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Sat Aug 31, 2013, 10:38 PM

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

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.

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

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

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Reply House Republicans Refuse to Come Back Early from Vacation to Discuss Syria (Original post)
appleannie1 Aug 2013 OP
giftedgirl77 Aug 2013 #1
Cha Sep 2013 #19
frazzled Aug 2013 #2
David__77 Aug 2013 #3
MNBrewer Aug 2013 #5
kardonb Sep 2013 #14
Nuclear Unicorn Sep 2013 #22
Adrahil Sep 2013 #52
HumansAndResources Sep 2013 #59
gopiscrap Aug 2013 #4
MNBrewer Aug 2013 #6
broiles Sep 2013 #7
Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2013 #11
DWinNJ Sep 2013 #20
PatrynXX Sep 2013 #30
DURHAM D Sep 2013 #60
PatrynXX Sep 2013 #63
PatrynXX Sep 2013 #64
DURHAM D Sep 2013 #65
underpants Sep 2013 #43
backscatter712 Sep 2013 #8
kimbutgar Sep 2013 #9
freshwest Sep 2013 #13
Iliyah Sep 2013 #10
DeSwiss Sep 2013 #12
Hekate Sep 2013 #57
DeSwiss Sep 2013 #58
BOG PERSON Sep 2013 #15
kentuck Sep 2013 #16
Chaco Dundee Sep 2013 #17
pa28 Sep 2013 #18
obxhead Sep 2013 #21
99Forever Sep 2013 #23
Autumn Sep 2013 #24
Botany Sep 2013 #25
mountain grammy Sep 2013 #26
YOHABLO Sep 2013 #39
B Calm Sep 2013 #42
Efilroft Sul Sep 2013 #27
YOHABLO Sep 2013 #40
66 dmhlt Sep 2013 #28
Rebellious Republican Sep 2013 #36
KansDem Sep 2013 #29
DallasNE Sep 2013 #31
gopiscrap Sep 2013 #32
NorthCarolina Sep 2013 #33
former9thward Sep 2013 #34
Berlum Sep 2013 #45
former9thward Sep 2013 #56
jmowreader Sep 2013 #35
appleannie1 Sep 2013 #37
Llewlladdwr Sep 2013 #38
DFW Sep 2013 #41
Berlum Sep 2013 #44
Puzzledtraveller Sep 2013 #46
groundloop Sep 2013 #47
wisteria Sep 2013 #48
CakeGrrl Sep 2013 #49
totodeinhere Sep 2013 #51
totodeinhere Sep 2013 #50
David__77 Sep 2013 #53
Demo_Chris Sep 2013 #54
customerserviceguy Sep 2013 #55
rpannier Sep 2013 #61
B Calm Sep 2013 #62
Jester Messiah Sep 2013 #66

Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 10:43 PM

1. Well of course they can't come back early,

 

I'm sure many of them have town halls scheduled to continue pushing the defunding of ACA. A bunch of worthless shits everyone of them.

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Response to giftedgirl77 (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 02:07 AM

19. Yep and getting the tough questions in this case..

Justin Amash (R) gets Town Hall question: "Why would we want to trust insurance companies...?"

h/t ProSense http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=3570841

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 10:51 PM

2. They have to stay home in their districts to ...

criticize the president for playing a round of golf on this holiday weekend after endless rounds of meeting and negotiating on Syria the past few days. Give them a break: that's important work.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 11:03 PM

3. I agree that they should not come back early.

There is no need to rush this. Provided that the administration holds its fire, there is no national security crisis.

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Response to David__77 (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 11:34 PM

5. Yup!!

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Response to David__77 (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 01:18 AM

14. congress

 

why should they come back at all ? They never get ANYTHING done in any case .

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Response to David__77 (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 09:13 AM

22. My thoughts exactly. I wish the Democratic congresscritters could gain a similar headline

What are we rushing back for except to rush into something we don't want or need.

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Response to David__77 (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 08:19 PM

52. Well except for people in Syria who may get gassed...

 

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #52)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 11:03 PM

59. Because "Death by Cruise Missile" is so much better.

 

Dead is Dead. War is Mass-Murder. When "The People" proportionately and directly OWN the land and resources of the planet, there will be nothing to fight over. This madness, and poverty, won't stop until we get there.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 11:33 PM

4. fucking Republican assholes

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 11:35 PM

6. What's the rush?

Is the Syrian navy steaming toward Pearl Harbor or something?

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 12:05 AM

7. They come back early for the Terry Shivo vote.

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Response to broiles (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 01:01 AM

11. That was for God. This is for heathens.

 

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 08:47 AM

20. Terry Shivo was of such national importance

George W actually cut one of his vacations short.

