President Barack Obama is about to lose a historic vote on military force in Syria in a huge way …
The Politico is reporting that Barack Obama is about to lose big in the House of Representatives on a resolution for a military strike on Syria. Obama never had any intention of taking this before Congress, but when the Parliament voted down war in Britain and the polls were so overwhelmingly negative against the war, he had no choice. Obama has failed to make the case for war to either the International community or the American people. Hell, he can’t even convince individuals in his own party to support this involvement that is nothing more than a Syrian civil war. The American people understand that Syrian president Assad is an evil man, but an attack on him is support for Al-Qaeda. As Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has previously stated, the United States is not ‘Al Qaeda’s air force’. How could anyone support that?
Go to The Other McCain and read an interesting article of the lib’s recent epiphany that Obama really isn’t the Obamamessiah after all … he was not they one that they had been waiting for after all. If and when this measure fails in Congress, Obama will not be able to blame Republicans as it will be the Democrats who vote no to a military strike in Syria.
If the House voted today on a resolution to attack Syria, President Barack Obama would lose — and lose big.
That’s the private assessment of House Republican and Democratic lawmakers and aides who are closely involved in the process.
If the Senate passes a use-of-force resolution next week — which is no sure thing — the current dynamics suggest that the House would defeat it. That would represent a dramatic failure for Obama, and once again prove that his sway over Congress is extraordinarily limited. The loss would have serious reverberations throughout the next three months, when Obama faces off against Congress in a series of high-stakes fiscal battles.
Several Republican leadership aides, who are counting votes but not encouraging a position, say that there are roughly one to two dozen “yes” votes in favor of military action at this time. The stunningly low number is expected to grow a bit.
But senior aides say they expect, at most, between 50 and 60 Republicans to vote with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who support the president’s plan to bomb Syria to stop Bashar Assad from using chemical weapons on his people. That would amount to less than one-third of the House Republican Conference.
That would mean the vast majority of the 200 House Democrats will need to vote with Obama for the resolution to pass. But Democrats privately say that Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) can only round up between 115 and 130 “yes” votes.