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  •  But I think he SHOULD have been (2+ / 0-)
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    Sue B, splintersawry

    very willing to veto a bill he didn't like, even at the last minute.

    I think he should have made it painfully clear, in a joint session and on prime time TV, that if a debt ceiling bill had x, y, or z, HE WOULD VETO IT.

    And if it had those thing, he should have done just that.

    Of course, I think he should have been doing that all along, and not just now.

    He's trying to be the adult - well, be the adult. When the rowdy kids propose bringing the barbecue grill in the house because it's raining, you don't say it's a bad idea and then LET THEM. You put them and the damn grill out in the rain and lock the doors.

    If he tells Congress what he will and won't accept, and they send him something he's said he WILL NOT accept, he should veto the damn thing, tell them why, and tell them to do it over until they get it right.

    He doesn't have any other weapons. That's all he's got. Of course, they'll hold up any and all of his appointments - which is what they're ALREADY doing, so that's nothing different.

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