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Impeachment or an obsolete Constitution?

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President Obama's propensity for inept bungling has delivered a no-win choice of profound importance to the Democratic Party's doorstep.   After delivering a rebuke to Obama on Friday for his aggressive policy towards Libya, the Democrats can either take it to the next logical level by impeaching Obama or they can ignore the President's failure to abide by the War Powers Act and thereby affirm the Bush Administration policy that the Constitution had become obsolete and irrelevant to America.  

 

Has President Obama become the first Nobel Peace Prize winner to be subject to arrest in The Hague for war crimes?   We dare him to go there and prove us wrong.

 

President Obama's rash decision to oust Col. Qaddafi may have provided the Republicans with an opportunity to make their dream scenario of Impeaching America's first President of Pan-african heritage come true.  

 

If President Bush's invasion of Iraq was an impeachable offense, the Democrats can now either move to impeach Obama for ignoring the War Powers Act or they can, by letting a second blatant violation of the law slide past, scrap that inconvenient part of the Constitution.

 

If Obama failed to get the Congressional approval necessary for the attempt to intervene in Libya's internal affairs, then it would seem logical that he must be impeached for such a flagrant violation of his oath of office.   If the Bush program of using Presidential authority to violate the Constitution and order troops into battle has replaced the method specifically established in the Constitution, then the question of immediate concern becomes:   When will the Republicans make the determination of what other parts of the Constitution have also become outdated?  

 

The Republicans, to participate in a move to impeach Obama, would have to completely ignore the fact that George W. Bush set the precedence with the invasion of Iraq and, like a woman with an "A" brand on her forehead giving a speech urging chastity, blithely make the case for the immediate impeachment of the President who has ignored the Constitution and the law of the land.

 

Such a brazen move would seem to be a bit hypocritical, but, in the past, the Republicans have never let a trivial matter such as blatant hypocrisy inhibit their efforts, so why should they suddenly let scruples hinder their program now?

 

Lefties and Progressives have always asserted that the Republicans were sanctimonious hypocrites so why should the party of "don't do as I do; do as I say" stop inches short of the goal line just because of the threat of a bit of name-calling?   Didn't their mothers teach them the axiom about sticks and stones?

 

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