Washington Post: 227 lean no, 25 lean yes in the House, 181 undecided; 27 lean no, 25 lean yes, 50 undecided in the Senate
Posted on | September 8, 2013 | 5 Comments
In the House the Congressmen are leaning nearly 10-1 against the strike in Syria. 227 lean against, 25 lean for.
Even if 181 undecided end up voting for the strike, there will be only 206 yes votes, not enough to pass, however all of the congressmen voting for the strike will face angry voters next year and very high chance of being thrown out of Congress.
In the Senate, where only a third of the senators are facing the reelection, there is more support for Obama, however even there so far more are leaning against the strike, than for it. The third of the Senate that is due for reelection in 2014 will be very apprehensive voting yes, as the war in Syria is so unpopular. The tea party on the right and the liberal Democrats on the left will be most likely to vote no as well. Further Senator Rand Paul promised a filibuster, which will give Obama and Reid an extra headache, as it means they will need 60 votes and not simple majority of 51.
So it is highly unlikely that Obama will get the House, and it is also questionable whether he will get the Senate vote.
So, if the Congress votes no, what will Obama do?
If his marching orders from the ruling New World order oligarchy are to go to Syria, he will do it no matter what, however the Democrats voting for the war in Syria might lose their seats and GOP might take the Senate and therefore control of both houses come 2014.
We’ll’ see what happens.