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    Re: Are the republicans voting against syria for the right reasons?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I think that would be few and far between. I don't know of many liberals who are supporting military action in Syria. But you are correct. If there were any, they would be just as big of a hypocrite as the Republicans.
    Congress should represent the views of each members constituents. If reports are true that calls to Washington are running 100 to 1 against military action, the vote should be against military action. Unanimously.

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    Re: Are the republicans voting against syria for the right reasons?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I reiterate what I said, I suspect that the only Democrats who will vote for this idiotic attack would be the same fools who voted for military action in Iraq. At last THAT would be consistent. However, I am hoping that most vote against military action.
    Kerry in 2002 voted FOR Iraq, so that idiot is consistent and yes, I agree, I too am hoping that any Syria military action is voted down.
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    Re: Are the republicans voting against syria for the right reasons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Kerry in 2002 voted FOR Iraq, so that idiot is consistent and yes, I agree, I too am hoping that any Syria military action is voted down.
    When it comes to warmongering....when you are the top levels of government I think both parties are generally about the same.

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    Are the republicans voting against syria for the right reasons?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I reiterate what I said, I suspect that the only Democrats who will vote for this idiotic attack would be the same fools who voted for military action in Iraq. At last THAT would be consistent. However, I am hoping that most vote against military action.
    And you will be singing the praises of one of those "fools" in 2016.

    Which makes you....

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    Re: Are the republicans voting against syria for the right reasons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Congress should represent the views of each members constituents. If reports are true that calls to Washington are running 100 to 1 against military action, the vote should be against military action. Unanimously.
    Maybe people supporting action aren't calling in, it might seem obscene for someone to urge their congressman to "bomb the motherf****r."

    In any case, clearly more Americans are opposed than for intervention, and it should be a consideration for Congress. But they represent us through elections, not directly on issues as they appear, and are generally more informed than we are, although some seem like idiots.

    It's a delicate balance between representative democracy and an oligarchy of 435 leaders.

    I dunno. Guess I'm just glad I don't have their job right now.

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    Re: Are the republicans voting against syria for the right reasons?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    IF the republicans are voting against Obama it is because he is trying to the pass something they do not want.Just like when the democrats opposed bush on things they didn't want. People do not elect one party over another because they want them siding together almost on every issue.

    Iraq and Syria are two different situations. Saddam used chemical weapons not once,not twice but around 15-20 times.Saddam also killed a million of his own citizens. Saddam made everyone think he still had WMDs. Politicians on both sides of the isle way before Bush was even in office have said Saddam has WMDs. 9-11 happened shortly before the Iraq war and people did not want some other middle eastern country striking us.
    Bullcrap!
    Who sold Saddam the chemical precursors to manufacture the gas? That would be the good old USA. If you want to assess blame, be precise and don't generalize. We were the scumbags behind the Iran/Iraq war and all those chemicals. No WMDs and the UN inspectors, remember Blix, stated that categorically, and also stated that they had unimpeded access. 9-11 had no link whatsoever to Iraq! Bush's war folly cost us over a Trillion dollars, thousands and thousands of dead and wounded wonderful GIs, and perhaps millions of dead, wounded, or instant refugee Iraqis to Syria. There is no justification for the Iraq War, just like Vietnam. Sometimes when you are recently out of the service, the truth begins to dawn.

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    Re: Are the republicans voting against syria for the right reasons?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    There is a reason they are known as the "party of NO". The reality is, if the President had an R behind his name they would be whooping up they way the always do. This is just another in the Party of No's oppose everything and anything that Obama wants, they are so predictable.

    For the record...I don't support it any more than I would support it if the President were Republican. We don't belong in Syria any more than we belonged in Iraq. We are not the police of the world.
    In this case you should be cheering the party of No. I would say the party of No as you call them are right in saying No to an idiot president who is always wrong.
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    Re: Are the republicans voting against syria for the right reasons?

    So much of Congressional voting comes down to, "do they NEED my vote for this, or can I vote against it to save face with *insert particular demographic here*." It's really nothing more than that.
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    Re: Are the republicans voting against syria for the right reasons?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    And you will be singing the praises of one of those "fools" in 2016.

    Which makes you....
    I understand. I don't think the Democrats are much better than the Republicans when it comes to warmongering. I getit......I don't expect much different although I hope for more....and I am always disappointed. But across the board....the Democrats are not quite as crazy as the Republicans on other stuff....which is why I support them.

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    Re: Are the republicans voting against syria for the right reasons?

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    In this case you should be cheering the party of No. I would say the party of No as you call them are right in saying No to an idiot president who is always wrong.
    I do side with the opposition here....but for different reasons. The party of NO isn't siding on the right side of the issue for the right reasons. They are siding because they are the party of NO. I have no doubt that if the President were Republican they would be warmongering, cheering USA USA USA and waving flags. If you are honest.....you wont disagree.

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