Of course there are many who are outraged and President Barack Obama’s decision to ask Congress for authorization to attack Syria. They want him to go Rambo and send bombers sweeping in with music soaring in the background. On the left there are those who are outraged that America would get involved in a domestic – albeit tragic – situation.
After listening to members of the Congress say do this or don’t do that – President Obama has decided to call their bluff and say OK, the Constitution gives you a voice so discuss, debate and then vote!
“It’s one of the angles to today’s news that’s so fascinating — Obama isn’t just challenging Congress to play a constructive role in a national security matter, the president is also telling lawmakers to act like adults for a change. They’re federal lawmakers in the planet’s most powerful government, and maybe now would be a good time to act like grown-ups who are mindful of their duties.”
What will they do? What do you want them to do? Do you care enough to contact your local politician and ask them to represent your voice?
Read Rachel Maddow’s assessment on President Obama’s strategy here.