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    Re: Obama : I Might Lose Congressional Vote on Syria....

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    I wonder what made the repubs change their mind. Could it be because the president is a dem?
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    Re: Obama : I Might Lose Congressional Vote on Syria....

    What time does President Kerry speak tonight?

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    Re: Obama : I Might Lose Congressional Vote on Syria....

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Obama doesn't know what he wants or what he thinks.

    I saw the start of his interview with CNN last night and was dumbfounded when Blitzer asked Obama if he was concerned with the threats from Assad that Syria would attack the US if they bombed Syria and Obama basically said it was nonsense and he was fully confident that Syria didn't pose a security risk to the United States. Well, duh - hasn't he been parading around the past two weeks or so claiming that Syria must be hit because they pose a serious national security risk to the United States?

    Obama is like some posters here on DP - he just disagrees with pretty much anyone who challenges him no matter what they say or if he has to twist himself into a pretzel each time he opens his mouth.
    Now, now CJ. People need to cut him some slack, since he is still in the process of "evolving." The ironic thing about Syria is that something like 90% of the people in this country, on both sides of the aisle, said and hollered NO to invading Syria until the truth was known! Could this mean that people are becoming more discriminating in discerning what is nonsence, and that some things are just not believable, no matter what the frenzied hype is? I wonder...

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    Re: Obama : I Might Lose Congressional Vote on Syria....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Battling stiff resistance in Congress, President Barack Obama conceded Monday night he might lose his fight for congressional support of a military strike against Syria, and declined to say what he would do if lawmakers reject his call to back retaliation for a chemical weapons attack last month.



    In a series of six network interviews planned as part of a furious lobbying campaign in Congress, Obama said statements suggesting that Syria might agree to surrender control of its chemical weapons stockpile were a potentially positive development.

    At the same time, he said they were yet another reason for lawmakers to give him the backing he is seeking.

    "If we don't maintain and move forward with a credible threat of military pressure, I do not think we will actually get the kind of agreement I would like to see," he said on CNN.

    In a separate interview with NBC, the president took the step unusual for any politician of conceding he may lose his campaign in Congress for legislation authorizing a military strike. "I wouldn't say I'm confident" of the outcome, he said.

    "I think it's fair to say that I haven't decided" on a next step if Congress turns its back, the president told NBC, part of a furious lobbying campaign aimed at winning support from dubious lawmakers as well as a war-weary public.....snip~

    Obama: I might lose congressional vote on Syria

    Yeah Obama's Sourpuss says it all.....wheres that Cheshire grin now. He knows the House wont back him. Plus now the Senate is coming up with another option as some Senators are saying his evidence wasn't enough. Now as far as him not knowing what he is going to do.

    I think I can believe him on this one.....here he can't let that inflated ego get the better of him. Putin has just upstaged him and his whole team. Making them scramble over something they never thought of from the beginning. A Diplomatic solution for Syria.

    Seems Putin just got done showing Obama who is really sitting in the back of the class. Yep.....Obama and his Buddy the French Frilly Fool.
    I still think the President's chances in the senate is only 50-50 and as I see it, no way will the house go along. If the congress shoots him down along with the mood of the country being overwhelming against any strike against Syria, I would advise against. If he goes against congress, his approval rating may fall into the 30 percent range. That might make anything he tries to do from now on irrelavent.
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    Re: Obama : I Might Lose Congressional Vote on Syria....

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Now, now CJ. People need to cut him some slack, since he is still in the process of "evolving." The ironic thing about Syria is that something like 90% of the people in this country, on both sides of the aisle, said and hollered NO to invading Syria until the truth was known! Could this mean that people are becoming more discriminating in discerning what is nonsence, and that some things are just not believable, no matter what the frenzied hype is? I wonder...
    Afternoon Pol, I have a few before I go pick up my granddaughter from school. I think if the House votes their constutients wishes, there would be less than 100 votes for striking Syria. In the senate, I think if each senator voted the wishes of the people from their home state, perhaps only 20 senators would be voting for it. These votes will be decided on how much pull Reid has. Have you heard where McConnell comes down on this? I haven't. In the house both Boehner and Pelosi are for it, but it remains to be seen if they have the power to get the members of their party to vote against the people wishes back home in their districts.
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    Re: Obama : I Might Lose Congressional Vote on Syria....

