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Obama Wins Support From Leaders In Congress For Syria Military Strike
Reuters ^ | September 3, 2013 | Jim Mason

Posted on 09/03/2013 11:05:39 AM PDT by lbryce

President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged quick congressional action authorizing the use of military force against Syria and won the support of leaders from both parties in the House of Representatives for limited strikes against President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; airstrikes; bho44; boehner; congress; obama; syria; us
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That's news to me.
1 posted on 09/03/2013 11:05:39 AM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Obama has rounded up the usual suspects to support him.... again.


2 posted on 09/03/2013 11:06:53 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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To: lbryce

Now I know what they meant when they said a person was sold down the river.

Republicans have sold us out.


3 posted on 09/03/2013 11:07:39 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: lbryce

I support a vote of “No.”


4 posted on 09/03/2013 11:08:19 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: lbryce
He has support from McLame, Lindsey and Boehner, but who are the "LEADERS" that support him?
5 posted on 09/03/2013 11:08:33 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (For congress, it's not the principle of the thing, it's the money.)
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To: lbryce; stephenjohnbanker; sickoflibs

Boner and Cantor = FAIL

Just like the morons who went along with Clinton’s WAG THE DOG invasion of Kosovo.


6 posted on 09/03/2013 11:11:39 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: lbryce

I’ve been saying/posting it all weekend. Obama has alway gotten what he wants from this Congress. Show me where he hasn’t, when he really has pushed for something.

This was a done deal from the minute he brilliantly backed away from his “redline” reaction. That was his moment of vulnerability, and realizing it, he found a way to put Congress on the hook and get himself off. No matter what happens in Syria, it will be on Congress, with it’s 10% approval rating and all. And you can bet Obama is hoping they will turn him down, so he and the liberal media can turn “obstructionist Republicans” into the battle cry of the 2014 mid-terms.

Clinton was good, but this guy may be better when it comes to pure flat-out political manipulation.


7 posted on 09/03/2013 11:12:10 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Iron Munro

Bingo!


8 posted on 09/03/2013 11:12:34 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: lbryce

I stand with the Pauls on this one. America has no strategic interest in Syria.


9 posted on 09/03/2013 11:13:38 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Iron Munro
Ninety percent of the citizens do not want to get bogged down in a Syrian civil war, yet those we sent to DC to "represent" us are taking it upon themselves to lord over us peasants and do as they please.

I don't think I've ever been more pissed off with the republican party and they will never get one red cent from me again!

10 posted on 09/03/2013 11:13:43 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (For congress, it's not the principle of the thing, it's the money.)
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To: lbryce

Boner and Cantor need to be fired.


11 posted on 09/03/2013 11:14:23 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: lbryce
The Repub Party has been co-opted by RINOs and needs to be cleaned out. 'Folding lawn chairs' and 'RINO' are mild to what they should really be called. I'll go as far as calling them 'Loyal Supporters of the Dem Party Who Turn Their Backs On Real Conservatives After Getting Elected'.

Face it, the RINOs running the Repub Party are spitting in our faces. It's time to spit back.

12 posted on 09/03/2013 11:14:53 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

The Republicans need to vote, “Present” on Obama’s war resolution. The Democrats need own this debacle.

By supporting Obama’s open ended war effort Boehner is conceding every single Republican issue to Obama, starting with the debt limit, Obamacare and immigration. Obama will be holding all the cards and he won’t even have to win the mid-term election.

When the Republicans call for a donation, tell them No because Boehner no longer represents conservative Republicans.


13 posted on 09/03/2013 11:15:02 AM PDT by Eva
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To: lbryce

Absolutely astonishing that Boehner is making this monumental mistake. It will be interesting to see how many Republicans actually vote with him to declare war on Syria and involve the United States in a bloody Mideast quagmire. Those that vote for war must be held accountable and punished severely.


14 posted on 09/03/2013 11:16:13 AM PDT by allendale
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To: The Sons of Liberty
He has support from McLame, Lindsey and Boehner, but who are the "LEADERS" that support him?

Eric Cantor's all in as well!

15 posted on 09/03/2013 11:16:41 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: All
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16 posted on 09/03/2013 11:17:24 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Cheerio

Well, yes, the Paul’s probably consulted their copy of the Constitution, realizing we don’t rule by mob and opinions based on feelings.


17 posted on 09/03/2013 11:17:49 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Venturer

Hopefully just the leaders. Hopefully the peon Congress-critters will realize that the public is about as close to unanimous as America ever gets, in opposition to this.

