McCain would be a good VP for Obama.
They BOTH hate Americans, hate the Constitution,
and LOVE al Qaeda and their crucifixions, slavery,
murders, rapes and, of course, cannibalism.
I just watched this idiot King on Fox.
This stupid a-hole is going to vote to bomb Syria.
What good is electing people like this.
A Republican voting to back Muslims who are killing Christians.
He shouted for regime change when we all know what that change will be.
Is he crazy or just plain stupid.?
How is getting rid of Assad a good thing when he will be replaced by a Muslim dictatorship?
The WH shouldn’t be counting their chickens before they hatch. I see odumo as putting the blame (current and future) squarely on the shoulders of Congress. Odumbo will never shoulder the responsibility OR the blame and will continue to vote “present” to avoid having any decision outcome related to him, that is unless things turn our well and then it was his decision all along.
I think the fix is in on this matter already, but I don’t know in which direction.
Party loyalty is strong on the dark side. Most of the GOP are driven by short term electoral interest.
On the list of the top twenty US issues and problems....this probably rates near number 75. For this reason, I suspect that the vote won’t go well, and several Republicans and Democrats will agree to table the mess...rather than put it to a vote and embearess the President.
As for Senator McCain...he’s become some roving I-gotta-an-answer Hollywood-wannabe-Senator. He should have retired at his peak in the late 1990s, and simply wrote a couple of books. Currently, I wouldn’t regard his beliefs or agenda as worth discussing.
And as for Syria? Well....there’s just something about this gas-episode that doesn’t add up. If you were ahead in the game and doing well against the civil war crowd....why screw things up? It just sounds like some baby-milk-factory episode, if you ask me...made for journalism.
I hear Obama is really wanting to punish Assad. Instead of seeking authority from Congress to use cruise missiles on Damascus, he’s gonna ask Congress to pass Obamacare for Syria.
If you have to say you’re confident, you’re not.
I don’t think my Congresswoman is set up to receive our feedback: you can’t email her and her messages are full
Kansas Senator Jerry Moran’s statement on the issue:
Congress will soon use its Constitutionally-vested power to debate and vote on whether to intervene in Syria. America cannot afford another conflict that taxes our resources without achieving goals that advance American interests, and I will not support authorizing military action against Syria at this time.
Obama The Great has evolved from an Indonesian madrasa student, to dope smoking champion Choomer, Community Organizer, to President of the USA.
Now he thinks he is President and chief law enforcement officer of the world.
I just emailed my congressman and told him point blank a big HELL NO on the WPA resolution. I told him not one American life, not one airplane, not one cruise missile, not one bullet is worth expending in trying to help the Muslim Brotherhood overtake another bunch of Muslims.
How long before senators and congressmen who oppose an attack on Syria are accused of not backing Obama because he is black and they are racists?
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5........
It must be made absolutely clear that any member of Congress that votes to declare war on Syria and involve the United states in a Mideast war will be aggressively punished.
As of 9:09 a.m. (eastern)day’s Washington Post readers’ poll was like this:
Todays Opinions poll
Should the U.S. intervene militarily in Syria?
20585 people have taken this poll.
Kerry told Fox News Sunday that he couldnt imagine Congress would turn its back on Israel or other U.S. allies in the region and on the Syrians slaughteredScrew you Frenchie. Not our problem.
Suddenly the Clown wants to work on a holiday?? AND he wants to get the input of Congress??
Don’t make me laugh.
The House should be very clear that a resounding “NO!” means NO!
It actually goes far beyond just this aggression into a nation where the US has ZERO national interest. The real issue is the unconstitutional power that has been taken by a hundred years of US presidents.
It began at the start of the “progressive era” under Teddy Roosevelt. In a show of machismo and belligerence, Roosevelt wanted to send the new US navy, bristling with battleships, around the world, to, in effect, try to intimidate and menace the entire world.
And congress said No! Congress refused to break the bank and give Roosevelt a blank check to intimidate the rest of the world. The US was already a world power because we *had* the navy. But Teddy Roosevelt wanted us to in effect rule the world.
Roosevelt did not capitulate. Instead he ordered the US Navy to go to the other side of the world. Halfway.
“If congress wants a navy, then they must pay to bring them back.” Such was his unprincipled arrogance.
While congress agreed to pay for the return of the US navy, the result was *not* what Roosevelt expected. The rest of the world did not cower before our might, but instead began building their own battleship navies. And submarine navies. And even some of the first aircraft carriers.
The end result of which was that when the opportunity for World War I presented itself, the carnage was staggering.
However, and this is the important part, the US president taking the power of appropriations for the military away from congress was an awful precedent; which Woodrow Wilson followed up with a rubber stamp war from congress in World War I.
Right now, Obama is considering a poorly thought out scheme against one small part of an axis of nations opposed by an alliance of nations, not unlike World War I.
Syria is aligned with the eastern half of Lebanon and Hezbollah, Iran, Russia, and with considerable Shiite sympathies in Iraq.
The Syrian rebels have the support of Saudi Arabia, France, Egypt, some degree of support from Pakistan, Chechnya, Iraq’s Sunnis, and marginal support from the US and England.
The Turks, Kurds, western Lebanese, Hamas in Gaza, Fatah in the West Bank, Jordan, Yemen, and several European nations are off to the side, but might get dragged in.
All the players want to drag Israel in.
The best outcome we can hope for is that this mess continues until Syria is a smoking hole, and that Iranian and Russian weapons are destroyed as soon as they get there.
But the US must avoid throwing our hand it if at all possible. Our efforts should be in keeping other hands *out* of Syria as well.