Schadenfreude is oh-so sweet

Posted by: Phineas on March 21, 2011 at 1:31 pm

**Posted by Phineas

For years I had to watch while the Kook Left slammed George W. Bush again and again over Iraq. While that was annoying, it was expected; they aren’t called “moonbats” for nothing. But what made it maddening was the cynical exploitation of said kooks by the Democratic party, the leaders of which put their short-term electoral fortunes ahead of the nation’s interests in a time of war. Foremost among them was one Senator Barack H. Obama, who said:

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.

As Commander-in-Chief, the President does have a duty to protect and defend the United States. In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent. History has shown us time and again, however, that military action is most successful when it is authorized and supported by the Legislative branch. It is always preferable to have the informed consent of Congress prior to any military action.

My, how time flies. Just four short years later, and now-President Obama has launched his own war in Libya. Sure, he got the permission of the UN Security Council and the agreement of the international community (all bow), which is all that really matters to a progressive transnationalist, but he forgot that little part about honoring the Constitution and obtaining the “informed consent of Congress.” And that has the moonbats meeping and gibbering in outrage.

I love it:

A hard-core group of liberal House Democrats is questioning the constitutionality of U.S. missile strikes against Libya, with one lawmaker raising the prospect of impeachment during a Democratic Caucus conference call on Saturday.

Reps. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), Donna Edwards (Md.), Mike Capuano (Mass.), Dennis Kucinich (Ohio), Maxine Waters (Calif.), Rob Andrews (N.J.), Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas), Barbara Lee (Calif.) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) “all strongly raised objections to the constitutionality of the president’s actions” during that call, said two Democratic lawmakers who took part.

Kucinich, who wanted to bring impeachment articles against both former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney over Iraq — only to be blocked by his own leadership — asked why the U.S. missile strikes aren’t impeachable offenses.

Kucinich also questioned why Democratic leaders didn’t object when President Barack Obama told them of his plan for American participation in enforcing the Libyan no-fly zone during a White House Situation Room meeting on Friday, sources told POLITICO.

And liberals fumed that Congress hadn’t been formally consulted before the attack and expressed concern that it would lead to a third U.S. war in the Muslim world.

While other Democratic lawmakers have publicly backed Obama — including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and top members of the Armed Services, Foreign Affairs and Intelligence committees — the objections from a vocal group of anti-war Democrats on Capitol Hill could become a political problem for Obama, especially if “Operation Odyssey Dawn” fails to topple Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi, leads to significant American casualties, or provokes a wider conflict in the troubled region of North Africa.

So now the Kook Left*, which the Democratic leadership wielded like a baseball bat to bludgeon Bush, has turned on… the Democratic leadership.

Why yes, I believe I will have another helping of schadenfreude, thanks. It’s delicious!

via Jim Geraghty’s Morning Jolt

*I mean, just look at the names on that list.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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4 Responses to “Schadenfreude is oh-so sweet”


  1. Yorkshire says:

    Some Lib/Progressive/Socialist on CommonSensePoliticalThought chastised the conservatives for complaining about BO’s complacency and his little one week war on Farhakan and Revvum Wright’s good buddy Kadaffy Kduck (or one of the other 112 spellings). I simply reminded him we has seven years of training by the Lef/Lib/Progressive/Socialists on the subject of combitching the president and his play war. Silence followed.

  2. Craig Lueschow says:

    Not a big supporter of the prez. But I do believe he can act without authorization from congress, as long as it is a self defense related matter. But I do not see how this is a matter of national security. Maybe it is a move to seem more ‘presidential’ to the middle. Put him on a ‘war footing’ without, you know, waging war. The only real question is, how many tents and aspirin factories were destroyed in this attack?

  3. Great White Rat says:

    I mean, just look at the names on that list.

    I’ll give them this much credit: at least they’re not playing politics here and giving Obama a pass for something they’d crucify GWB for.

    They’re all completely loathesome idiots, but they’re principled completely loathesome idiots.

  4. Carlos says:

    I’m not a supporter of a president who uses the Constitution only at his convenience, and that’s exactly what our grand and glorious (always late to the party) leader has done.

    It’s too bad stupidity isn’t an impeachable offense. Duh-1 was stupid to think he could handle the job.

    And it’s too bad those on the list (with the exception of Kucinich) can’t be impeached for stupidity. Each has a long list of a pattern of stupidity. (Kucinich is not stupid, just ignorant.)