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February 9, 2016

Congress Lines Up | Capitol Quip


Advocates of military strikes against Syria say that country’s use of chemical weapons is a red line.

Has the line shifted now that Congress is debating whether to authorize military action?

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  • Defend The Constitution

    David Hume noted our inherent moral standards when he observed that “the rules of our morality are not the conclusions of our reason”.

  • A. Writer

    I’m not even sure about SHOES on the ground.

  • A. Writer

    Obama is using this against his own people!

  • A. Writer

    Let’s let Mikey try it!

  • A. Writer

    What about the yellow line down my back?

  • A. Writer

    I thought the President was the one boxing himself in.

  • Freedom First

    Those who preach from collectivism’s altar attempt to justify centralized power with the fatally conceited notion that the order around us can only be maintained through the leaden threads of centralized control.

  • Aaron

    Hey! Who put this red line here?

  • S. Crim

    Does this mean I can play Hopscotch with my vote?

  • Dave K

    Is it just me, or is the red line moving around a bit?

  • mleb

    You put your left foot in, you put your left foot out …

  • Scott E. Conlan PhD

    Casting this vote is like playing an adult game of Twister! Take your best step!

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    See that shadow?

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    Step on a crack…

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    Hey, it DOES run downhill!

  • Bzrdhd

    Uh…Is there a right line and a left line here? Heck, it don’t seem to matter this time.

  • jlee

    I suppose one little step couldn’t hurt.

  • jlee

    This looks more like a trapdoor.

  • jlee

    Which British Imperialist drew this line??

  • BL

    If I can just keep my balance right here, surely Russia will fall in line!

  • BL

    So this is what it feels like to play political Russian roulette

  • A. Writer

    We’re supposed to vote our consciences. What are those?

  • Booberry

    If your foreign policy is hokey, you may as well be pokey.

  • JC0226

    “I can be for this before I am against it, right?”

  • jlee

    That’s the last time I leave the room when there’s a vote.

  • KMH

    Who knew we’d be saved by Red Square?

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