Skip to comments.On Syria, House GOP won’t follow their leaders On Syria, House GOP won't follow their leaders
Posted on 09/03/2013 5:33:36 PM PDT by JSDude1
The whip count on Syria has become like the war itself: No one in Washington wants to own it alone.
While most top congressional leaders have vowed to back President Barack Obama in seeking authority to launch missile strikes, theres little evidence that they can or even want to help him round up the rank-and file-Republicans hell need to win a vote in the House.
Speaker John Boehners spokesman said that he expects the White House to provide answers to members questions and take the lead on any whipping effort. Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), whose aides and allies run the whip process, isnt yet in favor of Obamas request for military authority in Syria.
Several lawmakers and aides who have been canvassing support say that nearly 80 percent of the House Republican Conference is, to some degree, opposed to launching strikes in Syria.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/syria-house-gop-96225.html#ixzz2dsaxgEe1
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** figuratively speaking of coarse.
Yea who wants to whip these wimps ?
Latest update on the Republican side.
Newly announced lean nay voters: Sean Duffy (R-WI) Joe Barton (R-TX), Rob Biship (R-UT), Diane BLack (R-TN), Ron Barber (D-AZ), William Enyat (D-IL)
Uh, Boner is not much of a leader to follow, as is proven month after month.
It’s just those EVIL, OBSTRUCTIONIST REPUBLICANS, doing anything they can to deny THE MEDIA MESSIAH, Barack Obama, a victory, even if it means the slaughter of “THE CHILDREN!”.
Like those EVIL, OBSTRUCTIONIST RUSSIANS in the U.N., they are just racists, who hate the idea of a black President.
The Mainstream Media
My congressman has been pretty quiet, Amash and Bentivolio in neighboring districts have both said NO.
So does terrorist-promoter and DNC-operative Boehner
Answer: al Qaeda and the DNC
The term “whipping” to get ones vote seems a bit racist
If Obama goes down in flames in the Congress, the media is going to absolutely nuts with hate....
Total list of confirmed ‘NO’ votes on the Republican side.
If your congressman or woman is not on this list CALL IN! In fact, even if they are, call in and voice your support and approval.
Speaker of the House number - for comments regarding his support for Syrian intervention
I guess the director hasn't cued him yet.
Check the numbers on Drudge’s poll. Not going well for OBayMe or Boner.
Boner is totally pathetic.
My Congressman, John F’n Boehner, has already declared.
80% isn’t very promising considering the democrats are 100%.
I think most of what’s being said now is BS. Congress will approve this, it’ll all go to hell, then democrats will use it as a campaign issue against them in 2014. That’s how stupid the republicans are.
"Doesn't it crack you up when someone mentions 'polls' during a non-election year?"
"Careful - careful! We have to keep a straight face... c'mon, at least TRY!"
I heard one poll now says support for attacking is at 20%. The sheeple are falling in line.
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