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I still think the President's chances in the senate is only 50-50 and as I see it, no way will the house go along. If the congress shoots him down along with the mood of the country being overwhelming against any strike against Syria, I would advise against. If he goes against congress, his approval rating may fall into the 30 percent range. That might make anything he tries to do from now on irrelavent.
    Mornin Pero.....yeah those chances have gone more against him now. Plus if he overrules and Authorizes knowing the American People are against it. He will destroy himself for the rest of his time in Office. So no win for Obama this time.

    The U.S. Senate may not vote this week on the authorization for the use of military force in Syria, congressional aides said on Tuesday after Syria's recent acceptance of a Russian proposal to give up its chemical weapons.

    Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on Monday abruptly backed off plans to schedule a test vote on Wednesday on a White House-backed resolution to authorize military strikes on Syria, but aides said then a vote was still likely later in the week.

    On Tuesday, a Senate Democratic leadership aide said it was unknown whether the Senate would cast any votes this week on the Syria resolution.

    But both Democratic and Republican lawmakers have expressed doubts and enthusiastically backed the idea of allowing at least a short window of time for the world to react to Russia's plan to put Syria's chemical weapons under international control.

    Mitch McConnell, the top Republican in the Senate, said on Tuesday he would vote against the current resolution authorizing U.S. military force in Syria, a blow to chances of passing the measure.....snip~

    U.S. Senate may not vote on Syria this week | Reuters

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    Re: Obama : I Might Lose Congressional Vote on Syria....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Mornin Pero.....yeah those chances have gone more against him now. Plus if he overrules and Authorizes knowing the American People are against it. He will destroy himself for the rest of his time in Office. So no win for Obama this time.

    The U.S. Senate may not vote this week on the authorization for the use of military force in Syria, congressional aides said on Tuesday after Syria's recent acceptance of a Russian proposal to give up its chemical weapons.

    Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on Monday abruptly backed off plans to schedule a test vote on Wednesday on a White House-backed resolution to authorize military strikes on Syria, but aides said then a vote was still likely later in the week.

    On Tuesday, a Senate Democratic leadership aide said it was unknown whether the Senate would cast any votes this week on the Syria resolution.

    But both Democratic and Republican lawmakers have expressed doubts and enthusiastically backed the idea of allowing at least a short window of time for the world to react to Russia's plan to put Syria's chemical weapons under international control.

    Mitch McConnell, the top Republican in the Senate, said on Tuesday he would vote against the current resolution authorizing U.S. military force in Syria, a blow to chances of passing the measure.....snip~

    U.S. Senate may not vote on Syria this week | Reuters
    Thanks, I was wondering about McConnell and now I know.
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    Re: Obama : I Might Lose Congressional Vote on Syria....

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Afternoon Pol, I have a few before I go pick up my granddaughter from school. I think if the House votes their constutients wishes, there would be less than 100 votes for striking Syria. In the senate, I think if each senator voted the wishes of the people from their home state, perhaps only 20 senators would be voting for it. These votes will be decided on how much pull Reid has. Have you heard where McConnell comes down on this? I haven't. In the house both Boehner and Pelosi are for it, but it remains to be seen if they have the power to get the members of their party to vote against the people wishes back home in their districts.
    Good afternoon, Pero.

    Will there still be a vote, since the international community thinks Putin's suggestion is a good idea? No bombing of Syria, causing even more chaos than already exists; chemical weapons are removed from Syria; rebels continuing to kill everyone they don't agree with, which seems to be normal for them; and Syria continues in their internal religious war, which also seems normal for that part of the world; and Assad seems to have a 70% approval rating from his people, according to news reports. What's the downside?

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    Re: Obama : I Might Lose Congressional Vote on Syria....

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Again, the American people foolishly believe they actually know "the rest of the story."



    If you think it's impossible that it could happen just that way, you're foolish. If you think The White House won't spin it just that way, you're foolish.

    We don't know what we don't know.
    How does that scenario fit in with Obamas ego? I seriously doubt he would let anybody take credit for anything he did or did not do.

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    Re: Obama : I Might Lose Congressional Vote on Syria....

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    Obama is proving on the big stage that he is not qualified for his position and that he is nothing more than a buffoon!
    Are we saying Hillary was right with her 3:00 AM ad?

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