Where Congress Stands On Syria
Lawmakers are deciding whether to authorize a military strike against Syria.
Expected Yes Votes: 40
Expected No Votes: 229
Expected Yes Votes: 28
Expected No Votes: 32
You are assuming Obama wants a yes vote.
Before he became prez he was vocal about not getting into wars in ME and said the president should go to congress before taking military action.
Then he drew his red line and had to do something when it was violated.
So he gets off the hook for action he did not want to take by giving it to congress.
So if things get worse he can say he wanted to take action but blame it on congress.
And republicans can't accuse him of being soft if they are the ones who voted against action.
And if the Russian proposal comes to anything (doubtful) he can brag that he got Syria to surrender its chemical arsenal without the expense of going to war.
This entire situation has been blundered by Obama and his staff, he lost big. And of course he wants a "yes" vote at this point. He is not doing interviews, addressing the nation, and had his administration begging for support for 2 weeks for a "no" vote.
those "undecided" dishonest congressmen will surprise you. They are so dishonest that they are waiting for lobby groups to give them money. Vote is their power, and the dishonest congressmen are milking it. Vote for money. J**ews are writing check after check to buy votes.
Greedy, you have 40 yes votes and if those 164 undecided Congressmen all decide to vote yes you still lose. There are 229 voting no, its over, the winner only needs 217 votes, and with so many no votes and Congress running for re-election, I would bet at least 150 undecided will vote no, they wont risk losing their election
I thought they have to vote, I think what Congress wants the most is will a strike against Syria spread the violence, and where is the proof Assad`s Army did it, they haven't proved it was Assad`s army. With the Americans against a war or just a strike and Congress running for re-election they will vote what the people want in my opinion