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The American People Have Spoken: Calls to Congress 499 to 1 against Syria war*

The American People Have Spoken: Calls to Congress 499 to 1 against Syria war

By Garth Kant and Chelsea Schilling

Americans are slamming at least 24 members of Congress with thousands of phone calls and emails, urging lawmakers not to approve a military strike on Syria – by a margin of as much as 499 to 1.

A national debate is raging on Twitter. Tweets and statements from members of Congress – both Democrat and Republican – show tremendously strong opposition to President Obama’s call for an air strike on Syria:

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My perusing the yahoo comment boards shows, based on thumbs up thumb down, running at 20-1 against bombing. Haven't seen a single comment in favor. Nobody wants this.


Well hopefully they keep

Well hopefully they keep speaking up because starting next week there is going to be an intense lobbying push that will take place inside the halls of Capitol Hill. A major effort is going to be undertaken to get a military authorization bill passed.

The house will probably not even have a chance to vote until the week of the 16th... or even later...

We are not invited to the discussion

The latest Pew Research poll (Aug 29 - Sept 1) has 29% supporting, 48% against, 23% know-nothing, with Republicans narrowly divided for and against.


Other reports, like this post, claim Americans, regardless of party affiliation uniformly opposed, like 99% !!

There is a huge discrepancy between "official" polls and raw, or grassroots data such as Twitter, Facebook, reports of individual congressmen, etc.

It sure appears that think tanks, official pollsters, top political leaders and the media are holding a massive circle-jerk that does not include actual us. Listening to the media talking heads you would think they were paid assistants of the White House Press Secretary.

The think tanks set the goal posts, the pollsters tell top pols half-truths or straight-out lies about what we think, the pols say "the people have spoken" and do exactly what was intended from the start.

In the past, manufacturing consent was drop-dead simple but in 2013 it is easy for almost everyone to see the deception machine at work. The big question is: Will the pretense of democratic governance be continued or dropped in a blunt display of executive power?

Out of

curiosity I checked out Nancy Pelosi's Facebook page and most people are saying to vote no. Someone posted this in the comments...

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"Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.,

admitted her constituents’ calls were “overwhelmingly negative” over a possible Syria intervention, but she added, “They don’t know what I know."

what the eff could she know?

She might know that the democrappic party gravy train will stop if she doesn't toe the party line with Obama.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

Let me assure that bitch, we

Let me assure that bitch, we know what she knows. We know why the Saudis are offering to pay for it and more.


don't know what I know"

Which is what? That Syria plans to attack the United States tomorrow?


the crazy old bat's got nothing.

Remember the last time the

Remember the last time the public was unanimous in opposing a reckless action by Congress?

Right. It was the bailouts... which went forward anyway.

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It looks like this time it's different

People of all political affiliations are actually speaking up, emailing and calling their representatives. If you look at Congressman sites (I'm in Texas), they each have a statement about Syria and multiple responses by constituents telling them to vote no. People are pissed this time!

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW

Which was also the Obama

Which was also the Obama Care, which went forward anyway.

Politicians don't care about Americans at all. Fully controlled by the lobby behind.