Edge of Chaos is a political podcast starring Joe Ryan and Neurotoxin. Its aim is to have a free-flowing discussion of news and current events that also examines the empirical outcomes of public policy, avoiding biases based on ideology and policy intentions. Listener discretion is both advised and encouraged.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

I Have the Authority to Rub This In Your Face, Mr. President

Obama saying he has the authority to initiate military action without Congressional approval but is seeking it for unity sounds like an angsty, oppositional 12-y-o agreeing to everything his parents demand after a prolonged fight - all while still declaring he could run away from home and survive on his own. You're seeking Congressional approval, Mr. President, because the Constitution requires you to; and its advocates demonstrated enough political strength to make you piss yourself into actually following it. Your little proclamation isn't fooling anyone. After Congress tells you where you can stick your proposed intervention with another hopeless bi-partisan split and you don't dare to do it on your own - the next President won't even SAY anything like that. Eat it, MIC.


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