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House Republicans Refuse to Come Back Early from Vacation to Discuss Syria
September 1, 2013 at 12:54 AM

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?


  • Lorik1969
    September 1, 2013 at 1:13 AM
    Come on now, let's be fair! If you only got about 22 weeks of vacation a year you'd be miffed if your job had an emergency and asked you to come in! Those bozo's truly are a jolke. Or maybe the joke's on us....
  • joyfree
    by joyfree
    September 1, 2013 at 1:35 AM

    sidesplittinglaughterDoesn't surprise me in the least... How DARE the POTUS ask for their input? He was supposed to surge forth alone, thereby giving them another opportunity to complain...

  • grandmab125
    September 1, 2013 at 3:28 AM

     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

  • denise3680
    September 1, 2013 at 7:55 AM

    whether he asked them to reconvene or not, would they?  I highly doubt it, they have been bitch moan and complaining that President Obama needs our permission, he needs to ask us, now they do not deem it necessary to come back, even on their own, to handle this situation.  Now Fox is complaining oh we have given them so much time, they can move things around, which is the same argument that was made when Bush was all over the news about Iraq and going into there for war. But then they complained that Obama better not go in without approval, but now is saying that he could have struck earlier and solved this already:/   Personally, no, we do not need to go in there let them handle their own situation.

  • cherylw993
    September 1, 2013 at 9:32 AM

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

  • trippyhippy
    September 1, 2013 at 10:05 AM
    Why would that have been in his speech?

    Quoting cherylw993:

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

  • Sisteract
    September 1, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Entitled freeloaders-

  • tnmomofive
    September 1, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Do you EVER post anything that is true? Jesus woman.

  • JoJoBean8
    September 1, 2013 at 12:57 PM

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

  • grandmab125
    September 1, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    high five Some posters wouldn't know the truth if it walked up and 'smacked them up side the head', as the saying goes.

    Quoting tnmomofive:

    Do you EVER post anything that is true? Jesus woman.


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