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Harry Reid (D-NV) does the Fleebaggers one better

The fleebaggers, as we’re all aware, fled their state and abandoned their posts to avoid a vote on an issue they knew they were going to lose.

Dingy Harry was just presented with a difficult situation in the Senate.

Paul Rankles Reid on Libya

By Robert Costa
NRO’s The Corner

… On Wednesday, Paul, with little notice, attached an amendment to the small-business re-authorization bill. The amendment, which chastises President Obama for his actions in Libya, urges members to adopt the president’s own words as “the sense of the Senate.”

To make his point, Paul quoted, in the legislative language, from Obama’s 2007 remarks on the subject: “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” According to Paul’s office, “the measure aims to put the Senate on record affirming Congress as the body with constitutional authority on matters of war.”

GOP sources tell National Review Online that Paul’s proposal flummoxed Reid, who does not want his members to have to weigh in on Obama’s dusty quote about congressional authority, even if the vote is only to table the measure.


So rather than allow any vote whatsoever on a resolution which could prove highly embarrassing to the President and his party, Harry Reid adjourned the Senate until Monday.

Read the rest of the linked article to see Dick Turban (D-ILL) attempting to dance upon the head of a legal needle.

Hat Tip: Ace of Ace of Spades.


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Comments (6)

Harry Reid is a dirty son o... (Below threshold)
Sarah the Impaler:

Harry Reid is a dirty son of a bitch!

And water is wet.... (Below threshold)
Rodney Graves Author Profile Page:

And water is wet.

/SnickersHurts to ... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

/Snickers

Hurts to have your own words come back to haunt you. The (P)resident is a hypocritical bastard.

Wow, Rand Paul is ... (Below threshold)
irongrampa:


Wow, Rand Paul is turning out to be a pleasant surprise. It's as though he takes his job seriously, or something.

And if memory serves, the President DID NOT act constitutionally as per the WPA.

irongrampa @ 4Weth... (Below threshold)
Rodney Graves Author Profile Page:

irongrampa @ 4

Wether or not the President acted per his Constitutional Powers (I'm inclined to believe he did) is a totally separate issue from the War Powers Resolution. A Law (such as the WPR) which purports to modify the Constitutional powers of another branch of Government would seem to run afoul of the specified amendment process.

Paul should dig up more quo... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Paul should dig up more quotes from Barry and continue to attach them as amendments to pending legislation.

Perhaps we should shut down the Senate for a couple of years. Would probably do wonders for the nation's bottom line.




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