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Calls to Congress 499 to 1 against Syria war
World Net Daily ^ | 5 September, 2013 | Garth Kant and Chelsea Schilling

Posted on 09/05/2013 2:17:18 PM PDT by Errant

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:

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: congress; obama; syria; war
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1 posted on 09/05/2013 2:17:18 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

In the end, votes in Congress won’t make any difference.

Damascus will be destroyed and left uninhabited.


2 posted on 09/05/2013 2:19:21 PM PDT by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed (Yahuah Yahusha)
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To: Errant

Dear Senator Rob Portman;

We the People do not want to do anything in regards to Syria. It is obvious from the hearings that this administration is truly mislead and ignorant as to the situation in Syria. There is though one core moral truth we know.

President Obama has no authority to usurp the power of the UN or the World Court. The United States has NO RIGHT to act as Judge, Jury, and Executioner. Where is the United Nations Security Council? At least President Bush went to the UN, he didn’t like t he answer he got...but the rest of the world had a say.

Now is the time to stop this Imperial Presidency. Foreign Assassinations, Drone Strikes, and now war? Yes, We the People, are not stupid. This “action” you will be voting on, even with a proposed 90 day timeline, will result in Regional War. A regional war that we will lose, a regional war that will affect our trade with China and holds grave potential to cause harm to the homeland.

Please Senator Portman, I beg you to vote no on a military action. The World has means to bring Assad to justice. It is not up to the United States. We’ve gone from being the world’s police force to playing the world’s god?


3 posted on 09/05/2013 2:21:22 PM PDT by EBH (America is not judge, jury, and executioner for the world.)
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed

In the end it might make a difference on whether we join Damascus in its fate.


4 posted on 09/05/2013 2:22:55 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed

if not by obama by someone else.

if by obama, it probably goes down that one or two of those yahkont ship killers takes out one or two carriers. obama launches a nuke at damascus from a sub somewhere.


5 posted on 09/05/2013 2:25:22 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed

It doesn’t say that it needs to be us.


6 posted on 09/05/2013 2:27:35 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: foundedonpurpose

Saudi Arabia doesn’t need us, they can take on Assad with their own Army


7 posted on 09/05/2013 2:28:22 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Errant; xzins

I called My Congressman’s office and told them how much and in what ways I was opposed to this Syrian fiasco.

The assistant advised that she could not tell me how many people had called on the issue.

I then made it simple and said, “I bet you can count on one hand the number of your constituents who have called indicating that they were in favor of bombing Syria.” She acknowledged that fact.

Still, she told me she did not know how he was going to vote. I said I would call her back every day until she can give me an answer.


8 posted on 09/05/2013 2:29:44 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: FReepers

http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

9 posted on 09/05/2013 2:31:32 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Oh please congress go over the American people’s heads ONE MORE TIME...

Maybe it will wake people the hell up...


10 posted on 09/05/2013 2:35:22 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: P-Marlowe

Mindblowing ain’t it?

Just called our boys, Senators Saxby and Johnny, after having learned that Saxby is ready to go in to Syria militarily after all, and that poor Johnny, still isn’t sure, but since Saxby is, he is leaning that way.

While there, I let them have my opinion about 0bamacare, and immigration “reform” as well, just for good measure : /

Those two, ya gotta pin notes to their shirts...

So our Congresscritter, Kingston SEEMS to be holding to voting No to Syria, but like so many, their opinion can turn on a dime : /

Sigh.


11 posted on 09/05/2013 2:35:46 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: P-Marlowe

I have written to mine twice this week.


12 posted on 09/05/2013 2:35:52 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed
In the end, votes in Congress won’t make any difference.

I wouldn't disagree - but that shouldn't stop us from trying.

13 posted on 09/05/2013 2:37:41 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
499 to ONE
14 posted on 09/05/2013 2:38:49 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: Errant

So do we have a representative form of government or not?


15 posted on 09/05/2013 2:39:50 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Who am I to judge homosexuals? That's what the Tony Awards are for.)
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed

“Damascus will be destroyed and left uninhabited.”

Obama is the Nobel Peace president. He will try to bomb and leave no casualties. (Ineffectively, in other words.) I can gurantee that only military targets will get hit. However, Assad will crowd every military target with little children. There will be news camaras to record the pain and suffereing.


16 posted on 09/05/2013 2:41:30 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Old Yeller

We are about to find out... ;)


17 posted on 09/05/2013 2:42:38 PM PDT by Errant
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To: xzins

I have an hour or more each day to work to call and bitch. I spent about 20 minutes expressing my dissatisfaction with my RINO Congressman who still hasn’t chimed in on this issue.

