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Syria resolution in danger of failing, says Sen. Lindsey Graham
The Hill ^ | September 5, 2013 | Rebecca Shabad

Posted on 09/05/2013 2:13:29 PM PDT by jazusamo

The resolution authorizing military action in Syria is in danger of failing in Congress, Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday.

Speaking in his home state of South Carolina, the Republican senator said he has serious doubts that Congress will back President Obama’s call for strikes.

“I think if the vote were taken right now, it would be too close to call in the Senate, [and] would surely lose in the House,” he told reporters after speaking to constituents, according to .

Graham said Obama is "well short" of the votes he needs in the House because has failed to make the case to the American people.

“Mr. President, you’ve been uncertain, you’ve been unclear, you’ve changed your mind,” he said. “You have to now come out with a certain plan and a resolve that I have not seen.”

Graham, who is up for reelection in 2014, supports a limited military strike on Syria. He told reporters he plans to host a dinner on Sunday with Vice President Biden and more than a dozen Republican senators to discuss the matter.

Obama is scrambling to round up support in Congress for his Syria plan. With opposition building on Thursday, he canceled a planned trip to Los Angeles so he could remain in Washington to round up votes.

Graham said a strike against Syria would only be successful if it accomplishes three things: changes the balance of power in Syria, helps the opposition and gets other countries in the region involved.

“Saudi Arabia should be paying for this,” he said.

Graham was also critical of Obama's statement that a strike will be effective even if it doesn't come soon.

“When I hear from our military leadership that we can be just as effective 30 days after chemical weapons were used as if it were quick, I’m just baffled,” he said.

“Don’t you believe that [Syrian President Bashar] Assad is moving all of his equipment around? Don’t you believe that he’s preparing for a strike?” he said.


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KEYWORDS: biden; graham; obama; syria
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Seems Linda is going after Repub votes for Obummer.
1 posted on 09/05/2013 2:13:29 PM PDT by jazusamo
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Sorry Lindsay Lohan, you’re drunk and crashed the car.


2 posted on 09/05/2013 2:15:00 PM PDT by struggle
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To: jazusamo

Sorry Lindsay Lohan, you’re drunk and crashed the car.


3 posted on 09/05/2013 2:15:00 PM PDT by struggle
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To: jazusamo

Lindsey needs to go. Why is Biden invited to his dinner?

What a skanky traitor


4 posted on 09/05/2013 2:15:25 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: jazusamo

Aaaawww, Baby Winsey is going to cwy.


5 posted on 09/05/2013 2:15:57 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: jazusamo

If anyone knows failure, it’s Linseed Graham.


6 posted on 09/05/2013 2:16:20 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for the American politburo!!)
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To: jazusamo

Linda needs to fly over there and offer up his own ass to the rebels.


7 posted on 09/05/2013 2:17:26 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: jazusamo
1. ) You can never believe anything Linda says.
2. ) If Linda is saying that it's probably his way of drumming up support.
8 posted on 09/05/2013 2:18:04 PM PDT by South40
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To: jazusamo

Hysterical. The guy is hysterical. All the symptoms. (Didn’t just girls used to get this?)


9 posted on 09/05/2013 2:18:36 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: jazusamo

This freak realllllly needs to go come 2014.


10 posted on 09/05/2013 2:19:23 PM PDT by mowowie
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“Saudi Arabia should be paying for this,” he said.

I'm sure they greased your palms, didn't they Linda?

11 posted on 09/05/2013 2:21:16 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: jazusamo
So, he pokes all sorts of holes in Obama's plan, basically calling it stupid and dumb- and then says he's gonna vote for it.

I hope the folks in South Carolina are paying attention.

12 posted on 09/05/2013 2:21:32 PM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: mowowie

the sad fact is the sucker of his state (and McCain) will just vote him in again because 1. he has a bunch of institutional bundlers and 2. opposition in the primary is not united and will be split (sometimes by design) 3. open primary zombie voters.


13 posted on 09/05/2013 2:23:00 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: jazusamo

and he thinks that is a bad thing?

lol


14 posted on 09/05/2013 2:23:44 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: jazusamo

Good news.


15 posted on 09/05/2013 2:24:37 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: jazusamo
Americans are slamming at least 22 members of Congress with thousands of phone calls and emails, urging lawmakers not to approve a military strike on Syria – by a margin of as much as 499 to 1. A national debate is raging on Twitter. Tweets and statements from members of Congress – both Democrat and Republican – show tremendously strong opposition to President Obama’s call for an air strike on Syria:

499 to 1 against is too close to call for these treasonous congresspersons???

16 posted on 09/05/2013 2:24:40 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Repealthe17thAmendment; mowowie
I hope the folks in South Carolina are paying attention.

Amen...This one has got to go and the voters just may do it.

17 posted on 09/05/2013 2:25:52 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

A large object called the American Voter is about to fall on Linda.
“Not even your mighty McLame can save you”
Paraphrase from “The Last Starfighter”


18 posted on 09/05/2013 2:26:39 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: jazusamo

i don’t trust anything out of senator fufu hello kitty’s mouth, but if it’s even partly true, that’s good news.


19 posted on 09/05/2013 2:26:50 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: jazusamo

Graham is dangerously delusional. His plan is no different from Obama’s, a non-starter because we don’t know who the real enemy is.

Obama got himself into this position and he will have to get himself out of it, if he can.


