Democratic Majorities In Congress Have Obligation To Keep Close Eye On President
Democratic majorities in Congress should be as tough on President Barack Obama, as those of us on the left wanted the Republican-led Congress to be tough on former President George W. Bush.
While I support most of what I’m seeing so far from the new President, we can’t forget that we are giving this man a lot of power. President Obama is proposing spending great amounts of money and he is discussing more troops for Afghanistan.
The longer the economic crisis goes on the more power the President will seek to acquire. It is always possible that the new President will seek new powers to fight what he determines are security threats to the nation.
We’ve seen in recent years what happens when Congress looks away from what the President is doing. Just because the President is now Barack Obama instead of George Bush, doesn’t mean we should forget the lessons learned.
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