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Response to broiles (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 05:47 PM

30. well that was the one of the rare times

I agree'd. Terry was then murdered after being taken off life support so her husband could have an affair. zzzzz brain dead my ass

No their argument right now is hey why isn't Obama caring about 4 americans in Libya (do'h) selfish

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Response to PatrynXX (Reply #30)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 11:15 PM

60. Murdered?

Ignorant hateful drivel.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #60)

Tue Sep 3, 2013, 10:17 AM

63. back acha :(

brain dead my ass. yes murdered. from a hateful husband. and will continue to clash with this one for decades to come. Ignorant BS. your opinion. What DU went Nazi on me and opinions don't count

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Response to PatrynXX (Reply #63)

Tue Sep 3, 2013, 10:18 AM

64. yes murdered

she was starved to death. (tortured to death ) i call that murder. people on death row get off better than Terry did

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Response to PatrynXX (Reply #64)

Tue Sep 3, 2013, 10:21 AM

65. The Cave is calling...

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Response to broiles (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 09:08 AM

43. Bingo! an dW actually came back from his vacation to sign it

Schiavo is NEVER mentioned any more. Ever. It completely blew up in their faces.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 12:25 AM

8. Obama can summon them to a special session, can he not?

Of course, Boehner can gavel it out five seconds after gaveling it in, but I'd like to see him explain that to the voters...

That would be my suggestion if the GOP's uncooperative - use his Constitutional power to summon them.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 12:49 AM

9. They can't come back because they have to keep fundraising for their reelections

They're only there for their rich donors. They don't care about the people. Money is their god.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #9)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 01:12 AM

13. AND they want to have a bone to pick with the CinC. Weak if he doesn't, tyrant if he does. Then say,

'Hey, don't look at us, we didn't do it!' while claiming they told him to ask first...

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 01:00 AM

10. They can't come back early because they must

talk about impeachment and how the DEMS are now the new McCarthyism to their "few" constituents.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 01:03 AM

12. The problem with putting the ball in the other guy's court......

 

...is that they then ''have'' the ball, and you don't.



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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #12)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 10:10 PM

57. The *advantage* to putting the ball in the other guy's court is that sometimes it's a hot potato...

... and they don't want it either.

This GOCRAP Congress has been ducking real responsibility ever since January 2009 -- and they are still trying to duck it. The whole world is watching -- pretty embarrassing for those of us still capable of it -- the question is: are their constituents in the US watching, and realizing just who they have representing them.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #57)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 10:14 PM

58. Yep, those cowards won't do anything substantive.....

 

...but then they never do.

In the end Obama will have to decide if he wants peace or war.

- And whether he wants to go down in history as just another American war-criminal President......

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 01:22 AM

15. thank god n/t

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 01:30 AM

16. The way I read it...

They don't give a damn.

But as soon as they get back into town, it will be the most important thing in the world to them...

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 01:47 AM

17. oh well

For once those repugs are right.there is no reason for us to worry about Syria.it needs to be left alone.ir will take it's course with or without us.ten years from here you might see it the same way.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 01:53 AM

18. Maybe Democrats should have told Bush they'd get back to him on Iraq.

Instead they developed an incorrect consensus in a false atmosphere of crisis.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 09:06 AM

21. Great news.

 

We're still fighting a pointless war entered due to emotions rather than reason.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 09:21 AM

23. What's the hurry?

Gonna cut into Raytheon's profits for the quarter if we don't get right on that "cruise missiles for all" (at over a million $s a copy) "humanitarian" bloodbath mission?

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 09:24 AM

24. They should get back quick, and handle that little sequestration thing first.

And then decide if we start a bombing campaign.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 09:28 AM

25. It doesn't matter if you are for or against or you just don't know about actions against ....

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.... Syria these Republicans are un-American shits. Tell me why the Russians in the U.N.
blocking actions on Syria or the Republicans in Congress blocking everything are any
different?

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 09:53 AM

26. Boehner still working on his tan.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #26)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 02:38 AM

39. No, no, Boehner has a tanning bed in his office.

 

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #26)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 07:07 AM

42. and he was the one who demanded a vote, lol

 

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 09:58 AM

27. This is great news!

That is, if you are a defense contractor or special interest lobbyist on K Street. Now they have more time to twist arms (money, money, money, money) to have these Republicans see things their way.

