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Boehner says he'll back Obama on Syria strikes
First Read on NBC News.com ^ | Tue Sep 3, 2013 | Michael O'Brien

Posted on 09/03/2013 6:21:25 PM PDT by True Grit

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on Tuesday endorsed President Barack Obama’s call for military action in Syria.

Following a meeting with President Obama and other key congressional leaders on Syria, Speaker John Boehner says, "I'm going to support the president's call for action." The top elected Republican in Washington, Boehner said following a meeting at the White House that he intended to support Obama’s plan for limited strikes against the regime of Bashar Assad in Syria. "I am going to support the president's call for action,” he told reporters. "I believe my colleagues should support this call for action." As some Republicans signal their reluctance to approve Obama’s request for authority to intervene in Syria, Boehner’s endorsement could be influential. The GOP speaker is often hesitant to get out in front of his unruly Republican conference on major issues, giving Boehner’s pronouncement on Tuesday all the more weight. Following the meeting, Boehner's deputy, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., backed the use of force, as well. “The use of these weapons has to be responded to,” Boehner said. "And only the United States has the capability and capacity to stop Assad and to warn others around the world that this type of behavior is not going to be tolerated." But, as if to drive home the point that Republicans aren’t onboard with Obama, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Republicans’ 2012 vice presidential nominee who often sides with Boehner over conservative insurgents on many issues, voiced his skepticism. "The President has some work to do to recover from his grave missteps in Syria. He needs to clearly demonstrate that the use of military force would strengthen America's security,” Ryan said in a statement. “I want to hear his case to Congress and to the American people." House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., emerged following the meeting to express her own support for the strikes, on a humanitarian basis. But she said that Obama should lay out more of the evidence against Assad to help build his case for action. "I believe the American people need to hear more about the intelligence that supports this action," she said. If Boehner and Cantor can deliver a large number of Republican votes, they could combine with Democrats in the House to help advance the resolution supporting the use of force in Syria through the politically-tricky House of Representatives. But Boehner’s office also made clear that the Obama administration would need to spearhead any effort to win the necessary votes in the House. “Everyone understands that it is an uphill battle to pass a resolution, and the speaker expects the White House to provide answers to members' questions and take the lead on any whipping effort,” said Michael Steel, a spokesman for the speaker.


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: boehner4alqaeda; boehner4dnc; boehner4obama; boehner4treason

1 posted on 09/03/2013 6:21:25 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: True Grit

Coward!


2 posted on 09/03/2013 6:23:40 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: True Grit

Why?


3 posted on 09/03/2013 6:24:27 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: True Grit

Is there any other party than the democrat party?

The republicans really are just democrats.


4 posted on 09/03/2013 6:24:32 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: al_c

NSA must have something on the POS.


5 posted on 09/03/2013 6:24:49 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: True Grit

Of course he will..I am shocked, shocked I tell ya..NOT
The GOP is too willing to do the “I Dream of Jeanie” salute and do whatever “Master” Obama asks of them


6 posted on 09/03/2013 6:26:21 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: True Grit
That's MY Congressman, John F'n Boehner.

What do you say I register as a Democrat and oppose this crybaby.

7 posted on 09/03/2013 6:26:52 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: True Grit

Good opportunity to dump him.


8 posted on 09/03/2013 6:27:00 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: True Grit
"C'mon, Johnny boy! Roll over! Play dead!! That's a good doggie!!"

Try to please your Democrat masters. With each passing day Repubs prove how irrelevant and useless they are to conservatives. The Repub party today is nothing more than the boot lickers of the Democrat party.

9 posted on 09/03/2013 6:28:20 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Who’s going to primary boner?


10 posted on 09/03/2013 6:28:21 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Why?

Didn’t you read what the speaker said? I can summarize...

“Because we can”

That’s it.


11 posted on 09/03/2013 6:28:28 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: True Grit

TWERP!!!!!!!!!


12 posted on 09/03/2013 6:29:05 PM PDT by sig229 (The loonie left "FLUNKED" human nature 101)
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To: Jim Robinson

Why???

The only logical reason I can come up with is NAS has something on the buffoon.


13 posted on 09/03/2013 6:29:57 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: grumpygresh
A feisty Tea Partyer named David Lewis.
14 posted on 09/03/2013 6:31:17 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: al_c

why would we do this since the Al Qaeda did it?


