President Obama is facing significant resistance from his own party to his request for congressional approval to strike Syria. Sen. Chris Murphy voted against authorizing U.S. missile strikes in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. But others, such as Sen. Richard Blumenthal, are backing the president. Should progressives feel any obligation to line up behind the president? If he loses, will his political power on other issues important to progressives be compromised? Or would progressives be doing him a favor by shifting his attention back toward problems at home that deserve more of his attention? Talk about it!
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