Skip to comments.House Might Not Vote on Obama’s Syria Resolution
Posted on 09/06/2013 8:23:58 AM PDT by quimby
Congressional aides in both parties tell me that the chances of President Obama winning House approval for military action in Syria are so bad they actually doubt the House would ultimately vote on it if failure seemed certain.
Two new whip counts of House members by ABC News and the liberal Firedoglake web site show a majority of House members firmly or leaning against intervention. The Washington Posts more conservative count stands at 204 no votes, only 13 short of the majority needed to kill the presidents request.
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I just dont believe that if defeat is certain, the House leadership will want to see a president utterly humiliated on the House floor in a public vote, one top aide to the Republican leadership told me. Should the full Senate vote to approve an attack on Syria as still appears somewhat likely the battle would shift to the House. An attempt would be made to let the whole thing go away. I dont think it would be done to give the GOP any extra leverage in debt-ceiling or budget negotiations Obama isnt the grateful type but simply because the weakness it would demonstrate wouldnt be good for the country, the aide told me.
Lol! Maybe Boehner will just “deem” it passed like they were planning with Obamacare....
Maybe I’m missing something.
What exactly is showing weakness by having a congressional vote on an issue?
Isn’t the whole point of Congress that they vote on issues, pass legislation, etc?
Sometimes legislation is voted down. Sometimes resolutions do not pass. It’s all part of the process, isn’t it?
What am I missing?
So they’d use procedure and just not bring it up?
Seems like he’d be humiliated anyway.
So, if the Hastert rule is no vote if R yea’s in the minority...
then the Boehner rule is no vote if it embarrasses the pResident
You are spot on, not missing a thing. It’s no doubt a RINO aide that is speaking. Probably one of Boners.
I pay them to vote. Do their duty.
They will be forced to vote by a President who desperately needs political cover. Those that vote for war against the wishes of the American people will be hounded mercilessly out of office. The end result will be a fundamental change in the Republican leadership. Boehner and Cantor’s days are numbered.
He’s in the bathroom fixing his face.
Would all you people in Boner’s district please start burning up his phone lines.
If the House votes “abstain” and the Senate votes “go for it”, then the President wins a “go” vote.
The House must bring this to the floor, but the democrats will side with Boehner on this one in any discharge petition. That way they get to save face as democrats by not voting against their fearless leader, and they get to go to their districts NOT having supported the war in Syria.
It must have a majority on the petition, so only a few republicans + Cantor and Boehner can defect.
Why is the Republican leadership trying to prevent Obama from being humiliated?
I’m betting that Obama will be back in DC next week spreading Saudi cash and he’ll get his war.
If this thing gets voted down I don’t see how Bohener and Cantor can stay in leadership positions.
The President wants Congress to enable him, not thwart him.
If true, Obama will strike before the House votes.
The president asked for this congressional debate and vote.
Don’t we deserve to see how our elected representatives have decided this issue, which the president decided to push?
Der Fuehrer maintained (somewhat correctly) that he can do all of this without congressional authority, at least for a while. The backlash against action has been so great that he flipped and is pushing the yes-no decision off on congress so that if it fails he can blame congress (republicans) and walk away saying it wasn’t his decision. He’s looking for a sure scapegoat.
Telling him he doesn’t need congressional approval and not voting on it pushes the ownership of his disasterous policy back into his lap.
They better vote, and they better vote NO!
If they don’t, Odumbass will take that as a reason to continue
Prevents Obama from hiding behind GOP Congress, or blaming them for his in-action!!!
Doesn’t set precident of denying him the authority to act.
He said he doesn’t need their authorization!
I’m waiting for him to claim that without the vote, he’s unable to discern the will of the American people....
Cowards. Vote on it. Make Obama own it.
If you can’t figure out how our elected representatives have decided, by virtue of this in-action, then a billboard wouldn’t help.
Yes, I know, you want your guy on the record...big deal.
They're betting you'll keep on paying them no matter what.
and if memory serves me...the Democrats were very concerned about NOT humiliating BUSH during his term ;)
It's racist not to give the pres__ent what he wants.
You flipping morons, I want to know who is for and who is against.....names, I want names.
See post #22
“What am I missing?”
The elites don’t believe the people should have any say in anything, so they’d prefer that the voice of the people not be heard, and the people speak through their represenatives in the House.
The idea that the people would rebuke the president is abhorrent to them!
It's pretty bad. But if it never comes up for a vote the media can ignore it more easily. And they will.
The shameless, America-hating rats would be chomping at the bit to humiliate a Republican president.
The House MUST vote, or get rid of the spineless leadership immediately. GOP reps must DEMAND a vote.
Why not vote?
Actually, the Democrat newsrooms would spin the story to paint the Republicans as racists, cowards, and traitors, etc.
The excuse they are using:
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. This is the GOP's chance to own Obama for the rest of his term. Apparently, the leadership prefers to keep the sweet deals going.
I’m up seeing Obozo humiliated.
He’s a humiliation just by his existence.
He played the vote to put the burden on the House, so pick up the burden and vote. He will NEVER appreciate a face saving move by the GOP so all the other important things coming up are still going to be contentious.
Well the British Parliament didn’t seem to be too worried about how it would look.
BHO is and has been a daily humiliation to the USA since the day he took office what else would be new?
They know it will lose so they just won’t vote and Obama can have his little war.
Bonehead needs to resign in shame now.
Well, he might be humiliated anyway, but if he did it after a "no" vote, we'd be in completely unknown territory.
Boehner wants (obviously) to prevent a full-blown regime crisis.
The opposition party seems owned by the ruling party
He is answerable to the Constitution and he has no authority in that case to foost us into a war.
He does not own the military. That’s a dictatorial notion
What a cowardly bunch of good-for-nothings are warming the seats in the House! That is as bad as Obama voting “present.” Any Republican who doesn’t have the testicular fortitude to vote on this matter should be replaced in next year’s primary.
Geez, I”ve made two calls to Boehner’s office this week already! WTH!!!!
Take the Vote!
That's not it.
If the House votes "no" and Obama orders military action, he will have to be removed.
Boehner dreads that, more than anything.
I emailed Raul Ruiz in Dist 36 Palm Desert, CA and he responded in a wishy washy way, speaking of the horrors of the Assad attack on his own people. In congressional jibberish he intimated (IMHO) support for the pResident.
Any others around here, let him know what you think....
>> Maybe Im missing something. What exactly is showing weakness by having a congressional vote on an issue?
I didn’t get that either.
Note that it’s an aide babbling for the camera... throwing out statesman-sounding gobbledygook.
You could pull a muscle in your brain if you try too hard to map it onto any known logic system.
Dreads that? Hah! He has been told to avoid that, told by the people that hold his ‘secret’ files. Bonehead is an owned whore.