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  •  No they won't. Because if they do, (1+ / 0-)
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    Justanothernyer

    they acknowledge the limits of Presidential power. Which is what they don't want to do in case one of them wins and they want to exercise twice as much power.

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

    by zenbassoon on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 09:13:48 PM PDT

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    •  That is the problem, ZB. (1+ / 0-)
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      LilithGardener

      They WILL exercise the power once in office. We are seeing the frequency of war by the US increase with each passing decade. That must be checked, now. Obama can do it and have a moral cause to win in the bargain. I think he would get his Declaration of War by Congress, in short order.

      Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

      by OregonOak on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 09:18:51 PM PDT

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    •  Republicans play "Heads I win, Tails you lose." (1+ / 0-)
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      Aspe4

      They will attempt to impeach Obama if he attacks Syria without consulting Congress, and, if they get the White House back, the Republican President will attack without consulting Congress and then use the corporate media to gin up sentiment amongst the American people that those who stand against the Republican President are traitors.  They kind have got that game down, and the American people haven't called them on it yet.

      Also, the MIC has been wickedly smart, because there are Defense related industries in practically every district in the United States, so there is a definite economic benefit for Democrat and Republican politicians alike in war time ... morality aside.

      To Fight is To Win.

      by FogBelter on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 10:32:32 PM PDT

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