Things are getting heated in Washington.
President Obama ran his campaign on the position that military action should never be used without congressional approval. That sealed the deal for many liberals who hated Bush’s eagerness to take the fight to our nation’s enemies (although Bush did get congressional for Iraq and Afghanistan). However, that all changed for Obama when the United Nations approved a resolution for a “no-fly zone” in Libya. After that Obama bowed in obedience, gave the nod for limited military intervention in a coalition against Libya – all while playing tourist in South America!
Naturally, this does not sit well with many Republicans, but that is not what this article is about. This article is about the liberals that are making headlines with their talk of “impeachment.” From Newsmax:
Nine liberal Democrats have found something they agree with Republicans on: President Barack Obama’s authorization of military strikes on Libya without congressional consent is unconstitutional.
Those Democrats join GOP critics, including Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana, ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and tea party favorite Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. And Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio even suggested that Obama’s action could be an “impeachable offense.”
Sen. Paul points out that Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution says “Congress shall have power to declare war.”…
On the Democratic side, nine liberal House members “strongly raised objections to the constitutionality of the president’s actions” during a Democratic Caucus conference call Saturday, two Democratic congressmen who took part told Politico.
“They consulted the Arab League. They consulted the United Nations. They did not consult the United States Congress,” a Democrat lawmaker said.
One of the nine Democrats, Rep. Kucinich, has publicly issued the strongest criticism of Obama. “President Obama moved forward without Congress approving. He didn’t have congressional authorization. He has gone against the Constitution, and that’s got to be said,” Kucinich told Raw Story in an interview on Monday.
“I’m raising the question as to whether or not it’s an impeachable offense. It would appear on its face to be an impeachable offense.”
That doesn’t mean Obama should in fact be impeached and removed from office, Kucinich said. “That’s a whole separate question. But we have to clearly understand what this Constitution is about.”
In all reality will you see any impeachment proceedings for Obama anytime soon? No! At least not based on the events that have taken place so far. Even if impeachment proceedings did occur Democrats will rally around their failing liberal messiah to protect their party.
One question is important to ask in this situation though. Where does Vice President Joe Biden stand? If you remember Biden boldly stated in 2007 that he would make it his business to impeach the President if he launched an attack without congressional approval. Granted he was talking about Iran – a nation that sponsors terrorism and is advancing its nuclear technology. Does Biden’s position stand on Obama’s actions in Libya – a nation that has not threatened us?