Skip to comments.Obama Wins Support From Leaders In Congress For Syria Military Strike
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.
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Obama has rounded up the usual suspects to support him.... again.
Now I know what they meant when they said a person was sold down the river.
Republicans have sold us out.
I support a vote of “No.”
Boner and Cantor = FAIL
Just like the morons who went along with Clinton’s WAG THE DOG invasion of Kosovo.
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.
I stand with the Pauls on this one. America has no strategic interest in Syria.
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!
Boner and Cantor need to be fired.
Face it, the RINOs running the Repub Party are spitting in our faces. It's time to spit back.
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When the Republicans call for a donation, tell them No because Boehner no longer represents conservative Republicans.
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.
Eric Cantor's all in as well!
Well, yes, the Paul’s probably consulted their copy of the Constitution, realizing we don’t rule by mob and opinions based on feelings.
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.
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!
Unelecting Lindsey has to happen in 2014, Please S.C. get it done!
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.
Laz; I think you’re right. This is all about the European Natural Gas market.
“...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.
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!!!!
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.
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!!!!
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?
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.
Just like a piece of carbon copy paper (remember that stuff?); same BS imprint, a few names/dates typed-over.
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.
I wonder if McCain and Obama yelled “Allah Akbar” when they got their way.....
Which is something there’s actually some reason to believe Obama may have had knowledge of or been involved with.
You are correct.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
Forget impeaching Obama for now, Start with Impeaching Bawling, Boneless, Brain-less, Ball-Less, Bohner.
They can’t just say that some Congresscritters support him. No, every headline has to include “WON!” It’s more MEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
I agree!!( I just wish I knew who thought of it!!!)
Boehner; are you good for anything besides the process of osmosis?
coburn and boehner are all in favor of giving obama anything that he wants with regard to syria... they stated so today.
This could very well be the issue that gives rise to that third party so many here have been craving...
Email Boehner at
Cal his office and leave message as they are getting hammered.
My submittal....now tailoring for my Senator and personal Congresscritter.
-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.
In order to be “loyal opposition”, first one must be opposed...