We have a Naval Facility in our district that probably employs about 30 people (including the members of the service). I suspect he doesn’t want to piss off Hagel and lose that perk for his district. In the meantime we have about 15% unemployment in his district and a freeway to where all the jobs are that is rated as the most congested in the US.

I gave her an earful. She was nice and said she would “pass my concerns onto” the Congressman. I then advised her that all she needed to do was to just tell the NSA to give him the summary of our phone conversation since he voted to extend the law that allows them to listen in.

It is beyond time to get pissed off. These people are being paid to answer the phones, so let’s give them all an earful.


18 posted on 09/05/2013 2:44:34 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: thesearethetimes...

Talked to both Isakson and Chamblee staff’s yesterday (GA) .

Both said they “wrote down” the message, and “would pass it along”. Yeah. Right. Sure. OK.

Isakson’s staffer sounded wimpy - but at least he said that Isakson would demand a clear line of action, and clear instructions before he would vote “yes”. That’s not much, but it is not a “yes” vote. Yet.

On the other hand, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs said yesterday that the Pentagon had “No Directions” and “No guidelines” about what they were to do.

Odd. Thought the Pentagon was to “run tactics” and “do that strategy thing” about warfare.


19 posted on 09/05/2013 2:44:40 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Errant

20 posted on 09/05/2013 2:46:02 PM PDT by BigLittle (Let us not expect the spiritual spring until we first pass through the spiritual winter.)
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed
Damascus will be destroyed and left uninhabited."

Mr. Teleprompter can add that to the end of Dear Reader's speeches. It is sure to increase Dear Reader's 'gravitas' deficit...

"Damascus delenda est"

21 posted on 09/05/2013 2:48:36 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed

A man said that. God has the final say, and you don’t know.


22 posted on 09/05/2013 2:51:54 PM PDT by gotribe (Vladimir Putin is MY President)
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To: Errant

The usurper has already accomplished his goal of diverting attention from multiple scandals including but not limited to his illegal occupation of the Oval Office, Benghazi, NSA and the IRS.


23 posted on 09/05/2013 2:52:27 PM PDT by Sherman Hale
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To: Errant

America is one of the most politically divided, diverse, and culturally multi-faceted countries in the world. Yet there is virtually unanimous agreement that America should not get involved in the Syrian civil war.

If America is truly a representative democracy, no Congressman will defy his constituents and do exactly the opposite of what they want him to do — support Obama in attacking Syria. Yet, amazingly, it’s unclear how Congress will vote on this issue.


24 posted on 09/05/2013 2:52:59 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: Errant

I’ve sent perhaps a dozen mail messages to congresscritters...

This INCLUDES positive messages to Paul and Cruz to keep up the great work.

Congresscritter in my district and Sinators in my state are pure 0’, but made sure to include in the list: Boehner and Cantor.


25 posted on 09/05/2013 2:56:52 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Secret Agent Man
if not by obama by someone else. if by obama, it probably goes down that one or two of those yahkont ship killers takes out one or two carriers. obama launches a nuke at damascus from a sub somewhere.

Assad would nuke Damascus faster (if he thought he was going down and chance being taken captive by AlQaeda ) than Obama would in retaliation for one of our ships sinking.

I don't think our ships sinking would faze Obama at all.

26 posted on 09/05/2013 3:01:03 PM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: Gen.Blather
However, Assad will crowd every military target with little children. There will be news camaras to record the pain and suffereing.

There will be a horrible irony if Obama kills more children than were killed by the poison gas attack (by whichever side launched it) which Obama is trying to avenge.

27 posted on 09/05/2013 3:04:22 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Why is our military going to be used as Al Qaeda's air force in Syria?)
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To: Errant

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


28 posted on 09/05/2013 3:04:31 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: BigLittle

General Patton would slap that bastard. Or use one of his pistols.


29 posted on 09/05/2013 3:09:47 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Errant
I called my so called representatives today to give my opinion. I also asked where each politician stood on the issue and what the ratio of calls had been. The sense I have gotten is that most people are against another war but the Democrats acted as if it was even. One rat office worker insisted that he didn't know and couldn't say how the calls had been because he didn't have the number. I kept on pushing. Just give me a ballpark figure, I would say. “Sorry, I couldn't say. I am not the only one taking calls.” When I asked where the rep stood, for or against, he insisted the rep was “studying the issue”. Which of course is politician speak for “ My mind is already made up. I am going to do as I am told by Obama, Pelosi & Reid but am not going to admit it."
30 posted on 09/05/2013 3:10:08 PM PDT by Nevadan
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To: Errant; All

31 posted on 09/05/2013 3:18:36 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: null and void

“In the end it might make a difference on whether we join Damascus in its fate.”

Tell it, brother.


32 posted on 09/05/2013 3:20:07 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: GraceG

“Oh please congress go over the American people’s heads ONE MORE TIME...Maybe it will wake people the hell up...”

