Both House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that they would support President Barack Obama´s plan for limited military action in Syria, with Boehner saying that it´s "something the country needs to do." Both addressed reporters after a meeting Tuesday morning between Obama and Congressional leaders on Syria. "I´m going to support the president´s call for action, and I believe my colleagues should," Boehner said. Boehner´s support is significant for passage in a couple of ways. He rarely gets out publicly ahead of his Republican conference, so it suggests that he feels strongly a
Sir, you are sending American servicemen and women to their deaths because of what the obamao regime is holding over your head. Please resign and let someone else take your position, someone the marxists can´t blackmail into submission.
First he calls in Johnnie and Miss Lindsey to remind them what (blackmail) information he has they don´t wish to get out to the general public. (Lindsey, we all know you´re gay already.) Now he´s twisting John Boehner´s arm. I wonder what he has on Speaker Boehner???
I hope there are some clean, honest, upright, un-blackmail-able Republicans left to vote against this atrocious idea. We allowed 140,000 Syrians to be murdered, but we are going to war over the latest 400? Something is wrong here.
FTA: ""The use of these weapons has to be responded to," Boehner said.
Why this time and not the last time? Waiting for all the usual suspects to begin posting why we should continue to support the establishment republicans. This is irrefutable evidence that there isn´t a lick of difference between the two parties that are systematically destroying this country. There were many times in the past I have posted that the Barbarians are at the gate. Well no more; they are inside and holding the keys.
so we the people have absolutely no say in this. I believe there must be a ´´live boy/dead girl´´ episode in Boehner´s background. There´s got to be a damn good reason he´s such an easily manipulated goof.
At the same time, this could just be ´´business as usual´´ in DC. I´m reading This Town - it´s a real eye opener for anyone who still believes we have any political muscle as voters...
Since the Carter Administration, The U>S> has been doing its very best to wreck our relations with virtually every Nation in the Mid-East. John Boehner´s statement is just the latest turncoat decision for the U>S> Hey, why should he care what the overwhelming majority of Americans want. He was voted in to think for himself, not for Americans. In my opinion, we do not need to take military action anywhere outside of our borders at this time.
Yeah, that´s it: BO has "something" on Boehner. Can´t possibly that Boehner, like many, think this it the right thing to do. You can quibble about how we got here and how late in the day it is, but why wouldn´t he support an effective response? Tossing a few missiles, no, but a punishing attack? How can anyone oppose that.
I don´t like Boehner either, but sometimes a broken clock is right twice a day.
In so many ways, Obama has gone it alone and made many things, including Syria, so much worse. He said he didn´t need Congress(he never did before). Let him do it on his own. Let Congress vote "present". And see what happens. Once Congress votes to approve, he will take credit if it goes well and blame Congress if it doesn´t. The man has no clue running anything except his community activism. Obama must have a lot of dirt on everyone in Washington because they all cave to his wishes.
The creature, Hussein, has previously stated he would always stand with his muslim brothers. He also provided his insight that the future does not belong to any who slander his profit of islam....IOW death to infidels. This pResident then allowed HIS ambassador and our brave US servicemen to die on the sands of Benghazi...terminating duty of any who would attempt to save them. This vile, evil, corrupt pervert is now one you will follow into battle? WTP do not agree. Take heed you trembling limp, weak kneed wimpy, man. The evil one has not changed his position in the slightest. Yet you still will not listen with the brain GOD gave you. Our service men deserve better than the warm pile that attempts bring down this country.....OUR country. He lies, he was taught to lie, he will continue to lie. He hates this country and he will always do anything possible to destroy it and US. This is what he does. This is what he is.
A strike on Syria pretty much guarantees Iran/Hezbollah strike Israel. Just the way Obama wants it. To TOTUS it is Israel that is the real enemy. General Barack Hussein Obama commander in chief of the Al-Qeeda Air Force. This will not go well.
I´m simply stunned. I´m also fed-up with being stunned by this regime.
And now Boehner is asking the House to support this? And the Republicans are helping Obama mend his global reputation? Is this right? Are we actually worried about his reputation?
Do Republicans in Congress actually believe Obama cares anything about them? Don’t they know he will destroy them (again) if things don’t work out? Are we that stupid?
There is no plan to win this. We haven’t had a plan to “win” any war since World War II (regardless of the President’s and the Pentagon’s doggedness plan for heavy bombing in Vietnam, it still didn’t work).
And now, after all the revelations by the UN and reports from ABC news, we are still interested in going into Syria knowing full-well there is a possibility the Muslim Brotherhood gassed these people?
Don’t you think the Muslim Brotherhood understands public opinion/politics too? Didn’t they receive influence and morale boosting from Obama during visits to the White House?
WHY are we involving ourselves in a muslim war? They have no compunction about murdering/terrorizing each other. Our goal should be protecting civilized people from their jihad against all non-muslims. Our government (with muslim czars) is using the "brilliant" Democrats and their acceptance of Marxism to turn country-after-country over to our enemies, the Muslim Brotherhood/al Qeada. The Dems envision Globalization, but I think Obama envisions an Islamic world, with himself as the Ruler of All.
Before 2008 I was always proud of the USA. Even when Obama was elected in 2008 I was still proud of America. We have never been perfect and we have made our fair share of mistakes at home and abroad. But through it all we always strove to do the right thing as a nation and as a people.
Since 2008 we have been changing into a nation I no longer recognize and admittedly I am repulsed by. Our politicians are only interested in themselves and unfortunately 99% are complete idiots. It is easy to say it is all Obama´s fault but it is not his entirely. We have supported and voted for these fools and we are the bigger fools for having done so.
