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Obama to Seek Congressional Approval on Syria
boston.com ^ | August 31, 2013 | DAVID ESPO

Posted on 08/31/2013 10:58:48 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in the Obama administration and on Capitol Hill say President Barack Obama intends to seek congressional approval for action against Syria.

Obama will speak on the developments in Syria from the Rose Garden on Saturday.

The officials insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak ahead of the president

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1 posted on 08/31/2013 10:58:48 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Just say no.


2 posted on 08/31/2013 10:59:33 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

He makes me want to puke


3 posted on 08/31/2013 11:00:20 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
yak, yak, yak. How about when they get together they demand answers about Benghazi?

Yak, yak, yak....I really dislike being talked down to by monkeys with hand grenades.

4 posted on 08/31/2013 11:01:27 AM PDT by grania
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To: al baby

This was Comedy Central. And we wonder why people around the world laughing at US?


5 posted on 08/31/2013 11:02:08 AM PDT by QQQQ
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Look at this idiot painfully trying to weasel out now that he finds himself standing alone.
Mr - I’ll go it alone - tough guy

Suddenly he now needs congressional approval, its the Limbaugh doctrine. There must be someone else that made the decision, avoid any accountably at all costs.

The Saudies must be pissed

p.s. any idea why the live thread was locked?


6 posted on 08/31/2013 11:02:17 AM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Watch for Boner and McLame to run to rescue Bozo.


7 posted on 08/31/2013 11:02:29 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: BarnacleCenturion

A resounding NO. Obama looks like an idiot.


8 posted on 08/31/2013 11:02:34 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

looks like? He is..


9 posted on 08/31/2013 11:03:41 AM PDT by QQQQ
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Obama’s in a bad place... Call your congressman and say no to bombing Syria!


10 posted on 08/31/2013 11:03:46 AM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: DanielRedfoot

lol

the cheese stands alone
the cheese stands alone
hi ho the dairy oh
the cheese stands alone


11 posted on 08/31/2013 11:04:04 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Let him twist in the wind.

He’ll blame Congress in either event if this escapade FUBARs anyway.


12 posted on 08/31/2013 11:04:08 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: al baby

Smart way to save face for Obama.
Now, it’s time to pressure Congress to just say no, and certainly say no in the absence of indisputable proof that Assad did it.


13 posted on 08/31/2013 11:04:15 AM PDT by BIV (typical white person)
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To: DanielRedfoot

It was already posted by kristinn earlier. Scroll down the Breaking news, and you’ll find it only a couple posts down.


14 posted on 08/31/2013 11:04:39 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Viennacon

‘Obama looks like an idiot.’

Because he IS an idiot.


15 posted on 08/31/2013 11:04:40 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Over and over and over again thus jack wagon referred to our nation as a democracy.

Not once did he rightly call our country by its correct incorporation as a Republic.

Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised but, it is so old describing my country for his own invention of that which we are not, as a people, nor what we can never become.


16 posted on 08/31/2013 11:05:51 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Good ... soon America will have every congressperson on record .... Good.


17 posted on 08/31/2013 11:06:14 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Jack Hammer

Looks like Barry has unpainted himself from the corner...


18 posted on 08/31/2013 11:06:33 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Congress says no => 0bama rescinds his decision to attack 0bama => Nobel Prize Committee and the Press praise him as ‘peace warrior’.

Congress says yes => Nobel Prize Committee and the Press again call Republicans ‘war mongers’ => 0bama’s action is justified.


19 posted on 08/31/2013 11:07:02 AM PDT by paudio
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To: Viennacon

Obama looks like an idiot.

You're on the right track ... but personally, I think the term festering idiot is more appropriate!

20 posted on 08/31/2013 11:07:14 AM PDT by Zakeet (If the government can print all the money it needs, then why do we still collect taxes?)
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To: BIV

Save face he looks like a raving wuss


21 posted on 08/31/2013 11:07:46 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

looks like those Russian warships may have made their point...


22 posted on 08/31/2013 11:07:55 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (E)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Obama and his henchmen are looking for a way out of the bad situation they made for themselves.


23 posted on 08/31/2013 11:08:52 AM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I bet Aunt Esther is kickin’ his ass right now!


24 posted on 08/31/2013 11:09:34 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Obama BLINKS on the world stage. (I just watched the speech here in Russia).


25 posted on 08/31/2013 11:11:24 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Predicted it yesterday. He is looking for someone else to scapegoat if things sour in Syria, and if he is out front, alone, then all fingers will point at him when the shit hits the fan. This way, he can blame Congress whether they approve the use of force or not, since conditions are certain to detoriate.
26 posted on 08/31/2013 11:11:27 AM PDT by Dysart (Control your destiny or someone else will. -- Jack Welch)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Obama votes “Yes” and beats his chest - “See, I am a DECISIVE President. Strong as a bull.”

Congress votes No. “I MUST obey the Constitution”. (Aside to Lefty and Islamic friends) “I NEVER REALLY did not want to do it anyway!”


27 posted on 08/31/2013 11:11:28 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: BarnacleCenturion; All
Let's put this in terms the clown will understand:

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28 posted on 08/31/2013 11:12:24 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: BarnacleCenturion

And the buffoon says what ?

The clown Obama , lying lame duck , is still talking ?

Bring eggs and tomatoes for that criminal who must be sued .

The UN inquiry then is useless .

