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U.S. public opposes Syria intervention as Obama presses Congress
Reuters ^ | 9/3/13 | Reuters

Posted on 09/03/2013 12:21:10 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama has failed so far to convince most Americans that the United States should launch a limited military strike against Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday.

Some 56 percent of those surveyed said the United States should not intervene in Syria, while only 19 percent supported action, the online poll found.

The findings are essentially unchanged from last week and indicated that Obama changed few minds on Saturday when he argued that Washington has the obligation to punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for what the United States says was a sarin gas attack that killed more than 1,400 people, including hundreds of children, near Damascus on August 21.

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KEYWORDS: 113th; 2013polls; bho44; congress; obama; syria
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The public isn't with Obama on intervention, and he knows it. He also knows that the blowback from this may be terrible, so he needs some Republicans to front for him so that he and his party don't get all of the blame. And what do Republicans like Boehner, McCain, Graham, etc do? They play right along, willing to be Obama's fall guys.

It would be funny if it weren't so pathetic.

1 posted on 09/03/2013 12:21:10 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: ek_hornbeck

Winning issue. Republicans fold


2 posted on 09/03/2013 12:21:42 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: ek_hornbeck
Having weaponized al Qaeda with MANPADs, SAMs, and
now saris, the US Constitution defines exactly
what Obama, Graham, McCain, and Boehner are.



3 posted on 09/03/2013 12:23:46 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Viennacon
Republicans could have rubbed Obama's face in the dirt with this one, because very few Americans want us to get involved in Syria's civil war. The Republican "leadership" has chosen to side with Obama instead.

Of course, this is just part of the same pattern we've been seeing for years. Most Americans do not support amnesty for illegals. This could also have been a winning GOP issue, yet they managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory there too with their own "path to citizenship" plan.

4 posted on 09/03/2013 12:24:01 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: ek_hornbeck

Why should Osambo care? He’s got as much or more power than King George in the XVIII century, taking advantage of the one foolishness of our Founding Daddies. His only concern are the Rats who might bitch about the upcoming 2014 erection, should things go haywire.


5 posted on 09/03/2013 12:24:41 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: ek_hornbeck
Based on Obama, Hagel, and Kerry's words and promises, the three stooges have just painted themselves into another corner.

Asaad can now kill the populace with woodchippers and chain saws until they run out of people to kill. Guns, mortars, rockets, mines, daisy cutters, napalm runs, and squish em with tanks. That's all Okeedokee based on Obama doctrine.

6 posted on 09/03/2013 12:26:18 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Why should Osambo care?

Osambo? Why use that term?

7 posted on 09/03/2013 12:26:56 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these here Boncentration Bamps!)
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To: ek_hornbeck

FK Syria

FUBO

FK Congress

So help me Gawd, this thing is going through.

Bass Terds


8 posted on 09/03/2013 12:27:02 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: ek_hornbeck

If Repubs have truly folded, there is no reason to vote for them again.


9 posted on 09/03/2013 12:27:25 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: ek_hornbeck

Boehner is making a monumental mistake. His decision to declare war on Syria and involve the United States in a long bloody Mideast quagmire is catastrophic. He will be forced to resign less than six months after the first shots. He will be miserable for the rest of his life but others will suffer and die for his extremely poor judgement.


10 posted on 09/03/2013 12:28:10 PM PDT by allendale
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To: Viennacon

” Some 56 percent of those surveyed said the United States should not intervene in Syria, while only 19 percent supported action, the online poll found.”

Boehner to the rescue!!


11 posted on 09/03/2013 12:28:57 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: sargon

Got a problem with Osambo? How about Odumbo, Hussein, Osama, Obummer, and a dozen other loving nicknames for your beloved POTUS?


12 posted on 09/03/2013 12:29:09 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: ek_hornbeck
It's not an intervention!

It's the start of WWIII!

