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Senior Dem: Obama Will Need
to Count on Dem Loyalty to
Win Reluctant Votes on Syria

PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 9/2/2013 6:46:50 PM

The first congressional hearing on President Obama’s request for military force authorization in Syria comes tomorrow when Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The 2:30 p.m. hearing comes nearly a week before lawmakers are supposed to be back in session from the August recess, but many are already back in town to attend administration briefings. Tuesday’s hearing will be open, but the Foreign Relations Committee holds another hearing

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 9/2/2013 7:04:37 PM     (No. 9502709)

I do not see any political advantage for Republicans to vote for the authorization nor do I see any political downside to voting against it. I do see political negatives to them voting for the authorization.

In addition, Obama has declared that he intends to use the authorized force in a manner that is no less harmful to U.S. standing in the world than inaction would be, meaning that voting to authorize the use of force would not be any less bad for U.S. interests that voting against authorizing the use of force.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dallasdude, 9/2/2013 7:06:37 PM     (No. 9502712)

Getting dimwhit votes on this charade from members who opposed everything Bush asked for when he asked for the same actions is a bit crazy.
No, delusional crazy.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JerseyDotter, 9/2/2013 7:53:42 PM     (No. 9502744)

As always, he will simply promise them whatever earmarks they desire for their districts and pay for them with OUR tax money. I despise him.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: wws, 9/2/2013 7:59:30 PM     (No. 9502748)

I have thought of some clauses which would cause me to urge my elected representatives to vote for this, and only to be enacted if Obama signs and accepts it in its entirety.

Clause 1: We hereby acknowledge and accept that George Bush was Right, and that all of the democrat blather to the contrary was just unpatriotic, traitorous nonsense intended to damage this country for the purpose of seizing power, and

Clause 2: We hereby repeal Obamacare in its entirety.

Yep, if they added those two I could probably go for it. But just barely.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mitzi, 9/2/2013 8:08:45 PM     (No. 9502756)

Norton’s office said she “believes that the president will have to count on the loyalty of Democrats to the president to bring many reluctant Democrats to authorize a strike.”

It´s really tragic for America and Syria (and the world) if Dems are going to vote to go to war simply on the basis of loyalty to the President.





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Reply 6 - Posted by: strike3, 9/2/2013 8:20:49 PM     (No. 9502768)

Those up for re-election would be wise to vote "present." The American people are not as uninformed or gullible as they were when they were fooled on obamacare.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: shamus, 9/2/2013 8:40:55 PM     (No. 9502785)

Rats aren´t very loyal.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 9/2/2013 8:58:30 PM     (No. 9502806)

Recalling how Al Gore gave a ´yes´ vote to President Bush 41 for Desert Storm in exchange for some political face time.
This is no different.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: reddfroge, 9/2/2013 10:54:07 PM     (No. 9502921)

so, once again, it is all political...has NOTHING to do with American interests...it is all about winning back the HOUSE in 2014.
Congress votes ´NO´...Obama works that as ´political´ tool

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