Skip to comments.Calls to Congress 499 to 1 against Syria war
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 Obamas call for an air strike on Syria:
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In the end, votes in Congress won’t make any difference.
Damascus will be destroyed and left uninhabited.
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?
In the end it might make a difference on whether we join Damascus in its fate.
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.
It doesn’t say that it needs to be us.
Saudi Arabia doesn’t need us, they can take on Assad with their own Army
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.
Oh please congress go over the American people’s heads ONE MORE TIME...
Maybe it will wake people the hell up...
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 : /
I have written to mine twice this week.
I wouldn't disagree - but that shouldn't stop us from trying.
So do we have a representative form of government or not?
“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.
We are about to find out... ;)
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.
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.
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"
A man said that. God has the final say, and you don’t know.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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General Patton would slap that bastard. Or use one of his pistols.
“In the end it might make a difference on whether we join Damascus in its fate.”
Tell it, brother.
“Oh please congress go over the American peoples 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.
"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."
“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.
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.
“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!
“No blood for gas”...
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.
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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.
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.
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.
But he has a Nobel Peace Prize, so that’s cool, right? /Obama supporter
I’m sure my rep (alcee hastings) will totally agree with me.
She knows about as much as Obama has told the American public. She will vote for what ever Dear Leader whats her to.
If he did, though, all the commie pacifists in his party would no doubt rally around him like so many mindless robots.
I have to believe, at least I want to believe, if obama orders a nuke the military will refuse.
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.