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Obama Disobeys the Law of the Land

Allan60 Wrote: Oct 08, 2013 2:06 PM
Probably mostly because they know the Senate would never convict Obama, so it's kind of pointless. The Founders assumed that Congress would maintain an interest in protecting its authority against usurpation by the Executive, but the reality is more along the lines of we have a two party system that each protects their guy against the other party. Harry Reid would rather keep Obama in office than stand up against erosion of the authority of the Senate. And the same was true when Bush was President and the Republicans ran things. Because just one layer deeper in the onion skin you see how often the "two party system" actually acts as a one party system.
So then what happened to the funding for the border security fence that has already passed into law?
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The Shutdown's Silver Lining

Allan60 Wrote: Oct 04, 2013 10:40 AM
Take a good look at how many of the alphabet soup agencies were deemed too "necessary" to be shut down, you'll find that most of them in fact are still operating. One might argue that the TSA has yet to catch a real terrorist, but don't worry they're still at airports sticking their hands down people's pants for your "safety". And anyone who thinks they're going to shut down Reichland security over a little thing like money is dreaming.
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Let Obamacare Fail on Its Own

Allan60 Wrote: Sep 20, 2013 4:51 PM
Republicans shouldn't allow the fight over the debt ceiling to get taken over by another Obamacare debate. The point should be plain and simple that the government is spending far too much money on EVERYTHING, and that it's absurd to even have a debt ceiling if you just reflexively raise it whenever the debt reaches the mark. With the Fed continuing to pump and dump dollars into the banking system (not that they are actually getting out to the people who need them), the USA is headed towards massive inflation. But if the Republicans let the Democrats, they will paint the whole debate as another obstructionist attempt to repeal a law that has already passed. Make the fight about what it should really be about, the endless and ever increasing deficits and the debt that is completely impossible to repay. Not usually a fan of Chavez but she is right that Obamacare will fail under it's own merits.
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Road to Damascus

Allan60 Wrote: Sep 11, 2013 2:06 PM
The NSA scandal has hurt US credibility far more than a failure to become Al Qaeda's air force would. What credibility does the USA who kills 50 innocent people with a drone strike to get one "terrorist" (who is named so by secret process not subject to any review) have anymore? Obama says lots of dumb things, most of which turn out to not be true, going to war over one of them is not going to enhance the credibility of the USA in the eyes of the rest of the world.
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Road to Damascus

Allan60 Wrote: Sep 11, 2013 1:53 PM
FWIW Cindy Sheehan is still out there protesting, it's just that the media doesn't cover her anymore because they don't want her to embarass Obama. Unfortunately most of the rest of the "anti-war" movement turned out to just be anti Republican, but I do have to give Cindy Sheehan credit for sticking to her principles when Obama turned out to be more of the same in terms of foreign policy.
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Road to Damascus

Allan60 Wrote: Sep 11, 2013 12:31 PM
I don't know if it's so much that Libertarians want to avoid war at "all costs", I rather think that it's that Libertarians want those costs examined and not swept under the rug. I think most Libertarians are tired of hearing "trust us", "brutal regime", "weapons of mass destruction", and whatever the latest government issued talking points are. And in this case I DO NOT agree that the Obama Administration has proved its case that Assad pulled the trigger on the chemical weapon attack.
I blame racism, particularly for the pause in global warming.
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The Obama Doctrine: Call it USLKOE

Allan60 Wrote: Sep 10, 2013 2:58 PM
"The answer must be that an Assad victory would be worse -- because Iran is a greater threat to America and to the peace of the world than is al-Qaida. " Sorry, but Iran isn't the one lining up and butchering Christians. Nor is it the one spreading depleted uranium around the Middle East and then lecturing other countries about the use of chemical weapons, even when it has failed to prove who actually originated the chemical attack. And how exactly are the other shining examples of the USA bringing world peace to the region in Egypt and Libya doing? Maybe the reason that this attack is facing such steep opposition is that the people of the USA are finally getting tired of trying to use a divining rod and ouija board to try to figure out who is the lesser of two evils, and thinks that going to war just to defend a rhetorical position is madness.
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The Obama Doctrine: Call it USLKOE

Allan60 Wrote: Sep 10, 2013 2:46 PM
"unbelievably small, limited kind of effort." I guess Kerry is right about one thing, I don't believe it.
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America Says 'No!' to a Beltway War

Allan60 Wrote: Sep 10, 2013 2:38 PM
Fortunately US foreign policy gave up being "almost immoral" years ago...
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