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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Then why bother, Barry?

Our Imperial President, Lord of the Americas and Protector of the Weak, has deigned to issue His Imperial Edict that Congress shall be allowed to pretend to debate the issue of War in Syria like those old white slave-owners that preceded His Sublimeness, Barry Soertoro Obama I, His Imperial Loftiness, pretended to do in Ages of Yore.

Obama to the American Public: "I'm going to ask Congress"
Obama to his advisers: "Blow them up anyway, even if Congress says not to"

So if Congress decides not to give him his Declaration (or AUMF, which is what Bush got), he's going to do it anyway.

“That’s going to happen, anyway,” the source told me, adding that that was why the president, in his rose Garden remarks, was careful to establish that he believes he has the authority to launch such strikes even without congressional authorization.

Bolded for emphasis. Hey, let's see what Senator Obama said about that very thing, back in 2007, shall we?

They told me that if I voted for Romney that we would have an Imperial Presidency waging war without authorization and spying on American citizens without warrants. Turns out they were right, even though I never voted for him.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dave: Your last paragraph about voting for Romney (which I did), reminded me of the time when Barry Goldwater was running for President. The Dems said pretty much the same thing then that they said about Romney: That if we voted for Goldwater, we would be going to war in VietNam. I voted for Goldwater (LBJ won the election) and sure as hell, we went to war in VietNam.

Now we have The Komrade Mother-fucking Liar-in-Chief saying he will be going to Congress before hitting Syria. That is because he finally figured out that if he goes it alone and later has his ass handed to him, (which he will) he won't be able to blame President Bush for the fuck-up, although you can bet the ranch that he will10 damn sure try. That said, even if Congress tells him "No", he is going to go ahead anyway. After all, he is the see-all, know-all King of the world, second only to George Soros and the paper tiger we laughing call the UN, of course.