Obama Cancels LA Fund Raiser To Work On Syrian Resolution

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After the horrific terrorist attack that claimed four American lives in Benghazi, last September 11, Obama saw no reason to cancel the fundraiser he had planned for Las Vegas the next day. He was in the midst of  a tough reelection fight and he wasn’t about to let a little bump in the road like Benghazi get in the way of scoring major $$$ for his campaign. He didn’t bother with his daily intel briefings, that week, either. His flunkies were working on a great cover story (it was all about a Youtube video.) He knew the MFM would cheerfully disseminate the disinformation, his minions would shout down anyone who expressed doubt in the story.. Everything was under control. Life was good for Obama. Why not party?

But now, it’s not an election year anymore and the media isn’t being quite as helpful…Obama is on the verge of losing the vote on Syria in the House – and losing BIG – like a chump  – in spectacular, humiliating fashion. 

WaPo’s blog The Fix has been updating their whip count on the Syria resolution all day and at this point, it looks like the president is heading for a disastrous fall.

In fact, it’s no contest. As of Thursday evening, 204 House members — including 54 Democrats — have come out publicly against taking military action against Syria or are leaning that way. Two hundred seventeen votes are needed for passage. (Note: There are 433 members due to two vacancies.)


Only 24 members are in favor of the resolution.

How bad is it? President Obama has cancelled a Hollywood fundraising trip next week in order to stay in Washington, trying to salvage what’s left of his presidency:

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.

“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.”

Drastic measures are called for including maybe even giving up some golf until he gets this thing taken care of.

See, after four and a half years of scandals, leading from behind, going over Congress’ head, hyper-partisan sneering at Republicans, and using every dirty Alinsky trick in the book, suddenly it’s time to drop what he’s doing and get down to some serious work!

Obama has a presidency to salvage.

GOP Congressman Tells Kerry: Obama Administration “Has A Serious Credibility Issue” On World Stage

Congressman Jeff Duncan spoke for many Americans, and for hundreds of his constituents  (who “to a letter, say ‘no, do not go into Syria”), when he argued forcefully that “we shouldn’t be drug into somebody else’s civil war where there are no good guys.”

And Duncan brought up the credibility deficit that is driving much of the opposition to the Obama administration’s war plans.

Via Matthew Boyle, Big Government:

“You know I can’t discuss the possibility of U.S. involvement in the Syrian civil war without also talking about Benghazi. This administration has a serious credibility issue with the American people. There are questions surrounding the Benghazi terrorist attack almost a year. When you factor in the IRS targeting of conservative groups, the AP and James Rosen issues, Fast and Furious, and NSA spying programs, the bottom line is there is a need for accountability and trust building from the administration. To paraphrase Friedrich Nietzsche, he said I’m not upset over you not telling me the truth. I’m upset because from now on, I can’t believe you. The administration has a credibility issue. In my opinion, Secretaries Kerry and Hagel, Benghazi is germane to the discussions in Syria, because as you stated Mr. Secretary, the world was and is watching for our response. But after almost a year of not bringing anyone to justice in Benghazi, they are watching our response. Mr. Kerry, your predecessor asked what difference does it make? Well now this is the difference, Mr. Secretary: These issues call into question the accountability of this administration, its commitment to the personnel on the ground and the judgment that it uses when making these determinations. The American people deserve answers before we move forward talking about military involvement in Syria.

The South Carolina Republican told Breitbart News that he believes Kerry needs to answer his question before anyone in Congress does anything on Syria. “I’m not going to let up and I’m going to keep making that connection for the American people,” he said. “There is a lot of distrust of this administration on Benghazi and nobody has been brought to justice. He [President Obama] keeps saying there is a ‘red line’ and if we don’t act the rest of the world is going to judge us that way. Well, the rest of the world is judging us based on our inaction in Benghazi.”

Duncan told Breitbart News that the Obama administration “needs to come clean” on the Benghazi scandal to be taken seriously on the world stage. “There’s a huge credibility issue here. Somebody needs to be held accountable,” he said. “I told him I’m very sympathetic about the children and others that were gassed in Syria, but we have four dead Americans here as well, two of which were Navy SEALs and one of which was an ambassador.”

He believes the House does not currently have the number of votes needed to pass a resolution authorizing military action in Syria. “Based on what I saw in that committee hearing today, if the House Foreign Affairs Committee is any indication of what’s in the full House, I don’t think the votes are there,” Duncan said. “But one thing I will say is I was disappointed that Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor got out in front on this issue and supported this without talking with us, without talking with conference. I think they should have done that before they spoke publicly about it.”