Explain to me again why anyone should even remotely consider voting for this man. (Don’t worry… I’m not going to. Period.)
How does he come to the conclusion that the bill can be signed?
But the White House said in a statement that adjustments made by a House-Senate conference committee had sufficiently addressed its concerns.
Remember, Obama’s reasons for threatening the veto were not our objections that led us to seek a veto. Obama objected to provisions that his staff advised would “… challenge or constrain the president’s ability to collect intelligence, incapacitate dangerous terrorists, and protect the American people…” in other words, to Obama, it was all about executive (i.e., personal) power, pure and simple. Fix that “defect,” and he’s fine with the evisceration of due process rights.
Thanks to provisions revised from the House-passed version of the bill, Obama, in signing this act, will still sign away your right to be tried and convicted before being imprisoned for life (or worse) if he… yes, the president by himself… declares you a terrorist. ADDED: And if there is any sort of judicial proceeding, it can be, apparently at the president’s discretion, before a military commission… even if you are an American civilian.