Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Congress Finally Beats a Bush Veto
Fabulous (and, I know, unrelated) photo from FireDogLake.com
I've written a lot of posts concerning the Democratic Congress' collective lack of spine (and ovoid, exterior male organs). But equally lamentable is the Republican side of the aisle, where they march in lock-step, and act as a rubber stamp for the President. No matter what the issue, you can almost always count up all of the Republicans in the "yea" or "nay" columns, whichever side the Decider wants.
So, it is heartening to see a crack in that unified slab. Finally, finally, the Republicans in the House split from the President, and helped the Democrats override a Presidential Veto. It's about time. Now, let's hope the Senate follows suit.
House Steps Up Confrontation With Bush Over Spending
A majority of House Republicans joined Democrats this evening in escalating a confrontation with President Bush over federal spending as the House overrode Mr. Bush’s veto of a popular water projects measure.
House Democrats also readied a $215 billion bill to pay for health, education, labor and veterans programs despite a veto threat.
If the Senate follows suit, it would mark the first time Mr. Bush has had a veto overturned, setting the stage for the biggest clash between Congress and the White House over spending since Mr. Bush took office. . .
Read on at: New York Times