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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
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SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 4:32 PM
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Please don't confuse her with the facts.


Quoting grandmab125:

 Another bullshit post from you, Celeste.  He didn't ask Congress to reconvene...

From The NewYorker:

August 31, 2013

Going to Congress: Obama’s Best Syria Decision




SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 4:34 PM
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Nope - Just his shadow.



Quoting cherylw993:

Really, Obama asked them to come back. I did not hear that in his speech. Did he also ask the Senate?



SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 4:35 PM

We just need to discuss the truth of what O did or did not do.

He never asked Congress or the Senate to come back early. Everyone was ready to do so, but he didn't.


Quoting JoJoBean8:

There is nothing to discuss we need to stay the heck out of it. 



SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Check the truth before you comment.

Otherwise, it makes you look kind of dumb.


Quoting Sisteract:

Entitled freeloaders-



SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 4:38 PM

Big ol' Democrat fundraisers with celebrities.

Republicans go back to their home districts to meet with constituents, just average Americans.


Quoting skylight555:

Remember when the democrats go AWOL several times?



SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 4:40 PM

But a stinking pile of poois SO much more interesting than facts. And way more fragrant.


Quoting jcrew6:

OMG.  I don't know what is funnier. The OP, or the lib comments on here.  


Some facts for the small but supposedly 'open' minded leftists in this group. How about we discuss FACTS and not BS from liberal leaning POS blog(s)

Letter from Congressional Leaders: 

"“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,” they said after President Barack Obama announced he would seek authorization from Congress to launch a military strike against Syria. “This provides the president time to make his case to Congress and the American people.”




SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Well, that is true that he loses - but it's because of his policies, not his failure to call Congress and the Senate back early. Ya kinda have to tell people you need them back, if indeed you do..

The Reps and Senators have all been ready to come back if need be. But O likes to blame even when there is no basis to do so, and even when he has not asked them to come back early in the first place.

Facts are important things.


Quoting joyfree:

Yeah, I did...I was pointing out that no matter what he does, he loses... Yes, most of them are not returning until next week.


joyfree
by Kat on Sep. 4, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Opinions are not facts, too...

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