armed forces into action abroad only by authorization of Congress or in case of “a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.”[citation needed]

The War Powers Resolution requires the President to notify Congress within 48 hours of committing armed forces to military action and forbids armed forces from remaining for more than 60 days, with a further 30 day withdrawal period, without an authorization of the use of military force or a declaration of war. The resolution was passed by two-thirds of Congress, overriding a presidential veto.

Despite the apparent non-ambiguity of its language, the War Powers Resolution has been regularly ignored by presidents of both parties,[2][3]some even declaring their belief that the act is unconstitutional.[4][5]


30 posted on 05/21/2011 7:49:22 AM PDT by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: ez
“The resolution was passed by two-thirds of Congress, overriding a presidential veto.”

Thus meaning it is law.

31 posted on 05/21/2011 8:12:30 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

He skipped it while he was skipping rope with little girls on the BathHouse lawn.

No news there, really.


32 posted on 05/21/2011 8:15:24 AM PDT by melancholy (Papa Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist)
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To: tobyhill

Those stupid Libyans. Don’t they understand that Obama and the Democrats are only killing them because they want them to have better lives?


33 posted on 05/21/2011 8:17:14 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: tobyhill

34 posted on 05/21/2011 9:19:14 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: tobyhill

Congress is gonna have to send their “enforcement agents” after his scrawny butt.


35 posted on 05/21/2011 9:21:31 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (An election is not a (national) suicide pact.)
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To: tobyhill

Impeach.


36 posted on 05/21/2011 9:29:05 AM PDT by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: All; tobyhill
Congress will support Obama and ignore non-compliance with the War Powers act. They are spineless cowards. These things only apply to Republican presidents.

The press and Obama's Democrat co-conspirators will throw up a fog of "partisanship" and "racism" to give him cover.

Every single one of us should contact our congresspeople and senators, whatever the party, to be heard on this issue.

37 posted on 05/21/2011 9:53:00 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: tobyhill

The House of Representatives can just defund it anytime. Boehner needs to warn Barry that he’s going to do it.


38 posted on 05/21/2011 9:55:46 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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