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    Re: House Speaker John Boehner will support strike on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by SBu View Post
    I wouldn't be so sure that Boehner was persuaded by evidence. Wouldn't be surprised if Obama offered him a few political carrots in the coming political battles to sweeten the deal. Can't believe Boehner is going along with this.
    Even if I was a decrepit politician with compass-less morality and had the ethics of a back stabbing lawyer I wouldn't make a deal with Obama since I could not trust him to carry thru on any promise. Thankfully, I am not a politician nor decrepit; I have the moral virtue-hood of at least the average person; and I do have a standard of ethics that I hold up to. Also, I do not do back stabbing; I drop them into a pit.
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    Re: House Speaker John Boehner will support strike on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Boehner is a monkey humping a football...I am surprised that he wasn't shown asking Obama's permission to agree.
    At least he wasn't crying.

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    Re: House Speaker John Boehner will support strike on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Not to worry as the antithesis is also applicable. If the GOP says 'go to war' Obama will do the opposite and...do nothing.

    ...which is what he wants ultimately.
    Like I said in an earlier post. Methinks Obama knows exactly what he's doing on this and we are all being played like a fiddle. He's acting all bad-ass like he wants to blow Syria off the map. But it's all an act. This way, he can avoid the war, put it to the people, (as if congress actually represented the people,) and come out looking like a hero, unlike his predecessors who rushed head-on into a middle east quagmire.

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    Re: House Speaker John Boehner will support strike on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    You know, I have long said that it does not matter what Obama wants, the GOP will obstruct. I mean, as I have said many times before, Obama could find the cure for cancer or stop world hunger and the GOP would filibuster. That's what they do. The party of "No." The do-nothing bunch. Those partisan hacks with such a hatred for the black Obama, they can't think or see straight. Their hatred for him is stronger than their love for country, as we have seen so many times.

    I have come to expect that. In fact, on this issue, attacking Syria, I was hoping the GOP would hold their course and go against Obama's desire to attack Syria.

    But noooooooooooo........

    On this, they will support him. I guess their hate for Obama does not overcome their love for war. What was I thinking in the first place? The GOP say "No," to a war? No way.
    Thats just the goofiest of positions. Some support it, some dont. thats shockingly similar to the vote tally of...gasp...the democrats in congress (and BTW...on this site as well). But...all you can see is "the republicans" vs Obama. And you think THEY are deranged.

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    Re: House Speaker John Boehner will support strike on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Thats just the goofiest of positions. Some support it, some dont. thats shockingly similar to the vote tally of...gasp...the democrats in congress (and BTW...on this site as well). But...all you can see is "the republicans" vs Obama. And you think THEY are deranged.
    All we can see is what we've been shown. And we surely have been shown that the Republicans vs. Obama at every turn, regardless. Except, of course, when there might be a good ol' war available, but I digress.

    Knowing this, I think Obama is playing it (them,) to the hilt. We will see.

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    Re: House Speaker John Boehner will support strike on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Like I said in an earlier post. Methinks Obama knows exactly what he's doing on this and we are all being played like a fiddle. He's acting all bad-ass like he wants to blow Syria off the map. But it's all an act. This way, he can avoid the war, put it to the people, (as if congress actually represented the people,) and come out looking like a hero, unlike his predecessors who rushed head-on into a middle east quagmire.

    Ill take Obama looking like a hero if the trade off is, we don't attack a sovereign nation that hasn't attacked us killing who knows how many civilians in the process, violating international law and risking involving other regional states or worse, Russia. Let the fool look like a hero. But then, I seriously doubt that that's what this is about.

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    Re: House Speaker John Boehner will support strike on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    All we can see is what we've been shown. And we surely have been shown that the Republicans vs. Obama at every turn, regardless. Except, of course, when there might be a good ol' war available, but I digress.

    Knowing this, I think Obama is playing it (them,) to the hilt. We will see.
    original statement stands. There have been plenty of news reports on democrats and their votes and positions on Syria. Yet all you can see is teh eeeevil republicans and their opposition to Obama.

    Do YOU support an attack on Syria? To what end? Do you support the Arab funded war discussed by Kerry or the 75,000 US troops required to secure chemical weapons depots? Do you support the rebels in Syria? If so...does that make you just another neocon republican war monger? If not is it just because you hate Obama because he is black?

    You REALLY cant see how stupid your position is?

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    Re: House Speaker John Boehner will support strike on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    original statement stands. There have been plenty of news reports on democrats and their votes and positions on Syria. Yet all you can see is teh eeeevil republicans and their opposition to Obama.

    Do YOU support an attack on Syria? To what end? Do you support the Arab funded war discussed by Kerry or the 75,000 US troops required to secure chemical weapons depots? Do you support the rebels in Syria? If so...does that make you just another neocon republican war monger? If not is it just because you hate Obama because he is black?

    You REALLY cant see how stupid your position is?
    Well, I CAN see how stupid your position is. Maybe I will look at mine a bit closer. Of course, you wouldn't even consider doing the same. That's what makes me the wiser person here Vance.

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    Re: House Speaker John Boehner will support strike on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Well, I CAN see how stupid your position is. Maybe I will look at mine a bit closer. Of course, you wouldn't even consider doing the same. That's what makes me the wiser person here Vance.
    What is it do you suppose my position is? And are you REALLY saying that you are focusing on the republicans vs Obama situation without even knowing YOUR OWN position?

    Oh yes. You REEK of 'wisdom'....

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    Re: House Speaker John Boehner will support strike on Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Like I said in an earlier post. Methinks Obama knows exactly what he's doing on this and we are all being played like a fiddle. He's acting all bad-ass like he wants to blow Syria off the map. But it's all an act. This way, he can avoid the war, put it to the people, (as if congress actually represented the people,) and come out looking like a hero, unlike his predecessors who rushed head-on into a middle east quagmire.
    I knew it!!!!

    I pretty much called it. I knew Obama was giving a dog and pony show with his "Let's kick Syria's ass," drama. It just didn't add up. Obama acting like a war dog? That's something we'd expect from a rightwingnut neocon, but Obama? Further, I don't think Obama was that good an actor. I couldn't put my finger on what he was going after but I knew that something wasn't kosher.

    If his little strategy will result in Syria giving up their poison gas, keeping it out of the future hands of who ever ends up taking over that country when it is all said and done over there, I say kudos to Obama. Well played old man! This guy must be a genius. Crazy like a fox.

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