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On Syria, McConnell Remains Lone
Hill Leader on the Fence

Roll Call [Washington, DC], by David Hawkings

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 9/3/2013 6:21:53 PM

Only one of the top five members of the bipartisan congressional hierarchy still sits on the fence about launching a punitive strike against Syria: Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader. The Kentucky Republican emerged from the White House on Monday as the only member of the bicameral leadership group still uncommitted to voting in favor of legislation authorizing military action. McConnell looks to be taking as much time as he can. He’s weighing his political considerations back home, where an isolationist stance would provide clear short-term benefit, against the pressures of his leadership role at the Capitol,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: kanphil, 9/3/2013 6:25:51 PM     (No. 9504287)

Hang tough, Mitch! I guarantee if one of my Senators from Texas(and only one is a threat) I will campaign long and hard against his re-election.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 9/3/2013 6:35:00 PM     (No. 9504301)

Ooh, a fence-sitter! How BRAVE!

/s off/

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Reply 3 - Posted by: doublesharp, 9/3/2013 6:35:19 PM     (No. 9504302)

Mitch is hearing tea party footsteps in his Kentucky primary. He is running an exceptionally petty and mean spirited re-election campaign that smells of desperation even though he´s the front runner. McConnell knows he may well lose and the flop sweat is visible.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: judy, 9/3/2013 6:36:26 PM     (No. 9504305)

Don´t worry dems, McConnell will be back on your side once he´s re-elected. McCain did the same thing, ran as a repub, once re-elected he went back to being a double dem.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 9/3/2013 6:37:07 PM     (No. 9504306)

My sister lives in boehner´s district and she is fired up to the point that if boehner gets by the primary she will vote for his dem opponent. Why not, what will the difference be?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tulipwood, 9/3/2013 7:24:33 PM     (No. 9504350)

If he buckles, I hope Matt Bevin jumps all over him.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Buzzman, 9/3/2013 7:35:20 PM     (No. 9504366)

Mitch McConnell and John Boehner are the reasons I am no longer a Republican. I voted faithfully for the last 40 years to keep the communists at bay, but no longer. There is not a significant difference between the parties today as they are lost in there own world of political gaming. The American people deserve better. Why is it that a couple of hundred hard core communists can control this country with impunity when the majority of Americans can´t stand them? Answer: Republicans.

To those who think a third party is suicide, I say to you,"Vote Republican and you will get the government you deserve."

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Reply 8 - Posted by: fayebeck, 9/3/2013 7:42:23 PM     (No. 9504372)

Mitch will vote democrat.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 9/3/2013 7:54:13 PM     (No. 9504380)

McConnell is like a turtle on a fence post - can´t get down and doesn´t know how he got there....

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ricktutt, 9/3/2013 8:15:50 PM     (No. 9504400)

Mitch, you are a post turtle!


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Reply 11 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 9/3/2013 8:43:02 PM     (No. 9504429)

Well put, #9.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: nevernaught, 9/3/2013 11:14:00 PM     (No. 9504579)

Consider this Mitch and be honest. Ask the rest of your ilk in the Senate this question. If it turns out that it wasn´t Assad who allegedly (and I hear this word used more and more), gassed his people, and it turns out that The Muslim Brotherhood did the deed, will Obama ask to go to war against them, and will you vote for that action.

I don´t think that will come up, because Obama is still protecting them. Do the right thing this time and stop playing politics. The American people are against this action in all of the polling. This will not end well and lots of politicians will lose their jobs if they go into a foreign war over this.

Democrats said and did nothing when Iraq gassed 5,000 Kurds. Is there some difference I´m missing here, or is it politics as usual.

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