Eleanor Holmes Norton: Democrats Who Don’t Want Obama “Shamed and Humiliated” Will Support Syrian Strikes

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Democrat Eleanore Holmes Norton is a non-voting Washington D.C. delegate, so she won’t have a say on whether President Obama gets the go ahead to bomb Syria. However, during an appearance on The Bill Press Show, Norton expressed skepticism over whether striking Syria militarily is the only option for aiding Syrians. She also explained that the only reason Democrats are supporting Obama is because they don’t want to see him get “shamed and humiliated” on the national stage.

“I happen to believe there has to be a response. I do, I do believe in crimes against humanity need to be addressed,” said Norton, who then offered a caveat. “I can’t believe that the only way to address it is a slight bombing which will somehow punish somebody or deter somebody. I don’t know if there’s some way other than a military way to address this,” she said.

Then host Bill Press asked Norton whether she believes that the president would be justified in going it alone if Congress votes down his Syrian resolution.


“No, oh boy, no. I think it’ll be like the red line trap. He said if the red line you cross it. I think once you say, “I’m going to Congress,” you can’t say, ‘Okay, I’m going to do it anyway,’” answered Norton.

As the segment was ending, Norton explained that many Democratic members will vote in favor of Syrian intervention as a way of helping Obama save face.

“Oh, and I’d like to say, Bill, that if he gets saved at all, I think it’ll be because, it’ll be because of loyalty of Democrats. They just don’t want to see him shamed and humiliated on the national stage,” said Norton.

 

h/t: Newsbusters

 

5 comments
ole'skool
ole'skool

This is an act of aggression on our part, and it just won't work no matter what. If our most staunchest alliance (UK) voted NO,, then ThisCountry is making a big mistake.

Gnostic
Gnostic

The ignorance of our so called leaders never ceases to amaze me. What the hell difference does it matter if you are killed by bombs, bullets or gas? Dead is dead. And if our justification is the use of chemical weapons, then when are we going to bomb Israel for its use of white phosphorous against the Palestinians? How about our use of this chemical in Fallujah, Iraq? What about our use of depleted uranium? We have no credibility because we are hypocrites.

ShakkaZulu
ShakkaZulu

Which was why I said that this damn reminiscing that Black folks was having last week on the 50th and invited all these damn politicians to have more speaking roles than was necessary was a total disservice to what the whole march on DC was supposed to be about in the first place..That march was not so we could have a whole bunch of useless Black faces in high place as we have in abundance in 2013, these HNICs are now part of the same damn oppressive system that we were marching against in '63', they're now that cog in the wheel impeding our progress, all their asses needs to go, there are no damn sacred cows that needs to be spared, especially these old ass ones who're setting a very bad example for the young and impressionable among us to emulate

KevinSpruill
KevinSpruill

 “I happen to believe there has to be a response. I do, I do believe in crimes against humanity need to be addressed,"   yet you've had diddly to say about the needless continuing deaths in the democratic republic of congo? The rational behind our nation, killing people because their government killed it's own people... means nothing?

The motivating factor for many dems in congress will be that the president not be "shamed"???? give me a freaking break

ShakkaZulu
ShakkaZulu

This is what we've become as a people, a damn caricature of ourselves when we'll use skin privilege to condone the genocide of a people all led by this mixed breed brown face man calling himself an Afrikan, but because you don't want your man, your AmeriKKKan idol hero to look bad, you go along to get along with his bullshit lies...All these MoFos need to be voted out of congress ASAP, enough of the damn foolishness...SMFDH

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