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Advice to Members of Congress regarding #syria.
Apparently, somewhere about half* of Republicans in Congress follow @redstate on Twitter, so there’s a decent chance that they’ll see this advice. Anyway, I’ve been banging a drum on this issue all weekend, but I’ll bang it again: vote your conscience. Don’t feel pressured to vote against intervention, for intervention, for a different kind of intervention than the one you favor, or any other combination or scenario. There’s a reason why Speaker John Boehner signalled that he hopes other caucus members will vote to authorize, or why House Majority Leader Eric Cantor only intends to vote for intervention: they’re not going to whip the vote, and there’s not going to be a push to rush the process.
So don’t rush into this, and vote for what you think is the best, or more likely the least bad, option.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: As I noted here, I don’t actually know what the best option is. Every one of them ends poorly.
*The exact number is 51.5% of all Republicans with ‘official’ Twitter accounts. Apparently 97% of all Congressmen have Twitter accounts, so it’s safe enough to say that about half of the GOP members of Congress are at least monitoring RedState.