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It's not surprising when Liberal Democrats like Dennis Kucinich on mattresses to protect a war what explains the growing number of Republicans think.
Yeah in this fight.
Here to discuss is American conservative magazine columnist and freedom watch regular check under.
Jack it's a pleasure welcome to -- I think he would wake up on a Monday morning in here the following phrase Kucinich.
Not really what exactly -- what is they could sign -- -- we all know Dennis Kucinich is probably the most.
Out left -- member of the House of Representatives but what are they could senate Republicans with the senate Republican as of last week where the 87 Republicans who voted for who was a very liberal congressman we -- Dennis Kucinich to wit.
-- -- troops from Libya within fifteen days a proposal of the Washington Post called drastic.
61 Democrat -- -- -- discus and it's 87 Republicans and what's interesting it was some of the most conservative Republicans in the entire party happened at questioning what we're doing what it okay this is not the era of Bob Taft.
After it it is an 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 -- George Bush mean when he called himself a conservative Republican but.
How do you -- only.
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 caution prudence and -- you mentioned Bob -- that was certainly true -- has time.
Barry Goldwater we during the Cold War we faced -- Soviet menace that is different from what you saw what George W.
Bush Ronald Reagan.
Practice prudence and restraint was -- 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 life.
Not only that I Iraq War was a mistake but also that President Bush should be impeached -- says that.
-- the senate.
That's my point is traditionally conservative to think -- be reflective about foreign policy not to try to make the world safe for democracy is George W.
That's what you saw return -- -- 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 it's unconstitutional because that lets the president -- -- -- outright 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 -- is came and went.
He said what would be a few hours or few days or few weeks the length of time are people would be our forces would be in Libya.
Are now two months and two weeks and he has not gone -- the congress to ask for more time who's to blame.
Him or the congress for not taking back the power that belongs to it under the cuts that congress is old supposed to hold the executive branches feet to the fire in these situations.
And senator Rand Paul Allen Jim -- over in the US and it -- -- Tom Coburn all join together -- -- recently saying you know.
President Obama you're breaking the law after sixty days you're supposed to consult us to continue with such action like in Libya.
He has not done -- he's breaking the law -- -- 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 that Americans across the board don't understand -- Afghanistan now in retrospect they don't think we should have been -- -- -- And nobody especially conservative Republicans think we should be in Libya this the time to reclaim 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.