April 6, 2011
BIPARTISAN! Senate defeats Rand Paul’s resolution reasserting Congress’s war powers, 90-10. “This wasn’t a resolution to authorize operations in Libya but something far craftier — a resolution reaffirming Obama’s own words from 2007 that ‘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.’ When Paul first introduced the idea last week, a flustered Harry Reid temporarily closed up shop to keep it from coming to the floor. Turns out he needn’t have worried.”
So the headline should really be Senate Rejects Obama View Of War Powers 90-10. Right? Of course, only after Obama himself rejected it. Feel the hope! Feel the change!
Predicted response: “I don’t care. Obama is awesome.”