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Response to Efilroft Sul (Reply #27)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 02:41 AM

40. Like Senator Dianne Feinstein's husband.

 

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 10:22 AM

28. Boehner: "I got too many barstools to sit on and golf courses to visit to shorten my vacation!"

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Response to 66 dmhlt (Reply #28)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 11:36 PM

36. Boehner was secretly recorded while on vacation, the following is the clip.....

 

From the country club he frequents....

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 04:02 PM

29. Mention "Benghazi"

They'll be trampling each other to get back!

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 06:38 PM

31. House Will Tack On An Amendment To Defund ObamaCare

Or at least they will try even though it is probably not allowed by congressional rules and would further divide Republicans. Doesn't matter with this group.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 08:57 PM

32. Fucking shit stains

I can just hear the cry and wailing if the Dems did that to a Republican administration

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 09:09 PM

33. Good, must not be important. Maybe we can spend those war dollars on

 

something useful like educating our kids, or rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, or putting folks back to work.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 09:28 PM

34. President Obama has the authority to call Congress back anytime he wants.

The Constitution gives him that power. It matters not what the House leaders or the Senate leaders want or do or not do.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #34)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 09:36 AM

45. The Commander in Chief is giving the Republicons a chance to reveal themselves

As the callous, hypocritical, degenerate Wankers they truly are...

STRATEGERY

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Response to Berlum (Reply #45)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 10:04 PM

56. Ahhhh it won't just be the Republicans.

The Democratic base does not want another Middle East war and so Democrats in Congress will have to decide whether to defy the voters or give in to the MIC.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 10:31 PM

35. I think they're waiting for it to get worse there

If whoever did the gas attacks does another one while Congress is still on vacation, the Republicans will be on every talk show they can find, from the national Sunday gabfests down to a local TV station's "issues" program, screaming about how Obama is to blame for this because He Could Have Stopped This By Bombing The Weapons Depot and He Didn't. Impeachment hearings will follow.

Remember the little cartoon about the little Republican elephant breaking a vase then blaming it on the little Democratic donkey? It'll be like that.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 11:53 PM

37. Their corporate God's have to do the numbers to see how much they can make if we do bomb Syria.

If the figure is high enough, the God's will tell them to vote "hell yes". Hopefully if it is just a bombing campaign they will tell their minions to vote 'no' because the profit margins are not high enough.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 12:06 AM

38. Did the President ask Congress to come back early?

It is my understanding that he has not.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 07:01 AM

41. Wow, whoda thunk it?

The Republicans have the first chance they've had in ten years to vote for bombing some Arabs, and they'd rather sit by the pool instead? What IS that party coming to?

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 09:22 AM

44. RepubliWankers go AWOL from responsibility. As usual.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 09:43 AM

46. Seems like we have warmongers here.

The republicans will vote for war, that must be what many of you want. You all think this is Obama's master stroke, put it on the republicans? Wrong.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 03:43 PM

48. They needed to be back yesterday. The longer this drags on

 

the worse it gets. I think we need to act. I was not for going to Congress, but since the President decided on this route, I think we need to make a decision quickly.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 03:49 PM

49. Pretty disgusting that they're applauded here for their obstructionism

just because it's situationally convenient this one time.

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Response to CakeGrrl (Reply #49)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 08:14 PM

51. Obstructing war is a good thing. I don't care who is doing the obstructing.

We don't need another war. And that in no way implies that we don't condemn the Republicans for obstructing a lot of necessary things such as job programs. But we don't need this war so go ahead Republicans and obstruct it.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 08:10 PM

50. I wish they would never come back to discuss it. Then maybe we could cancel the war. n/t

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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #50)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 08:25 PM

53. Here here!

Anything that will obstruct these war plans is a good thing.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 09:01 PM

54. Good for them. Why is my party forcing me to praise the OTHER party? nt

 

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 09:21 PM

55. Sorry, but I don't see a problem here

It gives us more of a chance to get persuadable Democratic congresscritters to vote against the war. Not that I credit the Repukes with anything, but under that broken-clock-is-right-twice-a-day theory, and the Rethugs inability to do anything coordinated, this has to be something that they screwed up for our benefit.

If you're for the bombing, then this gives the President a longer time to make his case. Or watch it fall apart.

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2013, 05:39 AM

61. We're they ever there at all?

As far as I can tell they only made guessed appearances
To vote to eliminate the ACA
To vote against helping others
To collect their pay checks

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2013, 05:46 AM

62. LOL, what a bunch of loons

 

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Response to appleannie1 (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2013, 03:01 PM

66. Good. I can't imagine they'd have anything helpful to say.

 

I have a bad feeling that this "strike" is going to go off regardless, but the longer it is delayed, the better. So if the Repubs want to sit on their hands, good. Let them.

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