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  •  I don't see this as Obama's fault when (3+ / 0-)
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    otto, doroma, kat68

    from the diary:

    Both chambers of Congress quickly — and near silently — approved the repeal legislation at the end of last week by unanimous consent, just before heading home to their districts.
    So what should the president do? Veto something passed by unanimous consent? So he can have his first veto unanimously overridden?

    Seems to me the fault, if any, lies with members of Congress who passed the bill in the first place. But I would need more information before passing judgment.

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    by Pale Jenova on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 06:53:13 AM PDT

    •  This is a good one (5+ / 0-)

      But I would need more information before passing judgment.

      You're on the internet on Dkos.  You should know better.  There is pressure to get on the rec list, and to push an agenda.  Nobody waits for more information before declaring the extent of the conspiracy!

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      by otto on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 07:00:04 AM PDT

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    •  You think a Presidential Veto wouldn't change (1+ / 0-)
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      any Democratic votes?

      Do you really believe there is that little respect for the President among elected Democrats?

      What has he done, in your opinion, to make himself that reviled by the Democratic Caucuses in the House and Senate?

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      by JesseCW on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 09:05:23 AM PDT

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    •  Override in secret? (2+ / 0-)
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      A vote to override a veto would require a roll call, and every member would then be on record, Aye or Nay. In that case, it would not be a unanimous vote.

      The leadership might not even bring an override to a vote. They would be scrambling to cover their Congressional behinds by quickly revising the bill to provide more transparency, by covering high-ranking staff members, regulators, and administrative officials.

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