13 posted on 09/03/2013 12:29:25 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: ek_hornbeck

In former Yugoslavia, we had communist democracy. We had two to choose from
1. Union Of Communists of Yugoslavia
2. Socialist Union Of Working People Of Yugoslavia.

And I can really “feel” two-party system in USA.... (sarcasm)


14 posted on 09/03/2013 12:30:42 PM PDT by kronos77 (Kosovo is Serbian Jerusalem. No Serbia without Kosovo.)
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To: Vendome

It’s REALLY time for impeachment. At this rate our grandkids will be forced to speak another language as their mother tongue. Which one I’m not sure. If the libs aren’t seeing his horns popping out now they never will


15 posted on 09/03/2013 12:32:04 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: ek_hornbeck

and the Leadership of the USA doesn’t give a rat’s azz what the people want. Proven yet again.


16 posted on 09/03/2013 12:32:48 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: ek_hornbeck

Only 19%

The MSM is going to do everything to get that number up


17 posted on 09/03/2013 12:33:25 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Viennacon
Winning issue. Republicans fold

As usual

18 posted on 09/03/2013 12:33:57 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: kronos77
In former Yugoslavia, we had communist democracy. We had two to choose from 1. Union Of Communists of Yugoslavia 2. Socialist Union Of Working People Of Yugoslavia.

The best way for a single party system to stay in power is to pose as a two party system, thereby creating the illusion of choice where there is none.

I used to think that the difference between the GOP and the Democrats was that the Republicans would tolerate or even support the welfare state as long as they got their wars and their police state, while Democrats would tolerate or even support wars and the police state as long as they got their welfare state.

Now I think that even this subtle difference no longer applies.

19 posted on 09/03/2013 12:34:10 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: ek_hornbeck
Republicans could have rubbed Obama's face in the dirt with this one, because very few Americans want us to get involved in Syria's civil war. The Republican "leadership" has chosen to side with Obama instead.

Meanwhile liberals are happily blaming republicans for forcing Obama to go to war and portraying him as the great hero for trying to stop war by going to congress.
20 posted on 09/03/2013 12:34:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rawcatslyentist
It's not an intervention! It's the start of WWIII!

Yep!, And Bammy is claiming to take the high road to Armageddon.

21 posted on 09/03/2013 12:34:46 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: ek_hornbeck
Of course the GOP ‘leadership’ sided with Obama, on foreign policy they are totally ‘bi-partisan’!
22 posted on 09/03/2013 12:36:03 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: ek_hornbeck

U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 224-3121
TTY: (202)-225-1904


23 posted on 09/03/2013 12:38:39 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: ek_hornbeck

That was my point.

US Democrats act like a a cheaters and Republicans act like a cuckolds in denial.


24 posted on 09/03/2013 12:39:50 PM PDT by kronos77 (Kosovo is Serbian Jerusalem. No Serbia without Kosovo.)
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To: ek_hornbeck

It’s ~NOT~ over yet, friend, call your Reps and Senators and tell them: “HELL NO”, and then if possible get involved in an anti-war protest! (If everyone does this then Congress will respond).


25 posted on 09/03/2013 12:40:04 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: Diogenesis

Please keep posting those photos.

We must remember.

Islam is DEATH.


26 posted on 09/03/2013 12:41:19 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Cram black misbehavior down their throats until they change.)
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To: Viennacon

Republicans bluster, retreat and then surrender. Same old process for every issue. It’s who they are; it’s what they do; it’s how they roll.

The only thing they are good at is losing.


27 posted on 09/03/2013 12:41:43 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: JSDude1

It is too late. For decades too late. You know in communism you could also phone your representative in parlament. But what was the point?


28 posted on 09/03/2013 12:42:28 PM PDT by kronos77 (Kosovo is Serbian Jerusalem. No Serbia without Kosovo.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Got a problem with Osambo? How about Odumbo, Hussein, Osama, Obummer, and a dozen other loving nicknames for your beloved POTUS?

Osambo has racist undertones due to the cartoon Little Black Sambo. There are a million reasons to demean Obama, but skin color isn't one of them.