15 posted on 09/03/2013 6:34:20 PM PDT by SADMILLIE (r)
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To: True Grit
Well, I guess all we can do is to primary Boner, starve the GOP-E, and donate only to individual consistent rock solid conservatives that always oppose the Rats.
16 posted on 09/03/2013 6:37:23 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: True Grit

My reaction is to agree with Sarah by saying ‘let Allah sort it out’, both sides have killed over 100,000 civilians.

Bad guys versus bad guys - let them keep killing each other.

Russia and China are threatening us to stay out - since when do either of these countries tell us what to do, or do anything remotely humanitarian.

100,000 defenseless men, women and children dead? Amateur work, compared to China and Russia.

I say evacuate all the Christians and Jews, wall off Israel and let the haters stomp around in their own filth and hate and kill each other.

India realized they had a hater problem, so they let the haters march off to their own country. Hate away, just not right here, thank you.

Sunni versus Shiite versus Palestinians versus...anyone but us.

They raise their kids to hate...us, Israel, women, other factions...blow themselves up. Stupid, stupid haters.


17 posted on 09/03/2013 6:37:27 PM PDT by ImProudToBeAnAmerican (2008 & 2012 = Voter fraud > Chicago style!)
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To: True Grit

Totally right on. NSA and IRS. We are doomed.


18 posted on 09/03/2013 6:38:48 PM PDT by Americausa
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To: Jim Robinson

Obammy has the dirt on Everyone.
He’s the resources and knows how to use them all.
And his minions are all too eager to use that knowledge.

You know he has dirt on, McLame.
Graham? Come on,
Remember the late night meeting obammy and Mrs. Clinton had at a remote airport during the campaign? What did he have on her? The wife of the first black president?


19 posted on 09/03/2013 6:39:36 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: True Grit

The rest of the house does not have to follow his **cough** lead.

I’d like to think if someone had blackmail info on me, I’d take the fall for the sake of this Country and future generations of free people.

But this, this, this, excrement posing as a man......I am truly sickened.


20 posted on 09/03/2013 6:40:09 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: True Grit

The rest of the house does not have to follow his **cough** lead.

I’d like to think if someone had blackmail info on me, I’d take the fall for the sake of this Country and future generations of free people.

But this, this, this, excrement posing as a man......I am truly sickened.


21 posted on 09/03/2013 6:40:11 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: True Grit

Brown-noser.


22 posted on 09/03/2013 6:40:35 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: True Grit

Boenher does not need a threat to support his Obama.

HE LOVES Obama and the DNC.

Two impostors - Obama and Boehner


23 posted on 09/03/2013 6:40:51 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: True Grit

If he can’t be ousted via a primary, his seat needs to be sacrificed.


24 posted on 09/03/2013 6:42:08 PM PDT by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: True Grit

Boehner: "I so love you."

25 posted on 09/03/2013 6:42:55 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: True Grit

Another nail in his coffin.


26 posted on 09/03/2013 6:43:02 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: al_c

It is time for a house cleaning in the Republican party. Boehner, McCain, Cantor, Graham, et al. The cave men of our day. The party is so corrupt it is like they are democrats.


27 posted on 09/03/2013 6:54:38 PM PDT by DaveyB (Note to the NSA agent monitering this: the peace of tyranny is the enemy of humanity)
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To: True Grit

NSA must have something on the POS.

Obviously and all the others that go along with BO too. Why would anyone trust BO and his minions.


28 posted on 09/03/2013 6:55:09 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: True Grit

Can we please impeach this pile of excrement! I despise the fact he is the majority leader; he’s as bad as McCain.


29 posted on 09/03/2013 7:08:59 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: Navy Patriot

Rock solid conservatives like, Rubio, Scott Brown, both of whom claimed to be TEA Party conservatives to get elected....


30 posted on 09/03/2013 7:09:03 PM PDT by stockpirate (American taxpayer's are: New World Order slaves for the collective.)
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To: Old Grumpy

Have you evcer wondered how little barry bastard boy can wipe his butt what with Boehner’s face so firmly plastered there?


31 posted on 09/03/2013 7:11:28 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN
Clowns at work! God help us.
New Moon is next Thursday...

