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[Missouri] Senator Bluntís Statement On Syria Vote [He votes NO!]
Senator Blunt Official Web Page ^ | Sep 09 2013 | Press Release

Posted on 09/09/2013 12:49:47 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, released the following statement today on Syria:

“Assad’s chemical attacks on his own people were abhorrent, and I join the President in condemning his actions.

“It is clear that the Administration’s policies toward Syria have not worked. The refugee problem has destabilized the region, and the addition of outside radical groups increases the likelihood of long-term danger for Syrians and their neighbors.

“During the first months of the insurgency, I believed that we could and should assist in establishing a safe zone for refugees and those challenging Assad. This is a position I publicly held as late as March of this year, but the longer these things are allowed to drag on in the Middle East, the harder they are to impact in a positive way.

“I respect the President’s responsibilities as Commander in Chief. In this case, the President has asked the Congress to support very specific tactics and strategies. He has asked Congress to endorse a ‘shot across the bow’ and has said that Assad will stay in place while a political solution is sought, which stands in contrast to his statement more than two years ago that Assad must ‘step aside.’ I’m not convinced that the President’s strategy lines up with the policy goals our country should have, or that the Administration currently has realistic policy goals in Syria.

“After careful consideration and a number of briefings on this topic, I believe this strategy and the unknown response it may provoke are the wrong thing to do, and I will not support the resolution the President has asked for.”


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: senatorroyblunt; syria; vote
I have to say, I am surprised. Maybe he got a couple phone calls!
1 posted on 09/09/2013 12:49:47 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Another moderate puts his finger in the wind!


2 posted on 09/09/2013 12:51:16 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Right now the Senate tally is about 30-30.


3 posted on 09/09/2013 12:52:11 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

Maybe Corker and Hoeven can swing in and save the president’s agenda at the last minute! (or at least pass the buck to the House)


4 posted on 09/09/2013 12:53:28 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

I have Hoeven as a No.


5 posted on 09/09/2013 12:54:16 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Roy finally comes through and earns at least a portion of my vote...


6 posted on 09/09/2013 12:55:39 PM PDT by martiangohome
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To: Perdogg

I was kidding but it’s good to see he’s not dopey enough to vote for this thing. As one tweeter put it, we’re basically going to egg Assad’s house. That’ll show em!


7 posted on 09/09/2013 12:57:09 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Da Bilge Troll

I wonder how many phone calls these Senators would get if the media would report that this is only being done so the Saudis can make a lot of money selling natural gas to Europeans.


8 posted on 09/09/2013 1:00:29 PM PDT by henkster (democrats will sacrifice the lives of our servicemen so 0bama doesn't look bad.)
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To: cotton1706

I had Ayotte as a YEA, but CNN says she is undecided.


9 posted on 09/09/2013 1:00:53 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Da Bilge Troll
Look out, Roy!


10 posted on 09/09/2013 1:05:14 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: cotton1706

Yep. First he had to study all the issues. Then he had to find out what the vote tally is going to be. “Mitch, are you voting with the president?”

“Yes, Roy.”

“Can I vote against him?”

“I think you’re safe at this point. I’ll let you know if you have to change your vote after you’ve been given ‘more information’.”


11 posted on 09/09/2013 1:09:26 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Da Bilge Troll

We’ll see how it shakes out. I personally think the Senate will pass it, but it’ll be relatively close. The key issue is cloture. If 60 Senators allow for the vote, you’ve pretty much got your answer. And of course, dingy harry won’t allow a vote that he thinks dear leader will lose.


12 posted on 09/09/2013 1:18:01 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

We burned his phone lines up.


13 posted on 09/09/2013 1:23:40 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: cotton1706

Tennessee will remember in 2018. Corker thinks we’ll forget, but we won’t, will we boys?


14 posted on 09/09/2013 1:23:59 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: cotton1706
Another moderate puts his finger in the wind!

Maybe he can tell Johnny Isakson to pull HIS thumb out of his a$$ and put it in the wind!

15 posted on 09/09/2013 1:32:15 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Muzzie killing muzzie what's the downside and who am I to stop them ?)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

About time...
He got called out on vacillating this morning by Dana Loesch, and less than a couple of hours later comes out with this statement.


16 posted on 09/09/2013 2:54:04 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

There’s no way any Republican who hopes to have a political future can stick his neck out and vote YES on this.


17 posted on 09/09/2013 7:14:01 PM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW, PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN,CHANGE I BELIEVE IN)
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To: martiangohome

Outside of Cruz and Paul I don’t trust the rest of the GOP senators.

They make conservative noises and record as many NO votes on bad issues that they can sneak in under public pressure.

We are being faked and phonied constantly. In their hearts they are GOPe and must be replaced.


18 posted on 09/09/2013 7:17:02 PM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW, PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN,CHANGE I BELIEVE IN)
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To: martiangohome

Blunt is a bought-and-paid-for professional douchebag. Honestly, I’m suprised that he got this one right. It must have really grated on his nerves.


19 posted on 09/10/2013 6:38:21 AM PDT by Augie
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To: Augie

Agreed. Blunt has been remarkably weak from my state, like a lukewarm McCaskill. Can’t MO do any better? Ugh.


20 posted on 09/10/2013 6:40:22 AM PDT by martiangohome
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Too bad there isn’t going to be a vote.


21 posted on 09/10/2013 10:26:34 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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