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Senate Breaks Own Rules in Rush to Vote on Syria War

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by Josh Rogin
Sep 4, 2013

Senate Democratic leadership tossed aside the rules for moving legislation with regard to the resolution authorizing the use of military force against Syria, angering some Republicans and creating confusion on Capitol Hill in the runup to the war vote.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly approved a modified war resolution Wednesday afternoon by vote of 10-7 with one member, Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), voting present. The committee's action allows Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to bring the measure to the floor as early as Monday, following a break for the Jewish holidays. That would allow a vote by the full Senate as soon as Wednesday, giving the Senate a chance to pass a war resolution before the House has a chance to craft and pass a resolution of its own.

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Senate Breaks Own Rules in Rush to Vote on Syria War - The Daily Beast

Stalwart partisan politics in motion. Will Congress stop this insanity
 

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by Josh Rogin
Sep 4, 2013

Senate Democratic leadership tossed aside the rules for moving legislation with regard to the resolution authorizing the use of military force against Syria, angering some Republicans and creating confusion on Capitol Hill in the runup to the war vote.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly approved a modified war resolution Wednesday afternoon by vote of 10-7 with one member, Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), voting present. The committee's action allows Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to bring the measure to the floor as early as Monday, following a break for the Jewish holidays. That would allow a vote by the full Senate as soon as Wednesday, giving the Senate a chance to pass a war resolution before the House has a chance to craft and pass a resolution of its own.

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Read more:
Senate Breaks Own Rules in Rush to Vote on Syria War - The Daily Beast

Stalwart partisan politics in motion. Will Congress stop this insanity


Yep, that's why Obama had Johnny Quest McCain and Graham Crackers.....come to give him their Support.
 

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I'm going to just do ahead and take my Dramamine now. Over the next couple of weeks the spin is going to be incredible while Obamabots try to explain to the rest of us clearly inferior intellectuals (cough) how this is nothing like Bush's wars.
 

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I'm going to just do ahead and take my Dramamine now. Over the next couple of weeks the spin is going to be incredible while Obamabots try to explain to the rest of us clearly inferior intellectuals (cough) how this is nothing like Bush's wars.

I was just thinking that this is going to be Iraq 2.
 

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I see many differences with Iraq. To begin with, we have Israeli intel.

Secondly, Israel and its American supporters back intervention, giving Congresscritters a backbone.

Third, who runs a foreign policy by polls?
 

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Congressional rules do not have the force of law. They are simply rules and procedures for getting things done that can be and are bent when needed. The President asked for Congressional approval for his actions and they're trying to get a vote as soon as possible. Where's the problem?

Complain about the merits of Obama's actions. This is inconsequential.
 
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