Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Mark this On Your Calender

Amazing...The Republicans in Congress to date haven't voted with this President on anything....If He said that two plus two was four...They yelled that it was twenty two....Now They might just support him...On an act of war...A conflict we shouldn't be getting involved in....But that's just my opinion...

Mark this on your calender folks...House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on Tuesday endorsed President Barack Obama’s call for military action in Syria. Sayyyy Whattt?

The top elected Republican in Washington, House Speaker, John "Cry Me a River"Boehner said following a meeting at the White House that he intended to support President Obama’s plan for limited strikes against the regime of Bashar Assad in Syria.

"I am going to support the president's call for action,” he told reporters. "I believe my colleagues should support this call for action."

Let the church say amen! NOT!

As some Republicans signal their reluctance to approve  President Obama’s request for authority to intervene in Syria, Speaker Boehner’s endorsement could be influential. The GOP speaker is often hesitant to get out in front of his unruly Republican conference on major issues, giving John Boehner’s pronouncement yesterday all the more weight.

 Following the meeting, Boehner's deputy, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., backed the use of force, as well.


Again...Mark This on your calender....

“The use of these weapons has to be responded to,” Boehner said. "And only the United States has the capability and capacity to stop Assad and to warn others around the world that this type of behavior is not going to be tolerated."

But, as if to drive home the point that all Republicans aren’t on board with President Obama, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Republicans’ 2012 vice presidential nominee who often sides with Boehner over conservative insurgents on many issues, voiced his skepticism.

"The President has some work to do to recover from his grave missteps in Syria. He needs to clearly demonstrate that the use of military force would strengthen America's security,” Ryan said in a statement. “I want to hear his case to Congress and to the American people."

Now that sounds more like them!

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., emerged following the meeting to express her own support for the strikes, on a humanitarian basis. But she said that Obama should lay out more of the evidence against Assad to help build his case for action.

"I believe the American people need to hear more about the intelligence that supports this action," she said.

If John Boehner and  Eric Cantor can deliver a large number of Republican votes, they could combine with Democrats in the House to help advance the resolution supporting the use of force in Syria through the politically-tricky House of Representatives. A first.

But John Boehner’s office also made clear that the Obama administration would need to spearhead any effort to win the necessary votes in the House.

“Everyone understands that it is an uphill battle to pass a resolution, and the speaker expects the White House to provide answers to members' questions and take the lead on any whipping effort,” said Michael Steel, a spokesman for the speaker.

If all of this seems mouth opening and just bizzarre to you...Don't feel bad...It's shocking me too...

Like I said...Mark this on your calender!

1 comment:

Arlene said...

I wrote it down!! Let's hope this is the beginning of a new wave of bipartisan cooperation. Probably not, but I can wish. We should have expected agreement on the murder of people on the other side of the world. "They" believe President Obama is from "over there" anyway so why not kill up some of "them."

I'm opposed to war! Anywhere, everywhere, at all times. Let's give peace a chance.


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