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  •  You mean the JOBS act (1+ / 0-)

    that passed 73-26 in the Senate and 380-41 in the House, i.e. with veto-proof majorities?

    You never trust a millionaire/Quoting the sermon on the mount/I used to think I was not like them/But I'm beginning to have my doubts -- The Arcade Fire

    by tomjones on Wed Apr 11, 2012 at 08:16:41 AM PDT

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    •  Why would Obama want to veto (4+ / 0-)

      something he completely supports?

      "For business owners who want to take their companies to the next level, this bill will make it easier for you to go public,” Obama said. “For start-ups and small businesses, this bill is a potential game changer. For the first time, ordinary Americans will be able to go online and invest in entrepreneurs that they believe in.”

      “A lot’s changed in 80 years, and its time our laws did as well,” Obama said, speaking from the Rose Garden.

      http://news.yahoo.com/...

      Everything this president does that is against Democratic beliefs, principles, etc is always excused as "he had to go it because of__(fill in the blank) rather than the simple answer -- he is a right of center politician.

      •  My main point (1+ / 0-)

        waspoint was that the bill had wide bipartisan support.

        You never trust a millionaire/Quoting the sermon on the mount/I used to think I was not like them/But I'm beginning to have my doubts -- The Arcade Fire

        by tomjones on Wed Apr 11, 2012 at 10:14:51 AM PDT

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        •  So bipartisan support (1+ / 0-)
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          turns a bad idea into a good one by virtue of Republican support?

          But your point was what you originally intended, that Obama signed the JOBS bill because he could not veto.

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