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It's not surprising when Liberal Democrats like Dennis Kucinich on the mattresses to protect a war.
What explains the growing number of Republicans big lead in this fight.
Here to discuss is American conservative magazine columnist and freedom watch regular -- under.
Jack it's a pleasure welcome did you ever think -- would wake up on a Monday morning and here the following phrase Kucinich.
Not really what exactly that what is a -- -- after we all know Dennis Kucinich is probably the most.
Out left -- member of the House of Representatives but what -- they could senate Republicans look at senate Republican as -- last week where the 87 Republicans who voted for who was a very liberal congressman we although Dennis Kucinich to -- 61 Democrats voted with discus and it's 87 Republicans and what's interesting it was some of the most conservative Republicans in the entire party -- -- questioning what we're doing -- okay this is not the era of Bob -- After it it is in the era of Barry Goldwater it -- the era of Ronald Reagan it's the post George Bush conservative Republican area.
-- you and I have wondered aloud with -- each other.
What did George Bush mean when he called himself a conservative Republican but.
How do you explain.
Conservative Republicans opposing the president's use of force is it because the president is a Democrat.
Or is it because they have suddenly found fidelity to the constitution.
The traditionally conservative Republican position when it comes -- foreign policy is cautioned prudence and restraint you mentioned Bob -- that was certainly true -- has time.
Barry gold water we during the Cold War we faced the Soviet menace but it's different from what you saw what George W.
Bush Ronald Reagan.
Practice prudence and restraint was least interventionist than any presidents before him in that recent time.
-- after that traditionally conservative position assault with William F Buckley at the end of his live.
Not only that I Iraq War was a mistake but also that President Bush should be impeached -- says that.
That's my point is traditionally conservative to think and be reflective about foreign policy not to try to make the world safe for democracy is George W.
That's what you saw a return with a lot of those 87 Republicans who joined the senate to okay the president used powers under the war powers act a law that I think you and I believe is unconstitutional because -- lets the president wage war without a declaration were from the congress.
Congress and after the war powers act and -- -- three over president Nixon's Nixon's veto.
And under the war powers act he has to ask for permission to stay behind sixty days sixty days came and went.
He said what would be a few hours or few days or few weeks the length of time -- people would be our forces would be in Libya.
Are now two months and two weeks and he has not done in the congress to ask for more time.
Who's to blame.
Him -- the congress for not taking back the power that belongs to it under the -- that -- -- -- supposed to hold the executive branches feet to the fire in these situations.
And senator Rand Paul Allen Jim -- over in the US senate Mike -- Tom Coburn all joined together -- -- recently saying you know.
President Obama you're breaking the law after sixty days you're supposed to consult that could continue with such action like in Libya.
He has not done he's breaking the law clean and simple will we see a return.
To Bob Taft William F Buckley.
Ron Paul principles in the Republican Party -- will we see a civil war.
In the Republican Party like when a Goldwater.
Ran against that Nelson Rockefeller in the Republican primaries and sixty I hope that we can get back that can traditional conservative principles when it comes to foreign policy I think now's the time to do -- Americans across the board don't understand -- Afghanistan now in retrospect I don't think we should have been and -- -- And nobody especially conservative Republicans think we should be in Libya this the time to re claim that mantle of Bob Taft.
Traditional conservative Republican foreign policy we need to do it now the time chuck -- it's always a pleasure thank you for joining us acts so -- -- the French saying all of walk.
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