US-Russian Arms Negotiators “Under the Gun,” Might Temporarily Bypass Senate Ratification for Treaty
With the clock running out on a new US-Russian arms treaty before the previous Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or START, expires on December 5, a senior White House official said Sunday said that the difficulty of the task might mean temporarily bypassing the Senate’s constitutional role in ratifying treaties by enforcing certain aspects of a new deal on an executive levels and a “provisional basis” until the Senate ratifies the treaty.
“Until the Senate ratifies the treaty.” What if they don’t ratify it? Do we just ignore them? Or do we rescind the treaty? Or does it even matter any more?
“Bypassing the Senate’s constitutional role.” Did you read that? They aren’t even scared or embarrassed to say it right out loud now.
At least for the first six months of his
presidency reign, Obama just ignored the whole “constitutionality” thing – like you ignore your ugly cousin at reunions – you just pretend it’s not even there. But now, he is actually admitting that HE KNOWS what he is proposing is unconstitutional, but he just doesn’t give a shit.
He is out and out telling the U.S. populace that he is knowingly and willingly going to violate the tenets of the very constitution that he swore an oath to uphold…
There is a word for that.