It was refreshing to read of our congressional delegation’s open and unhedged support for the President in this morning’s News Journal. In the interest of balance, Delaware’s bipartisan-to-a-fault DC delegation usually finds something to like about the GOP’s spin on every issue. On NOT rushing to bomb Syria, however, there is uniform agreement. Obama is right. This is a Democracy. Let’s have a vote.
Obviously recent history supports the President’s decision to be wary of the intelligence and to wait for (even this worst ever) Congress to return to DC and do their jobs to debating the nation’s affairs. But that doesn’t stop the GOP from taking the contrary position for the hell of it.
New York Republican Peter King speaks on behalf of the idiot party when he concern trolls on behalf of future President’s who Obama is emasculating with this decision. “President Obama is abdicating his responsibility as commander in chief and undermining the authority of future presidents.” King is quoted in the NJ’s AP story.
This is predictable wingnut idiocy, but idiocy I’ve come to expect to find at least traces of in Coons, Carper and Carney press statements. As reliably “blue” as Delaware is now, there isn’t a conservative voter that they don’t try to placate by being, at least a little bit on the GOP every side of every issue.
With the DEGOP flat on its back, maybe this signals some sort of change? Maybe our representatives know that the future action is going to be on the Dem primary level? I tend to doubt it. It is probably more that this was just such an open and shut case. You’d have to be as stupid as Peter King to think that the President is making a mistake here.