When life gives you lemons, make lemoniade

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    Yes, things look bad for the Dems this election, but not so bad that the voters are going to give the republicans 2/3 of Senate or House. So all the rights bullshit and scare tactics won't change a thing. We already have gridlock, so expect that to continue for another 4 years of Obama.

    In spite of bad news, here is why nothing is going to change.

    PRESIDENTIAL VETO


    Presidential vetoes are a rejection of legislation approved by majorities in both
    houses of Congress. Vetoes and congressional efforts to override them are often the
    reason for, or a reflection of, conflict between Congress and the President. The threat
    of a presidential veto can prompt the modification of bills moving through the legislative
    process.

    A bill or joint resolution that has been vetoed by the President can become law if two-thirds of the
    Members voting in the House and the Senate each agree to pass it over the PresidentÂ’s objection.

    http://www.senate.gov/CRSReports/crs-publish.cfm?pid='0DP+P,C>#P



    SIGNING STATEMENT

    A signing statement is a written pronouncement issued by the President of the United States upon the signing of a bill into law.
    They are usually printed along with the bill in United States Code Congressional and Administrative News (USCCAN).
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signing_statements


    EXECUTIVE ORDER

    A declaration issued by the president or by a governor that has the force of law. Executive Orders are usually based on existing statutory authority and require no action by Congress or the state legislature to become effective. ...
    Genome.gov | Legislation Database Glossary of Terms
     
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    Grid lock is always a good thing. It keeps things from getting worse.

    As far as the veto goes.. Never underestimate the super egoes of congressmen. One of the fastest ways to get votes for a bill is to have the Pres say VETO. That's like a parent telling one spoiled child no with the other spoiled one around. They may not get along, but they will and together to make the parents life hell.

    Here's hoping nothing gets done in the next 2 years!!
     
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    We already have gridlock? How? Between leftist Democrats and whack-job Democrats?
     
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    The Party of NO. Do whatever it takes. Become UnAmericans and secede from the Union.:eusa_whistle: Any of that dislodge your marble?
     
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    Oh yeah, I forgot things could get worse. I have watched the last 18 years pass with nothing getting accomplished, so you think that stopped things from getting worse in America?


    Try not to be on the next bridge collapse.:lol:
     
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    Hillarious... you guys become more unhinged as each day goes by. I love it.

    Face it Karl, the party's over. The American people don't want to become Venezuela or Greece... the want American exceptionalism, not nanny-statism.
     
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    I don't think you have a fat lady behind the curtains............
     
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    So much for an adult conversation.

    Bridges, roads, tunnel are all built by the lowest bidder. Why? The fed mandates it. Any state that doesn't losing vast amounts of funding, so much so, it's cheaper to re-build every 3-5 years.

    But hey, more government is better government right?
     
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    When life gives you lemons, throw them at people...
     
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    Or at least squirt the juice in their eyes.
     

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