We will see who is willing to shaft us. We need to pledge to take down names and primary anybody who goes along with this.


18 posted on 09/03/2013 11:18:59 AM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: Eva
Excellent point! Vote "present". 0bama will blame them anyway.

Boehner has folded to 0bama every single time anyway. He has absolutely no backbone and is a, pardon my french, a worthless POS.

The republican party has seen the last penny they will ever receive from me!

19 posted on 09/03/2013 11:19:41 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (For congress, it's not the principle of the thing, it's the money.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Unelecting Lindsey has to happen in 2014, Please S.C. get it done!


20 posted on 09/03/2013 11:21:00 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: lbryce
My email to Shelly Moore Capito

Any vote by you to aid Al Qaida and/or any other terrorist group in Syria (or ANYWHERE) will result in the loss of my vote for ANY office you may decide to run for. Whether or not I vote for your opponent will be determined by just how angry I am in November. At present, I have just about had it with ALL politicians! I do not need or desire a written response. Talk is cheap. Your votes will tell me all I need to know.

21 posted on 09/03/2013 11:21:19 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: lbryce
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22 posted on 09/03/2013 11:21:20 AM PDT by RetSignman (Standing my ground against group think.)
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To: lbryce; Lazamataz

Laz; I think you’re right. This is all about the European Natural Gas market.


23 posted on 09/03/2013 11:21:55 AM PDT by henkster (If the Feds create an unlimited demand for bastard children, you get an unlimited supply of them.)
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To: boomop1

“...Boner and Cantor need to be fired....”

Won’t happen... they pee themselves on demand. They’re useful idiots, and will remain in place as long as he needs them.


24 posted on 09/03/2013 11:22:06 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: lbryce
Obama Wins Support...More like Obama collects the lunch money from the snivling little, crybabay wimps called Republicans.
25 posted on 09/03/2013 11:22:12 AM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: lbryce

NO air strikes on Syria!!!!

STOP funding “rebels” and jihadists in Syria!!!!

ADMIT that it was the “rebels” that used sarin gas!!!!

RECOGNIZE the military government of Egypt, and withdraw all support for the muslim Brotherhood— anywhere in the world (including in the US).

SUPPORT Orthodox Christians in Syria, Egypt, the rest of the Middle East, Russia, Serbia, and right here at home!!!!


26 posted on 09/03/2013 11:22:40 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Honorary Serb

Hear, Hear!


27 posted on 09/03/2013 11:23:37 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Money is the only thing that the Republican Party officials and politicians seem to understand, but they won’t get the message if you don’t tell them. I usually just don’t answer the phone, but now, I tell them exactly why I am withholding my donations.


28 posted on 09/03/2013 11:24:41 AM PDT by Eva
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To: jeffc

The main thing is to get rid of the Congressional Serb-haters in the Republican Party, especially McCain and McConnell!!!!

Anyone who would bomb the Serbs and support muslim states in the Serbian homeland would also bomb Syria, etc., and maybe get us involved in World War III with Russia. McCain, McConnell, the clintons, Samantha World Power, etc. are proving that what I say is true!!!!


29 posted on 09/03/2013 11:27:27 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: lbryce

Anybody heard one peep from Harry Reid?

Is there an organized group of DEMOCRATS supporting Obama?

Then just why is Boehner and Cantor racing to Obama’s side here?


30 posted on 09/03/2013 11:28:04 AM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: lbryce

There are some people that need to be put on the unemployment line.
What are these morons thinking?
The last time a President shot missiles in to a Country to HELP muslims they rewarded us with 9/11
We have absolutely no reason to become involved in Syria.


31 posted on 09/03/2013 11:29:22 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Impy

Just like a piece of carbon copy paper (remember that stuff?); same BS imprint, a few names/dates typed-over.


32 posted on 09/03/2013 11:31:43 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: allendale
Not "astonishing". Boehner knows someday we'll have a Republican president who will need support for a real emergency in the future & Democrats will use any excuse vote against him.

Even if Obama loses the Congressional vote he said he'll do it anyway. There's no way for the GOP to win on this.

33 posted on 09/03/2013 11:32:16 AM PDT by Deb (If you wanna laugh everyday, follow Deepak Chopra on Twitter)
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To: lbryce

I wonder if McCain and Obama yelled “Allah Akbar” when they got their way.....


