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....
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
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.
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.
and if memory serves me...the Democrats were very concerned about NOT humiliating BUSH during his term ;)
You flipping morons, I want to know who is for and who is against.....names, I want names.
Why not vote?
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.
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.