Who would have guessed? Dennis Kucinich, the Democratic Darling of the Progressive Left is spouting off about government encroachment into the private lives of our nation's citizens. He denounces the United States' prolonged engagement in Afghanistan. He has spoken out against the reauthorization of the Patriot Act, which Libertarian-Republican Ron Paul has famously opposed.
And now, Kucinich has criticized President Obama for usurping his authority as Commander-in-Chief. 90 days have elapsed since Obama sent forces to attack Libya, without having asked for approval. In light of this brazen violation of the War Powers Act, Kucinich lamented that at least President George W. Bush asked Congress for permission before committing troops to invade Iraq (the Ohio Congressman still vehemently reminds everyone that he voted against sending troops).
Fringe elements of the Democratic party are rising up against the centrist-statist tendencies of the current Chief Executive.
With every betrayal of the hard left, it appears more likely that Obama will face a challenger on his left for the Democratic nomination in 2012.