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House Republicans Refuse to Come Back Early from Vacation to Discuss Syria

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Nothing gets in the way of the Republican House avoiding work. Not even voting on military action in Syria.

House leaders issued a statement saying that “serious, substantive” questions were being raised regarding Syria and they are so glad that the President is asking them to vote because this is so important, constitution, blah blah – oh, and they are going to take the measure up on September 9th, which is another way of saying they are not coming back early from vacaction for this “serious, substantive” matter.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) today issued the following joint statement.

“Under the Constitution, the responsibility to declare war lies with Congress. We are glad the president is seeking authorization for any military action in Syria in response to serious, substantive questions being raised. In consultation with the president, we expect the House to consider a measure the week of September 9th. This provides the president time to make his case to Congress and the American people.”


Can you imagine if Democrats had told Bush they’d get back to him on Iraq when they were done with vacation?

This was to be expected by this House, after all, they are only planning on working 9 days in September.

And it’s not as if there’s anything major to deal with, like that debt ceiling threat they’ve been lording over us or anything. It’s not as if they should plan more days instead of less, based on their inability to even decide what the Republican position will be on any given issue. Nope, they’re just going to add Syria to the list and hope for the best.

Frankly, since they have already set historical records with their laziness and failure to pass legislation — only passing 4 out of 12 appropriations bills before they took off on yet another vacation, and when they are there they do nothing but try to harm America, we should be grateful that they are on “vacation” again.

I can hardly wait to see how they handle this “serious” matter. If it’s with the same gravitas as they approach our economy, we’re in deep Cheney doo-doo.

Bets on how long it will take them to try to use Syria as leverage for defunding ObamaCare?

http://www.politicususa.com/2013/08/31/house-republicans-refuse-early-vacation-discuss-syria.html

by on Sep. 1, 2013 at 12:54 AM
Replies (21-30):
jcrew6
by Jenney on Sep. 3, 2013 at 5:16 PM
1 mom liked this

Some came back before this article was written or was posted on CM.  They came back to listen to classified document meeting.  

Not because Obama asked them to...

because he didn't. 

Doesn't change the fact the words in this OP are full. Of. Shit.  

Quoting joyfree:

Well, looks like most of them did come back early after all... Good for them.


JustCJ
by on Sep. 3, 2013 at 5:24 PM
Bwahahahaha oh dear.
joyfree
by Kat on Sep. 3, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Oh yeesh--- whatever. I never said he asked them to come back, I was just noting that I thought it was good to see that many of them care enough to come back early so that they would know what's going on...


Quoting jcrew6:

Some came back before this article was written or was posted on CM.  They came back to listen to classified document meeting.  

Not because Obama asked them to...

because he didn't. 

Doesn't change the fact the words in this OP are full. Of. Shit.  

Quoting joyfree:

Well, looks like most of them did come back early after all... Good for them.




29again
by Gold Member on Sep. 3, 2013 at 6:21 PM

So....  are the dems just sitting around twiddling their thumbs because the repubs aren't present?  Is the Senate in session, waiting for the repubs to come back?  Were they even asked to come back early and deal with this? Good grief.  A lot of them were in DC over the weekend to get briefed.  If Obama was really all that fired up about this, he would have asked them all to come, and to vote.  But he didn't.  Which means that he WANTS to wait on this.  Which is understandable, with his little trip to meet with Putin shortly. 

Citygirlk
by on Sep. 3, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Rubio was there.

jcrew6
by Jenney on Sep. 4, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Simmer down.  I was speaking of your comment in relation to the OP/thread.  

Quoting joyfree:

Oh yeesh--- whatever. I never said he asked them to come back, I was just noting that I thought it was good to see that many of them care enough to come back early so that they would know what's going on...


Quoting jcrew6:

Some came back before this article was written or was posted on CM.  They came back to listen to classified document meeting.  

Not because Obama asked them to...

because he didn't. 

Doesn't change the fact the words in this OP are full. Of. Shit.  

Quoting joyfree:

Well, looks like most of them did come back early after all... Good for them.





joyfree
by Kat on Sep. 4, 2013 at 3:30 PM

"Simmer down"? I'm not upset... Have a nice day.

simple smile


Quoting jcrew6:

Simmer down.  I was speaking of your comment in relation to the OP/thread.  

Quoting joyfree:

Oh yeesh--- whatever. I never said he asked them to come back, I was just noting that I thought it was good to see that many of them care enough to come back early so that they would know what's going on...


Quoting jcrew6:

Some came back before this article was written or was posted on CM.  They came back to listen to classified document meeting.  

Not because Obama asked them to...

because he didn't. 

Doesn't change the fact the words in this OP are full. Of. Shit.  

Quoting joyfree:

Well, looks like most of them did come back early after all... Good for them.







SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Obama never asked the Congress or Senate to come back early. If he had, they would.

Can't argue from silence, dear.

Besides, meeting with constituents in one's home district one month a year absolutely is working.

Don't know about you, but I get paid by my employer no matter which of our offices - or even home - I work from. Pretty sure Congress and the Senate work like that too. Please think before you cast dispersions on Republican Representatives that you don't place on Democrats. It would make you look smarter and more consistent.


jcrew6
by Jenney on Sep. 4, 2013 at 4:11 PM
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Was meant to be a light-hearted response to your'Oh yeesh--- whatever" comment.  Lol. 

Quoting joyfree:

"Simmer down"? I'm not upset... Have a nice day.

simple smile


Quoting jcrew6:

Simmer down.  I was speaking of your comment in relation to the OP/thread.  

Quoting joyfree:

Oh yeesh--- whatever. I never said he asked them to come back, I was just noting that I thought it was good to see that many of them care enough to come back early so that they would know what's going on...


Quoting jcrew6:

Some came back before this article was written or was posted on CM.  They came back to listen to classified document meeting.  

Not because Obama asked them to...

because he didn't. 

Doesn't change the fact the words in this OP are full. Of. Shit.  

Quoting joyfree:

Well, looks like most of them did come back early after all... Good for them.








joyfree
by Kat on Sep. 4, 2013 at 4:18 PM
1 mom liked this

Okay.

wink


Quoting jcrew6:

Was meant to be a light-hearted response to your'Oh yeesh--- whatever" comment.  Lol. 

Quoting joyfree:

"Simmer down"? I'm not upset... Have a nice day.

simple smile


Quoting jcrew6:

Simmer down.  I was speaking of your comment in relation to the OP/thread.  

Quoting joyfree:

Oh yeesh--- whatever. I never said he asked them to come back, I was just noting that I thought it was good to see that many of them care enough to come back early so that they would know what's going on...


Quoting jcrew6:

Some came back before this article was written or was posted on CM.  They came back to listen to classified document meeting.  

Not because Obama asked them to...

because he didn't. 

Doesn't change the fact the words in this OP are full. Of. Shit.  

Quoting joyfree:

Well, looks like most of them did come back early after all... Good for them.










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