Question: How many times does a president have to disrespect the Congress before those Congressmen and women step up to the plate and impeach him?
Answer: We may never know because our folks in Congress clearly don’t have the guts to do it. Either that or the Republicans are waiting until November to see if they’ll be able to gain a majority in the Senate.
Regardless, President Obama is continuing to disregard Congress in his decision making. The latest example is his recent trade of apparent deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five high-ranking Taliban leaders – without notifying lawmakers in advance. These terrorists, who Arizona Senator John McCain says are “hell bent on killing Americans,” are extremely dangerous men who should never have seen the light of day again. And now they’re free to pursue their murderous dreams.
Even if I could come to grips with this prisoner trade, I’d still see it for what it is – Obama once again taking the law into his own hands. Why wasn’t Congress notified in advance about this possible trade and allowed to weigh in with its opinions? The Obama Administration apologized for not notifying the lawmakers, but it was a classic case of “I’d rather apologize later than ask permission before.”
While admitting that it’s possible that the five terrorists could now inflict harm on Americans, Obama says that we will be “keeping eyes on them.” Whew! What a relief. Maybe whenever Obama’s people take a break from spying on innocent Americans they can look for the five guys who are undoubtedly already plotting their evil deeds.
How did you feel about that prisoner trade? Do you think Obama should have asked Congress for the go-ahead first?