29 posted on 09/03/2013 12:42:42 PM PDT by KevinB (A country that would elect Barack Obama president twice is no longer worth fighting for.)
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To: JSDude1

Well said.


30 posted on 09/03/2013 12:43:10 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: ek_hornbeck
Limbaugh is among those to remind us of the similarity to Clinton-Albright's Bosnia. Sen. Paul was right to use John Kerry's Viet Nam last-to-die "question;" Sen Paul framed it as something like, Who would want to be the first to die for a mistake, Sec. Kerry?

I am absolutely opposed for the same reason some opposed Bush; to wit, NO BLOOD FOR OIL!

no blood for OIL (Obama's Insufferable Lapses)!

no blood for OIL (Obama's Incompetent Leadership)!

no blood for OIL (Obama's Insidious Liaisons)!

no blood for OIL (Obama the Islamist Lackey)! . . . .

31 posted on 09/03/2013 12:44:15 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Revolting cat!
Got a problem with Osambo?

Yes, for the obvious reason that the term needlessly invokes racial stereotypes which directly help advance the propaganda goals of those who claim that any opposition to 0bama is racially motivated. In reality, of course, it is anything but that.

How about Odumbo, Hussein, Osama, Obummer, and a dozen other loving nicknames for your beloved POTUS?

No problem with any of those. See how that works? And, by the way, 0bama is no more MY beloved POTUS than he is YOURS...

32 posted on 09/03/2013 12:44:18 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these here Boncentration Bamps!)
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To: kronos77

Defeatist attitudes will get us nowhere, it would have gotten the Poles nowhere (with the Berlin Wall) as well it would have gotten us nowhere with the election of Ronald Reagan, it would ALSO have gotten us NOWHERE if we hadn’t supported the election of Senators Cruz, Paul, Lee (and others)!

Sorry, I don’t buy it, there is still time to act (will God do His sovereign will either way, yes), but WE need to ACT as well!!


33 posted on 09/03/2013 12:45:21 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: ek_hornbeck

The Saudi Government, who has co-opted Democrats and Republicans alike, simply do not care what the American public thinks.


34 posted on 09/03/2013 12:45:24 PM 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: ek_hornbeck
It has been painfully apparent from even before 0bama was first sworn in that both he and his followers have a very imperfect appreciation of the limitations of the office of the Presidency. I get the impression that this "Constitutional scholar" fully expected simply to dictate policy and have it rubber-stamped by a Congress in which his party held the majority in both houses. Enlightenment wasn't helped a great deal when Pelosi and company proceeded to to precisely that.

That led, I think, to a high degree of unreasonable expectations, certainly on the part of certain less erudite followers who stated that he would "rule" and certain others who consider the office too august even to question - oh, they get to, the opposition does not - and that even to do so is ascribable to racism. That doesn't set a great table for compromise.

This is not a case of the United States being embarrassed in any sense. It is not a case of the U.S. military being embarrassed. It is solely a case of a narcissistic, messianic adolescent convinced that the entire country revolves around him being brought up short when he overstepped his bounds. The current media mantra is that U.S. credibility is on the line. Not the case. And 0bama never had all that much to begin with.

35 posted on 09/03/2013 12:45:37 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Revolting cat!
Got a problem with Osambo? How about Odumbo, Hussein, Osama, Obummer, and a dozen other loving nicknames for your beloved POTUS?

I'm personally found of Obongo... But watch out, you've might incure the wrath of political correctness gestapo which seems to have infiltrated Free Republic as of late.

36 posted on 09/03/2013 12:46:06 PM PDT by apillar
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To: ek_hornbeck

The few reasons cited by the RINOs are almost reasons enough to oppose this conflict.

McCain said that it diminishes the credibility of the US and the POTUS. As far as the US, I don’t think anyone doubts our national ability, *if* we have a national will. If we don’t, the US is *not* represented by its representatives. They are just things floating in our national toilet.