Boehner´s actions today are those of a man who no longer understands what it means to be an American. Instead he is just another politician that can be found in any cesspool. When the bombs fall and children and civilians die the media will turn on them. When Syria becomes an Islamist state and a group arises like the Taliban did after the Russians left Afghanistan, what will they have accomplished?
I miss the United States of America that I once knew and loved. Unfortunately, everyday it is becoming clearer and clearer to me that she will not be returning.
#34, because the powers that be have not proven that Assad did it. It is more reasonably the work of the rebel opposition, trying to lure the U.S. into being al Quida´s air force. The ´opposition´ in Syria has been caught with sarin gas before, BTW. And why now? Why do we need to get into this just to keep Obama from being embarrassed because he shot off his big mouth about ´red lines?´ This is his doing. He wants to be able to brag about how big and brave HE is if it works (ala ´I got bin Ladin´), and blame the Republicans for making him do it if it turns out badly. Either way, the U.S. does not benefit. WE HAVE NO DOG IN THIS FIGHT!
Why wait another week or so and a lengthy Congressional debate to start the bombardment of Syria as the wimpy Republican leadership in the Congress has already caved?
As soon as the so-called collateral damage starts showing up, Obama will now be able to blame the Republicans.
The next big decision that Obama and the liberal Democrats will most probably make on Syria is to resettle a couple of million mostly poor Muslim refugees into the USA, recognizing that once eligible, that vast majority of them would become liberal Democrat voters in the years ahead.
If the wimpy Republicans put up an initial squawk, the liberal Democrats will threaten to call them out the Republicans as Islamophobe racists for opposing what could well be an open ended refugee flow from the Middle East. In a short time the wimpy Republicans would cave on that policy shift also, they always do in the end when the race card is played against them.
No Johnny, this is something the country doesn´t need to do. Why do we "need" to put American servicemen´s lives at risk because of an internal civil war? There is no eminent threat to this country. I say turn this whole situation over to the United Nations and let that gifted body decide what to do in all of it´s infinite wisdom. If not now when, and if not this issue then what issue is serious enough for them to take action on? It´s put up or shut up time. This ain´t our pig and it ain´t our farm.
Actually, this is brilliant. Unintentionally, probably, but brilliant nonetheless. Let the GOP leadership vote yes and the rank and file republicans vote no along with some of the dems. In the end, congress can vote it down, but Obama will have trouble claiming the republicans just want to thwart him.
This makes no sense and reflects very badly on Boehner. There may well be more to this than the public is being told - but if there is, now is the time to inform the American public of the real reasons behind what appears to be an act of gratuitous folly whose like I cannot recall. Nor am I at all happy with the failure of people like Boehner and McCain to explain and justify their claims that the use of nerve gas in a civil war is a threat to the U.S. or that intervening in that civil war will remove the alleged threat to the U.S.
These people cannot be as stupid and ignorant of history as they seem. They must have information or knowledge of objectives they have not shared with the American people. I don´t like that one bit, regardless of the rest of the story.
It begins to look like everyone in Washington needs to go home and a whole new crew sent in. The latter may not not any better, but it is hard to see how they could do any worse.
What happened to the United Nations? Aren´t they supposed to be issuing a report as to who did what to whom? Are they supposed to deal with trouble like this? What is the rush to act before they even have the chance to display their usual ineffectiveness? (The U.N. passed resolutions against Hussein for 20 years I believe, all of which he isgnored).
Obama is acting like a drunken, insane gunslinger and an American bully who doesn´t give a flip what "the rest of the world thinks." I thought that was GWB, not Obama. I thought the whole idea was to "lead from behind" so that "the rest of the world" would love us and be our friends. Is THIS the way to do that?
No it certainly isn´t Mr. Boehner. What the Country needs to do is focus on electing people next year who will kick you and other Obama excusers to the curb and start working on turning this economy around. Since you refuse to work on that.
I really want him to answer the question of why he thinks this country needs to put our military in the path of people who behead others and eat their innards? That will play real well just before an election year, won´t it?
I knew that this eunich was a hack a long time ago. Everytime Boehner has a chance to support the interest of the American people he folds like a cheap suit. From the first debt ceiling battle to Benghazi and now this. I don´t know what Axelgrease and co have on this doofus but he needs to be relieved of his speakership ASAP. And is it me or does Johnny boy look like he´s taking sips out of a flask every few hours? Maybe it´s stress or having his head up the presidential wahzoo. Who knows but maybe that´s the problem.
#49 forget about the UN as Obama can´t go back there. He closed off that international avenue by misleading both the UN and the Russians about his true intent on getting them to pass a UN resolution authorizing a limited use of force in Libya, then bombed the entire country for an extended period instead. With that, Obama burned his UN bridge and can´t expect any help from the UN on future use of force proposals, as the Russians have not forgotten and will probably use their veto to stop any future Obama use of force proposal.
I can see nothing good for the U.S. if we get involved in this war, but lots of negatives. If the Congressional GOP go along with Obama on this, the two party system has failed us. Does anyone have a plan B?
I´ve come to a simple conclusion, the only one I believe can explain the betrayals Republicans commit against Americans on a daily basis. The powers-that-be hoovered trillions of our dollars via the economic stimulus. That is more than enough to buy off everyone in government, Republicans included. They´re bought and will stay bought.
I really don´t see any point in going to the polls & voting for repubs. Once they get to DC & get invited to the WH for dinner they change into dems. Once the immigration & the Syria plans are passed by the repubs it will be time for a third party.
Foolish Republicans project good and honest motives onto Obama. This is a mistake. And a guy like Boehner thinks highly of the institution of the presidency and wants to respect it, but can´t comprehend that a character like Obama is not worthy of presidential respect. Boehner needs to retire and return to his family Ohio bar where life is simpler and where his intuition about people is still valid. His instincts are all wrong for this Washington and this character Obama.
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