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  •  Same boat - also have to say this hurts Obama (2+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY, SaoMagnifico

    if not so much domestically, definitely abroad. While I don't think his impending defeat in this vote will have much effect on the budget and debt ceiling negotiations I think it will be pretty catastrophic for his ability to represent the country's interests abroad. While this is bad enough on its own it seems the worst part of this will be that it makes an Israel-Iran war much more likely (paradoxically likely involving a much more active role for the US than would the limited strike in Syria).

    27, originally OK-1, currently NY-10. Former swingnut.

    by okiedem on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 03:35:39 PM PDT

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    •  Is a defeat really a foregone conclusion? (0+ / 0-)

      I'm not sure it is.

      Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

      by MichaelNY on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 03:39:54 PM PDT

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      •  If not foregone it's definitely looking pretty (2+ / 0-)
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        MichaelNY, SaoMagnifico

        likely. There seem to be very few Republicans that will vote for the resolution at this point and it's hard to imagine anything close to unanimity among House Dems since there is a dove block of several dozen members that would be against pretty much any military engagement.  

        27, originally OK-1, currently NY-10. Former swingnut.

        by okiedem on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 03:43:13 PM PDT

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      •  Unless he has trump card for Tuesday night (2+ / 0-)
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        MichaelNY, SaoMagnifico

        I don't see how the House backs down.

        "What do you mean "conspiracy"? Does that mean it's someone's imaginings and that the actual polls hovered right around the result?" - petral

        by conspiracy on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 03:43:23 PM PDT

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