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Obama cancels LA trip as 'no' votes on Syria pile up



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President Obama has scrapped a planned two-day trip to Los Angeles early next week ahead of a congressional vote on a military strike against Syria. The cancellation of the trip suggests the urgency with which Obama needs to press his case to win approval from Congress for military action.


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“The president's trip to California has been canceled,” a White House official said. “He will remain in Washington to work on the Syrian resolution before Congress.”



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While prospects for passage of a resolution in the Senate look positive, the White House does not appear to have the votes in the lower chamber to win — at least not yet.



To bad he hasn't put this much effort into the economy and jobs

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If Obama really wants this he needs to understand that he's going to have to do the heavy lifting himself, this can't be left to staffers. When LBJ was trying to push through civil rights, he was working the phones and holding meetings from morning to bedtime, flipping senators and congressmen one at a time. That's what Obama will have to do to push this through, but his problem is that he doesn't like doing it.


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With his laser -like focus it should be a piece i cake





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I still need to know why Syria is so urgent right now.





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poor guy

I bet he was planning on getting in a round of golf too.






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We will see how truly corrupt shite is when a no vote is upheld.





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When LBJ was trying to push through civil rights, he was working the phones and holding meetings from morning to bedtime, flipping senators and congressmen one at a time.


Sort of surprising you compare civil rights legislation to an illegal war BBTAIM

when Clinton was trying to push intervention into the FRY, he was working the phone in the oval office and was supposedly getting a blow job while he was on the phone with Sonny Callahan (R) Alabama, seeking support. Maybe if there was some form of amusement for Obama in the oval office he would be there more?






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Maybe if there was some form of amusement for Obama in the oval office he would be there more?


Where's Reggie?






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I still need to know why Syria is so urgent right now.


Three influential pro-Israel groups urged US lawmakers on Tuesday to authorize US President Barack Obama to launch an attack on Syria, signaling a stepped-up lobbying effort for American military action.

The statements by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) represented the groups' most public show of support for US military action since the Aug. 21 attack near Damascus in which Syria's government is accused of using chemical weapons to kill more than 1,400 people.


"The civilized world cannot tolerate the use of these barbaric weapons, particularly against an innocent civilian population including hundreds of children," the group said in its statement, which was signed by AIPAC President Michael Kassen and Howard Kohr, the chief executive.

"America must also send a forceful message of resolve to Iran and Hezbollah - both of whom have provided direct and extensive military support to Assad," the AIPAC officials said.

In the ADL's statement, National Chair Barry Curtiss-Lusher and National Director Abraham Foxman said that "any nation that violates international norms and obligations which threaten the peace and security of the world must face the consequences of those dangerous acts."

And in a statement posted on its web site, the RJC said, "It is imperative that the U.S. preserve its ability to protect a credible military deterrent."








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If Obama really wants this he needs to understand that he's going to have to do the heavy lifting himself, this can't be left to staffers. When LBJ was trying to push through civil rights, he was working the phones and holding meetings from morning to bedtime, flipping senators and congressmen one at a time. That's what Obama will have to do to push this through, but his problem is that he doesn't like doing it.

yup

Twisting arms with "the Johnson treatment"











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Sort of surprising you compare civil rights legislation to an illegal war BBTAIM

Are you deliberately trying to misinterpret his comments? Jesus.






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Are you deliberately trying to misinterpret his comments?


No, I did no such thing, I understood and worked with his analogy, but I find that he would find the two comparable for a use of political capital and pressure surprising.






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GOP needs to push for Obamacare overhaul in return for support.....of course they would vote to support the strike and he would forget his part of the bargain.





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Why do people let him get in their face like that?





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Not that I think it's funny, but a Obamacare repeal for force authorization deal from Repubs would be awesome







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a want
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pistolpete23

Say what you will about LBJ, but that dude had massive balls.






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a want
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Why do people let him get in their face like that?

He was the President of the United States. What are you going to do?






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Say what you will about LBJ, but that dude had massive balls.


I expceted this was Toddy until I looked at who posted it.






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You can tell him politely to back the frick up.





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