Gone 2017 photo Gone-2017---Pathetic.jpg

32 posted on 09/03/2013 7:18:39 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Jim Robinson

Most recently I was in Guatemala. Now after 30 years the courts of Europe are demanding the former dictator Gen. Efrain Rios Montt be tried for genocide. I knew Gen. Efrain Rios Montt, none of the people that I know who are acquainted with him would EVER think he would give an order to wipe out an entire village. SOME of his insubordinates obviously on night time patrols ordered massacres and SOMETIMES the guerrilla warfare was done by men who dressed themselves up in uniforms of the Guatemalan Army. HOW DO WE KNOW IT IS THE CEO OF SYRIA WHO IS GIVING PERSONAL ORDERS TO USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS.? After Iraq, many weapons showed up in market places in North Africa, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Turkey. It’s not all that hard to get a rocket launcher at the local flea market. I am personally embarrassed that we have leaders who are so driven by public opinion and political motives and have no HEART to do what is right. IT isn’t the right thing to be lobbing weapons onto a country that is struggling to find it’s destiny and purpose. Oh...Lord help us... We’re being led by people who make no use of common sense or human logic. What do we do.


33 posted on 09/03/2013 7:27:07 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: True Grit; All
Lifelong Democrats know exactly what they're voting for when they vote for Democrats.

So ... as a lifelong Republican, what exactly am I voting for when I vote Republican? I used to think I was voting for "default to less government," including less government that enables social evil like abortion and welfare -- the Christian conservative in me likes that. And default to independent aloofness and self-interest on the world stage because we are self-dependent, big enough players in the wheels of commerce to do it.

America has more natural resources than you can shake a stick at, for both energy and food production. It has a Christian ethic foundation that is unique and straightforward. It has been, and can always be, a powerhouse of prosperity and relative harmony.

Government tyranny threatens it. So who do you vote for, what party represents the general philosophical foundation, to act as a force to defend against and hold down government tyranny?

Guys like Boehner, but they go back even to Nixon, who created the hydra-headed monster EPA, make you wonder ... what the hell does voting Republican mean?

Get used to third party rumblings, and consider the complete collapse of guiding principle in the Republican party. If ever a time was ripe, it's now, which may well be beside the point if it's inevitable. The Republican party offers, and is perceived to offer, zilch. Big fat donut hole.

God keep American elections honest. The most important thing to fight for is honest vote counts and voter ID. All is moot without that.

34 posted on 09/03/2013 7:32:20 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: rovenstinez

Very good post.


35 posted on 09/03/2013 7:42:04 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: True Grit

36 posted on 09/03/2013 7:50:17 PM PDT by McBuff
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Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt’s Generals:
‘How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?’
Foreign Policy | 15 Aug 2013 | John Hudson
Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3055253/posts

Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt’s military — even as Cairo’s security forces massacre anti-government activists.

[by “anti-government activists” is meant church-burning jihadists]

Sen. Cruz Statement on Egypt (Suspend aid over anti-Muslim Brotherhood ‘coup’)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3055492/posts

Ted Cruz blames Egyptian violence on Obama’s disregard for foreign aid law
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3055589/posts


37 posted on 09/03/2013 8:05:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: True Grit

This pusillanimous lily-livered jello-spined puke has got to go as SOTH.


38 posted on 09/03/2013 8:13:32 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: True Grit

I am not a bit surprised. Boehner is a compromised pol doing the bidding of his instructors. Just like Rubio and O’Connell.


39 posted on 09/03/2013 8:16:58 PM PDT by SteelTrap
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To: True Grit

I think that Obama holds files on both Boner and John Roberts. They may be FBI Files, NSA tapes, incriminating photos, etc. There is something rotten in Copenhagen. Roberts folds on Obamacare — Boner folds on Syria.


40 posted on 09/03/2013 8:40:28 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Mr. Wright

Was boner crying as he left the white hut?


41 posted on 09/03/2013 8:46:15 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: Mr. Wright

Something really stinks here in the USA.


42 posted on 09/04/2013 1:26:25 AM PDT by Americausa
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To: KittenClaws
I’d like to think if someone had blackmail info on me, I’d take the fall for the sake of this Country and future generations of free people.

How about just for the lives of those American service members that will be put in danger so that Obama can save face and John McCain's "moderate" buddies in Al Qaeda can replace one dictator with a group of religious dictators?
43 posted on 09/04/2013 6:06:44 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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