Will Obama Ignore the War Powers Act?

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Will Obama Ignore the War Powers Act?

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  1. Publius1787
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    So I guess the question is will he ignore the War Powers Act and prove to us once again that he is above the law and the constitution be damned or will he beg congress for approval?
     
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    it would appear he is, The Deadline to get approval is today, I hear no mention of it at all. Maybe he is planning on it being over with in 30 days.

    LOL
     
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    I think so, who would've guessed we were gonna warmonger in Libya that came outta nowhere.

    So I'm sure no protocol for anything will be followed here.
     
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    Oh if it were Bush you would hear the media demanding his impeachment! But then again he ignored implementation and execution of a law upheld in the supreme court (the defense of marrage act), he ignored the judge and was held in contempt for the oil moritorium, and he ignored the florida judge after the plainly worded descision of the healthcare law. Of course, they finally gave him a very limited time to appeal but that was after his harvard educated ass played ignorant to the english language as to not be held in contempt again. Nevertheless the precedents being made by this president and his contempt for the rule of law, the judiciary branch of government, and the constitution are amazing.
     
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    I doubt he cares about it. He will probably pretend we arent doing anything in Libya.
     
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    There is no question. He absolutely has ignored it.
     
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    Currently he is thinking about stoping operations all togather for a couple of days and then reinstating the War powers act after breif caese fire as if it resets the 60 day perioud. His other option is to claim that he isnt acting within the war powers act but in a humanitarian/survaleiance mission. Either way it only shows this presidents contempt for the rule of law. This man is a king in his own mind.
     
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    The War Powers act is Unconstitutional, take it to Court and get a ruling on it at last.
     
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    Yes. We are not at war, we are engaged in a "kinetic military action".

    Obama said so.
     
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    You happen to have hit upon one of the subjects of my expertise - The War Powers Act. The short version of an answer is that every president since 1973 has ignored it, so why would Obama be any different.

    I'm going to lose even more respect for him (I've already lost a lot) if he does though.
     

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