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Obama’s Sneakiest Syria Maneuver

The Washington Post headline said it all: Congress may pass Obama’s Syria proposal — without technically voting on it.

The Post explained:

“[I]n their bid to win support for the Syrian rebel training, White House officials have asked congressional leaders to include the measure on a temporary government funding bill … In other words: Under the scenario that Obama favors, there is no standalone vote on the Syria proposal itself — it would just be written into the bigger bill.”

Even Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) 13%, an enthusiastic supporter of the President’s overall Syria strategy, called the legislative process outlined above the “sneakiest of all maneuvers.”

Sherman concluded by calling for “separate votes” to avoid the “silent conspiracy of [presidential] empowerment and shirking [congressional] responsibility.”  Amazingly, there is bipartisan agreement that such a maneuver would be unconscionable.

The Heritage Foundation’s Steve Bucci — who saw service as an Army Special Forces officer and served as top official at the Pentagon during the Bush administration — told the Daily Signal, “As the representatives of the American people, the Congress ought to be able to show their support or principled opposition for military action without hiding it in the CR.”

Byron York’s column intimates the President’s motivations are partisan, with one Republican member telling him that his Democrat colleagues “want some protection…to be able to say, I only voted for it because we had to fund the government.”   But Sherman’s position indicates there is room for a rare moment of bipartisan consensus: issues of war and peace should not be tacked on as an afterthought to a temporary, stopgap funding bill.

“It’s one of the most critical votes we have,” Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) 89% said yesterday. “I think, for most of us, we believe that this is such a critical issue, that it should be debated separately, and voted on separately.”

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44 thoughts on “Obama’s Sneakiest Syria Maneuver

  1. OBAMA ANT GOING TO DO ANYTHING, BUT RUN HIS MOUTH, THIS IDIOT WANTS TO GIVE 500 M TO THE SYRIANS THAT IS HOW FUCKED UP THIS BASTARDS IS, WE SHOULD DO IS TAKE ASAD AND ISIS AT THE SAME FUCKING TIME YOU DUMB ASS . YOU FUCKED IRAQ UP AND THIS COUNTRY TOO, AND NOW YOU WANT MORE FUCKING MONEY TO WAST, AND THE DUMB ASS REPUBLICANS BETTER NOT GIVE YOUR DUMB ASS ANYTHING , HELL HOW MANY TIMES THIS IDIOT FUCK OVER YOU DUMB ASS’S, QUIT GIVING THIS BASTARD MORE FUCKING MONEY TO WAST ON BULLSHIT, OBAMA IS A DAMN FUCK UP EVERY THING THAT IDIOT DO HE FUCKS IT UP………………..JOHNNY

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  3. Nice to see that some members realize the voters are watching. Obama has revealed his true nature now let him wiggle. He promised action against ISIS with a coalition force he does not have and allies he cannot convince to act. His amatuerish skills in international deplomacy and total inability to negotiate any compromise are exposed for all to see. He is failure as a leader- the limitations his critics warned of are all too clear now. Who is he going to blame? – all the usual suspects are wary and have taked two steps back. He needs to read his US history with regard to sending in trainers and advisors- a little war in southeast Asia comes to mind. His arrogance will be our undoing

  4. Johnny:
    You could make the point better if you would use better language. You may even sound intelligent rather than sounding like a mindless rant.

      • Then how would you deal with the totally illegal, corrupt government we have in DC today? They control the media, and, through voter fraud, contol every key election, so that only those they approve of, the new US elitists, will ever be elected. It doesn’t matter which party’s candidate wins the Presidency, they do what the elitists want. It’s no coincidence that the DC area is now the wealthiest region in the country. The elitists condemn the wealthy, themselves, while controlling everything, so that they continue to get richer, while everyone else stays the same, or gets poorer. On the other hand, you’re right, the Founders were dumbasses for risking their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honors, for freedom. All their efforts have led to people like you, their descendents, who value your lives, and your possesions, more than freedom.

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  6. Last evening Mark Meadows sent out a survey asking his constituents, how he should vote on todays issue. I voted no because I do not want our lier in chief misappropriate any more funds. I’m not in favour of helping the rebels. Where do you think ISIS got its original training in the first place? Our CIA spent millions on outfitting the original rebels, now they are ISIS!

  7. When will this devil be taken down for all his evil maneuvers? What does it take to bring him up on charges? His actions are not in step with the American people and are certainly not “for the good of America.”

    • How do members of the military stand for this nonsense? This liar in chief is an evil manipulative devil, hell bound to destroy everything about America.
      Like to think he’s just dumb, but probably dumb like a fox!

  8. So show some balls and demand that this be separated or NO vote on any of it!
    Why let this little hitler, run congress into an inconsequential body. Heck, if they can’t vote on anything, fire all of them and save us some money.