20 posted on 09/05/2013 2:27:20 PM PDT by Eva
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To: jazusamo; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; Lady Jag; MEG33; dixiechick2000; All

21 posted on 09/05/2013 2:32:01 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: jazusamo
Syria resolution in danger of failing

equals victory for the American people. If nothing yet has convinced the American people that it is way past time to clean out the entrenched career traitor politicians in DC, this thoughtless junkyard dog approach toward attacking Syria thus starting WW3 should do the trick. The obozo's mission is to collapse the US and dismantle the US military, so far he's doing a bang up job. Old Daddy Bush, the Rothchilds and the Rokefellers must be really proud of their NWO boy in the WH.

22 posted on 09/05/2013 2:34:10 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: potlatch

Excellent, potlatch!

That red line reflects all Obummer’s policies perfectly, he’s a flexible liar.


23 posted on 09/05/2013 2:37:20 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Lindsay must be a Godless faggot, which explains why he thinks government is God and killing Christians is a must in Egypt and Syria. Ahole.


24 posted on 09/05/2013 2:37:27 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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Saudi Arabia should be paying for this

What a total immoral fool this man is. He'll have the blood of our soldiers on his hands if he sells their use to another country.

Would the soldiers be violating their oath to defend the US if they refused to fight for another country that paid for their deployment?

25 posted on 09/05/2013 2:38:30 PM PDT by grania
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To: jazusamo
“Saudi Arabia should be paying for this,”

So what is American blood going for on the stock exchange these days?
26 posted on 09/05/2013 2:39:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: jazusamo

we need to beat him in the primary.


27 posted on 09/05/2013 2:40:25 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: jazusamo

Thanks jazusamo. I just made that and you are the first to see it. His LIES have to be BROADCAST all over. Flexible liar for sure!


28 posted on 09/05/2013 2:41:12 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: jazusamo
He has hung around with McPain for to long. Notice Kelly Ayotte is laying low of lately.
She for a long time was at the other two's side, at all news conferences etc.. No longer seems to be the case.
Just an observance on my part that probably bears no real significance.
29 posted on 09/05/2013 2:41:16 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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Good. Next stop, Miss Lindsay’s re-election.


30 posted on 09/05/2013 2:41:18 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Who am I to judge homosexuals? That's what the Tony Awards are for.)
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To: jazusamo
“Saudi Arabia should be paying for this,” he said.

I really hate the idea that some other country, especially an Arab one, would pick up the tab for this. If Saudi Arabia is gonna pay for it - they should at least provide soldiers and airmen to help carry out the deed.

31 posted on 09/05/2013 2:42:47 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Sirius Lee

Yep. I bet a lot of corrupt senators and house members are suffing Arab cash in their freezers, like Jefferson from LA. These hacks would sell their
daughters for cash.


32 posted on 09/05/2013 2:44:12 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Stop Worrying And Just Learn To Love The Bomb!)
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To: grania

That statement truly is despicable and him being a JAG officer should realize it.

I guess with him, McCain and many other Republicans it really is just all politics.


33 posted on 09/05/2013 2:44:19 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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I guess with him, McCain and many other Republicans it really is just all politics.

Politics and money.
34 posted on 09/05/2013 2:46:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

You’re correct, especially money.


35 posted on 09/05/2013 2:49:49 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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The Bastard Graham is SOOOOOOOOOOO eager to
support al Qaeda against the American people.


36 posted on 09/05/2013 2:57:30 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Zathras

“I always wanted to fight a desperate battle against incredible odds...”


37 posted on 09/05/2013 2:57:38 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: potlatch

38 posted on 09/05/2013 2:59:14 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: jazusamo

Send Grahman and his family members to the war in Syria. No one is stopping them.


39 posted on 09/05/2013 2:59:25 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: jazusamo
jl


40 posted on 09/05/2013 3:02:44 PM PDT by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: Old Sarge

Thank you Sarge!


41 posted on 09/05/2013 3:05:19 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: jazusamo

Rep. Duncan and John Kerry Get Into Heated Debate Over Benghazi
http://youtu.be/auduwvSw1rw


42 posted on 09/05/2013 3:05:54 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: jazusamo

43 posted on 09/05/2013 3:06:02 PM PDT by McGruff (Strange times are these in which we live..)
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To: jazusamo

Joe Manchin has decided.

NO


44 posted on 09/05/2013 3:06:53 PM PDT by Viennacon
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I guess with him, McCain and many other Republicans it really is just all politics.

If it was politics they would be against this because the public is totally against attacking Syria. They would be against Obamacare and Amnesty, too.

45 posted on 09/05/2013 3:07:43 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: jazusamo
“Saudi Arabia should be paying for this,” so says

another member of the Congressional Saudi Harem.

46 posted on 09/05/2013 3:08:28 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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“He told reporters he plans to host a dinner on Sunday with Vice President Biden and more than a dozen Republican senators to discuss the matter.”

Isn’t that sweet! You can bet one of the dozen will be his significant other, Five-card-stud McQueeg. I wonder how Miz Linseed will look in an apron? Like June Cleaver? Like Donna Reed?


47 posted on 09/05/2013 3:10:36 PM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: CMB_polarization

use the Saudi Army while you are at it


48 posted on 09/05/2013 3:11:24 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: jazusamo

Fat, lazy, and homosexual is no way to go through life, Lindsey.


49 posted on 09/05/2013 3:13:59 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: jazusamo

please South Carolinians....GET RID OF THIS ASS


50 posted on 09/05/2013 3:15:23 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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