The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Ah, Krauthammer

Posted on | June 17, 2011 | 35 Comments

by Smitty (via NRO)

From CK on Fox:

I am surprised that so many Republicans are jumping on the War Powers Resolution. They will regret it, because if you have a Republican in office, you’re going to have isolationist Democrats who are going to try to restrain his exercise of his powers… and the Republicans aren’t going to like it. I would not truck in the War Powers Resolution.

I also think that the administration’s defense of what it’s doing is extremely weak and misguided. Obama’s answer essentially is, ‘Well, the resolution is out there, but it’s not relevant because this isn’t really a war,’ which is absurd and insulting. …

What he should say is, “I, like every other of my predecessors, I do not recognize the legality of this act and its authority over the presidency.’ And that’s where he should make his stand. …

Does Charles grasp that many conservatives are unhappy with the bi-partisan penchant for saber rattling? If socialism is the opiate of bureaucracy, then military adventurism is the alcohol of the national greatness set. BHO may be giving the military-industrial complex its bottle, but a look at the Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll indicates the usual suspects may be having problems holding it down.
After three years of anything but sobriety or truth, there seems little hope of the administration dealing with, well, reality.
The question then moves to whether the surreality will make it across the impeachment threshhold. I doubt that. The administration will more or less seize up, but the impeachment will be the 2012 election itself. The country will stagger forward in a political stupor for another 17 months until the next inauguration, I reckon.


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