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Alan Grayson: Obama Will Struggle To Get 100 Syria Votes in The House

by Brett Logiurato - September 9, 2013 - Business Insider

Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson doesn't think that President Barack Obama will get 100 votes in favor of his plan for military strikes in Syria — even after the public-relations blitz Obama will put on over the next two days.

"If you do the math, what you're seeing is that Democrats are 2-to-1 or 3-to-1 against among those who have already declared," Grayson (D-Fla.) said in an interview with Business Insider.

"That will remain true. The Republicans are more than 10-to-1 against. I think that will remain true. Project it out by party, and you'll see that the President is going to have to struggle to get to 100 votes here."

Grayson, who re-entered Congress this year for a second term after losing re-election in 2010, has become a leading force in what has been heavy Democratic opposition to Obama's plan for intervention in Syria.

At home on recess, members of Congress have found near-record opposition to intervention in Syria at local town-hall events.

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FOX news reporters are going

FOX news reporters are going crazy because the war with Syria may be called off. Especially because Russia offered to help secure the chemical weapons. They just keep shaming Obama into doing the war. Now their talking about the geo-political interests, who wins and who loses. Next they'll probably be crying about losing the natural gas rights for Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

The puppet masters behind the scenes heads are exploding because they may not get what they want.

LittleWing's picture

Who benefits? Cheney, Murdoch, and Rothschild

just to name a few. see:

Murdoch, Cheney, Rothschild U.S.-Israeli Company Authorized to Drill Oil in Occupied Syrian Golan Heights

"War is a Racket"- Gen.Smedley Butler

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

Alright, let's progress the conversation now:

What will happen if Obama orders a strike anyway?

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LittleWing's picture

Well, I would hope

serious beginnings of an Impeachment process! ;)
(Hey, a girl can dream!) I would also point out that the regime change intended will not be interuppted, since US and Israel has had covert OPs there for the last few years inflaming /fomenting this civil war and of course we are and have been providing arms and dollars.

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

LittleWing's picture

The High Cost Of Saving Face For Obama

Here is PCR's take on that:

"If Congress endorses obama’s transparent lies, American democracy will never recover. If Congress makes itself the handmaiden of the executive branch, Congress will never again have an independent voice. Congress might as well close down. It will have rendered itself superfluous and powerless.

The loss of Western credibility is a huge price to pay in order to rescue a discredited president whom no one believes, not even his supporters. Essentially obama is a cipher whose term of office is complete. The obama regime epitomizes the degeneration of the American state.

Instead of voting on whether to allow obama to attack Syria, Congress should be voting to impeach obama and kerry. Their blatant lies, dictatorial claims, and arrogant. "

much more>>please read the full article:

The High Cost Of Saving Face For Obama

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

K so

what's your take, LittleWing? Or do you concur with PCR?

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LittleWing's picture

Hi Myke, I believe

if Congress votes EITHER way.. YES or NO and he goes ahead with a strike, then he loses credibility with the American people and the World. He risks setting off a powder keg in the whole region if not all out World War.

If Congress votes NO and he goes ahead, Congress will gain some respect and credibility with the people, but they will also be shown to be powerless against the executive branch.

I don't see a real win for Obama or Congress either way unless a 'FF event' occurs in order to change the public and congressional opinions. They want this regime change as a stepping stone to Iran and if this plan falls apart now, it is just a delay for the end objective.

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

from his lips to God's ears

Keep the pressure on anyway.

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Who are the traitors to the Constitution?

Surely not their first offense.

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Great to hear,

on a beautiful day!


Hope he's right but those

Hope he's right but those congress critters have been known to act like slimy weasels before. If the wind shifts, they'll shift. Keep the pressure up!

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

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Bring on the vote!

We the People are moving.


You know those who will vote yes are sweating bullets and

praying it doesn't come to a vote. I'd hate to have that one on my record.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix