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Obama took off his royal robe and decided to bring Congress in


He was leading the charge up San Juan Hill turned to look over his shoulder, and he was by himself.

Now that he crossed the red line and realized how bad he was looking, he decides to consult Congress as sort of a do over.

I guess that is better than looking like a total fool, but it is obvious to those scoring at home that few world leaders have any respect for Obama.







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memphis tiger
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I think military action in this situation is the absolute wrong move.

But, it would be the ultimate troll if the Rs in congress authorized the action just put that bozo deeper into a corner






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Godfather1
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I have a bad feeling this is all just for show.

He's made up his mind already. He's going to move on this thing no matter what Congress says.






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TooFourtyWatts
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re: Obama took off his royal robe and decided to bring Congress in


Is it not true that under the War Powers Resolution the President may use military force for up to 60 days without Congressional authorization? According to the wikipedia article on the Resolution, he doesn't even have to notify Congress for 48 hours.

This is authority delegated to the President by Congress. If they do not wish him to have it, they should withdraw it by repealing the War Powers Resolution.






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CarrolltonTiger
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He's made up his mind already. He's going to move on this thing no matter what Congress says.


How do you reach that conclusion?

He won't act on his own so why on why would he do it after Congress fails to support him? He'd look like even a bigger arse with even less "legal" cover, (Congress can't approve an illegal act under international law and make it legal)







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Godfather1
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re: Obama took off his royal robe and decided to bring Congress in


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How do you reach that conclusion?


His own words today.

He said he still feels he has the authority to act without Congressional approval, but that it would be "better for the country" to get it.

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He'd look like even a bigger arse


You really believe that bothers this guy?



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SG_Geaux
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He is only doing this so he can get Congress blessing and then blame them if things go bad.





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SG_Geaux
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He is only doing this so he can get Congress blessing and then blame them if things go bad.





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LSUandAU
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re: Obama took off his royal robe and decided to bring Congress in


He looked like a fool and still does...even more so after this fiasco! He blows every opportunity to lead and again, is in so far over his head!





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BobABooey
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Speaking to the nation early Saturday afternoon, Obama said he was “mindful that I'm the president of the world's oldest constitutional democracy. I've long believed that our power is rooted not just in our military might, but in our example as a government of the people, by the people and for the people.”


Great - can we have a referendum on the ACA, too?






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Sentrius
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He is only doing this so he can get Congress blessing and then blame them if things go bad.


Yep. Looking for an out and a fail safe if things go south.






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trackfan
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Great - can we have a referendum on the ACA, too?

Haven't we already done that about 40 times?






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SG_Geaux
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re: Obama took off his royal robe and decided to bring Congress in


He is only doing this so he can get Congress blessing and then blame them if things go bad.





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SquirrelyBama
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Kinda meaningless when it's being said Obama will act no matter what Congrress says. Why even bother acting like others(Americans) have a voice?

Hopefully America learned it lesson electing someone who wasn't experienced enough for the job. That'd be Ok maybe if Obama didn't surroud himsef with bunch of yes men & women.






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re: Obama took off his royal robe and decided to bring Congress in


1) Veto authorization of action in Syria
2) Watch him take action anyway
3) Attempt to impeach
4) ??????
5) profit






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mamoutiga
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re: Obama took off his royal robe and decided to bring Congress in


He has that power IF THERE IS AN EMINANT THREAT TO AMERICAN SECURITY OR HER INTERESTS!
Neither case fits this situation.






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Interception
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re: Obama took off his royal robe and decided to bring Congress in


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Is it not true that under the War Powers Resolution the President may use military force for up to 60 days without Congressional authorization? According to the wikipedia article on the Resolution, he doesn't even have to notify Congress for 48 hours.


Lets be honest about what is going on here.

The President is looking for a way out. Without a coalition the President is weak and needs Congress to give him cover. Either way he is fine with Congress telling him what to do. If Congress "green lights" then he will bomb strategic targets throughout Syria. Remember, the president doesn't want to win this war just allow the rebels to turn tide of war so they can continue fighting. The goal is quagmire.



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Zach
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I have a bad feeling this is all just for show.


Nope, this is all about CYA.

1. Congress says yes. The attack results in something positive.
Obama: "Look what I did. Just like when I killed Osama!"

2. Congress says yes. The attack is a clusterfrick.
Obama: "I knew this was a bad idea, but Congress insisted on it when they voted."

3. Congress says no. Obama will not attack.
Obama: "I really wanted to kick their ass. But Congress said no. So, if further gassing happens, it's on Congress not me."






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I B Freeman
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He knows Congress will not bless this mess and he hopes that helps him save face a little bit.

We are completely leaderless in Congress and in the White House.







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