Skip to comments.Boehner says he'll back Obama on Syria strikes
Posted on 09/03/2013 6:21:25 PM PDT by True Grit
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on Tuesday endorsed President Barack Obamas call for military action in Syria.
Following a meeting with President Obama and other key congressional leaders on Syria, Speaker John Boehner says, "I'm going to support the president's call for action." The top elected Republican in Washington, Boehner said following a meeting at the White House that he intended to support Obamas plan for limited strikes against the regime of Bashar Assad in Syria. "I am going to support the president's call for action, he told reporters. "I believe my colleagues should support this call for action." As some Republicans signal their reluctance to approve Obamas request for authority to intervene in Syria, Boehners endorsement could be influential. The GOP speaker is often hesitant to get out in front of his unruly Republican conference on major issues, giving Boehners pronouncement on Tuesday all the more weight. Following the meeting, Boehner's deputy, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., backed the use of force, as well. The use of these weapons has to be responded to, Boehner said. "And only the United States has the capability and capacity to stop Assad and to warn others around the world that this type of behavior is not going to be tolerated." But, as if to drive home the point that Republicans arent onboard with Obama, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Republicans 2012 vice presidential nominee who often sides with Boehner over conservative insurgents on many issues, voiced his skepticism. "The President has some work to do to recover from his grave missteps in Syria. He needs to clearly demonstrate that the use of military force would strengthen America's security, Ryan said in a statement. I want to hear his case to Congress and to the American people." House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., emerged following the meeting to express her own support for the strikes, on a humanitarian basis. But she said that Obama should lay out more of the evidence against Assad to help build his case for action. "I believe the American people need to hear more about the intelligence that supports this action," she said. If Boehner and Cantor can deliver a large number of Republican votes, they could combine with Democrats in the House to help advance the resolution supporting the use of force in Syria through the politically-tricky House of Representatives. But Boehners office also made clear that the Obama administration would need to spearhead any effort to win the necessary votes in the House. Everyone understands that it is an uphill battle to pass a resolution, and the speaker expects the White House to provide answers to members' questions and take the lead on any whipping effort, said Michael Steel, a spokesman for the speaker.
The rest of the house does not have to follow his **cough** lead.
I’d like to think if someone had blackmail info on me, I’d take the fall for the sake of this Country and future generations of free people.
But this, this, this, excrement posing as a man......I am truly sickened.
Boenher does not need a threat to support his Obama.
HE LOVES Obama and the DNC.
Two impostors - Obama and Boehner
If he can’t be ousted via a primary, his seat needs to be sacrificed.
Boehner: "I so love you."
Another nail in his coffin.
It is time for a house cleaning in the Republican party. Boehner, McCain, Cantor, Graham, et al. The cave men of our day. The party is so corrupt it is like they are democrats.
NSA must have something on the POS.
Obviously and all the others that go along with BO too. Why would anyone trust BO and his minions.
Can we please impeach this pile of excrement! I despise the fact he is the majority leader; he’s as bad as McCain.
Rock solid conservatives like, Rubio, Scott Brown, both of whom claimed to be TEA Party conservatives to get elected....
Have you evcer wondered how little barry bastard boy can wipe his butt what with Boehner’s face so firmly plastered there?
Most recently I was in Guatemala. Now after 30 years the courts of Europe are demanding the former dictator Gen. Efrain Rios Montt be tried for genocide. I knew Gen. Efrain Rios Montt, none of the people that I know who are acquainted with him would EVER think he would give an order to wipe out an entire village. SOME of his insubordinates obviously on night time patrols ordered massacres and SOMETIMES the guerrilla warfare was done by men who dressed themselves up in uniforms of the Guatemalan Army. HOW DO WE KNOW IT IS THE CEO OF SYRIA WHO IS GIVING PERSONAL ORDERS TO USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS.? After Iraq, many weapons showed up in market places in North Africa, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Turkey. It’s not all that hard to get a rocket launcher at the local flea market. I am personally embarrassed that we have leaders who are so driven by public opinion and political motives and have no HEART to do what is right. IT isn’t the right thing to be lobbing weapons onto a country that is struggling to find it’s destiny and purpose. Oh...Lord help us... We’re being led by people who make no use of common sense or human logic. What do we do.
So ... as a lifelong Republican, what exactly am I voting for when I vote Republican? I used to think I was voting for "default to less government," including less government that enables social evil like abortion and welfare -- the Christian conservative in me likes that. And default to independent aloofness and self-interest on the world stage because we are self-dependent, big enough players in the wheels of commerce to do it.
America has more natural resources than you can shake a stick at, for both energy and food production. It has a Christian ethic foundation that is unique and straightforward. It has been, and can always be, a powerhouse of prosperity and relative harmony.
Government tyranny threatens it. So who do you vote for, what party represents the general philosophical foundation, to act as a force to defend against and hold down government tyranny?
Guys like Boehner, but they go back even to Nixon, who created the hydra-headed monster EPA, make you wonder ... what the hell does voting Republican mean?
Get used to third party rumblings, and consider the complete collapse of guiding principle in the Republican party. If ever a time was ripe, it's now, which may well be beside the point if it's inevitable. The Republican party offers, and is perceived to offer, zilch. Big fat donut hole.
God keep American elections honest. The most important thing to fight for is honest vote counts and voter ID. All is moot without that.
Very good post.
Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt’s Generals:
‘How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?’
Foreign Policy | 15 Aug 2013 | John Hudson
Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat
Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt’s military — even as Cairo’s security forces massacre anti-government activists.
[by “anti-government activists” is meant church-burning jihadists]
Sen. Cruz Statement on Egypt (Suspend aid over anti-Muslim Brotherhood coup)
Ted Cruz blames Egyptian violence on Obamas disregard for foreign aid law
This pusillanimous lily-livered jello-spined puke has got to go as SOTH.
I am not a bit surprised. Boehner is a compromised pol doing the bidding of his instructors. Just like Rubio and O’Connell.
I think that Obama holds files on both Boner and John Roberts. They may be FBI Files, NSA tapes, incriminating photos, etc. There is something rotten in Copenhagen. Roberts folds on Obamacare — Boner folds on Syria.
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