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Reid faces double-digit defections on Syria strike measure (video)
The Hill ^ | 09/07/13 | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 09/07/2013 11:53:19 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is bracing for double-digit defections in the Democratic caucus on the resolution authorizing military strikes on Syria, which will get a vote this coming week.

The Syria resolution presents Reid with one of the biggest tests of his leadership this Congress and the outcome has significant effects for President Obama’s domestic and foreign policy agendas.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


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Galland said members of MoveOn.org would hold Democratic lawmakers accountable for their vote in future elections.
1 posted on 09/07/2013 11:53:19 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike
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To: Hotlanta Mike

In the senate? Double digit defections?

This is a disaster.


2 posted on 09/07/2013 11:55:29 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Not to worry Harry. The spineless RINOs will fill the gap.


3 posted on 09/07/2013 11:57:13 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Move On primaries hawk Rats, while the TEA Party primaries RINO Al Queda.
4 posted on 09/07/2013 12:01:46 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Lamar Alexander is up for election here in Tennessee. I called his office,
along with Corker’s office to tell them to vote no. Lamar’s office said he is waiting to see the evidence. I laughed. This classified evidence has been
available for two weeks to view in a secure location. Or, like Manchin from
WV, Alexander could have sat in on the Senate committee that voted it out
of committee if he wanted to view the evidence. He did neither.
He is catching hell along with Corker here in Tennessee.
So after two weeks, Axexander still can’t decide?
He needed to look no further than what Tennesseans want. And that is
overwhelming against this debacle.


5 posted on 09/07/2013 12:15:08 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Stop Worrying And Just Learn To Love The Bomb!)
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To: Viennacon

Could it be that”The Miscreants”are up for re-election in 2014??????????????????


6 posted on 09/07/2013 12:31:18 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: bandleader

Pryor just came out against it. Tom Cotton better get himself into a hearing and say his mind is changed. At the moment he’s backing Boehner’s position.


7 posted on 09/07/2013 12:34:07 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Hotlanta Mike
>> members of MoveOn.org would hold Democratic lawmakers accountable for their vote in future elections. <<

Sure they will.

8 posted on 09/07/2013 12:34:35 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Liz Cheney's family supports gay marriage. Do you?)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Not to worry. They know they can vote against it because Obama is going to find some new trumped up excuse that lets him just go ahead and do it. Afterwards they (Dems) will back him 100% based on the new “evidence”.


9 posted on 09/07/2013 12:37:19 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Double digit defections

Did they do-do it on his desk?

10 posted on 09/07/2013 12:41:53 PM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: tennmountainman

I contacted both offices voicing my displeasure. How much good will it do? Probably none. The elite do not care much for what we lowly peons think.


11 posted on 09/07/2013 12:47:16 PM PDT by animal172 (Calling Thomas Jefferson)
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To: animal172

I agree. However, at least we took the effort. It’s hard to compete with
Arabs passing out cash for war. I bet Corker and Alexander have a freezer
full of cold, blood stained cash.
I take heart in the fact that we Tennesseans have a long history of mobilizing for good causes. The Alamo. Jim Sasser. AlGore. State Income
Tax, just to name a few. We just don’t talk smack. We Act!
Alexander is first up. Time for him to go.


12 posted on 09/07/2013 12:53:49 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Stop Worrying And Just Learn To Love The Bomb!)
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To: Viennacon

That’s a real shame for Cotton. He had a real chance of beating Pryor.
He is finished now. That’s what happens when you follow Bonehead
and Cantor.
In addition, it is likely that a primary challenge will emerge for Cotton, as well for his congressional seat.


13 posted on 09/07/2013 12:59:44 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Stop Worrying And Just Learn To Love The Bomb!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

When I first read the headline, I thought it read “defecations” and not “defections”


14 posted on 09/07/2013 1:00:21 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: tennmountainman

I have a feeling this decision will be the end of him, unless we don’t end up going to war, and Syria fades out of the news.


15 posted on 09/07/2013 1:05:10 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Conspiracy Guy

RINOs voting for this BS will be facing a primary challenge; count on it.


16 posted on 09/07/2013 1:44:11 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: tennmountainman

Evidence is irrelevant to the fact that there are no U.S. interests involved.


17 posted on 09/07/2013 2:10:41 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

what? they gonna vote republican?

Just words otherwise.


18 posted on 09/07/2013 2:21:50 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I hope they are already facing a primary challenge for being rino’s.


19 posted on 09/07/2013 2:23:09 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: tennmountainman

Yea, I had high hopes for Cotton because Pryor needs to go but this single vote will put Pryor back in office. It’s a shame. I thought Tom Cotton was a lot smarter than that.


20 posted on 09/07/2013 3:01:58 PM PDT by kempo
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I hope so.


21 posted on 09/07/2013 3:05:00 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Viennacon

It will fade out of the news and we will be right back to the RINOS bending over for BO, however, he will still be the laughingstock to other world leaders and foreign press.


22 posted on 09/07/2013 3:53:54 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Oh no. I didn't make enough popcorn.

I find it very telling that they are defecting like crazy over this, when they know it is THEIR political survival that is at stake, but none of them defected on stuff like Obamacare, when it was the entire country's well being at stake. Craven, sniveling, insular bastards.

This situation also provides a very illuminating look at the degree to which they trust Obama and his foreign policy skills.

23 posted on 09/07/2013 3:54:22 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Oh no. I didn’t make enough popcorn.

I find it very telling that they are defecting like crazy over this, when they know it is THEIR political survival that is at stake, but none of them defected on stuff like Obamacare, when it was the entire country’s well being at stake. Craven, sniveling, insular bastards.

This situation also provides a very illuminating look at the degree to which they trust Obama and his foreign policy skills.


The lame duck preezy should get a vote of no confidence on organizing yet another country’s community.


24 posted on 09/07/2013 4:59:22 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: La Lydia

Oh no. I didn’t make enough popcorn.

I find it very telling that they are defecting like crazy over this, when they know it is THEIR political survival that is at stake, but none of them defected on stuff like Obamacare, when it was the entire country’s well being at stake. Craven, sniveling, insular bastards.

This situation also provides a very illuminating look at the degree to which they trust Obama and his foreign policy skills.


The lame duck preezy should get a vote of no confidence on organizing yet another country’s community.


25 posted on 09/07/2013 4:59:43 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Evidence is irrelevant to the fact that there are no U.S. interests involved.

The President’s prestige is not a US. national interest.
And it’s time he found that out.


26 posted on 09/07/2013 5:04:08 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Viennacon
"Tom Cotton better get himself into a hearing and say his mind is changed."

Definitely a curious position. (Though he said Iran should be a reduced to a parking lot.)

27 posted on 09/07/2013 8:17:47 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: tennmountainman
"That’s a real shame for Cotton."

Well, Cotton was endorsed by Juan for his first run.

28 posted on 09/07/2013 8:19:42 PM PDT by Paladin2
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