34 posted on 09/03/2013 11:34:17 AM PDT by just me (We are taking our first steps into a thousand years of darkness)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Which is something there’s actually some reason to believe Obama may have had knowledge of or been involved with.


35 posted on 09/03/2013 11:34:44 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: bigbob

You are correct.


36 posted on 09/03/2013 11:35:09 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: lbryce

At this point, it should be clear to any thinking person that the GOP is controlled by mindless idiots and useful tools of the administration.

We need another political paarty -fast. The Tea Party people, libertarians and conservatives need to split from these idiots like Boehner and McConnell, McCain, Graham and Cantor and make it fast.


37 posted on 09/03/2013 11:37:01 AM PDT by ZULU (Barack Hussein Obama is the Prince of Misrule)
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To: Eva; Lazamataz

“Money is the only thing that the Republican Party officials and politicians seem to understand”

You are correct, and per an opinion I have recently accepted, I believe its laundered Saudi money that is flowing into the campaign coffers of the GOP to support an overthrow of Assad. They will vote yes, because a foreign government has bribed them.


38 posted on 09/03/2013 11:37:42 AM PDT by henkster (If the Feds create an unlimited demand for bastard children, you get an unlimited supply of them.)
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To: allendale
Absolutely astonishing that Boehner is making this monumental mistake.

No, not really, boehner is a wimp, he crumbles the minute HUSSEIN looks at him, no surprise here, it's damn unfortunate, but no surprise. Boehner needs to go and go NOW, he is an enabler.

39 posted on 09/03/2013 11:38:16 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: lbryce

You know what this means? There is also no way we won’t get ObamaDon’tCare rammed down our throats. When hussein wants our guns taken away, there will be blackmailed support in congress. You name it, the dictator will get it.


40 posted on 09/03/2013 11:39:26 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Who am I to judge homosexuals? That's what the Tony Awards are for.)
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To: lbryce

Forget impeaching Obama for now, Start with Impeaching Bawling, Boneless, Brain-less, Ball-Less, Bohner.


41 posted on 09/03/2013 11:40:17 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: musicman

Brilliant.


42 posted on 09/03/2013 11:40:22 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: lbryce

They can’t just say that some Congresscritters support him. No, every headline has to include “WON!” It’s more MEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!


43 posted on 09/03/2013 11:42:23 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Jewbacca

I agree!!( I just wish I knew who thought of it!!!)


44 posted on 09/03/2013 11:46:30 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: lbryce
Speaker John A. Boehner...

Boehner; are you good for anything besides the process of osmosis?

45 posted on 09/03/2013 11:49:40 AM PDT by fallujah-nuker
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To: Impy

coburn and boehner are all in favor of giving obama anything that he wants with regard to syria... they stated so today.


46 posted on 09/03/2013 11:50:48 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: lbryce

This could very well be the issue that gives rise to that third party so many here have been craving...


47 posted on 09/03/2013 11:54:42 AM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: lbryce

Email Boehner at
http://www.speaker.gov/Contact/

Cal his office and leave message as they are getting hammered.

My submittal....now tailoring for my Senator and personal Congresscritter.


I am County GOP central committee a past GOP County Chair.
You will finally rupture the party if you support Obama’s crack pot attack on Syria.....failure to defund Obamacare will do the rest.

-Syria is not our problem.
-Syria is a Russian client state. Make it a Russian problem!
-Syria is an Arab state. Make it the problem of the Arab League and the rich Sauds and Gulf states!
-Syria is a Versailles Treaty construct to benefit old French imperialism. It was a French occupied and ruled Mandate state under the League of Nations....make it a French problem!
Syria (or someone in it) is committing war crimes. Make it a UN problem!

The UK does not support this! The UN does not support this! Germany does not support this! WHY do WE have to be 911 for an ungrateful world?
More people in the world are being killed by their governments every day in countries other than Syria than Syria is killing.....why is Syria our biggest problem?

Please do not support military action against Syria or as Speaker force your caucus to do so.

Best Regards


48 posted on 09/03/2013 11:57:08 AM PDT by Lowell1775
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To: lbryce

In order to be “loyal opposition”, first one must be opposed...


49 posted on 09/03/2013 11:58:40 AM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
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Boehner’s number. Why do these idiots believe anything BO says. He blatantly lied about Benghazi, is stonewalling the investigation. Same with the huge IRS scandal of his targeting American citizens, Fast and Furious too. Why these empty headed senators have decided to believe him now is just insane.
50 posted on 09/03/2013 12:02:33 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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