Cokie Roberts: ObamaCare Would Have Been Defunded If Obama Lost Syria Vote

Liberal media members are clearly overjoyed that there’s – at least for the time being – not going to be a vote in Congress concerning a military strike on Syria.

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe Wednesday, NPR’s Cokie Roberts outlined the left's doomsday scenario saying, “If he had lost this vote, which he was clearly about to do, it would have been everything: immigration would have been down the tubes, you know, ObamaCare defunded, debt ceiling a mess, all of it” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

JOE SCARBOROUGH, HOST: Cokie Roberts, yesterday, let's talk domestic politics. Yesterday, Peter Baker of the New York Times talking about how the President - and it wasn't an overstatement - talking about how the President’s credibility was on the line like no president since Wilson was rejected in 1917. That, you know, he failed on guns, he’s failed on immigration, he's failed on so many things this year that the President's men and women were going to Capitol Hill talking to Democratic lawmakers saying, in effect, “His presidency is on the line, we need your support,” and they ignored that.

COKIE ROBERTS, NPR: That's right.

SCARBOROUGH: This is a big reset not just internationally. It's a big reset domestically for this President.

ROBERTS: If he had lost this vote, which he was clearly about to do, it would have been everything: immigration would have been down the tubes, you know, ObamaCare defunded, debt ceiling a mess...

MIKA BRZEZINSKI, HOST: Oh my Lord!

ROBERTS: ...all of it.


You gotta love Mika's "Oh my Lord" in the middle of Cokie's doomsday scenario.

Yet that's the way the liberal media were feeling about Obama losing this vote. And that's why so many of them went against their anti-war beliefs to support the attack.

Now that the vote has been delayed, you can hear liberal media members across the fruited plane breathing a sigh of relief.

Never mind that what's happened with Syria is that Russia has all but assured Bashar al-Assad will remain in power to continue killing the rebels.

None of that matters to the media, for it appears Obama's presidency has been saved.

Hip hip hooray!

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.