As far as the credibility of the POTUS, it *desperately needs* to be diminished. The office of the president has become an “imperial presidency”, and the president’s powers need to be substantially reduced. In this case, the War Powers Act needs to be considerably strengthened, taking power away from the POTUS and giving it to congress. But there are many, many other things that need to be done to restore order to the office.

They seem to want a king, not a president. To hell with that idea.

The only intervention the US should make is providing intelligence information to the rebels on how best to attack Assad’s forces. That should be more than enough. If the Saudis want to give them small arms, fine.


37 posted on 09/03/2013 12:47:38 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: ek_hornbeck

Well, there will be a few winners if we go to war. Saudi Arabia. The banksters. And secessionists.


38 posted on 09/03/2013 12:47:40 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Muzzies killing muzzies is always a good thing.


39 posted on 09/03/2013 12:47:44 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: rawcatslyentist
It's not an intervention!

It's the start of WWIII!

And I feel fine!

40 posted on 09/03/2013 12:47:52 PM 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
The Saudi Government, who has co-opted Democrats and Republicans alike, simply do not care what the American public thinks.

The Saudis are certainly part of the picture. They have a genius for speaking out of both sides of their mouths: posing as pro-Western "moderates" when they need something from the US, while assuring their own militant constituents that they're really on the side of militant by implementing sharia law at home and supporting jihadi fighters throughout the world.

I doubt that their influence is the whole story, but they're a big part of the picture. It's no accident that you had both Obama (literally) bowing to them and George W. Bush (literally) holding their hands.

41 posted on 09/03/2013 12:48:43 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: sargon; KevinB

Well, sure, we all know that, no explanation necessary. But we must challenge these templates, ridicule them, rather than continue to get down on our knees accept them and apologize (I think.) It’s along the line of people here and elsewhere saying, admitting “yes, I am a racist!” Use their weapon against them! Otherwise you risk the such nicks as ‘Hussein’ will be used against you (and have been, from what I’ve seen) in exactly the same way.


42 posted on 09/03/2013 12:49:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: ek_hornbeck

Simply stated, the Saudis keep their friends close and their enemies even closer.


43 posted on 09/03/2013 12:49:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ek_hornbeck

I couldn’t believe what I was hearing Corker say during the hearings. He kept referring to strengthening the MODERATE opposition in Syria.

There is NO MODERATE OPPOSITION IN SYRIA.

I can’t believe what’s happening to my country.


44 posted on 09/03/2013 12:50:15 PM PDT by gotribe (Vladimir Putin is MY President)
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To: apillar

Glad I’m not the only one who has noticed the GOP’s own strain of the political correctness virus.


45 posted on 09/03/2013 12:50:25 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: dfwgator

The only question is who they consider their enemies and who they count among their friends.


46 posted on 09/03/2013 12:51:37 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: rawcatslyentist

Yup. WWIII is on deck. And our malevolent political class couldn’t be happier.


47 posted on 09/03/2013 12:51:49 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: re_nortex

In modern history, there is no time in my life when the muzzies weren’t on a mass killing rampage.

I take it for granted they will always be murdering someone.

Therefore, when they apply their murderous ways to one another, I hate to, but must, call it a blessing. Because the alternative is that they will apply their murdering to innocent non-muslim people who are just trying to live good lives without that Child Rapist as their role model.


48 posted on 09/03/2013 12:52:54 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Cram black misbehavior down their throats until they change.)
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To: apillar

Yes, evidently the names for this Indonesian mulatto in the White Hut have already been categorized by the Political Correctness Ministry, and you’d better be careful with every word. (Is ‘mulatto’ allowed? What about ‘Indonesian’?)


49 posted on 09/03/2013 12:53:32 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: ek_hornbeck
I despise the republican party for allowing scumbags like Mccain, Graham and Boner turn the party into Obama’s bitches. America has no interest in intervening in Syria. When your enemies are killing each other you let them keep killing each other.
50 posted on 09/03/2013 12:54:24 PM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags f All Colors)
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