Your buffoon president dare to speak about “democracy” as he IS NOT a democrat . He decides alone without proof ....
What is the hidden agenda and the true goal of the buffoon .

Go Putin


29 posted on 08/31/2013 11:12:43 AM PDT by Ulysse
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To: BarnacleCenturion
No. Period.

Let the Mooslims kill each other.

30 posted on 08/31/2013 11:13:10 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: Dysart
Let's put this in terms the clown will understand:

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31 posted on 08/31/2013 11:13:58 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The republicans will roll over for him in one vote.


32 posted on 08/31/2013 11:15:07 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria [and Eric Holder])
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To: BarnacleCenturion

My super secret source says that Assad is ROFLHAO.


33 posted on 08/31/2013 11:15:43 AM PDT by Datom (Still runnin' "Against the Wind.")
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I say give him the damn approval. IF he rides point in AF One. Tip of the Spear, Boy....Tip of the Spear!


34 posted on 08/31/2013 11:15:46 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Ok, folks. Cooler heads have gotten to Obama, but it’s now up to We The People to burn up the telephone lines to our respective members of Congress (both houses, preferably).

Please, please, make these calls. Let Congress know we are opposed to any military action in Syria. Give Obama a way to save face, if you will.

It is up to every US citizen to do his or her duty.

My spouse and I’ve already made the calls, so I will turn it over to my fellow patriots.


35 posted on 08/31/2013 11:16:25 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Iron Munro

If my Congressman votes to give it to him, I am going to raise holy Georgia Mountain hell on him.


36 posted on 08/31/2013 11:16:39 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: BarnacleCenturion

0bama telegraphed his intentions without regard to Congress. Now they’re a convenient scapegoat for his mishandling of Syria. He really IS ‘The Amateur’.


37 posted on 08/31/2013 11:16:41 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: BarnacleCenturion

It’s to be expected. It saves face, because he’s on record as saying that the POTUS can’t do these things alone, absent a clear national interest. Biden’s comments are even stronger (he says it would be impeachment material).

This way he passes responsibility over to Congress and makes himself look consistent in his principles.

And he knows darn well Congress won’t go for this. He doesn’t want to go in, but unless they help him, he has to do something. Every something is risky.

Benghazi, he couldn’t pass the buck. This time he can.


38 posted on 08/31/2013 11:17:22 AM PDT by HomeAtLast (Galt's Gulch: it isn't Valley Forge.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Can’t make this sh!? Up.


39 posted on 08/31/2013 11:19:06 AM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: House Atreides

NOW it’s WE instead of ME.

Also there are other atrocities that have been given a blind eye to like the plight of the people of the Sudan.


40 posted on 08/31/2013 11:23:22 AM PDT by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

>0bama telegraphed his intentions without regard to Congress. Now they’re a convenient scapegoat for his mishandling of Syria. He really IS ‘The Amateur’.<

True, that. But, he’s very conveniently forgetting the UN. That’s because a certain member of the Security Council will veto any action every single time. Can we all say, Russia? I knew we could.

Look, I do not care if he passes the buck. A confrontation with Russia over Syria would be catastrophic for the US. It must not happen.


41 posted on 08/31/2013 11:23:50 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Dysart

As they say “Let’s hope profanity remains the only stranger here”.


42 posted on 08/31/2013 11:24:35 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Wasn’t congress supposed to be too “special” to consult?

Why would they want to listen to people with such a loooooooooooow approval rating now???


43 posted on 08/31/2013 11:26:32 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Darnright

I’ll take it. We might get a few more months to prepare — or even to live, if it goes 10,000-suns-hot.


44 posted on 08/31/2013 11:28:12 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Zakeet

“I think the term festering idiot is more appropriate!”

Suppurating is even better!


45 posted on 08/31/2013 11:28:13 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Always been his escape plan he passes the buck congress will vote no (which is the only good thing) then he’s off the hook and tells his terrorist buddies he tried but his hands are tied and he also gets to label republicans in 2014/2016 election cycle as hippocrites that didn’t go after real WMDs while people are slaughtered etc... Once again he floats a total false flag op and we are swept out of power by low info voters and bleeding hearts...The End


46 posted on 08/31/2013 11:33:17 AM PDT by RonaldReagan4Ever
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To: al baby
Smoke n' mirrors.

I can't prove a thing ... but I'm convinced the mulatto bastard (but I repeat myself) is doing everything it can to keep from having the congress roiled about impeachment for Benghazi .. or F&F.

I believe, and again, I can't prove it ... the US is part of whatEVER is going on in Syria and that the timing of this event is too suspicious.


I also believe the mulatto bastard will occupy our time for the next year and a half with boojit.

47 posted on 08/31/2013 11:34:15 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I said it earlier, went to town and did some errands, back now, and it is even worse...

What a sordid stinking mess.


48 posted on 08/31/2013 11:36:33 AM PDT by Shady (It is called LIBERTY...Freedom linked to Responsibility. Any questions?)
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To: knarf

Dafuq is a boojit?


49 posted on 08/31/2013 11:37:54 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

>I’ll take it. We might get a few more months to prepare — or even to live, if it goes 10,000-suns-hot.<

You’ll be around longer than will my neighbors and I. We’re about 4 1/2 hours (assuming no dang 18-wheeler wrecks along the way) from D.C.

Besides, you’re younger than me. (c;


50 posted on 08/31/2013 11:37:55 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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