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Trump was against Syrian military strike before he was for it...ditto for many Republican Hypocrites.

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Nope, it wasn’t racism or just being a traitorous Democrat that motivated Republicans to oppose Obama’s authorization to strike Syria. Wait a minute….

I guess Trump’s announcement from National Golf Club Mar-a-Lago that the U.S. attacked Syria wasn’t worth mentioning?
I haven’t heard pundits remind viewers how much trouble Obama had trying to get Congress to authorize a Syrian strike, even on MSNBC. Instead, Obama will always be remembered for not taking action. Well, that’s not true….
Raw Story: Here are the biggest Republican flip-flops in Syria that have happened over the last four years.
1.) President Donald Trump. Trump is, of course, the most notable person to change his mind on the merits of attacking Syria. In 2012 and 2013, he regularly attacked Obama for his desire to get involved with the Syrian conflict, and even suggested at one point that Obama would go to war with Syria to boost his flagging poll numbers.
2. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). In 2013 he said that Obama’s proposed military strike “cannot achieve its stated objectives” and could make things worse.
3. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT). Chaffetz sent out a tweet that read, “God bless the USA!” But in 2013, he said he would oppose the use of force in Syria on the grounds that he saw “no clear and present danger” to the United States that would justify using force.
4. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). Blackburn announced in 2013 that she would oppose Obama’s Syrian airstrike after being briefed.
5. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). In 2013 he said that “I have long argued forcefully for engagement in empowering the Syrian people, I have never supported the use of U.S. military force in the conflict.”
6. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT). In 2013 he said that he had “strong reservations about authorizing the use of force against Syria.”
7. Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX). Olson cited his experience as a Navy veteran as a reason for opposing the use of force against Syria in 2013. Now, however, he is cheering on Trump by praising the president for doing what Obama would not.
8. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL). In 2013 he worried that Obama had not done enough to seek a “diplomatic” solution to the crisis.
9. Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN). In 2013, the congressman opposed intervention in Syria on the grounds that he hadn’t met a single person in his district “who believes we should fire missiles into Syria.”
10. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO). In 2013, Gardner expressed “skepticism” of striking Syria and argued that he didn’t see “a compelling and vital” national interest in such an attack. On Thursday evening, he called Trump’s strike against Syria a “long-overdue action.”

A former liberal radio talk host who likes to ask the “follow-up question” at Democurmudgeon.blogspot.com



Source: http://democurmudgeon.blogspot.com/2017/04/trump-was-against-syrian-military.html



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