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View Diary: President Obama signs Defense Authorization Bill and issues signing statement (312 comments)

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  •  Let the hyperventilating continue... (7+ / 0-)

    As usual, all the gnashing of teeth misses a critical point...at this point these powers have been codified by the courts (as the signing statement pointed out)....but go ahead and ignore that problem....kicking Obama should really sort that all out.

    If you want to truly understand something, try to change it. - Kurt Lewin

    by anim8sit on Sat Dec 31, 2011 at 02:33:30 PM PST

    •  I don't get it either (6+ / 0-)

      It's like all the work the Democrats did to fix this bill was for naught.  We have a bill that changes basically nothing and that is after a lot of negotiation.  That House Bill was insane.

      I am not crazy about the bill, but honestly Barack played it pretty well.  If people don't like the negotiation process, convence their neighbors that ddivided government is a bad idea.  Give me 75 Democratics Senators and a substantial majority in the House and I think we can do some good.  Then we only have to worry about the damn blue dogs.

      Mrick

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