  9. Okay, so the majority here aren’t fond of President Obama. Understandable. We need to show some chutzpa and contact Representative and Senate members to let them know how we feel. If they choose to disregard what we tell them, then they should be voted out of office at the first opportunity.
    Burying funding for sending arms and for training Syrians to keep American “Boots OFF the ground” is wrong. We are at war with ISIS. Our government just can’t admit it. I’m furious at the fact that 2 Americans were beheaded and we’re still discussing our options. #Sentinel

  10. Had president Obama acted last year to destroy ISIS when it was still JV team in Syria, perhaps ISIS was not able to enlarge its power capturing so many of Iraq’s cities, banking systems, and oil fields. It would have been easier and faster to destroy them, while in Syria last year. Now, it has gone too large, requiring us too much money, air power, and perhaps even necessary man power to stop them. They now have 30,000 men.
    They have been beheading hundreds of thousands of Christians, but Obama don’t seriously care about that.

    If they were controlled right there in Syria, perhaps our two journalists could have been saved and alive today. WH indicated that we don’t negotiate to terrorists? But in Bergdhal’s case, it was reported that WH paid ransom to the Taliban to release him, plus the illegal release of the 5 Taliban leaders in GITMO. Administration was Supposed to notify Congress 30 days, but they bypassed Congress.

  11. I can’t wait for this sneaking bonehead to get his just deserts.People start telling everone just what is going on. Remember their is more of us then them. I just know that he has more planned for us so get ready for anything. He is as dirty and corrupt as they come. And to top it of friends of the muslims. He wants to bring us down —-well lets show him a thing or 2

    • The truth is 60% -moderate through right of center registered voters never showed up for the last big election(probably most elections). The excuse almost always is, “What difference does it make, their all crooks!”
      Yet Ronald Reagan land-slided this nation twice, taking 49 out of 50 states the second time. Absolutely blew the Far-Left away; guess REAL LEADERSHIP DRAWS VOTERS ~!

        • Nah, thy didn’t want Oba-MAO even more.
          No these people I’m referring to just don’t vote period,
          yet knowing what would happen didn’t encourage them to get up call some friends and make sure the lying Thief-n-Chief didn’t stay in office.
          Ronald Reagan is a once in a hundred year phenomena,
          but he engendered enough Americans to wake up to start a movement. Yes there was massive fraud and every trick in the book used by the Far-Left; but my point is WE did NOT do enough and that goes for all the other elections lost to RINO encumbents or Far-Left wing-nuts; when WE are the majority ~!

      • Also such good “Catholic” voters decided “He’s a good man at heart!” (and “I’m such a cool, modern, person to vote for a black man–no one’s going to call ME a racist!”) Well, look what he’s done to our Catholic religious beliefs and institutions! Good Grief! AARGH.

        • It is a shock that so many people that should just don’t vote. Their votes at every election would get the wing-nuts out and keep’em out. Yet for Reagan folks came out of the woodwork so it can be done ~!

  12. Makes one wonder if our lovely gov. is doing the weather wars on Calif. so they can take over the land and move people out of there. people out there better wake up that is probable what is happening. Don’t you realize it yet they want us dead, so they can hog all the water and food.

    • ISIS lacking the weaponry to shoot down our planes, he will see to it that they get the needed weapons to do it.
      After all these folks in the ISIS are not Islamic, as he stated in his address to our nation, because he certainly doesn’t act like it’s his nation, to him no big deal

      • I fear they will get the man pads from Libya that’s the reason Clinton said What difference does it make now, Well the difference it makes is one of our war planes or worse yet one of our commercial jets being shot down, I say go after these people and find the weapons they stole quit hiding behind the B.S. and do something! you can bet our soldiers would want to get these weapons. What difference does it make? it means innocent people getting killed with our weapons that were lost.

  13. this maneuver also protects those who would have voted for it when it’s time to campaign, allowing them take whatever position brings in the most money – er, i mean votes…

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  15. It’s hard to believe that Congress or Obama himself could actually believe anyone – especially our enemies in other countries would believe a word he says or at the very least get nervous. There was no way he couldn’t contradict something he’d said over the past few weeks since he changed his stance so many times! I’ve never seen a more narcissistic person – he can’t stand to be wrong – he needs no one to help him make decisions – he lies to Congress and to the American people! What does he have to do for an impeachment??? No one would balk – he has even turned his back on black people. Bottom line – it’s embarrassing and he is shameful – more than time for him to go!!

  16. Obama is a fraud as are almost every democrat America should be sick of these people and vote each of them out in 2014 completing the task in 2016.

  17. The communist’s in the democratic party should be running for cover this November, there are no real democrats left, the remaining are all socialists.
    Patriots that love our country make sure you get people out to vote,to throw the jackasses out.

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