Dana, over at Common Sense Political Thought, (CSPT), has posted on the relentless agenda of our "new leadership" that intends to proclaim defeat:
THEY HAVE THE POWER, BUT DO THEY HAVE THE GUTS?
The current tactic comes from the Democrats in the Senate, who want to amend the Authorization for the use of force. It was signed into law by President Bush on October 16, 2002.
If you follow the links to the authorization, you’ll see that it is Public Law 107-243, otherwise known as 116 Stat. 1498. For the Democrats to repeal the law authorizing the use of force, they’ll need not just a majority in both Houses of Congress, but will also need to be able to override President Bush’s certain veto — and that requires a two-thirds supermajority in both Houses of Congress.
Oh, but the Democrats have a way around that one as well! Ed Morrissey noted:
Nor are they opting for an honest method of floating this unconstitutional nonsense. The Democrats plan to attach the reworked AUMF as an amendment to a Homeland Security funding bill rather than allow an up-or-down vote on it in the Senate. They want to dare the Republicans to filibuster the spending bill or Bush to veto it if it passes with the new AUMF intact.
Read Dana's complete post
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