LINE ITEM VETO? Did that motherfucker say he’s going after a Line Item Veto?
That’s it, folks. Welcome to the new Monarchy. Massive executive authority in the hands of one man.
Why should this bit in particular chill you to the bone?
Take this example: A bill on topic X is passed, with a handful of Democratic proposals included as a bi-partisan measure to get the needed votes to pass. The bill gets on Bush’s desk. Bush croses out all the Democratic parts of the bill, then signs it into law.
He gets an Editor’s pen on ANY bill crossing his desk.
Jesus Fucking Christ.
Vote this year. Give this country a Democrat-controlled Congress, and maybe, JUST maybe, we can get this lunatic out of our lives.
EDIT: To head off the inevitable arguments from the Conservative Asshats who love to make unwelcome comments on this LJ: Yes, I know Clinton had Line Item Veto in 96. I was against it then, too….and was relieved when the Supreme Court ruled it Unconstitutional in 98. However, we all know that Alito and his buddies won’t say no to the King, now don’t we…..