10 GOP Senators Vote to Oppose Libya Intervention

Senator Rand Paul’s resolution opposing President Obama’s use of force in Libya gained the support of 10 Republican senators — and not a single Democrat.

The resolution was the same as a quote from President Obama when he was a Senator and presidential candidate:

“The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.”

The resolution was defeated by a motion to table. The vote was 90-10.

Republican Senators voting to oppose US intervention in Libya were:
Collins (R-ME), DeMint (R-SC), Ensign (R-NV), Johnson (R-WI), Lee (R-UT), Moran (R-KS), Paul (R-KY), Sessions (R-AL), Sowe (R-ME), Toomey (R-PA)

Where are the antiwar Democrats?

  • skulz fontaine

    "Where are the antiwar Democrats?" Ummm, Mr. Garris? Rhetorial question, right? I'm thinking there are no 'antiwar Democraps' in the US Senate. Might be a couple in the House. Maybe. Possibly the American people are paying attention to all this. This time. Again, maybe. How the War Party stranglehold on the "two party system" in America is to be broken well, other than squadrons of threatening shotguns, I'm not certain how that's to happen. I use the term "threatening shotguns" in an editorial capacity here and that's all that should be construed. Gots to have power-point visuals.
    One could surmise that 'we the people' are doomed to a systemic failure/collapse of American government. The 'wars of Empire' will simply bankrupt our once land of the free and we'll be reduced to third world poverty and THAT would be karma. Plain and simple.

  • Great question but you could expand it to where is the antiwar movement period? Where have they been the last two years? They have been dreaming of rainbows and butterflies in Obamaland.

  • ca_dan

    Eric thanks for the news.

    Now, what steps can we take to avoid the disaster Skulz is predicting (whether or not we are successful)? Or at least to be clearly on record as having opposed the War Party?

    Is there any Democrat challenging Obama (no matter with what futility) to whom contributions can be made?

    No doubt, win or lose, we will be at war during 2013-2016, but maybe a flip in 2013 would give peace a shot for 2017? (Or would we just get a crummier judiciary with no benefit?)

    What concrete steps can we take?

    • dink

      Let me brainstorm here, keep being part of the 'pressing need for "citizen experts"'. Tell other people, question, get involved with your districts Representatives. :) Remind them about Obama's flip-flops. Agitate. Refuse to be passive.

    • Former Francophile

      When dining, insist on Freedom Fries.

  • dink

    Thank you. Mr Collins (ME), DeMint (SC), Toomey (PA),Ensign (NV), Johnson (WI), Lee (UT), Moran (KS), Paul (KY), Sessions (AL), and Sowe (ME). This is an excellent beach head to expand from. As the debt problem expands, recent history will show that the will of the American people (Only a quarter of Americans believe the Obama administration’s military intervention in Libya is worth the cost, and even fewer support arming anti-regime fighters, according to a new poll for The Hill.) will not be denied.
    http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/poll-majority-of

  • Peaceful_Idiot

    What antiwar democrats? The democrats are "antiwar enough".

  • Ken

    "Where are the antiwar Democrats?"

    Maybe in the War Room with ObombThem??? Nah, he doesn't even care what they think.

    I'm wondering where the French went. Sarkozy had a hard on for this and the French planes were supposedly the first to drop bombs. Has one of the Empire's stooges got cold feet? Has the war already turned too sour for him?

    Can he or Obomba figure out a way to turn lemons into Freedom Fries?

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  • A Human Being

    …and of course the only reason the fruit-cakes listed above "oppose" this Libya thingy is because it was not there side that thought of it first. If George Obama (or was it Barak Bush, i forget. It doesn't matter anyway to real human beings) would have done it they would been cheer leading all for it.

    YEAH, GO TEAM!!

    What a joke people are.

    I am all alone in a world gone mad!

    • Former Francophile

      So say all schizophrenics. In your case, we live in our world, they live in their world, and you live in there[sic] world.

  • gth

  • genesfan

    Surely no one will be fooled that people like Ensign, DeMint and Sessions are antiwar.

    • GEST

      Same as no one will be persuaded that the Honorable Bernie Sanders is pro-war?

  • Chris

    The US Senate is the most corrupt organization in our government. Every single Senator except Rand Paul needs to be tried for treason and if found guilty, hung.

    • GEST

      that's "hanged"

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