Vote Count Shows that President Barack Obama Could Lose Big on Military Strike in Syria in House


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.

Oh to be a fly on the wall for Obama-Putin 15 second chat.

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  • Comments

    8 Responses to “Vote Count Shows that President Barack Obama Could Lose Big on Military Strike in Syria in House”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on September 6th, 2013 11:21 am

      Harry Reid and those in the Senate who are considering a Yes vote should be thinking about what the people are saying. A Yes vote could be painting a very large target on their backs for the people to send them home in 2014.

    2. kashekamon on September 6th, 2013 2:44 pm

      how can you loose credibility when you never had any to begin with? he should of kept his ugly trap shut. the picture above looks like a spoiled child that didn’t get his own way so he shows a pouting pose looking like a brat.

      The situation is a Syrian problem within their own country. What happened over there is very serious but apparently the gassing of innocent people has taken place before. It’s just sickening and heart-wrenching. But we don’t want chemical weapons being fired upon us.

      obama cannot make a sound decision. he sent the issue to Congress in case it backfired so he can blame them.

      he’s also trying to divert a lot of attention because of all the issues he is currently facing in Washington.

      I bet michelle is fit to be tied because of all the trouble surrounding the a**. she’s already made the statement that she doesn’t like politics and never wanted obama to run for President but he talked her into it. Probably told her that she could take lavish vacations and have an unlimited amount of money for all her clothing and accessories.

      It wouldn’t surprise if after his office, which can’t come soon enough, dirt-bag will write a book containing lies on how he was mistreated as President. Hopefully he’ll be impeached and will not finish his term. Then we can start repairing the damage he has done, that, and proving he is not an American citizen, born in Kenya.

    3. Rightknight on September 6th, 2013 11:41 pm

      Diversions from the problems at hand: Illegal Immigration,
      Job Losses, Inflation/Economic Collapse, Handicapped Oil
      Production, Crippling Coal Industry, Government Owned
      Health Insurance Industry, Gun Confiscation, Kill Lists,
      Death Panels, College Uselessness, Failed Education System,
      and so on. This Syria stuff is a Red Herring among other
      Red Herrings!

    4. kashekamon on September 7th, 2013 6:08 am

      How are you going to know who’s who and what’s what over there….innocent people could be holding up in many places….the targets have probably been relocated and now in residential areas. There are Muslims fighting Muslims. Don’t forget obama is a Muslim, his loyalty would lye with them, not America.

      The fight within Syria has been going on for a long time, Russia is going to continue sending aid and ammunition.

      Don’t forget for one minute the 911 attack upon us.

    5. katts on September 7th, 2013 10:22 am

      Yep, were going to war. It’s about the money.

      Connect the dots – an out of control Syrian war could provide political cover for sins of great magnitude and “justified” solutions to many domestic financial problems. It would also continue to promote the ongoing agenda of the disempowerment of America.

      1. Obama has likely paid off the EU with the promise of additional American aid (US tax dollars) to bolster an imploding EU economy

      2. America pulls diplomatic staff

      3. The Money Tree: Poland, like Cyprus, has just confiscated private pensions to reduce sovereign debt (bail-ins)

      4. The Money Tree: US banking law now allows for “bail ins” like Cyprus and Poland that is confiscation of private deposits, monies, to prevent bank implosions (or likely any other excuse, i.e. war, or by executive order)

      Dodd Frank 2010

      If this Act is not nullified, the result of its enactment will be the mass destruction of U.S. citizens through economic means. The fact that this has not been stated openly, other than in the following report, does not improve the arguments of those who fail to annul this law.

      5. American destruction: If this Act is not nullified, the result of its enactment will be the mass destruction of U.S. citizens through economic means (it’s not been nullified as it’s a purposeful plan with a timer.)

      6. Obama’s narcissism: A known, certified, lethal narcissist who would scorch the earth to protect his ego, perfect for the Syrian endeavor. Think BP oil

      Excellent article: Narcissism/ Obama /Syria

      Two months ago I met an older man who claimed to have been in high politics in the 1970s/’80s. He dead to right claimed Obama’s education and support was funneled through his brother via the Muslim Brotherhood, which obviously our congress would know. He also included mentioning the Bilderbergs. Makes sense of Bush holding Obama’s hand. Fact or fiction?

    6. katts on September 7th, 2013 12:13 pm

      Money Tree continued

      When these Syrian “limited strikes” begin remember Cyprus (Feb/March 2013) was financially imploded within two weeks, the bank and ATM shutdowns happened overnight based on a Sunday night decision.

      So come Monday morning game over, withdrawals were impossible, depositors literally shut out. “Bail-in,” confiscation, was of basic cash deposits of over the European version of FDIC insured amounts, not pensions, like Poland

      Specific Big money was given an advance heads-up and got out.

      1 Natural Gas: Cyprus has potential untapped natural gas reserves. Hmmm…. Forced Bankruptcy fire sale?

      1a Natural Gas: Apparently Syria provides the physical path for natural gas lines to provide Europe (Especially Germany, a major player in the plan to implode Cyprus), with energy, freeing Europe from the bondage of Russian energy dependency.

      So, today we swing full circle back to today’s headlines that EU (contrary to the UN) has found evidence of Assuad’s gassing, which supports an American/Syrian conflict.

      All to the financial benefit of the EU and the American political agenda long term, after short term, your currently intact sons are maimed, or killed.

      Do we think our dead head congressmen can alone fight this preplanned US/European tag team sponsorship? Road kill

    7. katts on September 7th, 2013 2:29 pm

      Gauntlet thrown ..hint hint

      So who is the CIA going to pay to lob the first domestic attack missile?

      Hmmm….What liberal state needs a stratigic political hero? Better yet, what conservative state has the most strident political war mongers? Then the best of all worlds you can blame Bush.

    8. katts on September 7th, 2013 11:06 pm

      Scathing commentary of the US government destroying its own people and the world

      And justified

      Paul Craig Roberts:

      Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. and more……

      The West dethroned

      The G20 Summit made it clear that the world is no longer willing to go along with the West’s lies and murderous ways. The world has caught on to the West. Every country now understands that the bailouts offered by the West are merely mechanisms for looting the bailed-out countries and impoverishing the people

      How long before Washington shoots down its own homeless, hungry, and protesting citizens in the streets?

      Washington represents Israel and a handful of powerful organized private interests. Washington represents no one else. Washington is a plague upon the American people and a plague upon the world.

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