Yeah, about 1/2 second before they’re vaporized as a result of WWIII.


33 posted on 09/05/2013 3:21:40 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Errant
Syria? Why not Chicago? Comedian Stephen Colbert:

"Dictator Bashar al-Assad is killing his own people with chemical weapons.
Before he was just killing them with bullets. If America cared about
shooting people, we'd be invading Chicago."

34 posted on 09/05/2013 3:23:33 PM PDT by QT3.14 (USA born 7.4.1776 fathered by geniuses, died 11.4.2008 - Suicide -)
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To: Old Yeller

“So do we have a representative form of government or not?”

Absolutely not. We have a one party kakistocracy mimimicking a two party representative form of government.

Still, we’re fortunate in that most within it are craven cowards who are generally unwilling to take a stance that they see the people opposed by large margins. Moreso if it’s something that gets folks angry.


35 posted on 09/05/2013 3:25:45 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed
Damascus will be destroyed and left uninhabited.

Yeah, well I'm not in a big hurry to get there from here. Jug ears needs reigned in; we have no vital interest in Syria.

36 posted on 09/05/2013 3:27:33 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Sherman Hale

“The usurper has already accomplished his goal of diverting attention from multiple scandals including but not limited to his illegal occupation of the Oval Office, Benghazi, NSA and the IRS.”

And boehnercare. Don’t forget boehnercare. Can’t defund that now as we have a WAR to fight!


37 posted on 09/05/2013 3:27:54 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Errant

“No blood for gas”...


38 posted on 09/05/2013 3:40:43 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: Errant

The next few weeks will be interesting, but not entertaining. Our fearless leader has already taken the power reserved for the legislative branch. He has turned the justice department into a lawbreaking body.

My opinion: fearless leader is going to go ahead and bomb Syria. A massive wave of opposition will sweep over the country. The rest of his term will be toast. People will finally see him for the lying ROP loving marxist that he is.


39 posted on 09/05/2013 3:55:43 PM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: Errant

U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 224-3121
TTY: (202)-225-1904


40 posted on 09/05/2013 3:57:47 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed
Destroyed? Uninhabitable? Never going to happen.
41 posted on 09/05/2013 3:59:26 PM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: I want the USA back
The next few weeks will be interesting, but not entertaining.

Agree. He will be returning from the G20 PISSED. Getting slapped down on his Syrian plans isn't going to make things any better. Doubt he will be humbled. More likely the mask comes off and the brass knuckles come out. I look for another "incident". He will respond immediately, but he's blown the advantage of speed. Russian and Chinese forces are moving to the area. Any decisions based on his frustrations could prove even more disastrous. Worse, the ones around him whom he will listen to, think the same way he does.

You're right, IMO, the next weeks will be even more interesting.

42 posted on 09/05/2013 4:03:11 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Senators and Congressmen I contacted over the years with my concerns have died, resigned, retired, or been defeated decades after receiving my inquiry and without responding.


43 posted on 09/05/2013 4:13:32 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: Errant

Personally, I think that those who are now pushing for a fight with Syria are such a tiny minority, that they truly need to have the appellation of “war monger” affixed to their names.

Like the “war monger” John McCain, the “war monger” John Kerry, and of course, the “war monger” Obama.


44 posted on 09/05/2013 4:23:38 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: KarlInOhio

But he has a Nobel Peace Prize, so that’s cool, right? /Obama supporter


45 posted on 09/05/2013 4:26:15 PM PDT by matt04
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To: BigLittle

I’m sure my rep (alcee hastings) will totally agree with me.


46 posted on 09/05/2013 4:27:49 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: Errant
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., admitted her constituents’ calls were “overwhelmingly negative” over a possible Syria intervention, but she added, “They don’t know what I know.”

She knows about as much as Obama has told the American public. She will vote for what ever Dear Leader whats her to.

47 posted on 09/05/2013 4:38:50 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Lera
Agree. 0 doesn't have the stones to nuke anyone under any circumstances. Not that it would be justified under the circumstances.

If he did, though, all the commie pacifists in his party would no doubt rally around him like so many mindless robots.

48 posted on 09/05/2013 6:01:38 PM PDT by Emile (Leftists are so 'open-minded', their brains have fallen out. -- (HT to GOPJ))
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To: Secret Agent Man

I have to believe, at least I want to believe, if obama orders a nuke the military will refuse.


49 posted on 09/05/2013 7:57:51 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Gen.Blather

Did you hear Negroponte’s response to Greta saying pictures of dead babies would be all over the news claiming the US killed them? He assured her that we would only hit military targets. I think she was glad his time was up.


50 posted on 09/05/2013 8:00:02 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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